For the 70th time in the history of the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the UOC of the USA, delegates from various chapters of parish families from across the country have gathered in Woonsocket/Warwick, RI for their annual Convention. The hosts for this year’s Convention is the Senior UOL Chapters and, in fact, all the parishioners of Holy Archangel Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of Woonsocket, RI. What follows below is an outline of activities for the next several days of the Convention.
The convention began on a spiritual note with the prayer offered before the first business session was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th. Following the Invocation offered by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Pledge of Allegiance to the USA flag, the singing of the USA National Anthem, opening remarks and greetings were expressed by Senior and Junior UOL National Executive Board Presidents John Holowko and Orest Mahlay. Convention Spiritual Advisor Rev. Fr. Borislav Kroner, Sr. Convention Committee chairman Cindy Charest welcomed all the guests to Road Island and offered the full services and assistance of the hosting chapter.
The first formal session of the day concluded with the approval of formal Agenda, Minutes, Financial Records and Audit Reports.