Quadrennial Convention 2020
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
The 1921 Nobel prize winner could perhaps offer help today. COVID -19 has disrupted all of our lives, including members of Western Catholic Union, but on Friday, August 7th, 2020, WCU proved not to let our health concerns stop us from looking to the future. There are opportunities to seize.
For the first time ever, WCU held it’s Quadrennial Convention via a virtual meeting, with 71 delegates tuned in from eight different locations.
Five Quincyans were voted to the Board of Trustees to lead the society for the next few years. Quincy native Bob Moore was elected for the first time, and he will join Michael Bickhaus, Philip Hildebrand Jr. James Obert Sr., and Linda Moore on the nine-person Board.
“I am excited to be part of this fraternal organization for many reasons,” new Trustee Bob Moore said.
“Our charitable causes helping so many people in the communities we serve and the protection for life and retirement savings is so critical to our members and I am very excited to help set policy and grow the WCU from a Board perspective.”
WCU has a branch in 21 communities. Since 2009, those branches have raised more than $6.7 million for charities in their local communities.
“Western Catholic Union has been around since 1877 serving many Catholic families well both financially and fraternally. It is my desire to continue this tradition,” Obert said. “We have had great leaders through the years. I am pleased to have been a part of this as a board member since 1992. The future presents many challenges for our organization and the board will be faced with making many decisions in assuring the members investment in our company is protected. It is my duty as a board member to work with the management team and membership to determine a forward path that leads us successfully into the future.”
“WCU will have a successful future with all of us Board members, officers, staff, delegates and members pulling together to carry out its mission of providing its members with the best insurance products it can offer to secure their financial future and, more importantly, satisfy their social and spiritual needs,” said Bickhaus.