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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana res Brothers woman president reflects on Serra Club focus BROTHERS By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer This June, Delores Brothers will finish her term as president of a club that she wasn't even permitted to join 10 years ago. About six years ago, she became the first woman member of the Evansville Serra Club, after the international organization voted to accept women members. In 1990, she was asked to join Evansville Serra by her Holy Rosary pastor, Father Jean Vogler. "At that time, there was not a lot of information concern- ing Serra. It was a well-kept se- cret. When I was invited to join, it was not explained to me that it was an all-male organization. I walked into the luncheon and met 15 new members, and I was the only woman there." She listened to information about Serra and realized "it's something that I stand for. Serra's purpose is to support priests, seminarians and the re- ligious, and to foster religious life in young people. "I listened to what they were all about and said, 'Yes, this is something I really believe in." She was the only female mem- ber of the club for about a year- and-a-half, and then was in- strumental in bringing in four more women members. She soon was asked to become a board member, and she began her rise to the presidency. Although at first there was some skepticism about includ- ing women as members, "they accepted me really well," she said. "I brought to the club a differ- ent awareness of what women can contribute. Before, the club was based on camaraderie, good times and companionship. They were losing their reason for the club's existence and they needed to look at themselves." This year, under her direction, the club's theme was spiritual- Out : " " attended the annual Sisters' Night Out, sponsored by the Evansville Serra Club. The evening tea. bowling, Above, right, Benedictine Sisters Mercedes Emmert, Mary Hilary Fehribach, Gemma Get- enjoy pizza. Above, left, Benedictine Sister Mary Lee Hillenbrand concentrates strike during a game of bowling. Volunteers for the evening included Dr. William Schmidt. , Moehler ,AI. Gretler and Lynn Deput,y,.: , "., ?, '. .  , . ./,.! FINALLY !! "The music you've been asking for is here" .... over 50 minutes of beautiful music ,.,, exquisite Jdl'AI A__ . .1" Perf0(mance by recording artist Keith Wells... . Be Not Afraid On_Q_q00Eag/e's Wings ',IS Hosea And many More!!! Not sold in Stores r money order with the form below: "" " " - Cut On The Dotted Line ......... Qty Price Total Compact Disc $15.95 Cassette Tape  $12.95 Shipping/Handling $2,95 Total Enclosed State,, Zip, money back guarantee EIN 486-3977 off Hwy. 50 Ontgomery, IN RESURRECTION CHURCH SUlvftvfER SOCIAL / 5301 New Harmony Road (Hwy 65 Diamond Ave.) FRIDAY &00SATURDAY JUNE 7 & 8 e00eo " ,.e, 5 p.m. to ??? 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We really feel it's become an arm of the Church, and we feel it's the women who have brought that about." Her focus as president has been to "bring the group back -- in the one hour, twice a month meetings -- to give our time fi)r . ministry to God. Belbre we do that, we have to look within our- selves and find our own spiritu- ality. I think we did that this year. She added, "We wanted to participate in what Serra was all about. It's not social, and l wanted to look at the ways we can serve tbe priests and reli- gious and foster vocations." She said her Serra Club work has made her "appreciate the work the priests do and the sis- ters too. I see their loneliness, and that they need our support. Everybody criticizes the priests, tnd they don't really thank : them. "I have grown to love the priests and religious life. I see the godliness in them, and I ap- preciate them. They make so many sacrifices, and they need our support.  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