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Serra Club Manuals

Serra Club President Manual

This manual is intended primarily for the club president. It also will be helpful to the members of of the club board of trustees.

Serra Club Vocations Manual (Rev Jan '06)

This guide is intended primarily for the club vice president for vocations and other members of the vocations committee for club awareness activities. It also will be helpful to club chaplains and Serra club members.

Handbook for Parish Vocation Activity

This handbook describes in detail the types of parish vocation activities you can plan in your home parish.

MANUAL PARA ACTIVIDADES DE VOCACION (Rev Jun '07)

Este manual está diseñado para ser una guía informativa y ser usado por todos los Católicos interesados en fomentar y animar las Vocaciones al ministerio sacerdotal y a la vida religiosa. Decribe y lista muchas de la más conocidas y probadas actividades o programas actualmente utilizados por personas en diferents lugares. Todas las fuentes informativas citadas son correctas hasta la fecha presente, y son sujetas a correciones regularmente. Para obtener información al día, favor de comunicarse con El Concilio Internacional de Serra de los Estados Unidos de America (EUA), los publicadores de este documento.

Program Manual ~ Part 1 (Rev Feb '07)

This guide is primarily for the club vice president for programs an other members of the program committee. It also will be helpful to other club officers, especially the club president and club chaplain.

Program Manual ~ Part 2 (Rev Feb '10)

This manual contains program material designed to help Serrans enter into the spirit of the new millennium by coming to a greater understanding of God's love and their commitment to promoting and maintaining vocations to the priesthood and the religious life.

Serra Club Communications Manual (Rev May '13)

This manual is intended primarily for the club vice president for communications and other members of the communications committee. It also will be helpful to other club officers and anyone associated with club newsletter including the editor, the editorial board members, and all members of the subcommittee. This manual is also an important reference for anyone involved in communications and public relations at any level of Serra.

Serra Club Membership Manual (Rev Aug '11)

This guide is intended primarily for the club vice president for membership and other members of the membership committee. It also will be helpful to other club officers and district governors. This manual is also an important reference for anyone involved in the formation and organization of new Serra clubs.

Organizing a New Serra Club Manual (Rev Jun '08)

This guide is intended primarily for the club vice president for membership and other members of the membership club extension committee. It also will be helpful to other club officers, district governors and members of a district extension team. This manual is also an important reference for anyone involved in the formation and organization of new Serra clubs.

Serra Club Treasurer Manual (Rev Dec '07)

This manual is primarily intended for the club treasurer. It also will be helpful to the members of the club board of trustees as well as club finance committee, where one is formed.

Serra Club Secretary Manual

This guide is intended primarily for the club secretary. It describes the goals and responsibilities of and resources for the club secretary. It also will be helpful to other club officers and members.

Serra Club Chaplain Manual (Rev May '11)

This guide is intended primarily for the club chaplain. It describes the dual responsibilities of the club chaplain, both spiritual and practical. It may be helpful to other club officers; for example, when making recommendations to the bishop for a new chaplain.

Handbook for Serra Club Trustees

This guide is intended primarily for the club Board of Trustees. It describes the role and responsibilities of the club Board of Trustees. Since the composition of the club Board of Trustees includes the club officers, this manual is also an important reference for each member of the Board of Trustees.

Handbook for Serrans

This guide is intended for all Serrans. This handbook is a ready reference describing the history, structure, and organization of Serra International, the USA Council, Districts and Serra clubs. This handbook also describes the various opportunities for personal growth and learning through the training and development of leadership skills while engaged in the activities of your Serra club.

USA Council District/Regional Convention Manual

This guide is intended for Serrans involved in the planning of a Fall District/Regional Convention. This manual is a ready reference describing the process, planning, and organization of a District/Regional convention.

This manual also describes the various opportunities for personal growth and learning through the activities that are typically scheduled during the Fall District/Regional convention i.e. workshops and breakout sessions for training and development of leadership skills used while engaged in the activities of your Serra club.

In addition, the manual describes the opportunities for peer recognition and fellowship that are very much a part of the Serra experience.

USA Council Serra Club Audit Guide (Rev Feb '07)

This guide is intended for Serra Club Board of Trustees to establish a local Serra club audit committee. The Club Audit Committee can play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the Serra Club's financial reporting.

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Serra Club Materials and Resources

Documents, Forms and other resources

Constitution and Bylaws

Model Local Club Bylaws (Rev Jan 06)
Model Local Serra Club Bylaws
Serra Club Policy Manual (draft_mar07)
Serra International Constitution and Bylaws (Rev Jul 11)
Serra International Foundation Bylaws (Rev Jan 06)
Serra International Policy Manual (pdf) (Rev Mar 10)
SerraUSA Constitution Bylaws (rev2001)
USA Council Policy Manual (pdf) (Rev Jul 2008)

Leadership Development

Club Officer Postion Descriptions (revmay11)
Incoming Club President's Seminar (ppt - Rev Dec 2012)
Incoming Club President's Seminar (web version - Rev Dec 2012)
Parish Contact Program (ppt - Revised Jan 2010)
Parish Contact Program (Web Version - Revised Feb 2010)
USA Council Board Position Descriptions (revfeb07)
USA Council Programs Committee - Programs Manual Part II Program Themes Web Presentation

Membership Committee

His Holiness John Paul II ~ Address to Serrans
Member Retention Suggestions
Membership Articles
Membership Planning ~ A Perspective (ppt - Revised Sep 06)
Membership Recruiting Workshop (Jan 11 - ppt)
Membership Retention Workshop (Jan 11 - ppt)
New Member Induction Program
New Member Orientation (ppt - Rev Dec 11)
New Member Orientation (Web Version - Rev Dec 11)
North Central Dallas Member Brochure (revv07)
San Diego North Coast Brochure
Serra Club Charter Application - pdf (Revised Mar 07)
Serra Club of North-Minneapolis Induction Program
Serra Club Officer Installation Program
SerraUSA Membership Strategy 2008
The Spirit of Serra (ppt - Revised Nov 2011)
The Spirit of Serra (ppt - Revised Nov 2011)

Prayer and Worship Services

Adoration for Vocations (Sep 08)
Circle of Prayer
Novena to Junipero Serra
Parish Family Vocation Crucifix Program Book
Parish Vocation Chalice Program
Prayer Circle Request
Vigil for Deceased Serrans (Lay Leader)
Vigil for Deceased Serrans (Ordained Leader)
Year of Faith Holy Hour for Vocations (Leader)
Year of Faith Holy Hour for Vocations (Worship Aid)

Programs Committee

Baptism
Blessed Junipero Serra
Called and Gifted
Celebrating the Third Millennium
Christ the King
Christfideles Laici
Christian Hope
Ecclesia de Eucharistia
God the Father
In His Steps ~ Serran Renewal and Recommittment
Life as a Vocation
Mission and Ministry of a Serran
Mission and Ministry of Jesus
Mission and Ministry of Religious Life
Mission and Ministry of Serra
Mission and Ministry of the Priesthood
Mission and Minstry of the Church
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Program Manual - Part I Workshop
Program Process
Spirit of Serra Study Guide
Suggested Club Program Calendar (Rev Jul 08)
The Beatitudes
The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Liturgical Seasons
The Lord's Prayer
The Magnificat
The Mass
Triumph of the Cross

Vocations Committee

"Focus on NEW Vocations - What can I do?" Poster 1
"Focus on NEW Vocations - What can I do?" Poster 1
"Focus on NEW Vocations - What can I do?" Poster 2
"Focus on NEW Vocations - What can I do?" Poster 2
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Ask
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Ask
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Daily Mass
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Daily Mass
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Match made in Heaven
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Match made in Heaven
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Teach
"Focus on NEW Vocations" Teach
Adopt-a-Seminarian
Adoration for Vocations (Sep 08)
Catholic Scouting - Venturing
Five Star Program for Vocations
Five Star Program for Vocations (Brochure)
Five Star Program for Vocations (Bulletin Inserts)
Five Star Program for Vocations (Complete Program)
Five Star Program for Vocations (Resources)
Five Star Program Presentation (Power Point)
NVAW - South Suburban Minneapolis, MN
Parish Contact Program (Rev Feb 2010)
Parish Family Vocation Crucifix Program Book
Parish Vocation Chalice Program
Pray for a Priest Program Rev Jun 08 (pdf)
Pray for a Priest Program Rev Jun 08 (rtf)
School Traveling Chalice (mar09)
School Vocation Awareness Program
School Vocation Awareness Program
Serra Parish Vocation Programs
Serra Vocation Programs
serraUSA 2010-11 Best Vocations Programs
serraUSA 2012-13 Best Vocations Programs
serraUSA 2012-13 Best Vocations Programs
SerraUSA Report - New Vocation Activities
Spiritual Bouquet
the NET Connection
the NEWMAN CONNECTION for Catholics
Today's Top Vocations Programs
Vocation Appreciation and Affirmation
Vocation Clips for Parish Bulletins (pdf)
Vocation Clips for Parish Bulletins (rtf)
World Day of Prayer Poster
World Day of Prayer Poster (example)

Serra Club Report Forms

USA Council Membership Forms

Club-in-Formation Progress Report
Exit Survey
Member Transfer Form
serraUSA New Member Application

New Serra Club Officer Forms

Incoming Club Officers Report (Complete Report)
Incoming Club President Report
Incoming Club President SLPC Report
Incoming VP Communications Report
Incoming VP Membership Report
Incoming VP Programs Report
Incoming VP Vocations Report

Retiring Serra Club Officer Forms

Retiring Club President Report
Retiring VP Communications Report
Retiring VP Membership Report
Retiring VP Programs Report
Retiring VP Vocations Report

District Governor/District Governor Elect Forms

District Governor Club Visit Report
District Governor Nomination Form
District Governor SLPC Report

Regional Director's Forms

Regional Director Nomination Form
Regional Directors Report

USA Council Awards Program Report Forms

Distinguished Club President Award
Distinguished District Governor Award
Honor Club Award
serraUSA Outstanding Serra Award

District/Regional Fall Convention Report & Award Forms

Convention Host Committee Report
Convention Manual Survey
District/Regional Convention Report
Outstanding Club Chaplain Award
Outstanding Club Membership VP Award
Outstanding Club Newsletter Award
Outstanding Serra Club Award
Outstanding Serran Award
Outstanding VP Affirmation Award
Outstanding VP Programs Award
Outstanding VP Vocations Award
Regional Convention Evaluation Form

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