Present at the meeting were the Chairman of the Board of Directors Monsignor Edmundas Putrimas, Ist Vice President Archbishop Gintaras Grušas, 2nd Vice President Father Jonas Puodžiūnas, OFM, LCRA Directors: Tadas Gintautas Dabšys, Vytautas O. Prunskis, Dr. Aldona Lingertaitienė, Fr. Nerijus Šmerauskas, Fr. Gintaras Jonikas, Dana Dabšienė, Dr. Milda Palubinskaitė, Kun. Gediminas Keršys, Gen. Director Jūratė Žukauskienė.
Congratulations to the newly elected LCRA Directors Dr. Milda Palubinskaitė and Fr. Gediminas Keršys who joined the Board of Directors, as well as Fr. Nerijus Šmerauskas staying for the second term.
During the meeting, all LCRA donors were remembered and honored, and especially those on whose behalf “In Memoriam” donations were raised to LCRA. In Memoriam: Bishop P.A. Baltakis OFM, Antanas and Aniceta Januska, Aldona Dabrilienė, Aldona Iannace (Jačienė), Henrikas Laucius.
The support of the Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid for Lithuanian and diaspora projects is an extremely important mission, supporting Catholic education, religious and youth activities, charitable projects in Lithuania and abroad. In a different situation than before during the pandemic period, the majority of applications in the first half of this year were sent to humanitarian projects, as well as projects covering a wide range of religious, educational, educational and media activities in Lithuania and its diaspora. Initiatives supported by the LCRA not only strengthen our nation but also educate the future generation growing with-in faith.
During the meeting, a new CFO (Chief Financial Officer) position was introduced and appointed to Dr. Algirdas Lukoševičius. A new Committee of Marketing and Fundraising was also appointed. Several major events being planned for the next year of 2021, if the pandemic is to be managed, including the visit of Cardinal S. Tamkevičius SJ to the USA and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the LCRA. Since 1961 the LCRA has been distributing collected funds for the projects those most in need.
We invite you to join our mission of the Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid!