First meetings of the new International Executive Board


A fruit of the International Convention’s deliberations last year is that along with the International Executive Committee, which consists of the General Praeses, Msgr. Ottmar Dillenburg, the General Secretary Dr. Markus Demele, and the Managing Director Karin Wollgarten, an International Executive Board will now represent all continents with Kolping Families at regular meetings at the General Secretariat in Cologne.

Dancille Mujawamariya from Rwanda, Rufino Rodriguez from Honduras, Paul Nguyen Huu Nghia from Vietnam, Thomas Dörflinger from Germany, and Erich Reischmann from Switzerland have now attended the first sessions in Cologne.

In addition to getting to know the various staff members and their tasks at the General Secretariat, the long-term development of the Association and ways of accompanying the National Kolping associations were discussed.

The International Executive Board will focus particularly on the support of the local associations in their efforts to attract new members.  Sustainable development projects are an important tool for establishing new Kolping Families and to enable them as competent volunteer groups for the use in Church and society.

A leading team from all Kolping continents that has gone to work with zest for action and the desire to develop.