Since 1986, through its fund-raising and through the personal efforts of its members, SEMA has contributed approximately $200,000 to the ST Edward’s Parish facilities and activities, including the following:
SEMA has also contributed more than $50,000 to supporting community activities and projects in the Diocese and in Lake Country, including the following:
Clearly SEMA has been a “force for good”. Providing breakfasts for the Parish, and having a monthly dinner meeting have helped to give focus to the group’s activities in the past. But perhaps it is time for change.
At its foundation and several times over its history, SEMA members have confirmed an interest in remaining “secular” and NOT a part of an existing Men’s Association such as St Vincent de Paul or the Knights of Columbus.
Membership of SEMA has stayed fairly constant over the years at about 20 to 25, albeit somewhat static, and in recent years activities have been curtailed due to advancing age of the members and the fact that several members are away at various times of the year.
The SEMA Executive is anxious to enlarge the membership and is interested in any input from men of the Parish. Meetings are held monthly (except in July and August) on the 3rd Thursday in the Church Hall, and are usually followed by a dinner and interesting presentation.
Contacts: Kevin Stang 250-766-4123 Peter Withers 250-548-3645