It was officially launched on the evening of Monday 12 September. It took place in the presence of the Vicar General of the diocese of Treviso, Don Giuliano Brugnotto the inaugural session of the new board of directors of the “Centro della Famiglia” Foundationin the seat of via San Nicolò 60 of the Diocesan Institute of Culture and Family Pastoral. Women’s representation is growing for the first time in the history of the Foundation formally established in 1981.
In addition to Antonella Santi’s confirmation, the ben designation 3 new councilors in fact brings in the majority the number of women in the board of 7 members in office for the next five years. Another big news, theunprecedented assignment of the office of deputy director to a lay member, Roberto Miottoborn in 1976, lawyer from Ponte di Piave. As a sign of continuity, the management was entrusted to Professor Don Francesco Pesce, professor of theology at the Theological Faculty of Triveneto, former president of the Foundation. Also confirmed the position of treasurer to Adriano Bordignon, director of the Family Consultancy and President of the Forum of Family Associations of the Veneto.
A board that, following the appointments conferred by the Bishop of Treviso, Monsingor Michele Tomasi, after consultation with the volunteers of the Family Centerbetween confirmations and new entries, it is ready to collect the legacy of the experience gained and put it to use in future scenarios, for an institution that is increasingly attentive to the needs of families and the community.
“I am happy to start a new phase of the Family Center with the new Board of Directors,” he says Professor Don Francesco Pesce. «A fruitful history that starts from afar and that, thanks to the heritage of study and in-depth study, the generosity and skills of the interpreters, is destined to bear much fruit. Also because of the pandemic and its consequences, we are faced with new challenges in taking care of family relationships, supporting those who are more fragile, offering tools to those who want to grow. We want to take the needs of today’s families seriously and we are convinced that these constitute the hub of the well-being of our territory. We feel the primary task of supporting families so that they are protagonists in the care of local communities and the Common Good, trying to build bridges and social cohesion. As a Family Center we wish to continue to be spokespersons for the needs of families and interlocutors with public institutions, making available our wealth of skills and our network of families for the construction of a social environment that recognizes the value of stable, inclusive relationships. , capable of supporting and thinking about the future. We would like to be – continues Don Francesco Pesce – an expression of an outgoing Church, as Pope Francis says, capable of staying on the road, of walking with the people of today, of raising those who get hurt, of enthusing and looking ahead. Thanks to the many volunteers who have prepared themselves with training courses, the professionals and the various collaborators who make up the team with which to promote the good of families ».
Below is the list of new councilors nominated among the volunteers of the Family Center.
Davide Giorgi, born in 1964, entrepreneur, from Castello di Godego
Antonella Santi, born in 1964, accountant, from San Martino di Lupari
Roberto Miotto, born in 1976, lawyer, from Ponte di Piave (deputy director)
Nicola Poloniato, born in 1968, sales agent, from Montebelluna
Silvia Prearo, born in 1971, lawyer, from Treviso
Paola Rossi, born in 1973, office worker, from Ponzano Veneto
Mariella Salvadori, born in 1955, retired, from Ponzano Veneto