San Mateo Serra Club elects new leader
July 24th, 2012
Leading the San Mateo Serra Club into its new year of supporting and mining vocations is president Jeanette Cook-Barrett. Jeanette and her husband John Barrett are members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Burlingame and joined the Serra Club four years ago at the encouragement of longtime Serran Jamie Casey.
“Jeanette brings passion, devotion and imagination to the position,” Casey said in a note to membership in a recent club newsletter. “Great things are expected and will certainly be achieved under her leadership.”
“This year, along with our continuingly successful elementary and high school essay contest our goal will be to concentrate on increasing our prayers for priests and religious, developing additional avenues for fundraising to benefit the effort of increasing vocations and gaining new membership,” Cook-Barrett told Catholic San Francisco. “Our members are more like a small family, and our prayers are heard.”
Cook-Barrett said she will follow the professional and successful work of presidents who served before her as leaders of the 18-member club. “But I hope less to make them proud of my earnest efforts, than to continue to give the greatest glory and praise to our God,” she said.
For information about joining or helping the San Mateo Serra Club contact Deacon Jim Shea at (650) 218-6351.
From July 27, 2012 issue of Catholic San Francisco.