This program is being rolled out by the National Council to provide a consistent orientation program for all councils and conferences throughout the United States. The purpose of the program is to introduce new members to the message “who we are and what we are all about” and to re-acquaint existing members with our “spirituality and heritage.” The target audience for the program is existing members, new members, prospective members, and interested parties.
New Vincentians benefit tremendously from this program because it provides an overview of the history, spirituality, organization, and current endeavors of the Society, as well as in-depth home visit segment. However, even the most experienced Vincentians have gained new insights by attending the Ozanam Orientation. Of great importance is the sharing and learning that takes place when members of different conferences come together and have opportunities to interact with each other throughout the course of the program.