Council of Catholic Women

Summary: St. Helen CCW supports, educates, and empowers all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. Our programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world. St. Helen CCW is an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women, the Florida CCW, and the Palm Beach Diocesan CCW.

Events & Activities: St. Helen CCW serves and supports our community in various ways throughout the year. Our CCW fundraising events include the Fall and Spring Card Parties, a Spring Fashion Show and Chocolate Sunday. Our donations and fundraising funds have benefited the Angel Program, Samaritan Center for the Homeless, Women’s Care Center, St. Helen Harvest Festival, St. Helen Catholic School (Adopt and Class & Scholarship fund), Outreach, Youth on a Mission, St. Helen Vacation Bible School and the Annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner just to name a few! We also meet annually with our legislators during the Catholic Days at the Capitol.

Time Commitment: We promote a variety of programs and projects, enabling each member to lead or participate as she chooses.

Meetings: St.Helen CCW meets the first Tuesday of the month from September – May at 9:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (923 19th Place, Vero Beach).

Contact: Ellen Elia (President), 772-217-2490, E: or Laura Lewis (VP), 772-567-5129 E:

SEASON KICK OFF MEETING: Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus (923 19th Pl). ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME! We are collecting school supplies for the SHCS teachers (they have a list of needed items). Please contact Laura Lewis for the list, 567-5129.

President: Ellen Elia
Vice President: Laura Lewis
Treasurer: Pat Tressler
Recording Secretary: Patti Battista
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Howard

Spirituality: Janet Fraley
Leadership: Pat DiGeorge
Service: Gail Boatwright
Parliamentarian: Millie DelGrosso
Legislation: Shawn Wise
Historian: Vita Rokaw
Deanery: Kathi Inzano
Special Events: Karen Egan