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Pro-Life Wisconsin Announces Retirement of State Director Peggy Hamill, Names Dan Miller as Successor

 


On Saturday, October 25, Pro-Life Wisconsin’s State Director Peggy Hamill was pleased to announce that Pro-Life Wisconsin board member Daniel Miller will succeed her as State Director following her planned retirement from that role on January 1, 2015. This announcement was made at Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Annual Auction Dinner in Oconomowoc.
 
A veteran sidewalk counselor and longtime coordinator for 40 Days for Life, Miller brings years of experience in organizing and inspiring pro-lifers to defend the dignity of every human person. Miller will be responsible for all Pro-Life Wisconsin outreach, educational, and legislative initiatives related to Pro-Life Wisconsin’s ongoing mission to protect human life without compromise and without exception.
 
Prior to joining Pro-Life Wisconsin, Daniel Miller served as the Milwaukee coordinator for 40 Days for Life. Following a profound conversion experience, Miller dedicated his life to actively defending the unborn. Through his prayerful presence and compassionate witness, over 600 babies have been saved. Miller frequently travels throughout the state, speaking to pro-life groups and inspiring them to act on their convictions.
 
Miller succeeds Peggy Hamill, Pro-Life Wisconsin’s State Director for over 15 years. Hamill began as a volunteer and eventually joined the Pro-Life Wisconsin Board of Directors, where she served as board president for several years. The mother of 11 children and grandmother of 15, Hamill cited a desire to spend more time with her husband and their rapidly growing family as her main motive to seek retirement at this time. Following her retirement, Hamill will continue to serve as an active member of the PLW Speakers Bureau and as an advisor to Pro-Life Wisconsin.

Click here to listen to audio of the announcement.
 
“During her tenure as State Director, Peggy Hamill has led Pro-Life Wisconsin to unprecedented growth and effectiveness,” said Matt Sande, Director of Legislation for Pro-Life Wisconsin. “It is no exaggeration to say that thousands of lives have been saved due to Peggy’s influence. While we are sorry to see her go, she leaves a strong legacy of principled pro-life activism. We look forward to welcoming Dan Miller as our new State Director, and we are confident that he will advance Pro-Life Wisconsin’s total protection mission in the years ahead.”

Click the image below to watch a video tribute to Peggy. 

Hundreds Gather for Fun-Filled Annual Auction Dinner




Over 450 Pro-Life Wisconsinites from every corner of the state gathered in Oconomowoc this past Saturday to celebrate life at Pro-Life Wisconsin's Annual Auction Dinner. Twenty Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliate leaders also traveled from over a dozen counties statewide to attend the banquet and a special training event. 

Fr. Shenan Boquet, President of Human Life International, delivered a powerful message, calling those in attendance to persevere in their defense of all human life, and encouraging them to creatively build a culture of life and love. 

A delicious meal, fun games, great conversation, and the big announcement rounded out this fun-filled evening. We can't wait for next year! 

Click here for photos from the event. 

It's Your Last Chance! 




The March for Life is the biggest and most powerful pro-life event of the year! Each year, approximately 500,000 pro-lifers descend on the nation's capitol to call for justice for pre-born persons. You don't want to miss this event, taking place on January 22nd! Buses are filling up fast!

But don't wait---the deadline for registration is this Saturday, November 1st! Call 262-796-1111 ext. 10 today or click here to obtain a registration form!

Pro-Life News

Affiliate Announcements


40 Days for Life Vigils

40 Days for Life Vigils are ongoing throughout the state. Below are vigils hosted by PLW affiliates. For closing event announcements, please check our events page regularly.

Wausau Vigil
Location: Outside of FPHS at 719 N. 3rd Ave.
Hours: 6 am - 6p.m. Monday -Saturday.
Contact: Kimberly  715-675-2290, Mary 715-539-3800
For more info, visit: 40daysforlife.com/wausau

Madison Vigil
The Fall 2014 40 Days for Life campaign--40 days of prayer, fasting and peaceful witness in front of Planned Parenthood for an end to abortion--begins Wednesday, September 24 and runs until Sunday, November 2

Milwaukee Vigil
From September 24 - November 2, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life ... a groundbreaking, coordinated international  mobilization. We pray that, with God's help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city - and beyond.

La Crosse 

Vigil for Life - In solidarity with 40 Days for Life, there will be a prayer vigil conducted outside Mayo Health System -Franciscan Healthcare.

Sept. 24 - Nov. 1
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Saturday

Corner of West Avenue and Market Streets in La Crosse.

We are thankful that abortions are not being performed at Mayo/Franciscan. However, we pray that Mayo/Franciscan will voluntarily disassociate with the perinatologists who are abortionists. For more information, contact Jennifer Fisk at pfisk@centurytel.net

Manitowoc Vigil

A 40 Days for Life Campaign Vigil is being held in Manitowoc on the public sidewalk around Planned Parenthood. The Vigil is conducted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Planned Parenthood is located at 1100 S. 30th Street. We are planning to hold our Closing Event on November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vigil site. 
 
For any questions or clarifications, please call Rose Marie Derks at 920-323-9508.
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Courtesy Announcements


Pro-Life Mass - St. John the Evangelist Parish (8500 West Cold Spring Road, Greenfield) will host a pro-life mass on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm. The mass will be followed by a reception. The event is sponsored by the Pro-Life Committee of St. John the Evangelist, as well as the Pere-Marquette Council 524 of the Knights of Columbus.

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The November All-Night Vigil of Reparation will be at Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, 106th & Lincoln in West Allis, Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st . The opening Mass will begin Friday night at 8, followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration, talks, a holy hour for life, community prayers and confessions throughout the night, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 5 AM. Come for the opening Mass if you can; then stay as long as you like. If you need a ride or more information, call 414-254-2790. And please pass the word.

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Roll Back Roe Dance - Join Catholics from around Milwaukee for a night of fun and dancing! The Roll Back Roe dance is designed to raise funds for local pregnancy help centers. The dance begins at 7pm, Friday, November 14th. $5 entry fee. Young adults aged 18-40 are welcomed.
 
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October 27, 2014

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