San Francisco District Aux. Visitor Bro. James Joost (2nd row, far left), Superior General Bro. Alvaro Rodriquez (4th from left), USAT Gen. Councilor Bro. Robert Schieler (2nd row, 5th from left), Midwest District Aux. Visitor Bro. Mark Snodgrass ( 2nd row, 7th from left), Vicar General Bro. Thomas Johnson (2nd row, far right), and Canada Francophone Gen. Councilor Bro. Claude Reinhardt (3rd row, far right).
A meeting for new Visitors and Auxiliary Visitors was held in Rome, May 9 to 15. There were 16 participants, which included Brothers James Joost (SF) and Mark Snodgrass (Midwest) from the USAT Region. The opening address was delivered by Bro. Emili Turu, FMS, Superior General of the Marist Brothers. Bro. Alvaro spoke on “The service of authority and mission of the Brother Visitor—guarantor of the unity and vitality of his District.”