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ACCW learn about human trafficking

Police officers address women at first quarterly meeting

By Connie Kepros

ACCW Decorah Deanery President

PROTIVIN — ACCW members of the Decorah Deanery attended the First Quarterly Meeting
held Tues., Feb. 23. in Protivin, IA. Howard Co. Patrolmen, Tim Beckman and Adam Hansen gave an informative presentation and
discussion on Trafficking and Drugs.

Msgr. Cletus Hawes of St. Patrick Parish, Waukon, Spiritual Advisor for the
NE Iowa Deanery, celebrated Mass at 5:00. Deacon Jimj Zaijcek,Principal
of Trinity School, assisted.

All Catholic Women in the Archdiocese of Dubuque are members.
Several of the 41 parishes in the Deanery were represented for the Mass, as well as
a meal and meeting which followed in the Protivin Community Center.

Patrolmen Beckman and Hansen gave many insights into the problem of today’s increasing slavery
as seen in human trafficking, especially in our urban areas. Drug addiction continues to be a serious problem in our local
communities. Awareness and education of these issues help to make a difference in
our society for those victimized or for someone we know. The Hot Line no.
is 855-617-2288.