Huntington, Ind.—Kyle Hamilton, president of the Envelope Division for Our Sunday Visitor, and Greg Erlandson, president of the Publishing Division for OSV, will serve as guest speakers for the Huntington University Foundation breakfast series.
The morning gathering on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, will feature a review of the operations and activities of this local not-for-profit organization that has called Huntington home for more than 80 years.
Hamilton and Erlandson will share about OSV’s offering envelope business, publishing business, products, markets, and the number of people OSV has served.
The public is cordially invited to attend. The breakfast will begin at 7:45 a.m., in the Habecker Dining Commons and conclude by 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6 per person. First time attendees to the breakfast series eat free. Breakfast meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. For more information, please contact the Huntington University Foundation at (260) 359-4066.
“The Huntington community has kept the company rooted in the Catholic heartland, and it has kept its focus on the needs of ordinary Catholics,” Hamilton said.
“OSV has met the needs of the Catholic Church in the United States for many years, and as these needs have changed OSV has changed to keep serving the needs of the Church,” Erlandson said.
OSV is comprised of four major parts: the Publishing Division, Offering Envelope Division, OSV Holdings, and the OSV Institute, a charitable arm that makes grants to Catholic causes throughout the country.
Challenges facing the envelope business of OSV include a need for greater involvement by the laity of the church, increasing financial pressure on parishes and dioceses, and electronic funds transfer along with web based services and communication alternatives, Hamilton said.
“Pro-life, the family, immigration, war, popular culture, recent clergy scandals, and the ongoing educational needs by Catholics to know what the Church teaches and why” are some of the issues the publishing business has to address, according to Erlandson.