Edmonton Human Rights Committee (EHRC) Meeting Minutes Dec 14, 2017

Edmonton Human Rights Committee (EHRC) meeting - 14 December 2017

Meeting called to order at  6:45pm by Vice Chairperson Kim Cardinal

In attendance

Kim Cardinal

Member: Patty Jessome Member: Charmaine Nelson Member: Mavis Callihoo Member: Mildred Ncube Member: Colette Lee

PSAC Representative(s) present: Carm Chan, Nina Babcook

Absent: James Somers

*No meeting minutes from 5 October 2017 provided

*No Agenda for 5 October 2017 provided

Motion to discuss Agenda dated 12 September 2017 by Kim Cardinal, (2"d) Patty Jessome

  • Agenda for the meeting dated 12 September 2017 was discussed - no modifications noted

EHRC meeting minutes dated 12 September 2017

  • 1 Patty Jessome
  • (2"d) Colette Lee
  • Motion to move minutes for this meeting dated 12 September 2017 - approved

Treasurer's Report:

  • Provided by Carm Chan: account balance - $5135.83
  • outstanding cheque (Poppy Fund) $145.00

New  Business

  • Motion: Top priority: Banking - signing authority
  • (1st) Kim Cardinal
  • (2nd) Patty Jessome
  • Resolved: Motion approved - carried
  • Motion: Schedule Dream Catcher Presentation -originally tabled to 5 October 2017
  • (1st) Charmaine Nelson
  • (2nd) Patty Jessome
  • Resolution: tabled until next EHRC meeting -DTBA
  • Motion: Talking Stick event - tentatively scheduled for February 2018 - exact date TBA
  • (1st) Kim Cardinal
  • (2nd) Deb Basaraba
  • Resolution: table until next EHRC meeting - DTBA

EHRC discussion: attendance down; low moral; difficult year

EHRC Election

For the position  of Chairperson:

Mavis Callihoo: nominated by (1st) Patty Jesoome: (2nd) Kim Cardinal Additional nominations opened to the floor

Mildred Ncube: nominated by (1st) Charmaine Nelson: (2nd) Mavis Callihoo

Additional nominations opened to the floor I none noted: closed I Mavis Callihoo accepted the nomination I Mildred Mcube accepted the nomination/ voted by secret ballot/ Mavis Callihoo was elected as 2018 Chai rperson for the Edmonton Human Rights Committee

For the position of Vice Chairperson :

Mildred Ncube: nominated by (1st) Colette Lee: (2nd) Charmaine Nelson

Additional nominations opened to the floor I none noted: closed I Mildred accepted the nomination: Mildred Ncube was elected as 201 8 Vice Chairperson for the Ed monton Human Rights Committee

For the position of Treasurer...

Kim Cardinal: nominated by (1st) Patty Jessome: (2"d) Mildred Ncube

Additional nominations opened to the floor I none noted: closed I Kim Cardinal accepted the nomination: Kim Cardinal was elected as 2018 Treasurer for the Edmonton Human Rights Committee

For the position  of Secretmy:

Patty Jessome: nominated by (1st) Kim Cardinal: (2"d) Colette Lee Additional nominations opened to the floor

Colette Lee: nominated by (1st) Mildred Ncube: (2"d) Mavis Callihoo

Additional nominations opened to the floor I none noted: closed I Patty Jessome accepted the nomination I Colette Lee respectively declined her nomination I Patty Jessome was elected as 2018 Secretary for the Edmonton Human Rights Committee

Upcoming  events:

  • December 21, 2017 - Open House (lOam to 2pm) PSAC Regional office - potluck
  • January 2018 - MARCH
  • Phoenix Lunch and Learn (Ln'L) - DTBA
  • Dream Catcher presentation - DTBA
  • Talking Stick event - DTBA

Action required:

Signing Authority:

We request and authorize the bank to remove the current names, whom held signing authority in 2017. They are as follows: James Somers (Chair), Kim Haynes (Treasurer).

We request and authorize the bank to add the following names whom have been elected and approved by this committee to hold signing authority. The newly executive for 2018 are as follows:  Mavis Callihoo (Chair), Mildred Ncube (Vice Chair), Kim Cardinal (Treasurer) and Carm Chan, PSAC Regional Representative.

Round table

-Charmaine Nelson - very excited

-Kim Cardinal - looking forward to working with the new committee; very excited

-Mavis Callihoo - very excited to be elected Chair and to be involved with such a wonderful group

-Mildred Ncube - very passionate about Human Rights;

-Patty Jessorne - very excited to be part of the HRC

-Colette Lee - excited for the corning year

Next EHRC meeting: DTBA

Meeting Adjourned at 7:45 p.m. by Vice Chair Kim Cardinal

Signed by:

Carm  Chan, PSAC  Regional  Representative          

Nina Babcook, PSAC Regional Representative            

Mavis Callihoo, PSAC Human Rights Chair, Mildred Ncube, PSAC Human Rights Vice Chair ,Kim Cardinal, PSAC Human Rights Treasurer            

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