Calgary HRC Minutes (Sept 2011)

RO Contact:    Alec Goertzen / Raj Hari 

 Minutes –  Human Rights Committee meeting – September 28, 2011

 Attended:  Garth Caron (USGE), Timothy Hunt (CIUSDI), Evelyn Egger (UTE) and Victoria Budd (UTE)

 Regrets:  Raj Hari – Calgary Regional Representative

 Motion to accept minutes of Feb 22, 2011Garth; 2nd Victoria– Passed

Note:  Verified that a conference call meeting was held on June 1, 2011 with the HR Executive Committee to approve purchase of flags for the GBLT functions as well as all PSAC functions our committee participates in. 

Financial Report:

A Financial report was provided by Treasurer detailing of cheques issued & deposits/donation

Discussed Human Rights Committee Report:

  • Fairy Tale Film Festival – Volunteered

  • Global Fest – Volunteered

  • Labour Day BBQ – assisted & attended in cooperation with Calgary District Labour Council

  • Gay Rodeo – Strathmore, we had an information booth that was well received

  • Gay Pride Parade – PSAC volunteers walked from our HRC

  • AFLCelebration – Discussed our participation with AlbertaFederation of Labour with CLCfor 100th year celebration.  They have Lethbridge– May 5th  Calgary– date to be determined.  The major celebration will take place in Edmonton– June 16th.

Other – Discussed our initiatives to volunteer within the Aboriginal community.  Victoriahas contacts with the Métis Family Services and will let us know if we can participate in the monthly dinner that they provide to the elders.

Meeting adjoured – next meeting to held November 23, 2011