Evelyn Jackson Reports
The Saskatoon Area Council (SAC) participated in the Labour Day BBQ and were very appreciative of the tent that was purchased by the PRC. They also participated in the Day of Mourning, Pride Parade and laid a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony. The annual open house was held in December but was not well attended due to the outbreak of flus and colds in the Saskatoon area.
I attended the SAC meetings that were held in August & October. I have reached out to the Saskatoon locals explaining who I was, etc. via email through the Saskatoon Regional Office.
I attended the A Women’s Place is in her Union course at the Saskatoon regional Office on October 28th. It was good to have fulfilling and meaningful discussions with other strong union women.
I am a member of the Prairie Region Council’s finance committee.
The Saskatoon and District Area Council has participated in the laying of a wreath at the National Day of Mourning ceremony and the Remembrance Day ceremony.
They utilized the PSAC tent at the Labour Day BBQ and joined with others for the Pride Parade.
2019’s United Way Day of Caring saw the Area Council executive participate by gardening (AKA – weeding, then spreading 30 bags of mulch) at the United Way office building gardens.
As part of the finance committee, I am involved with the development and implementation of finance related education for the committees and councils on the preparation of year-end financial packages along with business case planning.
The Saskatoon & District Area Council has been busy with the PSAC open house in Dec 2019 & their Annual General meeting on January 23rd.
I was unable to attend the open house due to prior commitments but have understood that it was well attended. Many members like the new office and appreciate the downtown location.
I attended the SAC AGM where a new president, vice president and PRC rep were elected. They discussed Phoenix issues, bargaining, and strike prep training, along with many other topics. It was good to see new members at the meeting. I would like to thank Jackie Nettleton for her leadership over the past several years and trust that she will enjoy her upcoming retirement.