Glen Johnston PRC Report November 2019

Glen Johnston

Westman Area Council Rep

Prairie Region Council November 2019

 

As I had missed submitting a report to the last PRC meeting, a brief synopsis follows from the WMAC AGM held in March 2019.

In March the WMAC held its Annual General Meeting, at which the Council’s financial statement was reviewed and passed along with the 2019 budget. Elections were held at this AGM and Brother Jeff Sexton was acclaimed as President and Sister Jennifer Grant was acclaimed as Treasurer. Minutes for this meeting can be found on the PSAC Prairie Region website.

The WMAC held its second meeting of the year in June 2019. Discussion included the Council’s attempted participation in the Women’s Resource Centre Team Challenge event. While support for this event is high the Council still struggles to field a team to participate. Further discussions need to take place to ensure the Council continues to support this event by participation. The Council also supported the Brandon Pride parade however more involvement by PSAC members is needed. At this meeting Brother Michael Weisgerber was acclaimed to the vacant Secretary position. Minutes for this meeting can be found on the PSAC Prairie Region website.

As in past years, the Brandon & District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic was a success. The Council was again able to participate by setting up a table and handing out some PSAC swag and information on the Phoenix fiasco.

The WMAC had planned a meeting in early October but because of inclement weather the meeting had to be postponed until later in October. Discussions were held regarding bargaining, resolutions to Prairie Region Convention in June 2020 and the Council’s participation in the United Way Christmas Tree Auction. Minutes for this meeting should be posted to the PSAC Prairie Region website in the near future.

Along with the Council meetings I also participated in the following:

PRC Conference call on the 9th of May 2019.

PRC Meeting 24 – 26 May 2019

PRC Conference call on the 19th of Sep 2019

 

Respectfully submitted,

Glen Johnston

WMAC Rep to the PRC