Report of the Westman Area Council Rep to the Prairie Region Council submitted for the September 2014 meeting. This report covers the period from the last PRC meeting.
Westman Area Council Rep
Prairie Region Council September 2014
I was elected as the Alternate for the position of the Westman Area Council Rep in support of Susan Norman who was elected as the WMAC Rep. At the PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention in June 2014, Susan Norman was elected as the Alternate REVP which meant that I then assumed the position as of the end of Convention.
There hasn’t been a lot of activity with the Area Council since the Convention as we were rolling into the summer months and people were heading off on vacation to spend time with family and to recharge their batteries and get ready for the coming battles with Treasury Board in relation to Bargaining and the struggle ahead in trying to deal with the Conservative Government in many areas, not least of which is cuts to Government services.
I attended the Westman Area Council Meeting on 9 Jul 14 where we discussed adding a Young Workers position to the Executive and also looked at ways to get more involved in the community. Discussions were also held in regards to the United Way Christmas Tree Auction which the Area Council has supported for the past three years.
A first and second alternate for the position of Westman Area Council Rep to the PRC were also elected, 1st Alternate: Mike Weisgerber, 2nd Alternate: Martin Kaminski.
I was unable to attend the WMAC meeting on the 27th of August due to illness but did have a discussion with Susan Norman after the meeting. At the meeting Jennifer Grant was elected as the President of the WMAC. Discussions continued on community involvement and connecting with the new DCL at Brandon University.