Lethbridge Area Council Meeting Minutes – September 1, 2021

General Meeting

September 1, 2021 Via Zoom

In attendance:  

Krysty Thomas (Munns) (30048), President; David Pearson (30048), Secretary/Treasurer; Sherry Hunt (30048); Danielle Poissant, Southern Alberta Geographical Rep; Adesoji Fayemiwo (30048)

Regrets:  

Ray Wilson (30048), Vice-President; Stephanie Erb (30048)

Guests: 

Lindsey Sparks, PSAC Regional Representative

  1. Call to Order:
    1. 7:05pm
  • Approval of the Agenda:
    • By Consensus
  • Review and approval of the previous meeting’s agenda:
    • Not completed  
  • Reports
    • Treasurer Report

i. $937.02 as September 1, 2021

1. Approved by Consensus

  • Previous business: 
  • New business:
    • Federal Election

i. September 20, 2021 is Election Day

  1. PSAC is targeting specific riding
    1. PSAC is limited in their spending
      1. Individuals PSAC members can support candidates as long it is a line with PSAC campaign.
      1. Child care is the main focus
      1. Talk to members about the issues 
  • Prairie Regional Triennial Convention Debrief

i. Main achievement

  1. Reduction of Council by the removal of Area Council Reps
    1. Election results from Lethbridge Area Council
      1. Krysty Thomas (30048),  Alternate REVP
      1. Danielle Poissant (30907), Southern Alberta Geographical Rep
      1. Sherry Hunt (30048), Regional Women’s Committees (RWC)

Rep

  • Human Rights

i. Regional Convention 1.  

  • Report from the PRC

i. Update for Oct/Nov meeting

  • Labour Day

i. Lethbridge Labour Council spend $1500 for the soup kitchen work every third Sunday. ii. Submitted a request to the Prairies Region for $300 quality meat for the soup kitchen for the day when the Labour Council volunteers  

iii. Walk with the Sage Clan Walk on Wed 8, Fri 10th and Sun 12th 

  1. Donate $500 for the walk
    1. Wednesday the 8th is the planned for the Area Council (PSAC) to walk iv. Medicine Hat will have a food drive
  • Resolution submission to PSAC Triennial Convention

i. Submit resolution for discussion at special meeting

  • Lindsey Sparks

i. 2021 PSAC Prairies Regional Health & Safety Conference

  1. Virtual November 18th to 20th, 2021
    1. Deadline for application is September 24, 2021
    1. Round Table
    1. Sister Poissant – talked about outreach of Political Action
      1. Sister Hunt – reminded the ease of voting 
      1. Sister Munns – Local Election

1. Boots on the grounds 2. Labour has a glut of candidates 7. Actions:  

a. Review the Resolution to be submission to PSAC Triennial Convention

  • Elections:
  • Next meeting date, time and location:  
    • Special Meeting
      • Via Zoom 7pm on September 14, 2021
  1. Agenda for next meeting:
    1. Special meeting
      1. Review of Resolution submission to PSAC Triennial Convention
  2. Adjournment
    1. 8pm