Lethbridge RWC Mtg Minutes – Feb 1 2017

Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee Meeting Minutes- Feb 2017

Lethbridge Women’s Committee

General Meeting Minutes
February 1st, 2017
London Drugs Community Room


Attendance:                                                    Regrets:

Shannan Little – Chair                                      Diane White

Krysty Munns – Secretary/Treasurer                 

Stephanie Erb

Shirley Stolk

Kathy Williams

  1. Call to Order: S. Little 6:30pm 2.
  2. Approval April Minutes –
    • M/S/C – K. Munns/S. Erb/C
  3. Approval of Agenda
    • M/S/C – K. Munns/S. Little/C
  4. Financial Report
    • Balance as of Feb. 1st, 2017 $2,053.85
    • Need to use some of these funds to cover International Women’s Day Event
    • Motion to cover the cost of Women March on Washington – Lethbridge, AB expenses ($106.79) M/S/C K. Munns/S. Erb/carried

5. New and Ongoing Business

 5.1 Childcare Postcard Campaign

  • Rolled out in December
  • PSAC National has taken our grassroots campaign, using our graphics
  • Any ideas on how to expand this campaign
  • Bring in a computer at IWD events and ask people to sign the petition then
  • Write a letter to other affiliates (i.e. Public Interest Alberta)

5.2 Equity Conference – March 24-28th

  • K. Munns and S. Little were accepted a delegates
  • Two resolutions
  • Addressing inequity in Public Service Health Care Plan and Family Care Policy

5.3 Delegates to Prairie Region Triennial

  • Decided by consensus – S. Little delegate S. Erb Alternate

6. New Business

6.1       D. McRae reigned as Vice-Chair

  • By-election for Vice-Chair
  • K. Munns nominated S. Erb, S. Little Seconded – Acclaimed

6. 2 Women’s March on Washington – Lethbridge, AB

  • 600 people in attendance
  • K. Munns and S. Little were organizers
  • Tuesday Feb 7th at The Owl – Amnesty Letter Writing Event to support Women’s Rights

6.3 Syrian Refugees in Lethbridge

  • Doing something for the refugee women
  • Learn to crochet evening with child minding
  • Women’s committee to donate hooks and crochet
  • K. Munns motions to spend up to $150 to cover the cost of learn to crochet – all in favour
  • Location to be determined

6.3 International Women’s Day Planning

  • Swim Event as previous years
  • Free Community Yoga (Wednesdays)
  • Family Sock Hop
  • Movie Screening at Public Library – committee to look for appropriate films, give away swim passes at this event, so women can use at their leisure.

7. Upcoming Education

  • Talking Union Basics Calgary-February 17th 5:30-8:30 and February 18th 8:30-4:30
  • Grievance Handling Calgary-March 18-19, 2017
  • Convention Procedures Calgary-April 1-2, 2017
  • Advanced Representation for Stewards Calgary- June 8-11, 2017

8. Actions: 




K. Munns

Contact Library to book IWD Movie Screening



2017 Activity Planning and Budget Request

March 1st, 2017


Committee to look for appropriate films



Attend Amnesty International Letter Writing  in support of Women’s Rights

Feb 7, 2017

 9. Next meeting date, time and location:

  • March 1st, 2017, 6:30pm at London Drugs Community room

10. Agenda for next meeting:

  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Financial Report
  • Finalization of IWD event
  • 2017 Budget Planning

 11. Adjournment 8:04pm – K. Munns/S. Stolk/C