Regina RWC Mtg Minutes Feb 24 2016

Meeting Minutes for Regina Women’s Committee 


Call to order:     5:40 PM

In attendance: PSAC Rep Martha Johnson, Michelle Lang, Dani Aubichon, Debbi Bernhardt. Sandra Ahenakew

Old Business – no old business

New Business – Upcoming Events

March 6 – International Women’s Day Event at Mackenzie Art Gallery sponsored by Regina Immigrant Women’s Society – Event starts at 1 PM for Women only and continues onto the Albert Street Bridge (everyone is welcome) at 2:15 participants are asked to bring/wear red scarves.

May 8, 2016 Mother’s Day Walk for MMIW meet at 2:00 PM in front of Legislative Building. Short  walk to Albert Street bridge drop rose pedals/flowers into water

Action item: Sandra will create a poster for the event and send to Michelle; Michelle will create a Face book event.

Sandra to forward poster to Martha and Keith to post on PSAC website and share with Locals.

Michelle asked if the Regina RO has a Women’s Committee Banner. Martha will inquire with Marianne H. In regards to purchasing a Banner.

AGM Preparation

Proposed date for RWC AGM is March 22, 2016 at 5:30 at the PSAC office boardroom. Faceless Doll Activity nd Feat/pot Luck Meal.

Action Item:

Sandra will contact Erica B. from the Gathering Place and invite her to come to the ATGM and do a presentation on MMIW families.

Sandra will purchase material for the Faceless Doll Activity.

Michelle has Banks Statements/Transaction Log/Receipts ready for PSAC year end reporting.

Discussion on 2016-17 RWC Budget items;

Michelle noted that the deposit from the Self Defence for Women event in April 2015 was not showing in the Bank statements.

Action Item:

Dani will contact Bank and inquire about $200 deposit.

Michelle moved to increase the Donations budget item from $200 to $300  for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Debbi B, seconded. Motion carried.

Education& Training Budget item from the 2014-15 is $2,000. The committee discussed sponsoring RWC committee member to attend the SFK Prairie School for Union Women. Sponsorship will include cost of registration and mileage. The PSUW registration is $850 and Mileage from Regina is approximately $400. The RWC cannot cover the cost of lost wages.

Michelle will draft a proposal for Marianne’ consideration for this sponsorship of RWC committee members.

Dani moved to increase the Education & Training budget from $2,000 to $3,000 for the 2016-17 buget. Michelle seconded. Motion carried.

All other budget items will remain the same.

The current bank balance for the RWC is $3,052.50

Next meeting: AGM March 22, 2016

Meeting Adjourned at 6:30