Regina RWC Mtg Minutes (Jan 27 2010)
In Attendance: Connie Gress, Chair; Melissa Brandt, L40064; Tanya Galenzoski, PRC Rep; Robyn Benson, REVP – Prairies; Lisa Garnier, Regional Representative; Pat Davis, Regional Coordinator; Arryn Varls, L40337; Kate Johnson, L40337; Janette Husak, L40064; Verna Cachene, L40064; Suzanne Huggins, L40064
Regina Regional Women’s Committee
January 27, 2010
In Attendance: Connie Gress, Chair Melissa Brandt, L40064
Tanya Galenzoski, PRC Rep Robyn Benson, REVP – Prairies
Lisa Garnier, Regional Representative Pat Davis, Regional Coordinator
Arryn Varls, L40337 Kate Johnson, L40337
Janette Husak, L40064 Verna Cachene, L40064
Suzanne Huggins, L40064
The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m.
Sister Connie outlined some of the events/activities which the committee has supported/participated in. This included supporting the GSU strike by sponsoring lunch; hosting a workshop for women; and donating to a retirement event for Brother Ed Janis. She also outlined the CD/DVDproject linked to the 100th anniversary of the founding of International Women’s Day.
Sister Robyn indicated the United Nations are holding a meeting at the end of March to discuss the status of women. The meeting will be taking place in New Yorkand will be attended by Sister Patty Ducharme.
Issues of concern/themes which the committee can focus on:
· Pay equity
· Violence against women (bill on long-gun registry didn’t die when Parliament was prorogued)
The budget will be presented on March 4. Members should expect an attack on public service pensions through the introduction of a two tier pension system; downsizing; and no renewals of terms.
The Regional Women’s Conference will take place in September 2010 followed by the National Women’s Conference in October 2010.
March 8 – session on history of the Women’s movement in recognition of International Women’s Day
June – affordable housing
TBD – women and finance
There is a bank balance of $1,726.31 of which $400.00 is earmarked for Prairie Region Convention.
The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.