Susan Norman PRC Report (Apr. 2013)

Report of the Westman Area Council Rep to the Prairie Region Council submitted for the April 2013 meeting. This report covers the period from the last PRC meeting.


Susan Norman, Westman Area Council Rep

Report to the Prairie Region Council

April 2013

Since the last meeting in October 2012 the months have been flowing by.

We continue to hold meetings for the WMAC on a regular basis. We struggle to have participation by locals in the area. I meet with Tracy to see if we could formulate a plan to travel to the locals to talk about PSAC Prairie Region as well as the Westman Area Council and the Westman Area Women’s Group. We continue to try to add members to the Women’s Committee.

I attended the PSAC Prairie Region Education Meeting in November which was held in Brandon and was able to have input as it may affect our members in the area.

I attended a meeting hosted by the BDLC/NDP that was attended by Pat Martin, MP for WPG Centre as well as another MP from Quebec City. I was able to speak to them on the RAND Bill as well as our Code of Conduct.

I participated in the Solidarity Kid’s Camp of Manitoba committee by conference call.

I have been participating in the steering committee for the PSAC Prairie Region Regionals Women’s Conference.

I attend the Brandon District Labour Council meetings when time allows. BDLC held a “We Are All Affected” gathering on November 9, 2012. There were a number of speakers and numerous members from the community that participated.

In December the Area Council again participated in the United Way Christmas Tree Auction. The United Way raised a record breaking $21,000 from the auction of 12 trees. It was an exciting event. We may be able to entice someone to dress up as an elf next year so we can increase the money raised.

I will attending the National PSAC Health and Safety Conference as a delegate in April 2013.

Calendar of Events
November 9, 2012 – BDLC “We Are All Affected” Social Brandon
November 13, 2012 – Education Meeting Brandon
November 27, 2012 – PRC Conference Call
November – December 3, 2012 – PSAC Leadership Meeting – Ottawa
December 7, 2012 – United Way Christmas tree Auction Brandon
December 13, 2012 – WMAC Meeting – Brandon
January 8, 2013 – PRC Conference Call
January 29, 2013 – PRC Conference Call
January 29, 2013 – PRC Women’s Committee Conference Call
February 5, 2013 PRC Women’s Committee Conference Call
February 14, 2013 – CLC Kids Camp Conference Call
February 20, 2013 – WMAC Executive Meeting – Brandon
February 22, 2013 – PRC Women’s Committee Conference Call
February 23, 2013 – NDP Meeting – Brandon
February 27, 2013 – WMAC AGM – Brandon
March 12, 2013 – PRC Conference Call
March 25, 2013 – RC Women’s Committee Conference Call
April 4, 2013 – PRC Women’s Committee Conference Call
April 10, 2013 – PRC Women’s Committee Conference Call