Winnipeg Women’s Committee Meeting Minutes (March 21, 2023)

PSAC Winnipeg Regional Woman’s Committee WRWC
|Meeting Minutes for March 21, 2023

Nicole Papineau, Mona Simcoe, Tannis Dorward, Cristina Esposito

Call to Order: Meeting opened at 7:20 by Nicole.

Land Acknowledgement:
In this region, we live and work on Treaty One land, in the traditional territory of the Annishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree and Dakota peoples and in the heart of the Metis Nation.

PSAC Statement on Harassment – acknowledged as printed -Tracy Thor designated recipient.

Introductions – New Committee members

Adoption of Agenda:    
Motion to adopt agenda as circulated.     Motion Cristina/Nicole

Adoption of Minutes:
No outstanding minutes.  AGM was held on 23 Jan 2023.
The Reporting Packages 2022 and Budget 2023 submitted on 25 Jan 2023.
Waiting on Budget Approval.  Thankyou Mona Simcoe for submitting.
Budgeted items scheduled will need to be requested for approval to the REVP individually until budget is approved. Nicole Papineau has already sent requests up to April.

Treasurer’s report:
Signing Authorities are done for Cristina. Tannis will be going on Friday to finalize.
Cristina will go to PSAC office and meet with Tracy and Mona to set up Treasurer’s Book.

WRWC business:     

PSAC Prairies Convention 9-11 June WRWC Delegate Registration Deadline 23 Mar 23
Election held by Mona Simcoe

Delegate Nicole Papineau – Nominated by Tannis Dorward Second by Cristina Esposito
1st Alternate Tannis Dorward – Nominated by Nicole Papineau Second by Cristina Esposito
2nd Alternate Cristina Esposito – Nominated by Tannis Dorward Second by Nicole Papineau

WRWC Living Calendar 2023 – posted on PSAC WRWC web page.

Jan 23 – AGM Budget $90

Feb 28 – Phoenix Day of action

Mar 08 – International Women’s Day Budget $100-coffee Willow Place
PSAC Café Justicia Coffee donation to Willow Place Women’s Shelter to promote fair trade with grassroots and indigenous rights and the Social Justice Fund.

Mar 18 – PostponedMtg & Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Seminar Budget $710

Mar 31-Apr 02 PSAC National Women‘s Conference

Apr 22 – Mtg & Earth Day Cleanup at 242 Lizzie St. Winnipeg

Budget $200 MAMA Clan donation for feminine products (tampons,pads) $200 supplies, food, drinks for volunteers for event. This will be held at the former Lizzie Park in Winnipeg’s Centennial neighbourhood which was renamed in honour of prominent Indigenous activist Leslie Spillett. Now called Giizhigooweyaabikwe Park, for Spillett’s traditional name — an Anishinaabemowin word that means “ribbons in the sky” or Painted Sky Woman (and is pronounced GAY-zhee-GUHK-wab-EE-kway).

Apr 27-30 – PSAC Prairies Women’s Retreat – waiting for follow up information.

May 15 – “Beds for Kids” campaign speaker and drive Donations-twin bedding
Nicole will touch base with Faye Kingyens on this campaign as she is the lead.

Jun 04 – Pride Parade join PSAC Human Rights Committee

Jun 09-12 – PSAC Prairies Regional Convention

Jun 28 – Mtg & BBQ Budget $400

Sep 04 – Labour Day join PSAC Area Council Committee

Sep 11 – Mtg & “kNOw Poverty” speaker Budget $200-breakfast program.

Oct 16 – Mtg & “Socktober” Donations Budget $100-socks

Oct 31 – Bear Clan safe Halloween Budget $100-treats

Nov 13 – Mtg Budget Budget $90

Nov 25 – Dec 10 – 16 days of activism against gender violence

Dec 06 – National Day of Remembrance MFL luncheon Budget $300

Dec 11 – Mtg & Clothing and Hamper Drives Donations-winter wear Budget-$300 hamper

Ways to Connect:

Discussion Series on Women’s Issues – Nicole presented ideas for a discussion series on women’s issues and received support on this strategy to increase membership engagement from executive.

Invite members to Facebook groups. At Component/DCL, meetings inform members of WRWC meetings and activities.  All information and special activities are advertised through the PSAC Prairies Winnipeg office to the mailing lists.  All minutes, announcements, and activities are also on the PSAC Prairies WRWC Web page.

Facebook – PSAC Winnipeg Regional Women’s Committee

Facebook – Public Service Alliance of Canada – Prairie Region

MAWS -Political Action Letter campaign

Survivor’s Hope -Political Action Letter campaign  
It is the intent of the WRWC is to complete these campaigns in spring 2023. 

Next Meeting Date
Apr 22 – Mtg & Earth Day Cleanup

Adjournment 8:40pm