The April 16 CFUW meeting will be at a different location: Holiday Inn BRONTE, 2525 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville, ON Social commences at 7:00, speaker at 8:00 followed by the business meeting.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Lorraine Woolford “Training Surgeons in Third World Countries” Dr. Woolford has taught obstetrics in Ethiopia, Uganda and R
Monday, May 14th: AGM Tickets
Tickets will be available for the Oakville AGM. The guest speaker will be Mary Jane Lovering, landscape architect. Her topic will be Healing Gardens. Tickets are $40. Available from Sue Stephens, Jane Heakes, Val Irvine and Susan Walkinshaw.
Reserved tables are available, tickets must be purchased to reserve a table, please contact Susan Walkinshaw.
There will be a motion to increase membership fees for 2012-13 by $15. The proposed increase is $5 for scholarship and $10 for the Oakville club expenses.
The scholarship donation has been $10 since 2003. The proposed scholarship donation of $15 only accounts for inflation since 2003. Many of our members have voluntarily made a substantial donation in addition to the base donation. The administrative costs are very low as the committee members donate their time to read the applications and bake all the treats for the June Parent and Child Award Winner Tea.
The CFUW Oakville portion of fees has been held at $34 since 2008-9. Costs have been kept low by only sending one delegate to the CFUW National AGM and Ontario Council AGM. The executive transition meeting in June is a pot-luck dinner rather than a catered event. In addition, many members have donated their time to keep costs low.
The proposed budget for 2012-13 is available in the April newsletter sent out April 1.
Motion: That CFUW Oakville and the Scholarship Trustees co-host a dinner event with the Canadian Club of Halton Peel on November 22, 2012. The event will be arranged by the Canadian Club. CFUW will be responsible for working with the Canadian Club to find an appropriate speaker. For each ticket that CFUW sells at the guest rate, $10 will be donated to the Scholarship Fund.
Make a pledge to the Dragon Boat Team and support the University Women’s Club of Oakville Scholarship Fund.
Resolutions were presented and discussed at the March General Meeting by a large group of dedicated members who understand the importance of CFUW advocacy. The resolutions were presented in a small group setting so members had a chance to focus on one resolution and make recommendations. The discussion was at the March meeting; hence, the April meeting will focus on voting to accept or reject. The resolutions titles and recommendations are as follows. The complete resolutions and recommendations are outlined in the April “In Touch” sent out April 1 by Susan Walkinshaw.
RESOLUTION 1. RETENTION OF WOMEN IN SKILLED TRADES AND NON-TRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS
Motion to Approve as printed
RESOLUTION 2. THE INCLUSION OF WOMEN AND GENDER SENSITIVE APPROACHES IN EFFORTS TO MITIGATE AND ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Motion: Reject and send back to Halifax for further study.
RESOLUTION 3. MORATORIUM ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINE DEVELOPMENTS
Motion: Accept the resolution as amended.
Reword the Resolved clause to read,
RESOLVED, That Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), strongly urge all pertinent levels government to institute a two year moratorium on the construction of industrial wind turbine developments in order to analyze existing international scientific studies looking at site placement parameters, economic efficiencies, negative impact on human health and environmental concerns. This would result in the development of uniform national standards and regulations.
RESOLUTION 4. TOWARD A MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY FOR CANADA
Motion: Accept as printed.
RESOLUTION 5. FULL ACCESSIBILITY AND BARRIER- FREE ENVIRONMENTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Motion: Accept with one amendment.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT. Correct the full title of CRPD. It should be ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, which covers not only physical disabilities, and is supported by the rest of the resolution.
RESOLUTION 6. ENSURING FOOD SECURITY IN CANADA
Motion: Accept with amendments.
Resolved 1. Delete ‘with a dedicated budget’ and add “people resident in Canada”. Resolved 1 to read: to create a comprehensive coordinated national food security policy to ensure an affordable, accessible, nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people resident in Canada.
Resolved 3. Delete and replace with
Resolved 3. Delete and replace with
3. to remove barriers to urban and rural food production.