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Club Action Newsletter:
May 30, 2022
This publication contains time-sensitive information directed to Club Executives and members and pertains to CFUW activities and events. Please send relevant pieces to all Club Members. 
     
  • President's Message
  • CFUW Resolutions: Proposers & Amenders Workshop - May 30 @4pm ET
  • Last Call! CFUW Club Awards & Grants for 2022
  • GWI Triennial Delegation 2022 - Call for CFUW Delegates
  • Save the Date! International Relations AGM Workshop - June 22 @7pm ET
  • Sharing Corner
    • CFUW Southport launches "Grandma asked me to VOTE" campaign
    • UWC Vancouver presents "The Facts about Sexual Violence at our Local Post-Secondary Institutions" - May 31 @5:30pm PT
    • Webinar: Indigenous Perspectives on Healing from PTSD - May 31 @1pm ET
    • CFUW Orillia presents Homes for Scholarships - June 5 @ 12-5pm ET
    • CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Home & Garden Tour Save the Date! - June 18, 2022
  • Action Corner
    • Gun Control Letter
    • Guaranteed Income Petition
    • Single-Use Plastics Petition
  • GWI Updates
  • Club Newsletters
President's Message
I appreciate that many Clubs are winding down their activities for the summer, though winding down is probably not the correct term as the year-end activities shared by the Clubs include fundraisers for scholarships, house and garden tours, book sales, picnics, and more. It is a busy time for Clubs and, at the same time, we seem to have many things happening at the National and International level that require the attention of the Clubs. In the next while, you will receive a number of Club Action News and communications from the National Office; some will be time-sensitive. We ask that you continue to share them in your Clubs and encourage individuals who are not already subscribers to sign up to receive direct communication.  Approximately 40% of CFUW members already subscribe to the newsletters but we could do better!

This year our AGM (virtual) is being held later than usual on the weekend of August 26-28. After our two years of ‘lock down’, many of us are planning holidays, visits with family and friends, chilling out at the cottage and all the other summer activities that were so restricted.  The AGM traditionally includes a conference portion and, last year, the workshops, townhalls, webinars, etc., were condensed into the month before the AGM.  This year, because we are aware that many people will have other plans, we are spreading the AGM workshops and related events over the next three months, beginning this evening with the Proposers and Amenders Resolutions Workshop. I hope that you can find time to attend some of the activities.

This is the end of our biennium and therefore the election year and I’m pleased by the response received by the Nominations Committee, but we still do not have a candidate for VP Membership. Therefore, we will reopen the nominations for the VP Membership from June 1-June 30. A strong and vibrant membership is vital to our organization but the VP Membership does not work alone; she has the support of the Membership Committee and of the Board and RDs.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Board. Please find the application forms below. 
  1. CFUW Application Form for the Board of Directors
  2. CFUW Club Nomination Form for the Board of Directors
  3. Job Descriptions for Board of Director Positions

I hope it is sunny and summery where you are and that you are enjoying ‘real person’ time with family and friends.



Kathryn Wilkinson, CFUW President
CFUW Resolutions: Proposers & Amenders Workshop
May 30, 4-6pm ET
The CFUW Resolutions Committee is pleased to offer tonight's Workshop to give proposers of Resolutions an opportunity to interact with the general membership and in particular, those Clubs who submitted amendments, suggestions or comments on their Resolutions.
 
The Committee wishes to thank all who have been involved in CFUW's effort to create policy for advocacy action through the process of developing well-researched Resolutions. After tonight's workshop Proposers will make any needed modifications to the draft Resolutions attached, after which all Resolutions will be forwarded to the membership in English and French.
Grace Hollett for the CFUW Resolutions Committee
Last Call! CFUW Club Awards and Grants for 2022
Reminder that many CFUW Club Awards and Grant applications are due TODAY, May 30! Click here to view the reminder of details and deadlines of each award.
 
GWI Triennial Delegation 2022 - Call for CFUW Delegates
In preparation for the upcoming GWI Triennial General Assembly, CFUW is pleased to call for delegates to participate in this event. CFUW’s entitlement to voting delegates is determined by GWI. Two voting positions are occupied by the CFUW President and the VP International Relations; other members of the delegation will be selected from CFUW members serving on GWI committees and individuals from the general membership of GWI supporting clubs. Delegates will be nominated by the CFUW President and VP International Relations and to the extent possible, reflect the diversity of CFUW members supporting GWI. The delegate slate is approved by the CFUW Board.
Save the Date - June 22nd @7pm ET
International Relations AGM Workshop: Replicate & Amplify
Save the Date! CFUW's International Relations Committee will be hosting an AGM workshop on June 22nd at 7pm ET with the theme "Replicate & Amplify" to showcase the international work and activities from CFUW clubs across the country and to give members ideas on how to undertake their own international work. More details & registration link to follow. 
CFUW Southport launches "Grandma asked me to VOTE" campaign
This past Saturday, CFUW Southport members dressed like suffragettes and handed out cards Saturday in Southampton, encouraging people to vote in the June 2 provincial election as part of their "Grandma asked me to vote" campaign. 
(Photo 1: L-R Gabrielle Di Francesco, Frances Barrick, Kathryn Forsyth, Heather Wallace) (Photo 2:  L-R Marilyn Hansen, Gabrielle DiFrancesco, Kathryn Forsyth and Heather Wallace).

As a non-partisan group, the women were not endorsing any one candidate or political party. Armed with banners, the women handed out cards saying, “the daughters and granddaughters of suffragettes are asking their children and grandchildren to vote.” 

“The response was great,” said participant Frances Barrick. “Motorists honked their horns and pedestrians stopped to chat.” Women fought to get the vote and men and women fought in wars to protect our freedoms, Barrick said. “The least we can do is to vote in honour of the lives lost to keep our democracies, a battle currently going on in Ukraine.”
 
The suffragettes plan to campaign again in the fall for the municipal election in October.

For more information on the Grandma asked me to VOTE campaign see https://cfuwspgrandmaasked.wixsite.com/vote/southport or contact Frances Barrick (Chair of Advocacy Committee) at barrick.frances@gmail.com
UWC Vancouver presents "The Facts about Sexual Violence at our Local Post-Secondary Institutions" 
May 31 @ 5:30 - 6:30pm PT
Join UWC Vancouver's Status of Women & Human Rights Committee and Dr. CJ Rowe from the Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office at Simon Fraser University for a discussion on sexual violence at post-secondary institutions on May 31 from 5:30pm Pacific.
                 

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, June 18, 2022
10AM – 4PM 
 
For 65 years, the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/Newmarket has shown its commitment to education. We invite you to attend our Home & Garden Tour on June 18, 2022. The event is our premier fundraising initiative in support of scholarships for deserving young women in the local community.
 
This event will feature self-guided tours of selected homes and gardens in Aurora, Newmarket, and Stouffville. We have 9 stops on the tour, from a century home to a mid-century bungalow. And glorious gardens and outdoor living spaces that will inspire our guests.
 
Our HGT box office is now open. Tickets are $40/person
 
To find out more about the tour visit our website .
 
For more information, contact Anne Marie Devine at cfuw.info@gmail.com .
   
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