September, 2020

Camrose Pride Community
Meeting Minutes

Date: Monday, September 14th, 2020   
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm    Place: Online

Attendance:
Executive Leadership:
Lucas Hill – Secretary
Candy Morningway – Treasurer
Zach Stevens – Co-chair 2
Nikki Meyer-Featherstone – Member
Robyn Gray – Member-at-Large
Gus Belcourt – Co-chair 1

Regrets:
Stephen McKenzie-Comeau – Member-at-Large
Guests:
Thomas Iglesias Trombetta
2 Viking Community Members

  1. CALL TO ORDER – Nikki F.
    1. The meeting was called to order at 6:36pm on Monday, September 14th, 2020 by Zach Stevens.

  2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Lucas H.
    1. The agenda was approved as is by Lucas H.

  3. GUEST SPEAKER – Thomas Iglesias Trombetta (he/him/they/them)
    1. Freddie
      1. PrEP accessibility for-profit organization for queer communities
      1. PrEP:
        1. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis – prevents HIV by almost 100% from daily pill use
      1. Alberta Publicly Funded PrEP – Free
        1. generally directed towards urban areas
        1. can be difficult for rural communities to access
      1. gofreddie.com
        1. virtual services for initial consults to prescription
        1. delivered directly to door
        1. confidentiality by HIPAA standards and Health Canada standards
        1. Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario areas served
      1. Sponsorships and Partnerships
        1. Events
          1. Drag Shows
        1. Gear/Swag
        1. Education/Seminars
          1. Videos – Available to Share
          1. Promotional Materials can be sent out
      1. Instagram
        1. @go_freddie
      1. HIV Edmonton works directly with Indigenous populations, Freddie’s work is first with LGBTQIA2+ communities and those intersectionalities, but hoping to expand more with racially minoritized communities.

  4. FINANCIAL REPORT – Candy M.
    1. There are no changes to finances, except bank fees ($3.75/month)
    1. Candy M. has sent the RBC statement to the secretary to be included with minutes.
    1. Year End/Annual Return – February will be when paperwork will be required.
      1. AGM require a special resolution for drafting things, but may move our AGM. We will discuss these options in meetings before AGM.

  5. PANDEMIC CHECK-IN
    1. There have been a lot of changes during the COVID-19 response, but we are here to support each other.
    1. You can find free online support from the federal government at Wellness Together Canada: https://ca.portal.gs/
  • ExpressOUTside DEBRIEF
    • Monday, Aug. 31st
      • The walk went well!
      • 4 attendees – definitely want to do again
      • Next: Monday, September 28th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
      • Location: Jubilee Park Playground
    • Pride Hike – Sept. 13th
      • Huge success! 11 attended, all had a wonderful 2.5 hour hike!
         
  • FALL ACTIVITIES
    • Next October Pride Hike
      • Date: Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at 1:00pm
      • Location: Miquelon Lake, meet at overflow parking
      • Fire at Miquelon Lake afterwards
      • Lucas will contact Strathcona Diversity Committee
      • Nikki will contact Wetaskiwin Pride Community
      • Gus will contact Red Deer Pride Community
      • Gus will bring firewood
    • Community Fire
      • Date: TBA
      • Location: Gus’ House

  • CONVERSION THERAPY BAN IN CAMROSE
    • Beaumont, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, and more have announced bans on Conversion Therapy. There is nothing at a provincial level.
    • Candy did research on process in other communities, and shared that information with the executive. Candy put all the wordings that other communities were using in the Google Drive.
    • Nikki spoke to Michael from AltView and connected Nikki with University of Alberta contact information. They suggested we contact a city Councillor to champion the cause. They can provide a draft of what we can move forward with.
    • Lucas contacted the Sherwood Park Diversity Committee, who said they were not involved with the process in Strathcona.
    • We can write a formal letter to the city to be added to the agenda. It’s best if you can operate through an advocate on City Council (this is how we did the Pride Flag).
    • Nikki will contact her University of Alberta contact to potentially speak to us about how to go forward with this about this correctly.
      • We can draft a letter after this to individual council members.
    • Gus will ask Mayor Mayer about who could be a potential contact.

  • GOOGLE FORMS FEEDBACK
    • The Google Form that can be shared out with our General Membership for input into our Missions, Visions, Value Statements can be viewed and shared at:
    • There has been no responses as of yet.

  • READING WITH ROYALTY
    • Camrose Public Library hosted the event on their Facebook/YouTube page on Friday, August 21st. CPC was a co-host on Facebook.
    • Lucas H. (Luna Sea) and Sir Racha created videos.

  • UPCOMING REGULAR MEETINGS
    • Regular Meeting for Planning and Connection
      • i)     Monday, October 19th, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
      • ii)    Location: Online
    • EspressOUTside
      • Monday, September 28th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
      • Location: Jubilee Park Playground – Weather Permitting (Physical Distancing, Mask Welcome but not Required)
    • Friends and Family Meeting
      • October Date TBA
      • Nikki will update once she receives confirmation.
  1. ONE WORD CHECKOUT

  2.  ADJOURNMENT
    1. The meeting was adjourned at 7:49pm.

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