Jan 11, 2021

Camrose Pride Community

Meeting Minutes

Date: Monday, Jan 11th, 2021    

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm    Place: Online Zoom Meeting

Attendance: 

Executive Leadership:

Lucas H. – Secretary (he/him)

Candy M. – Treasurer (she/her)

Nikki F. – Member (she/her)

Stephen MC. – Member-at-Large

Robyn G – Member-at-Large (she/her)

Gus B. – Co-chair 1

Regrets:

Absent:

Zach S. – Co-chair 2

Guests:

A.  (he/him)

  1. CALL TO ORDER – Nikki F.
    1. The meeting was called to order at 6:35pm on Monday, December 11th, 2021 by Nikki F.
  2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Lucas H.
    1. The agenda is approved.
  3. FINANCIAL REPORT – Candy M.
    1. Candy M. will file everything for our annual return.
    2. Candy M. will check in to the particulars of who is able to do an audit of the annual return. It may be Nikki F., Stephen M., and/or Robyn G. 
    3. There was a revenue of $750 petty cash. 
  1. PANDEMIC CHECK-IN
    1. There have been a lot of changes during the COVID-19 response, but we are here to support each other.
    2. You can find free online support from the federal government at Wellness Together Canada: https://ca.portal.gs/
  2. CAMROSE POLICE SERVICE (CPS) RECRUITMENT – Nikki F.
    1. John from the Camrose Police has sent an email, letting us know that they are looking for a new officer for the CPS.
    2. They wanted to ensure continuing strong relations between CPS and community organizations. 
    3. If there is interest, please contact John Corbett of the CPS.
  1. 2021 – ENVISIONING THE YEAR AHEAD
    1. AGM – Monday, March 8th, 2021
      1. The financial report is displayed at the AGM, but the financial audit can be approved at any meeting by the executive.
      2. Location: Online
      3. There will be slides presented at this for our community members who wish to join. 
      4. Nikki F. will announce the AGM at the end of January and in February so that there is lots of time for people to know. 
      5. Agenda item for AGM: Conversion Therapy Ban
      6. The agenda will be created for the AGM at the February meeting. 
      7. There will be some board positions opening up:
        1. Gus B. will be stepping down as co-chair.
        2. Lucas H. will be stepping down as secretary.
        3. Nikki F. will do some social media alerts that those positions are open.
    2. Conversion Therapy Ban
      1. Candy M. suggests that we add this as a motion at the AGM.
      2. We can share some of the research that we have done about Conversion Therapy in Alberta.
    3. Augustana – Pride Committee/Pride Week
      1. Flag Raising – Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 9:00am/10:00am
      2. What is CPC willing to run?
        1. Nikki F. was willing to do an online workshop. We will have to schedule it sooner rather than later. Lucas H. will let them know to contact them. 
        2. If they have suggestions, we can take them. 
      3. What is CPL willing to run?
      4. So You Think You Can Drag?
        1. Virtual 
      5. Augustana’s Got Talent
        1. Virtual
    4. ExpressOUT/Monthly Gatherings
      1. Would you like to see any online gatherings?
        1. Nikki F. will create a Survey Monkey to inquire with our membership. 
        2. A. has reached out to The Landing, especially with non-binary/Genderqueer people in mind. 
        3. The Smith Clinic has a Rainbow Clinic, that serves a community of trans* folks and other queer members of our community. 
        4. There may be interest for community groups that serve specific communities within our communities. 
        5. As a support, the Art Hive is done online every Wednesday through the CMHA by Nikki F. and is 16+ from 10:00am – 12:00pm for interested parties. No cost, just need to register
  1. Art Therapy Group – Nikki F.
    1. CMHA got grant money for Nikki F. to create the Art Hive.
    2. That grant also has funding for specific LFBTQIA+ communities.
    3. Nikki F. is still looking for ideas about specific themes or directions of this specific queer art group. If you have any ideas of workshops, please contact Nikki F.
    4. There is no cost to join either the group or workshops. It is 16+.
  1. UPCOMING REGULAR MEETINGS
    1. Regular Meeting for Planning and Connection
      1. Monday, February 8th, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
      2. Location: Online Zoom Meeting
    2. EspressOUTside
      1. TBA
      2. cancelled due to Covid-19.
      3. If there is warmer weather, there may be impromptu gatherings of CPC.
    3. Friends and Family Meeting
      1. Please, contact Andrea Dyck for details (adyck@brsd.ab.ca).
      2. Location: Zoom
      3. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
  1. ONE WORD CHECKOUT
  2.  ADJOURNMENT
    1. The meeting was adjourned at 7:39pm.

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