Camrose Pride Community Date: Monday, September 9, 2019 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Place: Camrose Public Library Irving Meeting Room
Margaret (Banker) to send in the Financial Report
Presented by Candy or Gus
Update – Our application has been filed!! Now we wait.
Community Registration Night
Pam Rocker Update
Pam is booked for Nov. 17th. She is working with the United Church on the sermon – what about the workshop in the afternoon?
Do we have a location?
A theme she’s going to talk about?
For Poster – Nikki needs Gus to forward the email Pam sent with photos attached as actual email, since the attachment does not work to save pictures from.
Strategic planning session – CPC Leadership Team to schedule a separate meeting to sit down and prepare our 1 year/5 year/10 year plan.
Michael from altView has offered his services (free) to facilitate this Strategic Planning meeting; He would assist us by guiding the CPC Team in the planning process, not telling us what we should plan. J
If the Team is agreeable to this, Nikki will begin process to set a date with everyone
Amielle – group meals, after planning sessions or another time. Creating community around food
Nikki – has had a request for specific queer group supports. What does CPC think about creating FB groups of queer subgroups for connection purposes – Camrose Poly Group, Bi Group, Queer Teen Group, etc. People are having a hard time connecting without having to out all their private stuff at initial meetings.
Nikki – notice of Fire Ceremony – Before we can move on to repairing the wound from having people protest our existence within the community, we need an outlet to validate the wounding itself
Nikki would like to hold a Queer Community Fire Ceremony, on October 11th, 7:30-9pm, at the Jubilee Park.
Focus – to give members an avenue to voice how this experience has changed their perception of safety within the Camrose community, or any other piece they will want to share. Allies are welcome
This is the first of a 3 part seasonal response that Nikki would like to facilitate – Autumn season, Fire Ceremony; Spring season, Wishing Tree community art; Summer season, Community Mural (hopefully)
Upcoming Events and Plans
CommUNITY Healing workshop – FREE – on September 28th, 12:30pm-4:30pm.
This workshop is for the queer community and law enforcement, and is being funded as a part of Alberta Culture Days. Nikki and Candy are co-facilitating this community art workshop in efforts to create healing and integration of our two subgroups. Please see Workshop Invitation for more details – registration is through Nikki @ NKMFeatherstone@gmail.com
Fall Family Dance – Retro is our location for Nov. 16th. (day before Pam Rocker)
Gus – spoke to Carmen about price to have all the games free for kids
Other ideas? What made the Family Dance at the Bailey so successful?
13.Upcoming Regular Meetings
Regular Meeting for Planning and Connection
TUESDAY, October 15th, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Camrose Public Library Irving Room
October and November meeting dates have been rescheduled with the Library to work around stats:
Tuesdays, October 15, and November 12, 2019
Monday, September 30th, 2019 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Camrose Coffee
(Nikki would like to do another
Divination theme in October, close to Hallows)
Friends and Family Meeting
They will not be meeting for June, July, August, and September. They will return to regular meetings in October.
Do we know if they are still doing the 1st Monday evenings and at the Library?
Camrose Pride Community May 13, 2019 Meeting Agenda 6-8 pm Camrose Public Library in IRVING ROOM
Representative from TD Bank
Leadership Team Positions open:
Co-Chair & Treasure (transitioning) – descriptions from bylaws (attached, V & VI)
Member Without Portfolio (as our bylaws state we need a minimum of 5 for a Board) – Amielle has volunteered to occupy this position – motion/vote
Talk about posting bylaws on website? Or having them in a dropbox sharable link on the website, with any other documents we want open to the entire CPC membership?
Financial Report – Margaret H.
Clarification for BBQ petty cash – approved budget of up to $500 from April’s meeting; will this be forwarded as petty cash to Nikki Featherstone to administer while Margaret is away? Do we need a motion or was this approved last month?
Update on Society status:
Action from last month to contact for an update – news?
Action from last month on bank account – has anyone talked to the banks about opening an account prior to status coming in?
Upcoming events and plans
Pride in the Park BBQ – June 16, 3pm – 8pm, Jubilee Park – Covered Shelter/fire stove by playground
City permit is approved; AHS notification for food handling sent in
Facebook event is up, Please share it to get the news out – general gathering starts at 3pm, BBQ at 4:30pm, candle vigil at 6:30, 7pm healing fire ceremony – check FB event for details
Donations – need volunteersto canvas for donations: ie safeway, coop: condiments, buns, cheese slices, bottles of water, veggie trays, hot dogs, burgers, watermelons
Idea: thermometer donation – Amielle had a great idea to raise funds by choosing a dollar amount or a project goal, and drawing out a large thermometer to mark progress. Would CPC want to do this? If so, will we begin the campaign at the BBQ? We will need volunteers to man this station and secure donations – how do we do that? Locked cash box?
BBQ will come from Camrose Police, who will also take it away. They do not have members able to cook. We need volunteers to cook.
Poster is being modified/created by Nikki – where do we get posters printed?
Big Valley Jamboree Parade in August – news and update
Planning committee headed by Amielle
Insurance/administration/permits (if any)
Members on Planning committee – do we need more volunteers?
(Nikki F cannot attend the parade, as she will not be here. She will have some time in July to assist committee in last part of the preparations when needed)
Community Registration Night
Is CDSS filling out the registration form? Motion for payment
We need volunteers to man the table, set up and take down the display
Nikki F is willing, depending on date and time – do we have this yet?
Do we have another person willing to volunteer?
Upcoming Regular Meetings:
espressOUT on May 27th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Where should we hold espressOUT in May? The Forum? Off campus in a coffee shop? Where?
Friends and Family Meeting is NOT meeting for June, July, August & September. They will return to regular, first Monday’s in October
Regular Meeting for Planning and Connection at the Camrose Public Library in the IRVING ROOM on the second Monday of the month (June 10) 6-8 p.m
*Nikki will assist the Leadership Team with the creation of an agenda for this meeting, Lucas as Secretary will take minutes and forward to Nikki for posting on the website
Camrose Pride Community April 8, 2019 Meeting Agenda 6-8 pm Camrose Public Library in the Bunker
Leadership Team Positions open:
Need Position descriptions so we can advertise to the community what/who we are looking for
Secretary – position description?
Treasurer – position description?
Bank Account – Margaret H. is willing to continue being the banker for CPC through CDSS for the current time and work with a new Treasurer – would be best for CPC to open its own bank account before end of 2019
Any other positions that are needed for when CPC gets its Society designation? Leadership Team will become the Volunteer Board of Directors
Nikki, as a paid employee of the altView Foundation is to support the Leadership Team/Board, but cannot be actually on said Team/Board
Banker, Margaret H. away from May 27 to July 7th, which puts the funds for the BBQ and any preparing for the parade float during that time, out of reach. How will we navigate this?
Nikki, in her altView role, is willing to keep a CPC petty cash during this time, if that is something the Leadership Team feels is the right way forward
Any other ideas?
Financial Report – Margaret H.
Update on Society status – Gus
Have we heard anything? Should we contact them?
Storage for CPC items
Where are CPC items located now?
Event items are where – parade float, BBQ, table-top display, etc.?
Nikki has possession of binders, flash drive with files from Carol, package of printing paper
Do we need to plan for a permanent storage solution for parade float items, BBQ items, etc.?
Upcoming events and plans
BBQ in June
BBQ Date suggested by Nikki (heading Planning Committee) – June 15th (Saturday); This is the weekend after Edmonton Pride week, so flows well, and won’t be in competition with their events for our members who want to attend
Is there a favoured location to host the BBQ this year?
Need members to join the Planning Committee
Do we have a budget for this? Last year’s BBQ cost $556
Big Valley Jamboree Parade in August –
Planning committee headed by Amielle – any news?
Do we have a budget for this? Do we know what we spent last year?
Discussion of Symposium – Melissa W. – What went well, what lessons and feedback
Discussion of All Ages and Stages Dance and Cabaret – what went well, lessons learned, feedback – what should we do differently for future fundraisers?
Upcoming Regular Meetings:
espressOUT on April 29th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Where should we hold espressOUT in April? The Forum? Off campus in a coffee shop? Where?
Friends and Family Meeting at the Camrose Public Library in the Bunker on the first Monday of the month (May 6) 6-8 p.m.
Regular Meeting for Planning and Connection at the Camrose Public Library in the Bunker on the second Monday of the month (May 13) 6-8 p.m
*Nikki will assist the Leadership Team with the creation of an agenda for this meeting, but cannot attend – Amielle can you take notes again?
Everyone is invited to the meeting at Camrose Public Library 6-8 pm. We hope to see you!
Here’s the agenda:
2. Discussion with Camrose Police Services to help them with their strategic planning i. Camrose Police Service representatives and City of Camrose Strategic planners will be in attendance to ask for our honest feedback on what they are doing well and how they can improve in the future. They are asking for honest and open conversation about this. ii. They will be asking 2 questions:
1. What aspects of public safety and policing are going well in Camrose? 2. What areas of concern could be improved and/or use increased attention from police and the community?
iii. If you cannot attend the meeting, or if you prefer you may submit your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to March 11. If you wish to submit them anonymously, you may email email@example.com and we will not reveal your identity when we share your comments at the meeting.
3. Potential Collaboration with Walkable Camrose-Janet Roy
4. Potential Collaboration with Camrose Arts Society for various upcoming events-Jane Cherry-Lemire
5. Upcoming events and plans
a. March 23: Fostering Allyship for a More Inclusive Future Symposium at Augustana-Preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; $10 registration includes lunch (registering prior to March 19 would really help the organizers in planning the food!) b. March 23 All Ages and Stages Dance and Cabaret at Retro 7-10 p.m. (all ages) and 10-? (adults only) Tickets can be purchased in advance at Retro and Quantum Comics and at the door. Space is limited. c. BBQ in June? Planning committee? d. Big Valley Jamboree Parade in August? Planning committee?
6. Discussion of successes of Pride Week, lessons learned and feedback
7. espressOUT on March 25 5:30-7:00 p.m. Where should we hold espressOUT in March? The Forum? Off campus in a coffee shop? Where?
Check out the Queer Like Me Art Show at Camrose Public Library and the Re-imaging Normal Show below!
Connecting and Sharing – 8 in attendance, Gus chaired
Report on past events
espressOUT at Fox & Fable Book and Game Café in August
Attendance was great, lots of conversation and the games made it easier for people to participate.
Fall Bank$ Ball
Very well attended, 160 people. Lots of fun
Moving our meetings and espressOUT to the second and fourth Mondays of the month
Work out dates on long weekends coming up in October and November
We will move our Oct. and Nov. meetings to Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, November 13.
Planning for upcoming events
Support for the QSA event in Hay Lakes on October 4
reminder of this event, 6:30 pm, bring baking
Family Dance on October 26 for Halloween
A suggestion was made to approach the Bailey about partnering for this event. Gus will call Simon.
Otherwise we will look at a Potluck and Family Dance on Nov. 23 or 24th.
Grant applications: Camrose Police Association Grant
Queer Like Me Youth Art Project
A copy of the application was shared for information. Mike shared that altView has developed a similar program in Strathcona County with the Boys and Girls Club. It is also art based but without the therapy component. This could be information we share to support our application.
Future espressOUT meetings
Conversation on how to respond to bigoted comments and attitudes with resource person from ISMSS
It was felt that this could be very useful at our October ExpressOUT. We would need to secure a venue as the Forum would not necessarily be suitable.
Holiday Potluck on December 10
A location will need to be determined for this event
Initiatives with Kodiaks and Vikings
There was considerable excitement about fundraising opportunities at a game. Discussion was also held about seeing if a game could be scheduled around Augustana Pride Week. Amielle will help with this piece.
Other ideas/information shared
Mike shared some concerning information that one of the branches of the Lutheran Church in Alberta is indirectly encouraging conversion therapy. This is being shared through their upcoming conference booklet and to their private school network. Jen will research potential impacts to be aware of especially in the county.
The question was raised about GSA activity in the county and how we can be supporting that. This may be an area where Cathie can help as a parent.
Who are we not advocating for/supporting that we could be? was another topic of conversation. We have Mike, Sophie and Jen to act as resources.
Mike is going to obtain Safer Space stickers from the University that we can offer to businesses to place in their window.
It is also possible to provide Safer Space Training to City Council through altView.
Next meeting: espressOUT in the Augustana Forum on Monday,
September 24, 5:30-7:00 pm