President’s April Message – CFUW plans

Club members can look forward to fruitful discussions and decision-making at the CFUW St. Catharines April 12 Annual General Meeting. It is important to read and consider the following documentation prior to discussion and voting, including:
 Proposed CFUW National Bylaw amendments information was emailed to CFUW St. Catharines Club members on March 22. The Club will need to advise incoming President Heather Hall on how to vote at the CFUW National AGM in June. The major issue is whether or not our Club supports CFUW National withdrawing from Graduate Women International (GWI, formerly IFUW – International Federation of University Women).
 Proposed amendments to CFUW St. Catharines Constitution and Bylaws were circulated with the March newsletter.
 The proposed Club Budget and proposed Charitable Fund Budget for 2016-17 are included in attachments with this April newsletter.
 The proposed slate of Officers for the Club Executive and for the Charitable Fund Executive for 2016-17 will be presented at the AGM, after approval by our Club Executive. Some interesting positions are still open, so please contact Mary Jane Waszynski to get in on our Club Executive.
National President Doris Mae Oulton passed on this Advocacy News:marilyn
 Cheryl Hayles, CFUW’s National VP International from the CFUW Oakville Club, was part of the delegation from CFUW participating in the United National Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) that took place in New York in March. UNCSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Talks focused on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.
Thanks go to all who contributed to these and many other CFUW activities.
I close with a modernized proverb: “No matter how long the Winter, Spring (Fling) is sure to follow. “ Don’t miss out, get your tickets now!

Marilyn Wallace, CFUW St. Catharines President 2015-16