SCIC AGM & 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Saskatchewan Peoples’ Social Forum
Friday, September 19 – Sunday September 21, 2014 University of Regina
In an effort to build links between groups and social movements in Saskatchewan, SCIC is very excited to be hosting our AGM on Saturday Sept 20th in conjunction with the Saskatchewan People’s Forum (SPSF) taking place from Sept 19 – 21. This is a time to reflect on the past challenges and future opportunities for creating a more just and sustainable world from right here in Saskatchewan.
The event will feature educational workshops, networking opportunities and action planning in addition to SCIC’s business meeting and a 40th Anniversary celebration social at the Artesian!
Full AGM Registration ($50) Includes:
- complimentary registration for the Saskatchewan Peoples’ Social Forum (Sept 19-21)
- SCIC AGM Business Meeting (Sat Sept 20, afternoon)
- complimentary ticket for 40th Anniversary Celebration & Social (Sat Sept 20, evening)
- covers speaker fees, documentation, lunch and refreshments for business meeting.
Payable in advance by cheque, online, or at the door To securely pay online now through PayPal, click the ‘Pay Now’ button below
SUMMARY AGENDA – DRAFT
|FRI, SEPT 19||Saskatchewan Peoples’ Social Forum||5:00 PM – 9:00 PM|
|SAT, SEPT 20||Saskatchewan Peoples’ Social Forum SCIC AGM Business Meeting SCIC 40th Anniversary Celebration/Social||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|SUN, SEPT 21||Saskatchewan Peoples’ Social Forum||9:30 AM – 12:00 PM|
FULL WEEKEND AGENDA -DRAFT CLICK HERE
SASK PEOPLES’ SOCIAL FORUM DRAFT WORKSHOPS CLICK HERE
As part of SCIC’s involvement with the forum, we are inviting our members to present on your various projects in order to raise awareness and foster solidarity around international issues. If you are interested in in hosting a workshop and or tabling at the event please let us know as soon as possible by completing the AGM Registration form, or by contacting the SCIC office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.757.4669
Member Agency attendance at SCIC’s Annual General Meeting is extremely important; attendance is one of the main requirements for fulfilling SCIC membership criteria. As the AGM is open to the public, we encourage you to bring as many representatives from your agency/network as possible. However, only those representatives of Full Member organizations who have submitted official voting registrations will be considered voting delegates (maximum 2 per organization, generally the designated Saskatchewan Representative and/or Alternate).
In January 2001, grassroots activists from all over the world gathered in Brazil to counter the Davos economic summit. The goal was to craft a peoples’ agenda for the world instead of a corporate agenda. The World Social Forum was born. Since then, the annual gathering has served as a vital opportunity to build community and resistance. Now this movement is coming to Canada.
In August, thousands of Canadians gathered in Ottawa for the first national Peoples’ Social Forum, a convergence aimed at fostering activist involvement of individuals and civil society organizations that want to transform Canada as it exists today. Regional forums have been happening all over the country, and this September 19-21, the Saskatchewan Peoples’ Social Forum will join in the effort.
We will cover issues ranging from global solidarity and poverty reduction, privatization and attacks on public services, environmental issues like the Energy East Pipeline, Indigenous Rights, people-centred economies, and how we can build progressive communities in Saskatchewan.
Find out more at sasksocialforum.wordpress.com
SCIC Board of Directors Nominations
There are three SCIC Board position open for renewal or reissue this year. In the interest of regional diversity we encourage those from outside Regina to seek nomination. Any person can run for the Board, with the endorsement of two member agencies (note that once elected, that person is expected to represent the Council as a whole, not an individual agency). Member agencies are encouraged to nominate individuals to the Board of Directors.
SCIC Committee Nominations
Member Agencies are also encouraged to nominate individuals to serve on SCIC committees such as the Overseas Project Review Committee, the Member Services Committee, or the Public Engagement Small Projects Fund Committee.
SCIC Member Resolutions
At the AGM, any member can also make a resolution on matters of policy, finance or membership for the voting delegates to consider.
Please submit all Resolutions and Nominations to the Board or Committees no later than Friday, September 12th in order to ensure enough time to circulate documents beforehand. The meeting agenda, resolutions, and background information on Board nominees will be emailed to all delegates registered by September 12th. Hard copies of these documents will also be provided in your delegate package upon arrival at the AGM on September 20th.