** PLEASE NOTE: we are working on re-organizing our contacts; if you no longer wish to receive emails from the Women's Centre, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can remove you from our mailing list. This is to avoid any further inconveniences for previous recipients. Also, if you wish to be removed from the mailing list but would still like to be notified of events, let us know as soon as possible. It may take a week for the change to be effected. Thank you for your cooperation. **

*Also note that NEW meeting times for the 2012 semester will now be on Tuesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.*


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Bathtub Project
- due to scheduling conflicts, the event will be running from March 19th to March 30th
- however we will still be accepting donations this week in front of our office at A244a
- posters
- we still need volunteers to help us drive the donations to their respective shelters, please contact us asap
- contacted: grocery stores, pharmacies
   - need to be contacted: downtown businesses, mall stores, dentists, more pharmacies, metro(grocery store),

End of the Year Party (March 30th)
- dinner will take place @ Cecil's
- dinner will start at 6:00pm
- please RSVP by the 23rd if you are sure you will be attending

White Ribbon Campaign (April 2nd & April 3rd)
- a table needs to be reserved
- a Doodle will be set up for table hours
- monetary donations will be accepted at the table, and donors will receive a painted ribbon on their hand(?)

Next Year's Elections
- nominations will be accepted until March 23rd
  - current nominees: Will, Morgan, Meagan, Blair, Molly, and Karlie
- voting: you must be affiliated with the Women's Centre in order to vote
- due to discrepancies in previous years, we will not be accepting electronic votes and notification for the voting period WILL be stated in advance
- voting to take place during the week of March 26th
- student numbers will be recorded to keep track of those who have already voted
- voting times:
   - Monday: 12pm - 3pm
   - Tuesday: 12pm - 2pm
   - Wednesday: 12pm - 3pm
   - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm
   - Friday: 10am - 2pm

Renaming of the Women's Centre
- we are considering renaming the centre
- we will be consulting with the gender department and the school about the renaming to make sure that it is permissible
- possible names include: Gender Equality (and Social Justice) Centre
- make sure to cover all gender issues, but that women's issues do not fall by the wayside
- events will be the same(?)
- suggestions are being accepted

Prom Dresses
- provides dresses for underprivileged girls attending their prom
- accepting donations: dresses, accessories
- date to be announced



Any suggestions/ideas for upcoming events or otherwise are always welcome :)
 
March 6, 2012

** PLEASE NOTE: we are working on re-organizing our contacts; if you no longer wish to receive emails from the Women's Centre, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can remove you from our mailing list. This is to avoid any further inconveniences for previous recipients. Also, if you wish to be removed from the mailing list but would still like to be notified of events, let us know as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation. **

*Also note that NEW meeting times for the 2012 semester will now be on Tuesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.*


Nipissing University Women's Centre Minutes

Next Year's Elections
- executive nominations for the 2012-2013 school year are being accepted
- if you are interested in filling a position, please contact us or come to one of our meetings to discuss
- present nominations: Morgan, Will, Laurie(?)
- contact the professors for possible recommendations(?)

Savoury Solutions for Eating Ethically: Drop-In & Discussion
- presented by Women's Centre and Pride on Campus
- tomorrow (March 7th) at 1pm - 5pm in H131

White Ribbon Campaign
- April 2nd and April 3rd
- contact art department for white and red paint as well as large brown paper, explore other options as well

Bathtub Project
- press release acknowledging all donations
- posters advertising the event will be printed out this week
- call around to local businesses for donations(?)
- transport for the products at the end of the event is being discussed. If you can help us move them, please contact us asap; out of town donations will be going to centres in Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls.
- contact Residence about donations, find out exactly what they're doing and if they can get us the donations by March 26th

End of the Year Party
- Cecil's (charged to budget, within REASON!), then Karlie's house (possible other outing?)
  --please note that if there is more than 10-15 people we will not be going to Karlie's (there is not enough room)
- go out for dinner, please RSVP as soon as possible so that we can reserve the table(s)!
- any alcohol bought will not be covered by the Women's Centre budget

Any suggestions/ideas for upcoming events or otherwise are always welcome :)
 
February 7, 2012

** PLEASE NOTE: we are working on re-organizing our contacts; if you no longer wish to receive emails from the Women's Centre, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can remove you from our mailing list. This is to avoid any further inconveniences for previous recipients. Also, if you wish to be removed from the mailing list but would still like to be notified of events, let us know as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation. **

*Also note that NEW meeting times for the 2012 semester will now be on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.*


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Talking to classes
- responding profs:  Borman, Koivukoski, Srigley, & Stange
- talk about events, our agenda
- starts next week (Feb 13 - Feb 17)

Gift Baskets

- for our 'Because I am a Girl' campaign
- Groups doing baskets so far: Best Buddies, Love the Label, WUSC, PANN, Dungeons & Dragons, Women's Centre, NUPRI(interested)
- each basket will be raffled individually (total of
- ticket priced @
- raffling will take place at the end of February
- Hailey will be looking into the advertising for the raffle (Mike Saad)
Bake Sale
- bake the weekend before and throughout the week
- WUSC will be assisting us with the baking
- coordinate who will be baking what so that there is not too much of one product
- email WUSC and D&D clubs the Doodle to sign up for table times

Pride on Campus
- Love Pub 4 Pride: February 14th
- 1 Girl, 3 Gays Dinner and a Show: February 15th

WUSC
- February 9th: Her Challenge, Your Challenge Silent Protest @ 11:30am, Education Centre Hallway
- Gender Equality Post Crisis ...? a discussion taking place in the small cafeteria

Sociology Club
- Miss-representation movie showing @ 7:30pm F213

Bathtub Project
- taking place from March 12 to March 23
- bring any unused [toiletries]
- advertisement:
- the plastic tub will be placed near ...?

International Women's Week
- contact Amelia Rising about
- advertisement?

EVE-olution
- Ameila Rising will be dropping off posters
- the event will be taking place March 3rd


Any suggestions/ideas for upcoming events or otherwise are always welcome :)
 
** PLEASE NOTE: we are working on re-organizing our contacts; if you no longer wish to receive emails from the Women's Centre, please notify us by email as soon as possible so that we can remove you. This is to avoid any further inconveniences for previous recipients. Also, if you wish to be removed from the mailing list but would still like to be notified of events, let us know as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation. **

*Also note that NEW meeting times for the 2012 semester will now be on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.*


Advertising for the Centre
-talk to classes that we are not in (gender, psych, poli-sci,?); 2-3 mins
-posting to other Facebook groups?
-ask Trina for assistance

Club Days
-a table will be set up in the main hallway during this time
-finalization of the date and time TBA

The Good Body
-Dates have been finalized: the play will run from January 31 to February 3
-advertising

Operation: Beautiful
-week of the 23rd
-sticky notes on bathroom mirrors (notes of encouragement and appreciation)

Because I am a Girl
-January(?)
-fund raising(?)

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
(Feb 26-Mar 3)
-tentative event?

Bath Tub Project

-date to be finalized (March?)


Any suggestions for upcoming events or otherwise are always welcome :)
 
From one of our very own past Executives!!
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Executive Director: Hailey Turner
Assistant Director: Sophie Hurst
Secretary: Katherine Yee
Treasurer: Michelle McLaren
Male Issues Rep.: Karlie Chalmers

VOTING: Voting will begin after the meeting at 11:30am on March 3rd and continue until 11:59pm on March 4th. Voting will take place completely online. All votes will be e-mailed to Trina Prince at vpstudentlife@nusu.com from students' Nipissing University e-mail account.
 
-- Greetings

Today I am launching a needs assessment survey on women's health.  I have attached a sheet explaining the survey and a poster.  I would greatly appreciate if you could promote it to your clients. This survey is open to FEMALES ONLY.   Appointments are preferred, so please encourage them to call to schedule a time for the interview.Any questions please contact myself.Please feel free to circulate

Kat
Kathleen Jodouin
HIV and Women Coordinator
AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area
497-3560 ext 207
jodouink@gmail.com
www.aidsnorthbay.com

You are compensated 5$ for your time and have a chance at making another 15$.
For more information contact Kat or the Nipissing Univeristy Women's Centre at nuwomenscentre@hotmail.com.

 
Vagina MonologuesAuditions Update

Cast of 16

Everyone has their parts

We’re fully casts J


Feb. Recruiting Contest

Recruiting contest for the month of February so we can getnew members.

Open to new members only. Point system. Most points at theend of the month = $50.

-1 pt. for joining the mailing list (or having a buddy joinand quoting your name)

-2pts for attending Passion Party and/or for every 1 hr. yousign up to sit at the table during the Bath Tub Project

-3 points for attending a meeting

*Bonus 3 points: 1 time only. For physically entering the WC(A244a).


T-Shirts

-meeting with Andrew on Monday

-he needs the order again, we should get them in 2-3 weeks

-price will be $20, $5 of which will be going to a charityof our choice


Passion Party

 Tuesday Feb. 1st

 7-10 pm @ The Wall

Bar is open

Games and prizes!


Bath Tub Project

Week before and after Reading Week

Feb. 14-18 + Feb. 28- Mar. 4

SJ will make a poster

We will have a sign up sheet for ppl wanting to sit at thetable

-Waiting to see if we can get a Downtown drop-off duringReading Week


Lad's N' Lashes

Feb. 25th @ Royal Legion

AIDS committee fundraiser

Buy your tickets ASAP if you’re interested

They sell out every year


Canadore/Nipissing Relay for Life

March 11th in Canadore Gym

(See Facebook for further details)

 

White Ribbon Campaign

Looking to have a ‘Run a Mile in Her Shoes’ race

(Guys running in heels)

Fundraise the month of March

Race: looking at Saturday, March 26th

Up the Monastery Trail (weather permitting, ortherwise, inUniversity)

Will need to start advertising during February

Rules: 1 inch minimum heel + heels must be on at all times

Prizes to be determined for 1st, 2ndand 3rd places (want suggestions for next week)

Suggestion: basket, foot massage

 
***Our meetings will take place on Thursday at 11:30 am in class A241***
 
Attendance: Lisanne, Jami, Trina, and Michelle
Absent: Celine, Matt, and Sarah-Jane
1.) New Meet Time
-we will begin our meetings at 11:30 sharp
-if you are late or have to leave at any point then just exit quietly
2.) Passion Party (Feb.1)
-we will have another Fantasia party at the wall on Feb. 1 at 7:10pm
-MEN and WOMEN are allowed
-it is an all inclusive event
-there will be games and prizes
3.) Club Daze (Jan. 17-21)
-Club Daze was a failure
-only two people volunteered to sit out with our bulletin board
4.) Lottery for North Bay Aids Committee
-winner ($100.00): Andy
-donation ($200.00): North Bay Aids Committee
5.) Intro Classes
-we will be touring the introduction courses and trying to recruit new members
-any existing members are encouraged to come and talk about the women’s centre at these times:
-Tuesday 6:30 (Sal’s)
-Wednesday 12:30 (Wendy’s)
6.) Lads N’ Lashes (Feb. 25)
-tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door
7.) White Ribbon Campaign
-we need to start brainstorming about this event
-Matt needs to quotes on a banner for the event
8.) Vagina Monologues
-our contribution to IWW will be this play
-auditions begin Jan. 24 and will be going until Jan 26th
-they will be held in F210
-they will be from 9:30pm-11:00pm
-Talk to Trina or Lisanne for more information
-only women can be in the play, but men can be working behind the scenes
-all WC members should be advertising in their classes because this play and its actors are not restricted to the WC and its members
-Trina has volunteered to make the tickets
-tickets will be $5 for students and $7 for the public
9.) Bath Tub Project
-we will be holding the bath tub project for two weeks this year (one week before and one week after reading week)
-members will be required to call around to local hotels, grocery stores, dentist offices, etc. to ask for donations
-the project does not require that people sit at a booth. We do need someone to flip the pool over in the morning and throw a couple of products in there and then take the products out at the end of the night and rest the pool against the wall. This needs to be done every day.
-better advertising and media coverage needs to be thought of this year
-if anyone has any ideas for attention grab then please email us back or flag one of us down in the hall.
-we need to contact Residence for support. In past year Residence has been a very helpful ally with this particular project
 
1.) New Meet Time
-we will begin our meetings at 11:30 sharp
-if you are late or have to leave at any point then just exit quietly
2.) Fantasia Party (Feb.1)
-we will have another Fantasia party at the wall on Feb. 1 at 7:10pm
-MEN and WOMEN are allowed
-it is an all inclusive event
3.) Club Daze (Jan. 17-21)
-sign-up sheet for the Club Daze will be posted on the WC’s door
-please sign up…even if it is just for an half hour
-we will have the AIDS lottery sheet set up at the table
-we need to sell the rest of the squares as soon as possible
4.) Vagina Monologues
-our contribution to IWW will be this play
-auditions begin Jan. 24 and will be going until Jan 26th
-they will be held in F210
-they will be from 9:30pm-11:00pm
-Talk to Trina or Lisanne for more information
-only women can be in the play, but men can be working behind the scenes
-all WC members should be advertising in their classes because this play and its actors are not restricted to the WC and its members
5.) Intro GEND courses
-we will be going to Sal and Wendy’s introductory courses to talk about the WC
-it will be less of a recruitment and more of a class discussion asking “what can we do to make the WC more appealing to you?”
-less formal and more class discussion
6.) Bath Tub Project
-we will be holding the bath tub project for two weeks this year (one week before and one week after reading week)
-members will be required to call around to local hotels, grocery stores, dentist offices, etc. to ask for donations
-the project does not require that people sit at a booth. We do need someone to flip the pool over in the morning and throw a couple of products in there and then take the products out at the end of the night and rest the pool against the wall. This needs to be done every day.
-better advertising and media coverage needs to be thought of this year
-if anyone has any ideas for attention grab then please email us back or flag one of us down in the hall.
-we need to contact Residence for support. In past year Residence has been a very helpful ally with this particular project
7.) IWW
-we will be putting on the Vagina Monologues
-IWW still needs speakers so if anyone has any ideas as to who could interest both student and professor then please forward them to us or Dr. Wendy Peters
8.) Constitution and Elections
-elections should happen earlier this year because most of the current executives will be gone next year. Having the elections happen earlier means that the newly elected can have ample time to shadow their respective executive.
-something to consider is whether you want voting to happen by paper or electronic ballot.
-should we or shouldn’t we fix the constitution? This was a concern of last year’s members and executives. We decided that we needed to have more member vocal participation for us to change it. Members don’t seem concerned so we won’t be changing it until someone comes to us with concern or the newly elected members ask us to.
-Because many of the members and executives will be leaving Nipissing this is a chance for younger members or other members who have been dissatisfied with the WC’s politics to come forward and enhance the WC.
-this will be discussed when we tour the Intro GEND courses
9.) New Posters for WC
-we need new posters with our new time and date on them
-Sarah-Jane is responsible for creating and distributing them
10.) New Resources
-all members should keep their eyes open for new resources that we can add to the WC
-we do have extra funding for this at this particular time