NSSSA Minutes From:
Metro Regional Cabinet Meeting
Location: Mount St. Vincent University, Rosaria Building, Room 104
Time of Commencement: 19:05
Time of Adjournment: 19:35
Duration: Half an hour
Present Voting Members: Cody Campbell, Hannah Hewlin, Celia Briand, Ciara Harris, Annabelle Linders, Kat Pindera, Robie Gonzales, Alex Torrealba, Anna Gaudet, Kailey Webber, Becca MacAulay, Mary Stackaruk, Claire Kleinknecht
Present Non-Voting Members: Quinn MacIsaac
Regrets: Fortesa Sahiti, Hannah Johnson
Loose Ends: The WENDY’s need to return costumes to people but will get that done as soon as possible. No one replied to the lost and found Facebook post, so the items will be donated to Value Village or charitable organizations such as Out of the Cold. Cheque requisitions need to be completed. Anna needs to get some items from Annabelle and Hannah and Anna have both completed receipts to send back to schools but need a particular stamp before they can do so. All remaining fuzzies from conference were given to Claire, as she is Welcoming Co-Chair on Conference Committee.
New Event: Due to miscommunication between cabinet and the trio, the event that was to be planned out to occur on March 3 cannot be held, but can be used as a suggestion for next year. This is because the primary focus of the organization right now is to raise money for delegates to attend Provincial Conference and promotion of both Inclusion and Provincial Conference that are coming up. A Prep Rally and fundraisers for Provincial Conference can still be held, and if it were possible to scale the other event to three-hours maximum, it could still be held.
Cabinet Activity: Anna suggested that as a cabinet, it would be a good idea to come together and volunteer at a local community volunteer centre such as serving soup at a soup kitchen or doing a drive for something. Suggestions for organizations to volunteer with are Feed Nova Scotia, Out Of The Cold, Beacon House, or a nursing home. Out of the Cold operates at St. Matthews Church for people without homes to have a warm place to sleep at night times and are served a meal. Annabelle knows Luke McDonald who buys surplus shoes and gives them to homeless people in Halifax in need of shoes and needs help sort the shoes before giving them out.
Miscellaneous: While on this break period, cabinet members can begin to look at writing out and making their turnover packages. During Prep Rally, there will be a dance taught for Metro to go on stage at the Provincial Conference talent show made by the WENDY’s. Mary was looking for volunteers to help her with a booth at the Opportunities Fair at Provincial Conference. The booth is where people would swab their stem cells and their information would be kept in an international registry for matching’s of possible medical donations and the volunteers would just monitor and show people how to do it. Mary was looking for about six potential volunteers and found four in Alex, Hannah H, Ciara, and Annabelle.
Motion to Adjourn: Becca motioned to adjourn the meeting at 19:53 and Anna seconded the motion. Motion passed, meeting adjourned.
Date of Next Meeting: There will be no meeting January 28 as it is during cabinet’s exam week.