Meeting minutes: October 25 general committee

Thanks to Jorden for being awesome minute-taker!

The minutes of the meeting are here: 25_10-2010 Minutes

Please be aware of all ACTION items in the minutes (they are highlighted in red) – also, there are a few volunteer opportunities to be aware of (also highlighted in red):

  1. Volunteering for Storybook project
  2. Volunteering with bookclub(s)
  3. Volunteering with the EPL book borrowing project
  4. Volunteering on the fundraising committee to put on a art show/fundraiser at Latitude 53 in the new year

Thanks to everyone who attended and to all those who submitted reports/regrets!


June 21, 2010 meeting minutes

We had a very productive committee meeting at the prison on June 21, 2010. We were lucky to have Cathee at the meeting to answer many of our questions and contribute to our plans and discussions. Thanks to so many of our committee members coming out – we had 16 in attendance!

Our plan to host the next meeting at the prison again – stay tuned for the suggested date and time (probably in September.)

You can read the minutes of the meeting here: 21_06_2010minutes

Thank you to Laura for being the awesome note-taker!

Next general committee meeting: Thursday, February 25 2010

The next general meeting of the GELA Prison Library and Reintegration committee will be held: Thursday, February 25th at 5:30 pm at Henderson Hall at the University of Alberta.

For those of you unfamiliar with Henderson Hall  – you can access it from the Rutherford South Atrium entrance at the University of Alberta. There is some street metered parking as well as surface lots (rates drop after 4:30 pm)

Agenda items include:

  • reports from subcommittees:
  1. bookclub,
  2. storybook,
  3. CLA presentation,
  4. bookdrive (wish list etc)
  • technological literacy for the women
  • fundraising ideas

You can read the minutes from the December 2009 meeting here.

See you next week!


Christmas cards from the Women and December Meeting Minutes

The GELA prison library and reintegration committee received two beautiful cards from some of the EIFW women last week.  One is from Cathee who addressed it to “all of our volunteers and supporters from GELA” . Wishing us a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010, she also wrote:

On behalf of the women at EIFW, I’d like to thank you for all that you’ve done for us. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!

Another card was addressed to “all of our Storybook Volunteers” and is signed by many of the Storybook Project participants with the message:

 “Merry Christmas to all of you. Thank you very much for bringing us closer to our children.”

We will have these cards to show all of you at the next committee meeting.

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to the meeting last week – we had 11 people show up and it was great to see some new faces! Welcome everyone!

Laura was awesome and took minutes – thank you Laura! You can read them here: Minutes2009_12_10

Book Club meeting

At the last committee meeting, we discussed having a Book Club Subcommittee (I suppose that would be a sub-Subcommittee..?).  I’d like to have a meeting within the next few weeks, but I recognize that October can be very busy.  Nevertheless, I’m going to throw out a few dates in October and a couple in November.  I was thinking of holding it at Remedy (close to the U of A and on a bus route) at 5:30 – does that work for everyone?

[FYI – The next book club meeting at the prison is on November 7th & the book is A Thousand Splendid Suns]

Here are a few dates:

(this Friday) October 16th 

(next Friday) October 23rd                                                                                                                            

Tuesday, October 27                                                                                                                                    

Monday, November 3rd                                                                                                                             

Thursday, November 5th