May 2008 Report

MOTHER’S DAY

The National Executive warmly greets all mothers and grandmothers, and wishes all of them good health, and many happy years. On this special day, as well as throughout the year, we express our love with gratitude and appreciation to our mothers for their many sacrifices, and undying love. On this day it may also be fitting to remember our godmothers and special aunts for their love and support. May God bless them all.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN

The UWAC has membership in the National Council of Women. This year the 115th Annual General Meeting will be held on May 30 – June 1 in Ottawa. They will be discussing many topics which interest and affect us all. Resolutions that impact all of us will be presented, dealing with important issues such as the environment, our health, and social concerns.

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE

We thank Geraldine Nakonechny, Alberta Provincial President, for the appointment of Carla Kozak as their representative to the Committee. We are still looking for representatives from British Columbia and the Eastern Region.

CONVENORS

We thank Liz Lyne, BC Provincial President for responding to our request for convenors to the Executive. The new convenors are:

Promin: Nina Colson
Ukrainian Education: Bella Bugera
Benevolent: Liz Lyne

ANKETY

We thank the branches who have submitted their ankety, and for the generous donations. If there are any branches who have not yet been able to send in their forms, we urge them to do so at their earliest convenience. Please remember to include your email addresses, as this makes contacting you very convenient.

INVENTORY

We had listed inventory items in the March issue of Promin. Please note new pricing of the following items:

  1. For Our Children (Book with Tape) – $8.00
    (A compilation of Dobr. Jane Luchak’s articles in Visnyk)
  2. For Our Children (CD) – $10.00

It is our hope that this new pricing will stimulate the movement of these very worthwhile items in our inventory.

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS

  1. 10 For 10 Fundraising Campaign – April 1 – June 30, 2008
    • to raise funds for Canadian Holodomor awareness initiatives
    • to establish a permanent Holodomor Education Fund which will support ongoing educational initiatives

    Theme: $10 in memory of 10 million
    Donations accepted in all Ukrainian Credit Unions throughout Canada.
    All donations should be made to the Holodomor Awareness Fund.
    Donations can also be sent directly to UCC, Suite 647, 167 Lombard Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0V3
    Cheques should be made payable to UCC Charitable & Educational Trust-Holodomor Awareness Fund.

  2. Holodomor: Famine Genocide Writing CompetitionOpen to students aged 14 – 19, to write about the Ukrainian famine genocide of 1932 – 1933. Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:
    First – $500; Second – $300; Third – $200
    Ten honorable mentions at $50 each will also be awarded.
    Deadline for submission : June 30, 2008
    Copies of the writing competition may be obtained from the Famine-Genocide web site at: www.faminegenocide.com