September 2008 Report

Autumn is here again with its cool mornings and evenings, which make us look back at the summer with, perhaps for some of us, a hint of nostalgia, thinking of days when outer wear was not a necessity. We hope that each of you had a great summer, and are revitalized for a new season of activity. May all of you have a successful, productive organizational year.

Constitution Committee

We will begin work on reviewing the constitution sometimes in September, when concrete plans as to how this committee will function will be made. The committee is composed of the following people:

British Columbia – Vicky Pushka Phone – 604 588 8690
Alberta – Carla Kozak Phone – 780 456 4141
Saskatchewan – Cecilia Kachkowski Phone – 306 374 7675
Manitoba – Olena Garrity phone – 204 253 9574
Ontario – Vacant at present. Anyone who is interested in this work should contact
Provincial President, Ulana Kryworuchko.

Any branch wishing to make suggestions regarding Constitution changes or additions should discuss this in September, and contact your Provincial representative with your suggestions, so that they are prepared when the actual work begins.

Donations

We thank the branches who sent us their donations to WFUWO and Ukrainian Social Services, and we appreciate your generosity. These monies will be sent to the respective organizations in September. We will publish the total amounts donated in the next issue of Promin. Any branch still wishing to make a donation can do so till the middle of September.

Convenors

To date we have not had reports from any of the convenors about the work being done in their province. We want to encourage the convenors to let us know what has been happening. We know that there is good work going on out there. Please share it with us and our readers.

World Federation of Ukrainian women’s Organizations

It has come to our attention that some of the branches are not quite familiar with the work of the WFUWO, and what they are all about, nor how we fall into this scenario. Members of the WFUWO are all the Ukrainian Women’s organizations on this globe, and our UWAC became a member after we voted in favor of a motion for such membership at the National CYC Convention in 1991. In belonging to this organization, we are a part of the very necessary work being done by them.

There is good information on their website for anyone who wishes to find out more. The website address is: www.wfuwo.org. Follow the links to get the info you want.

We will include info in our next newsletter for those who do not have access to the internet. You will also find much info by “Googling” WFUWO.

Dates to Remember

  • October 4, 2008 – Eastern Convention
  • October 24, 2008 – Saskatchewan Provincial Convention
  • November 4, 2008 – Manitoba Provincial Convention