CISV NEWS & Upcoming Activities
March 2009 Mar 8 - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Mar 21 – INTERNATIONAL Day for the
ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
April 22 – EARTH DAY
Sat Mar 14 8:30-10:30 YsMen Breakfast, Saunders St. Have a great breakfast for $5
and support Camp Magaguadavic .. site of our CISV 2008 Village & future programs!
CISV Board Meeting in the Budovitch rm over breakfast ! All welcome to attend.
Use our CISV Fredericton Website …Check the calendar for dates & details, get
forms and documents www.cisvfredericton.ca
CISV NEWS – an international publication is available online
IN THIS ISSUE LIKE STONES TOSSED INTO A POND. DEVELOPMENTS IN VIETNAM. DOING
CISV AT SCHOOL. JUST HAVING FUN. SUSAN’S USA AWARD. INTERNATIONAL SUMMER
CISV Friends - To help you stay connected with your friends and with CISV, this
website has been created – a type of “village” where you can meet friends, learn about
the latest CISV activities and join in with your comments and creativity.All CISV
members can register on this Website and EVERYONE who attends an
International CISV Programme MUST register on Friends http://friends.cisv.org/
2009 International Programs
Welcome & Congratulations to all delegates, leaders and families.
We know you will have an enriching experience. CISV Fredericton and your program
chair(s) look forward to getting to know new members & working with everyone as you
prepare for your program. We look forward to your involvement and contribution to
CISV … helping us to continue to grow, develop, and meet CISV goals.
Thank You to Program Chairs, Leadership Selection committee, and the Minicamp
staff- Crystal Fraser & Sarah Green; Jane McGinn and her mini-camp Meal helpers !
Introducing Delegates: ( 42 participants) * note vacant positions
1) hosted by Mexico City- leader, Aaron Lobb; youth- Riley Davies, Nikol Mashtalyar,
Stanley Mayambo, Josh Charlton
2) hosted by Costa Rica (Dec-Jan) – leader, Heidi Smith; youth – Connor Weeks, Max
Kerr, Alana Bohnsack, girl vacancy
Village Junior Counselor:
1) hosted by Denmark – Tyler Allison
Summer Camp Delegations:
1) hosted by Calgary – leader, Stephanie McAnany; youth- Sebastian Westner, Rachel
Neal, Christina Vietinghoff, male delegate tbc
2) hosted by Madrid Spain – leader, Jen Mercier; youth – Patrick Belzile, Philip Sexton,
Phoebe Marmura Brown, Sophie Flanagan
1) with Austria (phase 2) : leader, Yvette Seeley Jones; youth – Myriam Whalen,
Danielle Leger, Lety Leon de Gante, Elise Bohnsack, Alex Rioux, Mathieu King, Alex
2) with Denmark (phase1): leader, Pam Thomas; youth - Liam Matson, Travis Daley,
Daniel Lutes, vacant boy, Abygail Berg, Erin Guilfolye, Eilidh Gilbert Walsh, 2 vacant
3) with Germany (short phase1&2): leader Kim Hawkes; youth – Maxime Thibodeau,
Robbie McGibbon, Nathaniel Wallace, Claire Vezina, Janelle Aikens tbc, girl vacancy
1) hosted by Austria – Eris MacDonald Rahn
2) hosted by France – vacant age (19-25)
1) hosted by Mexico City – Danielle Belyea
2) hosted by Quito Ecuador – Taryn McKenzie Mohr
3) hosted by Colombia – Erik Bohnsack
1) hosted by Denmark – vacant ( age 19 – adult )
Village Staff Positions -( usually volunteer positions but travel would be covered)
1) “Cooking up Peace” hosted by Victoria July 4-31:
Victoria Chapter is seeking applicants age 25 or older to join their Village Staff.
Contact Allison Hastings firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Vancouver Village July 4th - July 31 is seeking staffing applications
Contact Janet Munro (Village Chair) email@example.com Tim Dickert(Camp
Training began for leaders prior to the 1st Meeting of parents, youth & leaders Feb 22.
March 21-22 -Local training weekend. Our chapter’s leadership trainers guided by
Crystal Fraser who sits on the National Leadership training committee, will do the initial
training expected by CISV Canada.
* Thanks to Pegi McKay for coordinating meals for this weekend and thanks to
April 3-5 National training weekend hosted by St Gregoire chapter conducted for the
eastern region. Leaders from Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, and Halifax chapters come
together to continue to learn from National trainers as well as each other.
CISV Canada Spring Board Meeting ( SBM) – May 1-3
CISV Canada has 2 National Board meetings a year, AGM in Nov and SBM in May. The
National Board is made up of chapter reps ( usually the chapter chair or vice). The SBM
is a meeting for chapters to meet with the executive to review business, discuss and share
success and challenges of CISV Canada as well as learn from each other.
The cost of this meeting is covered by CISV Canada National Budget.
CISV Fredericton AGM & Year End Social – Sat May 30/09
Odell Park – potluck late afternoon meeting, social for all CISV members. Junior Branch
will have activities. Stay tune for further details …
Give some thought to volunteering for Board & Committee positions…High on the
priority list is a co-chair of the Board ( co-chair with Chris Daley) and vice or co-vice
chair. Judy Coates who is current chair of the Board would move to past chair.
Prior to the AGM all chapter members will receive reports including a financial review of
past year and proposed budget for 09-10. The following will give you an idea of our
chapter expenses and income over 08-09 :
Chapter Expenses ( approx):
1) National Dues - $5,350.
2) National Development Fund - 1,140.
3) National Memorial Fund - 20.
4) Leadership Training Expenses - 300
5) Program Administration Expenses- 200
6) Operating Costs ( + NBM ) 2,000
7) Hosting Fund - 3,000
8) Merchandise –
9) Financial Assistance Fund 1,000
Total expenses approx = $13,010
Revenue ( approx)
1) memberships 08-09
55 pd memberships ($65) - $3,575
7 prorated memberships ($10)- 70
2) International Participation fee – (30 x100)- $3,000
3) HJ&B - 595
4) Cheese Sales - 2,400
5) Chapters Store - 635
6) Kents Inventory - 1,200
7) Merchandise –
8) Mini camp profit - 278
Total income ( approx) = $11,683
Note … We have a shortfall of approx $1,400 in our revenues to meet our projected
budget. One fundraiser would do it ! Any ideas or volunteers to coordinate one ?
Royal Facial Tissue for Sale
Call to purchase 454-5631 $ .75 / box of 140 2ply tissues
Summer Student Employee Grant
The chapter has submitted a funding application to the Federal- Canada Summer Jobs
and Provincial SEED program. If we receive funding, we’ll hire a student to assist with
the IC hosting phases and to do some chapter administrative tasks. We have been
fortunate to have student employees over the past several years.
CISV Fredericton hosts a Seminar Camp in 2010 !
This will be a 3 week camp for youth age 17-18 and staff ( 2 home staff and 2
international staff) . A hosting committee to plan logistics and provide support needs to
be established in next few months. Give some thought to making this happen ! Contact
any Board member if you are interested in learning more about the planning committee’s
role. The site will be Magaguadavic Lake Y’sMen Camp.
CISV Fredericton hosts an IPP in summer 2011 !
If you would like to attend the next brain storming meeting or have some ideas to offer
please contact Andrea Feunekes firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Coates 454-5631
Mark your calendar for these CISV & Community Activities:
1) The Future of Peace Exhibition- March UNB Art Centre. The Future of Peace,
comprised of original works by artists from across the province, challenges the
assumption that violence, even war, is sometimes necessary to achieve freedom, equality,
fairness, and opportunity, particularly for women. The Future of Peace
exhibition is a joint initiative of the UNB Art Centre and the Fredericton Voice of
Women for Peace (VOW). “This exhibit explores the concept of peace,
what it means to individuals, and how they see it playing out in society in the future”,
2) Building Peace/ Making History: 100 years of women’s peace-building in Canada
In conjunction with The Future of Peace, this historical exhibit will be displayed at the
Art Centre. Compiled by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, it features archival
photographs that reveal the courageous struggle for peace by Canadian women over the
last century. International Women’s Day began in 1911 as a day of global celebration for
the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
3) Thursday, March 12th A Survivor's Story: Sally Wasserman
7PM Room C13,Head Hall, UNB.Presented by SHOUT UNB
During the second world war 1.5 million Jewish children were murdered by the Nazis.
Sally Wasserman is one of the 10% of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust. Sally
survived because two very brave and courageous gentiles risked their own lives to hide
her, protect and love her. Sally arrived in Canada February 1947 as a 12 year old war
orphan, her parents and 6 year old brother were murdered in Auschwitz a Nazi death
camp in Poland. Sally is the only remaining member of her family and has an incredible
story about just how much the Holocaust effected and altered the lives of every single
victim, both those who perished and those who survived.
4) Reading - March 13, 7:00 pm @ UNB Art Centre Mem Hall by Andria Hill-Lehr,
peace activist, mother, advocate, author “A Mother’s Road to Kandahar
5) Sat Mar 14 “ Around the World in Fredericton”
Jr JB activity for youth ages 9-12 ; 2-4pm @ Wilmot United Church,
Contact: Ivana 454-0749
6) Sat Mar 14 – African Night @ SUB Cafeteria UNB 7pm
Organized by UNB African Student Association,
Tickets $12 adult, $6 child at Culture’s Boutique, MCAF, Kings Place ( Cigs n Things)
* get your CISV friends together & enjoy this evening
7) Thurs. Mar 19 – Multicultural Fair @ Market 10-4pm To commemorate -
INTERNATIONAL Day for the ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
- enjoy variety of ethnic foods, displays, and entertainment throughout the day
8) ArtZone ( A Student group): Collateral Damage Exhibit Fri March 20 - April 9,
@ UNB Art Centre – Memorial Hall
-Opening March 20, 7:00 pm Performance by the UNB Rebelles ( Gumboot stomp) &
9) Performance -March 25, 7:00 pm Songs of Peace UNB Chorale & Fredericton
Ladies Choir @ The Future of Peace Exhibition- UNB Art Centre
10) JB Eastern Mini-camp - Mar or April tba A camp JB organize for youth age 14
11) Maine CISV Minicamp - April 24-26 – details will be emailed to members
12) Early May – JB City Clean up activity
13) CISV National Camp - mid August; hosted by St Gregoire Que Chapter
National Camp is a week long programme for JBers 11+. Initially each chapter will be
allocated 4 spots, with remaining spots filled from a national waitlist
ONE PEACE By Janet Wilson, Eden Mills Ontario
In One Peace, Janet Wilson brings to light the power young people can have to effect
change in society. Drawing upon inspirational children from around the world, Wilson
structures her book around individuals such as Faris Calle of Colombia, Zlata Filipovic of
Bosnia and Canada's own Craig Kielburger and their work. While the title suggests that
all her subjects are "activists," this is not necessarily so. Wilson also highlights children
who take simple but powerful steps, such as writing letters, as well. Her own beautiful
portraits of the young activists give the book a touching dimension that is unique among
nonfiction texts. Wilson's writing style is factual and direct, yet still manages to be
poignant. The research that has gone into the book is commendable. In addition to her
main examples, she also includes photographs, fascinating facts (such as the origin of the
famous peace symbol), poetry from children in war-torn countries, and comprehensive
end notes. Without being condescending, Wilson has managed to convey to her readers
the importance of peace, compassion and determination. She also avoids the pitfall of
explicitly emphasizing how truly fortunate children in Canada are; her profiles and facts
do that on their own.
One Peace is an outstanding addition to any teacher's or librarian's bookshelf and will no
doubt be popular for its beautiful design and inspirational message.
Author names CISV his charity of choice
In Beneath a Marble Sky John Shors recreates an historical Hindustan brimming
with breathtaking intrigue and containing the secret truth of the Taj Mahal for a world
still in awe of its enduring majesty.
A portion of the proceeds from Beneath a Marble Sky will be used to support CISV