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					                            CFUW PARKSVILLE / QUALICUM
                               President: Carolyn Collyer    Vice President: Rosemary Patterson
                                     468-7116                       738-0515
                                   Club Address: Box 113 Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S7
                                                  http://www.cfuwpq.ca/

                                           Our Theme this year:
                                            THE ENRICHERS-
                                   WOMEN MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN OCEANSIDE

                                                             October 2010

General Meeting: QB Civic Centre, Oct 4 at 7:30PM The Program is Tracey Myers from
the Haven Society (Note date is one week early due to Thanksgiving)
Greeters: Jan Byers and Maureen Wood
 Hostesses are (sweets) Mary-Ellen Campbell, Shirley Ledrew and (healthy) Perry Perry
 Executive Meeting: 7 PM Oct 18, Barbara Thompson’s home

President’s Message
What a wonderful opening meeting for our club on Sept 13! Many guests and four new members were
welcomed that evening. The appetizers, punch and sweets were delicious, and we all had lots of time to chat
with other members and to get to know our guests.

The program theme for this year is: THE ENRICHERS: WOMEN
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IN OCEANSIDE. On Oct 4, Tracey
Myers, from Haven Society will be our speaker. We thank Dianne
Anderson and her program committee for arranging an interesting
and challenging series of speakers for us. Program pamphlets will be
available if you didn’t get one at the opening meeting.

We too are ENRICHERS and this month we will be concentrating on
our Book Sale. Have you marked October 29 and 30 in your
calendars? Our coordinator, Kaye Barlow, has been negotiating with
the Wembly Mall, and again this year we will be able to hold the sale
in the mall. We are hoping that a vacant store will also been donated
for us to sort the books, but we don’t know yet. In the meantime,
Rosemary Patterson says we can use her office to sort the books. This
will mean some transportation problems. Thank you Rosemary! The publicity for the book sale is off and
running with posters, radio spots and newspaper items. Thank you, Maureen Wood for your publicity plans.

What a busy club! The book clubs and bridge group are stating up again. Scholarship Trust holds its first
meeting of the year this month. The Education and Environment Committees are mounting programs and
Global Outreach is embarking on some new initiatives. The Status of Women committee is planning our
celebration for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 6, 2011. Mark your calendars.
You won’t want to miss it! Wow!
Don’t forget your coffee mug on Oct 4!
Carolyn Collyer
MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $88.00 ARE NOW PAYABLE
Cheque should be made out to CFUW Parksville/Qualicum and can be mailed to
Nita Jack Box 113, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S7

                Book bag selection 2010 2011 at 9 :30 a.m.
                                                                       Facilitator Host
Oct. 28 Galore                                Crummey, Michael         Carolyn C. Ann         .
Nov. 25 Burmese Lessons                       Connelly, Karen          Carolyn G. Gail
        & The Disappeared                     Echlin, Kim
Jan. 27 Island Beneath The Sea                Allende, Isabel          Eva         Bev
Feb. 24 Can You Hear The Nightbird Call ?     Badami, Anita Rau        Shirley     Lise
Mar. 24 The Sharper Your Knife The Less You   Flinn, Kathleen          Carol, G.   Shirley
        Cry & C’est la vie ***                Gershman, Suzy
Apr. 21 Secret Daughter                       Gowda, Shilpi            Lise        Eva
                                              Somaya
May 26 The Angel’s Game                       Ruiz Zafón, Carlos       Vicky       Carol G.
Jun. 23 Selection of Books                                                         Vicky


CFUW Afternoon Book Club 2010-2011
Meetings @ 1:30 PM on third Wednesday each month
(except December)

October 20 Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys Facilitator Joan George
Hostess Marjorie Allen

November 17 Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay Facilitator Eva Hilborn
Hostess Joan George

January 20 The Armageddon Factor by Marci McDonald Facilitator Marjorie Allen
Hostess Eva Hilborn

February 16 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell Facilitator Mary Lou MacKay
Hostess Marjorie Allen

March 17 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Facilitator Marjorie Allen
Hostess Joan George

April and May to be decided.
New Members are Very Welcome:
Contact Joan George @ 250-954-3905

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The Evening Book Club is making some changes –
please email or phone Barbara Eagles bmeagles@shaw.ca 250-752-8262

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Global Outreach
Next Meeting: The next meeting of Global Outreach will be Monday, October 25, 10 AM, at Eva Hilborn’s
home. Please join with us if you are interested in our projects or if you have suggestions for new directions.

Support of Education of Women and Girls in Developing Countries: CFUW P/Q is providing a four-year
secondary school scholarship to Belinda in Kenya, who is doing very well as she comes to the close of her
second year of studies. For information about how we came to know about Belinda, you can go to the website
of Children of Bukati.

Global Marketplace: To help provide funds to the CFUW P/Q general budget, from which the international
scholarship funds come, the Global Outreach committee is organizing a global marketplace which will take
place this year in conjunction with a CFUW P/Q event TBA. In the meantime, we ask for your help. When
you travel, we ask you to consider purchasing a small item to contribute to the marketplace. Examples of
items donated so far include handwoven fabric from Vietnam and items crafted by women’s co-ops in Nepal.
At monthly meetings, we will have a small collection box for any items you are able to contribute. Your help
will be greatly appreciated and assist CFUW P/Q in continuing its support of international scholarship.

Oceanside Global Outreach: There are many groups and individuals in our district active in global outreach.
Actually, it is amazing. We are working to compile information about these groups. With this information,
we can learn from each other, we can encourage others to join the work of these groups, and we can help to
build the profile of global outreach in our communities. People from the general community have offered to
help with this undertaking.

Contact Person: Perry (250-752-5947 or pbroe69@hotmail.com)

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Hello ladies -
The following information ' Proposed Amendments to CFUW Bylaws' will seem familiar as we voted
on these same topics at a general meeting last fall. The intention was to vote at the AGM in Ottawa;
however, the process states that the amendments to the by-laws must be distributed five months
prior to the National AGM. Unfortunately, they were not distributed within the time line; hence, we
are reviewing them again. I believe our club continues to support the by-laws as presented last fall;
however, the process must be followed (and I have been wrong many times!). Please read through
the following Proposed Amendments to CFUW Bylaws - 2010 and I will request that this item be
included on our October agenda in order to answer any questions. As usual, I am happy to meet
with any member, especially if coffee is served, to discuss this matter in greater depth.
Thanks, Mary Ellen




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Proposed Amendments to CFUW Bylaws - 2010
August 24, 2010
To: CFUW Clubs
From: Eileen A. Grant, Chair
CFUW Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee
This document contains the proposed amendments to the Bylaws intended to be voted
on at AGM 2010 in Ottawa and as reviewed by the Board at its January meeting. As
they were not presented to the membership five months prior to the AGM as required by
BY-LAW XIX.1.1 of the CFUW Constitution and Bylaws,
“Proposed amendments, accompanied by a rationale for such amendments, shall be
sent to the Chair of the Constitution, By-Laws and Standing Rules Committee. After
examination to ensure conformity with existing By-Laws, they shall be sent to the CFUW
Voting Body least five months before an Annual General Meeting.” and it was agreed
that Clubs who submitted amendments should have their amendments presented for
discussion and vote in the 2010-2011 year, an emergency amendment procedure was
approved at the 2010 AGM in Ottawa.
For your reference the 2009 Constitution, By-Laws and Standing Rules are on
the CFUW website (www.cfuw.org) in the Members-Only section.
THE PROCESS
1. Secondary amendments may be submitted until October 15, 2010. As
the final vote will be by Club, only one submission per Club will be
accepted.
Proposed amendments to these primary amendments must relate to the primary
amendment and cannot deal with a different matter in the By-Laws.
Amendments to the amendments should be sent to Eileen Grant, Chair,
Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee (eagrant10@gmail.com)
and copied to Brenda Wallace (bwallace@accesscomm.ca)
2. The revised amendments will be forwarded electronically to the Clubs
on November 1, 2010.
3. Votes on each resolution to the CFUW national office
(cfuwgen@rogers.com) OR (251 Bank Street, Suite 305, Ottawa, ON K2P
1X3) no later than midnight EST, December 7, 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: No voting cards will be sent out. Votes can be submitted
electronically or by regular post. If you are using regular post, please mail in time
to meet the voting deadline. To avoid confusion, please indicate in the subject
line or on the envelop: Attn: ―Vote – Amendments‖ and the name of your Club.
Staff will calculate the final tally based on the number of Club votes allocated at
the time of the 2010 AGM.
Please email me at eagrant10@ gmail.com with any questions you may have on the
process.
                           We look forward to your participation.




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BY-LAW II.2.2 and II.2.3 Membership Eligibility
Existing By-Law
By-Law II.2.2 and II.2.3
2. Individuals’ Eligibility
Eligibility for membership in CFUW shall be decided by the Club Membership Chair. In cases where
an applicant's eligibility may be in doubt, the decision of the Director of Membership shall be final.
Specifically, a woman shall be eligible who:
2.1. Specifically a woman is eligible who is a resident of Canada and who has:
2.1.1 Earned a degree, diploma or equivalent qualification from an institution of higher education, or
2.1.2 Been accepted for a masters or doctoral program at a recognized tertiary institution; or
2.1.3 Earned a professional designation or qualification that currently requires a degree, diploma or
equivalent qualification.
2.2 Is living outside Canada, but has received a degree from a recognized Canadian university or
college; or
2.3 Was a member of CFUW in good standing having joined under the provisions of By-Law II.2, 1
or 2 and who wishes to maintain her CFUW membership although no longer resident in Canada.
She shall forfeit her membership privileges if her membership is allowed to lapse.
Proposed Amendment to By-Law II.2.2 and II.2.3
In 2.2, strike ―but has received a degree from a recognized Canadian university or college; or “ and
Insert “and” Insert new 2.2.1
2.2.1. has received a degree from a recognized Canadian university or college; or
Insert new 2.2.2
2.2.2. is a resident of the USA, living near the Canadian border but not in close proximity to a US
club; or Renumber II.2.3 to II.2.2.3
Renumber succeeding sections of by law II.2
Amended By-Law to read:
2.2. Is living outside Canada, and
2.2.1. has received a degree from a recognized Canadian university or college; or
2.2.2. is a resident of the USA, living near the Canadian border; or
2.2.3. was a member of CFUW in good standing having joined under the provisions of By-Law II.2, 1
or 2 and who wishes to maintain her CFUW membership although no longer resident in Canada.
She shall forfeit her membership privileges if her membership is allowed to lapse.
Rationale:
CFUW Richmond was not able to offer membership to an interested university educated woman
who is resident in Point Roberts, a town in the United States that is geographically isolated from
other US communities and has no IFUW affiliate branch, chapter or club in the community. The
prospective member did not meet CFUW eligibility requirements because she neither was resident
in Canada nor received her degree from a recognized Canadian university or
College. The by-law change would permit the individual woman to join CFUW and may also apply to
women in other communities along the Canada/US border.

BY- LAW II.6 – Membership,
Existing By-Law
By-Law II.6
6. An Associate member is a member who does not qualify for regular membership, as stated in By-
Laws II.1.1; II.1.2; II.1.3.
6.1 An Associate Member shall support the objectives and purposes of CFUW
6.2 Associate Members are entitled to all the privileges and responsibilities of membership in
CFUW.

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6.3 Associate Members shall pay full CFUW per capita dues.
6.4 Associate members shall not exceed twenty-five per cent of the total number of members for
whom the Club has paid CFUW per capita dues as recorded in the most recent Club Annual Report
to National Office, that is regular CFUW members 80 per cent, Associate members 20 per cent.
Proposed Amendment to By-Law II.6.1
Submitted by CFUW Edmonton
In 6.1, Strike out ―the objectives and purposes of CFUW‖ and Insert: ―the
Purpose of CFUW as stated in Article II of the CFUW Constitution and By-Laws”
Amended 6.1 to read:
6.1. An Associate Member shall support the Purpose of CFUW as stated in Article II of the CFUW
Constitution and By-Laws

Rationale:
Clarifies the language of by-law II.6.1 by referring to the purposes as stated in
Article II of the CFUW Constitution while retaining the intent of the definition of
Associate Membership as adopted in 2009.
Proposed Amendments to By-Law II.6.1 and 6.4
Submitted by CFUW Sunshine Coast:
Strike out By-Law II.6.1 and insert new By-Law II.6.1:
6.1 An associate member is a woman who has completed at least two years of post secondary
education at an accredited University or College
Strike out By-Law II.6.4 and insert new By-Law II.6.4
6.4. Associate members may comprise up to twenty percent of the total membership of the club.
The Amended By-Law to read:
By-Law II - Membership
6. An Associate member is a member who does not qualify for regular membership, as stated in By-
Laws II.1.1; II.1.2; II.1.3.
6.1. An associate member is a woman who has completed at least two years of post secondary
education at an accredited University or College
6.2. Associate Members are entitled to all the privileges and responsibilities of membership in
CFUW.
6.3. Associate members shall pay full CFUW per capita dues.
6.4. Associate members may compromise up to twenty percent of the total membership of the club.

Rationale:
The Sunshine Coast Club of CFUW has expressed concern that having no post secondary
education in the definition of an Associate Member weakens the integrity of the CFUW as a whole.
Further, the existing explanation of the ratio of members to associate members is confusing. The
amended By-Law II.6.4 will resolve the confusion by simplifying the language. We would therefore
like to submit these amendments for discussion at the 2010 National CFUW in Ottawa in July.
NB: The Sunshine Coast proposed changes to By-Law II.6.1 change the intent of the Associate
Member definition adopted in 2009.




By-Law III.1—Dues
Existing By-Law III.1


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1 On behalf of CFUW, each Club shall collect and forward to CFUW annual per capita dues
calculated on the basis of CFUW Club members in good standing during the Club's previous fiscal
year.
Proposed Amendments to By-Law III.1
Submitted by CFUW Constitution and By-Law Committee
Insert: “Local Life Members, Associate Members and Student Members” between “members” and
“in good”
Amended By-Law III.1 to read:
1 On behalf of CFUW, each Club shall collect and forward to CFUW annual per capita dues
calculated on the basis of CFUW Club members, Local Life Members, Associate Members and
Student Members in good standing during the Club's previous fiscal year.
Rationale:
The amendment creates parallel structures with sections of By-Law II which defines membership
categories and dues payable. It clarifies the language and removes possible inconsistencies.
  Remember everyone to mark their calendars for our Christmas
 Dinner and Silent Auction meeting/event to be held on the evening of             Hospitality –
 Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Qualicum Beach                                   Kerstin Fredriksson
 Memorial Golf Club, Thalassa Restaurant .The evening starts at 5:30              Just a friendly
 cocktails, 6:30 supper and the Silent Auction to follow. All members             reminder to "lug
 are invited to attend and to bring a donated item for the auction.               your mug" to the
                                                                                  meeting.
 Sincerely, Sherry Thorpe,
 Hospitality Dinner Meetings




Due to a scheduling problem, the following profile for scholarship winner, Josianne Séguin, was not included
with the other winners in the September Newsletter.
Josianne is the recipient of a Return to School Bursary for Women. Originally from Québec, Josianne
graduated in 2007 with a B.SC. in Urban Planning from UQÀM (University of Québec at Montréal) and
moved to Qualicum with her spouse in 2008. With a degree in urban planning and a background in social
studies and humanities, Josianne sought employment in her chosen field—but there were no positions
available in the Nanaimo and Comox/Courtenay areas. While seeking employment, she became a volunteer
member of the advisory group for the Bowser village centre planning project.
Facing the challenge of joblessness, Josianne decided to look to a career in education, where there would be
more opportunities for a French-speaking bilingual university graduate. She taught FSL for eight hours a week
at the Oceanside/Nanaimo Montessori Schools and was a contractual tutor for District 69 (within the First
Nations Education Program) working with elementary and middle school French immersion students. The
principal of the Montessori schools describes Josianne as ―...a gift to her students...‖
In September Josianne will attend VIU as a fourth year student in the BED post-baccalaureate degree program
(Teacher Education) in order to obtain her BC teaching license. Her outstanding academic performance, her
commitment to her professional career goals and her personal strengths are sure to bring Josianne great
success.
Shirley Ledrew, for the CFUW-PQ Scholarship Trust




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Subject: The Environmental meeting Sept 20th for the newsletter

Those in attendance; Barbara Day Sort, Marina Bakker-Ayers, Doreen Hanna and Jane
Riley. Regrets; Rosemary Patterson.
We started the meeting with a call to action surrounding the fish in the oil-sands
situation. The Athabasca region fish are demonstrating increasing numbers of tumours
and disfigurations which are linked to the oil production close by. These abnormalities
have been noticed and studied since 1986. It's time something was done.
It was suggested by Barbara that we look into a group that raises funds and raises
awareness globally called AVAAZ and that we consider some of their projects and take
them on as our own, and also see if they or David Suzuki are mounting any type of effort
aimed toward the solution of the Athabasca situation. We also are finding out who is in
charge of the environmental concerns of Alberta.
We learned that more and more American cruise ships are dumping their grey water in
our Canadian waters since the US has made it illegal to do so in their waters. Also Google
"Garbage Island" to see other evidence of cruise ship dumping.
We have questions about the new compost incentive and how that will play out. The
information thus far is confusing.
Also have the question of Victoria dumping raw sewage into the ocean. Is this for real??
We need to find out.
Doreen noticed in the summer that despite water restrictions regulations a local high
school was using clean drinking water to power wash the parking lot. HMMMM?? Why in
fact does Canada not have a system such as Australia whereby grey water is used to water
lawns and for other jobs that don't require potable water? We are so wasteful of a resource
that is life giving.
We discussed the value of recycling clothes and other household items at SOS and Value
Village. We concluded that we do have the power to change the world by using our money
wisely and not supporting the big corporations that advertise and pressure us to
consume. We can be good stewards of the earth by Recycling Reducing and reusing
consistently.
We talked a lot about the deplorable food situation and how much of what most people eat
is not food.
See "Food Matters" on You Tube.
We set up a schedule of five minute talks to present to our general members at meetings
throughout the upcoming year this is in accordance with the "The Enrichers" theme of our
club. We wish to educate and enrich our members.
The tentative schedule for our five minute talks is Jane, Oct- GMOs, Doreen, Nov.- The
Dirty Dozen, Marina, Jan.--- Victoria issue??, Barbara, Feb.,- Sustainable fish,
Rosemary?? March,- fragrances?? Jane, April-What are they doing to the
animals?        Rosemary?? May,- Marketing of junk food to kids.
We decided that it would be best to have our meetings the Wednesday following the
executive meeting i.e. usually 10 days after the general meeting as two of our committee
members are also on the executive board.
Next meeting is October 13th at 7pm at 458 Heather Place, Parksville. We welcome new
members, and ideas.
Jane Riley

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Social Justice Issue – Eva Hilborn
The Kairos and the Coalition for strong communities want to have a regular (monthly) film
night. The films would focus on social justice issues. Following the film there would be a
scheduled time for discussion; the discussion group would have a facilitator (not necessarily an
expert in the field) but would field questions. Both groups would like CFUW – QP to become a
partner in this venture. I would like 2 members to be on the planning committee. Any costs
involved would be covered by donations at the door.
Anyone interested contact Eva.




                                                                    Sept meeting
                     Betty Price
         Receiving the ―Olive‖ photo of the year
         award




                                                   Past president bouquet




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