AGM 2019 - Minutes
By Polly Dobie
BRITISH COLUMBIA LITERACY COUNCIL
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION
British Columbia Literacy Council of the International Literacy Association
Date: Annual General Mtg. Wed. Oct 2, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
Location: David Livingstone Elementary School (Library)
315 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver
Attendance – ILA / BCLCILA memberships verified
Linda Klassen <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Liz Bell email@example.com
Karen Addie firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorna Bennett L5bennet@shaw.ca
Honey Halpern <email@example.com>
Shirley Choo firstname.lastname@example.org
Geri Gruft email@example.com
Lori Jamison firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Froese <email@example.com>
Kelly Patrick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Polly Dobie: email@example.com
Garth Brooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Mike Bowden email@example.com (preferred email)
- Welcome, Introductions and Refreshments:
- Brief history of why BCLCILA - ReadingBC has come back to establish itself as a presence in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver .
- Kamloops had a vibrant literacy community. Intention was to move BCLCILA to Kamloops to grow the organization. Has not been successful over the last 3 years. Moving BCLCILA back to Vancouver for another attempt to grow the organization.
- Emphasis on building capacity around literacy in B.C[Office1] .
- Focus has been on recruiting a diverse range of educators with well-developed networks with practicing teachers (ie. elementary[Office2] [CF3] , secondary, library, public and private systems, classroom teachers, resource teachers and administrators)
- Two events were held in June, 2018 at University Hill Elementary School to indicate the BCLCILA is active in the Lower Mainland and to provide a template for the running of a Professional Development Event and Community Literacy Event. The purpose was to promote ILA and build capacity. Joyce Perreault[Office4] , Indigenous author and Indigenous[Office5] Support Worker at Elementary / Middle School facilitated both events focusing on Medicine Wheel teachings featuring her new book, All Creation Represented.
- Website has been updated. It is a work in progress.
- Twitter Handle established for BCLiteracyCouncil-Canada @BCLiteracyCoun1 to establish a social media presence: 81 followers to date. Please remember to include handle in tweets.
- Discussion about the session Lori has decided to provide will lead the author session (Pro-d / date and location t.b.a.)
- Discussion about getting the information out /promote regularly (communication/social media.)
- Discussion about link to ILA membership and provincial membership-discussion about ‘branch for membership’
- Discussion about linking our members with ILA at the AGM (networking / face to face/conversations). “It’s a gathering and a sharing.”
- Discussion about people around the province wanting to have a voice and to be supported.
- Book Sharing: tabled until the next meeting.
- Bylaws review:
-Motion: name of association, defining more what the coordinator does, roles played and to played by the Executive.
-We do not have a parallel structure with ILA. and have struggled as a group and so it will be tabled for a future.
Motion: To defer discussion to a future date.
Motion by Shirley seconded by Lori
Thank you to Garth, Mike and Carrie for their work on the by-laws revision
- Additions to the Agenda
Motion to accept – Linda
Seconded by Karen
- Acceptance of the Minutes of AGM (Jan. 17, 2017) & Business Meeting (May 12, 2019) Previous Minutes Approval:
Motion to approve: Linda
Seconded by Karen.
Carried / 2 Abstentions
- President’s Report: Mike B. is not at meeting in person / Carrie provided an overview of move from the Interior to Lower Mainland Vancouver
- Treasurer’s Report:
Motion – Garth
Seconded by Linda.
Discussion of financial report.
Carried – No Abstentions
- Provincial Coordinator’s Report / Carrie Froese
-Two councils have been inactive / Mike aspires to revitalize South Central Literacy Assoc. group based in Kamloops / Carrie aspiring to revitalize BCLCILA in Lower Mainland of Vancouver, B.C.
- Outreach Report – Honey Halpern – Nil report
- Membership Report / Carrie Froese
-The last membership list does not accurately reflect new members.
-Approximately 42 members as of October 2, 2019.
- Election of Executive 2019-2020
Nominations and Voting-
Past President (appointed position): Mike Bowden,
President: Carrie Froese (acclaimed) / Honey Halpern (Withdrew her name)
V.P.: Linda Klassen (acclaimed)
Director of Membership Development: Kelly Patrick (winner by majority vote) / Lorna Bennett,
Secretary: Polly Dobie (winner by majority vote) / Meredith Kezar
Treasurer: Garth Brooks (winner by majority vote) / Shirley Choo
Recommendation for Provincial Co-ordinator : Karen Addie / Lori Jamieson (withdrew her name)
Motion to destroy the ballots after being tallied
Moved – Lori
Seconded – Honey
Thank you to all of the people who put their names forward for consideration.
- Elected council 2019-2020:
President: Carrie Froese
Vice President: Linda Klassen,
Director of Membership Development: Kelly Patrick
Secretary: Polly Dobie
Treasurer: Garth Brooks
Recommended Provincial Coordinator : Karen Addie
- Proposed Resolutions/ New Business/ Mike Bowden: Request that bylaws be considered.
Motion: A date be set before the next meeting for clarification of bylaws.
Moved – Garth
Seconded – Polly
Motion: The date to clarify bylaws be set for November 25, 2019.
Moved – Garth
Seconded - Carrie
20. Strategic Planning Committee / Mike Bowden: tabled
21. Grant and Project Committee: tabled
22. ILA Canadian Reception/ Garth Brooks: tabled
23. CSIG-L/ Garth Brooks: tabled
8. ILA Attendance: Mike, Carrie and Garth to attend upcoming conference in New Orleans
Carrie has scheduled a meeting with Tiffany Sears at ILA to discuss revitalization of BCLCILA in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, as well as, including but not limited to good governance, by-law revision, procedures and policies, on-line votes, Spring Training session with ILA staff
9. Financial Institutions /By-Laws : tabled
10. Annual Calendar: tabled
11. Next Meeting: t.b.a.
12. Meeting adjourned: 6:45 pm
Moved - Garth / Seconded - Karen / Carried
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“One Teacher – Thirty-Two Needs”
Successful Strategies for Reaching Diverse Writers
Friday, October 25th, 2013
Executive Hotel: 4201 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Colleen Cruz tackles one of the most significant issues in writing instruction today: How to reach the needs of struggling writers. Teaching the skill of writing is viewed by many educators as a major objective; teaching the will of writing is too often an afterthought. Through her humourous personal experiences and her practical suggestions for teaching writing in the classroom, Colleen Cruz inspired teachers and gave them the tools to help their students to become enamoured with writing.
Ms. Colleen Cruz is a dynamic writer, educator, and consultant, who serves as an instructor at Columbia University in New York, where she teaches at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Through the Project, she works as a staff developer in New York City public schools, as well as a literacy consultant nationally and internationally. Author of many teachers’ resource guides and the young adult novel, Border Crossing, Colleen shares her love for reading and writing, as well as her experience teaching writers with diverse needs in a witty, fun, and powerful way.
8-8:30 Registration and “Kidsbooks” display
8:30-10:15 Keynote: “One Teacher – Thirty Two Needs”
10:15-11:15 Break (tea, coffee, and snack will be served)
11:15-12:30 “One Teacher – Thirty Two Needs, Topics, and Plans”
1:30 – 2:45 Teaching Writing Through Pop Culture
IRA Members: $90
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Discount for Group of 8 (full day only):
$686.50 ($85.80 per person)
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