Seminars Committee Report - November 2001
In the last year, the Seminars Committee has continued to offer lunchtime presentations on a wide range of topics. These have included a series on financial planning seminars, as well as sessions on work-related issues. Most recently, Tony Bute conducted a series of sessions on our new collective agreement. The committee has continued to incorporate topics identified by the Executive and suggestions by members. Seminars have included:
November 28 Introductory class in Taoist Tai Chi - Cheryl Sivertsen
January 17 The Wealthy Barber (video)
January 24 Budget Planning - Peggy Waterton, Dollars and Sense
February 13 RSPs - Alison Parry and Tim Chan, [company name is in the file]
March 7 RESP's and the Alternative - Tony Southwell, Solguard
March 13, 14, 20, 21 Bargaining
March 19 Seeing the Invisible People - Where are Victoria's hundreds of "halfbreeds" hiding? Dana Lynn Seaborn, Victoria Metis Assoc.
April 11 Your UVic Pension - Susan Service
April 26 The Rattle in Seattle - Don Lovell, Daphne Donaldson
May 1, 2, and 3 Tour of Finnerty Gardens - Agnes Lynn
May 9 Achieving Balance - Sue Smith, Interlock
May 16 Compensatory Time Off - Tony Bute
October 10, 11, 17 Bargaining - Tony Bute
Members of the committee during 2000/01 were Jane Kovach, Helen Landsdowne, Sandra Guerreiro, and Maggie Cooper Little (chair to July 2001), and Bert Annear (appointed as Chair in September 2001). The committee wishes to thank all those who gave presentations or helped in the arrangement of seminars during the past year. Suggestions for future speakers and topics are always welcome.