SWSA Meeting #3

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1.        Ben Cannon, VP Student Life, Students’ Union attended the meeting.  Ben explained that there are proposed changes to the way Faculty Clubs are governed and funded.  SWSA will be kept in the loop about these proposed changes by the Students’ Union.

2.       United Way Fundraisers.  SWSA would like to be involved in all of the upcoming United Way fundraisers. 
The Day of Change: October 25: 11:30 – 1:30 – SWSA will have as many members present as possible. 
Bake Sale: Each SWSA member will bake at least one dozen baked goods.  A couple of members will volunteer at the table.
Mini golf tournament: SWSA has at least one team for the tournament.

3.       SWSA Christmas Party for the Faculty of Social Work: A toy drive will be held for the Calgary Women’s Centre.  The new date for this event is December 6, from 12 noon until 1pm.  It will be a potluck.  All students, staff, family and friends are welcome! 

We will be asking all students and faculty members attending the party to bring new, unwrapped gifts for children.  They have a priority need for kids ages 8 to 12; gift cards for teenagers; and gift baskets for women.

4.       SWSA Membership fee of $1 was collected today, and the membership list was handed in to the Social Work office.  This list will be used to hand out the SWSA office key.  Student IDs will be used as collateral. 

5.       A discussion was held that SWSA needs to recruit more members; specifically more third year social work students.  SWSA member Naomi volunteered to help with recruitment by giving her class information about SWSA and upcoming events.

6.       Three workshops through the U of C Community Helpers’ program will be held in the Faculty of Social Work: 1.  The Helping Skill (Proposed date of Wednesday, November 13 at 3:30pm), 2.  Enabling and Handling Stress (Proposed date of Friday, November 22 at Noon), and 3.  Relationships (Proposed date of (Thursday November 28 at Noon).  Dates to be finalized ASAP. 


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