“The Social Planning Council of Williams Lake and Area (SPC) is an open forum to facilitate and share information, programs, projects, issues and connections. Our mandate is to inform, recognize, and celebrate social developments to City Council, organizations and public citizens.” Funding support is received by the City of Williams Lake and the TNC United Way.
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What is The Social Planning Council?
o Monthly Meetings: Attend meetings with guest speakers from within the community &/or presentations at each meeting. We currently meet the fourth Monday of every month (excluding summer) at City Hall with light lunch by donation.
o Facebook & Email Group: Utilize the network on Facebook. Start discussions, learn about & share upcoming community events, projects and meetings. If you don’t use Facebook, then join the email network instead.
o Inform City Council:The SPC provides reports to City Council regularly and the City keeps the SPC informed. Use the network and have your voices heard.
Strategic Direction of the Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area:
o Poverty Reduction and the local Living Wage Campaign.
o Community Collaboration and Networking.
o Retention and Succession of residents within the Area.
Community Social Planning:
o Supports communities in building an integrated approach to complex problems that take into account social, economic, and environmental concerns.
o Maximizes the effectiveness of often scarce resources by working to reduce duplication, overlap and competition.
o Provides an ongoing forum for communication, coordination and conflict resolution.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
SPC Annual General Meeting Minutes (draft) - Nov 4, 2016
SPC Annual General Meeting minutes (draft) - Nov 4, 2016 Nov 4, 2016 - 10:45 am - Pioneer
Complex (Williams Lake), Room 106
attendance (from sign-in sheet): Rosanna McGregor, Jessica Dunn, Anne Burrill,
Kathie Vilkas, Diane Wright, Shannon Thom, Leah Selk, Stacey Miranda, Bruce
Mack, Myrissa Krenzler, Sharon Taylor, Larry Stranberg, Kimberly Fetcher, Sarah
Bruckner, Dodi Smith, Sabina Donnelly, Terri McGraw, Sarah Jackman, Jan
Fichtner, Ashlee Hyde, Marna Forsyth, Kate Lines, Matt Neufeld, Nancy Gale,
Salley Errey and Nancy Shelford.
AGM Business Items 10:45 - 11:30 am:
Accept Agenda for the Nov 4, 2016 AGM
Motion to accept the agenda as presented - MFSC
Accept Minutes from the Nov 23, 2015 AGM
Motion to accept the minutes as presented - MFSC
Accept Annual Chair’s Report from Matt Neufeld for the 2015 - 2016 year:
"2016 has been a good year for the Community of Williams Lake. Each
year that I have been here I have seen the collaboration with-in the community
grow stronger, leading to great projects and initiatives that have only
strengthened our community.
As always the weekly community updates are very popular and are a staple
for getting information about all great activities, initiatives, and activities
that happen in our community.Thank you
to Jessica putting that all together every week!
Social Planning still continues to be a place where community members can
take part in an open dialogue that creates positive change for Williams Lake
and area. I am very fortunate to be a part of this group of dedicated and
passionate individuals. It is my hope that it continues on well in to the future
where we can only become stronger as a community.
Chair 2015-2016 "
Motion to accept the Chair's Report for the 2015 - 2016 year - MFSC
Accept Financial Report for the past fiscal period of Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31,
2016 by Rosanna McGregor
"Social Planning Council of Williams Lake and
April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
from March 31, 20158,856.74
Advertising/Promo (Active Living)584.63
Note (by Jessica Dunn) : since
Mar 31, 2016 to present an additional $870.00 in membership dues was received.
Motion to Accept the financial report as presented - MFSC
Directors lead by Jessica Dunn
The following slate was presented and nominations from the floor was
requested three times:
Anne Burrill and Larry Stranberg were nominated from the floor, and
accepted this nomination.
A motion to accept the following slate as presented was made: Bruce Mack, Rosanna McGregor, Diane Wright,
Carla Bullinger, Shannon Thom, Anne Burrill and Larry Stranberg - MFSC
The executive will be appointed at the next regular board meeting.
New Business - New Societies Act
Motion for the Executive Committee of
the SPC to review and make recommendations to make constitutional and bylaw
changes at the next Annual General Meeting - MFSC
portion of the meeting was then adjourned.
Collaboration Primer Community Workshop (11:30 am - 2:00 pm included lunch break) lead by facilitators from
the Canadian Cancer Society, Nancy Shelford and Salley Errey:
Workshop objectives (from handout): "The
collaboration primer was developed out of a grant to harmonize health promotion
strategies in northern BC. The team sought to study the processes of
collaboration, document strategies that support and sustain collaboration, and
develop a guide for others.
This workshop will develop community
capacity around collaboration, increasing knowledge about the collaboration and
utilizing the Primer. It will also generate discussion on possibilities for
implementing collaborative activities within specificcommunities.
The Primer includes necessary factors for effective collaboration, a
readiness assessment, organizational considerations around planning,
implementation and evaluation, and strategies for sustaining collaborative
efforts. In order to develop community capacity around collaboration, this
workshop will guide participants through the key features of the Primer and
will also include interactive activities to encourage community-specific
strategies for utilization. Workshop participants will walk away with a better
understanding of what successful collaboration requires, new tools to support
their next partnership project, and ideas for collaborative possibilities
within their community."