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Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association

Annual Report 2011/2012


Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association Annual General Meeting 2011/2012 Table of Contents

Vision Statement, Mission Statement, and Beliefs ........................................ 1    PCWESA 2011/2012 Board of Directors ........................................................ 2    PCWESA Employee List .................................................................................. 3    PCWESA AGM 2011/2012 Agenda ................................................................. 4    PCWESA AGM 2010/2011 Minutes ................................................................ 5    Report of the President – Pat Lowell ............................................................. 9    Report of the Executive Director – Julie Coleman ....................................... 10    Report of the Executive Assistant – Rose Murfin ........................................ 12    Thanks to Businesses, Groups, and Individuals ........................................... 13    Poem by Stacey Grier ................................................................................... 15    Audited Financial Statements – Young Parkyn McNab LLP 


Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association Our Vision Our vision is for all people in Southwestern Alberta to be safe in their homes and safe in their communities.

Our Mission Statement The Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association will, in collaboration with other agencies, provide free safe shelter and support services for women and children who are fleeing from domestic violence.

Our Beliefs We believe in providing a safe place for women and children who are fleeing violence. We believe that education of society is a key aspect of breaking the cycle of violence. We believe in the preservation of the family when possible. We believe in upholding human dignity. We believe that there is hope and that the cycle of violence can be broken. We believe that refuge, support and counseling should be available to all women and children who are fleeing from domestic violence.

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2011/2012 Board of Directors President – Pat Lowell Vice President – Clara Yagos Secretary – Joslin Smith Treasurer – Tammy Jack Director – Joyce Ostby (position now vacant) Director – Charlotte Rockwell Director – Earlene Healy (position now vacant) Executive Director – Julie Coleman

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Employee List Executive Director – Julie Coleman Executive Assistant – Rose Murfin Child Support Worker – Mildred Crow Eagle Outreach Workers – Lori Vanee, Carla Danielson (part-time) Crisis Intervention Workers – Fulltime: Dana Bruised Head Stacey Grier Elaine Potts Part-time: Carla Danielson Kalila Sheldan-Pitt Daphne Stephens Casual:

Mallory Decock Karen Manzer Janet Potts Myrna Red Young Man Skye Sheldan Roseanne Smith Carolyn Soop Lynne Teneycke Janine Thompson Tressa Yellow Horn Kourtney Yeske

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Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association Annual General Meeting 2011/2012 June 18th, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. Location: Ramada Inn

Agenda 1. Welcome   2. Review and accept the agenda    3. Review accept the minutes of the 2010/2011 PCWESA AGM    4. Reports  4.1 Report of the President – Pat Lowell  4.2 Report of the Executive Director – Julie Coleman  4.3   Report of the Executive Assistant – Rose Murfin  4.4   Program Reports: PCWESA Staff   4.5   Report on Proposed Research Project: PCWESA Staff  4.6   Motion to approve the reports as presented    4.7       Report on Annual Audited Financial Statements – YPM            4.7.a    Motion to approve Audited Financial Statements and               Report          4.7.b    Motion to appoint Young, Parkyn, McNab as auditors             for the 2012/2013 fiscal year      5.  Nominations of the PCWESA Board 2012/2013  5.1 Elections of Directors  5.2  Elections of Officers    6.   Motion for signing authority    7.   Motion to adjourn    8.  Guest Speaker:  Dr. Leslie Tutty       

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PCWESA AGM May 30, 2011 @ the Ramada Inn In attendance: See included attached sheet 1. Meeting called to order @ 6:35pm Welcome given by President: Clara Yagos, Introduction of Board Short Recess for refreshments

2. Review and accept the agenda Motion to accept the agenda as written made by Pat Lowell seconded by Wayne Camber Motion Carried. 3. Review and accept the minutes of the 2009/2010 PCWESA AGM Motion to accept the PCWESA AGM 2009/2010 minutes as written, made by Joyce Ostby seconded by Wendy. Motion Carried.

4. Reports (All page numbers referenced in #4 are from the Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association AGM 2010/2011 informational packet.) 4.1 Report of the President by, Clara Yagos -Presented orally and in writing pg 9. 4.2 Report of the Executive Director by, Julie Coleman -Presented in writing, pg 10 Spoken: This is Julie Coleman’s fifth year as Executive Director. -ED commented on the impressive turnout for tonight’s AGM. -Made a heartfelt “Thank You” to the staff of whom she is very proud considering their achievements amongst the challenges this past year has brought. -ED also thanked Board members for their time spent volunteering on the Executive board. -ED presented the stats orally and in writing pg 11.

4.3 Report of the Executive Assistant - Rose Murfin -Presented orally and in writing pg 12. Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association AGM 2011/12

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4.4 Report of the Crisis Intervention Program -Elaine Potts & Alma Provost -Presented orally and in writing pg 13. 4.5 Report of the Child Support Program by, - Mildred Crow Eagle & Stacy Grier -Presented orally and in writing pg 14, 15 -At the end of their presentation Mildred informed of the Napi stories that are a wonderful option for learning with first nations children and are available from her.

4.6 Report on Outreach Program by, - Lori Vanee & Jan Sauerwein -Presented orally and in writing, pg 16.

4.7 Report on Women’s Group Program by, - Gael James, Daphne Stephens, & Leanne Van Loon (CIW’s) -Presented in Song pg 17. Various staff were kind enough to entertain us with said song. Clara Yagos thanked the staff for their participation in our AGM, as this is the first year staff have been asked by the ED to be involved in the agenda. 4.8 Motion to approve the reports as presented made by Bonnie, seconded by Dorothy. Motion Carried. 4.9 Report on Annual Audited Financial Statements-YPM -Presented orally and in writing by YPM. PCWESA Financial statement report pg 2 overview -Revenue is recognized when there are strings attached to it, it is only recognized once the money is spent. It is not reported as income if it is not spent, it is then referred to as deferred revenue. -Long term debt will be repaid down the road, not immediately. Net Asset = Surplus Our net surplus is down approx 11 000 for last year. Pg 3 overview Pg 4 overview -All the items related to capital, so they are moved into the capital assets category Pg 5 Statement of Cash Flow Overviewed - Deferred revenue went down because money’s deferred last year were spent this year. Pg. 6-9 -Discuss nature of operations and accounting policies. Pg 8. Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association AGM 2011/12

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-#7. Long term debt loan is forgivable at a rate of 1/15th of the original principal amount for each year that the association continues to own and use the existing building.

4.9 a) Motion to approve Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association Audited Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2011 and Report made by Pat Lowell and seconded by Tammy Jensen. Motion Carried. 4.9 b) Motion to appoint Young Parkyn McNab as auditors for the 2011/2012 fiscal year made by Tammy Jensen seconded by Joyce Ostby Motion Carried. 5.

Nominations of the PCWESA Board 2011/2012

Clara Yagos announced her decision to step down as president, effective immediately. 5.1 Elections of Directors We currently are lucky enough to have had all existing PCWESA Executive Board members agree to remain on for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. So we have no need to elect any new Directors. 5.2

Elections of Officers

Motion to nominate Pat Lowell for president of PCWESA made by Tammy Jensen seconded by Joyce Ostby. Pat Lowell agreed to let her nomination stand “Any other nominations for president” asked three times. No response Clara Closed the nominations and announced: Pat Lowell is now the President of the PCWESA Executive Board. Motion to nominate Clara Yagos as Vice President made by Pat Lowell seconded by Joyce Ostby. Clara agrees to let her name stand. “Any other nominations for Vice President” asked three times. No response Clara Closed the nominations and announced: Clara Yagos is now the Vice President of the PCWESA Executive Board. Motion to have Tammy Jensen remain on as Treasurer made by Earlene and seconded by Dixie. Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association AGM 2011/12

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Tammy Jensen agrees to remain on in her position on the board. “Any other nominations for Treasurer” asked three times. No response Clara Closed the nominations and announced: Tammy Jensen is to remain on as the Treasurer of the PCWESA Executive Board.

Motion to have Marni Watts to remain on as Secretary made by Clara seconded by Wendy. Marni Watts agrees to remain on in her position on the board. “Any other nominations for Secretary” asked three times. No response Clara Closed the nominations and announced: Marni Watts is to remain on as the Secretary of the PCWESA Executive Board.

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Motion for signing authority

Motion that Julie Coleman, Pat Lowell, Tammy Jensen and Marni Watts have signing authority for the Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association, made by Earlene and seconded by Dixie. Motion Carried. Motion that any individual not newly motioned is taken off as having signing authority for the Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Association made by Marni, seconded by Joyce. Motion Carried. 7.

Motion to adjourn made by Tammy @ 7:50pm

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Guest Speaker: Sybille Manneschmidt

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Executive Assistant – Report    Hello everyone, I am  Rose Murfin and I have been  with PC WESA since September 2010, as Executive  Assistant.    As  some  of  you  may  know,  our  core  funder  is  the  Ministry  of  Human  Services,  formerly  Children & Youth Services.  We are very lucky to have this funding; however we also fundraise to cover  expenses  that  the  Ministry  does  not  cover.    We  applied  for  and  received  a  Community  Spirit  Grant  in  April 2011.  This grant is provided to Non‐Profit organizations based on the individual cash donations,  which  were  matched  by  90%  in  2011  and  by  65%  in  2012.    This  is  an  excellent  way  to  support  our  organization.  Any individual donations will be matched by this grant, and can be applied for each year.   We also received a grant from Shell Canada to replace our stove.  The stove was purchased locally from  Sears.  We would like to thank Shell Canada for their continued Community support.   This year we were  also  fortunate  enough  to  receive  a  grant  from  Community  Foundation  of  Lethbridge  &  Southwestern  Alberta  to  complete  the  Bathroom  Renovations.        New  sinks  and  vanities  have  been  purchased  with  Casino Funds.  We appreciate everyone that was able to help with our Casino in July.   Casino funds were  $ 31,427.55 and are used for operating expenses, facility maintenance, as well as equipment.  The next  Casino is in 2014.    We would like to thank Individuals and Community Groups that support us in many ways.  Without your  generosity  we  would  not  have  been  able  to  meet  our  client’s  needs.    We  would  like  to  thank  Rocky  Mountain  Bobcat,  and  Individuals  such  as  Harry  Taylor  and  Cal  Olson  who  have  helped  with  snow  removal, as that frees me up for other duties in the winter.   Some Businesses such as Celestial Sweets  support us on a continual basis with delicious goodies and Walmart donates stock that is out of season.   Sobeys  donated  items  for  Hygiene  packs  and  the  Pincher  Creek  Coop  donated  funds  from  a  donation  day.    This  year  the  Prince  of  Wales  Hotel  donated  food  inventory  that  remained  at  the  end  of  their  season.  Mary Kay Cosmetics donated products for our ladies.  We also appreciate all the individual cash  donations, as well as food and furnishings that come in during the year.    At  Christmas  Time  we  have  many  groups  that  donate.    Many  of  you  may  have  seen  The  Angel  Trees  around town.  They give individuals the opportunity to donate gifts to children and Moms who may have  been in the shelter during the year.  We would like to thank the Businesses that sponsored Angel Trees  and they include Creekside Chiropractic, Home Hardware, Sears, the Royal Bank and Walmart.      Christmas  is  also  a  time  we  like  to  give  back  to  the  Community;  in  December  we  joined  with  Napi  Friendship Centre to host a Community turkey dinner.  It happened to be a very snowy evening but we  served approx. 250 people.  Tim Hortons donated the coffee for this event.  PC WESA also donated 50  gifts  for  the  women  and  door  prizes.    Christmas  Hampers  were  delivered  December  23th  to  needy  families.  Mathew Halton Students put together hampers for us.    As you can tell we are very fortunate to live and work in a caring community.    We are quite excited about our new Website, check it out at pcshelter.ca        Rose Murfin  Executive Assistant  Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter Assoc.     

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would like to express our Sincere Appreciation to the following Businesses and Organizations for their support throughout the year: Alberta Health Services Alberta Beta Tau Government of Alberta Human Services Children & Family Services in Blairmore Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters Alberta Employment & Immigration Alberta Culture & Community Services Alberta Justice and local courts Alberta Lottery Fund Alberta Mental Health Association All 4 Women Society Associate Medical Clinic Atoms Hockey Team Beta Sigma Phi Blood Tribe Counselling Services Blood Tribe Police Boyd’s Wellsite Supervision Ltd. Brighter Futures Canadian Auto Workers Union Canadian Mortgage and Housing Canadian Women’s Foundation Catholic Church Ladies Group from Ft. Macleod Celestial Sweets Community Foundation of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta Chris Lawson, Family Court Counselor Christ Church Fort Macleod Creekside Chiropractic & Massage Crowsnest Pass LDS Church Primary Girls Crowsnest Pass Victim Services Foothills United Church Women Fort Macleod Anglican Church Group Group Youth Hillspring Cubs Home Hardware Pincher Creek Kainai Women’s Wellness Lodge LDS Church Ft. Macleod Lethbridge Community College Livingstone Ladies Social Club Lundbreck Travel Club Knit Wits from Ft. Macleod Mary Kay Cosmetics Matthew Halton High School NAPI Friendship Centre Piikani Child and Family Services Piikani Early Childhood Dev. Program Piikani Elders Council

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Piikani Employment Services Piikani Health Centre

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would like to express our Sincere Appreciation to the following Businesses and Organizations for their support throughout the year:

Piikani Prevention Counselling Services Pincher Creek Co-operative Association Pincher Creek/Cowley Roaring Lions PC Youth Bowling League Pincher Creek Credit Union & Staff Pincher Creek Health Centre Prince of Wales Hotel Providence Salon & Spa Ranchland Victim’s Services RCMP Detachments in Pincher Creek, Brocket, CNP, Fort Macleod, and Cardston RESOLVE Rocky Mountain Bobcat Rocky View Mennonite Sewing Circle Rona Royal Bank & Staff Sears Shell Waterton Complex Sobeys Pincher Creek Springridge Church Women St. John’s ACW Tim Hortons Town of Pincher Creek United Church Thift Shop Vista Village Care Bears Walmart Canada Corp Young Parkyn McNab

Thank you also to the many individuals who have made donations (financial or in-kind) or volunteered their time. If we missed mentioning anyone we apologize and thank you for your contribution

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WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW

SHE is courage, We show her she has it inside her to endeavour, to persevere, to survive danger, and walk through fear.

SHE is strength, We show her, by letting her know that her strength is an inspiration to us all. SHE is resilience

We show her by easing her burdens, so she can prevail in the light that shines around her. SHE is devotion, We show her by asking her to look into her child’s eyes, as that much fondness cannot be disguised.

SHE is triumphant, We show her by joining in and celebrating her every victory, and showing her no victory is ever too small to rejoice. SHE says,

We are Angels but we are merely the teachers that prove to her that SHE is the one that carries the wings. Stacey Grier

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2011/2012 Annual Report  

Pincher Creek Womens Emergency Shelter Association Annual Report