Lethbridge Area Council Representative, Krysty Thomas (February 2020)

Krysty Thomas
Lethbridge Area Council Rep 
Prairie Region Council February 2020

Although it has only been a few months since my November 2019 report the Lethbridge and District Area Council (LDAC) has been involved in several notable activities. 

In recognition of December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, the members of the LDAC were in attendance to Lethbridge’s first ever commemorative brunch, hosted by the Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee.  On December 10, International Human Rights Day, the LDAC helped to support Amnesty International Write for Rights letter writing event. In addition to a silent auction donation, several members of the committee were in attendance. 

The Alberta Federation of Labour held an event in Lethbridge called Join the Resistance Town hall. The event was centered around the recent cuts to public services from the current UCP government. I was asked to sit on the panel as a labour leader alongside other provincial and private sector union leaders. The town hall was well received will over 150 people in attendance and several media outlets covering the event.  

The committee held two meetings since the last reporting period one in which we discussed resolutions to the Prairie Region Triennial and the second was our AGM which included executive elections, brainstorming our 2020 plans and formulating our budget for the year. At that meeting we also reviewed and approved the 2019 reporting package that will be sent to PRC March 15th.

On a personal note, my husband, Kole, and I welcomed our baby girl, Kacey, into the world on Feb 4th. She arrived a few weeks early, but is healthy and thriving. Kole and I are doing well as we adjust to this new chapter in our lives. 

Should you have any questions about my report, please contact me directly at munnsk@gmail.com or phone 403.393.2688.

Activities since last report:
Nov 14:                      PRC Finance Committee Meeting, Regina
Nov 15-16:                PRC Face-to-Face Meeting, Regina
Nov 19:                     Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee Conference Call
Nov 19:                     Agriculture Local 30048 AGM
Nov 20:                     Trans Day of Remembrance – City Hall Ceremony
Nov 21:                     AFL’s Join the Resistance Town Hall, Lethbridge AB
Nov 27:                     Canadian Labour International Film Festival, Lethbridge 
Dec 7:                        Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee Dec 6th Commemorative Brunch
Dec 10:                      Attended Amnesty International Write for Rights Event 
Dec 11:                      Lethbridge and District Labour Council December Meeting
Jan 8:                        Lethbridge and District Labour Council January Meeting 
Jan 16:                      Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee Meeting
Jan 21:                      Agriculture Local 30048 Dinner Meeting
Jan 22:                      All Alberta Council Meeting hosted by the CLC
Jan 23-24:                 Alberta Federation of Labour Executive and Council Meetings, Calgary
Jan 27:                      Lethbridge and District Area Council Regular Meeting 
Jan 29:                      AFL political action committee conference call
Jan 30:                      PRC Conference Call
Feb 5:                        Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee Conference Call
Feb 17:                      Lethbridge and District Area Annual General Meeting

Feb 26: 
                     PRC Finance Committee Meeting, Calgary AB
Feb 27-28:                PRC Meetings, Calgary AB
Feb 29-Mar 1:          Convention Committee Meetings, Calgary AB

In solidarity,
Krysty Thomas
PSAC Lethbridge and District Area Council President