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  • 06 Nov 2017 5:25 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    On October 20 CFUW National released the results of the vote by CFUW clubs on the proposed amended GWI proposed fee increase. Click here for letter from Grace Hollet.

    On October 31, 2017 GWI released the official results of the online vote of October 23-24, 2017. Click here for the letter from the GWI Board and the vote results. 

    Important information regarding the number of eligible GWI votes:  

    Eligible to vote were 33 NFAs and 7 members of the GWI Board.
    The weighted votes per NFA is: CFUW (10 votes) , Turkey (6), Switzerland (4),  India (4), Australia (3), New Zealand (3), Japan (3), Ireland (2), Austria (2), Britain (2), Nigeria (2). This totals at 41 votes, The other 22  NFAs had one vote each. This calculates at 41 + 22  or 63 votes and when added to the 7 GWI Board votes gives a possible 70 votes. The results show 69 votes cast.

  • 19 Sep 2017 2:26 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    Attached is the latest Club Action Newsletter from CFUW.  The first part explains the latest proposal from Graduate Women International (GWI) for an amended dues increase. Click here.

  • 13 Sep 2017 3:13 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    The attached letter from CFUW President Grace Hollett includes a letter from Geeta Desai, President of GWI. These letters provide information from the report of the AdHoc Committee of NFA (National Federations and Associations) members which was considering the matter of a GWI dues increase. 

    Click here.

  • 12 Jul 2017 11:31 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    CFUW-Ottawa President Charlotte Rigby's report: Click here

  • 12 Jul 2017 11:01 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    On June 13, 2017 Hally and Hugh Siddons hosted their annual Summer Evening Garden Reception.  One of the speakers was Patricia Leidl, an international Communications Advisor/Strategist and co-author of 'The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy'. Her comments on women's education, violence against women, and international peace were of great interest to those who attended. Patricia graciously agreed to provide her speaking notes. Click here to read.

  • 27 Apr 2017 7:54 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    On April 20 a special meeting of CFUW-Ottawa was held to provide local CFUW members with information concerning the three motions to be voted on by our club at our AGM on May 9 and subsequently at the CFUW National AGM in Richmond BC in June. Our President, Charlotte Rigby, and three former CFUW-Ottawa club presidents addressed those attending and provided their perspective on the issues at hand. What follows are the speaking notes for each speaker as well as a copy of the text of a recent email blast on this subject. For further information please contact any of these ladies.

    Charlotte Rigby's Notes: click here

    Mary Partington's Notes: click here

    Dorothy Phillips' Notes: click here

    Hally Siddons' Notes: click here 

    Fee Increase Document from Stratford CFUW: click here

    Text of email blast on behalf of Charlotte Rigby: click here

    For further information on GWI projects and activities see the Focus on GWI: Our International Arm section of the Study and Interest Group page. 

  • 04 Apr 2017 12:07 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    Hally Siddons was one of a 20-strong delegation from Graduate Women International to the United Nations NGO Commission on the Status of Women – CSW61 in New York.  They were ably led by GWI President, Geeta Desai and were a mix of most interesting and inspiring members from Australia, Canada, the Congo, Egypt, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, and the USA.  It was an exciting and invigorating time as they discussed global issues among themselves and with many others from around the world.  The days and evenings were packed with multiple events at the United Nations, side events, parallel sessions off site, and special invitations to Permanent Missions.

    To see Hally's full report click here.

  • 18 Dec 2016 9:12 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    Join fellow CFUW-Ottawa members to participate in this electronic meeting at the Riverside Church (3191 Riverside Dr.) The meeting will decide CFUW's Response to the GWI dues increase.  Voting delegates will vote electronically, as at the 2016 CFUW AGM. Decisions by this meeting will affect the future of CFUW. 

    Come to our special meeting January 9 at 10 am (preceding our regular January General meeting) to learn about the background and issues.

    For information: 819 778 3438;  613 220 1493; or

  • 07 Nov 2016 5:00 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

    Article on UWHAW written by Dianne Rummery in October 2016 edition of CFUW newsletter, The Communicator (page 12).

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