Speaker Series: Deborah Curran
April 17, 2019 – 7 pm

Deborah Curran

Executive Director and Associate Professor, Environmental Law Centre, UVIC 

Focusing on land use law, Deborah has extensive experience advocating for environmental protections and sustainability. While working with local governments and advocating for smart growth, ecosystem integrity is always ELC's primary goal. The ELC offers free legal research and representation to community organizations, conservation groups, and first nations. It also offers clinical training in public interest environmental law to students through the University of Victoria's Faculty of Law.
Deborah Curran will give us an overview of what types of projects they work on and has invited a student to accompany her. Should be an excellent opportunity to learn about the incredible award winning law research they do.

AGM – Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – For members only

Save the Date! AGM & Dinner

The Victoria CFUW AGM will be held on May 14, 2019 at the Victoria Golf Club.  Reservations can be made with the forms below or at the April general meeting.

Jane Vermeulen, Special Key Note speaker
Recipient of the Women of Worth Award for her work creating Vets for Pets, a not for profit organization providing free veterinary care to more than 60 pets a month for homeless and low-income pet owners.

Women of Worth is the signature philanthropic program of L'oreal Paris. It elevates and celebrates inspirational Canadian women who have volunteered their time to improve the lives of people in their community, province or country. Jane Vermeulen received a $10,000 charitable grant which was presented to her in Toronto by award winning actor and humanitarian Helen Mirren on International Women's Day.

There will be an opportunity to contribute to Jane's organization at the dinner (make cheques out to Our Place, with 'Vets for Pets' on the memo line).

Register Now – BC AGM – May 3-5, 2019 (Victoria)

Welcome to the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the BC Council of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), hosted by the Victoria Club!

We have an exciting array of speakers and activities that will stimulate your thinking, help you contemplate how we can all be change agents and provide you with opportunities to network and recognize our successes!

This conference is intended to reflect the past, consider the present and dream for the future. This is the 100th Anniversary of CFUW National, the 111th Anniversary of CFUW Victoria and the 30th anniversary of the first BC Council AGM. The speakers and activities are intended to help you consider how we can continue to support the well-being of women and their families through education, advocacy and networking. The conference is intended to celebrate - individually and as a collective! We have SO much to be proud of and we plan to take the time to applaud the work we have done.

Finally, we intend to have fun! Sprinkled throughout the conference are walking tours, receptions, a fashion show, chair yoga and a few surprises along the way!

We are making some exciting changes to the conference this year! There will not be a silent auction, as we will be introducing a new method to support the Charitable Trust. We are using an interactive approach throughout the program with speakers, videos, music, and even a fashion show to show the achievements of women. 

We would like this conference to be as environmentally friendly as possible and we are looking at ways to keep our printing to a minimum. Please print any material you may want to reference at home. We will be producing a conference program for all registrants. All voting delegates will receive copies of the resolutions and financial statements. If you have a laptop or iPad, please bring it to the conference to access materials.

Scholarship & Bursary Lunch – February 9, 2019 (Canceled due to inclement weather)

Saturday, February 9
11:30 Registration | 12:00 Lunch
Victoria Golf Club (1110 Beach Drive)
Come to the annual S&B Lunch!

The lunch will be held on February 9th, 2019 at the Victoria Golf Club.  This is a chance to meet and mingle with our award winners from the past year.  It is fun to talk with these young women just beginning their careers and lives.

The current award winners will speak of their studies and plans.

Besides enjoying a wonderful lunch, you can also help in two other ways.  You can sponsor a student by paying for her lunch.  Or you can host a student by offering to sit beside her or give her a ride to lunch.

So please join us for a fun event next year.  The reservation form for lunch is linked below.  On the form, you can also indicate if you wish to sponsor or host a student.

This is a special event, near and dear to our hearts and we look forward to seeing you. We may even have a student who ‘sings for her supper’. Come to the lunch and find out what we mean!

Thanks from your S&B Board members

Susan Lane, Margaret Morrison, and Anny Schaefer

DEADLINE  for registration is FEBRUARY 1st, 2019

Click here for reservation form

Speaker Series: Cathy Converse
October 17, 2018 – 7 pm

 

As part of CFUW Victoria's "Stories that need to be told" theme this year, Cathy Converse will be speaking about her new book "Against the Current" about
Agnes Dean Cameron who was an author, journalist, the first female high school teacher in B.C. and the first female school principle in B.C.
Cathy Converse will also be selling her book " Against the Current " at the event.
She is thrilled to be able to bring attention to her accomplishments and looks forward to presenting to us.
Read about Cathy Converse talking about Agnes Deans Cameron in the Saanich News.

Paint Nite Fundraiser – Sat, Nov 24, 2018 – 7 pm

Our Club is now registered and confirmed for our Paint Nite Fundraiser:

You’ll create a one-of-a-kind painting (all materials are supplied)

https://www.paintnite.com/events/evening-sunflowers-at-salvation-army-citadel-10119786

Click on the above link, choose how many tickets you want to buy, and purchase your tickets. There are only 40 tickets available for this fundraiser.

$15 from the sale of each ticket go directly to CFUW Victoria. The money we raise will go toward Advocacy Committee special projects/events such as International Women’s Day and a Membership software program.

This event is open to anyone 10 years or older.
There will be no alcohol served at this event.

Any questions, please contact Tracey Otto

Poinsettia Fundraiser


The 2018 CFUW Victoria Poinsettia Fundraiser begins at our October General Meeting!

The final chance to order will be at our November 21st General Meeting.
The December 1st pickup location will be announced at our November General Meeting.

Speaker Series: Cathy Converse
October 17, 2018 – 7 pm

 

As part of CFUW Victoria's "Stories that need to be told" theme this year, Cathy Converse will be speaking about her new book "Against the Current" about
Agnes Dean Cameron who was an author, journalist, the first female high school teacher in B.C. and the first female school principle in B.C.
Cathy Converse will also be selling her book " Against the Current " at the event.
She is thrilled to be able to bring attention to her accomplishments and looks forward to presenting to us.
Read about Cathy Converse talking about Agnes Deans Cameron in the Saanich News.