Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Earlier today Marion Schaffer's email account was hacked. She no longer has control over it. You may have received an email from her via her yahoo.com email.
The hackers sent an email asking for help -- Marion is stranded in Spain and needs money to get home. Marion is home and safe and never went to Spain. If you reply to it, they assure you it is a real cry for help and ask for money to pay the hotel bill -- $2,850.
THIS IS A SCAM.
Do not reply to the message or send any money to anyone!
This is a good opportunity to remind people about what a scam looks like:
- bad spelling and grammer
- overuse of capitalization
- no real email in the to or from fields
- anything that seems too good to be true
- offers of free things
- anything asking for your password or for money
Please don't be fooled. If you think something is a little fishy, check it out at http://www.snopes.com
in this case if you search in google snopes money hotel robbed you get this: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/family.asp which shows the same scam but using England instead of Spain.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Monday, January 16 is the General Meeting for CFUW Oakville. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Laurel Trainor of McMaster University's Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. The topic is: How Music Affect Brain Development.
On Monday, members will be asked to vote on a motion to nominate Teri as Vice President, Advocacy on the CFUW National Board. Below are highlights of Teri's Advocacy experience.
See you at the Operating Engineers Banquet Hall at 7:00 for the social hour.
CFUW Oakville, President
Teri Shaw CFUW Advocacy Highlights, 2010 – 2011
January 8, 2012
· Advocacy Strategic Plan, passed by Board, June 2011
· Policies including Partnerships, Advocacy guidelines
· Study on Board Committees, September 2011
· Established Advocacy Committee involving the Advocacy Standing Committees
· Analysis of Advocacy Communications tools
What happened at National:
· Resolutions – advocacy
o Create the tool-kits for resolution advocacy
o The highlight this year is Irwin Cotler's Private member's bill on Non-State Torture
· Working with parliament
o Briefs to Finance on the Budget
o Called to speak to the Committee on the Status of Women to speak on the long-form census;
o Called to speak to the Liberal Women's Caucus
o Major campaign on the Gun Registry over the past two years; won the battle, but ultimately lost the war
o A number of one-on-one MP meetings, including the Minister of the Status of Women's office
o National creates packages of template letters and information sheets for clubs on a number of topics
· Working with NGOs
o Projects with a number of them, like Elizabeth Fry on the current Crime Omnibus Bill; on projects for International Women's Day; with the Grandmothers to Grandmothers concerning Canada's Access to Medicine Regime, for example
o Working with the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women's Equality and Human Rights, a roundtable of national women's organization. We are attempting to support it in some fashion as funding is being cut for most of the organizations
· Working with clubs & club members:
o Campaigns – "Policy to Action" establish a new method to use policy rather than just create new resolutions every year
o Study groups – Aboriginal Study Group, Afghan Focus Group and the Child Care Initiative
o Issue Liaisons – reviving a project involving members monitoring issues for us.
· What do I do:
o As mentioned earlier, the Strategic Plan and two studies; created and work with the Advocacy Committee; established policies and projects
o Assist and work with the advocacy Standing Committees
o Vet letters and activities
o Assist with the new website
Friday, September 30, 2011
The electronics are refurbished by people gaining Canadian work experience and redistributed to underprivileged children and families.
No land filling, no cross border shipment! Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway, Burlington.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Please note: 2011-12 CFUW Oakville Membership is due by the October general meeting for inclusion in the 2011-12 Directory. Membership badges are also available for $8.00 prepaid, cheques payable to CFUW Oakville.
Regards, Susan Walkinshaw
CFUW Oakville Membership Chair
Monday, September 19, 2011
CFUW Oakville General Meeting Monday, September 19th: membership renewal, interest group signup & guest speaker!
Our CFUW Oakville Executive has already been hard at work preparing for an exciting 2011-2012 year! We have an excellent programme slated for your interest.
Our Speaker: Professor Mary-Lu Zahalan, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning a graduate of Liverpool Hope University with a master's degree in a programme that studied The Beatles will discuss "The Music of the Beatles".
Our first meeting is Monday, September 19, 2011, starting at 6:30pm with membership renewal, interest group signup up and social hour at the Operating Engineers Hall 2245 Speers Road, Oakville.
Please consider inviting a guest! Our Club has engaging and attractive activities, opportunities and causes to spark anyone's interests.
Membership renewal: To ease the membership renewal process each member has been sent a prefilled renewal membership form. If you have not received your form please contact me.
- We require that your membership renewal be completed prior to signing up for Interest Groups. If you are unable to attend the September meeting please send your renewal forms and cheques via mail ASAP.
- Please note that the method of signing up for Interest Groups has changed. Unlike other years, each Interest Group Convenor must have a representative to sit at an interest group table, beginning at 6:30pm to sign up both new and long-term members.
- In order for our club to remain vital, inclusive, and welcoming, we need to incorporate new members into the interest groups. Therefore, all interest groups must accept any new members who sign up by the October General Meeting. It is up to each convenor how these new members will be absorbed into the group. Some groups may enlarge while others will perhaps divide into two groups
CFUW Oakville All Candidates Breakfast Meetings September 21, 2011.
The Oakville Riding breakfast meeting will take place on Wednesday September 21 at Otello's Banquet and Conference Centre, 2273 Royal Windsor Drive, Oakville. All candidates have been invited to participate. The following candidates have confirmed their participation: Kevin Flynn (Liberal), Lesley Sprague (NDP), and Mike Harris (Independent).
Registration and breakfast will start at 7:30 am. The program will begin with opening statements by the candidates and then questions from the floor, followed by closing statements from candidates and wrapping up by 9:30 am.
These meetings are open to everyone. Please invite your friends and neighbors to attend with you. Since CFUW is non profit tickets will be sold to cover breakfast expenses. Tickets should be ordered in advance. They can be purchased online for $15 at www.oakvillesept21.eventbrite.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.00 for additional information please contact Anne Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFUW is co-sponsoring these events with the Oakville Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Advancement of Women Halton and the Oakville Study Group of National Council of Women of Canada also support these events.
CFUW Oakville is pleased to be able to provide its members and the public with increased community access to the political process prior to the October 6 election. Please plan to attend the breakfast meeting for your riding.
Susan Walkinshaw for Anne DouglasPresident, CFUW Oakville