Moving Forward with our Plan
January 2022 started as December 2021 ended: in action!
Inspired by our new vision in place:
“Rooted in communities, we are a trusted, inclusive, collaborative party that seeks to form government, and that advocates for social, economic, and ecological well-being now and for future generations”
…we are already progressing with the planned key initiatives and actions which have also been approved for the 2022 budget. With your generous financial support in 2021, we are able to soon announce new positions available within the party to support the development of our regions. Stay tuned!
We are developing new collaborative and positive approaches to engage and get to know one another - like our first fundraising Virtual Trivia Night hosted by Kevin Arseneau, Green MLA from Kent-North.
12 teams registered and competed for the special and coveted prize of being featured in this month's Newsletter. With that said…
CONGRATULATIONS to the “Ostrogoths”
who won with 51/75 points!
A special kudos to “Les Vertueux”, “Carleton 45”, “Malachite Menagerie”, “Joyeux Lurons” and “Ron & the isolators” for winning one of the four rounds.
Thank you to everyone who participated and special thanks to Eric Allain and Amanda Wildeman for planning and assisting with this fun night.
This was not only a fundraising event but a great way to get together and share experiences. We all had a great night!
Thank you, and please email me if you have any questions on our work,
President, Green Party of New Brunswick
In this issue:
- Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Blaevoet
- Provincial Council Corner: Run for Provincial Council
- Call for by-election candidates and volunteers
- AGM & Important deadlines in February
- Policy Working Group Meeting - Feb 3 & Feb 17
- Join a GPNB Committee
Rebecca started volunteering with the Green Party of New Brunswick in 2020 when the Premier called the snap election. She has been a Green since before she knew the party existed, but her exasperation level with politics -as it's typically done in this country- reached the point where she thought it was time to step forward and get involved. She helped with the campaign team for Greg Crouse, the candidate for Carleton 45 and has since become more involved in the riding.
Rebecca offered to take on the role of co-chair for the PWG. She often says she knows nothing about Zoom and nothing about policy, but she does know how to listen to people. (Policy Working Group update below)
Rebecca and her husband live on a small working farm in the Hartland area and run a braille publishing business. She has developed a love of gardening since moving to New Brunswick from Ontario and enjoys making cheese. If you look carefully during a Zoom meeting, (when she is not the chair), you might find her with her knitting in her hand. She has been a choir director and has recently taken up jazz piano and the violin.
Thanks to Rebecca for her support and hard work! Dedicated volunteers, like Rebecca, are the backbone of our community.
If you would like to get involved, sign up to volunteer HERE
Provincial Council Corner
Run for Provincial Council
Those elected to the Provincial Council work to ensure the party continues to represent all members while helping to shape the Green vision and initiatives of our party. We need members like you to step forward to help us succeed.
Want to know more? Reach out to Nicolas Jelic, our president.
The following positions are up for election:
- VP Anglophone
- Youth Representative
4 regional Council members:
- 2 for Region 2 Fundy (from Sainte Croix to PetitCodiac including whole Saint John)
- 2 for Region 4 South-East (Kent North to Albert riding including whole Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)
- Chair (or Co-chairs) of the Policy Working Group
You have until February 28, 2022 to submit your nomination.
For more info email: [email protected]
Nicolas Jelic: [email protected]
Call for by-election candidates and volunteers
It’s official! Premier Higgs has now called the by-elections for June 20, 2022 in Miramichi Bay-Neguac and Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin.
Are you interested in running? Do you know someone who would make a good candidate? Let us know!
We are now actively looking for:
- Phone canvassers
- Door to door canvassers (If permitted)
- Campaign volunteers
Have a special skill? Sign up to volunteer HERE and let us know what you can do!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
AGM February Deadlines:
Proposed resolutions and amendments for consideration at the AGM are due:
- Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Council nominations close:
- Monday, February 28, 2022
More info on the AGM and Provincial Council elections HERE
Policy Working Group
The Policy Working Group had its first meeting of 2022 on January 20 over Zoom. We began looking at section 8, Healthcare, with a view to tidying it up, asking ourselves where statements could be made more broad or inclusive, or where the scope might need to be reworded to fit within the provincial mandate.
A follow-up "Healthcare" meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- Register HERE
The next full meeting of the PWG will be on Thursday, Feb 17 at 7:30 p.m.
- Register HERE
If you would like to be part of the discussion we’d love to have you join the group!
This group is open to all active members (no experience necessary) and works on policy proposals to be presented at the AGM. Please review the policy manual before the meeting.
This will be a bilingual meeting with live translation.
Contact Rebecca Blaevoet with any questions:
[email protected] or (506) 375-8537
Join a GPNB Committee
Did you know that our committees work year-round on various initiatives? Committee chairs are also members of the Provincial Council and are elected at the AGM, but committee members can join any time!
The purpose of our committees is to allow our supporters to contribute to the efficient operation of the GPNB. Committees meet regularly and require input and ideas from members.
We need you! Consider joining one of these committees:
- Growth and Development committee
- Fundraising committee
- Governance committee
- Engagement committee
- Policy Working Group
To join these committees please email Kaely at [email protected]
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