January 2022 Newsletter
Thank you so much for your generous support to our year-end fundraising campaign. We managed to exceed our annual fundraising goal, raising over $105,000 in 2021! This helps us do the important work to prepare for the by-elections and the next general election in 2024, but as always, there is still more to be done. As we head into the new year, the fundraising committee will be working hard to spread this work out over the entire year through increased monthly donations, fundraising dinners and events around the province and fun opportunities to engage with other New Brunswick Green Party supporters - like our upcoming Virtual Trivia Night on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
If you have ideas or want to become more involved with the fundraising committee, please contact me at [email protected].
Official Representative & Chair of the Fundraising Committee
In this issue:
- Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Premier
- Register for the AGM & Provincial Council Elections
- Policy Working Group Meeting - Jan 20, 2022 7:30 p.m.
- Virtual Trivia Night - Save your spot! Jan 26, 2022 7:00 p.m.
- Contribute to our Newsletter & Social Media
- GPNB Press releases for end of 2021
Catherine Priemer from Sackville, NB is a 4th-year geography and environmental science student at Mount Allison University. Catherine joined the NB Green Council as a representative of the South-East Region in 2020.
Why did you start volunteering? and what motivates you?
I had volunteered locally with Megan Mitton’s campaign and wanted to connect with other volunteers across New Brunswick. I had also been involved in the youth climate movement and was looking for an opportunity to become engaged on the political level.
What do you love about the GPNB?
With everything that is going on right now, in addition to the stress that comes with being involved politically, I am very impressed with the dedication of GPNB staff and volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort into keeping the ball rolling.
What did you like about your role on the provincial council?
I enjoyed being a part of the diversity committee and working together with my peers to make the provincial council more accepting and representative of the diverse people and backgrounds we represent.
Anything else that you would like to add:
I would like to give a big thank-you to all the staff, leaders, and other volunteers with the GPNB, your work is very much appreciated!
Thank you Catherine Premier for your hard work and dedication to the GPNB Council over the last couple of years. We wish you all the best in your continued volunteer engagements in the Tantramar region.
Register for the AGM
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Run for Provincial Council
Those elected to the Provincial Council work to ensure the party continues to represent all members while implementing a Green vision for the province. We need members like you to step forward to help us succeed. Not sure? Reach out to Nicolas Jelic, our president, or any Council member. We’d love to talk.
The following positions are up for election:
- VP Anglophone
- Youth Representative
4 regional Council members:
- 2 for Region 2 Fundy
- 2 for Region 4 South-East
- Chair (or Co-chairs) of the Policy Working Group
For more info email: [email protected]
Nicolas Jelic: [email protected]
Nominations are now open until February 28, 2022.
MORE INFO ON THE AGM AND PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS HERE
Policy Working Group
The Policy Working Group will hold its next meeting on:
Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The focus this month is healthcare. Please review the policy manual before the meeting.
This group is open to all active members and works on policy proposals to be presented at the AGM.
This will be a bilingual meeting with live translation.
Click HERE to register
Contact Rebecca Blaevoet with any questions:
Virtual Trivia Night
Have you registered for the Virtual Trivia Night Yet?
On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. the fundraising committee will be holding a Virtual Trivia Night on Zoom hosted by Green MLA Kevin Arseneau.
- Gather a team of 4 & register
- Donate $100 ($25 each) to play
- Decide on a team name
- Bring your snacks and drinks & come join us online for a fun night!
Winners win bragging rights and will be featured in the February Newsletter.
To register/save your spot, email Kaely: [email protected]
Contribute to our Newsletter
Email Julie if you have questions, comments, requests, events, news, or pictures you’d like to see in the next newsletter.
Contribute to our Social Media Member Drive
Are you a member? Do you have great pictures of New Brunswick you are willing to share with us? Help us with our member drive online!
We are looking for images of nature, landscapes, cityscapes, winter wonderlands - anything that showcases your love for our province.
Please send them to Julie with:
- Full name
- Reason for being a GPNB member
We will share them on our social media throughout the year.
Julie Guillemet - [email protected]