AGM and FORUM news
Register for the Elders Youth and Environment Forum
Saturday, November 16, 2013.
9:30-4:30 (doors open at 8:30)
The Longhouse at the First Nations House of Learning, UBC Campus
1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
Suzuki Elder Retreat, July 15, 2013
AGM, April 13, 2013
On April 13, 2013, members of the Suzuki Elders met for their second AGM, electing a new Council and passing changes to our constitution. We enjoyed updates from the working committees and a stimulating talk by SFU's Deborah Hartford.
Rivendell Retreat, August 31, 2012
On August 31, 2012, twenty-six Suzuki Elders met for our annual summer retreat on Bowen Island. Naomi Steinberg of the Vancouver Society of Storytellers presented a workshop on how to tell effective stories. Naomi is shown above with the Suzuki Elder's own storyteller, Pauline Le Bel.
First Annual General Meeting
On Saturday, March 24th, 2012, the Association of Suzuki Elders met at the Fireside Room of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver (the Hewett wing!). Twenty-five of our 58 members were able to attend, and we now have an elected Council of 15 members. Phillip Hewett, a valued member of the Suzuki Elders' Council since its inception, presented a history of the Suzuki Elders which will soon be available on this website. Above, Phillip receives a small gift from Conrad Guelke (Chair) on behalf of the Suzuki Elders as Sallie Graham and Diana Ellis look on.
Terry O'Reilly's keynote at the Forum. Photograph courtesy of Janice Lindsay
Elders and the Environment Forum 2011
We had a fabulous day on November 24 with 120 participants exchanging wisdom, energy and enthusiasm. We extend our thanks to Terry O'Reilly, our keynote speaker shown above, for opening our minds to the power of persuasion, to Dr. David Suzuki, our elder's elder, for instilling the enthusiam to act now in order to leave the planet a better place for our grandchildren, to our workshop facilitators, Herb Barbolet, Lindsay Coulter, Jackie Larkin, Amanda Pitre-Hayes and Amanda Mitchell for sharing their wisdom and experience, and to our volunteers and sponsors (Vancity and Tapestry Communities) for making our forum a success. We also thank our motivated attendees - your contributions made our efforts worthwhile. We hope to see you all next time, or sooner if you've decided to become members of the Association of Suzuki Elders. We've collected your evaluation forms and hope to report on them shortly.
This year’s theme was built around the question “What can I do?” Our Forum’s response - “Start Where You Are."
To view a Forum summary and see videos of the event,