Everyone is welcome!
No cost to attend (Donations will be accepted to cover event costs)
Light refreshments provided
Did you hear the news? Liz Lilly and Aldous Sperl are going to be presenting!
The afternoon will start with a presentation from Aldous Sperl on local organizing and the new organization structure that the BC Green Party has adopted for the 2017 election. He will be focusing his presentation on the importance of getting involved locally and what that looks like.
Then Liz Lilly, a Director with the BC Green Party, will lead an engaging workshop on party policy. She’ll detail the results of the recent BC Green Party survey and explain the Party’s new policy approach. This is an opportunity for you to provide input into BC Green Party policies.
About Liz Lilly - Liz describes herself as a policy wonk! Liz has a Master’s Degree in Economics. She taught high school economics in England where she also worked for the civil service. She moved to Canada in 1989 and ran a small ski business in Canmore, AB. She worked for the BC Government for 25 years in Economic Development. She knows how government works and the importance of good polices.
Aldous Sperl - Aldous is a regional organizer for the BC Green Party who has been volunteering for the past year in building the organizing structure for the Party. He has worked with Andrew Weaver's office in the Legislature and has worked extensively for two political campaigns in Victoria in the last two years.
Voting - You can vote in the NCW election as long as you are a BC Green Party member (by Dec 31, 2015) and live in the Nanaimo North Cowichan Riding. A membership costs $10. Get your membership online now!
If you are a current member or have been a member between Jan 16, 2015 and Jan 15, 2016 you can renew your membership at the General Meeting and you will be able to vote. If you would like to run for an Executive position please contact Maggie 250-246-3111 or Brigitte 250-247-7380. You do not need to reside in the Riding to run for a position.
Riding boundaries: South: Herd Road (Duncan) - North: 5th Street (Nanaimo) - East: Islands including: Penelakut, Thetis, Valdez, Decourcy group and Gabriola.
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