Wayne prepared a press release for our conference in Edmonton on April 21 and for the coffee house on April 29. CFAC aired our release about the coffee house. Unfortunately, Jim McNeil has decided not to run in the upcoming federal election. Garry says we have $337.01 in our account. I received a bill from Westward Inn for our conference.
We discussed the agenda for the conference with other the Alberta chapters from Edmonton, Camrose and Lethbridge. It will take place at the Westward Inn in Edmonton on April 21 from 9 am to 9 pm. George reported that the coffee house will take place on April 29 from 8 to midnight. Wayne talked about support Jim McNeil’s campaign, independent candidate for Calgary Centre.
We decided to hold a conference with Edmonton ALCC on April 21, 22. The demonstration will be on May 21. We will invite Donna and Graham.
We decided to send a telegram to the federal Minister of Justice and send a survey to candidates in the upcoming federal election on their views of legalization and decriminalization. Garry says we have $460.01. George is working on the coffee house and Wayne suggested we hire a band; maybe have the coffee house for two Sundays. A damage deposit of $75 is required for the coffee house venue so we decided to transfer $100 to the entertainment fund. We voted on whether to hold a demonstration: five were for and four against.
Click to enlarge. Photos courtesy of Ben and Wayne
We sponsored a horse race in which the winner would receive our wonderful ALCC horse blanket. The winner was Foreign Fervor, second was The Bagel Princess, and third was Miss Pot of Gold. No horse called Miss Pot was in the race. I’m not in the picture. As a high school teacher, I was nervous about being too visible.
We are going to the races! George says we will need to pay $65 for a blanket for the winning horse and $25 to have our logo on it. Gary reported that we grossed $742.90 from the concert for a net of $317.90. We will decide at each meeting who goes to Swap-O-Rama.
Todd has sold 9 memberships, George has sold 44 and collected $88. Wayne collected $7.50 for memberships and frisbees. He saw the Stampede Board banquet and was impressed. Wayne is checking out bands for the September concert. I contacted a doctor at the Cancer Clinic but he declined to issue a prescription for marijuana. The Albertan wants to do a story on how we were denied a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. We approved that Wayne pay $75 for concert.
Gary says that we have $234.47 and 746 members. The initiative “back up and push” has been dissolved. Ben showed us the new logo. I reported that Ron Hooker had seem the cancer treatment story and interested in making an application to Cancer Clinic. George has written a letter to Heather in the Edmonton chapter of ALCC regarding the Pot Party and a marketing board. Trisha told us about a report in Rolling Stone about NORML. Wayne says that the Williams Lake chapter of CALM (ALCC) is proceeding.
George was at the Swaporama and received $93.40 in donations and 89 names on our petition. Ben said that 390 test kits have been made and he’s working on the bulletin this weekend. Following discussions with Edmonton, the CALM headquarters will be there.
The Eagles’concert last night was great. I told everyone about the replies I received from the Newfoundland Bar Association about the inconsistencies of sentencing for marijuana possession across Canada. They are looking for speakers on the topic. CBC’s Eyeopener is interested in our work in making cannabis available by prescription. Wayne says that Williams Lake wants 50 T-shirts. Garry told us that we have $102.45 and we need to “backup and push.” We voted George as the “chapters coordinator” to organize new ALCC chapters. Ben and Ed are working on the next bulletin. We discussed having a paid executive member but I don’t think finances would support it. We agreed to work on a concert/festival on September 9. I’ll try to get Tom Tompkins from CJAY to m/c.