Kingston Health Coalition Minutes
April 13, 2004 - convened at 6:45pm
Council on Aging Board Room
1) Breakfast meeting.
Re: Is it the tenth anniversary of the KHC
coalition: Natalie noted that
John Platt and Natalie restarted the coalition
1995 - Smoky Thomas started
it before that.
Food, speakers, short business meeting all
from 9 to 11.
Mary is finding more helpers to serve, etc.
Brian and Mary to get together to arrange
buying of food..
Ross will make KHC funds
available. Sausages started night before, Juice, Tea, Coffee,
Milk, Maple Syrup, Butter and whatever people
Ross will ask David Hahn
to donate maple syrup.
Pot luck food: Muffins and fruit.
Ross to send out e-mail
asking for Pot Luck donations.
Howard Dorey may have a source for milk and
Brian will check that out
Matthew to do flyer for broadcast fax to be
sent to Ross for distribution.
Also to poster key locations.
Getting word out.
Marijana sent letters to politicians.
Matthew to send -mail to NDP List.
Church bulletin. Marijana
will send e-mail notices to 50 churches.
Ross to do public service notices.
Ross will contact Sisters
As a fun idea it was suggested to ask nurses
to bring hula hoop props. (re:
Harris's remark that nurses have time to play
with hula hoops all day.)
Articles and pictures
from ten years for display
Natalie will send bunch of stuff.
Ross has boxes at home.
Matthew brought in stuff.
Marijana requesting skeleton from Linda Wood.
Matthew to ask Paul Koktan. Retired
Teachers? Stan Segel.
Charlie Stock, John Platt, Natalie to be
asked to speak.
Sandra Willard will be asked by Ross to set
up a Home Care issues
information table. Have people talk about what
the medicare fight means to them.
Marilyn to provide stories from petition
campaign. Have people write down what
it means to them and then read intermittently
during last fifteen minutes.
Need new executive people.
Especially need co-chair.
People to encourage people. Names were
mentioned. Kathy Vakil was mentioned as
a good choice, Ross to contact her.
2) P3 hospital meeting May 26
Three speakers to be arranged by OHC. 6-9 at
Start advertising at the breakfast.
Title: The Deficit Double-cross, Private
Hospitals and the Downsizing of Public Medicare.
Local person to be moderator. Gavin Anderson
will be asked.
Brian to seek money for ads for May 26 meeting
from the Kingston District Labour Council.
3) Martin making large health care announcements as campaign lead off.
4) Provncial Government is expected to make long term care announcement in
response to Sun series.
Natalie is asking that we be ready to
5) Matthew to get posters on anniversary breakfast to Mary McPhee for
St.Margaret's United Church Fish Fry.
Posters in Botteral Hall. (say "Please Post"at
6) A campaign was proposed to demand public accountability on CCAC's.
Public review of what they have decided.
We are to think about this campaign, possibly
to demand it through the media
and to bring it up through Municipal
7) Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 .
No date for next meeting was set.
(Secretary's note: Perhaps we should set it immediately after the
anniversary breakfast meeting
when new executive members are added and when enthusiasm reinforced.)