NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Residents of the Hampshire and Hampshire County, you are hereby notified that there will be a meeting of the Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women & Girls (HFCSWG)
This commission was legislatively created in 2017 and is subject to Massachusetts' open meeting laws. The commission represents and recognizes all women, regardless of their age, race, color, creed, abilities, socio-economic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender identity at birth residing in Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
Location: Meeting will be conducted remotely, on Zoom. You can contact Bonnie at [email protected] to receive a link to this meeting or you can connect through this link at: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 9350 3558
Meeting agenda and topics anticipated to be discussed:
v 6:00 pm-Roll Call and Call to Order
v Welcoming of Guests, Introductions, and Public Speak Out.
v Approval of minutes.
v Updates on vacancies, terms, and appointments to HFCSWG
v Annual Report
v Set date for HFCSW Annual Retreat
Discuss possible agenda items and format to be followed.
v Election of Officers:
Review of Election Process (from Bylaws)
Receive nomination for Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk, and Treasurer
Candidate statements (for contested positions)
Vote and congratulating newly elected officers.
v After the conclusion of the elections, the newly elected Chair for 2020-2021 will preside over the duration of the meeting.
Resume the discussion from the June 3rd meeting about hosting a virtual event, “Enough is Enough,” an open dialogue to share feelings through short stories, poems, or song. This event will provide a safe and welcoming platform for shedding light on racism and systematic oppression affecting women in the Hampshire-Franklin Region.
v Any other items that may lawfully come before this body
v 8:00 pm- Adjournment.
Next Public Meeting: not yet determined
1. Annual Retreat
The HFCSWG is a regional commission. Duties include: studying, reviewing and reporting on the status of women in the county; promoting and facilitating collaboration among local women’s organizations; recommending policies that benefit women to agencies, officers of the state, and local government; and holding fact-finding hearings and other public forums as it may deem necessary.