Presentation on theme: "The State of the Corporation Youth Parliament of Manitoba Annual General Meeting - 30 April 2006 Dana Gregoire, Premier (Chairperson)"— Presentation transcript:
The State of the Corporation Youth Parliament of Manitoba Annual General Meeting - 30 April 2006 Dana Gregoire, Premier (Chairperson)
Outline 1.What is the SOTC? 2.Why give it? 3.About YPM 4.Reflection on YPM84 5.Goals for YPM85 6.Conclusion
What is the SOTC? The State of the Corporation (SOTC) address is: a speech drafted by the Premier delivered yearly at the AGM that outlines for the membership: the current state of affairs in YPM as well as YPM’s future direction
Why give it? The SOTC is an opportunity for the membership of YPM to learn about the goings on of the corporation The SOTC is also a chance for the elected members of the Board of Directors/“Exec” to answer those who voted for them
About YPM Established 1922 TUXIS Older Boys’ Parliament Started by protestant churches in Canada 1 st Annual Session (Premier: E. A. Armstrong) Members were elected by other youth in “ridings” Time of flux in Leg. Assembly: no parties! Prominent community members of today carried the YPM torch for many years Wally Fox-Decent, Bill Norrie, Lloyd Axworthy, etc.
About YPM Incorporated 22 August : Uncertain times Corporation allowed to dissolve in 1988 High turnover on Executive One year, the PS to PR became the Premier! 1996: 75 th Annual Session, aka “The Bad Year” The “Liquid Lunch” Affair Led to ban on alcohol at YPM events (still in effect) 1999: 78 th Annual Session, aka “The Year of 36” 2000-present: Renaissance…
Reflections on YPM84 Wholesale revision of the By-laws Standards to appoint Senators Appointment of Senators Creation of Operations Manuals for Cabinet positions First ever Executive Retreat Revamping of Cabinet Retreat Development of regularly- updated Web site Campaign for professionalization Greater ties with AFMMLA (former MLAs) Development of Mission Statement … all while the Premier lived in a different province!
Goals for YPM85 Strategic Planning Process Four Themes: 1.Youth Outreach 2.Personal Development 3.Professionalization 4.Building Connections
Goals for YPM85 1. Youth Outreach RRural Development Transportation costs “Rural Session” in 2007 SSociological Barriers Socio-economic status Aboriginal youth Youth with disabilities
2. Personal Development Monthly Seminars Public speaking Debating Parliamentary procedure Social Events Cabinet Retreat Committees Hands-on experience
Goals for YPM85 3. Professionalization Strategic Planning YPM100 Goal-setting Donations Professional communications Diversification Standards Operationalization
Goals for YPM85 4. Building Connections PPast Members OOther Youth Parliaments Western Canada Canada the World BBusiness Community PPoliticians NNon-Profit Groups
Conclusion Ambitious agenda for the year “Aggressive, but Attainable” Capable and committed Executive We work for you You are the future Future Premiers sit in this room…