International Bulletin - August 2002
Dear PPSEAWA Sisters,
With the cherry blossoms in bloom, the National Women's Education Centre in Saitama, Japan became the lovely, relaxing venue for our PPSEAWA council meeting and workshop held on 2-6 April 2002 The superb Japanese hospitality complimented the setting and inspired us. PPSEAWA Japan made it possible for the council to get down to work on behalf of all PPSEAWA members.
Matters of concern at the Council Meeting included improving the grammatical standard of the International By-Laws and bringing our PPSEAWA practices and the By-Laws into agreement. The By-Laws state that one of the Council's responsibilities is to outline the form of an annual report. Each member organization is requested to submit their annual report within two months after their annual elections. The presented country reports at the Conference can then be brief, interesting summaries. The approved outline for the PPSEAWA member organisation's annual report is:
- Names and addresses of national office holders
- New members and obituaries
- When and where meetings were held
- Number of members
- Major projects and activities
- Awards received by members
- International PPSEAWA visits
Dr. Shirley Lim was present at the council meeting to present Singapore's draft plans for the Conference and was the featured speaker at the workshop. During the workshop she encouraged attendees that the way to empowerment is to get out of our learned helplessness. We need to expect adversity, and then turn the adversity into advancement. Our attitude will determine our altitude as leaders. Dr. Lim will continue with the theme of young women in leadership during the Pre-conference Workshop, on 21-22 August, 2003.
The 21st International Conference in the Cook Islands purposed to "Inspire the Power of Peace". Singapore has taken a step further in its theme, "Sharing a Culture of Peace", for the 22nd International Conference to be held on 23-28 August, 2003. Each PPSEAWA member organization would benefit by highlighting the planned sub-themes - People Power, Enhancing Education, Affirmative Action, Compassionate Connection and Economic Empowerment - in your local meetings.
It is not enough for us to learn and talk about peace. We must make living peace our daily choice.
May peace be with you, HRH Princess Nanasipau`u Tuku`aho
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