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Tuesday Sept 26, 2023: 6:30 pm (Central) Guest Speaker: Donnan McKenna : Keystone

In this Blog Post you will find the Agenda and your Zoom Link to Join Us!

Hello, dear supporters of Manitoba Stronger Together, We hope this message finds you well and filled with anticipation for our upcoming Zoom call, scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2023, at 6:30 PM. We've got an exciting agenda in store, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Our Guest Speaker: Donnan McKienna

Our New Logo ... Want to Know More? Scroll to the Bottom of this page!


This Weeks Agenda

  1. Introductions (New Members) ( 2min)

    1. Hands Up since you fit in so well, we have trouble knowing!

  2. News From the Week (15 Min)

    1. Million Person March for Children

    2. Sign Ups and Short Discussion

  3. Presentation by Donnan McKenna : Keystone (20 min)

    1. https://keystonepartymb.ca/candidates/donnan-mckenna

    2. What Donnan and the Keystone Party Stand for

    3. Questions

  4. General Discussion of people who attend the "Awakening Democracy Tours" What worked and what did not work, how to improve going forward. (10 min)

    1. Additional Members

    2. New Volunteers

    3. Looking for people who can do research

  5. Upcoming Speakers (5 min)

    1. No Zoom Meeting on October 3, 2023 - Election

  6. Upcoming Events for this Week (5 Min)

    1. Live Events coming Up

      1. Manitoba Provincial Election October 3, 2023

      2. Next Regular Scheduled Weekly Live Meeting in Selkirk Library (Tuesdays October 20, 2023 6:30 pm) Chris Dubeski

      3. Stonewall, "Awakening Democracy Tour". Need Volunteers

      4. Lac Du Bonnet "Awakening Democracy Tour" Need Volunteers

      5. Steinbach "Awakening Democracy Tour" Need Volunteers Arthur Adair

    2. Material is being added to the website this week, Volunteer Descriptions

    3. New Blog Posts

  7. Open Discussion, Ken Calls On You (3)


Please join on time, we start and finish on time.

Usually I am in the chat ten minutes before the start of the meeting!


 

Bakcgrounder for Guest Speaker


 

We're honored to have Donnan McKienna join us as our guest speaker this week. Donnan is running for a seat in the Provincial election in the riding of Swan River. His dedication to public service and his passion for building stronger communities make him an ideal guest to inspire and inform us about his vision for the future of Manitoba. Don't miss the chance to hear from a candidate who is committed to making a difference.


Donnan spoke at our Swan River tour presentation, and was very well received, I believe you will find his talk informative and entertaining!


Donnan McKenna resides in the RM of Mountain with his wife and family.


Donnan’s 30-year career with the RCMP included provincial, national, and international experience in both front-line policing and command capacities. He is a crime reduction and family violence expert with experience dealing with government policy and system changes. His volunteer work includes several board positions and security operations.


Donnan retired from the RCMP in 2019 as the Officer in Charge of the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment where he oversaw a 30% reduction in crime.


“The Keystone Party offers a new way forward. It is based on respect, listening, and empowering Manitobans. Keystone will put the power back in the hands of the people, where it rightfully belongs.”


Let's come together as a community to make a positive impact. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday and working hand in hand to build a stronger, more united Manitoba.


Meeting Details

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

  • Time: 6:30 pm Central

  • Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87688870677?pwd=YjhSbGdZNWZHaXpYSmVrQjZjNHJXQT09


 

Information for First Timers!

 

Unite and Ignite: Join us for our Engaging Tuesday Evening Gathering!


At Manitoba Stronger Together, we deeply value our members' time and commitment to our cause. As a testament to this respect, we have made a dedicated effort to keep our weekly Tuesday evening meetings strictly to 60 minutes.



We understand the importance of balancing civic engagement with other responsibilities in our members' lives. By efficiently utilizing this time, we ensure that each minute spent in the meeting is productive, purposeful, and impactful. Our commitment to maintaining a concise and engaging gathering exemplifies our dedication to empowering our community without imposing unnecessary burdens on our valued members. Together, we maximize the value of each moment, propelling our mission forward and creating a united front for a stronger and prosperous Manitoba.





 

What You Can Expect at Our Meetings?


1. Warm Welcomes and Introductions:

Our meetings begin with warm smiles and enthusiastic introductions, as new faces join familiar ones. The spirit of camaraderie and shared purpose fills the air, reminding us of the power of coming together as one.


2. Update on Progress:

The leadership team shares the latest developments within our organization. We are elated to report significant growth in our membership numbers, reaffirming our belief in the importance of responsible governance and community empowerment.


3. A Dynamic Guest Speaker:

Each evening we welcome a special guest speaker who speaks to our membership about topics that are of special interest. Their expertise sheds light on critical issues affecting our province, urging us to keep striving for a better tomorrow.


Do you know someone who would be a great guest speaker? Email us with the name and contact information.



4. Open Dialogue and Discussion:

One of the highlights of the evening is the lively and engaging discussion that follows the guest presentation. Members actively share their insights, opinions, and ideas on pressing subjects that demand our attention. Through respectful dialogue, we reinforce the importance of transparent communication and active civic participation. Remember our 60 minute Deadline! If you cannot speak this week, there is always next, and you can contact us by email through the website.


5. Building Solidarity:

Throughout these meetings, the sense of solidarity is encouraged, fuelling our commitment to fostering a united Manitoba. We discovered that, like the bison herds that once roamed freely, our collective strength lies in standing together, unyielding in the face of challenges.


6. Embracing the Road Ahead:

With each meeting you will feel your spirit soar with the knowledge that we are on the right path. Together, we are building a movement that empowers citizens and redefines the political landscape. The journey may be challenging, but we stand unwavering, ready to create a brighter future for our beloved province.


Join Us Next Tuesday, and every Tuesday:

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all citizens who share our vision of responsible governance, community empowerment, and unity. Our Tuesday regular meetings are more than just gatherings; they are catalysts for positive change.


 

Exciting news at Manitoba Stronger Together!

We have recently added a dynamic "Schedule of Events" section on our homepage (bottom of page), where you can conveniently review and stay updated on our upcoming guest speakers and other important gatherings. This schedule serves as your go-to resource for planning your engagement with our community.


While we are diligently working on optimizing the schedule for mobile devices, we encourage you to view it on a desktop or tablet for the best experience.


Together, we look forward to exploring a multitude of impactful events that unite us in our mission for responsible governance and community empowerment. Mark your calendars, and let's embark on this journey together!


We can also use this schedule to update members on upcoming events that our membership may be participating in.



 

What Our Logo Means

The logo for Manitoba Stronger Together incorporates elements that symbolize unity, community, and the strength of the bison.

  1. Bison Icon: Is a silhouette of a stylized representation of a bison, symbolizing strength, resilience, and unity. The bison is depicted in a side stance, representing progress and moving together as a community.

  2. The vertical stripes: represent that the movement includes all people from all walks of life, all beliefs and all political affiliations.

  3. The Horizontal Connecting Lines: across the bison represent the connections and interdependence of community members, emphasizing the concept of being stronger together.

  4. Blue Tones: The blue in the logo design represents growth, harmony, and the natural beauty of Manitoba's landscapes.

  5. Dynamic Font: We choose a strong and modern bold font for the organization's name "Manitoba Stronger Together" to convey a sense of confidence and forward-thinking.



 

Let us continue to unite, ignite our passions, and work towards building a stronger and united Manitoba. Together, we will shape the future we want and deserve.


Keep an eye out for our next meeting announcement, and let us walk this transformative journey as one!


Stay united, stay empowered, and stay strong!

In solidarity,

The Manitoba Stronger Together Team

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