Meeting Highlights 2021-2022

 

               

APRIL PPN GENERAL MEETING

April 26th, 2022

The Post Polio Network (MB) Inc. held their April 2022 General Meeting at the Caboto Centre.   COVID protocols were in place.   A well received lunch was had and door prizes were raffled.

The guest speaker was Mr. Michael Barnsby, Program Development Manager at Manitoba Possible.  Mr Barnsby was speaking regarding the new program ENVOYY that Manitoba Possible has introduced to assist people and or families that want to self direct health care for themselves or their family member.  

The idea is an on-line platform for the care giving community, with an APP and a website.  The vision or core value is that everyone deserves to have excellent service, treated with dignity and respect and the best possible fit, i.e., someone who treats the person requiring care like family.

Managing care is a lot of work, scheduling, hiring, payments, staff issues and even reimbursements.  The vision is to take the excess work from the caregiver. 

To use the ENVOYY platform:

                -create and account using email address and password

                -enter safety and security measures

                -enter a brief profile and note general needs.

Options on the ENVOYY platform:

                -ability to browse workers and filter by qualification, language, and availability

                -chat available over platform

                -all workers are vetted, and their profiles and reviews are online

                -you can create a job posting and workers can appl.

                -credit card billing is through the platform.

  Presently ENVOYY is available only in Manitoba.  Manitoba Possible is financing the start-up program; but will be planning partnerships in the future. As part of this provincial initiative there are 500 workers; however, the platform requires additional functionality. An update of the platform is in the works and should be available by autumn. 

ENVOYY is NOT a for-profit business and there is a sense of community.

 

 

35th Annual General Meeting

March 29, 2022

Post Polio Network Manitoba held their Annual General Meeting at the Caboto Centre

The room was set up to allow for social distancing, all the attendees were double vaccinated, and everyone was asked to ensure that they masked when not sitting at their table.

Lunch was provided by the Caboto Centre 

Committee reports were received and discussed and elections to our executive were held

President - Wes Hazlitt

Vice President - Don Lavallee

Thanks to Cheryl Currie for her 10 years of service as President of our Network

Draw prizes and door prizes were given out to the winners of the draws.  Thanks to all who donated to the prize pool.  

It was so wonderful to see so many of our members. 

We had a very enjoyable and sociable afternoon.  

The next General Meeting will be held at the Caboto Centre April 26, 2022

 

November 2021 General Meeting

November 22nd, 2021

Post Polio Network held their November meeting on November 22nd.  PPN had a Winter Celebration Luncheon at the Caboto Centre. 

The food was great; we had a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  Kudos to the chef and the staff.   

The room was set up to allow for social distancing, all the attendees were double vaccinated, and everyone was asked to ensure that they masked when not sitting at their table.

Draw prizes and door prizes were given out to the winners of the draws.  Thanks to all who donated to the prize pool.  

The “fix was in” as a couple of our board members “cleaned up”.   

It was so wonderful to see so many of our members. 

We had a very enjoyable and sociable afternoon.  

Enjoy the upcoming holidays.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Annual General Meeting, March 29th, 2022 at the Caboto Centre.

(if there is a change in location, members will be notified)

OCTOBER PPN GENERAL MEETING

October 26th, 2021

The Post Polio Network (MB) Inc. held their October 2021 General Meeting at the Caboto Centre.   

Due to COVID restrictions all attendees were asked to provide proof of vaccination.  All attendees were vaccinated.

Using round tables and limiting to 4 people to a table and having the meeting in a larger room went a long way to help with social distancing.

Everyone was reminded that when moving around the room to ensure that they were masked.

A Buffet Lunch of sandwich meats and accompaniments was provided along with a coffee and tea station. Lunch was well appreciated; a few members would really like to finish off their lunch with a cookie or two.  

There was no guest speaker as this was a social gathering and there were lively discussions among the group.  

Doug Mihalyk brought in his carvings (polar bear and wolf) to show to interested members.  There was a draw for door prizes that were donated by one of our members. 

Next meeting is our Annual Celebration November 22nd at the Caboto Centre

COST:           Free for MEMBERS    $10.00 for GUESTS  

RSVP must be received by Nov 19th 2021                         

 

  

SEPTEMBER PPN GENERAL MEETING

September 28th, 2021

The Post-Polio Network (MB) Inc. held their September 2021 General Meeting at the Caboto Centre.   

This was the first time that a meeting had been held since November Winter Celebration of 2019. 

The COVID – 19 Pandemic has resulted in many changes in our lives.  At the September General Meeting COVID restrictions on gatherings were followed; masking when not seated at table or eating and maintaining social distancing.

Using round tables and limiting to 4 people to a table and having the meeting in a larger room went a long way to help with social distancing.

Lunch of sandwich and salad was served to those attending.  Coffee and Tea were also served.  

There was no guest speaker, and this was a social gathering and discussions among the group.  

One of the issues that were quite prevalent was the anxiety people had over the pandemic and the restrictions to our lives. 

We discussed how we were coping with these restrictions and limitations.   There was a draw, and three door prizes were won. 

Next General Meeting is October 26 at the Caboto Centre on Wilkes