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Email from Lyle Benko in New York: (May 8, 2007, from New York)

The trip to New York and the TWO presentations to the U.N. and U.N. University on behalf of our SASKRCE were apparently a success based on the offiials public responses and private comments and discussion after the presentation. chuck Hopkins also spoke very eloquently of his assessment of what we have been able to accomplish in such a short time frame.

They were extremely interested in our process and networking, the open software, our website and of course the Green Strategy. Donna and I were invited to a high level lunheon and meeting on Friday for 80 invited guests. On Monday, we met with the U.N.U officials and Grand Rapids RCE and Toronto RCE. So three of the four North American RCE's were at the U.N. During the three hour meeting and presentations, I was able to include ALL the suggested topics and ideas that were sent to me before I left.

RCE Facilitation Group Meeting, May 22, 3:30 p.m.

Dear RCE Facilitation Group Members (including Theme Area Working Group
Coordinators):

Based on our vote last week I am able to confirm that our RCE Facilitation Group (RFG) meeting will be two weeks from today, on Tuesday, May 22nd in the afternoon. Curt has again been able to arrange for our meeting space at the boardroom at SIAST in Regine (Room 1130) that allows those who cannot attend in person to attend by telephone. There is free parking next to the entrance. People can arrive between 3:00 and 3:30 for some informal networking/discussions. The meeting will officially start at 3:30. For those phoning in from elsewhere please phone in at the 3:30 time. To do so dial the number (below), depending on the phone you are calling from.

Meeting of the RCE Health thematic the week of May 7? Please vote on best day.

RCE Health Forum Participants:
Greetings, I have posted four possible dates for a meeting of the Health Forum. Having posted the poll, I realize that I am in fact busy on Tuesday May 8, so could you please vote for either Monday May 7, Wednesday May 9 or Thursday May 10? The meeting will run at least 1 hour but will not exceed 1.5 hours. Please access the "polls" section of the RCE Saskatchewan website (click on "polls" in the left column of the site at www.zebra.anatexis.net) and vote on your preferred date within the next few days. Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in participating in the group. Much thanks!
All my best, Tanya

Invitation to RCE Greater Sudbury Launch May 16

We have been invited to send representatives from RCE Saskatchewan to the formal launch of RCE Greater Sudbury on May 16, 2007. This event includes a sustainabilityl workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any members from RCE Saskatchewan are welcome to attend. I will simply paste the e-mail I received from Stacie Reinhardt inviting us to this event as well as attaching the invitation as a PDF. Please contact Stacie if you plan to attend.--Roger

Mayor John Rodriguez and Bob Rogers extend to you, on behalf of the
Healthy Community Cabinet, a special invitation to the Regional Centre
of Expertise Launch on May 16th, 2007.
Please see that attached invitation for further information.
Additional inquiries can be directed to Stacie Reinhardt at 674-4455,
ext. 2448 or by email at stacie.reinhardt@greatersudbury.ca.
Regards,
Stacie Reinhardt
Secretary
Community Partnerships
City of Greater Sudbury
200 Brady Street
P.O. Box 5000, Stn "A"
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

Ph. (705) 674-4455 ext. 2448
Fax (705) 671-8145
stacie.reinhardt@greatersudbury.ca

Next RCE Facilitation Group Meeting

Hello everyone. I have posted two possible dates for us to consider regarding a next meeting date for the RCE facilitation group including the theme area working group coordinator (one in the afternoon of May 22 and one in the morning of May 23)s. Could you go to the "polls" section and vote on your preferred date within the next few days? I anticipate a meeting would last approximately 2 hours. Lyle Benko will be back from the U.N. in New York and there are a number of items we can get started working on. Thanks for taking the time to vote. --Roger

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