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Minutes for October 26th 2016

Good evening

It seems to have to taken me a couple of weeks to recap our amazing talk by Mario Canseco, a public opinion researcher and currently is the VP for Insight West. He has a BA in Communications from Mexico and a Masters in Journalism from UBC. He has served in various journalistic roles in Canada, Mexico and Spain. Notable projects include editorial researcher for Peter C Newman, The Secret Mulroney Tapes. He is passionate about Public affairs research and was the public affairs VP for Angus Reid Public Opinion /Vision Critical managing research team in multiple regions of the country. Currently responsible for the designing and managing research projects for clients in the public sector, non-profit organization and association and education clients....as well as spokesperson on public affairs issues.

Mario sat down and we just had very informal discussion on US politics, what the polls are showing, what he has learned from past experiences, predictions....very engaging and eye opening. The meeting seem to fly by so fast. We will see if his predictions are verified on November 8th.

For some exciting news regarding our leadership: Cathy Barrett will be taking over Chair of mCentred in January. Yeah!!! I know that Cathy will provide awesome leadership. Thanks Cathy for stepping up and keeping mCentred alive!
Upcoming meetings:

Wednesday November 9th: Field trip to UBC courtesy of Juliette Freybe
details to follow on where to meet etc...maybe organize carpool.

Wednesday November 30th: Final meeting of the year.

Donations:

I still have yet to collect cheques from a few of you. Please drop them off at my house or give them to me on November 9th. Thanks very much.

Payable to: Greater Vancouver Food Bank in amount of $200
memo line: donation to Project Chef from mCentred
Thanks everyone

KN