Service Award Presented and New Member Welcomed at Recent PEI Status of Women Meeting

Catherine Rankin of Summerside was presented with a service award by Mari Basiletti, Chairperson of the Council. She finishes her term at the end of July. The award honours her five years spent on the Advisory Council on the Status of Women.  Catherine has been a delight to work alongside – her humour, joie de vivre, and love for her Island community will be missed at the Council table. To read more about Catherine’s qualities and contributions, the text from her award is pasted below.

Catherine and Mari

2016 Service Award
The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women thanks
Catherine Rankin

Catherine Rankin of Summerside has served on the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women since 2011 and as Vice-Chairperson since 2015.

Catherine is a person of great common sense and great humour, always eager to share a story and a laugh. Catherine has a talent for using stories to find and name better ways forward for women and girls. Catherine’s experience in business and leadership have added a great deal to Advisory Council discussions. She has always been at the ready to assist in the Council’s work, as a wonderful support to staff members and to the Chairpersons she worked alongside. Catherine’s obvious love for Prince Edward Island fuels her passion to make this province a better place for all its citizens.

Thank you, Catherine, for your well-grounded and exuberant leadership in helping the Advisory Council advance the status of women in PEI.

Council and staff were very pleased to welcome Debbie Langston as the newest member appointed to Council. She brings her workplace experience as a Family Support Worker with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, and is sure to contribute significantly to the work of the ACSW.

Debbie Langston

The 147th Council meeting was held at the West Prince Acadian Centre/École Pierre-Chiasson in DeBlois. Thank you to Yvonne Deagle, Council member from Miminegash, for making the arrangements.Mari and Yvonne


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