Meeting Name: International Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/2/2021 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-28065 2  Discussion Item - ACBARRIE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WEBSITE Ciaran Byles-Ho provided an update on the Barrie International Partners website and a live demonstration of the site. He advised that final revisions are being made and then will be forwarded to staff in Information Technology Department for their review and input. John Mastroianni, Supervisor of Enterprise Applications advised that the website looks great in his opinion and that he will be working with staff in Human Resources to ensure it meets the standards under the Accessibility with Ontarians Disabilities Act and City Policies. Mr. Morrison requested permission from the International Relations Committee’s Sub-Committee Chairs to add their contact information on the Barrie International Partners website and received responses from the Chair’s in attendance at the meeting. Mr. Morrison advised that he had provided members of Council with a preview of the Barrie International Partners website and received positive feedback. Mr. Morrison anticipates the website to be completed by November, 2021 and launched in January, 2022.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28064 2  Discussion Item - ACCOMMITTEE BUDGET UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair and Tammie Maynard, Committee Support Clerk provided an update concerning the Committee’s budget. He reminded the Committee members to submit their International Relations Committee expenditures prior to December 31, 2021. The Committee approved the balance of the honorarium payment in the amount of $1500.00 to be paid to Ciaran Byles-Ho upon the completion of the Barrie’s International Partners website and includes any updates to meet the standards of the Accessibility with Disabilities with Ontarians (AODA) Act and City Policies. Mr. Morrison advised that he will notify staff in the Legislative and Court Services Department when the website has been completed to process the payment for Mr. Byles-Ho. The Committee discussed the possibility of purchasing the airfare tickets in 2021 for the adult delegation to travel to Zweibrücken, Germany in May, 2022 to celebrate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the twinning relationship between the two Municipalities. Rob Warman and Jean Maurice Pigeon advised that they would explore transporReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-28069 2  Discussion Item - ACMURAYAMA, JAPAN UPDATE Mark Sachkiw provided an update concerning Murayama, Japan. Mr. Sachkiw and Hiromi Noguchi advised that they do not anticipate any adult or youth exchanges in 2022 between the City of Barrie and Murayama, Japan as the border crossing is closed in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28067 2  Discussion Item - ACYOUTH AMBASSADORS UPDATE Shannon Scully-Pratt advised that there is no report to provide concerning youth ambassador program with Murayama, Japan. Jamie Babcock advised that there is no report to provide concerning the Global Perspectives Program and youth exchange with Zweibrücken, Germany.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28066 2  Discussion Item - ACGERMAN TWINNING AND GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB UPDATE Rob Warman provided an update regarding Zweibrücken, Germany. He advised that May, 2022 will mark the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the City of Barrie’s twinning relationship with Zweibrücken, Germany. Mr. Warman advised that to commemorate the milestone plans are taking place to send an adult delegation from Barrie to Zweibrücken, Germany between May 4 to May 12, 2022 with a reciprocal visit scheduled between September 4 to September 12, 2022.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28068 2  Discussion Item - ACHARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM UPDATE Bill Sergeant advised that there was no report to provide concerning Harrogate, United Kingdom.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28075 2  Discussion Item - ACARRAS, FRANCE UPDATE Dave Morrison, Chair advised that there was no report to provide concerning Arras, France. Cathy Cudmore advised that she is searching for a staff member at Barrie North Collegiate to participate in upcoming youth exchanges with Arras, France.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28071 2  Discussion Item - ACSIR ROBERT BARRIE PROJECT Bill Sergeant advised that there was no report to provide concerning the Sir Robert Barrie Project.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-28074 2  Discussion Item - AC2022 COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE The Committee discussed the meeting schedule for 2022 and decided that the Committee would continue to meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.Received  Action details Not available