Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Agenda for July 28 Meeting

MEETING TIME  Meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of each month.   Coffee and tea are provided free of charge.  Snacks to share are appreciated :)

Note that some items may be carried forward to the next meeting to ensure that members have time to express and address concerns and questions.
*Please let us know if you would like us to add to this agenda by emailing us at 


Welcome message to new members.
The first portion of our meetings is for new attendees to introduce themselves, share their concerns, and ask questions.

1.     Lyme Support Library  - our group's library can give you the chance to read a book and decide if you would like to purchase for your own personal use, or save your money. Are there any books that anyone would like to see in the library? Do you have a book or DVD to donate?  $10 to join the library, one book out at a time, to be returned at next meeting.  Our library books/dvds:

   NEW!  Cure Unknown:  Inside the Lyme Epidemic (Revised Edition, 2013), by Pamela Weintraub
        NEW!  Healing Lyme Disease Co-infections - Bartonella & Mycoplasma, by Stephen Buhner
        NEW!  Checklists for Bartonella, Babesia and Lyme Disease, by Dr James Schaller
    Beyond Lyme Disease, by Connie Strasheim
    Ending Denial:  The Lyme Disease Epidemic

    Healing Lyme, by Stephen Buhner
    It's All in Your Head - Around the World in 80 Lyme Patient Stories
    Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
    The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments
    Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease
    Under Our Skin (DVD)

Books can be borrowed for one month.  Please be courteous and return borrowed books on time as others may be waiting to read them.  

2.  T-shirts we have a few extra t-shirts left over for sale. (Tara)


3.  Introduction of Emma Wilson-Pease, a Mount Allison university student who has offered to assist our group and who will be creating a new media kit for CanLyme.

4.  Bill C-442, National Lyme Disease Strategy.

5.  Facebook page for our group.

6.  With less than one year left to negotiate a 2014 Health Accord, the Council of Canadians is asking you to tell your health care story, and send a powerful message to our elected representatives. Use your video camera or webcam and tell them about a great experience you had with public health care and why we need to protect it. Talk about difficulties you had getting care and why we need to strengthen medicare. Talk about gaps in the current system where we need to expand health care. Then email your video to the Council of Canadians’ YouTube channel.  Visit the Council of Canadians website at 
http://www.canadians.org/healthcare/issues/accord/index.html for more information and to watch other videos.   (Dave)
7.  Summer BBQ or picnic?


8.  Recent studies, news, and articles:

a)  Jim Wilson, President of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, on Canada AM, July 8:
c)  Part 1 of a new series of videos by Dr. Alan MacDonaldShape Shifting, Non Spiral Borrelia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqKaM_J7KDI
f)  Encephalitis Virus Found in Ticks:  http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20130715/NEWS04/307150025/Encephalitis-virus-found-local-ticks

The last portion of our meeting is for information sharing, support, questions, ideas for upcoming meetings, speakers, etc.

***NEXT MEETING  2-4 pm on August 25th.