Series contains records created or received during Trotter's volunteer work for the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society. Trotter has been involved with the Centre since it was founded in 1979 and has served in various capacities on organizational and social change committees. Over the years, her work for the Centre has involved project development, writing grant proposals, media relations, taking meeting minutes, drafting internal policies, organizing events, training volunteers, supervising staff, creating write-ups for newsletters, monitoring research studies, and lobbying the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
Records include newsletters, community calendars, pamphlets, flyers, programming schedules, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, program use metrics, coordinator reports, annual reports, organizational correspondence, lobbying correspondence, budgets, financial statements, financial audit reports, grant proposals, grant reports, project timelines, program evaluations, questionnaires, job descriptions, photocopied journal articles on feminist topics, literature reviews, event planning notes, petitions, purchasing receipts, internal staffing policies, volunteer orientation packages, mission statements, strategic plans, contact information lists, business cards, and thank-you notes. Also included are magazine and newspaper clippings related to both women’s issues as well as the achievements of the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society.
Series contains records created or received during Trotter's work for Amata. The earliest records in this series pertain to a legal battle concerning 1982 and 1983 amendments to Amata's constitution in order to bar women considering an abortion from accessing Amata’s services. More recent records were created or received while Trotter served on the board of directors, where she worked to change the society’s organizational structure into a non-hierarchical collective. In this role, Trotter took meeting minutes, defined job descriptions, created staff evaluation policies, and participated in union negotiations.
Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, contact lists, annual reports, financial statements, a Supreme Court of British Columbia legal order, newspaper clippings, different versions of Amata’s Constitution (1979, 1982, and 1983), funding contracts, the Amata board of directors manual, internal ‘house rules,’ handwritten notes, time cards, union negotiations, collective agreements, job descriptions, interview questions, conflict resolution policies, staff evaluation policies, strategic planning templates, a Writ of Summons with Statement of Claim, insurance records, employee benefits proposals, purchasing receipts, graphs describing program use, unfilled registration forms, and pamphlets.
Series contains records created or received during Trotter's work for the NAC. Through the time period reflected in the series, Trotter served as a sub-regional representative on the BC steering committee as well as one of two BC regional representatives on the NAC national executive team. In these roles, Trotter assisted with lobbying, fundraising, membership tracking, event planning, communications, organizational structure changes, advocating for the needs of rural women, and advocating for international solidarity among women around the world.
Through her work for the NAC, Trotter participated in lobbying at the federal and provincial levels, including assistance with the creation of voter information guides, pamphlets, and questions to ask Provincial and Federal election candidates. In 1997, Trotter was published in the NAC Voter’s Guide, writing the chapter on women and postsecondary education.
Provincially, Trotter helped plan several BC-NAC regional conferences, including two conferences in Quesnel (November 1989 and September 1998). She also helped fundraise and create a database of BC-NAC member organizations across the province.
While not sent as an official delegate of the NAC, Trotter attended the 1995 United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Trotter also helped organize and participate in the National Women's March Against Poverty, which took place in 1996.
Records in this series include annual reports, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, budgets, financial statements, internal correspondence, lobbying correspondence, fundraising correspondence, membership communications, campaign reports, press releases, contact lists, copies of journal articles, literature reviews, conference brochures, conference kits, a name tag, handwritten conference notes, reimbursement forms, receipts, nomination lists, indexes of resolutions, draft articles on feminist issues, campaign pamphlets, speech drafts, newsletters, membership lists, membership surveys, petitions, voter guides, lobbying questions, internal policies, organizational review proposals, strategic planning proposals, business cards, newspaper clippings, farewell cards, and a journal which accounts Trotter’s experiences during the Women's March Against Poverty. Five photographs taken during the 1995 NAC AGM in Ottawa are also included within this series, and are located in file 2022.35/3/2/03
Records related to the United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women include conference kits, participation guides, fact sheets, conference schedules, pamphlets from various international women’s organizations, flyers, handwritten notes and reflections on the conference, conference reports, and press releases, as well as newspapers, magazine articles, and newsletters discussing the conference and its aftermath.
The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 3 sub-series:
• BC steering committee records (subseries 1)
• National executive records (subseries 2)
• United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China (subseries 3)