HELD AT MAXWELLS 25 NOV 2016 AT 1200 PM
Chairperson: Mr. Tony Chubbs, President
Mr. Colin O’Brien, Vice President
Mr. Trevor Kennedy, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Corey Cooney
Ms. Julie Whalen
Ms. Dottie Kelland
Mr. Paul MacDonald
Ms. Stephanie Webb
Ms. Anne Aberdeen
Ms. Patricia Loder
Mr. Rex Goudie
Mr. Wayne King (RAND)
I - APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
Mr. Chubbs called the meeting to order at 1215 pm and welcomed all in attendance including new members Stephanie Webb and Julie Whalen. There was a round table roll call.
The meeting agenda was tabled, no changes were suggested, motion to accept from Mr. O’Brien, seconded by Mr. Kennedy.
II - ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
Mr. Chubbs presented the minutes from the last meeting for review and discussion. Mr. Kennedy moved to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded by Mr. O’Brien.
III - ATLANTIC REGIONAL COUNCIL UPDATE
Mr. Chubbs informed the group of an increased allotment for northern zones that affects the Lake Melville branch. We will receive an extra $2 per member on our annual allotment. He also encouraged all members to consider steward training. All travel, training costs, wage replacement, child care, etc. is covered by PIPSC and it opens up opportunities to participate in various other committees and professional development opportunities. The next training is in Halifax Feb. 15-16, 2017.
IV - EXECUTIVE MEETING UPDATE
Mr. Chubbs updated the group on the November 21, 2016 Executive Committee meeting. AGM planned – Mr. O’Brien to arrange; financial discussion around new allocation; Mr. Chubbs provided executive roles and responsibilities handouts, financial information and financial quiz; discussion around potential future branch events such as lunch and learn, etc.
V - ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Kennedy presented the annual financial report for the branch for 2016. Mr. Chubbs moved to accept the report, and Mr. O’Brien seconded. Annual Financial Statement was accepted as presented, and is attached.
VI - ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
No election required, all three executive positions were filled for two year terms at the 2015 AGM.
VII - NEW BUSINESS
Mr. O’Brien reported that Patricia Loder had been nominated by the LM branch of PIPSC as well as another group within NRC and was the successful winner of the Atlantic Steward of the Year award for 2016. This was announced at the Atlantic Steward Council meeting in Halifax in October 2016. Ms. Kelland reported that Ms. Loder and her husband went to the PIPSC National AGM to receive the award. Congratulations from the Lake Melville PIPSC branch.
VIII - BARGAINING UPDATE
Mr. Chubbs reported that Susan Bittman, PIPSC National VP had provided a negotiating update at the ARC; Treasury Board seems eager to agree to a contract by the end of this calendar year so PIPSC negotiators will be working diligently to get this done. PSAC has signed their contract which is a positive indicator for a PIPSC deal. Mr. Chubbs directed the group to the PIPSC website to get the latest bargaining updates.
IX - NEXT MEETING
X - ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss, Ms. Kelland moved that the meeting be adjourned. Seconded by Mr. Cooney.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM.
Lake Melville Branch
Lake Melville Branch