Retired Members Guild
March 17, 2022
PRESENT: Charlotte Strandlund, President, Prairie/N.W.T.
Terry Sing, VP, NCR
Ricard Rice, Treasurer, NCR
Lynn Morris, Secretary, NCR
Michael A. Forbes, Ontario
Don Burns, BC/Yukon
Don Eldershaw, Atlantic
CALL TO ORDER:
President Charlotte called the meeting to order and stated it was so nice to see everyone in person.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: Carried with addition to 6.5 – RMG/PIPSC AGM
ADOPTION OF MINUTES: Approved and carried
No representative from Quebec yet – possibly after PIPSC elections
Richard is just waiting for access instructions for PIPSC new BMO system.
RMG Elections – Election Committee - Lynn & Charlotte – approved. First meeting 18th to set dates
Action Item: Lynn to send dates to Marielle and get appropriate documents updated
Quebec Regional Rep -. Charlotte to write a letter and have posted an Expression of Interest for someone from Quebec to serve on the Executive. All in agreement
Sean O’Reilly is the RMG appointed liaison – he will attempt to make as many meetings as possible
PIPSC New Administration and RMG Resource – according to Sean so far Marielle is still our assigned resource., but may be replaced
ACTION ITEM: Lynn to send Sean our meeting dates
Concur – centralized shop/group for Concur issues. Any problems, go to Concur rep, he will get back to you in 1 day
Member Retention – possibly lost Member’s during Covid. Need to take measures to get them back and any newly retired members.
New Member Services Representative – Alain Daoust.
ACTION ITEM: Richard to update our Brochure. To be sent to all RMG Members with letter from Jenn Carr
All – send ideas to Charlotte on what RMG’s can do for the Institute
RMG/PIPSC AGM in Montreal at the Sheraton Centre:
Julie Gagnon to retire April 1st but will be assisting with the AGM
Motion: To purchase a Gift Card for Julie – carried Terry to pick up
Core executive though we should wait to 2023 to bring Chapter Presidents in as it will be in Ottawa. Lively discussion
Motion: Wait until 2023 to brin in Chapter Presidents - carried
Discussion on Visibility Items – Richard has some in his garage. Discussed Flashlights, Hand Sanitizers
ACTION ITEM: Charlotte to ask Alain Daoust for RMG Members list as well as those Members who have not renewed, for all Chapters/Regions
Charlotte – to go to Vancouver Chapter AGM in Burnaby April 26. To be confirmed with Chapter president – 2-3 day trip - approved
Don E – can REO’s purchase Visibility/Promotional Items for Chapter AGM’s? Yes, with your allowance
Don B – Regional Directors and Chapter Presidents get together was a success
Terry – a couple of Chapters looking feeble - BC/Fraser Valley & Victoria – do they need help?
ACTION Item: Lynn to send Marielle minutes for translation and posting and 2019 AGM Minutes
June 8 & 9 – PIPSC HQ