(Original submitted in English)



Retired Members Guild - Vancouver Chapter Executive Meeting Minutes (Draft)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Tandoori Flame, 11970-88 Ave., Surrey, BC V4C 3C8


Executives Present

Raj Utkhede  (President)

Shirley Friesen (Vice-President)

Tom Chang  (Treasurer)

Wayne Wynn  (Secretary)

Colin McBride, Lyle Reid (Members-at-Large)


Action Item


Call to Order/

Opening remarks

Meeting called to order at  12:50 PM. Opening remarks by Raj.

One minute silence observed in memory of Kal Sahota.


Agenda approved without changes. MSC

Minutes of previous meeting

Minutes of the executive meeting held December 17, 2019 presented by Wayne.

Minutes accepted without changes. MSC



Financial Statements

As the previous treasurer, Barbara Aweryn, had resigned in July of 2021, Raj presented the financial statements. There was some discussion of how funds are obtained from PIPSC, and how our positive bank balance affects that. Financial Statements accepted as presented. MSC


At the last AGM, seven members were elected to the executive, with specific positions to be filled at the next executive meeting (today). Terms are two years, with the President and Treasurer elected in one year and the Vice-President and Secretary elected in the next. Due to fewer meetings in the last three years, today’s slate elected the President and Treasurer for one year, and the Vice-President and Secretary for two years. All four positions were acclaimed. The three remaining executive members continue as Members-at-Large.


President: Raj Utkhede

Treasurer: Tom Chang


Vice-President: Shirley Friesen

Secretary: Wayne Wynn


Some discussion of RMG representation at NJC. Also, discussion of information available to members nearing retirement or recently retired. For example, do these members know of the benefits of joining NAFR and getting Johnson/MEDOC travel medical insurance? Suggestion to invite regional or national PIPSC representative and/or Don Burns to next executive meeting for follow-up.

Executive members live from North Vancouver to White Rock. Discussion of more central location for the next executive meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 2:00 PM. MSC