The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada


Retired Members Guild - Vancouver Chapter Executive Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 20, 2023

Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 2G4


Executives Present

Raj Utkhede  (President)


Tom Chang  (Treasurer)

Wayne Wynn  (Secretary)

Barbara Aweryn, Geoff Kendell, Colin McBride, Lyle Reid (Members-at-Large)


Action Item


Call to Order/

Opening remarks

Meeting called to order at 12:16 PM. Opening remarks by Raj. The financial statements and budget are the main topic of today’s meeting.


Agenda approved without changes. MSC

Minutes of previous meeting

Minutes of the executive meeting held November 22, 2022 presented by Wayne.

Minutes accepted without changes. MSC

Financial Statements

Tom presented draft information on income, equity and budgets for 2022 and 2023, and the budget for 2024 in comparative statement format.

Post-COVID and per a new national RMG Treasurer, the process to apply for annual funding is to follow the by-laws strictly. There was much interest in and discussion about how this might differ from the process prior to COVID.

Tom to research details, prepare documents accordingly, and cc executive committee members when forwarding to Raj. Raj to submit to Don Burns, national RMG representative for BC and Yukon.

Other business / Round-table

Colin will be attending the PIPSC AGM November 26-29. Members can email him re  any issues they would like brought forward.

Geoff is still helping retired members with Phoenix issues, especially delays in severance payouts. He also recommended Mednow, a Service Plus supplier, for prescriptions since he has had good service from them.

Raj will be attending the National RMG AGM. National RMG funding the trip. Also, the VP position is to be filled at the next AGM in the spring of next year, so no need to fill it now.

Next Executive meeting to be held mid November. Don Burns to be invited. One topic to be the funding application process.


Meeting adjourned at 2:05 PM. MSC