The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

OCB Executive Meeting Minutes, May 16, 2023

Location: Zoom Meeting

Meeting Time: 5:00 pm - 6:36 pm

In Attendance: Michael Kenny, Brian Hassall, Susan Amog-Hassall, Michelle Tran, Zul Nanji, Tom Iwinski, Andrew Wigmore, Andra Weis, Abraham Garcia, April Chen (joined at 5:35 pm, muted until 5:45)

Regrets: Art lwinski

  1. Brian Hassall (chairing the meeting for Michael Kenny) declared quorum and called the meeting to order at 5:06 pm. Brian then asked Andra Weis if she would take the minutes of the meeting.


  1. Agenda was provided in advance electronically.  Abe moved that the agenda be approved and Zul seconded this motion. Motion passed with 9 in favour.


  1. Review and approval of previous minutes - postponed until the secretary could attend the meeting.


  1. Prior Business:


    1. Discussion regarding the upcoming AGM in September 2023. Andrew presented the draft quote from the NAC.
    2. Moved that the OCB hold its annual AGM on September 20, 2023 at the NAC with funds of $13,000 allocated for the event.  The motion carried with all in favour.  
    3. Motion for OCB to pay for one night’s accommodation for two executive members to attend the AGM. The motion carried with all in favour.


  1. New Business:
    1. Steward’s Appreciation Event - Andra discussed the particular’s of the event.

Motion - To hold the event on Saturday September 9, 2023 from 1 - 4 pm at Dooly’s Billiard and Events - 2279 Gladwin Crescent, Ottawa.  The motion was carried with all in favour.


  1. Treasurer’s Report:
    1. Financials were submitted to PIPSC.
    2. We received our yearly allocation.
    3. OCB is in a strong financial position.
    4. Discussions ensued regarding the movie event (event expenses under budget) and our contribution to the PSAC strike (under budget)


Abe had to leave the meeting at this time.


  1. Committee Reports:
    1. Training - Susan - Two retirement events scheduled - July 20 and July 27.
    2. VP Social - Andrew - Worked on finding the venue for the AGM. The location and all particulars for the AGM should hopefully be settled in the next week.
    3. Outreach - Andra - Research and planning for the Steward appreciation event to have in the fall of 2023 completed - see new business.
    4. Susan brought up an additional event with a motivational speaker on mental health - for the late fall. Further research and discussions with PIPSC to be conducted and further discussions at the next meeting.


  1. In memory of Ian Tait - the committee acknowledged his long service and work - for OBS and PIPSC.  Information on a future memorial/event to be passed on when known.


  1. Motion presented to donate $100 to the Kidney Foundation. Susan presented the motion and Zul seconded the motion.  All eight members approved the motion.


10. Motion presented by Michael Kenny to reallocate the $4,000 for a summer BBQ to the NCR Branch BBQ event on July 15, 2023. Second by Andrew Wigmore.  Discussions followed.  All were in favour of this motion.


11. Round table:


12. Noted that for the next meeting - new business should include that an elections committee must be created.


At 6:36 pm Michelle called for the meeting to be adjourned. All in favour.