Location: Zoom Meeting.

Meeting started: 5:00 p.m.


In Attendance: Michael Kenny, Brian Hassall, Susan Amog-Hassall, Michelle Tran, Zul Nanji, Tom Iwinski, Andrew Wigmore, Abraham Garcia, April Chen, Andra Weis, Art Iwinski.


Regrets: None.



1. Brian declared quorum and called meeting to order at 5:01 p.m.


2. Agenda was provided in advance electronically. Brian asked if there are any other items to be included to the agenda. There were no other items proposed. Abraham put the motion to approve the agenda and seconded by Michael. The agenda was approved.


3. For opening remarks Brian announced that he will not be running for the OCB President’s Office. Ottawa Centerville Branch is very respected constituent body. It is very visible among the Union members. It organised many events that needs to be continued to be visible within in the Union and outside. He also thanked Andrew for organizing the OCB AGM this year as it is difficult and very time-consuming job. Next, Brian introduced Stacy McLaren, who will be running the election process for Committee Chairs and explained the procedures.


4. Election by Stacy McLaren. For each of four positions and Committee Chairs nominations were received and accepted by the candidates. Stacy conducted the election and announced the results.


Following is the result of the elections: 

  • Michael Kenny elected the position of the President.
  • Brian Hassall elected to the position of Vice-President.
  • Abraham Garcia elected to the position of Treasurer.
  • Art Iwinski elected to the position of the Secretary.


Chairs of the Committees:

  • Learning, Susan Amog-Hassall,
  • Social: Andrew Wigmore,
  • By-Laws, Zul Nanji,
  • Finance, Michelle Tran,
  • Outreach, Andra Weis,
  • Communications: Susan Amog-Hassall.


Brian thanked Stacy for leading the election and her long-standing contribution to the OCB.


5. Post-mortem on OCB AGM. Andrew provided brief comments on OCB AGM. Planning for the event was difficult considering the circumstances existed at the time of planning. One of the difficulties existed with the registration and confirmation of the attendance. For the next year, with the support of the PIPSC IT, we should be able to accept and confirm the attendance and create the waiting list.


6. Post-mortem Regional Council. Brain congratulated Michael, Michelle, and Andrew for being elected as members of Regional Council.


7. OCB Planning Session. OCB planning session will be held on January 21, 2023, at Hilton Lac-Leamy. Susan put a motion to have one all-day OCB Planning Session combined with Holiday dinner for OCB executives and their significant others on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Hilton Lac-Leamy. Hotels will be provided to all members who will be attending. Seconded by Andra. Motion passed.


Susan suggested to invite a PIPSC Board member to provide an update on a PIPSC current issue. It will be very cost-effective to OCB. It was supported by the executives.


8. Treasurer report. Abraham provided a brief financial report.


9. Discussion of Events. Susan provided an update on retirement and wills and estate sessions she will be organizing. As she indicated they are very popular virtual events, and usually more people are registered than the system allowed. Susan put the motion to organise one more retirement session and one wills and estate session before the end of the 2022 and secure the funding of $565 for the retirement session. Seconded by Zul. Motion carried. More details about retirement sessions and wills and estate will be provided during the planning session in January 2023.


10. Round table. Due to the long-distance travel to the event Susan put the motion to provide a hotel night at Hilton Lac-Leamy for the Friday night, the night before the Planning Session. Seconded by Zul. Motion passed.


There was no other business to be discussed.


11. Brian put a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.