PIPSC SIMCOE-GREY BRANCH (PSGB) AGM April 12, 2022 MINUTES

AGM Date / Time:

12 April 2022 @ 4:30 pm

AGM Location:

Liberty North, Barrie, ON

Attendance (Record Enclosed):    

Branch: 32

AFS: 10

IT: 18

SP: 2

Guests: 2

Serial

Topic

 

 

1

Registration / Meet and Greet.  Attending members were provided with a registration package and then had a chance to network with fellow members and guests prior to the meeting.

2

Opening and Call to Order.  Mike Doll, Branch President, called the AGM to order at 5:30 pm and welcomed the Branch membership and the Guest Speakers, John Purdie and Tom Zaharopoulos. He recognized the attendance of the AFS Subgroup and IT Sub-Group memberships both of whom are holding their AGMs in conjunction with the Branch AGM. He also thanked Randy Harvey on all the years of dedicated service to the Branch and wished him a happy retirement.

3

Approve PSGB AGM 2022 Agenda. M. Doll, showed the agenda and asked for it to be accepted. Moved by G. Heryet and seconded by S. Bertrand.  A show of hands indicated that the majority in attendance accepted the agenda.

4

Accept AGM 2019 MinutesM. Doll advised that the AGM minutes were signed by President and Vice-President and distributed to members post AGM 2019.  He asked that the minutes be accepted.  Moved by S. Bertrand and seconded by T. Crawford.  A show of hands indicated that the majority in attendance accepted the minutes as published.

5

Branch President’s Report. M. Doll thanked all the members for attending. He stated that the local branch and subgroup executive committees had been meeting throughout the last 2 years. Meetings occurred both on Zoom and recently, in person.  M. Doll then explained the branch bylaws were not in effect as the bylaw committee at the regional level required some changes.  Those changes will need to be voted upon by the assembled members.  And due to the 3 groups requiring executive elections, any required amendments will be tabled and voted on at the next AGM.  He stated that Brian Pellerin who was elected as president at the last branch level elections had retired and stepped down in March 2020. As VP Mr. Doll assumed the role vacated by Mr. Pellerin. He then noted that this retirement had taken another valuable member from our local representation. He then recognized Lawrence Persaud the AFS subgroup president and sent kudos to him for his efforts at the branch level by bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to the table during branch meetings. Next, he   commented on the role of PIPSC stewards and touched on the value of local representation via stewards and the executive members in the room. He closed by noting that the branch and the 2 subgroups participating in this AGM will be holding elections.

6

Financial Report/Approval.  Grant Heryet, Treasurer, presented the Branch and IT Sub-Group financial reports for 2022 and 2023 highlighting the expenditures, forecasts and the balances.  It was noted that the 2022 reports were approved by the executive at their last meeting in March.  Approval to accept Branch reports were moved by S. Labbé and seconded by S Bertrand.  Approval to accept both 2022 and 2023 IT Subgroup reports were moved by S. Bertrand and seconded by M. Doll 

7

AFS Subgroup ReportLawrence Persaud, AFS Sub-Group President, described the challenges of the local TSO and the positive effects of recent efforts to the assembled members. K Drope, Treasurer, provided the AFS Financial Report and S. Labbé made the motion to accept. It was seconded by J.Rush.

8

IT Subgroup Report.  M. Doll, President IT Sub-Group, explained that the CS Sub-Group is now renamed to IT Sub-Group.  This reflects the national change from the CS classification to the IT classification. Almost all subgroup efforts have been combined with the branch for the last 2 years. That should change post AGM.   The group financial report was presented earlier in the agenda. 

9

Dinner. The agenda was paused to allow attendees to eat and network.

10

Simcoe Grey Branch Executive Elections  A call was made for nominations of Branch President.  M. Doll was nominated.  He accepted and no further nominations were forwarded.  A call was made for nominations of Branch Vice-President.  Grant Heryet was nominated.  He accepted and no further nominations were forwarded. A call was made for nominations as members-at-large. Stephan Bertrand, Randy Steffler, Jackie Bonneville and Manny Dhindsa were nominated.  All accepted.  All positions in the Branch Executive were filled by acclamation.

11

Simcoe Grey IT Sub-Group Elections  A call was made for nominations of IT Sub-Group President.  M. Doll was nominated.  He accepted and no further nominations were forwarded.  A call was made for nominations of IT Sub-Group Vice-President.  Grant Heryet was nominated.  He accepted and no further nominations were forwarded. A call was made for nominations as IT Sub-Group members-at-large. Stephan Bertrand, Randy Steffler, and Jackie Bonneville were nominated.  All accepted.  All positions in the IT Sub-Group Executive were filled by acclamation.

12

Simcoe Grey (BARRIE) AFS Sub-Group Elections

 

A call was made for nominations of AFS Sub-Group President.  L. Persaud was nominated.  He accepted and no further nominations were forwarded.  A call was made for nominations of AFS Sub-Group Vice-President.  Janice Rush was nominated.  She accepted and no further nominations were forwarded. A call was made for nominations as AFS Sub-Group Secretary. Kelly Drop was nominated.  She accepted and no further nominations were forwarded.  A call was made for nominations as AFS Sub-Group Treasurer. Tanja Huffman was nominated.  She accepted and no further nominations were forwarded. All positions in the AFS Sub-Group Executive were filled by acclamation.

13

PIPSC Guest Speaker

John Purdie, PIPSC Ontario Director spoke at length about the structure of PIPSC.  A great explanation along with a clear and detailed PowerPoint presentation helped illustrate the many different, yet connected parts of our union.  He stated that over 200 people are employed by PIPSC in order to support our members.  After questions, members expressed their appreciation of the presentation with a round of applause.

14

PIPSC/DND Consultation Guest Speaker.

Tom Zaharopoulos, PIPSC/DND Consultation President spoke to members about the challenges faced by our members and National Defence on many fronts.  Outsourcing, retention of both IT personnel and CAF members, and the role of consultation in our Labour-Management relationship. After questions, members again expressed their appreciation of Tom’s speech with a round of applause.

15

Points from the Floor

No other questions were asked during this portion of the agenda.

 

 

16

Door Prizes Draw.  PIPSC branded and non-PIPSC branded items sourced from Simcoe-Grey businesses and Branch members were drawn for Branch members. Separate door prizes for IT Sub-Group members and AFS Sub-Group members were also drawn.

17

Closing Statement / Adjournment.  Mike reiterated the importance of local representation.  In a union that consists of over 60,000 members, we have solidarity.  He said that members should not wait until there is a problem with management to get involved and become more informed.  The time for that is now.  Mike then added that the change in timing for this AGM from November to April was going to be continued and the next AGM will be in April of 2023.  He called for a motion to adjourn.  Grant Heryet moved to adjourn and it was seconded by Stephan Bertrand.

Distribution

Simcoe-Grey Branch Members

PIPSC ON Region

Group

Name

 

 

 

AFS

Drope, Kelly J.

AFS

El-Saadi, Hani

AFS

Gill, Amritpal S.

AFS

Huffman, Tanja

AFS

Labbé, Sabrina

AFS

Persaud, Lawrence

AFS

Rush, Janice L.

AFS

Wright, Leslie

AFS

Zhang, Jian

AFS

Zhou, Elaine

SP

Abboud, Ihab

SP

Firanski, Bemard

Guest

Purdie, John

Guest

Zarahoupolis, Tom

 

 

       

 

Group

Name

 

 

IT

Bertrand, Stephan

IT

Biro, Peter

IT

Bonneville, Jacqueline

IT

Claveau, Eric

IT

Cole, Darrell

IT

Crawford, Tammy

IT

Dhindsa, Manny

IT

Doll, Michael O.

IT

Dora Scarling

IT

Harvey, Randy

IT

Heryet, Grant

IT

Ironside, Alix

IT

Knegt, Ralph

IT

Pergau, Dan

IT

Rosenberger, Kaitlyn

IT

Sandhu, Nav

IT

Sharpe, Tasha

IT

Steffler, Randy