The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
North Eastern Alberta Branch
Annual General Meeting
June 14, 2018
Anna Brockhoff, CS, DND, President
Gilbert McDougall, NR, DND, Member-at-Large
Donna Rowsell, SH, FNIHB, Member-at-Large
Nancy McCune, Regional Director, Prairie/NWT Region, Guest Speaker
Stephen Bertrand, CS, DND
Jennifer Cory, SH, DND
Darren Gerbrandt, CS, DND
Kunal Jadav, NR, DND
Harinder Kohli, NR, DND
Michael Kruger, CS, DND
Denis Laurin, CS (Ret.), DND
Frank Mayer, CS, DND
Angela McGuire, SH, DND
Margaret O’Shea, CS, DND
Chloe Plamondon, CS, DND
Marie Cardinal, SH, FNIHB, Secretary/Treasurer
Opening and Introductions
The Annual General Meeting of the PIPSC North Eastern Alberta Branch was called to order at 1925. Anna Brockhoff, President, welcomed the members and invited guests. Anna introduced the Branch Executive, as well as guest speaker Nancy McCune, Regional Director, Prairie/NWT Region.
Approval/Additions to the Agenda
There were no additions to the agenda. Chloe Plamondon motioned to accept the agenda and Harinder Kholi seconded. Agenda was approved.
Minutes of the 2017 AGM
Members were given the opportunity to review the minutes of the 2017 AGM. Michael Kruger moved to accept the minutes of the 2017 AGM, Maggie O’Shea seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Members were given the opportunity to review the 2017 Financial Report. There was no discussion or clarification required. Frank Mayer moved to accept the Financial Report. Harinder Kholi seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Anna Brockhoff notified the group that she was stepping down as President of the NE AB Branch and thanked the members for the three years that she has been a part of the Executive. Anna is moving on to Comox, BC, where she will no longer be in the Prairie/NWT region.
Nominations were held for President (2-yr term), Vice-President (2-yr term), and 1 Member-at-Large (2-yr term).
Darren Gerbrandt nominated Chloe Plamondon for the position of President; nomination seconded by Maggie O’Shea. Nomination was accepted. No other nominations were received. Chloe Plamondon was elected President, for a two-year term, by acclamation.
Angela McGuire nominated Jennifer Cory for the position of Vice-President; nomination seconded by Kunal Jadav. Nomination was accepted. No other nominations were received. Jennifer Cory was elected Vice-President for a two-year term, by acclamation.
Anna Brockhoff nominated Donna Rowsell for Member-at-Large; nomination was seconded by Gilbert McDougall. Nomination was accepted. No other nominations were received. Donna Rowsell was elected as Member-at-Large, for a two-year term, by acclamation.
Introduction of Guest Speaker
Anna Brockhoff introduced Nancy McCune, Regional Director, Prairie/NWT Region. Nancy discussed the Employee Wellness Support Program (EWSP), and gave updates on Phoenix, regarding grievances and the status of the current pay system. Nancy also discussed a topic from the 2016 AGM regarding the status of the PIPSC building in Ottawa. Nancy informed the group that there were two tenders out for lease and the building should be occupied by tenants in the short term.
Also discussed was steward recruitment and training that is available. Anna spoke on the benefits of being a steward, and updated the branch that there were a few applications in progress.
It was also asked whether there were any updates to the CS re-classification to the new IT group from PIPSC. Nancy responded that there is nothing new to report at present, but that we will probably see the change of classification addressed when the new collective agreement is ratified.
There were no further concerns brought forward by the members. It was moved by Jennifer Cory and seconded by Darren Gerbrandt to adjourn the meeting. All were in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 2030.
//Original signed by//
Former President, acting Secretary
July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018