PRAIRIE/NWT REGIONAL EXECUTIVE (“PRE”) MEETING via Zoom
May 19, 2020
Nancy McCune, Regional Director
Samah Henein, Regional Vice-Chair & Calgary Branch representative
Bobby Eiswirth, Regina Branch Representative
Cory Graham, Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba Branch Representative
Nancy Shalay, Small Branch Representative
Robert Trudeau, Saskatoon Branch Representative
Stuart Kidd, Secretary-Treasurer
Sharon Losinski, Edmonton Branch and Nazim Awan, small branch rep, were not present.
Regional and Steward Councils
In person regional and steward councils have been cancelled for 2020. Virtual elements of these events can take place.
Selection of a new Prairie & NWT logo was made from listing.
PIPSC AGM 2020 will be virtual. Registration will start on September 1, 2020 with a deadline of October 16, 2020. Technology needs to accommodate voting, resolutions, for and against speakers. Resolutions must come from BOD, Group and Regional Executives. Resolutions from Prairie & NWT region must be submitted to PRE by September 4, 2020. Resolution deadline is September 11.
In-person meetings are cancelled until August 31, 2020.
Nancy M discussed the election of the treasurer and secretary which would have been done at the council. After discussions, PRE agreed to select Bobby Eiswirth to be election chair. Prairie & NWT members interested in being appointed as treasurer or secretary for a one year term will need to apply to Bobby with an expression of interest by June 30, 2020. PRE will vote for the treasurer and secretary positions in July 2020. Elections will be held at the 2021 PRC in Calgary.
Umbrellas and rocket books will be handed out to branch executive members. Nancy M will prepare a listing of such members to determine if 110 umbrellas, rocket books and pens will be enough for branch executives, staff, director and treasurer.
Masks for Members
Discussions occurred regarding the region providing masks. Nancy M mentioned that no decision is available from PIPSC legal department regarding liability. Robert mentioned cost would exceed annual region allotment.