Calgary AC Mtg Minutes (Dec 13 2010)
Attendees: Alec Goertzen- President # 30036; Garth Caron – Vice President # 30009; Karen Paull – Treasurer # 30177; Dolly Ablitt – PSAC RO Staff
Minutes from the December 13, 2010 Calgary Area Council meeting.
Calgary Area Council General Meeting
December 13 th 2010
Alec Goertzen- President # 30036
Garth Caron – Vice President # 30009
Karen Paull – Treasurer # 30177
Dolly Ablitt – PSAC RO Staff
Regrets: Jacqueline Moody Secretary #30036
The Meeting was called to order at 17:30 Hours.
Old minutes distributed from last meeting (September 14, 2010).
These were reviewed and changes made.
Brother Caron moved that minutes be adopted as changed; motion 2 nd by Sister
ByLaws of Calgary Area Council were tasked for review and update by Brother
King. These ByLaws were last amended on May 5 th 2010. He provided his input
and Sister Ablitt. The ByLaws were merged with copy of old one, and reviewed.
Noted changes were required: Table of Contents to be added, pages were to be
numbered, and current changes of draft ByLaws were to be superimposed into
the old copy; an example would be titles of Regional Women’s Committee would
be replaced by PSAC Committees. Other changes were noted.
Discussion followed and Sister Ablitt advised that she would reformat and spell
check the document. Final draft to be sent out to CAC members, as well as to
Regional office. Thanks for efforts of everyone to complete this review in such a
Promoting Area Council & Increasing involvement with Locals Brother
Caron provided copies of the mockups for the banners. Further discussion to look
into some free standing Wind Sock banners. Brother Caron will research this some
more and report at next meeting.
Financial Audit by LAC: It was noted from the audit that the reported errors in
Financial had actually occurred or related to records in 2008, and not to 2009.
Having found this anomaly, a clarifying email would be sent to Regional office.
Annual General Meeting decided to be held on the 9 th of February 2011. As
well the 27 th of January would be a working meeting in preparation for the AGM to
prepare and review resolutions, finalize yearend reports and complete the budget
for the year ending Dec 31, 2010. It was also discussed that any resolutions
would be forwarded to Dolly, and we would review submissions for submission to
Regional Office for deadline of February 23.
Prairie Region Convention 2011 discussion regarding accommodation of
members to attend, and how it would be beneficial to all to complete a map of
who is attending from which committee, and being able to plan to get as many
people to attend as we could.
Seasonal Festive Open House Brother Caron moved that CAD coordinate the
costs for the food for this years social event up to the budgeted amounts by
Committees ($300), and recovery will be made from them accordingly, with an
amount of 100.00 from each. Motion was seconded by Sister Paull.
Calgary Event on Pension Forum (hosted by CURC): Brother Goertzen
provided information about event taking place on Dec 16 at CDLC office, to discuss
Pension Reform. This was late scheduling but due to Finance Ministers meeting in
Kananaskis on Dec 20, it was important to have discussion. Forum reps are from
CLC, AFL, and Presient of CURC.
Brother Caron moved that we stand to reimburse Brother Goertzen ½ day wages
to attend and represent CAC, if Union time from workplance could not be
approved. Request would be considered to go forward to Prairie Regional at a
later date for recovery to CAC. Motion was seconded by Sister Paull.
Food Costs Brother Garth moved that food costs for tonight meeting to reimburse
Brother Goertzen. Motion seconded by Sister Paull.
There being no further business, Brother Caron moved the meeting be adjourned
at 6:50 p.m. Unanimously carried.
Next meeting will be AGM on February 9, 2011
*working meeting January 27 of CAC executive.