Calgary Area Council Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2020

Calgary Area Council Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2020

Calgary Area Council Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2020



Alec Goertzen, President                                           Diane White PSAC Regional Representative

Dale Marianicz, Vice-President 

Deb Kosteniuk, Secretary

Jenn Jurca Treasurer

Kirsten Strachey UTE 30024


Br Goertzen called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.



Br Goertzen presented the Agenda for review and adoption

The Agenda was adopted M/S/C  Jurca/Strachey


November Minutes

November 20, 2019 minutes were previously reviewed and approved using the email process. The minutes were discussed.  All members that were present at the November 20, 2019 meeting and present at this meeting approved the Minutes again.

The secretary has forwarded the minutes to the RO so that they could be sent by email to the locals and posted to the PSAC website.  They should post shortly.

Old Business:

November 30, 2019 Rally Against UCP Government, City Hall

We attended the Rally along with members of the Prairie Region Council and our Regional Executive Vice President Marianne Hladun.


New Business:

Report of the President

Please see the attached written report


Report of the Vice President

Dale Mariancz gave a verbal report outlining the duties he carried out in 2019.


Report of the Treasurer

Please see the attached written report.  



In even years elections are held for the positions of President and Treasurer.  Secretary and Vice President elections are held in odd years.


a) Treasurer

We have been without a treasurer since February 2019.  The election for this position is held in even years and the interim treasurer elected tonight may run again for election at the CAC’s AGM in February 2020.


Treasurer                    Jenn Jurca, nominated by Sr. Kosteniuk, seconded by Br, Goertzen

                                    No other candidates nominated, Jenn Jurca was acclaimed as Treasurer


President                     Alec Goertzen, nominated by Sr. Kosteniuk, second by Br. Marianicz

                                    No other candidates nominated, Alec Goertzen was acclaimed as President


b)Calgary Area Council Representative for Prairie Region Council

This takes effect at the end of June, 2020 and is for the 2020 to 2023 cycle.

Alec Goertzen             Nominated by Sr. Kosteniuk, Seconded by Sr Strachey

                                    No other candidates nominated, Alec Goertzen was acclaimed as Area

                                    Council Representative





The 2019 Financial Statement shows Calgary Area Council with a balance of $782.62 carried forward from December 2019.   The Transaction Log shows the same balance.


2020 Budget Request


Meeting expenses for 4 meetings per year $400.00 This covers $60 per meeting for food and $150 for the year for member’s parking expenses.


Banking fees $65

The statement is $3.00 and there is a monthly maintenance charge of $2.50


National Public Service Week – this will be discussed under Membership Engagement activities


Labour Day $1100

Condiments, cheese, dessert, swag, plinko game


Remembrance Day November 11 $250

Sr. Kosteniuk brought information from the Royal Legion about the cost of a wreath.  A review of the wreaths was done and the consensus was that the 20 inch wreath for $75.00 would be appropriate.  We were unable to make a donation to the Veteran’s Food Bank in 2019 but perhaps for 2020 we could do the wreath and a $175 donation


National Day of Mourning April 28 $150

CDLC event that we participate in; we need a new wreath or arrangement as ours was lost in 2018

Jenn to look at kijiji for greenery and flowers

CDLC has partnered with Safeway Crowfoot florist, so an arrangement could be made by unionized workers but the cost is $225 and consensus was that this is too high a cost.



Phoenix Action February 27 – no cost $0

PSAC National is organizing; set for Harry Hays Building at lunch time on February 27

We could do another one if we feel there is an appetite for it.


UCP Protest Feb 29 – no cost $0

  • province wide protest; PSAC should do something with this


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6

The Calgary RWC has asked CAC to join them and to hand out Moose Hide information while CRWC hands out white ribbons or roses



Last fall we did a Family Food Drive – Members helping Members.  Should we do a rally this year?


Membership Engagement

Ice cream?  (DQ dilly bars, $1 each)

We did donuts last year

BBQ planned by RO and RVP without notice, in June

Activities within the locals tied to NPSW (AC members could deliver cakes to the locals with a letter of appreciation.  We could spread this over a two week time period.  With slogans like “Area Council supports you and your bargaining team” etc.


Lobbying – Federally/Provincially Loss of Salary – Four People, 4 to 8 days

We could go as a team to meet MP’s and MLA’s for each of us.  Sister Kosteniuk brought contact information for each Executive member’s MP and MLA.  Loss of salary for our team to all go together to these offices.


Round Table


Diane White, PSAC Regional Office Rep

Diane will be leaving us to move to Regina as she has accepted a Regional Representative position in the Regina office.   She advised she would provide some contact information with respect to locals we may want to consider doing member appreciation with during NPSW.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.  


M/S/C Goertzen/Marianicz