Edmonton Area Council AGM Minutes (March 8, 2022 – DRAFT)

Area Council Committees engage with PSAC campaigns, lobby politicians and raise awareness of issues affecting our members, workers and the Canadian Public. Check out these minutes for current actions and events.

Edmonton Area Council Committee

In Attendance:

Darlene Lewis, Chair
Paitence Terpker, Treasurer
Corie McGaughey, Member at Large
Heather Rawlins, GSU Local 300001
Caitlyn Fortier,
Steve Sukhbir, UNDE 30905
Oneil Carlier, PSAC Rep
Stasi L’Hirondelle , AB Northern Region Geo Rep

Regrets: Sabino Spagnuolo, Vice Chair
Record taking for the minutes Patience Terpker


  1. Call to Order: 5:39 pm
  2. Land Acknowledgement – Darlene
  3. Statement of Harassment – Stasi
  4. Round Table Introductions
  5. Adoption of the Agenda
    • Motion to accept Agenda by Stasi, Seconded by Patience. Carried
  6. Review of Previous Minutes – October 28th, 2021
    • Motion to accept previous minutes by Darlene. Adopted as presented
  7. Treasurer’s Report/Financial Statement presented by Patience
    • Add comments from Stasi
    • Moved by Patience, Second by Darlene. Carried
  8. Proposed Budget 2022
    • A draft budget was presented by Patience on behalf of the executive
    • Motion was made Patience to accept Budget with changes that were proposed
    • Seconded by Steve Sukhbir. Carried
  9. President’s Report – Presented an update the past year (attach to minutes)
    • Election of Area Council Officers as per Edmonton Area Council By-Law 5, Sub-Section 2. Two year term.
      1. Stasi L’Hirondelle officiated the election of Edmonton Area Council for 2022 executive positions.
        Results were;
      2. Vice-President (Sabino Spagnuolo) accepted by txt message accepting his Nomination
      3. Nominated by Corie, Second by Darlene. Sabino let his name stand as absent, but email a letter/message of intent, by Acclamation.
      4. Secretary – (Corie McGaughey, Caitlin Fortier)
      5. Corie nominated by Steven, Second by Heather, Declined nomination
      6. Caitlin nominated by Corie, Seconded by Steve. Accept nomination by Acclamation.
  1. New Business
    1. Discussion – 2022 Activities/Budget – discussed during budget presentation
      • Round table
    2. Stasi; Ask that we hold our next meeting soonest to Host an event where we file an objection for phoenix damages T400A form.
    3. Corie, needs direction – possible conflict of interest for UTE members
      Suggest to give them the number to call to request information. expert to come in & as long as PSAC supports. Incorrect information/advice given out?
    4. Steven; get a tutor directly from the union office to host this event. To attract people from area council and other committees.
    5. Oneil – supports the idea
    6. Patience; – timeline. Stasi – notice of assessment 90 days afterwards.
    7. Stasi – Hire an accountant who is removed from UTE or other CRA members. Stasi to reach out with UTE President and Chris Alyward on further guidance and answers. Idea to host National virtual event. Wait for answers and Darlene to send dates for meeting and to discuss.
  1. Schedule next meeting TBA.
  2. Adjournment at 7:36 pm

Oath of office to be administered at next Area Council meeting when both officers are present.