Report of the Westman Area Council Rep to the Prairie Region Triennial Convention, April 21-23, 2017. This report covers the 2014-17 PRC term.
Westman Area Council Representative
Report to the 2017 PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention
I was elected as the Alternate for the position of the Westman Area Council (WMAC) Representative to the Prairie Region Council (PRC) in support of Susan Norman who was elected as the WMAC Rep. At the PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention in June 2014, Susan Norman was elected as the Alernate REVP which meant that I then assumed the position as of the end of Convention.
As the WMAC Rep to the PRC, my primary role was to serve as the direct link between the Council and PRC. During this mandate the WMAC was in a transitional phase as members retired, left the area to pursue opportunities or step back to regroup and recharge. The WMAC also struggled with member recruitment/involvement but the Council members remained committed to serving the membership in our area.
In November of 2016 the WMAC met to elect the WMAC Rep to PRC as required in the both the PR Bylaws and the WMAC Bylaws. At this meeting the Council members again put their trust in my hands and I was acclaimed to the position of the WMAC Rep to PRC for the 2018 to 2020 mandate.
As part of my duties I am also required to produce reports on my activities as the WMAC Rep. These reports were then presented to the PRC at the regularly scheduled meetings. These reports can be found on the Prairie Region website.
During the 2014 to 2017 mandate the PRC stood up the PRC Bylaws Committee whose objective was to examine the PR Bylaws and bring suggestions on ways to better clarify and simplify the bylaws. The committee was also tasked with drafting resolutions on bylaw changes to bring forward to the 2017 PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention.
At the first meeting of the Bylaws Committee I was elected as the chair and our work began. During the tenure of this committee, we drafted recommendations on changes to the Regulations and Definitions of the PR Bylaws. The PRC Bylaws Committee also produced reports that were presented to the PRC. These reports can be found on the Prairie Region website.
At the PRC meeting in Nov of 2016, the PR Convention Committees were stood up and I was assigned to the Convention Bylaws Committee.
In January of 2017 the PR Convention Bylaws Committee met to discuss resolutions dealing with the PR Bylaws that had been submitted by the deadline. Over the course of our meeting the Committee members were able to review and provide recommendations on Concurrence or Non Concurrence of the submitted resolutions. At the conclusion of the 2017 PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention the work of this committee will have been completed and a new cycle will begin.
WMAC Rep to the PRC