Lethbridge and District Area Council Annual General Meeting Feb 17, 2020 MINUTES

Public Service Alliance of CanadaLethbridge and District Area CouncilAnnual General MeetingFeb 17, 2020

In attendance: Krysty Thomas (Munns) (30048), President; Ray Wilson (30048), Vice-President, David Pearson (30048),Secretary/Treasurer; Stephanie Erb (30048); Karen Mah (30048); Danielle Poissant (30907), Sherry Hunt (30048)
Regrets:
Guests:Diane White, PSAC Regional Representative
1. Call to Order6:05pm at London Drugs Community Room
2. Approval of the Agenda:a. By consensus
3. Review and approval of the previous meeting’s agendaa. Motion to accept the previous minutes with correctionsi. M/S Sister Hunt/Brother Wilsonii. Carried
4. Reports:a. Treasurer Reporti. $2965.12 as of Feb 17, 20201. Motion to accept reporta. M/S Brother Pearson/Sister Huntb. Carried
5. Previous business:a. 2020 Budgeti. A discussion was held on the budget1. Final budget was created2. Motion to accept the budgeta. M/S/ Sister Thomas/Sister Erbb. Carried
6. New business:a. The PRC requires the elections of Area Council Elections to be held in the first quarter of the calendar year1. It was moved that the Lethbridge and District Area Council move it elections to the first quarter of the calendaryear.a. M/S Sister Thomas/Sister Huntb. Carried
b. A discussion about bargaining with the staff (CULE)i. Lethbridge and District Area Council propose the following motion to show our support to the staff1. “The Lethbridge and District Area Council urges our PSAC Leadership to instruct the negotiating team back to thetable and bargain fairly with CULE members working for the Public Service Alliance of Canada. 2020-2021 will be apivotal year for our union, with conventions in every component, national equity conferences, seminars and education todeliver – more importantly, our members in several bargaining tables are heading into ratification and strike votes. Weneed these valuable employees on the job, more importantly we need to bargain with them fairly and constructively, as wewould have our employer bargain with us.”a. M/S to accept the motion Sister Hunt/Sister Erbb. Carried
c. Educationi. Sister White discuss the education (strike training) PSAC has plan
7. Actions:
8. Elections:
a. Election of Lethbridge Area Council Executivei. President1. Sister Thomasa. Nominated/Seconded Sister Hunt/Sister Erbb. Acclaimed
ii. Vice President1. Brother Wilsona. Nominated/Seconded Sister Poissant/Brother Pearsonb. Acclaimediii. Secretary/Treasurer1. Brother Pearsona. Nominated/Seconded Sister Thomas/Sister Erbb. Acclaimed
b. Election of Lethbridge Area Council PRC REP (3-year term)i. PRC Rep1. Sister Thomasa. Nominated/Seconded Sister Hunt/Brother Pearsonb. Acclaimed
c. Election of Lethbridge Area Council PRC REP Alternate (2)i. 1st Alternate1. Sister Poissanta. Nominated/Seconded Brother Pearson/Sister Huntb. Acclaimed
ii. 2nd Alternate1. Brother Pearsona. Nominated/Seconded Sister Hunt/Sister Erb
d. Election of Lethbridge Area Council Delegate to Convention (if needed)i. LAC Delegate1. Sister Erba. Nominated/Seconded Brother Pearson/Sister Huntb. Acclaimed
e. Election of Lethbridge Area Council Delegate to Convention Alternate (2)i. 1st Alternate1. Sister Maha. Nominated/Seconded Sister Hunt/Sister Thomasb. Acclaimed
ii. 2nd Alternate1. Brother Wilsona. Nominated/Seconded Sister Erb/Brother Pearsonb. Acclaimed

9. Next meeting date, time and location:a. TBA
10. Agenda for next meeting:a. TBA
11. Adjournmenta. 7:30