Prince Albert Area Council Minutes (Nov 3, 2021)

Present

Sherry Dearing                       Louise Mardell                        Joyce Romanchuk                  

Kim Kelly                                Dawn Montgrand                 

Treaty Acknowledgement

Statement of Harassment

Agenda – Amendment to Agenda (Sherry) to add banking information. Motion Joyce, 2nd Kim. Amendment to the Agenda Adopted by Joyce 2nd by Kim.

Review of Previous Minutes – The Minutes of September 22, 2021 were reviewed. Adopted by Joyce 2nd by Kim. 

Business Arising From Previous Minutes

Bargaining Update – Bargaining is ongoing. Louise will see if she can arrange for a bargaining team member to provide an update for next meeting.  There is no update for the PA group.  The PSAC website provides updates for other components.

PRC Representative Update – Dawn has an upcoming meeting in December for the council as well as the two committee’s she sits on (Bylaw and Finance).  She will provide an update at the next meeting.

Election for Representative and Alternates for PSAC Tri-Annual Convention – Convention is scheduled to be in person  in Winnipeg for now, but may have to change to virtual, due to COVID.  The convention is May 28 – June 2, 2022.

Call for Nominations:  Louise called for nominations for a Delegate.

Dawn nominated Joyce. 2nd by Sherry. Joyce accepted.  Joyce was elected Delegate by acclamation. 

Louise called for nominations for Alternates.  Joyce nominated Dawn 2nd by Kim. Dawn accepted and was elected Alternate by acclamation. 

Dawn nominated Kim as a second alternate. 2nd by Joyce. Kim accepted and was elected as a second Alternate by acclamation. 

Joyce nominated Sherry as a third alternate. 2nd by Kim. Sherry accepted and was also elected as a third Alternate by acclamation. 

Louise will submit the minutes of this meeting to the convention registrar before the deadline of November 28, 2021.  The registrar will then send forms for each Delegate and Alternate to complete, sign and return.  Louise will check on the cost and coverage for the convention.

Addition to Agenda:  Sherry received a call from the Credit Union regarding our account.  There has to be two signatories on record for the account. As there was only one signature, the account has been locked.  Let the Minutes reflect that the Executive of this Committee are:

Joyce Romanchuk, President                                                                                                                                                                        Christina Creusot, Vice President  (on temporary absence)                                                                                                  Kimberly Kelly, Secretary 

Sherry Dearing, Treasurer                                                                                                                       

Dawn Montgrand, Prairie Regional Council Representative

A Motion was made by Joyce to have the Executive as the signatories. 2nd Kim.

Therefore, the signatories will be; Joyce Romanchuk, Sherry Dearing and Kimberly Kelly.

Round Table – Louisespoke of the education schedule for virtual training through PSAC. Grievance Handling and New Member Orientation are coming up in December.  You can check PSAC’s website for all upcoming courses.

Joyce purchased a wreath for Remembrance Day for PAAC.  Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no in person ceremony.  The wreaths will be placed at City Hall and/or the Court House. They will then be laid to rest on soldier’s graves at the cemetery.

Louise mentioned that PSAC is still receiving many calls regarding the mandate for the vaccine.

Louise is going to check into the Bylaws regarding AGM’s to see if they have to be held in January of each year.

Schedule of Next Meeting – January 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

Adjournment – 8:01 p.m. Adopted by Sherry 2nd by Kim