BRANCH EXECUTIVE MEETING
Present: Rick Granberg, Wade Keller, Kim Ng, Robert Perrault, Niki Phillips,
Andrew Poole, Gerry Pyper, Arun Mishra (recorder)
1. As Chair Stevens is under the weather, the meeting was called to order
by Vice Chair Poole at 7:10 PM.
2. The agenda
was approved as amended.
3. The minutes
for April 9, 2002 Executive meeting were approved. As some of the executive
have not been able to open their attachments, it was suggested that the
minutes be cut and pasted to the e-mail as well as sent as an attachments.
Report: The balance in our account is presently adequate for foreseen
4.2 Student Outreach Coordinator Report: The Teacher's Award was presented
to Susan Carmichael of Joseph Welsh Primary School in Red Deer. It was
suggested that Andrew Wagner inform the executive about such events
so that they could attend, if possible. The dinner for this award is
on June 13 and 2 or 3 executives will attend with the award recipient
and her Vice Principal. Andrew Poole presented an award to Kelly Lund's
class during the National Engineering Week.
4.3 Chamber of Commerce Events Update: As Arun has been e-mailing the
events to the members so diligently, it was agreed to remove this item
from the agenda.
4.4 Branch / Head Office Issues: The article about the branch will
appear in the June issue of the PEGG.
4.5 Discretionary Spending: We need to set priorities, guidelines and
a budget for our discretionary spending. The members were requested
to come prepared to discuss this at our next meeting.
4.6 The MBA Program Notice: This notice was to appear in the April issue
of the PEGG, then in the May issue, and now it is slated to appear as
a feature article in the June issue.
4.7 Red Deer River Cleanup: About 250 people attended and 4 truck loads
of garbage were removed.
5. New Business
Review: Twenty-five people attended the event and the evaluation was
generally good. The college library tour was well done. In future, we
should be more diligent re the gifts. It was suggested that we could
use an event checklist (i.e., speakers, dinner, gifts, etc.) for planners.
5.2 June Event: Kim is organizing a tour of the Red Deer Waste
Management Facility for June 25 or 26, 2002.
5.3 Technical Courses (ASET, ASME, CIC, etc.): No information.
5.4 Volunteer Organizations Update: No information.
5.5 Branch Executive Orientation: June 14 and 15 in Edmonton. Wade may
5.6 New Executive Member: Wade Keller was accepted as a new member by
a Pyper/Ng motion.
6. Next Meeting
on August 27, 2002: At the "Pyper Ranch" in Lacombe 7:00 p.m.
As Blair skipped this meeting, he has been volunteered to be the reporter.
7. The meeting
adjourned on a Poole motion.