Andrew Poole - P.Eng, Arun Mishra - Ph.D., P.Eng.,. Blair Boudreau - MBA,
P.Eng, Elisabeth Dupuis - P.Eng., Frank Au-Yeung - P.Eng., Gerry Pyper
- P.Eng., .Kim Ng - C.Chem, P.Eng., Peter Stevens - P.Eng., Robert Perrault
Bob Demcoe - C.A., P,Eng,. Bob Watson - P.Eng, Chris Dedeurwaerder - E.I.T.,
Rick Granberg - P.Eng, Rod Collins - P.Eng.,
Secretary: Kim Ng, C.Chem, P.Eng.
1. The meeting
was called to order by the Chairperson Blair Boudreau, MBA, P.Eng. at
2. The agenda
was approved by a motion from Andrew Poole, P.Eng. and seconded by Robert
Dupuis, P.Eng. and Peter Stevens, P.Eng. motioned the approval for the
minutes from the last meeting.
welcomes and greetings from the Chair to all of the 2001-2002 APEGGA
Central Alberta Branch Executives especially the new Executives. Mr.
Robert Perrault, P.Eng. provided a brief introduction of himself to
the rest of the Branch Executives. The Past Chair introduced Frank Au-Yeung,
P.Eng. A mentioned from Kim H. Ng, C.Chem., P.Eng. and seconded by Gerry
Pyper, P.Eng. in welcoming Frank Au-Yeung, P.Eng. to the Central Alberta
Branch Executive was approved.
Poole, P.Eng. presented the Student Outreach Coordinator Report. He,
Dr. Arun Mishra, P.Eng. and Ms. Elisabeth Dupuis, P.Eng. selected Mr.
Richard Brooks of the Mirror School as the 2001 Central Alberta Teacher's
Award Winner. A $1,000 award from APEGGA will be presented to the school
and a scholarship will be named in Mr. Books's honor. The Branch Executives
thank the Andrew, Arun and Elisabeth for their diligent selection and
congratulated Mr. Brooks on his award. Mr. Richard Brooks and Mr. Rod
Phillips - Principal of the Mirror School thanked APEGGA Central Alberta
Branch and all of its members for supporting teachers and schools in
the Central Alberta area. Andrew Poole, P.Eng. will notify the Branch
Executives regarding a dinner in Mr. Brooks honor sometime later this
year. There are 3 outstanding Student Outreach requests.
Treasurer's Report was provided by the Chair and Past Chair based on
Rick Granberg, P.Eng. - Treasurer's email report. The balance as of
May 28, 2001 stands at $1748.50 with some outstanding meeting and branch
Demcoe, C.A., P.Eng. (Pasted President of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce
2001-2002) sent his regrets and emailed to inform the Branch Executives
that the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting will be at noon
June 15, 2001 at 12:00.
4.5 A brief
report was provided by Kim H. Ng, C.Chem., P.Eng. on the AGM and on
the AGM presentation by Professor David Checkel, Ph.D., P.Eng. from
the University of Alberta. Everyone mentioned that they enjoyed the
thought provoking presentation by Professor Checkel and the Branch Executives
thanked Dr. Checkel for his excellent presentation. The Branch Executives
thanked Ms. Shirley Layne, CMP for all of her hard work on behalf of
the APEGGA Central Alberta Membership. The AGM survey results are that
about 60% of the members that completed the survey prefer gourmet dinner
as choice for social events. Laser tag, bowling and pool are the top
three choices for Rec Night activities. Everyone that filled in the
survey indicated that they found the Red Deer College Student Night
5. NEW BUSINESS
Branch Executives were informed of the Branch Executive Orientation
Session in Edmonton by the Chair. Those Branch Executives that have
not attended this orientation session before were encouraged to attend.
Chairperson Blair Boudreau, MBA, P.Eng will send out more info.
5.2 A new
Branch Executives List will be updated and Chairperson Blair Boudreau,
MBA, P.Eng will send it out.
were more discussions on the ideas in supporting the APEGGA Education
Foundation. It was agreed that Kim Ng, C.Chem, P.Eng. will continue
to represent the APEGGA Central Alberta Branch on the APEGGA Education
Foundation and document and submit these ideas.
Arun Mishra, P.Eng. informed the Branch Executives that will be a Red
Deer College fundraising event in September. The wine auction and gourmet
dinner will be held at the Black Knight Inn. The Branch Executives discussed
and agreed that we should publicize and support this event. For members
and companies that are interested in sponsoring a table or going to
the event please contact Dr. Arun Mishra, P.Eng. It was agreed to send
out a mailer to the Central Alberta APEGGA Membership on this and other
Mishra, Ph.D., P.Eng. mentioned a very interesting development with
the Red Deer College. Several people associated with the College is
conducting some preliminary investigation to find out if there is community
interest in having Red Deer College support Master Programs in Red Deer.
Rec Centre Tour is planned for June 12, 2001. A lot of interest in the
tour. The Branch Executives also discussed a BBQ / planning session
in Augest 28, 2001. Gerry Pyper, P.Eng. graciously offer to host this
event again. Everyone that attended last year's event mentioned how
much they enjoyed the event. The Branch Executives thank Gerry and Mrs.
Pyper for hosting last year's and this year's BBQ. (ACTION ITEM: Gerry,
can you please email you address to the executives. Thank you)
Courses : The Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food and Biological
systems 56th Annual Regional Conference in Red Deer, Alberta September
26-28, 2001. For registration call Robert Borg, P.Eng. at 1-800-387-6030.
Will also include this in the mailer.
Organization: APEGGA encourages members to extend their expertise to
organizations. Plan to discuss further in the next meeting.
7 Next Recording
Secretary: Vice - Chair Peter Stevens, P.Eng.
House August 28, 2000
to Adjourn approved.