Mitch Azmier, Dave Fudge, Rattan Garcha, Greg Gaudet, Allyson Hadland,
Ashok Sehgal, Swami Swaminathan
1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Branch Chair Opening Remarks
Welcome to guests Jamie LeBlanc and Hassan Halepota.
3.0 Review and Acceptance of Previous Meeting Minutes
Minutes accepted. Motion: PM, Second: PH. Status: carried.
4.0 Business Arising From Previous Meeting Minutes
Discussion items were added to other business.
5.0 Review of Action Log
Action log was reviewed and updated.
6.0 Upcoming Events
Technical Night - flyer has been sent. Still finalizing arrangements
with CIM (food, profit/loss split). Also, speaker gifts still to be arranged.
date is Nov. 24, venue TBA. Topics are Professional Liability, Ethical
Decision-Making, Winning with Difficult People, Contract Management. $100
fee includes lunch and snacks.
It will be possible to cancel a couple of weeks in advance if numbers
are not high enough to break even. Advertised by posters and on Shaw local.
Mitch (treasurer) will collect $ and issue receipts.
Student Night - date, venue next month. Invite MIT's.
7.0 President's Visit
Set up for February 21. We pay for luncheon. Need list of inductees, lifetime
members, VIP's, registered professional technologists.
8.0 Branch Chairs & Council Meeting Update
Council meeting took place in Medicine Hat. The Medicine Hat branch did
an excellent job as hosts. See notes attached.
9.0 2000 Business Plan & Branch Budget
Budget is not yet approved. MA to be sent a copy.
10.0 Other Business
First Year Transfer Scholarships - Fort McMurray Branch disagrees with
Education Foundation recommendation to reduce number of scholarships (while
increasing value). Branch recommends a scholarship regime that utilizes
at least the same total dollar value as previous.
Honourarium - being considered to compensate APEGGA president for lost
income while in office. President's role requires about 60 working days.
Technology Committee - opportunities for cooperating on training in areas
of joint interest. Bring more info to future meeting.
Advertise technical nights to ASET members.
has resigned from the branch.
meeting minutes and Action Log to be available in advance of the day of
the meeting (apologies as this wasn't achieved this month).
that APEGGA provide an email alias service for members.
on how to purchase a computer to meet your needs by Altech on Tuesday,
Oct. 21. Information with JD.
to be discussed next meeting.
adjourn: PM, second: JL. Status: carried. Next Meeting Nov. 14.