Fort McMurray Branch
Trade Show Booth - will be manned by volunteers. Last weekend in September - this is good timing because most vacations are over. Booth rental is $400, plus transportation of information from APEGGA head office. (Note: since this meeting it was decided that that most appropriate venue was the Oilsands Technical Tradeshow on September 5, 6. The booth rental cost was significantly higher at $1700 plus other incidental costs. Head office agreed to send a representative to Fort McMurray.)
Award Dinner - Anne is arranging this.
New Mentorship Volunteer needed as Trish Murison is resigning. Suggestion that we have a mentorship sign up list at the Social Night.
New branch manual will be available in June or July.
High School Awards (please see attached). Mike provided some new options for this year's high school awards program. It was discussed. Some of the key points mentioned include that the award is small at $50 or $75 dollars. By giving the award in both Grade 9 and 10, the same students are likely to win the award two years in a row. What is the purpose of the award? It is to give out as many awards as possible to raise the awareness of the students? Should we ask the recipients what they think? Motion to table this discussion until the July 13 meeting: KF, Second: MR. (Note: this was discussed again on the 13th and tabled until the September meeting).