Fort McMurray Branch
The new Vice Chair is Kim Farwell.
her position as secretary. Motion: MS, Second: BD, Status: carried.
Calendar of Events on Web - Kamal to update this with Shirley Layne
Social Night - next event. Date is October 4 at the MacDonald Island Pavilion. The exec was asked to attend to support the event. Posters were distributed for the exec to put up in the buildings where engineers work. At CD's request, electronic copies of the posters will we sent to the exec so that the invitation can also be passed by email. Prakash offered to forward the posters to Albian Sands.
CPD - the event will be scheduled in the first or second week of November. Selection of courses will be emailed to the exec shortly.
Student Awards - the proposed changes to the Student Awards were discussed (attached). Proposal #3 was agreed to. Motion: PH, Second: KF, Status: carried. A certificate with each recipient's name will be provided by Head Office. Suggestions were made to increase our presence at Elementary school awards that occur in June. Head Office provides books to donate to schools, pencils and other trinkets.
A presentation of the APEGGA awards will be made at each of the high school commencement ceremonies. Mike Sneath volunteered to look after Father Merc. Bruce Durnford and Kamal Hammad volunteered for the other schools. Paul and Kim are back up. Mike will have packages with the award and all the necessary information.
Mentoring Program - We are still looking to set up a mentoring program similar to the design created by the Calgary Branch. The focus of this mentoring program is professional, not technical. Paul and Mitch to roll it out in 2002.
Cheese - Paul offered to assist Rattan with this event.
Teacher's Award was presented to Denise Lockie from Father J. Turcotte
school last June.
Recruitment of New Exec Members - Does APEGGA have suggestions? Ideas were brainstormed at the Executive Orientation session with Wendy Doughty. We will spend 5 minutes at the next meeting reviewing this.
Awards - Bronwen Strembiski has asked us to nominate outstanding volunteers
in our branch. These individuals should be someone who is a community
leader in volunteerism.