Peace River Branch
Thursday, December 7, 2000
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Corporation Limited, Grande Prairie
Date: February 21, 2001
Ropchan - Chairman
Danette Electronic Engineering Services Inc.
Yang - Vice Chairman
Cadieux - Secretary
Beairsto Stewart Weir Engineering
Berns - Treasurer
Mcelhanney Land Surveys Ltd.
Hall - Member
1.1 Meeting Call to Order (Action by Dan)
1.2 Adoption of Agenda. Moved by John and 2nd by Heidi. (Action
1.3 Adoption of November 2, 2000 Minutes. Moved by Cheri and 2nd
by Lisa. (Action by Dan)
1.4 No new business arise from the November 2, 2000 Minutes.
1.5 Guest speaker to make a technical speech of the Dunvegan Dam
Project in January 2001. It was moved by John and 2nd by Cheri for APEGGA
to pay for the speaker's transportation from Calgary. (Estimated $400)
The Dinner/Technical night is to be opened to the general public. Advertising
to be placed in Herald Tribune and Fairview Post. Time and place of event
to announced. (Action by Dan)
1.6 The President's visit is scheduled for March 13, 2001. The
President is to have breakfast in Whitecourt, lunch in Peace River and
dinner in Grande Prairie. This is to be a high profile visit. Dignitaries,
such as the mayor, MLA ect. are to be invited to meet the president. Dan
is to organize the Peace River lunch and Lisa the Grande Prairie Dinner.
The GP dinner is also to include the induction ceremony.
We are to ask Bert if he wishes to have the president go to the College
to speak to the engineering students. A scheduled would then have to be
presented or requested 6 weeks prior to March 13. (Action by Lisa
1.7 Treasurer reported that the November 2 Student Night event
raised $600. The event cost $1000. A $400 budget was achieved. (Action
1.8 It was agreed that the APEGGA account be transferred to the
IGA Plaza location. It was found that the existing branch downtown had
significantly decreased hours of operations thereby making it difficult
to make transactions. Moved by John and 2nd by Heidi. (Action by
1.9 Outreach Coordinator announced that National Engineering Week
is to be from March 3 to the 11th, 2001. Events of interest that were
a) Science Olympics
b) Science Night
c) Provincial School Challenges
d) Workplace Challenges
Heidi is to see if outreach volunteers are willing to create a committee.
All four events will only be done if a committee is formed. Event a) and
c) are to be organized with or without a committee. Heidi is to see if
event d) could be integrated with event a). (Action by Heidi)
2.0 Executive members briefed on events of last council meeting.
for minutes of the Council Meeting September 21, 2000 - Medicine Hat .
Some highlights of discussion are: (action by Dan)
a) Executive orientation program to be only available to new members.
b) Peace River Branch to have article for the PEG submitted on February
c) Branch Manual and Budget Manual are now combined and will be available
by the 2nd quarter of 2001.
d) Supplementary Professional Liabilty Insurance now included to APPEGA
members. Next years membership fee increase will include $6 for this Insurance.
e) Presidential Honorarium Proposal. It is being considered to pay the
past, present and future presidents approximately $50,000 / year. Executive
members are encouraged to email to the attention of Darrel Danyluk at
firstname.lastname@example.org and provide comments to
this proposal. (Action by Executive Members)
2.1 John is currently searching for support to introduce the opportunity
to bring a Regional Science Center to the City of Grande Prairie. He is
currently meeting with various dignitaries to see about getting funds
of approximately $80,000 to complete a Feasibility Study. John approached
the APEGGA executive members and requested whatever support, which may
be available. At this time Dan has accepted to write a letter on behalf
of APEGGA. Subjects to be included in this letter have not been discussed
at this time. John will be informing the branch as to the status of the
project. (Action by John)
2.2 Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.