Peace River Branch
1. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting commenced at 7:05 p.m
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
New business for the agenda of January 8, 2002 meeting is as follows:
The agenda has been revised by Heidi to include item K and was accepted and moved by Heidi and 2nd by Sylvain.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
4. NEW BUSINESS
4.1. Budget Review
4.2 Presidents Visit and Lunch
4.3 Student Night
The event was successful. The budget for this event was $400 and $160 remained unspent. 20 people attended, of which 6 were students.
The Job Shadow program during the day was successful.
Bert is to notify the executive members if he wishes to do anything else with the remaining $160 in the budget.
Trent will be planning a science night at the Springfield school in Peace River sometime in April.
Heidi opened an account for the Peace Country Science Olympics. Cheri is to provide Science Olympic Funds to Heidi to deposit into the account. Science Olympic was cancelled this year due to the Teacherís strike.
Career Expo turned out to be a good turn out considering it was during the Teacherís strike.
4.5 Upcoming AGM
Heidi is planning to have the AGM on May 16/02. It will be either at the Trumpeter or at the Centre 2000 building. Heidi is to organize and inform the executive members. Heidi will contact Peter Goertzen regarding the Centre 2000.
4.6 Upcoming PD Day
Jim will be contacting head office to get the ball rolling. Bert has offered to provide limited assistance to Jim. Event is to take place prior to June 15. Lacey of ASET is to be informed of the event when it has been planned. Date of the event and course topics are to be decided on prior to mid April so that Heidi may include this information in the quarterly newsletter. Jim to contact Heidi for information to put into the Newsletter
As an idea for a course topic, an environmental topic was suggested. Maybe have a speaker from Alberta Environment.
4.7 Upcoming Golf Tournament
4.8 Nomination Update
Lisa will be the Chair this upcoming year. Cheri and Sylvain will be trading their current positions. Positions available are Vice Chair and Members at Large
Dan is to update us on what he has done on this topic
The upcoming quarterly newsletter will ask all members for interested candidates.
4.9 Review Business Plan
4.10 Info Share
Shirley has provided the following information to Heidi regarding the upcoming Branch Orientation Session in Edmonton:
We generally agree that 4-5 members from the branch is a reasonable attendance. Expenses are reimbursed from head office for travel, meals on the way to destination and back home, as well as your hotel room for 2 nights. Spouses have attended with members in the past and they are welcome at the breakfast and dinner on Saturday. The spouses are on their own for lunch as this is usually a working lunch for branch members.
4.11 Science Festival
5. NEXT MEETING
moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m., Jim 2nd the motion.