Medicine Hat Branch
Activity Report to Council
JUNE, 2001

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June 13, 2001

Mary Ann Byrd, P. Eng.

The branch executive held a strategic planning session at our last meeting during which time the issues discussed at the AGM Council Meeting were carried forth and a business plan for the branch was discussed.

Branch Activities:

  • Awards were presented to two female students at St. Mary's School for third place in the APEGGA National Engineering Week Regional School Challenge on April 26th. The award was promoted on CHAT Radio in Medicine Hat.

  • An executive meeting was held May 9th to discuss the upcoming branch luncheon, the Teacher Award results and the August Golf Tournament. The new Branch Manuals were distributed.

  • A branch luncheon was held on May 30th with 24 members and guests in attendance. The speaker, Mr. Keith Frost of Edward Jones Investments, spoke on retirement planning.

  • Two teachers were selected to share this year's Teacher Award. Mr. Rick Burry of the Christian School, whose award will be presented on June 13th and Mr. Joey Gentile of Central Park School, who was presented his award May 31st. A photograph and article about both teachers appeared in the Medicine Hat News the following day. Both teachers were previous nominees for the award. A celebration lunch is being planned.

  • Two executive members from our branch are attending the upcoming Branch Orientation Session in Edmonton on June 16th.

Branch Budget:

  • An APEGGA advance for $1000 was received the beginning of April. It is felt there are sufficient funds to carry us through the golf tournament scheduled in August.

Upcoming Branch Meetings:

  • A Branch Executive meeting is scheduled for the week of Jun 18th.

  • 2001 Teacher Award Celebration is scheduled for late June.

  • The Annual joint ASET/APEGGA Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 18th is scheduled at Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course. Plans are in the making currently.

  • Jim Troyer, P. Eng. Of Bnermark will be making a presentation entitled "Extending the Life of the Medicine Hat Glauconitic C Pool Through Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques - Challenges and Solutions " to our members on September 13th.

  • A Plant Tour and Family Barbecue are tentatively planned for September.

  • APEGGA will be participating in the Cypress Center High School Career Fair booked for October 30th.