he APEGGA Education Foundation, founded in 1996, is a registered charitable organization. Its mission is to provide leadership and support in the education and development of engineers, geologists and geophysicists and those who might enter these professions.

The fourth annual general meeting of the foundation was held in Calgary on March 13, 2000 at which time Jim Hole, P.Eng., was elected to the Board of Directors. At the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, Ashok Sehgal, P.Eng., was elected President and Dennis Brooks, P.Eng., P.Geoph. was elected Vice President.

Following are the officers and directors for 2000-2001.

Ashok Sehgal, P.Eng.

Vice President
Dennis Brooks, P.Eng., P.Geoph.

Chrys. Dmytruk, P.Eng.
James Hole, P.Eng.
Tony Howard, P.Eng.
Kathleen Sendall, P.Eng.
Chan Wirasinghe, P.Eng., PhD
John Wood, P.Eng.

Charitable Registration Number
885896696 RR0001

Over its short life span the foundation has made steady progress. Starting from ground zero, it has laid out the framework for the foundation's success and achieved some milestones in that direction. To cite a few, three ad-hoc committees were formed last year to develop proposals for fundraising, defining roles and responsibilities of the foundation, and educational scholarships. It is expected that reports from these ad-hoc committees will be issued this summer based on which our plan of activities will be developed

On the financial side, the foundation received $15,882 in donations in 1999 from APEGGA members. This year, in addition to the membership donations, APEGGA will transfer about $85,000 to the foundation which includes funds raised at the APEGGA Summit Awards® gala. APEGGA also donated $50,000 to the foundation, as a millennium project to be dedicated to a scholarship for children of APEGGA members and which can be put towards any post secondary program.

APEGGA is holding a fundraiser on behalf of the foundation on June 12, 2000 in Calgary. The Honorable Brian Tobin, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be the keynote speaker at this event. We hope that you will support this event by attending.

On behalf of the foundation and its Board of Directors I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Harry Moore P.Eng., the outgoing President, for his continuous hard work over the years, dedication, and for his commitment to the foundation. In addition, I would like to congratulate Jim Hole, P.Eng. for his election to the Board. I am proud to have the privilege of being a member of the team.

I believe that The APEGGA Education Foundation's members and the Board will play a leading role in fulfilling its mandate to society. I look forward to working together with you to make it happen.

Ashok Sehgal, P.Eng.