Ottawa Area Council Annual General Meeting – February 8, 2012

Ottawa Area Council


Annual General Meeting


February 8, 2012


 


Sara Cousins – UTE – Chair


June Dale – UNE – Secretary/Treasurer


David Lanthier – UTE – Director


Michèle Milotte – UNE – Director


Gerard Kirkham – UTE – Director


Chantal Fortin – USGE – Alternate Director / Delegate (I put both because she has the right to vote)


Vicki-Lynn Smith – UTE – Delegate


Maria Fitzpatrick – USGE – Delegate


Gesine Campbell – UTE – Delegate


Ginette Faicault – UTE – Delegate


John Murphy – CEIU – Delegate


Amber Miller – GSU – Delegate


Claudette Guibord – UCTE – Delegate


Jocelyne Bordage – CEIU – Delegate


Richard H Lynn – UNE – Delegate


Denise Camus – CEIU – Delegate


Ginette Thony – CEIU – Delegate


Zelma Buckley – UNDE – Delegate


Judy McAuley – CIU – Delegate


Annie Rochon – CIU – Delegate


Christine Dion – CIU – Delegate


Robert Webster – UTE – Delegate


Larisa Gedz – UTE – Delegate


François Paradis – UPCE – Delegate


Eleanor Bell – UNE – Delegate


Alan Craig – UTE – Delegate


Jacques Marengère – UTE – Delegate


Carl W. Laguerre – UNE – Delegate


John Jedracik – GSU – Delegate


Gilles Pagé – GSU – Delegate


Yvan Belanger – UPCE – Delegate


Louise Blouin – USGE – Delegate


Paul Paquette – USGE – Delegate


Enza Ricci – UNDE – Delegate


Sandra Griffith-Bonaparte – UNDE – Delegate


Christina Lamothe – UTE – Delegate


John Coltess – UEW – Delegate


Scott Henneberry – UTE – Delegate


Bill Riopelle – DCL 73100 – Delegate


 


Judith Lewis – NHU – Alternate Director / Observer (I put both because she cannot vote)


Chantal Lajotte – CIU – Observer


Francine Stuart – CIU – Observer


Lise M Wilson – USGE – Observer


Larry Lavitt – AGR – Observer


Isabelle M Gendron – ?? – Observer(we did not adopt the committee reps prior to this meeting I do not know her component off hand)


Emma ?? – DCL 73100 – Observer(Emma did not sign in, I do not know her last name, if she should be marked as a Guest then please move her name to that section)


 


Patty Ducharme – NEVP PSAC – Guest


Larry Rousseau – REVP NCR – Guest


Denise Monfils – Guest (She is the wife of Yvan Belanger, however I do not know if she is a member of the PSAC, there is no component next to her name on the sign in sheet)


 


Hassan Husseini – Staff PSAC OttawaRO.


 



  1. Call to Order: 6:10 pm

 



  1. Guest Speakers:

  2. Sister Patty Ducharme – NEVP – PSAC

 


Sister P Ducharme spoke of the old adage “may you live in interesting times”. This is definitely interesting times. This majority government has its sights set on public sector workers’ jobs, pensions and benefits. Members need to slow down the Prime Minister’s agenda. The PM pits one group of citizens / workers against another. The PM’s goal is to make economic sense for businesses but not for the workers who are becoming the diminishing middle class. Make citizens aware of what we do and who they rely on. We will still provide good public services to Canadians because that is what we do.


Within the community of the NCR, public service sector jobs are important to the economy of this region. If the estimated numbers are 1 in 5 employees losing their jobs, we know that this will have a significant impact. Let the citizens, employers, businesses, employees know how we support this region. Lobby all levels of government. Others’ employment depends on our employment. Be creative, be brave, and be strong; take potential risks. Engage more fully. Have fun with the Third Choice Campaign.


 



  • Brother Bill Riopelle – President DCL Local 73100 – Salvation Army

  • Sister Emma  ?? – DCL Local 73100

 


Brother B Riopelle and Sister E _____ spoke on the strike that is one month old. The line of attack will be with the city. There will be a rally on February 14 at 5:30 pmat City Hall. The city pays the Salvation Army to house the poor of the city, $43.00 per night per client.  Being paid less than those who do the same work at different shelters within the city is wrong.


The pressure will be on the City Council. The strikers are not stopping the clients from coming and going from the shelter, because they do not wish to have anyone go without. They are out on the picket line from 5 amto 7 pmdaily, so please come walk the line with us.


 



  • Larry Rousseau – REVP – NCR

 


Brother L Rousseau informed the membership of the question of Delegate status at Area Council meetings.  Area Councils are governed by the PSAC Constitution and therefore can only be interpreted by the National President. In 2011, Brother John Gordon made a ruling about Area Councils: “A member cannot be a delegate to more than one Area Council in a region.” Therefore, members can be delegate to either the Ottawa Area Council (OAC) or le Conseil régional d’action politique de l’Outaouais (CRAPO).


 



  1. Agenda:Amendments added to include the OAC email list and a request for funding from the ORWC.

M/S/C Sisters D Camus / G Campbell / Carried


 



  1. Minutes of January 11, 2012

M/S/C Sister VL Smith / Brother D Lanthier / Carried


 


Brother D Lanthier assumes the Chair


 



  1. Report of the Chair (See Attached)

M/S/C Sisters S Cousins / M Fitzpatrick / Carried


 


Sister S Cousins resumes the Chair


 



  1. Financial Report

Sister J Dale informed the Council that the financial report was submitted to the NCRCouncil in January 2012. The new executive will meet to plan for next year.


By request of Brother C Laguerre, next year the secretary/treasurer will submit a full financial report to the Ottawa Area Council as well as the NCRCouncil.


 



  1. Resolutions (See attached)

M/S/C Brother D Lanthier / Sister J Dale / Carried


 



  1. OAC Email List

A discussion on who is getting information from the OAC email box and what email is information being sent to. Until it is fixed, Brother H Husseini will be sending out the information from his email address.


 



  1. Request for funding from OttawaRegional Women’s Committee

Motion:


That the OAC donate $1000.00 for buses for the Pink Slip Campaign event on March 8, 2012.


M/S/C Sister M Fitzpatrick / Brother D Lanthier / Carried


 



  1. Elections

 


Sister Maria Fitzpatrick assumes the Chair to hold the elections for the OAC Officers positions.


 


Chair


Sister Sara Cousins.


N/S _____________ / __________________ (on nomination sheets)


 


Brother David Lanthier.


N/S _____________ / __________________ (on nomination sheets)


 


Brother D Lanthier was elected as Chair


 


Secretary / Treasurer


Sister Chantal Fortin


N/S _____________ / __________________ (on nomination sheets)


Acclaimed


 


Directors (3)


Sister Michèle Milotte (Elected Director)


N/S _____________ / __________________ (on nomination sheets)


 


Brother Gerard Kirkham (Elected Director)


N/S _____________ / __________________ (on nomination sheets)


 


Brother Bob Webster (Elected Director)


N/S Brother David Lanthier / Sister Michèle Milotte


 


Sister Amber Miller


N/S _____________ / __________________ (on nomination sheets)


 


Alternate Directors (3)


 


Brother François Paradis (1. Alternate Director)


N/S _____________ / __________________ (do not know this information)


 


Sister Larisa Gedz (2. Alternate Director)


N/S _____________ / __________________ (do not know this information)


 


Sister Amber Miller (3. Alternate Director)


N/S _____________ / __________________ (do not know this information)


 


 


Motion to Destroy the Ballots


M/S/C _______________________(do not know this information)


 


Sister S Cousins resumes the Chair


 



  1. Varia and round table.

 



  1. Adjournment  XX:XX pm

M/S/C _______________________(do not know this information)


 


 


Newly Elected officers were sworn in by ____________________ (do not know this information)