Exec Meeting 08 Feb 2018


NAFR QUINTRENT BRANCH
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE MEETING
HELD THURSDAY 08 Feb 2018

PRESENT:    
  Vice President Hugh Mackay
  Secretary Nancy Everett
  Treasurer Ted Kasprzak
  Director Telephone Committee Denny Quirk
  Director Welfare Agnes Ward
  Director Social Events Gloria Johnson
  Public Relations Attila Kostya
     
REGRETS:    
  President Tom Kupecz
  Deputy Treasurer Gary Rodrigue
  Director Health & Senior Issues Ian Inrig


1.  CALL TO ORDER
The  Vice President called the meeting to order at 1000 hrs.

2. PREVIOUS MINUTES
The minutes of the previous meeting, held 11 Jan 2018, were presented. Moved by Gloria,
seconded by Ted that they be accepted.

CARRIED


3. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
Hugh checked with MEDOC re the 40 day coverage and was told that for the first 40 days you are out of the country you are to call PSHCP first for medical issues. If you call MEDOC they will transfer you to the PSHCP, who covers the first 40 days medical only.  Everything else goes through MEDOC.

There has been no word from Tom on progress locating a speaker for the Spring Meeting on Apr 17. Ted offered to talk about clinical trials for cancer treatment as a back-up.

4. CORRESPONDENCE
There was an Email about branch admin project where National sends membership renewal notices. Hugh thinks we may be in that already, and will check. 

5. COMMITTEE REPORTS

a. MEMBERSHIP

Hugh reported the membership numbers.

                 DDS 
                 Non DDS
                      
442 D 
  48 D

 
 386 S
  54 S
Grand Total
 1230 Total
   150 Total
 1380

Two members were deleted for non payment of the 2018 dues.

b. TREASURER
Ted reported that the ledger for 2017 is done.  We finished the year $466.60 in the black and everything adds up.  Don Ember will do an audit before the Spring meeting.

A term deposit of $6600 comes due on Feb 17. There was some discussion on what terms were the best to roll it over to.  It was agreed that Ted should go for the 17 months at 2.15% option. In the event we need to access it, it would be cashable annually on the renewal date.

Ted stated that he had contacted Bell Loyalty and talked them down to a monthly fee of $83.34 for our combined phone and internet.

c. TELEPHONE COMMITTEE
Denny stated that everything is going well.

d. WELFARE
Agnes reported that there have been no deaths since her last report.

e. HEALTH & SENIOR'S ISSUES
No report, member absent.

f. SOCIAL EVENTS
Gloria reported that she has no report, everything is on schedule. 

g. PUBLIC RELATIONS and PUBLICITY
Attila reported that he has made lots of changed, but they are not updated yet; the process for updating is long and involved and seems to take forever. This should not be necessary. There is no need to update every page, whether there are changes or not. He suggested that Tom should bring this up at the next AGM. Our members deserve better.

6. NEW BUSINESS
There was non.

7. NEXT MEETING
The next meeting is planned for Thursday 08 March at 1000.

8. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, it was moved by Agnes, seconded by Attila that the
Meeting be adjourned at 1035.

CARRIED