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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ONTARIO OTTAWA CHAPTER ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Prepared for: The 51 st Annual General Meeting February 16 th , 2011 Ingrid G. de Buda, P.Eng, PMP, FEC Chair, PEO Ottawa Chapter

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  • PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ONTARIO OTTAWA CHAPTER

    ANNUAL REPORT

    OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    Prepared for: The 51st Annual General Meeting

    February 16th, 2011 Ingrid G. de Buda, P.Eng, PMP, FEC Chair, PEO Ottawa Chapter

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. Agenda for 51st Annual General Meeting ..................................................................................................2

    2. Minutes Of The 50th Annual General Meeting ..........................................................................................3

    3. 2010-2011 Chairs Report ...........................................................................................................................7

    4. 2010-2011 Chapter Executive Committees ..............................................................................................8

    5. Events and Programs Committee Report .................................................................................................9

    6. Communications Committee Report ........................................................................................................13

    7. Education and Outreach Committee Report...........................................................................................14

    8. Membership Committee Report................................................................................................................17

    9. Nominating Committee Report .................................................................................................................17

    10. Government Liaison Program Chapter Committee Report ..................................................................18

    11. OSPE Liaison Report .................................................................................................................................20

    12. Chapter Boundaries ...................................................................................................................................21

    13. Appendix A - Treasurers Report..............................................................................................................22

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    1. Agenda for 51st Annual General Meeting

    5:30 pm Chairs Reception

    6:00 Chairs Welcome and Business Meeting o Call to Order o Welcome o Introduction of 2010 Executive o Review and adopt minutes of 50th Annual General Meeting o Review of 2010 Activities and Upcoming Events. o Treasurers Report

    6:25 Discussion / Q&A

    6:35 Introduction of new Executive

    6:40 Grace and Reflections, Dinner

    7:40 Keynote Speech

    Mr. Hall introduced by Mr. Fraser Smith, P.Eng.

    Mr. Leo Hall is the President/Owner of Opeongo Forestry Services in Renfrew, Ontario. Mr. Hall earned his Bachelors degree in Engineering from Queens University in 1985 and his MBA from Westerns IVEY School of Business in 1990. Since 1993, Mr. Hall has owned and operated Opeongo Forestry Products, a modern sawmill operation, which specializes in custom drying of lumber stock. Opeongo Forestry Products kilns and all operational facility building heat are generated through the clean burning of waste lumber. Opeongo Forest Products owns and operates the largest private forest track in Renfrew County with over six thousand acres of lumber.

    Mr. Hall has conducted extensive research here in Canada, as well as in Europe to analyze, and develop large scale use of wood products as a renewable energy source. Mr. Hall is currently researching and developing markets to use the low quality waste products that are generated through lumbering operations.

    Mr. Hall will offer insight into todays complex energy markets

    8:20 Break

    8:40 New Member Certificate Ceremony

    9:15 Adjournment

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    2. Minutes Of The 50th Annual General Meeting

    Professional Engineers of Ontario - Ottawa Chapter Meeting Record

    February 17th, 2010

    Hampton Inn Convention Centre, 100 Coventry Road

    Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 4S3

    Attendance:

    Ingrid de Buda (Incoming Chair) Fraser Smith (Vice-Chair)

    Christian Tacit (Privacy Officer) Pierre Legault (Secretary)

    Guy Boone Wenqin Shao

    Amjad Farran Christopher Taylor

    Sucha Mann (Past Chair) Clement Bourgogne

    Jeffrey Waara (Past Chair)

    Regrets: David Grant (Chair), David Nguyen (Treasurer), Emily Saumure, Muna Albanna,

    Absent: Ajith Stratton

    Chairs Reception

    Chairs Reception began at 17:00.

    Chairs Welcome

    The meeting was called to order at 18:10. Approximately 90 members and guests were in attendance to the AGM. David Grant was to attend the Annual General Meeting. Fraser Smith completed the outgoing Chairs duties: recognizing special guests, presenting a brief Chairs Report, introducing the outgoing Executive and welcoming the incoming Chair Ingrid de Buda. Ingrid de Buda introduced the new Executive. Dinner was served at 18:30.

    Keynote Speech

    Guest speaker Franklin Holtforster P. Eng., President of MHPM Project Managers started his keynote speech at 19:30. The presentation focused on Sustainability is Free and how engineers need not only to accept the values and merits of sustainability, but embrace it to ensure we maintain our professional relevance in todays society.

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    Engineers Canada Fellow Certificate Presentation

    Beginning at 20:30, PEO President-Elect Diane Freeman presented several members with Fellowship certificates for outstanding contributions on volunteering and promoting engineering values. The following engineers received their certificates:

    Valerie Todd, P. Eng.

    A. J. Robinson, P. Eng.

    Ingrid G. de Buda, P. Eng., PMP

    New Members Certificate Presentation

    From 20:35 until 20:55, we conducted the new Members certificate presentation ceremony where new members were presented with their PEO certificates. Photographs were taken of all members receiving their certificates. Photographs were then posted on the Ottawa Chapter website.

    Break

    Members took a brief pause while the council executive prepared for the business portion of the meeting from 20:55 until 09:05. Members were encouraged to review the current AGM booklet and the previous AGMs minutes in preparation for the business portion of the meeting.

    Business Segment of the AGM

    The business segment of the meeting was called to order at 09:05 by Ingrid de Buda.

    i) Treasurers Report

    Fraser Smith delivered the Treasurers Report for 2009 since David Nguyen was unable to attend. The report was audited by Brian Davies, P. Eng. and Alain Gonthier, P. Eng. Refer to the AGM Booklet for complete details and expense line item review.

    Our accounts are in excellent condition and all major expenditures dealing with nominal chapter business were reimbursed from PEO Headquarters. We are expecting changes to the current chapter funding model and we continue to anticipate a positive balance to our accounts.

    Motion to approve the Treasurers Report for the year 2009:

    Motion by Ingrid de Buda and seconded by Fraser Smith.

    Motion carried.

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    ii) Approval of 2010 Auditors

    Motion to approve Brian Davies and Alain Gonthier as the 2010 Auditors:

    Motion by Guy Boone and seconded by Pierre Legault.

    Motion carried.

    iii) Executive Committee membership

    There are currently several positions open in the PEO Ottawa Chapter Executive. Incoming executive presented itself (see Section 4 for names of the Executive). No new members from the floor requested to become members. No comments from the floor from any members on the proposed Executive for PEO Ottawa Chapter. In coming Executive acclaimed as presented. The Incoming Executive is:

    Ingrid de Buda, P. Eng. (Chair)

    Fraser Smith, P. Eng. (Vice-Chair)

    David Nguyen, P. Eng. (Treasurer)

    Pierre Legault, P. Eng. (Secretary)

    Christian Tacit, P. Eng. (Privacy Officer)

    David Grant, P. Eng.

    Sucha Mann, P. Eng.

    Jeff Waara, P. Eng.

    Amjad Farran, P. Eng.

    Clement Bourgogne, E.I.T.

    Guy Boone, P. Eng.

    Christopher Taylor, P. Eng.

    Wenqin Shao, P. Eng.

    iv) Minutes of the 49th Annual General Meeting (2009)

    Motion to approve the minutes of the 49th Annual General Meeting of the PEO Ottawa Chapter, held on February 17th 2010 at the Travelodge Hotel, 1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Motion by Ingrid de Buda and seconded by Fraser Smith.

    Motion carried.

    v) Ottawa Chapter By-laws

    Matthew Ng P. Eng. PEO Chapter Manager, reminded members present that the amendment to by-law for Engineers In Training (E.I.T.) passed during the 2009 AGM. E.I.T. participation on the Chapter Executive was changed as a result of the ratification of our by-laws in the previous year and came into effect in 2010. The 2009 AGM minutes will serve as a formal record of the passing of this particular amendment to our executive by-laws and are for information purposes only.

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    vi) Committee Reports

    Ingrid de Buda presented a brief synopsis of the various committee reports as presented in the AGM Booklet. Members were encouraged to refer to the AGM Booklet for more in depth information on each respective committee report.

    Government Liaison Program Sub-Committee chair Wenqin Shao informed the members present at this AGM that the Government Liaison Program will now engage Municipal and Federal elected officials as well as Provincial elected officials.

    vii) Discussions on the floor

    Members were reminded of the PEO Ottawa Chapter upcoming