Council Summary June 2017
APEGBC's Council of elected members and government representatives meets throughout the year to conduct the business of association governance. The following are the highlights of the June 16, 2017 meeting.
Council Considers Improvements to Bylaw Consultation Policy
The association’s current policy on Bylaw Consultation was implemented in 2011 to establish a consistent process for member and stakeholder engagement on proposed changes to association bylaws. The policy establishes the scale of consultation to be undertaken based on the level of impact anticipated by a proposed bylaw change. The Governance Committee recently reviewed the policy and proposed revised wording to update the document for the approval of Council.
Council passed a motion to refer the matter back to the Governance Committee to clarify which parts of the process are subject to approval by Council versus the Executive Committee, as well as to clarify the order of operations for bylaw policy processes.
Volunteer Guidelines Approved for Use
In response to volunteer feedback, volunteer guidelines were created to provide support and clarify expectations around volunteer roles. The content of the guidelines was approved by Council in June 2016. At their June 2017 meeting, Council approved the Volunteer Guidelines Policy to implement this document. Read more>
Changes to AGM Motion Submission Outlined in Draft Rules for 2017
Council has approved the draft 2017 Annual General Meeting Rules. These draft rules establish process and conduct for the 2017 AGM, and will be brought forward for ratification by members at the start of the meeting. Different to the previous year, the 2017 rules would require submission of motions 30 days in advance of the meeting; however, members can submit a motion on the day of the AGM if two-thirds of those in attendance support the introduction of the motion.
This change has been recommended by the governance committee to support sound decision making—allowing for the advance publication of motions so that members have time to inform themselves on a topic prior to debating it as a motion at the AGM. Read more>
Summary of Action Taken on 2016 AGM Motions
Three motions were brought forward by members for Council’s consideration at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, held October 22, 2016, in Victoria, BC. Council provided an update on the actions taken in response to these motions. Read more>
Foundation Nominating Committee Stood Down
Council thanked members of the Foundation Nominating Committee for their past work and stood down the committee. Their previous roles and responsibilities will now be conducted by members of the APEG Foundation. Read more>
Volunteer Appointments Approved
Council approved the following appointments to APEGBC committees, boards, and task forces. Read more>
APEGBC/ABCFP Joint Practice Board
Dr. David Wilford, P.Geo., FGC
Karen Chan, P.Eng.
Dr. Thomas George, P.Eng.
Gilles Dessureau, P.Geo.
Scrutineer for 2017/2018 Council Election
John Watson, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Kathleen Kompauer, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Ken Williams, P.Eng., FEC