CMOS Ottawa Centre Executive Meeting
December 15, 2011
In attendance: Richard Asselin, Yvon Bernier, Denis Bourque, Sheila
Bourque, Bob Jones, Paul Pestieau, Wayne Richardson Absent: Ann
McMillan, Marty Taillefer, Leah Braithwaite
1. The agenda was adopted. A discussion on "Doodle"
2. Review of previous actions
Actions from the meeting of October 20 were reported as completed or
3. Finding speakers for remaining dates
Paul Beckwith was confirmed as the speaker for January 19 - "Climate
changes: past and future" (contact Bob Jones)
Mark Rosenberg will speak on February 16 - topic Health and
Climate Affecting First Nations Housing (contact Dawn Conway)
Savi Narayanan will speak on March 22, topic International Ocean
Affairs (contact Ann McMillan)
The CMOS Tour Speaker, not yet confirmed, will need to speak at either
the April or May dates. Action: Richard Asselin will investigate timing
for the Tour Speaker and advise as soon as possible.
4. Public event planning
Denis Bourque's second draft of the invitation letter was approved.
Action: Paul Pestieau will send the letter, without disclosing the
entire list of addressees (in the address or as cc.)
5. Matching Funds for Science Fairs
The request letter was approved. Action: Paul to send to the National
It was agreed by all that the "Doodle" system to determine numbers of
meeting attendees worked well and will be continued. Action: Bob Jones
will look into improved ways for people to be added to the email
meeting announcement list. A generic email address for the Ottawa
Centre will be investigated.
7. Financial report
Yvon mentioned that Marty Taillefer had been added as signatory for
8. 25-year Pins
Bruce Ramsay, Wayne Richardson, Myron Oleskiw, Anne O'Toole and Les
Welsh will receive their pins today.
9. Other business
a) Ian Sharpe, our new student representative attended the talk but did
not arrive in time for the executive meeting. He is willing to take on
the position. Action: Following approval of these minutes, Bob Jones
will formally add Ian to the executive, by advising the Corresponding
secretary and updating web and distribution lists.
b) The sign we used at the Curling Club was missed by some. Action: Bob
Jones will retrieve the text and reprint and place on some backing.
c) Sheila suggested, and all agreed, that Executive meetings should
begin at 10:45 am instead of 11:00 am.
10. Next Meeting
Scheduled for 10:45 am Thursday January 19, 2012.
**NOTE: copies of the two letters mentioned in items 4 and 5 will be
added to the final Minutes.
15 December 2011/rlj