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Minutes of the September 7, 2016 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the September 7, 2016 Executive Board Meeting

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September 7, 2016

The Executive Board was called to order at 1:08 p.m. First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida was in the Chair. All members were present except President Thomas and Sean Platt, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.  Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, Pam Doig, Administrator of Communications Division and Craig Ashbourne, Communications Officers were also in attendance.

President’s Report

We Own It! Phase 1

Moved by Almeida/Tungatt

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenses in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed              for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia          for
Finucane, Drew       for
Jones, Gareth         for
Labelle, Sara           for
Longhi, Gord          for
Magner, Myles        for
Nancekivell, Laurie  for
Platt, Sean               —
Shearer, Philip         for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl      for
Thomas, Warren      —
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Tungatt

Whereas five companies specializing in union marketing and advertising campaigns were invited to submit requests for proposals to support OPSEUs Phase One We Own It! campaign; and

Whereas three companies returned fulsome submissions; and

Whereas the proposals were carefully scrutinized, companies were interviewed and a scoring system applied by Communications professional staff;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the Officers recommendation that the company PILOT be awarded the contract for the first phase of the We Own It! campaign and the budget be approved as described in the proposal and that funds be drawn from the Convention approved We Own It! budget line.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed              for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia          for
Finucane, Drew       for
Jones, Gareth         for
Labelle, Sara           for
Longhi, Gord          for
Magner, Myles        for
Nancekivell, Laurie  for
Platt, Sean               —
Shearer, Philip         for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl      for
Thomas, Warren      —
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 1:45 p.m. All members were present except President Thomas and Sean Platt.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary