Minutes of the last AGM

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113th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association (CMA Alberta Division)

September 22, 2018

1. The 113th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association (CMA Alberta Division) was held on September 22, 2018, in the Macleod Hall, Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta.

2. O Canada was sung.

3. Call to Order

    Dr. Carl W. Nohr presided as Speaker and declared the 113th AGM in session and duly constituted at 11 a.m.

4. Resolutions Committee

The Resolutions Committee appointed for the Representative Forum served as the Resolutions Committee for the AGM. Appointees were Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi, Deputy Speaker, as chair, and RF Planning Group members Dr. Kathryn L. Andrusky, Dr. Arlie J. Fawcett and Dr. Sarah A. Hall.

5. In Memoriam

    Forty-nine members passed away since the last AGM. Dr. Nohr read their names into the record followed by a moment of silence.

Vanessa Berjat

David Binding

Roger Bland

Alfred Blitz

Bireswar Bose

Jack Bullard

Victor Crapnell

Richard Cunningham

Leslie De Lima

Joseph Desautels

Harry Donaldson

Josephine Emmett

Tom Enta

Philip Etches

John Fegler

Wayne Flanagan

Lalji Gohill

Srinivas Gottipati

Siegfriedt Heydenrych

Frank Jackson

William Johnston

Andor Kelemen

Robert Kingston

Lawrence Kotkas

David Lawson

James Chung-Wan Lee

Dominic Leung

Lawther Logan

Bart Lombard

Douglas Longden

Sumit Majumdar

Henry Medlicott

David Miyauchi

Doris Nelson

Jack Noakes

Manu Patel

Massoud Rafatt

Luigi Rossi

Douglas Shedden

Patricia Simonds

Maurice Simpson

Terry Stewart

Julius Szekrenyes

Carleton Taylor

Clementine Tester

Guy West

Prescilla Wilson

Masaru Yukawa

Harry Zirk

6. President’s Valedictory

    The outgoing president, Dr. Neil D.J. Cooper, reflected on his term as president and on its challenges and accomplishments. He thanked the directorate for its support during his term.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Alison M. Clarke and seconded:

        THAT the profession express its sincere appreciation to Dr. Neil D.J. Cooper and his family for their service, sacrifice and dedication to the profession over the past year.

CARRIED

7. Minutes, Meeting of September 16, 2017

The minutes of the AGM of September 16, 2017, were accepted.

8. Nominating Committee Report

    2018 CMA General Council

    Dr. Padraic E. Carr, Chair, Nominating Committee, presented the report and the list of nominees.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Padraic E. Carr and seconded:

        THAT the following Nominating Committee nominees for representatives to CMA General Council 2019 be approved. (Note: The AMA President attends by virtue of the position):

      • President-Elect
      • Immediate Past President
      • Speaker or Deputy Speaker
      • 10 representatives to be named by the Board
      • 11 representatives to be named by the Nominating Committee
      • Two physician appointees of the college, at least one of whom must be an elected member of the Council
      • One dean or designate
      • Two student representatives
      • Two PARA representatives

CARRIED

Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker

  • Dr. Carl W. Nohr was elected by acclamation as AMA Speaker, October 1, 2018 to September
    30, 2019
  • Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi was elected by acclamation as AMA Deputy Speaker, October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019

Election of Members to the Nominating Committee

Two-year terms (2018-20):

  • Dr. Amelia T. Correia
  • Dr. Alayne M. Farries
  • Dr. Jeffrey C.E. Way

One-year term as alternate (2018-19)

  • Dr. Laurie M. Parsons

9. Report from the Representative Forum

    Dr. Alison M. Clarke, President-Elect, highlighted the issues addressed in the written report circulated to members.

10. Executive Director’s Report

    Delegates were referred to the Reports to the AGM.

11. Committee on Bylaws Report

    Dr. Daniel R. Ryan, Chair, Committee on Bylaws, presented the report from the committee.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Daniel R. Ryan and seconded:

        THAT proposed amendments to the AMA Bylaws outlined in the 2017-18 Annual Reports be authorized as approved.

CARRIED

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Daniel R. Ryan and seconded:

        THAT the existing bylaws of the association be rescinded in their entirety and the bylaws as amended by resolution passed at this Annual General Meeting held on September 22, 2018, be adopted.

CARRIED

12. Report from the Committee on Financial Audit

    Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi, member, Committee on Financial Audit, presented the report from the committee.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi and seconded:

        THAT the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers be reappointed as auditors for the Alberta Medical Association for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

CARRIED

13. Acknowledgments

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Alison M. Clarke and seconded:

        THAT the Annual General Meeting express sincere appreciation to the Senior Management Team and staff for their dedication to the pursuit of the goals of the association.

CARRIED

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Alison M. Clarke and seconded:

        THAT the association express its sincere appreciation to Dr. Carl W. Nohr and Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi for their conduct of this meeting.

CARRIED

14. Adjournment

    There being no other business, the Speaker adjourned the formal business session of the 113th Annual General Meeting at noon.

15. Installation of Officers

    Dr. Alison M. Clarke was installed as AMA President for 2018-19 by CMA President Dr. Gigi Osler at the CMA President’s Luncheon held following the AGM.

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