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114th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association (CMA Alberta Division)

September 28, 2019

1. The 114th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association (CMA Alberta Division) was held on September 28, 2019, in the Wayne Gretzky Ballroom B/C, JW Marriott, ICE District, Edmonton, Alberta.

2. O Canada was sung.

3. Call to Order

Dr. Carl W. Nohr presided as Speaker and declared the 114th 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 Rinaldi, Deputy Speaker, as chair, and RF Planning Group members Dr. Harold Chyczij and Dr. Ann Vaidya.

5. In Memoriam

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

Michele Benedictson

William Black

Michael Brooke

Ashim Chakravorty

Murray Colwell

Gerald Eaton

Richard Fedorak

John Frizzell

Robert Glasgow

Sidney Harrison

John Higgin

Edward Holmes

Zakir Husain

Monica Johnson

Richard King-Brown

Harry Letts

William Loosemore

Keith MacCannell

Gordon Maxwell

Boris Nahornick

James Nicas

Godwin Okolo

Shashikant Patel

Julian Sacher

Russell Sawa

Desmond Shulman

Kenneth Shwaluk

William St. Clair

Marvin Starko

Lloyd Sutherland

Andrew Tang

John Turnbull

Elisabeth Wagner

Ronald Wensel

Derek Williams

6. President’s Valedictory

The outgoing president, Dr. Alison Clarke, reflected on her term as president and on its challenges and accomplishments. She thanked the directorate for its support during her term.

MOTION: Moved by Dr. Christine Molnar and seconded:

THAT the profession express its sincere appreciation to Dr. Alison Clarke and her husband Josip Nizetic and her family for her service, sacrifice and dedication to the profession over the past year.

CARRIED

7. Minutes, Meeting of September 22, 2018

The minutes of the AGM of September 22, 2018, were accepted.

8. Nominating Committee Report

2019 CMA General Council

Dr. Neil Cooper, Chair, Nominating Committee, presented the report and the list of nominees.

MOTION: Moved by Dr. Neil Cooper 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, 2019 to September 30, 2022  
  • There were two candidates for Deputy Speaker for one 3-year term:
    • Dr. Graham M.D. Campbell
    • Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi

Each candidate presented a two-minute platform to the meeting.

Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi was elected as AMA Deputy Speaker, October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022.

Election of Members to the Nominating Committee

  • There were three nominees for one 2-year term and one 1-year term as alternate
    • Dr. Arun K. Abbi
    • Dr. Craig D. Hodgson
    • Dr. Laurie M. Parsons

Each candidate presented a two-minute platform to the meeting. The following members were elected.

Two-year term (2019-21):

  • Dr. Craig D. Hodgson

One-year term as alternate (2019-20)

  • Dr. Arun K. Abbi

9. Report from the Representative Forum

Dr. Christine Molnar, 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 2018-19 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 28, 2019, be adopted.

CARRIED

12. Report from the Committee on Financial Audit

Dr. Ogonda Bennett, member, Committee on Financial Audit, presented the report from the committee.

MOTION: Moved by Dr. Ogonda Bennett and seconded:

THAT the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers be reappointed as auditors for the Alberta Medical Association for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

CARRIED

13. Acknowledgments

MOTION: Moved by Dr. Christine Molnar 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. Christine Molnar 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

MOTION: Moved by Dr. Christine Molnar and seconded:

THAT the Annual General Meeting express sincere appreciation to the staff, administrative staff and events team for their dedication and support to ensure the successful operation of this meeting.

CARRIED

14. Adjournment

There being no other business, the Speaker adjourned the formal business session of the 114th Annual General Meeting at noon.  

15. Installation of Officers

Dr. Christine Molnar was installed as AMA President for 2019-20 by CMA President Dr. Sandy Buchman at the CMA President’s Luncheon held following the AGM.  

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