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1 Annual General Meeting April 16, 2013 Lister Centre U of A Edmonton, AB Chair: David Chadder

2 The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a non-profit, non-partisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach. Currently, AWMA has about 5,000 members over 65 countries. CPANS is the Canadian Prairie and Northern Section, and geographically represents one of the largest Sections of the A&WMA, encompassing the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.

3 AGENDA Call to Order and Approval of Agenda Officers and Directors Report  Election Committee Update  Chairman’s Summary of Past Board Activities  Looking Forward into FY 2013-14  Financial Summary  Membership Report  Calgary Luncheons Report  Edmonton Luncheons Report  Student Chapter Report New Business Adjournment

4 2012-13 Executive Officers PositionNameAffiliation Term Expires (end of) Status at Year End Past-ChairFrank Kloiber Amberg Corp. Environmental & Regulatory Consultants April 2013 Retiring Current Chair 2012-2013 David S. ChadderRWDI AIR Inc.April 2013 Moves to Past Chair Vice-ChairMadhan SelvarajStantec Consulting Ltd.April 2013 Moves to Chair TreasurerPiotr StaniaszekMillennium EMS Solutions Ltd.April 2013 Staying SecretaryJara SpenceLevelton Consultants Ltd.April 2014 Staying

5 2012-13 Directors PositionNameAffiliation Term Expires (end of) Status at Year End Director, Membership Renata Raina- Fulton Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Regina April 2013Staying Director, Edmonton Luncheons Heng ChenEBA, A Tetra Tech CompanyApril 2013Staying Director, Calgary LuncheonsKim O’NeillMatrix Solutions Inc.April 2013Moves to Vice-Chair Director, Saskatchewan Luncheons Kevin McCullumSaskatchewan Ministry of EnvironmentApril 2014Staying Director, Promotions & Marketing Patrick RoelofsenSNC Lavalin EnvironmentApril 2013Staying Director, Website Editorial Newsletter Christian ReutenRWDI AIR IncApril 2014Staying Director, CommunicationsMarc PolivkaIntegrated Modeling Inc.April 2013Staying Director, Student AffairsAllen VerbeekLakeland CollegeApril 2013Retiring Vice-Director, Student AffairsHans OsthoffUniversity of CalgaryApril 2015Moves to Director Director, Technical ProgramsSunny ChoAlberta EnvironmentApril 2013Staying Director, Awards & EducationBob BeckerBecker EnvironmentApril 2013Staying

6 Elections Committee Kim O’Neill moves to Vice-Chair position, no officer openings All Directors decided to stay on except for Student Affairs; Vice–Director assumed role of Director Four positions to be filled, Director, Calgary Luncheons and three Vice-Directors in Saskatchewan, Calgary and Edmonton for luncheons Interested parties can approach any CPANS Board member for details, always looking for volunteers

7 Chairman’s Summary Held Annual AGM entitled “Cumulative Environmental Effects: Past, Present and Future” Calgary hosted seven luncheons Edmonton hosted nine luncheons Two luncheons were held in Regina/Saskatoon CPANS website gets overhaul with copious posted information, industry and regulatory news, new student page, Calgary informal air quality group meetings Membership drive initiated CPANS acquires video camera to record events for eventual posting to YouTube


9 Chairman’s Summary Board of Director held ten meetings in 2012 and one AGM CPANS is in very good financial shape with a reserve in excess of one years operating budget CPANS is up to date with their filings to Revenue Canada and the Corporations Directorate at Industry Canada CPANS membership declined slightly in 2012 The CPANS logo was upgraded to a more colourful design inter- twined with A&WMA logo and map Sent two Board members to ACE in 2012 and to leadership training Five technical luncheon sponsors and one newsletter sponsor

10 Looking Forward, 2013-14 CALPUFF Training Course Directive 60 flare tool training course CPANS Guidebook to be updated (new Director positions) CPANS Bylaws to be updated (esp. student awards) Re-start Mount Royal University student chapter

11 CPANS Financials The 2012 financials (unaudited) for the fiscal year to date were summarized by Catherine Main (book-keeper). The highlights of CPANS 2012 fiscal year are as follows: Net Assets (Start of Year)$ 95,634 Net Assets (End of Year)$120,125 Cash and Investments$123,425 Liabilities$ 3,300 Annual Revenues$ 90,909 Annual Expenditures$ 66,418 Excess Revenues$ 24,491

12 Membership CPANS Membership declined slightly from 229 in April 2012 to 214 in April 2013. Board made membership renewals a priority. Created Membership Drive/Member-get-a-Member Program with A&WMA, which is valid until end of year 2013.  Discounts available for new A&WMA Individual Members, Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) and Students  Refer a student, YEP, individual or organization to A&WMA CPANS and receive a 10% discount on your next membership renewal  Refer three or more new members to join A&WMA CPANS and get a 15% discount on your next membership renewal.

13 2012-13 Luncheons There were nine (9) luncheons held in Edmonton with the number of attendees ranging from 23 to 48 There were seven (7) luncheons held in Calgary with the number of attendees ranging from 20 to 78 and most included webcasts Luncheons were re-started in 2013 in Saskatchewan, one in Regina and one in Saskatoon. Registrations ranged from 10 to 15 people. Other associations are being approached for future joint ventures

14 Student Chapters CPANS has three approved student chapters including:  Lakeland College (renewed with >20 students)  University of Alberta (renewed with >20 students)  University of Calgary (re-started with 10 students) Future prospect, discussions underway to re-start Mount Royal University, need faculty advisor to assist Goals  Introduce students to the benefits of being involved with CPANS and AWMA  Engage students in fundraising and social events, and working on school and community projects consistent with A&WMA mandate  Facilitate student attendance at networking events and conferences such as our luncheons, Annual Conference and AGM

15 Student Chapters 2012-13 Highlights  CPANS supported joint Lakeland College and U of A mixer held at U of A during AGM  CPANS sponsored U of A student BBQ  U of A/U of C student poster competition held at AGM  Academic scholarships bestowed by CPANS for undergraduate student, Rayleigh Conley, Lakeland College, $1000; pending travel allowance to ACE in Chicago for U of A Graduate student, $1000.  Up to ten student chapter members attended Calgary and Edmonton luncheons each month.

16 Student Chapters CPANS currently offers a single $1,000 scholarship for a student from each of these institutions who has demonstrated a balance between academic excellence and leadership in the Student Chapter or Chapter activities. CPANS endeavors to add a second $1,000 scholarship for each approved Student Chapter with 20 or more members (currently for two of our chapters). This will allow CPANS to concentrate its support on continued development and engagement of student chapters in regular member events so as to strengthen the transition for students moving into the ranks of Young Professionals to serve CPANS and A&WMA and ultimately to continue to grow our membership. Would like to establish link to industry; need to change our bylaws with separate criteria for student members to support this goal.

17 New Business and Adjourn New Business: Adjourn: Need Motion to Adjourn Next Board of Directors meeting to be held: Wednesday May 1, 2013 First meeting of new Board of Directors, under Chair, Madhan Selvaraj

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