Annual General Meeting: Join us on June 11!
When i took office almost one year ago, it seemed to me that creating closer ties between the oiQ and its members was a necessary, even pressing, matter. in the last few months, many initiatives have thus been taken to make the oiQ more transparent and a better listener. The Regional Tour conducted between january and may 2015 is a good example. it allowed us to take the pulse of hundreds of engineers in all regions of Québec. i now invite you to save the date of june 11 in your planner. This is when the oiQ is holding its annual General meeting (aGm). The year 2014-2015 was marked by change, and this meeting will give us a chance to present the Board of Directors’ main achievements in making the oiQ more efficient at accomplishing its mission of protecting the public. at the aGm, we will also present the financial sustainability model recently developed by the Board of Director’s Finance Committee with the help of KPmG experts. The goal was to create a model where the level of annual membership dues would evolve in a more predictable and progressive way than in the past. This model will be used to determine the membership dues for 2016-2017, on which aGm participants will be asked to share their views completely independently. i would like to reiterate that to ensure a better balance between the efficiency of deliberations and hearing the concerns of engineers, the annual general meeting policy was amended after last year’s aGm. This is yet another concrete action taken by this Board of Directors to listen more closely to oiQ members. doing things right Have changes been made as fast as some members would like? Definitely not, and i am the first to recognize that. This is why the coming year will also be a time of change. Certain issues have turned out to be more complicated than they seemed at first glance. Because we want to find sustainable solutions, we are taking the time to do things right. This is the case with certain resolutions voted on during the Extraordinary General meeting (EGm) of may 2014.
For that matter, an information session has been added to the aGm to provide a detailed report of the follow-up given to all the EGm resolutions and to answer the questions raised during the year in a less procedural context than the one at the aGm. This session will precede the annual General meeting and all members who are interested in these issues are invited to attend it (see page 10 for more details). teamwork as i hoped for at the beginning of my term, i have not been alone in making these transformations during the year. i have been fortunate enough to have the support of a mobilized group of Board members, as well as the assistance of the oiQ’s executive management team, and especially mr. Chantal michaud, Eng., the new Executive Director appointed during the year. i sincerely thank all these people for the great deal of work that has been accomplished this year. in this year of change, i also want to thank the oiQ’s employees, who ensure every day that the oiQ achieves its mission. i look forward to meeting you on june 11!
Robert sauvé, eng., feC President
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