December 6, 2012 Synopsis of Council Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Council Office, Regina
9:00 a.m.

Synopsis of Minutes

Todd Lumbard, Chairperson; Phil Fredette, Vice-Chairperson; Jeff Ofstie; B
etty Anne Stevenson; David Grambo; Basil Forsberg; Allan Higgs; Larry Wilson, Superintendent of Funeral & Cremation Services; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Jerry Borkowsky; Raymond Bailey

Minutes taken by:
Tanya Chernick-Aldridge

Council was advised that one new complaint has been received since the last meeting of Council and a preliminary evaluation is currently underway.

Council was advised that as of December 4, 2012 the following licenses were had been renewed: 

  • 121 Funeral Homes
  • 22 Crematoriums
  • 2 Transfer Services
  • 226 Embalmers
  • 316 Funeral Directors
  • 21 Salespeople

Council was advised that 1 funeral home and 1 transfer service licenses were not renewed and 22 licensees confirmed they were not renewing.  Six other licensees have not responded to date.

A motion was made to approve the budget for 2013.

Council discussed the status of Governance and the progress on Council’s Strategic Plan to date.

A motion was passed that 8 credits be awarded for attendance at the presentations during the Spring Symposium and 8 credits for watching the Spring Symposium DVD, in addition, 2 credits for participation at the AGM.

Council was advised the Communications Committee has recommended that the radio campaign will not be renewed this year; however, the campaign will be considered again for 2014.

A motion was passed to change the name of the Education Committee to the Education and Professional Development Committee.

A motion was passed to appoint Marianne Turcotte, EFDS 565 to the Education and Professional Development Committee.

The next meeting of Council will be on Thursday, January 17, 2013. 

In the interest of timely disclosure, this synopsis of Council Minutes is posted for your information only.  This is a summary only and is not to be used in place of the office version.  Official Council Minutes are not created until the transcript of the minutes is reviewed and adopted by Council at a subsequent monthly meeting.  To inquire into any matter arising from this summary, please contact the Registrar.