June 23, 2016 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Council Office
9:00 a.m.

Synopsis of Minutes

Present:  Shannon Leson, Vice-Chairperson; Lisa Bos; Gloria Malinoski; Nancy Kirk; Robert Volk; Jeff Weafer; Chrystal Armstrong; Agnes Ewen; Eleanor Shumay; Denny Huyghebaert, Deputy Superintendent of Funeral & Cremations Services; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Teleconference:  Raymond Bailey, Chairperson

Minutes taken by:  Tanya Chernick-Aldridge

Council was advised that three complaints have been received since the last meeting of Council.  One complaint has been concluded and preliminary evaluations have been conducted on the remaining two complaints.  Fifty-four compliance reviews have been conducted to date.  Two matters from other years are to be heard by Discipline Committees once dates are set.

Council was advised that an Order in Counsel has been made, and Nancy Kirk & Robert Volk have been reappointed for 3 year terms and Agnes Ewen & Eleanor Shumay have been reappointed for 2 year teams.

Participant feedback from the 2016 Spring Symposium was shared with Council.  Council has been released from its commitment to hold the 2017 Spring Symposium in Regina.  The 2017 Spring Symposium will now be held at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon on May 25th & 26th, 2017.

A motion was passed to appoint the members of the Committees of Council as presented.

  • Legislative Committee – Chrystal Armstrong
  • 2017 Nominating Committee – Shannon Leson & Lisa Bos

A motion was passed to approve the April 2016 Revenue & Expense Reports as presented.

A motion was passed to approve Intern Funeral Director and Student Funeral Director as designated titles pursuant to bylaw 3060 and the matter of further designations/titles be referred to the Legislative Committee for review.

Discussion was held on issues arising from the coordination of funeral services by unlicensed persons.

Council was advised Jeff Weafer is now serving as the Saskatchewan representative on the Funeral Service Association of Canada Board.

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