November 9, 2017 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Council Office
9:00 a.m. 

Synopsis of Minutes 

Present: Shannon Leson, Chairperson; Gloria Malinoski, Vice-Chairperson; Nancy Kirk; Robert Volk; Lyle Burkell; Agnes Ewen; Eleanor Shumay; Chrystal Armstrong; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Regrets: Denny Huyghebaert, Deputy Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services

Minutes taken by: Tanya Chernick-Aldridge 

Council was advised three complaints have successfully been resolved since the last meeting and two are being considered by investigation committees.  A total of sixty-two compliance reviews have been conducted to date.

A motion was passed to appoint the following members to consider complaint file 2017-09: Earl Mosewich, Chairperson and Licensee; Dana Chamberlain, Licensee; Art Hunter, Consumer. 

A motion was passed to appoint the following members to consider complaint files 2017-08 & 2017-10: Don Sheppard, Chairperson and Licensee; Gerry Mitchell, Licensee; Art Hunter, Consumer.

A motion was passed to approve the September 2017 Revenue and Expense Reports as presented.

Council was advised a meeting of the Audit/Finance Committee will be held on November 29th, 2017.

The proposed 2018 Spring Symposium itinerary was presented to Council and ratified.

A motion was passed to approve the Education and Professional Development Committee’s recommendation to increase the cost for attendance at the 2018 Spring Symposium to $275 + GST.

A motion was passed to appoint Pierre Charpentier as a Mentor.

A motion was passed for the Education & Professional Committee to recommend and review the process and criteria for the examiners to follow and advance names of 4 licensed embalmers (two for Northern Saskatchewan and two for Southern Saskatchewan) to administer/proctor the practical embalming exam upon the completion of the Intern’s embalming internship and/or CCFS Students at the conclusion of their program.

The newly revised FCSCS Canadian College of Funeral Service Student Journal was presented and ratified.

A motion was passed to accept the Personnel Committee’s recommendation for salaries for Council staff in 2018.

The next meeting of Council will be held on December 14th, 2017.

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.