SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO CHAPTER
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday May 17, 2007
Four Points Sheraton Hotel, London
The 2006/2007 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian College of Health Services Executives
(CCHSE) Southwestern Ontario Chapter was held on Thursday May 17, 2007 at 1700 hours at
the Four Points Sheraton.
Members in attendance included:
Gary Byrne Michele Clements David Davidson
Sue Denomy Terry Fadelle Mike Jackson
Jennifer Laevens Amy Lee Neil MacLean
Fred McVety Tony Orvidas Rosilee Peto
Diamond Watson Susan Wolnick Sandy Whittall
1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 1700 hours at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, London,
2. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Thursday May 17, 2006
were circulated for review.
MOTION: A motion was made by Michele Clements that the minutes of the Thursday
May 17, 2006 Annual General Meeting be accepted as circulated,
seconded by Sue Denomy.
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3. Report from the Chair – Neil MacLean, Chair
As presented in a written document circulated to all members, Neil MacLean provided an
overview of the Report from the Chair, highlighting the Chapter’s accomplishments in
2006/2007. The following are highlights from the written report:
The SWO Chapter is fortunate to have a broad-based Executive Committee whose
members have given generously of their volunteer time and talents again over the past
year. The College members in this Chapter and other people working in the field of
healthcare have benefited greatly from the dedication and on-going support of the
Patty Chapman Sue Denomy Terry Fadelle
Amy Lee Kim Haines Stephane Ouellet
Neil MacLean, CHE (Chair)
Rosilee Peto (Vice Chair)
Joe Verga, CHE (Treasurer)
Susan Wolnik (Secretary)
Diamond Watson, CHE (Past Chair)
At its Annual General Meeting on May 17, 2007 the Executive Committee and slate of
Officers will be approved for the coming year, based on a revised process as outlined in
the Chapter Regulations, which were approved at the 2005 AGM.
For the past several years, the SWO Chapter has enjoyed a unique and beneficial
relationship with several Corporate Partners in our region. Representatives from each
organization take time from their demanding schedules to attend and participate in the
Chapter's Executive Committee meetings on a regular basis. These individuals also serve
as a primary communication link with their respective organizations and play a key role
in identifying and making pertinent internal corporate resources and training programs
available to our Chapter members and colleagues. The Chapter also benefits from
monetary contributions that provide the resources required to make financial
commitments and to schedule renowned speakers, venues, etc. for our members.
For 2006/2007, we owe a great deal of gratitude to the following Corporate Partners and
The Baxter Corporation – Mladen Mehes
3M Canada – Joan Madigan
Medical Mart - Steve Yeoman
The Medbuy Corporation – Val Valle
The Stevens Company, Ltd. – Fred McVety
Trudell Medical Marketing Limited – David Davidson
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We are currently finalizing the list of Corporate Partners for the 2007/2008 year! We will
take an opportunity to officially welcome them in our summer newsletter.
The SWO Chapter hosted a total of four dinner sessions with guest speakers over the past
year, as outlined below:
Can Marketing Contribute To Health Care? – Dr. Michael R Pearce
September 27, 2006
Michael Pearce is Ivey Eminent Teaching Professor, Director Executive MBA Program,
Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario. He joined Ivey in
1974 after completing his doctorate at Harvard Business School. He currently teaches
courses for EMBAs, PhDs, and to executives in strategic marketing planning and
TV’s Lessons In Leadership – John LaPorta
November 21, 2006
John LaPorta, CHE, (C)OACCPP, is the Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley
Children’s Center, the major rehabilitation facility in Southwestern Ontario for children
and youth with physical, communication or developmental needs. John is considered a
specialist in the areas of stress management, depression and suicide, crisis intervention,
parenting, child development, and organizational change. He possesses a broad range of
experience in organizational leadership, consulting, labour relations, clinical assessment
and treatment. He has taught at both the community college and university levels. This
session is John’s original study of leadership theory as demonstrated by the different lead
roles of the CSI television series.
The Bruce Power Story - Duncan Hawthorne
March 29, 2007
Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power, is one of the most respected and
influential leaders in Ontario’s electricity sector, with 26 years of prior experience at
British Energy before taking over the helm at Bruce Power. He has received numerous
awards including the Energy Council of Canada’s Energy Person of the Year and the
2004 Ian McRae Award of Merit from the Canadian Nuclear Society. Formed in 2001,
Bruce Power is the largest generating plant in North America and the only privately run
nuclear generating station in Canada. As Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power, Mr.
Hawthorne faces the monumental task of spearheading the restoration of one of the
nuclear generating stations at the Bruce plant on Lake Huron, a complex $4.25-billion
project that is regarded as a crucial test case for the global nuclear industry.
Tonight, the SWO Chapter will hold its final dinner session of the year in conjunction
with the AGM. Unfortunately, Dr. Orbinski has had to cancel his engagement with the
Chapter due to unforeseen business reasons. In his stead, the Chapter is excited to have
Dr. Samantha Nutt be speaking at the AGM. Dr. Nutt is a compelling speaker, and comes
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highly recommended by Dr. Orbinski. She is the founder and Executive Director of
WarChild Canada, an organization committed to peace, human rights and social justice,
helping war-affected women and children. Dr. Nutt has worked in some of the world's
most violent flashpoints with War Child Canada, the United Nations and non-
governmental organizations (NGOs) in Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of
Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Iraq, Burundi, northern Uganda and the Thai-
Burmese border. A short biography is attached.
As well as coordinating and supporting the current year’s activities, the Chapter
Executive has also been actively looking to the future, as outlined below.
Bursary Program – CHE and FCCHSE
The bursary program established last year recognized both Millie Litt and Kimberly
Timleck for achieving the Certified Member status of the College. The Bursary Program
has become an annual activity in our Chapter due in large part to the generosity of our
Recruitment and Retention
The Chapter’s Recruitment and Retention Committee continues to bring forward
strategies and tactics that will serve to increase the awareness of the broad healthcare
sector in the Southwest region to the regional activities in our Chapter and also of the
We are proud to report that planning for the main events for 2007/2008 is nearing
completion! Four exciting formal evening events are currently being organized. As in
previous years, the events calendar will culminate with an Annual General Meeting for
As in previous years, the Chapter will be hosting four fabulous dinner/education events
over the new year and the events will continue to span a diverse range of topics. The
feedback that we received from evaluation surveys from the previous events have been
both positive in nature but consistent in bringing forward a message that the membership
really values the blend of ‘local experts’ with provincial, national and international
speakers. This year will continue to provide us with the blend of speakers – who knows,
one may be sitting beside you right now!
Lastly, the Events Committee and the Recruitment/Retention Committee are currently
finalizing the last details of the 1st Annual Golf Tournament that will be held in mid-
September!!! Recognizing that golf may not be everyone’s favorite pastime – and that
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there are likely a few golf pro’s among the membership, I would encourage everyone –
regardless of your previous golfing experience(s) - to consider participating in this event.
Stay tuned for further details on all of these events, which will be emailed to CCHSE
members in the coming months.
As the Chair of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the College, I continue to be
awestruck by the commitment that everyone associated with our regional Chapter – and
the volunteers that serve on the Executive Committee and as Officers have invested to
make our region the envy of every other chapters. Our corporate partners have been
extremely generous – both in financial resources and guest speakers and also through the
investment of their personal time to consistently attend planning meetings and dinner
A special thank you to the Executive Committee and to the Officers – Rosilee Peto, Sue
Denomy and Joe Verga for your leadership the support you’ve shown me over the past
year. I’m excited to be working with you in the year ahead
4. Treasurer’s Report – Joe Verga, Treasurer
Terry Fadelle provided a report on the financial status of the Chapter, on behalf of Joe
Verga. The Operating Account balance is $ 45,146.72; the Investment Account balance
is $33,848.19; making Total Assets $ 78,994.91.
Outstanding liabilities total approximately $ 6,450.00 and include:
$2,500.00 to LHSC for Program Sponsorship
$ 300.00 plus expenses for the AGM speaker
Approximately $400.00 for audio visual equipment
Approximately $3,000.00 for the Dinner Event at the Sheraton Four Points.
Approximately $250.00 for refunds for the AGM
Payment of the liabilities will leave the Operating Account at $ 38,696.72 and the Total
Assets at approximately $72,544.91.
All accounts are maintained at TD Canada Trust, Wellington Avenue Branch. We have
remained in good Financial shape due to our successful Corporate Sponsor program. Last
year Johnson and Johnson did not renew their sponsorship.
This year cheques received from three Corporate Partners to date. Trudell, Medical Mart,
and Medbuy. A successful meeting dinner meeting with the Corporate Partners was held
last year and several recommendations for other Potential Corporate Partners were
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MOTION: A motion was made by Diamond Watson that the Treasurer’s Report be
accepted as submitted, seconded by Sue Denomy.
5. Election of Officers – Rosilee Peto
All members of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the College were canvassed over the
past few months with respect to their interest in and/or support of members of the
Executive Committee and/or Officer positions.
All members of the current Executive Committee have expressed an interest in letting
their name stand for 2007/2008. Two positions remain open.
Two nominations have been received prior to the AGM – James Egan and Gail Ure have
been nominated for the positions of Director – Essex/Kent/Lambton County and Director
at Large respectively. There were no other nominations from the floor and the following
slate of names and terms is put forward for the 2007/2008 Executive Committee:
Patty Chapman (2007/2008)
Sue Denomy (2007/2008) – Grey/Bruce/Huron/Perth Representative
James Egan (2007/2008, 2008/2009) – Essex/Lambton/Kent Representative
Terry Fadelle (2007/2008, 2008/2009)
Kimberlee Haines (2007/2008)
Amy Lee (2007/2008)
Neil MacLean – Past Chair (2007/2008, 2008/2009)
Steph Ouelett (2008/2009) – London Representative
Rosilee Peto (2007/2008, 2008/2009) – Oxford/Elgin/Middlesex Representative
Gail Ure (2007/2008, 2008/2009)
Joe Verga (2007/2008, 2008/2009)
Susan Wolnik (2007/2008, 2008/2009)
MOTION: A motion was made Diamond Watson that the slate of officers as
presented be accepted, seconded by Dave Davidson.
The Slate of Officers as recommended by the Nominating Committee is as follows –
Rosilee Peto, Chair; Susan Wolnik, Vice Chair; Patty Chapman, Secretary; and Joe
Verga, Treasurer. There were no other nominations from the floor, and the Officer
positions were filled on an acclamation basis.
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The names of the Executive Committee will be submitted to the National Office. The
appointment of Officers will occur at an Organizational Meeting of the newly established
Executive Committee immediately following the adjournment of the Annual General
7. Other Business – Neil MacLean
There was no other business for discussion.
The Annual General Meeting was adjourned at 1740 hours.
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