At the June 20 University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association's Annual General Meeting (AGM), a special resolution was passed, approving new general bylaws for the association.
"The governance changes ensure that we have the best processes in place to effectively attain the board's objectives developed in our new strategic plan for 2012-15" said Jason Aebig (BA'99) outgoing association president.
The changes will also enable the association's work to better align with the university's strategic direction, explained Aebig. "We met with many people at the U of S to discuss how alumni can support the university, whether through faculty and student recruitment, or helping with fundraising efforts and volunteer engagement."
The AGM also held a volunteer recognition ceremony that acknowledged close to 450 volunteers that have given their time and effort in support of the university and the association. The association paid special tribute to outgoing U of S President Peter MacKinnon for his years of service.
Additionally, in recognition of exceptional service, affinity and support of the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association, the association also approved Honorary Alumni Status for Bill and Betty Albritton and for Wendy (Bates) Field.
The association also voted to approve the following members for its board of directors:
For one year terms to begin immediately following the AGM and ending June 2013:
Maria Lynn Freeland (JD'86) Prince Albert, SK
Bryan Harvey (BSA'60, MSc'61) Saskatoon, SK
Judy MacMillan (BSA'79) Saskatoon, SK
Delva Rebin (BA'58) Saskatoon, SK
Jan Williams Russell (BSHEc'73) Saskatoon, SK
Jonathan Troyer (BA'99, LLB'01) Calgary, AB
For two year terms to begin immediately following the AGM and ending June 2014:
Tanyann Belaney (LLB'05) Regina, SK
Wayne Evanisky (BCOMM'77) Saskatoon, SK
Peter Zakreski (BA'61) Saskatoon, SK
Sean Junor (BA'00) Saskatoon, SK
Peter Stroh (BSc'70; Bed'75; MED'85)
The following member continues as the Alumni Association's University of Regina Senate representative for the second of a three year term ending in June 2014:
Ms. Sandra Schnell (BA'88, LLB'91) Regina, SK
The following member continues as the Alumni Association's University of Saskatchewan Senate representative for the second of a three year term ending in June 2014:
Mr. Brent Banda (BCOMM'97; MBA '01) Saskatoon, SK
The following individual will continue as ex-officio member of the University Of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Board Of Directors:
Melana Soroka, (BA'84) Executive Director (as appointed by the University)
All reports from the June 20, 2012 AGM are available on the Alumni Association AGM webpage.
For more information, please contact:
University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association
(306) 966-1247 or 1-800-699-1907