1978 - The First
Leading up to the
1978 Annual General Meeting, Ken Allred had been hired as the Associationís
first full-time Secretary-Treasurer and Registrar. In addition, the office moved
from the Bonnie Doon Shopping Mall to 121A Avenue in Edmonton.
1976-1977 fiscal year, 32 new members where commissioned and two former
members renewed their registration. The large number of new members registered
was a result of the large number of examinations written in recent years as
articled students attempted to gain their commission before the new exam
syllabus came into effect.
The conversion to the metric system
continued to create problems. As a result of a problem where a member had
submitted a metric plan to Land Titles, had it registered and subsequently
de-registered, Council directed that a note be placed in ALS News warning
members of the position of the Attorney-General regarding metric conversion.
Later, Council agreed to make representations to the Minister of Agriculture
regarding his press release calling for the retention of the "acre" in land
In response to a question from a member, Council agreed that any advertising
by members should be informational rather than promotional.
The 1978 annual general meeting at Jasper Park Lodge was rescheduled due to
labour problems. Council postponed the meeting to April 30, May 1 and May 2.
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