1991 - Eliminate Redundancy and Provide Consistency
The 1991 Annual
General Meeting was the last one for Ken Allred after serving 14 years as
Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer. In his final report,
reported that there were no seminars in
1990 although the Survey Law in Canada
Seminar Series was held throughout Canada from November
1989 to January 1991.
Mr. Allred also took time to mention that the Association was instrumental in
the publication of Vision of An Ordered Land written by the late
MacGregor, a recently deceased honorary member. In the matter of public
relations, Mr. Allred indicated that the Association had developed two sets of
display boards, with five different themes, which were used extensively in home
and garden shows, career days and trade fairs across the province. Finally,
Mr. Allred reported that a public relations study was in its final stages and would
presumably be the subject of future discussion and more advanced public
relations strategies. He noted that virtually every telephone inquiry received
by the ALSA office related to Real Property Reports.
President Syd Loeppky told the membership it had been his goal to advance the
stature of the professional land surveyor. Earlier in the year, the University
of Calgary had announced the establishment of a cadastral chair and
McEwen had been appointed to this position. This was the accumulation of many
years of lobbying and the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association along with British
Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba had pledged $50 per member.
Mr. Loeppky also announced that Council began the term under a new committee
structure designed to eliminate redundancy, provide for consistency and allow
committees to be chaired by non-council members. In his address,
also indicated the need for a central repository for Real Property Reports to be
controlled by land surveyors. He also urged ASSMT members and land surveyors
alike to support the initiative of a Registered Survey Technologist designation.
The only recommendation at the 1991 Annual General Meeting was an amendment to
the Manual of Good Practice to indicate that a surveyor shall file a plan within
two years of the establishment of any monument – this plan to be called an
“establishment of monuments” plan.
Back - 1990 -
A Cadastral Professor
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A New Era