1992 - A New Era
At the 83rd Annual
General Meeting, President Gordon Haggerty told the membership that 1992 had
been a full and exciting year. For the first time in its history, the
Association had hired an Executive Director (Brenwyn Cooley) from outside the
Association. Bob Baker had served as Secretary-Treasurer and Registrar of the
Association over the past year and Jerry Rasmuson was announced as the new
Registrar for the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association.
Mr. Haggerty also indicated that, in addition to hiring, managing, reorganizing
and the usual general items requiring the attention of a Council, Council also
proceeded to address the issue of where land surveyors and the Association are
headed. With the assistance of a consulting group, Council embarked on a
strategic planning process: this resulted in two special workshops and several
strategic planning meetings held throughout the province.
As a result of
the new hirings, the membership approved new by-laws to reflect the
changing duties of the Registrar, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director. In
addition, Council brought forward changes to the by-laws to allow the membership
to drive the budgeting process and give each Council full control of its budget
for the full year. Previously, the Association's year end had been November 30
but the election of Council took place in April.
There were two changes to the Manual of Good Practice. The first one dealt with
sub-contracting technical labour and Council approval of corporate names while
the second one dealt with advertising guidelines including the minimum height of
A recommended schedule of professional fees was proposed at the 1992 Annual
General Meeting but ruled out of order by the Chair. Meanwhile, the membership
debated and approved in principle a regulation to recognize Registered Survey
Technologists under the Act.
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