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Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Institut Canadien de Science et Technologie Alimentaires ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, July 2, 1986 Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta 1.0 President Dan Cumming called the meeting to order Wednesday, July 2, 1986 at 11 :20. Basil Kamel moved/John Clark seconded that the agenda be adopted. Carried 2.0 A quorum was confirmed. 3.0 Gordon Timbers was appointed Sergeant- at-Arms. 4.0 Minutes of the 1985 Annual General Meeting Mary Johnston reported that following publi- cation of these minutes in the Journal, no comments regarding errors or omissions had been received. Mary Johnston moved/AI McCurdy seconded that the minutes of the 1985 Annual General Meeting be accepted as published in the CIFSTflCSTA Journal. Carried 5.0 Report of Council Mary Johnston reviewed the report of the Saturday, June 28 Council, as circulated. She noted that all sections were represented except Quebec and Western Ontario. She drew attention to several items particularly those of a financial interest. Errors were pointed out: page 5 under Awards Committee the correct spelling of Maybee, page 6 under Liaison Committee CIFST should be followed by flCSTA, page 11 under Finance Committee a motion is missing. Trevor Watts moved/Darrell Wood seconded that the 1987 CIFST/ICSTA budget be approved as presented. John Vanderstoep amended/Darrell Wood seconded that the 1987 CIFSTflCSTA budget be approved as amended. (Appended to this report.) Carried References were made to the appended material especially the budget and By-Law changes. Mary Johnston moved/Basil Kamel seconded that the Report of Council of June 28, 1986, be approved as circulated. Carried John Clark asked that page 13 under Special Events should be changed to state that only the printing of the symposia reports had been dropped, but he was advised by Mary John- ston that the original statement was correct. Gordon Timbers asked for the correct spelling of Tam McEwen on page 5. Gordon Timbers pointed out that since that motion was to "accept" the Report, we should treat the By-Law changes as being out- side the report so that they could be voted on separately. Dan Cumming stated that CCA had accepted the amended By-Laws, and had recommended some minor changes. Gordon xxiv / Affaires de l'Institut Timbers ruled that the Report of Council be "received" until such time as the By-Law changes were voted on. Mary Johnston moved/Basil Kamel seconded that the Report of Council of June 28, 1986, be received as circulated. Carried Mary Johnston moved/John Clark seconded that the changes to the By-Laws be accepted as appended to the Report of Council. Carried John Clark moved/Bob Carswell seconded that the Report of Council be accepted, Carried 6.0 Slate of Officers Jim D'Hondt reviewed the activities regarding nominations of officers and the resulting election. Following the resignation of Barry McConnell for personal reasons, additional nominations for President-Elect were sent out on June 9. Resulting nominations were Dr. Basil Kamel (Guelph) and Dr. Tam McEwen (Manitoba). Nominations were closed at Council, June 28. An election will be held by mail ballot. 1986-87 Slate of officers will be: President - Dr. Trevor Watts Past President - Dr. Dan Cumming President-Elect - to be elected Vice President - Dr. Ron Simard Treasurer - Dr. Darrell Wood Secretary - Mr. Fred Eckel Jim D'Hondt moved/John Clark seconded that the Nominations report be accepted. Carried John Clark moved/Jack Meyers seconded that the appointment of John Vanderstoep as pro-tem President-Elect be ratified. Carried 7.0 Retiring President's Address (See Annex "A") Dan Cumming summarized his year's activities as President. It was, as intended, a year of "completion and consolidation". He predicted that Dr. Trevor Watts would have a busy and challenging year. An early unique challenge would be the extraordinary election resulting from the resignation of Barry McConnell. He thanked Barry for his years of service to the Institute. His replacement will have a very short time to prepare for the Presidential role in 1987-88. All members should try to assist in an efficient election and to assist the suc- cessful candidate to prepare in the remaining short time. He recognized John Vanderstoep for his assistance by filling in temporarily as President-Elect and again proving his worthi- J. Ins!. Can. Sci. Technol. Aliment. Vol. 20, No.1, 1987

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Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

Institut Canadien de Science et Technologie Alimentaires

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, July 2, 1986 Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta

1.0 President Dan Cumming called the meeting to order Wednesday, July 2, 1986 at 11 :20.

Basil Kamel moved/John Clark seconded that the agenda be adopted. Carried

2.0 A quorum was confirmed. 3.0 Gordon Timbers was appointed Sergeant­

at-Arms. 4.0 Minutes of the 1985 Annual General Meeting

Mary Johnston reported that following publi­cation of these minutes in the Journal, no comments regarding errors or omissions had been received.

Mary Johnston moved/AI McCurdy seconded that the minutes of the 1985 Annual General Meeting be accepted as published in the CIFSTflCSTA Journal. Carried

5.0 Report of Council Mary Johnston reviewed the report of the Saturday, June 28 Council, as circulated. She noted that all sections were represented except Quebec and Western Ontario. She drew attention to several items particularly those of a financial interest. Errors were pointed out: page 5 under Awards Committee the correct spelling of Maybee, page 6 under Liaison Committee CIFST should be followed by flCSTA, page 11 under Finance Committee a motion is missing.

Trevor Watts moved/Darrell Wood seconded that the 1987 CIFST/ICSTA budget be approved as presented. John Vanderstoep amended/Darrell Wood seconded that the 1987 CIFSTflCSTA budget be approved as amended. (Appended to this report.) Carried

References were made to the appended material especially the budget and By-Law changes.

Mary Johnston moved/Basil Kamel seconded that the Report of Council of June 28, 1986, be approved as circulated. Carried

John Clark asked that page 13 under Special Events should be changed to state that only the printing of the symposia reports had been dropped, but he was advised by Mary John­ston that the original statement was correct. Gordon Timbers asked for the correct spelling of Tam McEwen on page 5. Gordon Timbers pointed out that since that motion was to "accept" the Report, we should treat the By-Law changes as being out­side the report so that they could be voted on separately. Dan Cumming stated that CCA had accepted the amended By-Laws, and had recommended some minor changes. Gordon

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Timbers ruled that the Report of Council be "received" until such time as the By-Law changes were voted on.

Mary Johnston moved/Basil Kamel seconded that the Report of Council of June 28, 1986, be received as circulated. Carried Mary Johnston moved/John Clark seconded that the changes to the By-Laws be accepted as appended to the Report of Council. Carried John Clark moved/Bob Carswell seconded that the Report of Council be accepted, Carried

6.0 Slate of Officers Jim D'Hondt reviewed the activities regarding nominations of officers and the resulting election. Following the resignation of Barry McConnell for personal reasons, additional nominations for President-Elect were sent out on June 9. Resulting nominations were Dr. Basil Kamel (Guelph) and Dr. Tam McEwen (Manitoba). Nominations were closed at Council, June 28. An election will be held by mail ballot. 1986-87 Slate of officers will be:

President - Dr. Trevor Watts Past President - Dr. Dan Cumming President-Elect - to be elected Vice President - Dr. Ron Simard Treasurer - Dr. Darrell Wood Secretary - Mr. Fred Eckel

Jim D'Hondt moved/John Clark seconded that the Nominations report be accepted. Carried John Clark moved/Jack Meyers seconded that the appointment of John Vanderstoep as pro-tem President-Elect be ratified. Carried

7.0 Retiring President's Address (See Annex "A") Dan Cumming summarized his year's activities as President. It was, as intended, a year of "completion and consolidation". He predicted that Dr. Trevor Watts would have a busy and challenging year. An early unique challenge would be the extraordinary election resulting from the resignation of Barry McConnell. He thanked Barry for his years of service to the Institute. His replacement will have a very short time to prepare for the Presidential role in 1987-88. All members should try to assist in an efficient election and to assist the suc­cessful candidate to prepare in the remaining short time. He recognized John Vanderstoep for his assistance by filling in temporarily as President-Elect and again proving his worthi-

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ness of receiving the Institute Award. A highlight of the past year's activity was the ability to visit all 14 Sections. He thanked all Sections for their hospitality. Several notable tasks were completed: A memorandum of understanding with CEIC on human resources planning, and the initiation of the CIFST/ICSTA Scholarship Trust Inc., which can be called the "Scholarship Trust", which will take over the Canadian Food Industry Scholarship Fund Program. Dan Cumming was the first President of the Board of the Scholar­ship Trust, and will be replaced by Dr. Jim Richards. He challenged CIFST to financially support the Trust and assist in its evolution. He thanked his wife, Judi, for her love and tolerance. He thanked his employer, Agricul­ture Canada, for its tolerance and support.

8.0 Transfer of Gavel The gavel was presented to the new Presi­dent, Dr. Trevor Watts.

9.0 Incoming President's Address Trevor Watts addressed the Meeting (see Annex "B")

10.0 Appointment of Auditors Darrell Wood moved/Jim D'Hondt seconded that CIFST/ICSTA retain the services of Thorne Riddell to provide the annual finan­cial statement for the 1986 Fiscal Year, and to provide financial and accounting advice as required for 1986-87. Carried

11.0 Establishment of Signing Authority Darrell Wood moved/John Vanderstoep seconded that the signing authority for

CISFT /ICST A for the year 1986-87 be any two of the following: President - Trevor Watts, Secretary - Fred Eckel, Treasurer -Darrell Wood, Executive Director - Bob Cross. Carried

12.0 Other Business Martin Stauvers wondered if there was a schedule of office hours when members could visit the National Office in Ottawa. John Clark suggested that since only contract employees worked there, regular hours did not apply. Bob Cross stated that normally someone would be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1000 to 1600 hrs. A new answering service will be used this fall. The October Journal will introduce the contract employees and outline the office schedule. Graham Bligh recommended that Institute Affairs prepare an article on the topic "Who was Bill Eva?" and publish this in the Journal soon. John Clark stated that such an article was already underway and would appear in the October issue. A certificate will be presented on behalf of the Institute to Mrs. Eva, with a copy of the article in question. It was announced by the President, Trevor Watts that the Post Conference Council would meet later that afternoon at 2:00 pm.

13.0 Adjournment Martin Stauvers moved/Jim D'Hondt seconded that the meeting adjourn. Carried (1151 hrs).

Fred Eckel Secretary

Annex "A" President's Address to the Annual General Meeting of CIFST/ICSTA

It has been a year of completion and consolidation. It has not, however, been without challenge. Your Coun­cil met on Saturday, June 28, 1986. As you are now aware, via the Report of Council, much work was done. Trevor Watts, your incoming President will have a busy and challenging year ahead. If you show him the same support and encouragement that you afforded me, I know that he will find this a productive and enjoyable year.

Votre conseil s'est rencontre samedi, Ie vingt-huit juin. Comme vous savez par Ie rapport du conseil on a beau­coup acheve. Trevor Watts, Ie nouveau president se pre­pare pour une annee pleine de travail. Si vous lui offrez Ie meme support et encouragement que vous m' avez donne, je suis certain qu'il aura une annee productive et agreable.

The next year will present a unique challenge to us all. As you know, we are involved in an extraordinary elec­tion to replace our anticipated President-Elect, Barry McConnell, who found it necessary, for personal reasons to withdraw. I regret that this resignation was necessary and offer to Barry our thanks for many years of dedicated service in a variety of roles. You will be called upon to elect, by mail ballot, a new President-Elect. That

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individual will have a very short time to prepare for the Presidential year 1987-88. I have made it a personal goal to help the person you select to become familiar with the task ahead. Please join me in any way you can to see the selection process complete and short year of prepa­ration a success. One person who has already commit­ted himself whole-heartedly to this purpose is John Van­derstoep. When asked to fill the office of Vice-President and President-Elect on a "Pro-Tem" basis he accepted without hesitation. You can, therefore, see why John was so worthy a recipient of the Institute Award.

Nous sommes en train d'organiser une election speciale pour remplacer Barry McConnell, president-elu qui a donne sa demission pour des raisons personnelles. J'ai­merais prendre cette occasion d'offrir a Barry notre grati­tude pour sa dedication et service a I'lnstitut pendant plusieurs annees. Je suis tres content d' annoncer que John Vanderstoep a accepte de prendre les postes de Vice-President et president-elu d'une fa<;:on temporaire.

I wish to highlight one or two items from this past year. As all Presidents seem to discover, one of the highlights was my Section visits. I visited all fourteen Sections. It was a great pleasure to meet so many of you in your

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home setting. I thank you for your hospitality. We com­pleted a number of tasks including a memorandum of understanding with CEIC on Human Resources Planning. Since the signing work has continued and we hope to soon be able to activate some programs under this agree­ment. One item of extreme importance was completed this year. That was the initiation of your own Canadian Institute Food Science and Technology Scholarship Trust, Inc. As of yesterday (July 1, 1986), that fund has assumed responsibility for administering the Canadian Food Industry Scholarship Fund. This is only the begin­ning, however. We can now look ahead to the challenge of expanding into new arenas of reco~nition and scholar­ship support for our Students. It was an honor and pleas­ure for me to be the first President of the Board of the Scholarship Trust. It is an even greater pleasure to announce that Dr. Jim Richards was, yesterday, elected to replace me. I throw challenge to you to support this

Scholarship Trust both financially and through involve­ment during these next developmental years. I know Jim will welcome this.

C' eta it un vrai plaisir pour moi de visiter to utes les sec­tions et je vous remercie de votre hospitalite. Cette annee on a initie la Bourse scolaire de I'ICSTA incorporee. C'etait un plaisir pour moi d'etre Ie premier president de la commission de la Bourse scolaire et je suis encore plus content d' annoncer qu'hier Ie docteur Jim Richards a Me elu a ma place.

Finally, I must thank the Executive that has supported me so well over this last year. Above all, I must offer my heartfull thanks to my wife Judi for her support. I could not have done this job without her love, understanding and forebearance.

Respectfully, Dan Cumming

President

Annex "B" Acceptance Speech - Incoming President

It is a great honor and privilege for me to take over the role of President.

C' est un vrai honneur pour moi de devenir president de I'lnstitut. Je suis membre de I'lnstitut depuis presque vingt-cinq ans et je suis heureux d'avoir I'occasion de ser­vir I'lnstitut et ses membres.

The Institute is healthy and vibrant and I'll certainly do my utmost to promote its continued growth and development.

As Dan, the now immediate Past-President, has said: this has been a year of some rather significant changes and developments in the functioning of the organization. I would see the next year being one of consolidation of these changes and continuing toward improving the effi­ciencies of operation of the Institute. At the same time, the Institute must continue to thrive as a professional and technical member of society and strive to make the public more aware of the role of the various aspects of the food industry, and the contribution it makes, not only to Canada but to the world.

A third objective, and one we can be proud of, of course, is the continued dissemination of new knowledge related to food science and technology, through Institute

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publications, public out-reach programs and informative meetings such as we have experienced over the past three days in Calgary.

These activities can be accomplished only through the dedicated efforts of all our members - through the com­mittment and dedication to belonging and contributing to the Institute. And we look to your continued support. Of course, through the year this support is best evidenced by participation at the local Section level. The local Sec­tions provide the base support of the Institute. Partici­pation on an on-going basis at your local level - and also encouraging others to participate - this is where the growth of the Institute will develop.

I look forward to the opportunity of visiting each of the local sections and of renewing friendships and of meet­ing the members through the on-coming year.

Je serai content de visiterplusieurs sections I' an prochain et de vous rencontrer chacun chez vous.

It is with great pride and humility that I assume the office of the President and the opportunity of serving the Institute. I know I can count on your support.

Merci beaucoup. Thank you. Trevors Watts

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PROCES VERBAL DE L' ASSEMBLEE GENERALE ANNUELLE

Le mercredi 2 juillet 1986 Palais des Congres, Calgary (Alberta)

1.0 Le president, Dan Cumming, ouvre la reunion, Ie mercredi 2 juillet 1986, a 11 h20.

Basil Kamel propose, appuye par John Clark, que I' ordre du jour soit approuve. Adopte

2.0 On confirme qu'il y a quorum. 3.0 Gordon Timbers est nomme Greffier. 4.0 Proces verbal de I'assemblee generale annuelle

de 1985 Mary Johnston rapporte n'avoir re<;:u aucun commentaire, concernant des erreurs, ou des omissions, n'a ete re<;:u apres publication de ce proces-verbal dans Ie Journal.

Mary Johnston propose, appuyee par AI McCurdy que Ie proces-verbal de I'assemblee generale annuelle de 1985 soit adopte tel que publie dans Ie Journal de I'lnstitut. Adapte

5.0 Rapport du Conseil Mary Johnston presente Ie rapport de la reu­nion du Conseil tenue Ie samedi 28 juin 1986, tel que soumis. Elleindique que to utes les sections y etaient representees, sauf Quebec et l'Ouest de l'Ontario. Elle attire I'attention des participants sur certains points, particulie­rement les questions financieres. On souligne qu'il y a eu des erreurs: a la page 5, sous "Awards Committee", la bonne orthographe de Maybee, a la page 6, so us "Liaison Com­mittee", !lCST A devrait suivre CIFST. Enfin, so us "Finance Committee" il manque une motion.

Trevor Watts propose, appuye par Darrell Wood, que Ie budget 1987 de I'ICSTA/CIFST so it adopte tel quel. John Vanderstoep propose, appuye par Dar­rell Wood, que Ie budget 1987 de I'ICSTA/CIFST soit adopte tel qu'amende (Annexe au present rapport.) Adapte

On parle du materiel annexe, en particulier Ie budget et les modifications aux Reglements.

Mary Johnston propose, appuyee par Basil Kamel. que Ie rapport de la reunion du Con­seil du 28 juin 1986 soit approuve tel qu'iI a ete publie. Adapte

John Clark demande qu'a la page 13, sous "Special Events", on modifie I' enonce pour dire qu' on n'imprimera pas les rapports de symposiums, mais Mary Johnston lui fait savoir que I' enonce original etait correct. Gordon Timbers demande que Ie nom de Tam McEwen so it bien orthographie, a la page 5. Gordon Timbers souligne que puisque la motion adoptee eta it "d' accepter" Ie rapport, les modifications aux Reglements devraient etre considerees comme ne faisant pas partie du rapport, de fa<;:on a ce qu' on puisse les

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considerer separement. Dan Cummings annonce que Ie "CCA" a accepte les Regle­ments modifies, tout en recommandant quel­ques modifications mineures. Gordon Timbers propose que Ie Rapport du Conseil soit "accepte" temporairement jusqu' a ce qu' on ait vote les modifications aux Reglements.

Mary Johnston, appuye par Basil Kamel. pro­pose que Ie Rapport du Conseil du 28 juin 1986 soit adopte tel que publie.Adapte Mary Johnston, appuye par John Clark, pro­pose que les amendements aux Reglements soient adoptes tels qu'indique en annexe du Rapport du Conseil. Adapte John Clark, appuye par Bob Carswell, pro­pose que Ie Rapport du Conseil soit accepte. A dapte.

6.0 Liste des administrateurs Jim D'Hondt resume I'activite qui a entoure les nominations d'administrateurs et les elec­tions qui en ont decoule. Suite a la demission de Barry McConnell pour des raisons personnelles, d' autres appels de candidatures au poste de president-elu ont ete envoyees Ie 9 juin. Les candidatures re<;:ues ont ete celles du Dr. Basil Kamel (Guelph), et du Dr. Tam McEwen (Manitoba). Les appels de candidatures ont ete fermes a la reunion du Conseil, Ie 28 juin. L'election sera faite par scrutin postal. En 1986-1987, les administrateurs seront:

President: Dr Trevor Watts President sortant Dr Dan Cummings President-elu A elire Vice-president Dr Ronald Simard Tresorier Dr Darrell Wood Secretaire M. Fred Eckell

Jim D'Hondt, appuye par John Clark, propose que Ie rapport sur les candidatures soit accepte. Adapte John Clark, appuye par Jack Meyers, pro­pose que John Vanderstoep soit officielle­ment nomme president-elu, a titre interimaire. Adapte

7.0 Discours du president sortant (Voir Annexe " A") Dan Cumming resume son activie de I'annee qui fin it, a titre de president. Ce fut, comme prevu, une annee "d'achevement et de conso­lidation". II prevoit que Ie Dr Trevor Watts aura une annee chargee et remplie de detis. Un de ces detis se pose des maintenant par

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I' election extraordinaire imposee par la demis­sion de Barry McConnell. II remercie Barry de ses annees passees au service de I'lnstitut. Son successeur n'aura que tres peu de temps pour se preparer a assumer la presidence en 1987-1988. II demande a tous les membres d'aider a I'efficacite de I'election et de colla­borer avec Ie gagnant pour qu'il puisse se pre­parer dans Ie peu de temps qu'il aura. II remercie John Vanderstoep d'avoir bien voulu servir a titre interimaire, en tant que president-elu et, encore une fois, de se mon­trer digne du Prix de I'institut. L'un des points forts de ses activites de I'an dernier fut la possibilite pour lui de visiter les 14 sections. II les remercie to utes de leur hos­pitalite. De plus, de nombreuses taches impor­tantes ont ete accomplies: signature d'un pro­tocole d'entente avec Emploi et Immigration Canada portant sur la planification de la main­d'oeuvre, ainsi que la fondation du Fonds des bourses CIFST/ICSTA, inc., mieux connu sous Ie nom de "Fonds des bourses", qui rempla­cera Ie Fonds des bourses de I'industrie ali­mentaire canadienne, sont deux de ces taches. Dan Cumming fut Ie premier president du conseil d' administration charge de gerer ce fonds de bourse. Le Dr Jim Richards lui succe­dera. II incite fortement !'ICST A a appuyer financierement Ie Fonds et a contribuer a son evolution.

II remercie son epouse, Judi, aimante et patient. II remercie aussi son employeur, Agri­culture Canada, de son appui et de sa tole­rance.

8.0 Passation du marteau Le marteau, symbole de la presidence, est presente au nouveau president, Ie Dr Trevor Watts.

9.0 Discours du nouveau president Trevor Watts fait un discours a I' adresse des participants a la reunion.

10.0 Nomination de verificateurs Darrell Wood propose, appuye par Jim D'Hondt, que !'ICST A fa sse appel aux servi-

ces de Thorne Riddell pour preparer les etats' financiers de I'exercice 1986, et pour four­nir des services de consultation financiere et comptable, au besoin, en 1986-1987. Adopte

11.0 Delegation de pouvoirs de signature Darrell Wood propose, appuye par John Van­derstoep, que les pouvoirs de signature pour !'ICSTA/CIFST, en 1986-87, soient delegues a n'importe quelle de deux des personnes sui­vantes: Ie president: Trevor Watts; Ie secre­taire: Fred Eckell; Ie tresorier: Darrell Wood; Ie directeur administratif: Bob Cross. Adopte

12.0 Divers Martin Stauvers veut savoir s'il y a des heures de bureaux durant lesquelles les membres pourraient visiter Ie siege social, a Ottawa. John Clark repond que puisqu'il n'y a que des employes contractuels au bureau, il n'est pas possible d'y avoir des heures regulieres. Bob Cross souligne que, normalement, il y aura it quelqu'un au bureau, Ie mardi et Ie jeudi, de 10hOO a 16hOO. Cet automne, on aura un nouveau service de telephoniste. Le Journal d'octobre presentera les employes contractuels et detinira I'horaire du bureau. Graham Bligh recommande que Ie comite des Affaires de I'lnstitut prepare un article sur Ie sujet: "Qui eta it Bill Eva 7" et Ie publie bientot dans Ie Journal. John Clark indique qu'un tel article est deja en cours de redaction et qu'il sera publie dans Ie numero d'octobre. On pre­sentera un certificat a Mme Eva, au nom de I'lnstitut, avec une copie de I' article en question. Le president, Trevor Watts, annonce que la reunion du conseil suivant Ie congres aura lieu cet apres-midi, a 14 heures.

13.0 Ajournement Martin Stauvers propose, appuye par Jim D'Hondt, que la reunion soit ajournee. Adopte (11 h51)

Le secreta ire Fred Eckel

Annexe "A" Discours du President a l'Assemblee Generale Annuelle de I'ICSTA/CIFST

Ce fut une annee d'achevement et de consolidation. Cela ne s'est toutefois pas fait sans difficultes. Votre Conseil s'est reuni Ie samedi 28 juin 1986. Com me vous Ie savez maintenant, grace au Rapport du Conseil, beau­coup de travail a ete accompli. Trevor Watts, votre nou­veau president, connaitra une an nee chargee et remplie de defis. Mais, si vous lui montrez Ie me me appui et si vous I'encouragez comme vous I'avez fait pour moi, je sa is que vous trouverez cette annee productive et agreable.

L' an nee qui vient posera un deti special a chacun de nous. Comme vous Ie savez, nous aurons une election

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extraordinaire pour remplacer notre president-elu, Barry McConnell, qui a du demissionner pour des raisons per­sonnelles. Je regrette que cette demission ait ete neces­saire et je remercie Barry des nombreuses annees de ser­vices devoues et des nombreux roles qu'iI a joue a I'lnstitut. Vous serez appele a choisir, par scrutin pos­tal, un nouveau president-elu. Cette personne n'aura que tres peu de temps pour se preparer ala presidence, qu'elle assumera en 1987-88. J'ai la ferme intention d'aider I'elu a se familiariser avec la tache qui I'attend. Je vous demande de bien vouloir m'aider a mener Ie processus de selection a bon terme et a faire de cette annee de pre-

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aration, si breve, un succes. Une personne s'est deja ~ngagee a fond dans ce processus: John Vanderstoep. auand on lui a demande de servir a titre de vice-president et de president-elu, de fa90n interimaire, il a accepte sans hesiter. Vous constatez ainsi pourquoi John s'est avere digne d'un Pri~ de I'lnstitut. . , .

Je desire attlrer votre attention sur une ou deux reali­sations de I'annee qui se termine. Comme tous les pre­sidents Ie decouvrent, un des points forts fut ma visite a to utes les sections. Je les ai to utes visitees. J'ai ainsi eu Ie grand plaisir de rencontrer un grand nombre d'entre vous chez vous. Je vous remercie de votre hospitalite.

Nous avons accompli un grand nombre de taches, dont un protocole d'entente avec la CEIC sur la planification des ressources humaines. Depuis la signature, Ie travail s'est poursuivi et nous esperons bientot pouvoir mettre en oeuvre certains programmes dans Ie cadre de cette entente. Une autre tache extremement importante a ete menee a bien cette annee: la mise en oeuvre de notre Fonds des bourses de I'lnstitut canadien de science et technologie alimentaires, Inc. Depuis hier (1 er juillet

1986), ce fond se charge de I'administration du Fonds des bourses de I'industrie alimentaire canadienne. Et ce n'est qu'un debut! Nous pourrons bientot tenter de nous faire mieux reconnaitre dans de nouveaux secteurs et d'elargir les bourses offertes a nos etudiants. Ce fut pour moi un honneur et un plaisir d'etre Ie premier president du conseil d'administration du Fonds des bourses. Et il me fait encore plus plaisir d'annoncer que Ie Dr Jim Richards a ete, hier, elu pour me succeder. Je vous invite a appuyer Ie Fonds des bourses, financierement et aussi en vous engageant personnellement, durant les premie­res annees de son developpement. Je sais que Jim appre­ciera cette initiative.

Enfin, je tiens a remercier Ie conseil d'administration qui m'a si bien appuye durant I'annee. Surtout, je tiens a remercier mon epouse, Judi, pour son soutien cons­tant. Sans son amour, sa comprehension et sa patience, je n'aurais pas pu remplir cette tache.

Dan Cumming President

Annexe "S" Discours d' Acceptation - Nouveau President

C' est un grand honneur et un privilege pour moi de prendre la charge de president.

"C' est un veritable honneur pour moi de devenir pre­sident de I'lnstitut. Je suis membre depuis presque 25 ans et je suis heureux d'avoir I'occasion de servir I'lnsti­tut et ses membres."

L'lnstitut est sa in et vibrant et je ferai certainement tout mon possible pour promouvoir sa croissance et son expansion continue lies.

Com me Dan, qui est maintenant president sortant, I'a si bien dit, cette annee en fut une qui a vu s' accomplir d'importants changements et une evolution importante dans Ie fonctionnement de notre Institut. J'aimerais que I'annee qui commence voie la consolidation de ces chan­gements et la continuation du perfectionnement de I'effi­cacite de I'institut. En meme temps, I'lnstitut doit conti­nuer a prosperer en tant que membre professionnel et technique de la societe et s' efforcer de rendre Ie public plus conscient des divers aspects du role de I'industrie alimentaire et de sa contribution, non seulement au Canada, mais dans Ie monde.

Un troisieme objectif, et I'un dont nous pouvons etre fiers, est, bien sur, la dissemination d'une meilleure con­naissance de la science et de la technologie alimentaire, par Ie truchement des publications de I'lnstitut, les pro-

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grammes d'education du public et les reunions d'intor­mation comme celles que nous avons connues depuis trois jours a Calgary.

Ce travail ne pourra se faire que grace aux efforts devoues de nos membres, par leur engagement et leur volonte de faire partie de I'lnstitut et d'oeuvrer en son sein. Nous avons besoin de votre appui continue!. Evi­demment, durant I'annee, cet appui est Ie mieux mis en valeur par votre participation au plan des sections loca­les. Celles-ci sont Ie fondement de I'Institut. Une parti­cipation continue au niveau local, et aussi Ie fait d'encou­rager les autres a participer, sont Ie moyen d' assurer la croissance de I'lnstitut.

J' ai hate de visiter toutes les sections, de renouveler des amities et de rencontrer les membres au cours de I'annee qui vient.

"Je serai content de visiter les sections I' an prochain et de vous rencontrer, chacun chez vous."

C'est avec une grande fierte, mais non sans une cer­taines humilite, que je deviens president et que j'accueille la possibilite de servir I'lnstitut. Je sais que je peux comp­ter sur votre appui.

Merci beaucoup. Trevors Watts

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