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Minutes of Meeting for November 7th, 2016

time-icon November 15, 2016

HCARN Meeting
November 7, 2016
Location: Johnny Rocco's, St. Catharines
6:30pm - 9:00pm

At 7:00pm Dan O'Hara called meeting to order and asked everyone to introduce themselves

First guest speakers - Ivana Galante, Jennifer Pirosko, and Julie Neufeld of Niagara Catholic District School Board
Each provided insight into plans of bridging the gap between education of students and needs of employers in the workplace

Wednesday March 8, 2017 - skills competition at the Niagara Falls Scotia Centre
Students are showcased, displaying their skills chance to see the students in action
NCDSB to send Brad Brewster more information to share with HCARN

Second speaker - Dan Monteith, IHSA

Dan mentioned the IHSA training schedule for 2017 is posted at www.ihsa.ca
Working at heights standard training deadline of April 2017 is rapidly approaching
New legislation as of July - hearing protection
New courses: communication skills for supervisors

Treasurers report - Mike Gallagher

Mike shared bank balance
A question was raised from the floor "how much money can we hold in our bank before we are no longer a non-profit organization"
Dan offered to look into this

Specs and Tendering - Louis Condotta

Some members are frustrated with on-going lack of change
Some members feel there are inconsistencies between municipalities with respect to interpretation of certain specs

Education report - Brad Brewster

Brad thanked everyone who participated in this year's Construction Day - very successful day for all involved
HCARN intends to host another Construction Day in 2017 - looking for more volunteers

New Business

Golder Associates have requested joining HCARN as associate members
Dan O'Hara asked for opinion of membership, then called upon contractor members to hold a vote
Vote was conducted - all in favour to include Golder as new associate members - carried
New upcoming director announced - Patrick DeRose

End of Meeting