Minutes of the Executive Council

July 22, 2017


The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m.  President Marc Brière was presiding.  In attendance: Doug Gaetz, Adam Jackson, Kimberly Koch, Greg Krokosh, Gary Esslinger, Cosimo Crupi, Jamie vanSydenborgh, Ken Bye, Linda Koenders, Daniel Camara, Jérôme Martel, Brian Oldford, Pierrette Labrie and Annette Melanson.

President Brière welcomed the three new Regional Vice-Presidents who were elected earlier during the week: Sisters Linda Koenders and Kimberly Koch, and Brother Brian Oldford, and also Brothers Doug Gaetz and Adam Jackson, newly elected First and Second National Vice-Presidents and provided them some points of information.


m/s      Doug Gaetz / Adam Jackson

That the RVPs sitting on the Executive Committee be chosen by seniority for a 1 (one) year term starting today as follows.

Brother Gary Esslinger
Brother Jamie vanSydenborgh
Brother Ken Bye                       

  • Recorded Vote #1.  MOTION CARRIED.


President Brière indicated that as it is the case after every Convention, it was time again to look at the structure of UTE Standing Committees.  To this effect, he asked all RVPs to provide their choices by August 15, 2017 of their preferences in committee participation, to indicate the position they would like to hold within those committees and why. He reminded Council Members that this item will be submitted at the September Executive Council meeting for ratification.  Furthermore, for the committees whose Chairs have left, Co-Chairs will step up until the September meeting as per Regulation.


m/s      Jamie vanSydenborgh / Brian Oldford

That the signing authorities be as follows:

Marc Brière, Doug Gaetz, Annette Melanson and Shane O’Brien.

  • Recorded Vote #2.  MOTION CARRIED


President Brière indicated that there will be a retreat for Council Members sometime before the end of the year or beginning of the New Year. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

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Marc Brière                                 Doug Gaetz
National President                       First National Vice-President