Category Archives: Meeting Announcements

AGM ANNOUNCEMENT – MARCH 13 2017

Hello Folks,

This just another gentle reminder that the NBFTA AGM will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum once again this spring. The CWF meeting will take place April 12 & 13 at the Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, NB.

The NBFTA AGM will take place on April 13th from 1-5pm in room Shediac A. Please be sure to check back often for updates.

The link below will take you to the full the CWF spring meeting program. Please take some time to review the program for this year, the CWF has a broader range of sessions and more of them. There should be something for everyone.

CWF 2017 Spring Meeting Program and Registration - April 4 2017

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION HERE: Program and Registration

AGM ANNOUNCEMENT – MARCH 13 2017

Hello Folks,
The NBFTA AGM will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum once again this spring. The CWF meeting will take place April 12 & 13 at the Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, NB.

The NBFTA AGM will take place on April 13th from 1-5pm in room Shediac C. Please be sure to check back often for updates.

The link below will take you to the full the CWF spring meeting program. Please take some time to review the program for this year, the CWF has a broader range of sessions and more of them. There should be something for everyone.

CWF 2017 Spring Meeting Program and Registration

DOWNLOAD AND VIEW HERE:Program and Registration

2015 Annual General Meeting

Hi All
Please plan to attend The New Brunswick Forest Technician’s Association Annual General Meeting to be held in
Moncton at the Delta Beauséjour on April 2nd. As in past years, the meeting will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum spring meetings, in room C from 1-5pm. For those interested in taking part, there will be some excellent technical sessions going on April 1stand 2ndas well. For more information check out the CWF website at http://www.cwfcof.org/.

2013-2014 Annual General Meeting Announcement

The 2013-2014 Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association will be held at the Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, NB, Room Shediac C. (750 Main St Moncton, NB) April 3rd, 2014 beginning at 1pm. Several positions on the Executive need to be filled.

A draft agenda has been planned and there is an abundance of unfinished business from previous years, including the offer for a joint membership from the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
2014 NBFTA AGM Agenda

NBFTA AGM Announced

The 2012-2013 Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association will be held at the Maritime College of Forest Technology on April 30th in room 228 at 13:00. Please plan to attend. There are positions on the Executive to be filled and the association is only as strong as the membership that supports it.

Many topics will be on the agenda. While this is tentative, it looks like an exciting event.

Be there!

  •  Jeremy Gullison will give a presentation on pest updates in the province.
  • The Canadian Institute of Forestry is going to present their proposal of us joining groups.
  • Acknowledging Mike Cunningham who was named an Honorary Member at the last AGM but was not able to attend due to work commitments.
  • Duke Hughes – Honorary Member for this year as his name was brought forward too late last year. How many Techs graduated because of this guy and his ‘Up Boys. Up!’ rants?
  • Special honors for John Tourunski who has helped shape forestry and Forest Technicians and Technologists throughout North America.

2012 NBTA AGM: March 29, 2012 at 1 PM Ramada Crystal Palace, Moncton

The 2012 NBFTA AGM will be held at Ramada Crystal Palace on March 29th 2012 at 1 PM.  Our AGM will be in conjunction with the 93rd Canadian Woodlands Forum which runs from Tuesday, March 27th – Thursday, March 29th.

Attached you will find a tentative agenda for the Woodlands Forum. The NBFTA agenda will be set at an Executive Meeting to be held on March 29th at 10 AM at Ramada Crystal Palace. If you have an agenda item please send it to me ASAP.

Thanks

Todd

NBFTA AGM & Woodlands Forum Tentative Agenda 2012

2011 AGM Tenative Agenda

UPDATED APRIL 06, 2011 – Meeting Locations

NBFTA Executive Meeting
10:30 – 12:00 Will be held in the Board Room (which is in the main part of the hotel)

NBFTA AGM
1:00 – 5:00 – Will be held in the Maritime/East Coast/Atlantic room (same as last year)

This is a tentative Agenda for the 2011 AGM to be held in Moncton at the Ramada located in Crystal Palace. The time and date is 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 7th at 1:00 PM. I will post updates as I receive them.

If there are any items to be added please email me ASAP at todd@woodtrax.com

Thanks

Todd MacPherson,
President

Open meeting

– verify quorum
– moment of silence for Technicians / Technologists who have passed away
– recognition of any new members

Reading and Confirmation of 2010 minutes

– hand out copies and allow a few minutes for review

Appoint Ballot Counters

Executive and Committee Reports

– President’s Report
– 1st VP Report
– 2nd VP Report
– Secretary’s Report
– Treasurer’s Report
– Past President’s Report
– Regional Representative 1 Report
– Regional Representative 2 Report
– Regional Representative 3 Report
– Regional Representative 4 Report

Award Winners

– $500 Scholarship #1
– $500 Scholarship #2
– Technician of the Year Award

MCFT Board of Governors Report – Kenny McGinn

CFE Committee

Reading of Correspondence

Special Reports

– NSFTA Report – Andrew Fedora
– ARPFNB Right to Practice Report – Roger Roy, President ARPFNB

Unfinished Business

Election and Installation of Officers

New Business

Auditors for 2012

Time and Date for 2012 AGM

Spring Meeting of the Canadian Woodlands Forum

Below is the agenda with all dates and times for the Canadian Woodlands Forum.

To see a bigger version of each page just click on it. There is a registration forum on the last page.

The event kicks off on Tuesday, April 5th at 9:00 AM with a Directors Meeting.

Our AGM will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 7th at 1:00 PM. I will post an Agenda in the next few days.

To download this entire document go to http://cwfcof.org/app/newsletter/article_pdf/121.pdf

NBFTA AGM Announced

Dear Forest Technicians and Technologists of New Brunswick;

The 2011 NBFTA Annual General Meeting will be held in Moncton at Ramada Crystal Palace on April 7th beginning at 1 PM Sharp. Although the Agenda has not yet been released, the primary topic will be Right to Practice. Your Executive and, in particular, Chris Finnamore, has been hard at work with this on behalf of the membership.

As you may recall we held an Emergency Meeting of the NBFTA on November 14, 2009 at which time the Membership voted to support Right to Practice Legislation. We, as an Executive, were tasked by the Membership to meet with the ARPFNB and tell them our conditions of support. We did that. To freshen your memories of those conditions I have copied and pasted them here:

It was motioned and accepted that  the NBFTA Executive meet with ARPFNB Executive to confirm support of Right-to-Practice by contributing $5000.00 toward legal costs incurred to date, conditional on :
– no more money be spent on legal fees until stakeholder support is given
– consultation process to begin immediately, including written letters of support from stakeholders including, but not limited to :

  • DNR
  • NB Federation of Woodlot Owners
  • Crown Licensees and Sub Licensees
  • MCFT
  • UNB
  • U de M
  • NBCC Miramachi

The NBFTA Executive met with the ARPFNB Executive on December 5th, 2009 and presented them with our conditions of support. They unanimously accepted the conditions as outlined above.

A joint letter from both Associations was mailed out to approximately 120 stakeholders province-wide late December – early January 2010. No letters of support were received, so at an NBFTA Executive Meeting on October 16th, 2010 it was decided that ample time had passed. The Executive felt that we no longer had a mandate and would bring this to the attention of the Membership at our AGM to decide which way to proceed.

On Friday January 28th, 2011, Chris Finnamore and myself were invited to attend the ARPFNB AGM. At that meeting their Membership voted to change the definition of Forestry from the original draft that the Membership of the NBFTA had supported. With this change in hand, their membership in attendance, which included representatives from two large Crown License holders and one Marketing Board, offered support, through their vote of presenting the document to their membership via a mail-in vote.

The ARPFNB felt that they did not have a strong enough quorum at their AGM to hold a vote to accept the document and begin the public process of having it become Legislation. They decided to send a cover letter and copy of the document to their membership, soliciting a mail-in vote in support of the draft Act.

This may be changing somewhat because recent correspondence that I have received shows that the ARPFNB may hire an on-line voting house to prepare an electronic ballot for their membership who have Internet access.

On Saturday, February 5th, 2011 the NBFTA Executive met and this was the main topic on our agenda. We, the Executive, felt that the NBFTA can not support this new draft of the Act because, with the change to the definition of forestry, we no longer have a mandate from our Membership.

Further, although three representatives of major players in the forest industry voted at the ARPFNB AGM to support the new version of the Act, there are no official letters of support, that our Membership had requested.

Acting on your behalf today, we decided that we would not be joining the ARPF in their mail-out / electronic vote campaign. It was decided that is beyond our scope and mandate and that we need to take the new draft of the Act directly to you, the member, at our upcoming AGM.

If you are a Forest Technician or Technologist working in New Brunswick you need to be at our AGM in Moncton on Thursday afternoon April 7th, 2011. Decisions made at this meeting will chart a course for your career in Forestry. I can not stress enough how important this meeting is. Even if you are not a member, you still need to come. While it would be nice to recruit new members into the Association, you are welcome to come and sit as an observer and listen to the work that has been done, on your behalf, to protect your interests. If what you see and hear inspires you to participate in the process, you are more than welcome to join the NBFTA.

Again, to all Technicians of New Brunswick. I implore you to be present at our AGM. This will be, without a doubt, the most important meeting that we have ever had. You need to be informed. You need to be involved. You need to be there. If you are reading this and are coming, I want you to bring at least one other Technician or Technologist with you.

It is estimated that there are over 1200 Forest Technicians and Technologists currently working in New Brunswick. It is my hope that every single one will be present in Moncton on April 7th. Please do not let the decisions of a few affect the careers of so many.

Respectfully Submitted;



Todd MacPherson, President
New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association