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AGM Correspondence - Nominations

Hi SPFA Members:

The following five Executive Council positions will be up for election at the November 3, 2022, virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the SPFA:

  • President (2 year term)
  • Secretary Treasurer (1 year term)  
  • VP – Moose Jaw (2 year term)
  • VP – Regina (1 year term)
  • VP – Saskatoon (2 year term)


To comply with the SPFA constitution, Article V, Section 5, nominations for the above five positions must be received by 4:00 pm, October 3, 2022, 30 days prior to the AGM. Please see the following links for Nomination details:



Position Description



Secretary Treasurer


Position Description



Vice President


Position Description



Campaign guidelines will be provided to all nominated candidates and posted on the SPFA website under the AGM menu tab.


Dan Chalupiak

Secretary Treasurer


AGM Notice

Note:  errors in the original email have been corrected in the web communication.

Hi SPFA members,

This is to advise that the SPFA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2022, between 12 noon and 1:30 pm and will occur virtually through Zoom.

The following timeline will guide the preparations for the AGM:

  • Sept. 14, 2022 - Notification of AGM (Article VII, Section 1).
  • Sept. 19, 2022 - Open Nominations – President, Secretary Treasurer, VP Moose Jaw, and VP Regina – current terms end this year (Article V, Section 3).  The VP Regina will also be up for election (the normal rotation for the VP Regina occurs in odd numbered years, so this term is for one year).
  • Sept 22, 2022 – Constitutional Amendments received (Article X, Section 2)
  • Oct. 3, 2022 – Nominations Close (Article V, Section 5)
  • Oct. 4 – 27, 2022 – Candidate Campaigning
  • Oct. 6, 2022 – Nominations and Statements Circulated (Article V, Section 5)
  • Oct. 20, 2022 – Constitutional Amendments circulated (Article X, Section 2), Resolutions received (Article VII, Section 4)
  • Oct. 27, 2022 – E-Ballots sent to members (5 days prior to election)
  • Nov. 3, 2022 – AGM

More details regarding the above items including how a Virtual AGM will occur will be emailed to the membership. For further information about the items in the above timeline please refer to the SPFA Constitution available on the protected side of the SPFA website:  http://spfa.ca

Dan Chalupiak



2021-22 Executive Council

As announced at the November 16th AGM (conclusion of the November 4th AGM), the 2021-22 Executive Council are as follows:


President                                         Bill Grosskleg

Secretary-Treasurer                        Greg Burton is acclaimed

Vice President, Moose Jaw             John Bloomesteyn is the Acting VP in Jeff Galbraith’s absence.

Vice President, Prince Albert          Connie Wells is acclaimed

Vice President, Regina                   Erin Knuttila’s term ended Nov 4; however, no nominations were received.                                                                                   The position will be filled in alignment with the constitution.

Vice President, Saskatoon             Barkley Twidale This is a one-year term in keeping with the rotation of VP positions




Mike DeCorby

Chief Electoral Officer – SPFA


AGM & Elections

Hi SPFA Member:

Just a reminder that the SPFA virtual AGM is scheduled for November 4, 2021.  Members will need to use their Saskpolytech account in order to access the AGM Zoom link:

  • Time:  Noon – 1:30
  • Zoom Link  - An email invitation will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the AGM.

Attached is a copy of the Robert’s Rules of Order – Summary Version, which will guide the management of the AGM.  Martin Gaal from the University of Saskatchewan has graciously agreed to act as parliamentarian.

There are several documents that can be viewed on the protected side of the SPFA website under the AGM menu:

  • Draft Minutes of the November 19, 2020 AGM (Under AGM>>Nov 4, 2021>>2020 AGM Draft Minutes)
  • 2020/21 Auditor’s Report (Under AGM>>Nov 4, 2021>>Financials)
  • 2020/21 Variance Analysis (ditto)
  • 2012/2021 Comparative Statement of Operations (ditto)
  • 2022/2023 Statement of Operations Budget (ditto)

If you have any questions or require clarification on any of the SPFA Finance related documents, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Just a reminder that there are two pre-Budget Virtual All Campus meetings scheduled for 12 noon and 3:00 pm on October 21.  The agenda and zoom links are provided in the attached Pre AGM Budget Meeting Agenda and Zoom Links document. (please refer to the email for agenda and links).

The 2021 Constitutional Resolutions to be considered at the AGM will be posted on Thursday, October 21 to the protected side of the website under the AGM menu:

  • 2021 Constitution Resolutions

Saskatoon Members:

A reminder that an election will occur for the VP Saskatoon Campus.  The Candidates Newsletter was sent earlier as an attachment to an email with the subject line – SPFA Saskatoon Members – 2021 VP Campaign Newsletter.


Greg Gardiner

Secretary Treasurer