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Executive Secretary

Kaitlyn Tress

Executive Secretary

Kaitlyn Tress

University of Saskatchewan, 4th Year

Education (Prior to pharmacy school): 2 years pre-pharmacy in the College of Kinesiology.

Hobbies & Interests: 

Position Goals:

  1. Work towards enhancing CAPSI’s membership benefits through collaboration with CPhA.
  2. Continue the effort undertaken in the past year to restructure and improve the current election process.
  3. Ensure resources are organized and information is distributed effectively to aid in CAPSI having a successful and productive year.

Career Goals:

It would be thrilling to do a bit of everything! Pharmacists who choose to take paths less traveled are my inspirations!

Duties for Executive Secretary

  • Coordinate the internal correspondence of the Association.
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date mailing list of all Executive and General Council members.
  • Establishes a “Focus List” protocol for discussion over E-mail of various issues that affect the Association.
  • Prepare the meeting agendas with the President.
  • Compile the meeting minutes, resolutions, motions adopted and directives of all meetings and relevant discussions of the Executive and General Council.
  • Distribute minutes and directives to all Executive and General Council in a timely manner after the meetings.
  • Coordinate the entire election process and ensure that the election and bi-election protocol is enforced.
  • Chair the Membership Committee; maintain the national membership database.
  • Participate on the Constitutional Review Committee.
  • Review and update the Association’s Officer’s Manual and Constitution and see that all members of the General and Executive members have copies.
  • Participate as an active member of the Executive Council, offering feedback and input on any issues and discussions that arise.
  • Attend meetings and prepare and distribute reports at the two Annual Meetings: PDW and the CPhA Conference
  • (Reports may be made throughout the year to inform the Executive and General Council as needed).

Valuable Skills & Traits

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Computer knowledge and skills
  • Organization
  • Time management and timeliness with deadlines
  • Ability to analyze, assess and evaluate documents
  • Ability to maintain a database