Regina Chapter History
The Regina Chapter was first initiated in 1991/92, a complete
executive being established in 1992/93 with initial membership of
78. The first Board of Directors was led by President Paul Ready,
Vice-President Larry Klatt, Secretary Treasurer Marg Gailing and
Program Directors Keith Boothe, Paula Mills and Colleen
PSMW 2001 Regina
Organizing Committee. (Seated center) Linda McKay, Co-Chair, holds
the PSMW Challenge Trophy with fmi*igf National President, Germain
Tremblay, seated left and fellow PSMW 2001 Co-Chair, Bob Cochran,
The Chapter received tremendous support from the Society of
Certified Management Accountants, working jointly on a number of
events. This led to similar support from the Institute of
Chartered Accountants and the Association of Certified General
Accountants. The Regina Chapter initiated a luncheon featuring the
provincial Minister of Finance presenting highlights of his/her
budget - a tradition which continues to today, and remains a
popular and well attended event.
In 1994/95, Larry Klatt moved up to President of the Chapter.
During this time, the Chapter concentrated on bringing professional
development opportunities to Regina, and strengthening the
partnership with accounting organizations.
In 1996/97, Linda McKay took over the presidency. She worked
towards hosting a Public Sector Management Workshop in Regina.
Regina was chosen to host PSMW 2001 and the Board worked towards
making it a success. PSMW 2001 - "Growing Strong Together"
- was a success with 170 attendees.
However, shortly following the event, there were some retirements
and Linda was transferred unexpectedly to another province… leaving
only Mike Pestill and Rachel Ratch on the Board. Given that Rachel
was pregnant, they decided Mike should be President, Rachel should
be VP and they needed a secretary/treasurer. They found
Catherine Roberts to be secretary/treasurer. Between 2001 and 2006,
Mike, Rachel and Catherine slowly grew the Chapter profile,
membership and board.
Pat Fiacco, Jean
Laporte, Ralph Goodale, local RCMP, Catherine Roberts and Mike
Pestill at the PSMW 2009 opening reception held at the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre in Regina on Sunday, May
In 2007/08, Mike Pestill moved on to become fmi*igf National VP,
Rachel moved up to Regina Chapter President and they decided since
they had so much fun at PSMW 2001, they would do it again in 2009
with Catherine Roberts as local Co-chair. PSMW 2009 -
"Climate Change in the Public Sector" - attracted 308
Rachel passed the Regina Chapter presidency to Barb Kelly in
2010/11. Membership numbers have been steadily increasing, and are
at 91 for 2011/12. The Board is active and committed and Regina
looks forward to the next 50 years of fmi*igf.
Visit the Regina Chapter's web pages for full details
on events and activities.