August 16, 2006
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

Chris Barnard, Chair, Alan Barnard, Karl Boerner, Sec., Ian Dean, clarence Diebold, Ted Howard, Yvonne Jack, Derek Knox, Ted Marchant, Murray Sharp, Ted Scratchley, Ed Warkentin

Regrets:

Ray Bremner


1. Call To Order:

  • The meeting was called to order at 10:05.

2. Approval Of The Agenda:

  • The venue of the meeting had to be changed from Derek's boat to Royal Oak Facility. The motion to approve the agenda was seconded and carried.

3. Adoption Of The Minutes Of The Meeting Held On June 21, 2006.

  • The motion to adopt the minutes was seconded and carried.

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • For technical reasons the meeting could not be held on Derek's boat.

5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • Received was the Path To Giving, a report of the BCIT Foundation on donor support.
  • Ed had an e-mail from Minister Neufeld with regard to the appropriation of municipal lands by the provincial government.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • Alan had prepared revised financial statements for February and March, also one covering April to July. His monthly reports now cover the same time period as the bank reports. He has been repaying donations made to the Building Fund but has been unable to locate two donors. It was agreed to place that money ($20.00) in general revenue.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • Clarence has been occupied and we have not received any July Minutes from Cosco.
  • 3. Fellowship and Communication
  • Christmas luncheon to be discussed.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • There have not been any changes, according to Chris we are at 198 members.
  • 5. Web Page
  • Ted Marchant was thanked for taking over the Web Page. He asked for a list of the e-mail addresses of our members. E-mails would be used to draw the attention of our members to certain articles on our web site. It was mentioned that we also could have jokes on the Page.
  • 6. Travel
  • Ted Scratchley reported that 14 people have signed up for Ucluelet and that Tamarack House is full. Some final arrangements have to made with regard to the menu and costs of meals, but there is lots of time and at the moment the staff at Ucluelet is very busy.
  • 7. Retirees' Residence
  • Ed thinks that the Administration of BCIT is not interested in getting involved with a residence. He would like to lease one acre on campus, but could not arrange a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Governors. However, the topic is on the agenda of their closed meeting on September 19.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

  • Ed started a discussion concerning extended health coverage. Various plans, coverages, and recent changes were mentioned which pointed to a hazy understanding of what was really covered.
    A letter is to be written to the BC Government Retirees' Association to support a demand for an updated and a more realistic health coverage. Furthermore, a speaker from the Pension Corporation will be invited to one of our meetings.
  • The date of the AGM is Nov. 29. A suggested topic for a speaker is Alternative Medicine.
    Alan pointed out that he can't have a yearly financial statement at that date.
  • The Christmas luncheon is to be on December 10, and possibly at Cheers.
  • The October Council meeting will be held on the 25th to accommodate members who will be in Ucluelet during the previous week.

7. Next Meeting:

  • It will be held on Sept. 20, 2006. The venue is to be determined.

8. Adjournment.

  • The meeting adjourned at 11:20.