September 20, 2006
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

Chris Barnard (Chair), Alan Barnard, Karl Boerner (Sec.), Ray Bremner, Ted Howard, Ted Scratchley, Murray Sharp, Ed Warkentin

Regrets:

Ian Dean, Clarence Diebold, Yvonne Jack, Derek Knox


1. Call To Order:

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

2. Approval Of The Agenda:

  • The motion to approve the agenda was seconded and carried.

3. Adoption Of The Minutes Of The Meeting Held On August 16, 2006.

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • The letter to the BC Government Retirees' Association has not been written since Alan has been too busy.

5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • A letter has been received from the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada, CURAC, demanding the fee for the renewal of our membership.
  • COSCO sent the minutes of their Delegate Meeting from September 8, 2006.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • Alan supplied his report and gave some explanations.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • The report was not available.
  • 3. Fellowship and Travel
  • Ted Scratchley mentioned that is was too early to talk to Cheers about the Christmas dinner. He has decided to wait a week or two.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • Chris stated that we have 203 members. Debated were ways and means how to attract new members and how to keep members.
  • 5. Web Page
  • The report was not available.
  • 6. Travel
  • Ted Scratchley has finalised the arrangements for Ucluelet. Total cost per couple including meals, accommodations, etc, will come to about $279.00.
  • 7. Retirees' Residence
  • Ed has tried to find some support from the Board of Governors but has not received any. He'll attempt to find out which college or university associations do well and how they do it.
  • Alan has offered to prepare a Survey that is to be mailed to the members.
  • A lengthy discussion led to considerations of speakers and topics for the AGM.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

  • The AGM will take place on the 29 of November in Salon D, Ted Howard has booked the room. The notice and agenda is to be mailed on the 25 of October. It was decided to do without a speaker and have a discussion with regards to the future of our Association, its purpose, how to get more members involved, how to become recognised on campus, etc.

7. Next Meeting:

  • It will be held on Oct. 25, 2006 at the Royal Oak Facility at 10:00.

8. Adjournment.

  • The meeting adjourned at 11:35.