November 15, 2006
Royal Oak Facility


Chris Barnard (Chair), Alan Barnard, K. Boerner (Sec.), Ray Bremner, Ian Dean, Clarence Diebold, Ted Howard, Derek Knox, Ted Scratchley, Murray Sharp, Ed Warkentin, Ted Marchant


Yvonne Jack

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 October 25, 2006.

  • B 4, Web Page, "demanding" should be changed to "he would like".
    The motion to adopt the minutes was seconded and carried.

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • Ed's letter to the B.C. Government Retirees' Association was sent.
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5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • Ed received a letter from the Chair of the Board of Governors declining his request for the lease of an acre of land on the BCIT campus.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • Alan distributed his report, gave explanations, and answered questions.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • Clarence mentioned the following topics of concern at COSCO's delegate's meeting of Nov. 10. They were:
    - Canada's involvement in Afghanistan,
    - author Marc Lee's work on sustainability of Medicare,
    - BC's Conversations on Health, and
    - end of life care and the "do not resuscitate form".
  • 3. Fellowship and Travel
  • Ted Scratchley stated that arrangements for the Christmas Luncheon at Cheers on December 10 have been finalised.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • Chris cheerfully announced that we have 206.5 members. The one-half member is due to a glitch in communication.
  • 5. Web Page
  • Ted Marchant reported the result he received from mailing 103 e-mails asking members whether they would be willing to be put on his mailing list. 51 replied yes, 34 did not reply, etc.
  • Information on volunteering was added to the web site.
  • 6. Travel
  • Murray has made a study of wineries in the Fraser Valley and suggested a tour of four establishments. We could supply our own cheese and the wine in some instances. The tasting could be done at a reasonable cost and the participants could finish the tour at a winery's bistro in the afternoon.
  • 7. Membership Survey
  • Alan had partial results of the survey available. The rate of replies was an astonishing 37%. There was strong support for the luncheons, a three-day cruise, computers and the internet. Travel destinations were, to name a few, Alaska, Mexico, Russia, and Australia.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.


  • Annual General Meeting
  • A tentative list of candidates was finalised during the meeting.
  • The number of registrations stood a 39, according to Chris,
  • there will be a fifty-fifty draw,
  • Alan will report on the survey,
  • Ed will give a sum-up of the Building project.
    It is expected that the reports will lead to discussions.

7. Next Meeting:

  • It will be held on Jan. 17, 2007 at the Royal Oak Facility at 10:00

8. Adjournment.

  • The meeting adjourned at 11:50.