November 15, 2006
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

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

Absent:

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.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

  • 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.