April 18, 2007
Royal Oak Facility


Ed Warkentin, Chair, Margot Allingham, Alan And Chris Barnard, Karl Boerner, Sec., Ray Bremner, Clarence Diebold, Ted Howard, Yvonne Jack, Derek Knox, Ted Marchant, Murray Sharp

1. Call To Order:

  • The meeting was called to order at 10:00.

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 March 21, 2007.

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • The price of a BCITRA jacket would be about $50.00 as quoted by Karl. The members chose the colour forest green with BCIT RETIREES'ASSOC. in white letters on a black background on the back.
  • The price of a banner 8'x 2' would be about $ 130, the colours chosen were blue for BCIT, and black for RETIREES'ASSOCIATION.
  • Further considerations are to be given to the titles of committees and the Constitution and Bylaws.
  • The date for the AGM in 2008: March 12.

5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • Received was one letter from the BCIT Foundation and another from COSCO with the minutes from their April 13 meeting.
  • Ian Dean's offer to resign from the Executive Council was accepted by the members.
  • An event will be planned in the Planetarium to prepare something suitable for the members that have indicated an interest on the Interest Survey.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • Alan handed out his report and mentioned the fun with a displaced and then found cheque.
  • The donations for bursaries and to the Foundation are to be determined.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • Clarence talked about recent Cosco meetings. Mentioned were the Conversations on Health, future water problems, Bill 30 and the implications for municipalities, Kwantlen College's workshops on ageing and a survey, Health Care, and the Tax Fairness Plan.
  • 3. Fellowship and Communications
  • Yvonne reported that 39 people had paid for the lunch on the 29th. Six had not yet paid.
  • Ted Marchant and Karl have offered to do the fifty-fifty draw, there will be door prices, and name tags will be available.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • We have 187 paid members according to Chris. A last reminder to renew membership is to be mailed.
  • It was suggested to recognize members of the Council who had done exceptionnal work over the years by simply naming luncheons or dinners after them, example: the Iannacone Luncheon. The Council could also invite members of the community who had worked well with our organization.
  • It was decided to invite Bob McKenzie and his wife to the luncheon.
  • 5. Web Page
  • Ted was keen on getting a report about the Wine tour and some photos.
  • It was suggested to place meetings of Interest groups on the Page.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.


  • Committee headings
  • Work on the titles or headings of committees is to continue. Consideration is also to be given to an update of the Constitution and By-laws.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Members were reminded that this would be a good time to think about making a contribution to the Newsletter.
  • Murray was thanked for planning and organizing the very successful Wine tour. Fifteen persons took part and enjoyed themselves immensely.
  • The Members decided to offer the tour Beijing to Shanghai Explorer by first-class train for Sept. 7. Karl to do the leg work with Far and Away Adventures, i.e. China Mike.
  • Chris offered to call her travel agent to look into three-day cruises, seeing that 41 members showed interest in such a trip.

7. Next Meeting:

  • The next meeting will be held on May 16, at 1000 h at the Royal Oak Facility, SE 4-40.

8. Adjournment.

  • The meeting was adjourned at 11:55.