April 18, 2007
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

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.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

  • 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.