August 15, 2007
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

Ed Warkentin, Chair, Margot Allingham, Alan And Chris Barnard, Karl Boerner, Sec., Clarence Diebold, Ted Howard, Ted Scratchley, Murray Sharp

Regrets:

Ray Bremner, Yvonne Jack, Derek Knox, Ted Marchant


1. Call To Order:

  • The meeting was called to order at 10:05.

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 June 20, 2007.

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • Laurie Clark of the BCIT Foundation was not available to talk to the members.

5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • Alan received a query with regards to membership from an instructor on extended sick leave, who is ready to retire.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • Alan presented his report. The donation to the BCIT Foundation and bursaries led to a discussion and the motion that $ 2000 be donated to the Foundation to go into the fund and two bursaries.
    The motion was seconded and carrried.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • The Cosco delegates did not have a meeting in July.
  • 3. Fellowship and Communication
  • Ted Scratchley suggested to consider the restaurant Cravings for the coming luncheons, pointing out that Bedford House was getting too pricy for some of our members.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • The membership stands at 202 according to Chris. Discussed were ways and means to obtain reliable lists of the names of retired employees.
  • 5. Web Page
  • The report was not available.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

  • Revisit the Constitution
  • It was decided to defer the discussion to the next meeting.
  • Travel
  • There has been no follow-up to see how many people signed up for the China trip. The 3-day cruise was offered too late; it was suggested to make the offer about one year ahead of sailing.
  • Ted Scratchley has been investigating a cruise to San Diego that includes wine tours. He'll provide more details at a future meeting. Day trips to La Conner and Harrison Hot Springs were mentioned. The first to admire the tulip fields and the town, the second the sand sculptures.
  • Newsletter Report
  • 600 copies of the very well-done Newsletter were produced.
  • Activities
  • Activities were discussed and it was mentioned that groups were started and discontinued because members showed interest but did not participate in activities.

7. Next Meeting:

  • The next meeting will be held September 19, at 1000 h, at the Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40.

8. Adjournment.

  • The meeting was adjourned at 11:10.