November 21, 2007
Royal Oak Facility


Ed Warkentin, Chair, Alan & Chris Barnard, Karl Boerner, Sec., ray Bremner, Ted Howard, Yvonne Jack, Derek Knox, Ted Scratchley, Murray Sharp, Margot Allingham


Clarence Diebold, Ted Marchant

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 17, 2007.

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • None.

5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • The minutes of the delegates' meeting of Cosco from Nov. 9 were received.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • On his report Alan mentioned the membership dues that had been paid and the interests received from the Bank of Nova Scotia, one cent, and from the ING account, $25.05.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • The report was not available.
  • 3. Fellowship and Communication
  • Yvonne stated that so far 36 people have registered for the Christmas luncheon. There will be prizes, arranged by Ted Scratchley or Rae, and a 50/50 draw.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • We have 210 members according to Chris.
  • 5. Web Page
  • The report was not available.
  • 6. Travel
  • Ted Scratchley reported that so far 14 people have signed up for the cruise next year.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.


  • Revision of the Constitution
  • After a lengthy discussion and two votes concerning the same clause the chairman managed, without gavel, to bring the revision of the Constitution to a successful ending.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Ed brought up the Interest Survey. After a considerable amount of work done by Chris and Allan to evaluate the results, form groups, find leaders who in turn contacted interested members to start activities, it turned out that the will to participate did not exist. It was decided to rest the idea of another survey for a while. However, there seems to be some support for picture framing among the Board Members.
  • The date chosen for the AGM is Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

7. Next Meeting:

  • To be held January 16, 10:00, Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40.

8. Adjournment.

  • Meeting adjourned at 11:15.