May 21, 2008
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

Derek Knox, Chair, Karl Boerner, Rec., Ray Bremner, Ted Howard, Ted Scratchley, Bob Wagner, Ed Warkentin

Regrets:

Al & Chris Barnard, Clarence Diebold, Ted Marchant, Ken Mitchell, Murray Sharp


1. Call To Order:

  • The meeting was called to order at 10:10.
    (Seven voting members constitute a quorum of the Board.)

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 April 16, 2008.

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • A receipt for our donation of $ 1000 was received from the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation.

5. New Business.

A. Correspondence.

  • Received were the minutes of the Cosco Delegates' Meeting and the receipt mentioned above.

B. Reports

  • 1. Treasurer
  • Bob gave his report and mentioned a cheque that bounced for which the bank charged 15 cents.
  • Discussed were conditions applied to refunds concerning people who had not appeared at the Luncheon. If they had phoned to explain their problems they would get the refund, otherwise not.
  • 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
  • The report was not available.
  • 3. Fellowship and Travel
  • Ted Scratchley mentioned that the number of participants at Bedford House was lower than usual due to perhaps the price increase, and remarked that the quality of the food had improved. The door prizes had added some fun to the proceedings.
  • Five couples are ready for the cruise and by booking early have avoided extra fuel charges.
  • At Christmas we shall again be at Cheers.
  • 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
  • The report was not available but Bob reported that six new members had signed up.
  • 5. Web Page
  • The report was not available.
  • 6. Travel
  • Ted Scratchley had considered Keats Island for an outing, seeing it was impossible to use Yellow Point Lodge. However, the church retreat on the island does not seem to be quite suitable. The members were asked to think of possible locations for shorter trips, like the Alberni valley, the Coquihalla Canyon, and Minter Gardens.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

  • General
  • It was suggested to invite new members to the Council meetings and to get them involved.
  • Our web site should be well-advertised at all times and occasions.

7. Next Meeting:

  • It is to be held on June 18, 2008, 10:00, at the Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40.

8. Adjournment.

  • Meeting adjourned at 11:00.