November 19, 2008
Royal Oak Facility
Derek Knox (Chair), Alan & Chris Barnard, Karl Boerner (Rec.), Ray
Bremner, Clarence Diebold, Ted Howard, Ted Marchant, Ted Scratchley, Murray
Sharp, Ed Warkentin, Margot Allingham
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 October 08, 2008
- The motion to adopt the minutes was seconded and carried after the reservation dates for the dinners had been corrected.
4. Business Arising From The Minutes.
- To be dealt with during the meeting.
5. New Business.
- Received were the minutes of the Cosco Delegates' Meeting.
- The report was not available.
- 2. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO
- Clarence talked about the Conference on Seniors' Health, Housing, and Income, which he attended in September. Stressed was that seniors are an under-utilized asset of society, that health education and literacy are vital to the well-being of a senior population, that communities must be planned with seniors in mind, and that because of their increase in numbers they could wield political influence.
- So far Ted Scratchley has received 22 reservations for the Christmas Luncheon Buffet.
- Ted Howard and Karl are to sell the 50/50 tickets.
- Mentioned was the possibility to hold the luncheons on weekdays, when private facilities are available.
- 4. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support
- Chris announced that we have 209 members.
During the discussion about attracting members, the membership form was mentioned, and editing it was suggested. The motion that:
The membership form should clearly state that the first year of membership is free, and the following years would be $10.00 per year was seconded and carried with one vote in opposition.
- Ted Marchant had received neither the invitation to the Luncheon nor a copy of the October minutes. He's ready to put the report on the latest cruise on the Page.
- Ted Scratchley enjoyed the cruise along the Pacific coast. It was discouraging to have only ten persons participate.
- Discussed were short cruises, lead-in times to allow planning; good offers and the need for quick communication with the members.
- The continuing problems to get a note into the Update were mentioned.
- Strong support was expressed for another of Murray's wine tours.
The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.
6. OTHER BUSINESS
- Ed needs articles, reports, photos for the Newsletter.
- The President of the Institute, Dr. Don Wright, has been invited to attend one of our Board meetings. He has also received an invitation to join us at Cheers.
- The usual supects have offered to look after the draw, etc. at the Christmas Luncheon.
7. Next Meeting:
- It is to be held on Jan. 21, 2009, 10:00, at the Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40.
- Meeting adjourned at 11:50.