March 17, 2010
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

Derek Knox, Chair, Alan & Chris Barnard, Karl Boerner, Clarence Diebold, Don Eklof, Ted Howard, Murray Sharp, Bob Wagner, Ed Warkentin, Charlie Young.

Regrets:

Peter Able


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 February 10, 2010:

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • To be covered under reports.

5. New Business.

  • The e-mail address of Directors must be up-to-date so that they can receive the Minutes of the Board's meeting.

6. Reports.

a. Correspondence.

  • Alan reported the receipt of the Minutes of the Delegates's meeting of Cosco; a request for a donation to the Children's Hospital Fund, and a flyer on Property Deferment Taxes.

b. Treasurer

  • Bob explained some figures in the Treasurer's Report and stated that the Spring Luncheon will take place at the Bedford House Restaurant on April 25.

c. Benefits and Liaison, COSCO

  • Clarence mentioned a speech given by a member of the Centre for Policy Alternative. Cosco is supporting the fight against the HST. He had forms of the Citizen Initiative Petition against that tax available.
    The motion that
    A letter be sent to the Premier and the Minister of Finance to protest the implementation of the HST.
    was seconded and carried

d. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support

  • Chris announced a membership of 145. A final reminder will be mailed to the members in arrrears.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

7. Allocation of Responsibilities

  • The allocations were as follows:-
    • President:
      Chris Barnard
    • Vice President:
      Ted Howard
    • Treasurer:
      Bob Wagner
    • Recording Secretary:
      Karl Boerner
    • Corresponding Secretary:
      Alan Barnard
    • COSCO Representative:
      Clarence Diebold
    • Webmaster:
      Ted Marchant
    • Newsletter:
      Elaine Gibson (who previously assisted Ed Warkentin with the Newsletter) will be asked if she is interested in accepting the responsibilty

8. Other Business:

  • Discussed were Bedford House, the advance of $300, and the cost of about $28 per member. The notice will be prepared and members will be asked to help with the mailing.
  • The pros and cons of Cheers, weekdays or Sundays, upstairs or downstairs were also considered.
  • Other topics were wine and cheese parties, a wine tasting, or a meeting where everybody brings a bottle and the participants simply enjoy a pleasant evening.

9. Next Meeting:

  • Will be held on April 21, 2010, 10:00, at the Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40.

8. Adjournment.

  • Meeting adjourned at 11:55.

The meeting was interrupted during Clarence's report to let members have a look at a suggested new office for the Association. The offer was declined since the quarters were too small.