September 15, 2010
Royal Oak Facility

Present:

Christine Barnard, Chair, Peter Abel, Alan Barnard, Karl Boerner, Sec., Clarence Diebold, Don Eklof, Ted Howard, Murray Sharp, Bob Wagner.

Regrets:

Derek Knox, Ed Warkentin, Charlie Young.


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 June 16, 2010:

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

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • The problems that Ted had with Alternate have been resolved, he's decided to stay with them.
  • A visit to the Power House to take place after the meeting.

5. New Business.

  • None.

6. Reports.

a. Correspondence.

  • Alan remarked that he had transferred the membership of the late Fred Bailey to his wife Anna.
  • A representative of Johnson's Insurance (Medoc) is trying to advertise their offers to the membership. She may get a chance to talk at one of our Directors' Meetings.

b. Treasurer

  • Bob submitted his report and mentioned the expenditures on gifts and the Alternet Internet and that he needed counter signatures for his cheques.

c. Liaison with COSCO

  • Clarence related that in the past year Cosco held 189 workshops that were attended by 3,152 persons.
  • The problem of seniors' housing was discussed, the lack of services, and the difficulties with supported and assisted living.

d. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support

  • We have 180 paid members according to Alan.

e. Communications (Web Page)

  • The report was not available.

f. Fellowship and Travel

  • Chris suggested to offer the members a three-day cruise Vancouver-Victoria-Seattle and back for $443 with some of the money going into a fund to fight breast cancer. The ship is the MS Zaandam of the Holland America Line; the date of departure: May 12, 2011. Chris is going to prepare the mail out.
  • Discussed were also rail trips, and Murray is doing some research on a trip to Egmont with regards to Princess Louise Inlet and the Skookumchuk Narrows.
  • Don mentioned Steveston with the result that a meeting was organised for Sept. 23 at 10:00 at the parking lot of Garry Pt Park, and the promise of some good seafood in the village.

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

8. Other Business:

  • The Christmas Luncheon is set for Nov. 21 at noon and at the usual place, Cheers. The price has yet to be determined.

9. Next Meeting:

  • It will be held on October 20, 2010, at 10:00, at the Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40. .

8. Adjournment.

  • Meeting adjourned at 11:05.

Family History Group

  • The date for the next meeting has been changed to Oct. 5 at 19:00 at the BCITRA office.