May 18, 2011
ROYAL OAK FACILITY

Present:

Chris Barnard, Pres., Peter Abel, Alan Barnard, Karl Boerner, Sec., Clarence Diebold, Don Eklof, Derek Knox, Murray Sharp, Bob Wagner.

Regrets:

Ted Howard, Charlie Young.


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 April 20, 2011:

  • After Chris had been corrected to ALAN under 6 e), and BOB AND had been erased from 7 b), the motion to adopt the minutes was seconded and carried.

4. Business Arising From The Minutes.

  • Deferred.

5. New Business.

  • None brought forward.

6. Reports.

a. Correspondence.

  • Alan read out a well-written thank-you letter from A. Fowler, a recipient of one of our bursaries. The suggestion was made to put some of these letters on the Web Page.
  • Two letters were received from Johnson Inc. (Medoc) with regards to changes in coverage and scholarships. Details will be available on the Page.

b. Treasurer

  • Small differences in the accounts had Bob hunting for 25 and 63 cents until he found them and presented his report.
  • Scotiabank chequing charges were discussed. Chris offered to talk to them about it. Switching to credit unions was mentioned.

c. Membership, Recruitment, Recognition and Support

  • Alan has 156 paid members on his list. The date line for renewal is June 1, after that he’ll take those in remiss off his register.

d. Liaison with COSCO

  • Clarence reported that Cosco is busy organising public forums in many cities of the Province to fight the HST.
  • He also mentioned a Symposium on Aging at SFU, and that there is a feeling that older drivers were unfairly treated by ICBC.
  • Discussed were health problems faced by the elderly and their difficulties in obtaining a drivers licence.

e. Fellowship and Travel

  • Chris mentioned that two couples enjoyed the Seattle cruise. (Alan is preparing a report for the Page).
  • Four couples have signed up for the tour to the Kootenay Country.
  • Future trips under consideration are one to the Okanagan and another one a train-ride into the Squamish- Whistler area. (Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co., Squamish, serves a great Stout).

The motion to accept the reports was seconded and carried.

8. Other Business:

  1. Summer Break
    • As usual, there will be no July meeting. Since excursions and the Fall luncheon are under consideration, no decision has been taken with regards to a meeting in August. However, mass e-mails were discussed.

9. Next Meeting:

  • The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 10:00 at the Royal Oak Facility, Rm SE 4-40.

8. Adjournment.

  • Meeting adjourned at 11:10.