Time: 10 a.m. – Place: Boardroom A137
Dorothy Derksen (Chair), Mary Hayes (Secretary), Ron Blicq, Michael Gale, Arlene Sawicz, Steven Lipischak, Rose-Marie Floch, Arnold Kolaski , Don Carlson, Glenn Baldwin, Lucien Lussier, Bill Sutherland, Jack Kaplan, Brian Broughton, Dudley Hill, John de Kluyver, Lorie Siebrand, Rose Marie Hess, Allison Cowell, Pat Fraser, Bob Barr, Ed Zuke, Horace Hackett, Elena Grinshteyn.
Guest Speaker was Chris Randall, who spoke about sustainable methods for reducing shoreline erosion. Everyone enjoyed the timely presentation.
Meeting attendees enjoyed coffee and socializing at 9:30.
WELCOME AND CALL TO ORDER
The Chair called the meeting to order at 10 a.m.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA (Bob Barr, Michael Gale)
ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Glenn Baldwin, Allison Cowell)
a) Financial Report (Elena Grinshteyn)
Endowment Fund stands at $73,563.12 and the non-Endowed at $4,221.71
b) Membership: There are approximately 113 paid members to date.
c) May Wind-up
Steve Lipischak is looking into a booking for the Hitching Post, which would be in June. Michael Gale mentioned that a tour of the new Engineering Building at the U of M is possible. Bistro Two o Five is available for lunch. To be discussed at the April meeting.
d) Golf Tournament
Glenn Baldwin reported that the Golf Tournament may be held in September at Elmhurst.
e) RRC 75th Anniversary
Volunteers and suggestions are being sought for the Fall Anniversary to be held at the Stevenson Aviation Building. Contact Elena Grinshteyn at 204-631-3324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
a) The Chair circulated executive job descriptions as there are elections pending. Members were asked to consider nominations.
b) Dorothy asked members whether they would like a complete explanation of the STRATA Select form re voluntary benefits that was sent to retirees. A speaker for a fall meeting will be recruited.
ADJOURNMENT (Ron Blicq)
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