TIME: 10 a.m. PLACE: Boardroom A137
Dorothy Derksen (Chair), Dale Watts (Vice Chair), Mary Hayes (Secretary), Don Carlson, Rose-Marie Floch, Steven Lipischak, Gail Shimonek, Rose Marie Hess, Lorie Siebrand, Andy Burzyniski, John deKluyver, Bill Sutherland, Arnold Kolaski, Lucien Lussier, Glenn Baldwin, John Fletcher, Elizabeth Omeniuk, Dudley Hill, Eugene Gladysz, Elena Grinshteyn.
Meeting attendees enjoyed coffee and socializing at 9:30.
Guest Speaker was Peggy Prendergast, President of Creative Retirement Manitoba Inc. Peggy spoke of the many opportunities available to members.
WELCOME AND CALL TO ORDER
The Chair called the meeting to order at 11:25 p.m. after the speaker and a coffee break.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA (Elizabeth Omeniuk, Dale Watts)
ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Steve Lipischak, Don Carlson)
Financial Report (Elena Grinshteyn)
Endowment Fund stands at $77,453 and the non-Endowed at $7000.
Heritage Group Awards
There were 29 applications for the Heritage Group Award. The Committee will be making a selection of approximately five students, who will receive $750 each. It was generally agreed that the Committee should have the discretion to determine the amount to be allotted to each student ($500 – $1000). This year, $4000 will be given out of the non-Endowed Fund.
The Group will be touring the Canadian Western Aviation Museum on Thursday, May 22. A lunch will be catered. See the Heritage Group Newsletter for details. Tickets ($25 tour and lunch) must be purchased in advance. Call Elena Grinshteyn at 204-631-3324. Tickets will also be available in the Bookstore. It is expected that there will be 35 to 50 people attending.
Buy a Brick Campaign (part of RRC’s 75th Anniversary)
Those wishing to Buy a Brick should mail their request to C306 attention Elena Grinshteyn. Engraved bricks to be featured at the entrance to A Building or at the Roblin Centre are $100 each. A tax receipt will be issued for the full gift amount. Pamphlets with applications re the Brick Campaign are available at the College. Call Elena (see previous paragraph).
Nominations for Vice Chair
There were no nominations. Executive will contact some members to see if anyone is interested.
Membership in the Heritage Group is available to all retirees. Those who did not retire from the College but who wish to join will receive an Associate Membership though not Heritage Group benefits will be granted. The Newsletter will print how to obtain ID cards needed to access the Library, Gym, etc.
Proposed Heritage Group Annual Activities
In response to the Retirees Survey, Dale Watts prepared a proposed Activities Calendar, which would include two external speakers per year, two internal speakers, two social events, and two speakers on Health/Wellness. Dale’s chart will be discussed next month. In the meantime, members should consider volunteering for social committees in order to facilitate events.
ADJOURNMENT OF BUSINESS MEETING (Lucien Lussier)
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