TIME: 10 a.m. – PLACE: Boardroom A137
Dale Watts, (Chair), Mary Hayes (Secretary), Rose-Marie Floch, Dorothy Derksen, Steven Lipischak and spouse, Gail Shimonek, Rose Marie Hess, John and Lynne Graeb, Arnold Kolaski, Lucien Lussier, Glenn Baldwin, Elizabeth Omeniuk, Allison Cowell, Ray Newman, Sherry Ripak, John Reimers, Gerry and Irene Varnes, Linda Robeson, Valdi Johnson, Karen Thorlakson, Mashenka Guillen, Gina Fidel, Lorie Siebrand, Ernie Marion, Patricia Daly, Ed Zuke, Don Carlson, Bryan Crandell, Leslie Walsh, Elena Grinshteyn.
Meeting attendees enjoyed coffee and socializing at 9:30.
Guest Speaker was Police Chief Devon Clunis, who told us his life story to date and talked about his vision for policing to create a culture of safety. Everyone was thoroughly entertained by his story of immigrating to Canada from Jamaica as an 11-year old boy and his subsequent climb up the ladder to the position of Chief of Police.
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 (Ray Newman, Jerry Varnes)
ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Lucien Lusssier, Pat Daly)
Financial Report Elena reported that the Endowed Fund is at $79,853 and the non-Endowed at $11.676. A budget of $3500 for the Heritage Club has been approved.
Social Committee Gail Shimonek reported that John Reimers has joined the Committee. There is an informal dinner and social evening to be held November 20 in the Prairie Lights Restaurant at the Notre Dame Campus. A Buffet with wine will be served and dietary restraints will be accommodated. A cash bar (beer and wine) will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring favourite CD’s to dance to. Parking is free. Tickets ($40 per person) are available from Elena Grinshteyn at email@example.com or at 204-631-3324. Cheques may be made to RRC.
There is Mini Golf planned for March.
Members were asked to indicate which outing they would most like for the Wind-up in May. Results were as follows: Human Rights Museum (1), Assiniboine Park’s Journey to Churchill (2), Hermetics Code at the Legislature (3).
The blog has been set up but not yet running. The Human Resources portion is not yet completed.
Dale reported on the new management structure at RRC. There have been a lot of changes and many incumbents are serving in an acting capacity. David Rew is acting as President (formerly VP. Student Services).
✓ Christine Crowe, VP A & R plus Indigenous Ed (formerly VP, Community Development)
Bev Beitz, VP Finance and Admin (formerly Comptroller)
Raeann Thibeault, VP Comm. Development (formerly Dean, School of Cont/Dist Ed)
Joanne Shay, Dean, School of Cont/Dist Ed (formerly Director, Continuing Ed)
Cindee Laverge, VP Student Services and Research (formerly Dean, Student Services)
Carol Girling, Dean, Student Services (formerly Registrar)
Graham Thompson, Dean Hospitality and Tourism (formerly Dean, School of Bus.)
Susan Andree, Dean, School of Business (formerly Chair, Creative Communications)
Remaining: Nancy Alexander, VP HRS and Kim Jasper, Chief Development Officer
Historical Artifacts Collection Proposal
Dale will send a proposal to the Management Committee from the Heritage Group that an RRC artifacts collection be started; for example, first computers, pictures of tools, etc. Display Cabinets will be needed to display artifacts in strategic locations. MOVED and SECONDED by Ray Newman and Pat Daly that a proposal be submitted. CARRIED.
Dorothy Derksen suggested that a committee be struck. Members agreed.
ADJOURNMENT (Jerry Varnes)
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