HERITAGE GROUP MEETING
DATE: Thursday, April 21, 2022
TIME: 10 a.m.
PLACE: North Gym
ATTENDANCE: Leslie Walsh, Chair; Mary Hayes, Secretary; Rose Marie Hess, Dorothy Derksen, Rose-Marie Floch, Deanna Muller, Dale Watts. Ray Newman, Gail Shimonek, Elaine Primeau, Don Wiebe, Karen Wall, John Reimers, Elena Grinshteyn, Michael Joyal, Donor Stewardship Coordinator; Jane Hammond and Andrea Senebal, Development Office; Kelly McArthur, Manager, Development; David Petis, Executive Director, Advancement; Taryn Michie, Development Office Donor and Stakeholder Relations.
WELCOME AND CALL TO ORDER
The Chair welcomed everyone. Masks were worn and members were spread out in the gym.
Leslie welcomed staff members from the Development Office.
The speaker was Fred Meier, President, RRC Polytech, who provided an update on the College and its future directions. Mr. Meier will speak to the group again in September about the Academic and Research Plans.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Amended to include new building and awards (Karen, Dale)
ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Ray, Dorothy)
A speaker from the Manitoba Historical Society was discussed. Howard Engel has volunteered to speak on stamp and coin collecting. Dale suggested getting someone to speak on the Ukraine/Russia situation.
Nominating Committee (Dorothy) Since there are no nominations at present, members are asked to volunteer for the positions of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Ray Newman suggested members take turns serving on the executive. The Heritage Group is in danger of collapsing if members are not willing to accept roles. Rose Hess suggested that two people be elected to serve as Chair. Elections are moved to September.
Financial Report (Elena) Endowment fund stands at $132,876.12 and the non-restricted fund at $4,818.38. Donor contributions as of March 31 are $6,886.
Social Committee (Karen) A luncheon is planned for June 2 at Assiniboine Park. The committee will meet in September to plan activities for next year (Christmas, March, and May). A budget for the Social Committee was approved, amount. Karen will meet with the committee to suggest an amount. Dale suggested a future outing to tour the new RRC building with lunch at Janes and Rose Hess suggested a tour of the Gimli Glider with lunch at the Hotel.
Awards (Mary) Four $1000 awards were given this year: Tanner Bouttelier, Bus. Info Tech; Madelyn Mercado, Nursing; Matthew Salen, Geomatics Tech; Nengi Shadrack, Nursing
The constitution was approved (revised version dated January 18, 2020 (Ray, Gail). Leslie encouraged everyone to read the excellent Blog written by Guy Dugas, whom she thanked for his hard work for the Heritage Group. Development staff offered to take members on a tour of the new building downtown. It was also suggested that we have our meetings there.
ADJOURNMENT: Ray Newman