HERITAGE GROUP MEETING
DATE: Thursday, April 18, 2019
TIME: 10 a.m.
PLACE: Boardroom A137
ATTENDANCE: Leslie Walsh, Chair, Mary Hayes, Secretary, Don Carlson, Rose Marie Hess, Lorie Siebrand, Dorothy Derksen, Karen Wall, Rose-Marie Floch, Elaine Primeau, Allison Cowell, Linda Robeson, Gail Shimonek, Steven Lipischak, Arnold Kolaski, Jeanne Downing, Carrol Lange, Gina Fidel, Ron Blicq, John Reimers, Ray Newman, Louis Rodkin, C. Dudley Hill, Ed Zuke, Bryan Crandell, Dale Watts, Laura Payne, Howard R. Engel.
Meeting attendees enjoyed coffee and socializing at 9:30.
Guest Speaker was Barb Gluk, accompanied by Capt. Mel McDonald, who spoke on the Gimli Glider, an amazing story.
WELCOME AND CALL TO ORDER
Chair called the meeting to order at 11:35 after a short coffee break. Leslie welcomed new members Jeanne Doening and Carrol Lange.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA (Dorothy Derksen, Gail Shimonek).
ADOPTION OF MINUTES (Gail Shimonek, Elaine Primeau).
Financial Report (Laura)
The Endowment Fund stands at $125,451.10. The Unrestricted Fund is at $8,730.98
The speaker list has been approved for future. Michael Champagne (Meet Me at the Bell Tower) has been removed from the list for next year.
Social Committee (Karen Wall)
- A tour and lunch at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Steinbach has been booked for Thursday May 16. Members must confirm attendance by May 2. Email Laura (see email address below). Interest for next year’s outing will be discussed in the fall.
- Linda Robeson suggested that we could use the talent in the room as speakers. Topics might include Famous people met. An open Mic would be provided.
- Closure, a play by Ron Blicq, will be presented at the Deaf Centre on Pembina on June 12-16, and in Gimli on July 5-7. Tickets $15. Laura will send out a poster to members. The poetry group at Ron’s Shaftesbury residence has produced a book, Our Poems for 2018, available at McNally’s.
ADJOURNMENT: (Dorothy Derksen)
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