Meeting Minutes: September 17, 2015


John Graeb, (Chair), Mary Hayes (Secretary), Dorothy Derksen, Steven Lipischak, Dale Watts, Bob Vinet, Guy Dugas, John Reimers, Steve Onyschak, Ray Newman, John Bell, Sandy Stayner, Leslie Walsh, Deanna Muller, Brigitte Mulvihill, Barbara McCandless, John Baryliuk, Linda Robeson , Gina Fidel, Pat Fraser, John Fletcher, Ed Zuke, Kevin Longfield, Don Carlson, Glenn Baldwin, Jack Kaplan, Bob Barr, Lynda Walker, Lynne Graeb, Sherry Ripak, Allison Cowell, Karen Wall, Ed Zuke, C. Dudley Hill, Rose-Marie Floch, Lucien Lussier, Elena Grinshteyn.

Meeting attendees enjoyed coffee and socializing at 9:30.

Guest Speaker was Fred Doern, Chair, Applied Research and Development, Technology, Transportation and Aerospace, who brought us up to date on his area. His interesting presentation with accompanying slides provided an overview of the innovations in various branches of technology. Retired Senator Terry Stratton is scheduled for the October meeting.


Chair called the meeting to order at 11:20 p.m. after the speaker and a coffee break.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA (Sherry Ripak, Dale Watts)


April minutes were approved (John Reimers, Steve Lipischak)


Financial Report

Elena reported that the Endowed Fund stands at $82, 683 and the non Endowed at $3798 (last year was a bad investment year.) The $2520 donated by members last year was matched; however, the Heritage Group budget was cut by $900 and is now at $2200.

Social Committee

John Reimers reported for Gail Shimonek that the Committee met on September 3. The December 17 luncheon is cancelled.

The Heritage Group Dinner & Dance will be held at Patterson Global Foods in the Annex on November 19. The annex has a dance floor and a sound system. Tickets are $40 per person (including tip and tax) and wine and beer are available at very good prices.

The Evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. (allergies will be catered to) . Street parking is free after 5:30 p.m. and there is a Parkade within minutes.

If anyone wants to send music tapes, etc., they can be transferred to computer stick by Guy Dugas.

Call Elena for tickets, preferably before she leaves on the first week of November. Janice Lowery will look after Heritage Group business during Elena’s absence.

The Social Committee is working on an activity for March and will meet again on October 1 at the Crusty Bun.

HG Blog

Guy Dugas reported that so far only 14 people have seen the blog. Go to An events calendar is available on the blog and comments and feedback can be posted. Anyone wishing to contribute an article is encouraged to do so.


CAA contacted Dale Watts re a presentation on Travel/Tours. John will contact them about group travel and discounted airfare—possibly scheduled for April.

Bob Barr, one of the founders of the Heritage Group, thanked everyone who has volunteered over the years. He was gratified to know that the HG was able to give $7000 this year in student awards.



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