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CARP Board Minutes - June 21, 2012 - Preliminary subject to Board approval

CARP Board Minutes - June 21, 2012 - Preliminary subject to Board approval

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
6:30 to 8:30 pmMurray Creek Meeting Room
FloorTownship of Langley Civic Facility(20338
65 Avenue, Langley, BC)
Kim Richter (Chair)Petrina Arnason Evan Brett Alan CarpenterGloria Doubleday Kay Holtz Ray LawrenceJodi Marsh Pat McEachern Leo MitrunenMonica Newman Al Peterson Kathy ReddingtonBob Richter Mary Scott Meg SherringPatreace Starr Patricia Tallman Cathleen VecchiatoGrant Ward Joe Zaccaria Gordon Zacher
Manjeet Gill Barb Star
Welcome and Introductions
The Chair called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm. Round tableintroductions were made by all in attendance. See Schedule A for Contact Information for allthose in attendance.2.
Chapter Interests and Priorities
The group brainstormed areas of interest and priorities forthe chapter. The following list of priorities was generated.-
: Affordable (which needs a clear definition), safe, co-housing,manufactured homes
CARP Chapter 48 Board Minutes
June 21, 2012
(continued) Page 2-
Municipal Planning & Community Development
: Liaison with the development
community on Seniors’ needs is required
Healthy Aging
: Affordable healthy food and services including recreation; localcommunity supports; cluster-care; home care; respite training; incentives to attractgeriatric care (more accessibility); better liaison with the Langley Seniors Center-
: More handicapped parking with better signage (vertical signs) andenforcement; improved sidewalk conditions to prevent falls-
: Creating an “organization with clout” effecting change at the Federal,
Provincial, Municipal and Neighbourhood levels; Empowerment of seniors and theirissues-
: Outreach to other communities from Abbotsford east; create a
documented “clearing house” or hub on available seniors’ services
: Bring research available on seniors’ issues and services togeth
er fromacross all the communities encompassed by the chapter3.
Chapter 48 Board Executive Positions and Committees
The current Executive members(Kim Richter, Cathleen Vecchiato, Joe Zaccaria, and Bob Richter) will serve in their designatedpositions for the next two years. The membership as a whole will need to adopt a set of Bylawsat the annual general meeting this fall which will set out Board structure, quorum, terms of officeand election procedures. The group discussed the need to fill several other suggested BoardExecutive positions (Schedule B attached) and to lead subcommittees to explore differentissues of Chapter interest. Several people expressed possible interest in differentpositions/committees as follows:- Kathy Reddington: Committee to L
iaise with Existing Seniors’ Services
- Alan Carpenter, Petrina Arnason, Leo Mitrunen: Housing Committee- Al Peterson: Events Committee- Patricia Tallman: Langley Township Coordinator- Evan Brett: Langley City Coordinator- Kay Holtz: Healthy Aging- Jodi Marsh: SecretaryThere was considerable discussion about the best size and structure for the Board. The groupdecided to wait until draft Bylaws were prepared before finalizing any Board structure oradditional Board positions. The general preference was to structure the Board around atraditional Executive Committee and Members-At-Large Directors with specific responsibility forvarious subcommittees.
CARP Chapter 48 Board Minutes
June 21, 2012
(continued) Page 3A subcommittee to prepare draft bylaws and proposed Board structure was struck consisting ofKim Richter (Chair), Evan Brett, Kathy Reddington, Cathleen Vecchiato, Joe Zaccaria and GordZacher. This Bylaws & Board Structure subcommittee will report back to the next Board meetingwith their recommendations. Kim Richter will obtain and circulate the White Rock Chapter 11Bylaws to the subcommittee members as a start point for their discussions. As the next Boardmeeting will be in August 2012, the subcommittee will do their work and meet in July 2012. KimRichter will make arrangements for this subcommittee meeting.4.
Chapter Events: Summer and Fall 2012
The White Rock Chapter extended an invitation toparticipate with them and other area CARP Chapters at a CARP booth at the BC SeniorsGames in Burnaby in August 2012. Kim Richter will obtain additional details and circulate it tothe group. Kay Holtz, Leo Mitrunen, Mary Scott, Meg Sherring, and Patricia Tallman expressedinterest in helping out at this booth. The group also discussed other local opportunities to set upa CARP booth at community events to increase local awareness of CARP and to sell CARPmemberships. Events discussed included the Langley International Festival (August), LangleyCity Cruise-In (September), Cranberry Festival (October)
, Langley Farmers’ Market
and theLangley City Arts Alive Festival. Kim Richter will research each of these and report back to thegroup at the next Board meeting.Kim Richter reported that the Chapter will have to hold an AGM in September or October 2012and another public/educational event in November 2012 preferably before the NovemberZoomer Show in Vancouver. These will be planned at the next Board meeting in August 2012.5.
Board Meeting Schedule: Preferred frequency, times and days
The group discussedpreferred meeting days and times. It was decided that the next Board meeting would be ineither the second or third week of August at Township Hall from 6 to 8 pm. A preference for aday other than Thursday was expressed by some members. Kim Richter will arrange a meetingroom. Joe Zaccaria will research the availability of alternate Board meeting locations and willreport back at the August meeting on this.6.
Other Business
- Questions were raised about the legal structure/status of CARP (Is it aSociety?) and liability insurance for CARP Chapter Board members. Kim Richter will contactToronto, obtain clarification on these questions, and report back at the next meeting.
Bob Richter distributed a list of “30 Great Reasons to Join CARP”
along with the latest CARPmembership offer of $24.95, the latest issue of Zoomer Magazine and official CARP pens.7.
Next Meeting -
The next meeting will be held on
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 6 to 8pm in the Yorkson Creek Meeting Room
Floor- Langley Township Hall)8.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

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