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Archive of Minutes from RCAA Meetings



The meeting began at 7:00 p.m. in the Teacher's Staff Room and was chaired by Doug Slade.

PRESENT: Douglas Allen, Howard Birnie, Diane Carleton, Edward Chu, Bill Coxon, Trung Duong, Tuyet Bink Duong, Jane Eberhard, Judy Endacott, Etty Green, Linda Grieve,

Doug Hobbs,Tim Kuboniwa, Pat Matthews, Bruce McGregor, Ralph Nigro, Karin Normann,

Seppo Nousiainen, Colleen Peacock, Jack Seto, Lynne Slade, Art Smith, Mick Spillane,

Sang Tran, Bob Watson and Jim White.

REGRETS: Alex Fokine and Jim Hannah

MINUTES: The minutes of Jan.13, 2004 with the correction of the spelling of Danni Li's name were moved to be adopted by Diane Carlton and seconded by Doug Slade. CARRIED


  • No answer yet from the Historical Society - Mick Spillane
  • Nominations for Chair of 100 th Anniversary Committee - Karin Normann nominated co-chairs Linda Grieve, Doug Hobbs and Doug Slade, seconded by Colleen Peacock.
  • Follow-up to Malvern's Reunion were captured nicely in the June 2004 Riverdalian - Mick Spillane.


PRINCIPAL - Ralph Nigro

  • School to close for the summer vacations June 24, 2004
  • Athletic Banquet June 4, 2004
  • Prom June 22, 2004
  • Riverdale's projected fall enrolment 1100 students and 66 staff
  • VP Rob McKinnon promoted to Principal, leaving Riverdale

SEAT SALE - Diane Carlton

  • 171 Seats have now been sold.
  • Name plaques are falling off. A solution must be found to make plaques permanent.

100 TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK - Mick Spillane

  • Book progressing well
  • Sports section to be compiled by Peter Warren and Jim McAdams
  • Art will be done by Jane Eberhard who made a request for input for years before 1970
  • Music so far has no co-ordinator
  • Dec. 31, 2005 will be deadline for submissions for contributions to the book
  • June edition of Riverdalian newsletter will be ready for end of June distribution

MEMBERSHIP - Howard Birnie

  • We now have 681 members of whom 20 are new this year.

TREASURER - Howard Birnie

  • The operating account has $ 7100.00 as of June 8, 200


WEBSITE - Karin Normann

  • Eric Normann is working with Tony Chan, Riverdale's host master who suggested we set up the Alumni site on an external server at a cost of $ 92 a year, plus tax. Colleen Peacock moved we spend $ 92.00 plus tax to set up our own domain for one year. Seconded by Etty Green.
  • Karin would like to see students at Riverdale given 40 hours credit by doing research on Riverdale's entire history in preparation for the 100 th Anniversary celebrations.
  • Minutes of Alumni meetings will go online.


100 th ANNIVERSARY SITE - Linda Grieve

  • The new co-chairs will meet in the next two weeks to discuss various suggestions and options and will report at the September meeting.
  • Would like to involve staff members, especially the Library and History departments (for archives) closer to the date of our Anniversary.
  • There was a discussion regarding choice of Anniversary being Mother's Day weekend, but no move to change date.
  • Concern was expressed a Liquor license if a decision is made to use Riverdale as the venue for the Saturday evening party if we have one.

NEW BUSINESS - Mick Spillane

  • Bob Watson was introduced by Mick Spillane who had volunteered to photograph the pictures in the auditorium of Riverdale's past principals in order to use them in the 100 th Anniversary Book. Bob's expertise lies in photography and he graciously agreed to assist us in this are wherever needed.

NEXT MEETING : Wednesday Sept. 15, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the staff room.

ADJOURNMENT:   Meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.

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