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RCAA Meeting held on Tuesday, June 7 , 2005
Minutes: Alex Fokine
Attendees: Tim Kuboniwa, Lynne Slade, Doug Slade, Bill Coxon, Miranda Wong, Karin Normann, Etty Green, Bob Nicholls, Bob Ralph, Art Smith, Harriet MacDonald, Jack Seto, Mickey Spillane, Howard Birnie and Alexandra Fokine
Absent: Judy Endacott and Diane Carlton
Meeting commenced at 7:10 p.m.
Doug Slade chaired the meeting in place of Diane Carlton (started the meeting without the use of an agenda).
Introduction of table (special alumni from 1947)
Northern Secondary Reunion Report:
Northern has 2000 student enrollment compared to the 1,000 students per year from RCI. Northern had a 4-day Reunion, which consisted of Art Display, Music Night and a Pub Night. Saturday school event consisted of a staff breakfast, but there was the problem of former students meeting with the former staff. Also, a fashion show was held as Northern has a fashion program. Northern only did a program and not a reunion booklet. Decade rooms were not very popular. Dinner was done on the Saturday at Northern (caterer ran out of food, therefore, we were advised not to cater the food at the school). Also on Sunday all Athletic events (rugby, football, basketball) took place. RCI's Reunion will be Friday Night and Saturday. Northern registration fee was $30.00, which included a program, pen and bag. Advised to have the registration form on-line and then mail in the registration form as it was recommended not to have on-line registration. Too many problems. The alumni did all the decade rooms and the best rooms were the 1950’s. Parking was a problem at Northern. Also, there was a bulletin board at the entrance for the teachers' who were arriving on the day of the reunion. Northern does not have a newsletter like we do.
Jim Hannah’s Party:
The Century Book - Mickey Spillane
Handout describing the Centennial Booklet, photo gallery, pub night, staff breakfast, Saturday night gala has been suggested.
Need to have at least 12 committees for the reunion. Especially need 5 starter committees: Registration Committee, Fundraising/Sponsorship Committee, Web-site Committee, Public Relations Committee and a Decades Rooms Committee. Need to start meeting in September 2005.
We are now down to two school years from September 2005 to prepare for the 100 th Reunion.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Next meeting will be September 14 th, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.Have a wonderful and safe summer.