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RCAA Meeting held on September 13, 2006
Meeting commenced at 7:05 p.m.
Chaired: Diane Carlton
Business Arising from Previous Minutes:Seat Sale Name Plates: problem attaching them to auditorium seats. Diane suggested using a cabinet to display nameplates. Possibility of putting the plaques in the balcony area. Various suggestions on how to protect the nameplates. The deadline for installation is May, 2007. Ralph will contact a senior facility manager to find out if there is way to attach the nameplates.
Sculpture: Maryann Kantaroff is awaiting news from the Arts Council for funds towards the atrium sculpture. The art piece will be designed to function like a seat and it will stand 14 - 17 ft. high. Maryanne met with Ralph to discuss sculpture fundraising ideas involving the students of RCI. Possibility of getting local business to fundraise towards atrium sculpture. Need to form a committee. Bob Ralph, Bob Nicholls, Johanne Ciani will be the fundraising committee to approach area businesses.
Appreciation Certificate: stored in the school vault and will be given at a future date to the niece on behalf of the late Tom Clifford in recognition of Mr. Clifford’s life-long support of and interest in RCI.
Principal's Report - Ralph Nigro:
Charitable fund: $ 25,000 GIC is coming due. Principal will look after re-investing. Possibility of looking into the Board to do the investing as they may get a better rate. Board policy is saying that schools should no longer do their investment. The Board does keep each school's account separate and there is a monthly statement.
Reunion Registration: school is ready to accept registation forms and cheques.
Decade Rooms: the history department will look after the Decade Rooms for the 100th. This will involve the Grade 10 students. Reunion Staff Breakfast Mailout has been done.
Decade Rooms: Miranda Wong mentioned that she collected money from her year (1985) towards the decade room.
Registration: so far we received 65 registrations.
Parking: have talked with Police regarding limited parking in area and requested that parking tickets not be issued during Saturday’s event. First Aid will be available on-site for the Reunion. Provincial papers will carry news of the Reunion. Gerrard Square has offered to set-up a display about the 100th Reunion. Small Posters will be designed to put in store windows. Reunion Banner will be put up; previous one was damaged.
Seat Sale Diane Carlton:
Riverdale Centennial Anniversary Booklet - Mick Spillane
DVD: Mickey asked Doug Hobbs how Reunion DVD is progressing.
Membership & Treasurer - Howard Birnie:
Newsletter Discussion: Doug Hobbs suggested refusing newsletter to those who have not joined the RCAA. This issue will be discussed again after the reunion. For the present, newsletter will be sent to everyone.
Bob Ralph - Former Students
Motion to adjourn.
Meeting ended at 8:25 p.m.
Next Meeting - Monday January 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.