October 5, 2004
- Ted Claxton
- Bill Connor
- Bill Lindsay
- Liam Morland
- George Repar
- Tony Roberts
- John Armstrong, OEB International
The group discussed the challenges of having a formal banquet. A banquet is difficult to organize if there is an uncertain number of attendees. One suggestion was a buffet catered by the Friends of Fort George.
The group discussed who might serve as a keynote speaker for the event. Ideas include a WJ'55 attendee who has had a distinguished career or member of B-P's family. Another idea is to have many people give three minute vignettes about how Scouting and the Jamboree affected their lives.
It is important that the committee soon publish a position paper of two to three pages describing who we are and what we are trying to accomplish. John has offered to review the copy. The position paper serves as the basis for getting the message out about the celebration. George and Tony will work together to get this written by the end of October.
Tony is following up with the Scouts On Stamps Society International. He will discuss with them creating a souvenir stamp cover and cancellation. Ted will contact Murray Fried regarding spreading the word among the Badger's Club.
Eaton's commissioned a 16mm movie about WJ'55. The NOTL museum would like to use it as part of their exhibit. The holder of the copyright is not known. It is believed that Eaton's passed the copyright to Scouts Canada, Ontario Provincial Council. Today, neither Eaton's nor Ontario Council exist. Copyright is likely to be owned by Scouts Canada. Ted will follow up with Rob Stewart about this.
Tony met with John Rietveld of the Scouts Canada Foundation who supportive. Ted will follow up with John regarding official approval. The Foundation has sent a notice about the commemoration in its Centennial Group newsletter (the Centennial Group is a new association for people who have earned the King's/Queen's Scout/Venturer or Chief Scout's Award). It has been generally agreed that any surplus from the commemoration event will go to the Scouts Canada Foundation. No specific amount can be promised.
- Motion: Bill C. / Tony; Carried.
- That the proposed crest design be approved as the official crest for the WJ'55 commemoration.
Peter Miller of the KW Scout Shop has much experience in arranging the manufacture of crests. Ted undertook to see Peter about having the crest made.
It was agreed that the crests will be sold for $5 each with proceeds supporting the commemoration.
The group discussed the floral clock which is maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission. Tony has a colour photo of the clock from during WJ'55. Bill C. will contact the Commission about a display in the clock for next year.
—Minutes by Liam Morland.