December 7, 2004
- Liam Morland
- Ted Claxton
- Doug Frazer
- George Repar
- Tony Roberts
- Bill Connor
Doug Frazer was in attendance for the first time. Doug was a Rover during WJ'55. He has not been recently involved in Scouting.
Tony noted that the November minutes incorrectly recorded that George Howse was present at the meeting. It should have read that George Repar was present.
Tony's article was submitted for inclusion in the February Leader magazine.
Ted has written to Holly Dowd regarding booking a delegation to present to the city council. These bookings are normally booked two months ahead. Ted will be in touch again later in the winter.
Niagara College has an event planning program. George will contact their president to see if they are interested in getting involved.
Tony has met with Donald Willey, son of the WJ'55 official photographer. The company, Shore and Willey, had anticipated being the only photographer at the event. Other shops were selling postcards and ViewMaster reels. Shore and Willey nearly went bankrupt. Mr. Willey insisted that Shore and Willey photographs are not be copied as they remain under copyright.
Tony announced that the local chapter of the Scouts On Stamps Society International will arrange for a commemorative cover for the event. The president of the chapter is an director of the wider SOSSI and will seek to arrange a SOSSI meeting to take place as part of the event. Members of the Badgers' Club are also interested in meeting. The Kinsmen Scout Hut was suggested as a location for these meetings. This building retains its name though it is currently city property.
As the event itself will be largely funded by fees paid by attendees, money is primarily needed for the plaque, advertising, and perhaps room rental for a reception or dinner. George will investigate these funding opportunities further.
Tony will send a list of potential corporate sponsors to Doug. Doug will prepare a letter.
George and Doug will work with Bill C. on writing some vignettes about the experiences of WJ'55 attendees for use on the web site and in print publicity.
—Minutes by Liam Morland.