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Minutes CCGAA Meeting
March 27, 2009

Cape Harrison Room, SSB
In Attendance: Ed Matthews, Jerry Duggan, Gerry Squires, Harold Chubbs, Gordon Butler, Bert Ralph, Lorne Humphries, Murray Smith, David Noftall, Gerry Cantwell, Kevin Dormody, Brendan Rose, Sam Johnson, Norman Porter, Jim Lambe, Les Noseworthy
Call to order : 9:30 a.m.
Minutes of the December 12, 2008 meeting were read by Ed Matthews. It was moved by Gordon Butler and seconded by Norman Porter that the minutes be adopted as read; motion carried.
Business Arising :
Production of the Belle Isle book is progressing and is expected to be at the production stage in the near future. The foreword has been written by Ed Roberts with all the committee members having had input and been recognized in the Acknowledgements section of the book.
The school art project is continuing; Les is hoping to complete all visits before the end of this school year.
Bert has been working on a list of potential candidates for the Polaris Award; suggestions made to date are attached to these minutes as a separate document. The list is not inclusive but for review purposes, names can be added or taken away and will be discussed at the next meeting. A decision regarding the Award will be made at the next meeting.
Jerry will be running an election of officers in the near future. Harold had contacted members but no new names have been put forward at this time. Financial Report: Read by Ed Matthews.
green ball Cheques written:
green ball MUN Scholarship $500.00
green ball Wade Kearley $904.00
green ball Wade Kearley $565.00
green ball MUN Scholarship $500.00
green ball Transcontinental $12,408.45
green ball GIC $20,041.66
green ball Bank balance $ 7,230.76
The Statement of Revenue and Expenditures for the year ended December 31, 2008 was presented; thanks to Lorne Humphries and Brendan Rose for their assistance. The motion to pass the Statement was moved by Kevin Dormody and seconded by Harold Chubbs.
New Business:
Let There Be Light has been reprinted and copies are now available for purchase. The books are currently being stored at CCG Maritime Services compound. A discussion was held concerning insuring the books – Ed will explore the cost of insuring the stock. Action: Ed
A discussion took place regarding our artifacts on loan to Cape Race Heritage. It was decided that the loan agreement forms should be updated and signed by the Cape Race Heritage committee members. Action: Ed
A thank you letter was received from The Lighthouse Association in the Netherlands.
A discussion was held concerning publication of the new book Sentinels of the Strait. The committee discussed requesting donations from potential contributors towards publication costs; these donations would be acknowledged in the book but it was agreed that no advertising would be sought. Potential contributors could include: Wayne Follett, Sid Hynes, Ches Penney, Mel Woodford, Fortis, Aliant, and NL Dept of Tourism and other local firms of interest. This will be discussed further in June. Murray provided an informative update on his meeting with the Bowring Park Foundation.
A discussion was held concerning attracting new members to the Association and issuing invitations to join the Alumni, this will be discussed in more detail at the next meeting.
A discussion was held concerning the painting of the Cape Spear building; this was brought forward to the next meeting. A further discussion was held concerning security at the Cape Spear site and this will also be discussed in a future meeting.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:30 hours.
The next meeting will be held on June 26, 2009, 9:30 a.m. at the Cape Harrison Room

Minutes CCGAA Meeting
June 26, 2009

Cape Harrison Room, SSB
In Attendance: Ed Matthews, Jerry Duggan, Gerry Squires, Bert Ralph, Lorne Humphries, Murray Smith, Gerry Cantwell, Brendan Rose, Sam Johnson, Jim Lambe, Les Noseworthy, Frank Grant
Call to order : 9:30 a.m.
Minutes of the March 27, 2008 meeting were read by Ed Matthews. It was moved by Bren Rose and seconded by Gerry Cantwell that the minutes be adopted as read; motion carried.
Business Arising :
Sam was congratulated on the arrival of 3 new grandchildren; triplets which is great news.
Ed noted the passing of John Summers’ brother; a condolence card has been sent and condolences were offered.
The list of potential candidates for the Polaris Award was reviewed and it was decided that Robert Parsons would be receiving the Award. Bert Ralph motioned to accept with Lorne Humphries seconding the motion. The list of nominees will be kept for future consideration.
A discussion was held concerning publication of the new book Sentinels of the Strait.
Several gifts have been received including:
green ball $5000 from the Harvey Group
green ball $5000 from the Crosbie Group and
green ball $5000 direct from Alex Crosbie personally
Jerry thanked each of the donors and Les for his invaluable work retaining the history and maintaining the education. The contributions will be acknowledged by letter and include an invitation to the launch of the book. A tax receipt will also be issued.
Murray added that Oceanex and other firms have been approached for donations but he is awaiting an update. Jerry thanked Murray for his efforts.
Jerry Duggan and Gerry Cantwell are in the process of arranging a meeting with the Premier’s Office regards the book and donations. Other Alumni members are welcome to attend but they would like to keep the meeting small.
A discussion ensued on the price of Let There Be Light. It was motioned by Gerry Squires that the price of both books be set at $40 each, this was seconded by Frank Grant.
Books were previously sent to schools as a gift; whether or not to do this with the new book will be decided at a future meeting. Vivid Communications have put a lot of effort into the new book including reformatting the pages and reducing the size from 100 pages to 87 pages which will help reduce printing costs.
The painting of the building at Cape Spear has been confirmed by Ray and PWGC.
Ed sent a letter and the contract to Cape Race for updating and signing. He received word back that the contract included two books on lights and navigation which had never been received by Cape Race Heritage. They also mentioned a Direction Finder which would be added to the contract. Ed will direct Cape Race Heritage to sign the contract without including the books.
Financial Report: Read by Ed Matthews.
Cape Spear Report
green ball Visitors (345) 345.00
green ball Books (37) 1295.00
green ball Posters (9) 45.00
green ball Donations 5.00
green ball Total 1690.00
Cheques written:
green ball Jerry Duggan – meeting expenses 61.73
green ball Gathering Place – donation 250.00
green ball George St – Out Reach Donation 250.00
green ball Vivid Communication – book 2392.21
green ball Wade Kearley – Book 1101.75
green ball Downhome - Ads for Cape Spear 280.69
green ball Munn Insurance – Artworks 1419.00
green ball Murray Smith – Book Postage 69.00
green ball GIC 20144.02
green ball Bank Balance Total as of June 09.2009 19900.41
New Business:
The school art project was a success and will continue in the next school year. Schools visited included St.Andrews, St John Bosco, New Town Elementary and Bell Island. Several students that have worked with Les submitted their work to the Alumni; their school teacher has also submitted it to The Telegram and it may be published in the future.
The NL Branch of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering has donated a plaque for Cape Spear. A discussion ensued as to where to place the plaque in our building. It was decided that the wall facing the entrance would be used (with the resized poster donated by Wade and Co. as a backdrop) as a suitable location. Les will add some artistic work to the background. A letter of thanks will be sent to Wade and Co. Action: Ed
Jerry read out a Thank You card from Sister Sharon Basha of The Gathering Place and provided an informal report of the visit which Jerry and Ed made. Art kits were donated to The Gathering Place and Sister Basha showed Ed and Jerry where the kits were being used; they also had an opportunity to meet with individuals who use the services of the Center.
Ed passed around a postcard which was received from an Australian tourist who had visited Cape Spear and had written when he returned to Australia.
Ray Browne is Acting Assistant Commissioner in John’s absence and was asked if the Alumni could sit on the committee for building works. Ray will check with Real Property. Real Property is looking at the Cape Spear building with a view to handing over ownership of the property to the Alumni with responsibility of service in kind. This could possibly be a 2 year project.
By The Bay Museum in Lewisport would like a donation of a light that is on the site. The base is too rusty but they are interested in the decommissioned light.
Round table
Bert suggested that The Telegram is contacted concerning the Art Project. He also suggested that next year the project includes visits to St Peters in Mt Pearl; Hazelwood is also scheduled for September. Bert will speak to St Peters concerning their visit. Action: Bert
Frank thanked Jerry and Ed for their visit to The Gathering Place; it was very well received.
Lorne suggested that the Alumni contact Channel 9 with a view to doing a show on the alumni. He also thanked the members for their hard work.
Gerry Cantwell informed the group that the books have been moved to Cape Spear. Gerry also noted that he spoke with Bonnie Hutchings in relation to Lobster Cove Head as she has an interest in similar projects and they would like to promote connections. Gerry also thanked Les for his work on such a beautiful book and asked if the launch of the book could relate back to the north coast? This will be discussed in more detail at a later time.
Les attended the plaque presentation arranged by The NL Branch of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering and opened a discussion concerning “advertising” Cape Spear at other National Park sites (perhaps the base of Signal Hill or the Interpretation Centre?); this will be discussed at a future meeting.
Ed noted that things are going very well at Cape Spear and thanked John Summers for his work and interest at the Cape.
Bert asked if the book can be printed with the money and donations that have been received to date. Response The book committee will meet again and will decide once the final cost for the book has been received. This was moved by Murray Smith and seconded by Jerry Squires.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 11:00 hours.
The next meeting will be held on September 25, 2009, 9:30 a.m. at the Cape Harrison Room

Minutes CCGAA Meeting
September 25, 2009

Cape Harrison Room, SSB
In Attendance: Ed Matthews, Jerry Duggan, Gerry Squires, Bert Ralph, Gerry Cantwell, Sam Johnson, Les Noseworthy, Gordon Butler, Harold Chubbs, Norman Porter, John Summers, Tony Fitzgerald
Call to order : 9:30 a.m.
Jerry introduced and welcomed Tony Fitzgerald to the Alumni.
Minutes of the June 2009 meeting were read by Ed Matthews. It was moved by Norman Porter and seconded by Harold Chubbs that the minutes be adopted as read; motion carried.
Business Arising:
Jerry Duggan and Gerry Cantwell attended a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Education concerning the forthcoming publication of the new book Sentinels of the Strait. The meeting was very successful and resulted in a contribution from the Provincial Government of $15,000 towards the project.
It was proposed that once the book is published, one copy of the new book is donated to each school in the Province; the books will be sent to the Province who in turn will distribute them. Bert Ralph moved and Harold Chubbs seconded the motion.
A discussion concerning The Polaris Award was deferred to the next meeting.
Financial Report: Read by Ed Matthews.
Cape Spear (To September)
green ball Visitors (2275) 2,275.00
green ball Books (49 @ $35) 1,715.00
green ball Books (44 @ $40) 1,760.00
green ball Posters (75) 375.00
green ball Donations 15.00
green ball Total $6,140.00
Cheques written:
green ball Jerry Duggan – school expenses 65.51
green ball Wade Kearley – Book 1,356.00
green ball GIC 20,249.42
green ball Bank Balance Total as of September 23.2009 $24,069.98
New Business:
Ed informed members that Chris McCarthy, son of Aiden McCarthy of Cape Race was missing from The Gypsy Mist and presumed drowned. Regrets were expressed.
Ed informed members that the interest rate on the GIC has dropped as of September 28th, 2009 and the rate for the next 15 months, if locked in, will be 1%; if the rate is not locked in then it reduces to 0.45%. Harold Chubbs moved to lock in the new rate, Norman Porter seconded. Action: Ed Matthews
Murray Smith is away at present but sent in copies of Lighthouses of NL notebooks that he would like members to review and discuss at the next meeting.
At Andrews Elementary School telephoned to say thank you for the Art Session and to ask if Les could return for a future lesson. It was decided that a return visit is possible and will be arranged. Action: Jerry Duggan
Burt tried to connect with St Peter’s Elementary to make appointment to discuss the possibility of having an Art Session at the school but has not received a reply; will leave for them to contact us.
Jerry Duggan confirmed that a $500 donation will be made to Memorial University for the 2010 – 2011 year.
Ed Matthews thanked Gerry Cantwell for obtaining wood from the railings at Cape Race; this wood will be used to make a pen which will be in use for the book launch.
Round Table:
John Summers informed the Alumni that Big Brothers Big Sisters had a Grade 4 group visit Cape Spear and asked if Les and the members working with him could meet with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the future. John also asked if photos taken during Les’s school visits could be sent to Cape Spear for display as many of the children visit the museum to look for their work. Action: Les
Les thanked everyone for their contribution to the book with a special thanks to Gordon Butler for editing and Harold Chubbs for his contribution. Les had a meeting with Wade Kearley and is very pleased with the quality of the book and believes 1500 copies will sell easily.
Les also confirmed that the Premier is aware of the new book and a formal invitation will go out to him to attend the launch once the book is printed.
Gerry Cantwell thanked Sean Tibbo for helping to retrieve wood from the rail inside the old tower and informed the group that the mantle from the fireplace is available for display; Gerry has this put aside for safe keeping.
With regards to the Surgeons Cove Head light – Lewisport has authority over the lens with the Alumni having authority over the light but if Lewisport maintain the property then they have authority. Paul Langdon moved in 2007 and not sure what has been done since that time – Paul Bowering will call Jerry Duggan to discuss. If the light goes to By The Bay Museum it is still the property of the CCG Alumni but on loan to the Museum. Action: Jerry Duggan/Paul Bowering
Bert asked if the building had been painted yet. Gerry Cantwell stated that Real Property have the work on their agenda but it has not yet been done due to funding issues.
Jerry Duggan confirmed that Hazelwood has been scheduled for an Art visit October 5, 6 and 7th; there may also be an upcoming visit to St Andrews.
Round Table concluded - it was agreed that the next meeting (Christmas Cheer) will be held on December 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Belle Bay Room, NAFC, White Hills.

Minutes CCGAA Meeting
December 11, 2009

Belle Bay Boardroom, NAFC
In Attendance: Robert Adams, Melvin Burt, Gordon Butler, Gerry Cantwell, Jerry Duggan, Sam Johnson, James Lambe, Les Noseworthy, Norman Porter, Bert Ralph, Brendan Rose, Murray Smith, Gerald Soper, John Summers, Greg Twining
Call to order : 9:30 a.m.
Jerry Duggan called the meeting to order; apologies were sent from Ed Matthews who was unable to attend.
Minutes of the September 2009 meeting were read by Jerry Duggan.
Business Arising:
Jerry Duggan informed members that the Polaris Award will be presented at the CCG Immediate Award Ceremony to be held at Southside Base at 9:30 a.m., December 17th; all Alumni are welcome and seats will be available.
Jerry Duggan confirmed that as agreed at September’s meeting, a cheque for $500 was presented to Memorial University of Newfoundland as a donation from the CCGAA.
Murray Smith stated that he is waiting on a quote for the Lighthouse Notebooks. The discussion on ordering notebooks was deferred until the quote is received.
New Business:
Jerry Duggan read out the Financial Report and the Cape Spear report.
Bea Noel provided the Alumni with literature (including Echo magazine) which may provide contact information for upcoming retirements. The magazine was passed around for member’s review.
The Evening Telegram covered the Alumni’s Art project; the clip from The Telegram was passed around for members.
Round Table:
Les Noseworthy thanked John Summers for his work at Cape Spear. Les passed around a thank you card he had received which recognized John’s contribution to the Cape.
Gordon Butler noted that the Coast Guard was created in 1962 to address the need of mariners.
Bert Ralph sent congratulations on behalf of the Alumni to Jim Lambe on his 80th birthday. Bert also put forward a motion to donate $250 to the CBC/Community Sharing Foodbank; the motion was seconded by Greg Twining.
Gerry Cantwell gave an update on the accident which took place at the storage facility located near the CN Building. There was some damage but it is difficult to get into the facility at the present time, Real Property will be completing the repairs.
Murray stated he was awaiting news from Ed concerning Cape Race and ownership. He also put forward a motion to acquire writing tablets which was seconded by Greg Twining.
Greg Twining spoke of the Heritage project in New Perlican and gave thanks to the Alumni from the group for their research and hard work.
Jerry Duggan informed the group that Gerry Cantwell will be retiring as of December 23. Jerry gave thanks from the Alumni for Gerry’s continuous assistance and wished him good luck for the future.
There has not been a date set for the launch of the new book; there may be a launch held in St John’s as well as the Strait.
Round Table concluded - it was agreed that the next meeting will be held on March 26, 2010 9:30 a.m. at the Cape Harrison Room, SSB.
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