Next Meeting is on a Tuesday,
probably at the High Country Lodge.


Hear reports of the past year and plans for the future
months as we head towards the 100 year Anniversary of
Dingman #1 -- on May 14, 2014 at the Turner Valley
Gas Plant.




Invitation for tea on
May 14, 2014
to celebrate the 100th Anniversary
of the first oil well in Alberta


TVOS Minutes March 04 2014
In Attendance: Chair Sandra Farr Jones, Vice Chair Diane Rosvold,
Sharlene Brown, Jim McCreary, Joy Hinman,

Agenda:
Play update
Tea update
Herald Piece
June Danforth letter
Report from Mayor Tuck:
Celebration update

Accept the minutes of the previous meeting: Not Availale

Treasurers Report: NA

Times of Shows as per the Playwright:
Wednesday 5 pm,
Friday 7.30pm,
Sunday 3 pm

As it is the desire for the Society to host a sponsored Dinner theatre on Friday May 16th,
Diane will seek funding, and caterers for this to happen.
At the Big government meeting there was suggested interest by representatives of Oil and Gas industry.
Ticket Prices will be set at 25.00 each, more for dinner theatre.
Discussion on photo for advertising processing approved in principal.

Tea update: will be serving Strawberry Shortcake- Sandra will organize the bakers
Diane R will do the strawberries.
Posters will be dispersed by Jim M
Cost for Valley Neighbours Club 50.00 fee for clean up.
Jim will contact Joy with all the information, as Joy is first point of contact for the Tea.

Herald Piece: Joy will be point of contact for the Calgary Herald article on the Plant Site.
June Danforth Letter re copywrite: The Turner Valley Oilfields Society has been given full authority to own the copywrite of Light of the Flare as per the signed letter of the remaining authors of the Light of the Flare.

Report from Mayor Tuck: the province is not helping in anything at the site.

The Play update by Sharlene Brown
Flare and Derrick Hall in Turner Valley needs follow up to ensure proper booking dates. The date which need to be booked are May 10 to 17 inclusive.

Grant application for facility reduction needs to be completed- Sandra

If a presentation to TV council is needed, Jim M and Sandra FJ will be presenting on our behalf.

Motion: That TVOS moves ahead with the production schedule and move ahead with the production and direction of Centennial,
The production written and directed by Sharon Pollock and we will raise monies via donations, grants, and various other means to fundraise. Joy Hinman- unanimously carried.

The production of Centennial will be held in conjunction with the provincial celebration of the TV Gas Plant on May 14th, 2014

Centennial Tea: a formal tea will be organized by the members of TVOS to be held in conjunction with the May 14 2014 celebration. Book the Valley Neighbours Club from noon – 2.30pm. The tea will be donation based. Cake Tea and coffee will be served. Music by Tom??

Invitation to the Celebration list: Dianne sent in invites which were request via the Provincial Government, Joy was to add some of those names as well- list of the venerable old friends needs to be supplied.
Sandra will do letter to editor or press release regarding the play.
In the Light of the Flares: copyright issue.
Joy will be researching contacts with the Light of the Flare to request to use first 250 pages for some sort of memorabilia of the Centennial, as per David Finches request.
Adjourn 9.12 pm
Sandra



Annual General Meeting
November 28, 2013
High Country Lodge
10AM

Present: Sandra Farr-Jones
Barb Froud
Sharlene Brown
Diane Rosvold
Kelly Tuck
Margaret Newby
Maxine Buechert
Earl Martin
Marg. Straub
Maureen Nelson
Joy Hinman
Brian Duclos
Mick Mulloy

Meeting called to order by Sandra.
Agenda: Sharlene move to accepted agenda with additions to New Business. Carried.
Minutes: 2012 AGM minutes accepted as circulated. Moved by Sharlene. Carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Accepted as presented. Moved by Marj. Carried.
Old Business: All dealt with.
New Business:
1. Joy - we need a list of local invitees for May 14, 2014 celebrations. Kelly is sending list to government dept. and will co-ordinate with Sandra.

2. David Finch suggestion via email of reproducing part of “In the Light of the Flares” for re-sale.
Discussion.
Item tabled for further consideration.

Sandra left the meeting. Sharlene now in chair.

3. Election of Officers: Sandra will continue in 2014 as chair.
Vice Chair: Diane Rosvold
Secretary: Sharlene Brown
Treasurer: Barb Froud (with proviso - this is absolutely the last year)
All officers acclaimed.

Motion by Mike to thank the Board for their services. 2nd by Maureen. Carried.

4. Auditing Books: Maureen will check with Jim Lawton - accountant for cost, etc. and report to next regular meeting. Moved by Joy 2nd by Sharlene. Carried.

5. 2014 celebrations: Kelly advises that Katherine Whalley will appoint an Event Co-ordinator some time in January 2014. She will need a list of any volunteers to send to her. Further discussion of TVOS planned events. Sharon Pollock has January 15 contract date for completion of draft of play. Discussion of production.

6. We should try to hire Allan Boss of Okotoks Performing Arts Centre for $1,000.00 to produce play.
Moved by Joy, 2nd by Maxine. Carried. Sandra to call Sharon to arrange this.

7. Bar U ranch historic site has contacted Sharlene regarding borrowing artefacts from us for their 2014 Dingman #1 anniversary display. Discussion.
Sharlene to invite whoever they want to send to our next meeting to discuss what they want to borrow.

Meeting adjourned at 11:07am.
Moved by Barb. Carried.

Next regular meeting will be JANUARY 14, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Lodge.


Respectfully submitted by
Diane Rosvold






TURNER VALLEY OILFIELD SOCIETY
MINUTES 
APRIL 29, 2013
HIGH COUNTRY LODGE, BLACK DIAMOND


Called to order at 7:35pm

Present:  
Sandra Farr-Jones, Chair
Sharlene Brown, Vice Chair
Barb Froud,  Treasurer
Diane Rosvold, Secretary
Marj Straub
Maxine Bueckert
Jim McCreary
Joy Hinman
David Finch
Mick Mulloy
Brian Duclous

Introduction of David’s guests

Agenda:  items added 
Maxine - 	museum
Sharlene - school play production
   Home Oil donation
Joy - Town of Turner Valley new logo

Marj motion to approve agenda, 
second Sharlene. Carried

Approval of Minutes:  
Moved by Sharlene, second by Joy. Carried

Treasurer’s Report:  
Covers October, 2012 to March, 2013.  
Motion to approve as submitted. Moved by Marj, 
seconded by Joy. Carried.

Correspondence:
Barb has 3 letters from people wishing to be involved 
in the oral history.

Report from the Chair:
Sandra has contacted the high school drama teacher, but nothing firm yet.  
Also emailed other local writers but no response.  
Further discussion of the centennial play project brought out 
other suggestions.  
Using oral history tapes to base the story line on (Sharlene).  
David F. knows a woman who would transcribe at an hourly rate. 
Sandra also described the idea from the Rosebud theatre of 
their quilting play.

Business Arising:
1.  Doug Lonsdale has agreed to drive his antique truck in the parade again 
and to carry the derrick.  Jim will check to make sure signs and 
banner are available.  
Jim will be the passenger to represent TVOS.

2.  Oral history.  Marj and Maxine will interview each other.  
One interview has been done by Joy.  Now we have other volunteers 
to be interviewed as per the recent 
correspondence.

3.  The TVOS owned painting that hung in the old town office 
is hanging in the new town office location.  
Sandra picked up Maxine’s picture from the town and returned 
it to Maxine.
Maxine described location of Mercury plant and community to 
the guests. Jim pointed out that there is no way to sign 
the location.

New Business:
Joy- article in Western Wheel describing the new “branding” 
of  Town of Turner Valley.  
The fact that it gets rid of the derrick logo is upsetting.

Maxine would like to see the oilfield history on display not 
shut away in storage at 
the Plant.  We need our own museum.

Sharlene would like to know if there is a way to find out 
if the AB government is going to do something.

David F. and Ian Clark did a tour of the Plant last month 
for a historical group from 
Calgary, so there is still interest in seeing the Plant.

Discussion of how to draw attention now to May 14, 2014 and 
what we should do. 
Moved by Joy, seconded by Barb. Carried.  
TVOS should plan a DISCOVERY TEA PARTY for 2014.
David F. suggested media announcement on May 14, 2013 for 2014.  
Barb and Sharlene could write a press release. David knows 
who to talk to at CBC.  
Barb would be point of contact by email, also Diane R. would help out.

Sharlene suggested that TVOS have a table at parade day fair at the 
Flare & Derrick to sell our extra books and advertise the tea 
party with tea bags attached to our derrick imprinted card.  
Cost of table?  Card - 1000, 500 tea bags.  
Help to staple these together, when? 
Moved by Marj, seconded by Maxine. Carried. 

Sharlene has been contacted by Don Ward of the Home Oil social club, 
they will donate another 30 copies of the “Treasure Seekers:…..” , 
and more pictures.  He will deliver to Black Diamond town office.

Sharlene thanked David for coming and bringing guests.

Barb moved meeting adjourned at 8:50pm

Respectfully submitted by
Diane Rosvold, secretary

Please report any errors or omissions.

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TURNER VALLEY OILFIELD SOCIETY
MINUTES OF MAY 18, 2012
HIGH COUNTRY LODGE

ATTENDING:
Sandra Farr-Jones,
Jim McCreary,
Joy Hinman,
Marj Straub,
Diane Rosvold

Meeting called to order at 7:35p.

Agenda approved. Moved by Marj. Carried.

Minutes of last meeting approved. Moved by Joy. Carried.

No financial report.

Old Business:
Joy reported Mr. Landsdale will lend small truck with sides to carry the
derrick in the parade. Truck will be available a few days before the parade.

Discussion on banner for truck.
What it should say: “Dingman Discovery 1914 Celebrate 100 years in 2014”.
Joy to order signs & banner. Jim will recheck at Plant for old signs
and banner and see Mr. Landsdale.

Discussion: Who to drive, who to ride in? Sandra will ask
Jim Deacon & wife. Joy suggests Garry Rowntree.

Discussion re: Murray Knowler volunteer offer.
Pictures at Lodge, Longview pub, TV library, Griffiths Centre.
Diane to respond to offer that TVOS will get back to him with
more details after the parade.

New Business:
Response to meeting with TV council. Sandra and anyone else who
can will attend. Some ideas to share were discussed.
Meeting is on June 5@7pm. This will be the TVOS June meeting,
cancel June 12 meeting.

Oral History: Discussion regarding who to interview.
Each member should do 1 or 2 people. Sandra suggests Maxine to
talk to Mercury people. Ask Dan Ens if he has people to interview.

Town of TV move: Painting in Town council chambers.
Sharlene will see if this can go to the Library.
Archives to move to Plant?
Diane to check on boxes available.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm

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TURNER VALLEY OILFIELD SOCIETY
MINUTES OF MEETING TUESDAY, ARPIL 7, 2012
2:00PM AT THE LODGE


PRESENT: Sandra Farr-Jones, Barb Froud, Sharlene Brown, Jim McCreary, Marj Straub, Maxine, Joy, Maureen, Diane

Agenda with an addition from Joy. Carried.
Minutes of March 13. Moved accepted by Joy. Carried.
No treasurer’s report.

Business Arising:

Sandra sent email letter to Turner Valley Administration that TVOS would be represented at the meeting on May 7 at 6:30pm. Executive should attend and any other members who are interested. Make a presentation to invite a counsellor again.

Thank you letter to Dianne Osberg and Sharlene for arranging and hanging TVOS photo display for Library anniversary celebration. Diane R. to do this.

Discussion re: Maxine’s Mercury Plant picture. We should get this copied. See below.

Joy:
DIGITAL PRESERVING & CATALOGING OF OLD TVOS PHOTOS:
One of our visitors at the library Murray Knowler, suggested that we should have these pictures all photographed and catalogued, and preserved digitally. ln case of a fire or theft, we would at least have a record of them. At first Murray thought he might be able to do it, but, he was talking with two other men – Jack Tonnellier, who lives on Roberts Street in Turner Valley, and Yon Wong, ( 933-3992) who lives in Black Diamond. Mr. Tonnellier is a retired man, who lost his wife last year. He wants to be busy. He has just finished doing a photo history of his families – digitally.
Jack T. heard about the TVOS project, and would like to do it for us. Yon knows him, and is more experienced with scanning and digital photography, and has offered to help Jack Tonnellier if he needs any additional help. We have an offer, but we need to make a decision (motion) and then get back to them, and accept the offer, if that is what TVOS wants to do.

Sharlene suggested we need these men to come to a meeting and make a presentation as to costs to cover supplies, what is involved, when would they do it and what would be done. Moved by Joy TVOS thank them and suggest meeting. Carried. Diane to write letter?

Expenses for parade: Moved by Barb. Carried. Purchase 2 magnetic signs and 1 banner from Signs and Such, if previous ones cannot be found. Joy to call Mr. Landsdale to see if they were left in his truck and also to ask about using truck again.

Moved by Maxine, 2nd Jim Carried. To pay framing invoices.
Oral history:
Maureen and Joy will talk to some interested people at the Lodge, especially Marj Straub.

New Business:

Jim has formulated a question for the candidates forum and was persuaded to present it himself.
“As you are aware, the Turner Valley Gas Plant is a Provincial and National historic site. We think that the continued development to open the site to the public will benefit the area and the Province. The 100th anniversary of the discovery well, Dingman #1 is 2014. Could we please have your thoughts on this?”
Discussion: to invite the local MLA to a meeting after the election.

Ideas to bring to meeting with Turner Valley council for 2014 celebrations: Historic vehicles parade, car show, people in costume of the time. Video production. H.S. drama club devise a play and present it. Parade Day theme for T.V., B.D. Longview 100th anniversary of Dingman #1. Homecoming - partner with Lions club for campground and cooking facilities. This would include all of current communities in Turner Valley Field. Merchandise? Advertising?

Joy brought some artifacts that were received at the Turner Valley Town office. Diane to write thank you letter.
Maxine has 4 photos to see about getting them copied. Other items taken by Sharlene to library cubby.

Secretary to send out notice of next meeting 10 days prior.

NEXT EXECUTIVE MEETING: TOWN OF TURNER VALLEY OFFICE, MONDAY, MAY 7 AT 6:30 PM

NEXT GENERAL MEETING: TUESDAY, MAY 8, 7:30 PM AT THE LODGE.

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Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Minutes of March 13, 2012

Present: Sharlene Brown, Marj Straubb, Maxine Buekert, Joy Hinman and Barb Froud

Meeting called to order by Sharlene at 7:46pm

No formal agenda discussion regarding what we plan to stir up interest

We all need to be on the same page, need to listen to what Turner Valley has to say.

$13 million has been put into the budget for the plant. See Okotoks Western Wheel
article of February 22, 2012 as well as Joy's followup article 2 weeks later.

Need to send Turner Valley our minutes and cc them on any letters regarding the plant

Moved by Joy to invite Turner Valley council to participate with a representative on the Turner Valley Oilfield Society, carried. Joy's motion to be included in the letter. Joy would like to see the letter prior to it being sent to the town.

Do we want to send an article to the Gateway Gazette and Western Wheel to announce the oral history program?

Suggested that maybe we should do something like an art history walk - photographic history at the library. Sharlene will speak with the chair, maybe we could have a donation jar? We would need to ask about that. It would be nice to send out well crafted invitations to people like the Petroleum Club.

FYI - there has been a tour at the plant for grade 2 students.

Need to send thank you to Ian for him coming to our meeting.

Need to put something together for the upcoming parades - Black Diamond, Okotoks and Longview. Joy will contact Doug Langsdel for the truck and see if a trailer is available.
Need 2 magnet signs and a couple of banners

Does Turner Valley have a truck and trailer that we could use. Sharlene will speak with Kelly about this. Sharlene will write letter to council Barb will put it on letterhead

With the provinical election being called we need to find out from all parties if they are willing to have the gas plant remain a priority. All parties to get the same letter.

If we send letters to John Barlow and Danielle Smith we need to make sure we cc the Town of Turner Valley.

Moved by Jim to approve the mintues of February 7, 2012 with the amendment of the Treasurer's Report dates being Sept 2011 - Dec 2011 and Jan 2012, carried

Meeting adjourned 8:42 pm
Next meeting April 17th
7:30 pm
High Country Lodge, Black Diamond
Notice to go out to everyone as a reminder 10 days ahead of time


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Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Meeting of February 7, 2012

By Barb Froud in Turner Valley Oilfield Society

High Country Lodge

Black Diamond, AB

Present: Sandra Farr-Jones, Joy Hinman, Barb Froud, Sharlene Brown, Maxine Buekert, Marj Straub, Sharon Hart (BD alternative rep), Jim McCreary, Diane Rosvold.

Guest: Ian Clark, Directors of Southern Operation. Culture and Community Services. Government of Alberta

Meeting called to order by Sandra (chair) at 7:40pm

Approval of abbreviated agenda. Carried

Approval of minutes from November meeting, moved by Sharlene. Carried

Approval of Treasurer’s report as submitted by Barb. Carried

Correspondence:

Letter from Town of Turner Valley. Sandra will address this.

Response from minister Klimchuck. Significance clarified by Ian.

New Business:

Presentation by Ian Clark

Discussion, regarding TVOS to continue with low-key lobbying efforts on behalf of Interpretive centre.

Oral history committee: Sharlene, Joy, Diane

Joy has a preliminary interview on record with the Danforths. This was a test and she asked Barb to copy from stick to disc or another stick so the original can be returned. This subcommittee will continue their efforts.

Next meeting TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, 7:30PM AT THE LODGE

Meeting adjourned by Sandra at 9:30pm. Carried

Please report any errors or omissions at the next meeting.

Diane Rosvold

Secretary

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Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Minutes of November 17, 2011

By Barb Froud in Turner Valley Oilfield Society

High Country Lodge

Meeting called to order at 7: 35pm

Present: Sandra Farr-Jones, Jim McCreary, Marj Straub, Maxine Buekert, Joy Hinman, BD council rep. Jim Deacon, Diane Rosvold

Moved by Joy to approve Agenda with the following additions: Joy on donation, Sharlene’s letter to Ian Clark, Sandra on Conoco Philips. Carried.

Marj moved to approve minutes of September 12 with the following correction:

Sandra and Sharlene to find out if Conoco Phillips and Legacy Oil and Gas are willing to work with the provincial government on a P3 solution for the plant site.

Carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

Valley Gas door. Town of TV would pick this up, but we could only take it if the piece of pipe was also removed. Jim McCreary to check on this.

Sandra re: pictures at Longview Bar. Jim Deacon will look into this and cost out copying.

Red Kennedy interview disc at Library and in cubby. List of what is currently in cubby from Joy.

INVENTORY AT SHEEP RIVER LIBRARY - CUBBY #6 FOR T.V.O.S.

November 17, 2011

1 box trifold TVOS Brochures & business-size cards (Designed by Maureen Nelson & Sharlene Brown.)

3 sets Red Kennedy interview, by David Finch. 3 CD’s to each set.( Originals at Glenbow Archives.)

1 set of 6 audio cassette tapes “Roughnecks,Wildcats and Doodlebugs.” Produced by CKUA

1 CD disk of “Roughnecks, Wildcats and Doodlebugs” (probably audio CD)

1 cassette tape “Turner Valley ‘78”

2 cassette tapes – unknown content

1 VHS (video tape) “TURNER VALLEY”

1 VHS (video tape) “TURNER VALLEY, THE STORY OF OIL”

3 VHS (video tapes) “HELL’S HALF ACRE”

2 VHS tapes (on Fujifilm tape. (unknown content)

1 DVD disk “THE STORY OF OIL”

1 DVD disk “A SALUTE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE EUB.”

2 micro floppy disks 3.5” square – for an old computer. (unknown contents)

Oral history project: Diane, Sharlene & Joy need to schedule a meeting and report to next board meeting.

Mercury Plant: Maxine has no more meetings scheduled. Discussion.

NEW BUSINESS:

New member Dan not here tonight.

Facebook site ok.

Conoco Philips - Sandra can’t ask for money from them until government program and financing firmed up.

4 pictures donated by Joanne & Graham Waldenburg of Calgary, Alberta

Joy to find out about authenticity and putting them into new frames.

Jim McCreary suggested Johnny McKay might have some more pictures.

Jim brought VHS and tapes Roughnecks, Wildcats and Doodle bugs to put into Library cubby.

Joy to put into cubby manual of Historic Sites and Museums Collection Policy 2009. (See above for complete list).

Sharlene sent letter to Ian Clark on Nov. 7, 2011 Ian called Jim on Nov. 16 to tell him there would be a meeting with the government within 6 weeks. So interpretive centre might be going ahead.

A suggestion to use the old post office building was discussed. Jason Spicer owns this, would like to make a presentation, would cost $500/month. Can’t do this right now.

Sharlene can’t come to meetings on the 3rd week of the month. We will schedule meetings for the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next meeting January 10, 2012, tentative, subject to change.

Sandra adjourned the meeting at 8:50pm

Respectively submitted by

Diane Rosvold

Secretary

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Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Annual General Meeting
October 17, 2011

Black Diamond Town Office
7:30pm

Present: Sandra Farr-Jones, Jim McCreary, Barb Froud, Joy Hinman, Maxine Bueckert, Diane Rosvold

Welcome
Meeting called to order at 7:40pm

Moved by Joy to approve the Agenda as presented, carried.

Moved by Jim to approve the Minutes of the September 23, 2010 Annual General Meeting, carried.

Moved by Barb to approve Financial Statements as presented. She will send the copies to the appropriate provincial and federal society agencies. Carried.

Update from the Chair
-During the past year we have transcripts of the oral history tapes from the Glenbow archives through Joy, who also got digital copies of the Red Kennedy tapes a copy of which is in the Sheep River Library available for loan. The Cubby’s in the Library are in use for these copies. Joy let us know that it costs $12 to copy each of the original tapes.
- The Home Oil Ladies group has disbanded and donated $2,900 and 17 pictures to the Oilfield Society. Thirteen of these pictures are hanging in the Lodge. Sharlene to locate the other 4. All will need to be added to inventory.
- Objectives for 2012 include:
1. Obtaining oral histories from local residents.
2. Try to contact those who have moved away. People who might know are Bob Dennis, Dick Toews, June Danforth.
3. Contact new Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, Heather Klimchuk.
4. Work on a program of shared funding, P3, private, public (government) partnership.
Moved by Barb to approve the Chair’s report as presented.


New Business:
Moved by Sandra that we change the meeting date back to the 3rd Thursday of the Month. Carried.
Election of officers: Slate to remain the same as Jim has already handed back Treasurer to Barb Froud. Chair: Sandra Farr-Jones, Vice-Chair: Sharlene Brown, Secretary: Diane Rosvold, Treasurer: Barb Froud,. Bank authority the same.

Old Business:
Tile is up in the Library, looks very pretty
Auditor is finished.
Jim McCreary tapes/VHS?
History project?
Maxine re: work with Mecury Plant Ladies? We need a definite plan to do something before she will approach them. More here?

Moved by Barb meeting adjourned at 8:35pm
No BD councillor available to lock up unless we leave now.

EVERY ONE MUST PAY THEIR DUES FOR THIS YEAR

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT THE LODGE

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Turner Valley Oilfield Society

Minutes of Sept 12, 2011


Present: Sandra Farr Jones, Marj Straub, Maxine Bueckert, Jim McCreary, Joy Hinman, Barb Froud

Meeting called to order by Sandra at 7:30PM

Moved by Jim to approve the agenda as amended with the following:

remove Introduction of guests

Under old business

a) change Kelly Tuck to Business Arising

add f) 2004 Town of Turner Valley letter

Under New business

add g) sign removal

carried

Moved by Marj to adopt the minutes of July 11, 2011 as presented, carried

Moved by Jim to adopt the treasurers report from June to August 2011 as presented, carried

Barb advised that Shirley Campbell will be one of the people to review the

Turner Valley Oilfield Society Financial records for 2010

Correspondences:

August 2011 Letter to Sheep River Library with the donation of the 3 CD disks on Red Kennedy's interview with David Finch that accompanied the donation

Message sent to Conoco Phillips requesting a form to request funding from them has been sent waiting for the person responsible to return from holidays

AAAP Insurance letter received regarding Turner Valley Council Committees ? take to Sharlene for input

Sandra sent a letter to Bob Dennis to acknowledge the Kent Meter that he donated to us and not the province. Government has picked it up and is storing

Old Business:

Business Arising:

Valley Gas Door ? Jim doesn't know if Randy has picked up, he will check

Need to check with Sharlene to see if thank you went out to Noreen Chambers

Sandra has not done anything with pictures at Longview bar

Workshop ? check with Sharlene

Centennial ? speak with Kelly at the next meeting

Library Update

Donation ? 1 copy of the 3 CD disk interview of Alfred “Red” Kennedy by David Finch has been given to the library

Cubby has been set up in there are the business cards and brochures along with

other 3 CD disk interviews of Red Kennedy and a note book of what has been included and signed out

Oral History ? Although Joy, Sharlene and Diane were unable to get together over the summer booklets have been prepared, questions are ready as well as the release. Joy to contact Sharlene about the fellow from the Eagle that is interested in the work

Mercury Plant ? The Mercury group has been unable to get together in September. Maxine will be bringing them up to speed on information. Maxine would like to see a museum in the downtown area. Barb advised her that if the building has been closed and it becomes a change of use we would have to bring that building up to code as a public building. We need to consider that if we do do something it might give the province the opportunity to not do anything more at the plant site.

Sharlene did some checking on the use of the basement at Black Diamond town office which might have been available for 6 months but there would have to be a councilor there every time it was open and didn't feel that that was possible. Old Post office in Black Diamond is also available for $700 per month. Downey property on main street is also available. Maxine to find out if Conoco Phillips and Legacy Oil and Gas are willing to work with the provincial government to see if a P3 solution could be possible for the plant site

Books Shirley Campbell from the town is willing to be one of the two people to do the review of the books. Barb delivered to her today.

New Business:

Facebook Site: Barb advised that we have a facebook site that you can become a member just log onto your page and in the search put in Turner Valley Oilfields Society, ask to be a member and Barb will confirm you. At the present time we have 19 members some old residents from the area that live elsewhere now but are interested in what is going on, also members from the US just interested.

New Member Dan Enns is interested in being a member. He is especially interested in the history project and is willing to help find financing for the interpretive center from the insurance industry that deals with oil and gas as well as personal. Dan has already sent in his membership and fees.

Space for artifact costs ? no $ requirement for use of cubbies but they would except if we did send them something and be thankful

Change of focus for TVOS ? if we were to develop a museum somewhere other than on the plant site we would possibly need to change our objectives in the bylaws as they are specific to the plant site.

Grants We can access grants like community spirit but it would need to be when we have something together where we needed a grant

TV Letter of 2004 Joy came across a letter from the Town of Turner Valley from 2004 to the Minister of Alberta Community Development where the residents were encouraging the provincial government to address the is issues for the reclamation of the plant site and was wondering if it was time that something similar goes out to the residents to do the same for the interpretive center construction. Suggested to bring forward to Kelly at our AGM

Moved by Sandra that Barb and Richard Froud be given a $100 dinner gift certificate for somewhere of their choice for all the time that Barb puts in extra carried

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM

Next meeting AGM October 17, 2011

Black Diamond Town offfice

7:30PM

Reminder that all of our meetings to be the 2nd Monday of each month.
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Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Minutes of July 11, 2011

Present: Jim McCreary, Joy Hinman, Marj Straubb, Maxine Breckert, Norma Ronesch, Sandra Farr Jones, Sharlene Brown and Barb Froud

Meeting called to order by chair Sandra Farr Jones at 7:40 pm

Moved by Barb to approve the minutes of April 18, 2011 as presented, carried unanimously

Discussion regarding the net loss per month from Joy's question. Barb advised that we brought in deposit interest for $1.10 and had to pay for website hosting for $34.85 leaving a loss for the month for $33.75. Barb advised that most months are a lost, we need to find a way to bring in money on a monthly basis. Moved by Sharlene to approve the treasurer's reports for March, April and May 2011 as presented, carried unanimously.

Mercury Plant – Maxine advised that the road is presently owned by Marie Deval. She would prefer not to put the sign on her property to stop any possible liability. We do have the possible option of putting the sign up with the historical school program that the province is now undertaking. Maxine will take the information to the Maxine ladies group and see what they think they would like to see happen. We could probably apply for grants to help come up with the funds of approximately $15,000 to cover the cost of the sign. We do have connections to make the sign happen with the school program

Sharlene went to visit Noreen Chambers today July 11, 2011 from the Home Oil Historical Society and returned with 15-20 framed pictures. She advised that they also have reel to reel films that were offered to us as well and a home oil employee directory she will be sending to us which could help us with the oral history.

Sharlene also returned with a bank draft from them for $2915.65 as they closed down their society in May of 2011 and felt that we should have the funds. Need to send out a thank you to them to:

Noreen Chambers, 1718 – 25A St SW, Calgary, AB. Barb to check with government to see how to handle the donation seeing that the home oil historical society no longer exists. Might be an idea to put some of the pictures that we just received from Home Oil here at the lodge, also at the library and possibly the hospital. Sharlene will check on the lodge tomorrow. Pictures to be labeled Property of Turner Valley Oilfield Society – Donated by Home Oil Historical Society July 11, 2011 Reference # HO01 - HO20

Valley Gas Door – Jim has asked Randy from the Town of Turner Valley to pick up the door. The new owner had previously stated that he would store it for us if we picked up the pipe in trade. Jim will follow up with this.

Library Cubbies – These are not very big. Joy has the key at the moment. We could put the reel to reel tapes in there for safe keeping. They are asking for an annual donation. Joy to ask what other groups are offering for a donation. We will decide on this in September

Sandra feels that we should probably inquire if we could make copies of the pictures that are on display at the Longview Bar

Kennedy Tapes have been copied, Barb supplied 4 copies of each of the 3 tapes. One set to go to the Library for their use. Joy will take to the library and put the rest in the cubbies. Jim will meet with Joy at the Library to put the copies of the tapes that he has at home in the cubby. Joy to see if the library will control our key and have a sign out so we don't need to make more copies.

Donation Receipts – For cash donations

As pictures re donations

Turner Valley Oilfield Society

July 11, 2011 – Page 2

For in kind donations the above plus the following:

As picture re donation 2

Barb also advised that if we have in kind donations of time we would have to pay the donor and by their choice they would have to return what we paid then we could give them a receipt for the donation.

Sharlene suggested that maybe we should attend a workshop on the subject that the government does in the rural area.

We need to make up a receipt template for everyone to have a copy of.

Oral History – Basic form for interview and permission forms ready.

Sharlene has had contact with Charlie Brown from AM 1140 who is interested in doing interviews on his show. He is willing to help out with sound and recording equipment. Sharlene feels that we should be ready to go for September. Once everything is well organized Joy is prepared to go back to the high school to see if a couple of students would like to take on the oral history as a project

Correspondences

Received a reply from the Town of Turner Valley regarding our letter of April 27, 2011 where in it Mayor Tuck responds to the question of no councilor from Turner Valley sitting on the Oilfields Society explaining that in 2009, Mr. Glen Pittman did an Organizational Analysis of Turner Valley and advised them that the number of committees and boards that the council participated in was excessive. Council considered the effectiveness, burn-out factors and future attraction of the best qualified people to run for council and through the process eliminated representation on this committee as well as others.

2014 Centennial question – Council has contacted Minister Blackett and they will be sending a delegation to Edmonton to discuss the Centennial with him. Sharlene will speak with Mayor Tuck to see if there is any further information on the meeting with the minister.

Regarding the Derrick – Mayor Tuck advised that it is now back in its place in council chambers. She also advises that the smaller replica is stored at the Forestry Building and all of the historic photographs are being reframed and will be hung as a story wall in the town office.

Sharlene and Sandra to discuss and sort out what needs to be done for the AGM in September and advise at our next meeting.

Moved by Sandra to adjourn meeting at 8:30pm

Reminder that all of our meetings to be the 2nd Monday of each month.

Next meeting September 12, 2011

7:30 pm

High Country Lodge Library




Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Minutes of meeting
April 18, 2011

Present: Sandra Farr-Jones, Chair
Diane Rosvold, sect.
Barb Froud, Treas.
Jim McCreary
Sharlene Brown
Marj Straub
Joy Hinman
Maxine Breckert
Sharon Hart, Town of BD rep.

Moved by Joy to approve the agenda with the following additions:
1 Home Hardware building rental
2 Cubbys at Library
3 Carried.

Moved by Barb that the minutes be adopted as presented. Carried.
Treasurer's report tabled to next meeting.

Old Business:
1 Artifacts for Library. Jo has returned to us a list of items they would be interested in displaying. The items can be viewed on the website, but not listed under the same numbers. Board has approved this loan providing the Library can produce an insurance rider to cover. Sharlene to check this out.
2 Items are in storage on the Plant site and a key is available at the Town of Turner Valley office. The Library has not responded to the question of the derrick model.

2 Oral history. Diane submitted a draft for discussion. Joy played a portion of the Red Kennedy interview from the original oral history project done by David Finch. Sharlene has spoken to David Finch and he would be happy to assist with question process. Joy to find out from Glenbow the cost of copying all tapes to disc for TVOS use. Barb will burn CD copies of the interviews Joy has already obtained from the Glenbow. She will get the discs from Sharlene who will be reimbursed. These can be distributed to interested parties for listening. One set to be given to the Library for their grand opening. Sign up sheet and contact person for distributing loaned out discs. Moved by Joy that Barb make 5 copies. Carried.
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4 STACS. Still a problem. Sharlene has not yet spoken to Phil Cadman.
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6 Sandra brought up possibility of using the old Home Hardware building for storage and a display, museum. Discussion. Because the building is for sale and could be sold at any time it is not feasible to move everything there, set up, then have to dismantle and move out again. Barb to see if she can find out who owns it and the likelihood of some arrangement.

5 Mercury Plant. Maxine has landowner's name and number, but calls are not being returned.
6 She hopes to begin fund raising and TVOS will set up a separate bank account for these donations. Sharlene provided grant applications to Maxine. Sharlene will talk to MD about signage as the site is off the road and should be indicated. Maxine also noted that the MD has begun a project to mark all old schools Sharlene to find out where the funding is coming from, might be of use to TVOS.

6 Development plans for the Plant. Sharlene spoke to this by email after the TVOGG open house on Thursday, April 14. This excerpt is included here, also Barry Williamson's comments and proposal.
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8 Our mandate of the TVOS is to have the Interpretative centre at the TV Gas Plant. Recently we have articles in the Calgary Herald, the Town of Turner Valley (Barry Williamson) is in support of establishing and show casing the gas plant and letters from the Town have been forwarded to the ministers office.


I was speaking with briefly about the grand plans of TVOS and the 2014 celebration (hopefully) with the attendees of the show case this evening and maybe we could solicited assistance with letters and input from the companies working in and around our area.

Can we please add to the agenda hosting a meeting (not at the lodge) with invited guest of these particular organizations, possible with Alberta Historic Resources in attendance as well to establish an official lobbying plan to have the TV gas plant development plan recognized by the Alberta Government and a move ahead direction to have the plant site re-opened in some form for the 2014 celebration of Dingman 1 and 2.
thanks for listening
Sharlene


The TVOGG Open House was very well attended the other evening and for this area is very encouraging in terms of turn-out and the interest taken by the public...allowing for the free beef on a bun!

The idea of engaging the oil and gas community to rally around the TVGP initiative is somewhat already in progress, and is equally somewhat dependent on the Alberta Culture and Community Spirit Ministry making a go forward commitment on the development plan before a meaningful and credible request can be tailored to the oil and gas community. Having said that, I support the idea of TVOS adding to their agenda the role they wish to play in planning for the 2014 centennial celebrations and Sharlene's comments about the oil and gas interest/support.
The Town of Turner Valley is also in the planning process for the centennial celebrations, and recognize that a first step in that plan was to write a letter to the Minister to ascertain direction and position by them such that a reasonable celebration plan can be started with them as a major stakeholder who need to play a leading role?
For clarity, I was at the TVGP tours yesterday, and the first tour was really only the Calgary reporter and David Finch, as it was originally designed for the oil and gas community only without the media...this led to a second and separate tour with the oil and gas group from TVOGG.
Both the mktg rep from ACCS and myself did interviews with the reporter while the other tour proceeded without us - both of us making a case for TVGP as "open for tours" by 2014 and the value to the area?.
Some final comments around the idea of the centennial celebrations and the role of the oil and gas community as it relates to the TVGP, ...suggest that we look to coordinate our efforts between TVOS, TV, ACCS and TVOGG to better understand what is already in play, get status updates on other initiatives and then align a common initiative.
In this capacity, suggest that after TVOS have had their mtg, they look to form a delegation which can be added to the next TVOGG agenda to present your thinking and get feedback at that time from the industry members and ACCS who is a sitting member, and the other municipalities that are represented on TVOGG?
If interested and agree, the next TVOGG mtg is scheduled for May 17 at the TV Fire hall, and runs from 8am to 10am...we can place you at the front of the agenda?
Regards,
B.

Discussion followed and it was decided that Sharlene, Maureen and maybe others would attend the meeting on May 17th to find out how we can all work together to accomplish our goal by 2014.
7.
8. Town of Turner Valley Rep. In order for someone from Council to attend TVOS meetings, the date would have to be the 2nd Monday of the month so as not to interfere with their council meetings. This is agreeable to Sharlene and Sharon who have BD council dates to worry about, and also to the rest of the board.

8. Diamond Valley Parade entry. Moved by Barb that Joy to contact Mr. Londsdowne for antique truck and look for the magnetic sign which might be in her attic. The parade is June 5 and Marj, Jim and Joy would ride in the truck. Carried.

9. Sandra to send letter to Town of Turner Valley asking for representation.

Meeting adjourned at 9pm by Sandra

Next meeting
Monday, June 13
at the Lodge Library

Please communicate any errors or omissions at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully submitted by
Diane Rosvold


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Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Meeting of March 14, 2011
High Country Lodge Library

Present: Sharlene Brown, acting chair. Marj Straubb, Barb Froud, Jim McCreary, Florence Denning, Norma Roenisch, Maxine Buechert, Heather Pfeil, Gerald Pheil, Henrietta Macgregor MacKenzie, Diane Rosvold secretary.

Meeting called to order by Sharlene at 7:30pm.

Agenda move approved as presented by Diane, all in favour.

Minutes of last meeting moved as presented by Diane, all in favour.

Moved by Marj treasurers prepared statements be accepted. Carried.

Old Business

1. The Sheep River Library has requested the use of some of our artifacts for a display shelf in the new building. Discussion.

Resolved that Sharlene send our inventory list to Diane Osberg, Library Board Chair, for perusal. If there is anything they are interested in using we will have further discussion and decide what will suit their purpose.

2. Oral history questions have not been provided as yet. Diane R. agreed to submit a preliminary list of 20 questions for discussion by the board members as soon as possible. Also we will need a proper release form, recording equipment, a solicitation form and an interviewer.

3. Stacs: This was a company that apparently held many items in storage belonging to the Society. This company no longer exists. Sharlene will continue to pursue this problem with Phil Cadman who is the last known link.

Real Storage: Barb has provided a list of charges for using this facility. Charlene is concerned about any additional expense this would involve as the Society has no cash flow.

The Library has offered some cubby space, but this would be wholly insufficient for our current needs.

4. Mercury Plant Marker: Marj and Maxine are continuing to work on this and have obtained more information about the access road and current land ownership around this area. Sharlene will look into any available grants for this project. Further discussion for this ongoing project. Barb agreed to search out the letter of support from the Oilfield Society to the Little Chicago historic site group.

5. Development plans for the Plant: Jim McCreary says there have been no further meetings in the past 3 months and none are currently scheduled.

6. Sandra has sent a letter to Town of Turner Valley council requesting representation from them to our Board and asking about their future plans for the derrick model. Gerald said the letter could be received and reviewed by Council next Monday.

No new business.

Meeting move adjourned by Barb

Next meeting April 18, 7:30pm
Turner Valley Lodge Library


Respectfully submitted by
Diane Rosvold, secretary

Please advise of any errors or omissions at your earliest convenience.



Turner Valley Oilfield Society
Meeting of February 14, 2011
High Country Lodge Library

Present: Sandra Farr Jones, Sharlene Brown, Joy Hinman, Marj Straubb, Maxine Breckert, Barb Froud and Jim McCreary

Meeting called to order by Sandra at 7:21PM

Moved by Sharlene to approve the agenda as presented with the following additions under New Business:
Meeting Night and Time
Library Storage
Mercury Plant Marker
Treasurers Position
Home Oil
carried.

Moved by Joy to approve the minutes of June 24, 2010 as presented, carried
How do we get the minutes and agendas to the lodge? Sandra will speak with Michelle about getting
an email address, otherwise they will have to be mailed.

Moved by Joy to approve the Treasurer's Report as presented.
Bank balance as of January 24, 2011 $8991.24
GIC is at approximately $64,100 as of December 31, 2010 we earned $914.87 in
interest for 2010, carried.

Old Business:
Web Site Update – Pictures are all back up on the site, the descriptions should be up soon.
Since October 2010 we are still having approximately 35,000 hits per month. For the month of February 2011 we have had 20,856 hits until today.

Oil History – We need some questions to use for the interviews. A series of open ended questions to be asked of everyone. Once the interviews are completed they would need to be put onto disc. What do we want the final product to look like? Would like there to be access to both Hard Copy of interviews and Original Voice. Sharlene has supplied a list of possible questions from New Zealand as a place to start. Joy will go through the box this week. Joy to email Sharlene once she gets through the information and then call a meeting to get together to get the questions nailed down. Questions need to be completed by February 28, 2011. Sharlene to make up a registration form that includes a permission slip.

TV School Oilfield History Project – Mr Berrigan is going to start the project after school for the grades 5 and 6 students. Project will be going to Lethbridge in May. He is requesting that someone from our group to speak to the kids. Sharlene and Marj will speak with them on a Tuesday after school. Joy to set up the meeting for either the 1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month and advise Sharlene and Marj.

Development Plans For Plant – Nothing has changed still waiting for the minister. Barb advised that Pat Lothrop was speaking with Ian Clarke at a Travel Alberta presentation and she asked

how business could help to move this along. He advised that business send letters to the ministers. The chamber was advised at their meeting of February 9th and said that they would produce a form letter for the businesses to send out.

Facebook Page – Marj moves that we put up a Facebook page and put info up like the oral history project and support for the development plan of the plant site, carried. Barb to set this up.

Meeting Night and Time – Meetings to be the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm
Sharlene to chair the March meeting at the High Country Lodge Library as Sandra will be out of town.

Calendars – Marj advised that she sold 17 calendars at $10 each

Library Storage – Sharlene will speak with Diane Osberg regarding renting space at the library.

Home Oil Club – Barb has been approached by Noreen Chambers the president of the Home Oil Club in Calgary. They are winding up their group at the end of June and are looking to us to take on their Home Oil Framed pictures and copies of The Treasurer Seekers, the story of Home Oil that are presently in her residents. Barb will speak with Diane to see if we could possibly display the pictures at the new library on the walls then get back to Noreen.

Real Storage Rates – Barb to check on their rates

Stacks – We should find out how much the bill is going to be to get our stuff out. It has been there since prior to Jim becoming involved.

Cataloging Info – Joy advised that she has information

Model Derrick – has been moved down to the plant from the town office. Concerned that
it could be damaged. Moved by Joy that a letter be sent to the Town of turner Valley thanking them for taking care of it for so long and inquiring when it will be returning to the town office for the enjoyment of the town people and visitors. At the same time suggested that an invitation be given to have a rep come to our meetings and advise them we are working on the oral history for the 100th anniversary in 2014. Sandra to write the letter and Sharlene will edit it, carried.

Treasurer's Position – moved by Jim that Barb takes back the treasurer's position. Barb agrees, carried.

Meeting adjourned 8:35pm

Next meeting March 14, 2011
7:30
High Country Lodge Library






2010 Annual General Meeting

Turner Valley Oilfield Society
September 23, 2010
7:30PM
Town of Black Diamond Office
A G E N D A
Welcome

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes of September 24, 2009

Approval of Financial Statements

Update from the Chair

New Business:
Special Resolution – Bylaw Changes
Turner Valley Municipal Heritage Partnership
Library Tiles
Auditor
Elections
Bank Authority

Old Business:
Global Oil Show
History Book
Calendars
Signs and Bench Project

Meeting Adjournment


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