Email Newsletter for November 2008
Greetings from the West Cascade Peace Corps Association!
In this edition of our electronic newsletter, you'll find:
November 14: Our annual meeting and bimonthly potluck at 6pm at 4430 Pinecrest Drive. We will be voting on both officers for the board of directors and changes to the bylaws and constitution for the group. More information on officers and bylaws changes can be found on our Voting Information page: http://westcascadepca.org/voting.html. The program will be presented by Justin Overdevest, the new PC recruiter at the U of O. He'll introduce himself and his
anticipated program and then give us a power point presentation of
his recent PC experience in two countries: the Dominican Republic
and Peru. Bring a dish to share. Paper plates, glasses, and utensils will be provided.
November 22-23: Volunteer Opportunity to help at the Holiday Market. The WCPCA will be selling international calendars and WCPCA shirts at the Holiday Market, Lane County Fairgrounds, on Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd. These RPCV calendars are our main fundraising activity for 2008. We need volunteers willing to work at our table for two hour shifts on these days during the shopping hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you can help, please contact Rolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dorothy at email@example.com. You may also leave a message at WCPCA's phone: 607-4140.
November 30: Volunteer Opportunity to help with take down of the Festival
of Trees. This is a benefit for Cascade Health Solutions, a local non-profit health and wellness organization. This year, the festival will benefit the building of a free-standing hospice to help patients and families of those with terminal illnesses. This volunteer job begins at 6:00pm on Sunday and you will meet at Valley River Inn. If interested, please contact Shannon Micheel via at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. THANKS in advance! This could be a great chance for families to participate together in a wonderful volunteer opportunity!
December 11: Board Meeting at Jack Meacham's home.
January 16: Bimonthly Potluck. Location and program to be announced.
The full text of the minutes is available on the website.
Attending: Rolly Thompson, Jack Meacham, Felicia Kenney, Michael
Kresko, Shannon Micheel, Wayne Thompson, James Cloutier, Dorothy
Holiday Market: Rolly and James have arranged for WCPCA to
sell international calendars and WCPCA shirts at the Holiday Market
at the Lane County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd
and 23rd. These RPCV calendars are our main fundraising activity for 2008.
We need volunteers willing to work at our booth for two hour shifts
on these days during the shopping hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. If
you can help please contact Rolly at email@example.com or
Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also leave a
message at WCPCA's phone: 607-4140.
Do your own shopping after working at the WCPCA booth!!
Volunteering at Festival of Trees: Shannon is looking for
several volunteers to help with take down of the Festival of
Trees, Sunday, November 25th. This activity begins at 6:00 pm and
takes place at the Valley River Inn. If you can help please
contact Shannon at email@example.com. This activity is a fundraiser for the local
Treasurer's report: At the November 14th potluck the treasurer
will make available to the membership a paper copy of the financial
report for 2008. This will also be posted on the web. Discussion
will take place at the December 11th board meeting where all members
will be welcome.
Current financial status:
WCPCA checking account balance at OCCU: $4,806.56.
Balance in the WCPCA money market account at Edward Jones
Investments: $6,046.34. Value of the bond held at Edward Jones as
of 11/6/08: $16,800.
The nominees for the next board and the proposed changes in the constitution and bylaws are posted on http://westcascadepca.org/voting.html. These proposed changes will also be in November's email newsletter.
Under Voters' Information in the Calendar portion of the website,
under information about the potluck, the nominees for the next board
and the proposed changes in the constitution and bylaws are posted.
These proposed changes will also be in November's email
The board approved the proposed changes to the organization's
constitution and bylaws which will simplify the organization's work,
clarify our voting procedures, and reflect our responsibilities for
filing annual reports to the IRS and the Oregon Department of
A majority vote of the members present will elect the officers and
approve of the changes described above.
Membership: WCPCA currently has 63 members. Those whose
memberships expire in the remaining months of 2008 have been
notified and asked to renew. We're looking for ways to expand our
membership. We've already lowered the dues and are trying to
recruit more students from the U of O.
Website design: Felicia is working on a new design for our
website. She showed us one of her ideas. She'll continue to work
on this project. The board applauds her creativity and energy!!
Coming up: The fundraising committee will consider our selling
refreshments at U of O athletic events. The board plans to publish
a directory of members in January, 2009. Efforts are underway to
contact members to gain permission to list them in the directory and
learn how they would like to be listed. We welcome new members to
Next board meeting: Thursday, December 11th, 7:00 pm, at the home of
Next potluck: Friday, January 16th, 6:00 pm. Place and program to
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