WCPCA Board Meeting Minutes - January 13, 2010
Place: Home of George and Diane Jeffcott
Attending: Wayne Thompson, Rolly Rhompson, Bob Watada, Dorothy
Soper, James Cloutier, John Hofer, George Jeffcott, Jack Meacham,
Felicia Kenney, and Geoff Walser
President James Cloutier opened the meeting. The minutes of the
previous meeting were circulated and approved by the board before the
Vice President Dorothy Soper brought up the following agenda items:
The WCPCA will renew its group membership with the
national association (NPCA) because of the benefits of membership
as Peace Corps Connect, sharing 50th Anniversary stories and rebates
to the WCPCA for its members joining NPCA.
Use of the WCPCA online newsletter is a critical
outreach tool to the membership. Board members are encouraged to
submit articles and notes of interest to Felicia by the end of each
month for inclusion in the next month's newsletter.
Discussed details of the March 7 potluck. Place for the
event still to be determined. The board will ask Justin (the U of O
PC Recruiter) about scheduling the NOM party in late May.
Discussed how the WCPCA should treat its donors. Motion
was made by Dorothy to publicize the names of donors, but not to list
the amounts of the donations. The motion was seconded and was
approved 8-2 by Board members. Dissenting members wanted permission
be asked only if the donation exceeded $50 or more. Dorothy asked
Board members for their feedback on developing a strategy to attract
potential donors in 2010.
Treasurer Jack Meacham presented the Board with a final 2009 WCPCA
budget report and a 2010 Budget plan and expenditure to date (Jan.
OCCU checking and saving accounts - $6918.84
OCCU restricted account - $1589.75
Total in OCCU accounts- $8508.59
Beryl Brinkman Memorial Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation:
Communications -- Felicia Kenny will add bio information to each
member's listing the membership directory. Bios can be submitted to
her via email or using the membership page on the website. They are
limited to 248 characters. The submission section on the website can
count and limit the number of characters in a bio.
Felicia will ask the membership in a special email and also in the
February newsletter for submissions, which will be due by mid-
February. She plans to have the updated membership directory
completed and distributed to the membership as a .pdf file by the end
The Board discussed how best to use the WCPCA newsletter to reach out
to the membership. There was general agreement that members give
Felicia as much info as possible to keep newsletter readers engaged
and members "networked". Felicia underscored to the Board that she
would not edit submitted "blurbs" other than routine spell-check (if that).
Felicia agreed to send out special emails to publicize plans of the
Felicia agreed to put "donation" information on the organization's
home page with a link to the donation page. James will draw a
on this subject to be used on the home page.
Fundraising -- Rolly Thompson
Wayne Thompson gave the Board an assessment of how the WCPCA could
plan, organize and implement a 50th Anniversary event in the Spring
2011 that could be an excellent money raiser based on the
association's experience in staging large community events in the
past. The Board agreed, after much discussion, that Wayne lead the
immediate effort to secure a noteworthy speaker for the event (i.e.
the Peace Corps Director). Wayne emphasized that a 50th Anniversary
organizing committee needs to be formed soon and roles determined for
a "money person, events person, facilities person, table selling
person, publicity person, silent auction person, music person,
donations person, and maybe a few more". The local contact for NPCA
regarding the 50th Anniversary is Rolly Thompson
Wayne Thompson told the Board that he will go to the Western
Region meeting of RPCV's in Portland on February 6, 2010.
The Board decided to defer discussion of identifying humanitarian
project to be funded in 2010 to next month's meeting.
The Board acknowledged and thanked Dorothy Soper for her
to writing and submitting the 2009 final WCPCA report to the NPCA as
Board members discussed the devastating situation in Haiti.
Members wondered if the Peace Corps had a presence in the country.
Ideas were discussed for making donations to aid organizations in
Haiti. Members discussed the idea of a special fundraiser for Haiti
Next board meeting: Date 2/17/10 Location: Jack Meacham's Home
Next potluck: Date: 1/22/10 location: Nancy and Walt Meyer, 3987
Brae Burn, Eugene
The meeting was adjourned about 9:00pm
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