Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, June 14, 2010
Location: Home of Maggie Keenan
James Cloutier, John Hofer, George Jeffcott, Maggie Keenan, Jack
Meacham, Wendy Nelson, Rosa Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper, Wayne Thompson,
- President James
Cloutier opened the meeting at 7:10 PM. No additions were made to the
reported that there are now 132 members of the WCPCA, including 3
recent nomination party incurred $167 in expenses for food and
beverages. Justin Overdevest spent an additional $30 for non-food
Fund assets: $6,671.48
Memorial Fund assets: $1,591.40
The revised text
for the donations page on the website was voted on and unanimously
accepted. It will include links to specific PCV projects the WCPCA
has funded. The total amount donated and the project information will
be updated on a yearly basis.
The recent OCF
meeting on fundraising was discussed, and it was agreed that we
should attend future meetings if they are held locally. Maggie Keenan
expressed a willingness to attend future meetings, and Jack Meacham
will forward meeting notifications to the rest of the board as he
Plans for the
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration
Dorothy has continued the phone
survey of current WCPCA members, and has received a very positive
reception from the people she has spoken to. She has also developed
a short email survey to be used in lieu of the phone survey, for
those members we are unable to reach by phone.
Dorothy, James, Maggie, and Bob
will continue making calls to our current membership, with the goal
of contacting all current members by the end of June.
John will compile a list of
members who are willing to assist with 50th anniversary
events, and a separate list of suggested events.
There was discussion of
developing an alternate survey, to be used for contacting Oregon
RPCVs who are not currently members of the WCPCA.
Taking a cue from the Idaho
RPCV group’s plans, James plans to make inquiries about the
WCPCA being named Grand Marshal for the Eugene Days parade.
- The NPCA offers a
mentorship program for RPCVs during their first year post-service.
Individual RPCVs or RPCV groups may sign up to mentor a new RPCV.
Dorothy, Maggie, and Wendy volunteered to sign up to be mentors, and
report back to the board in a few months. All board members are
encouraged to look at the NPCA website to find out more about the
Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is seeking an RPCV speaker to
address them about the 50th anniversary. James and Wayne
have spoken to this group in the past, and indicated that it was a
very positive experience. It was suggested that we create a panel of
speakers which may be called on in the future for these types of
speaking engagements. The panel should include RPCVs from the full
membership of the WCPCA, not just board members. Dorothy and James
will take on the task of responding to OLLI and forming a panel of
There was a brief
discussion about data sharing with the NPCA. This would benefit us by
allowing us to contact local RPCVs who have not yet joined the WCPCA.
We would be required to share our membership list with the NPCA in
exchange. The discussion was tabled and will be added to the agenda
of the July board meeting.
potluck has been scheduled for August 1 at the home of Bob and Rosa.
It was emphasized that the location is family friendly and has ample
parking. Driving directions will be posted on the website.
Celebration will take place on August 27-29, with the parade on the
28th. James will submit an application for a booth, which
will be located on Willamette between 7th and 8th
downtown. The booth will draw attention to the upcoming 50th
Meeting: Monday, July 19, at the home of Jack Meacham, 2663 W 28th.
August 1, at the home of Bob Watada.
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:00 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.