Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, July 19, 2010
Location: Home of Jack & Mary Meacham
James Cloutier, John Hannah, John Hofer, George Jeffcott, Maggie
Keenan, Felicia Kenney, Michael Kresko, Jack Meacham, Wendy Nelson,
Justin Overdevest, Rosa Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper, Bob Watada
Cloutier opened the meeting at 7:10 PM. Michael Kresko was added to
reported that our current membership totals 120. There are a number
of renewals coming due during the summer months. She has sent 13
reminder emails to members who are due to renew in July. This was the
second reminder sent. James plans to call these members in his role
as President, and hopes to discover why they haven’t renewed.
the donation and membership pages of the website have been updated
to reflect recent board decisions.
sales will be enabled shortly. James will be
responsible for mailing any calendars purchased online.
reported that he & Shannon have received 200 calendars. 100 were
brought to the board meeting, and James took responsibility for them.
Plans for the
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration
Keenan presented the report of the March One Committee that met on
July 1st.The report had earlier been sent to the board via
email. The committee’s recommendations were as follows:
Holding a flash
mob-type event on March 1, 2011. A large group of RPCVs and host
country nationals will gather in a public place for a photo.
gathering of RPCVs following the group photo. It would likely
include light refreshments. The details are yet to be determined.
Felicia moved that the board endorse
the event, and ask to be updated with further details and a projected
budget. Dorothy seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.
offered to take responsibility for the implementation of the ideas
and James gave her that responsibility.
reported that she has emailed the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
(OLLI) to accept their invitation for a WCPCA speaker to address
them. The date will be set in the fall. Dorothy has formed a
committee to brainstorm topics for the presentation. The group plans
to meet at Dorothy’s home on Thursday, July 22, and will
make recommendations to the board in August regarding both the
content and format of a presentation. This presentation will be
developed for OLLI but if we devise a successful format we might
offer presentations to other local organizations.
asked if the board had ideas for her and James to convey to the
brainstorming committee. The following topics were suggested to
- How the PCV experience changed volunteers’ life.
- How the PC changed the lives of people in host countries
- Growth of PC budget and a comparison of that budget with those of
USAID, the US military and other relevant government organizations
- What the PC is and isn’t....focus on the three goals
- Fact of PC’s bipartisan support in Congress and the White House
- Why the PC has endured for 50 years
- How PCV service has become an important entry level professional
experience in the US
- How PC has increasingly embraced the participation of retired people
- The scope of PC projects and their change over 50 years
and Wendy have all registered as Mentors with the NPCA. They will
report to the board if they are matched with a mentee.
suggested that his address and directions to his home be posted on
the website, in preparation for the August 1 potluck. An
informational e-mail will also be sent to members. Bob plans to grill
hamburgers and hot dogs, for which the board will cover the costs.
Attendees are requested to bring a salad or dessert to share, and
encouraged to bring bathing suits, towels, and blankets for sitting
on the lawn.
that we have been granted a booth for the Eugene Celebration, which
takes place August 27-29, 2010. A call for volunteers to man the
booth will be placed in the newsletter.
James has taken
the lead on marketing the 2011 calendars.
discussed the price to charge for the calendars. We decided to
offer them, at least initially, at the same price that we did last
year. Prices will be $12 per calendar for quantities up to 5
and $10 per calendar for quantities of 6 or more purchased in a
Members of the WCPCA are
encouraged to buy extra calendars and sell or give them to friends.
Several local retail locations
will be approached about offering the calendars for sale, and James
will check back frequently to find out if they need more.
Justin will look into whether
we may sell some at a table in front of the Duck Store.
Felicia will contact potential
buyers who were unable to obtain calendars last year.
An order form will be included
as an attachment with the newsletter.
The results of
the phone survey will be compiled by John Hofer.
commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Alton Baker Park on August
6 will be posted in the newsletter.
compose a statement for the newsletter regarding the death of Artis
board appointed Maggie Keenan as a contact person to receive 50th
anniversary information from NPCA. She joins Wayne in this
Meeting: Monday, August 16, location TBD.
August 1, at the home of Bob Watada.
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:00 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.