Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, November 15, 2010
Location:Home of Felicia Kenney
Miriam Aiken, Keith Beyer, James Cloutier, Maggie Keenan, Felicia
Kenney, Jack Meacham, Wendy Nelson, Rosa Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper,
Wayne Thompson, Bob Watada
Cloutier opened the meeting at 7:10 PM. There were no additions to
informed us that several members of WCPCA have renewed their
memberships recently. Additionally, about 6 new members have joined
through the first-year-free option. Our current membership is
plans to have the new member directory out in 1-2 weeks. The
directory is updated every 6 months.
Plans for the
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration
is meeting with Andy Behl, the speaker from the November potluck, to
discuss marketing strategies for the 50th celebration on
March 1, 2011.
Wayne Thompson are compiling 50 facts relating to the Peace Corps in
Eugene. For example, the first PC baby lives in Eugene. Anyone with
knowledge of interesting PC facts should relay them to Maggie or
received a very positive response from Eugene Magazine about the
possibility of running a story about the 50th
celebration. She will keep us informed as details become available.
Wayne are hoping to engage local businesses in the area of Broadway
& Willamette, to help with the festivities on March 1. Voodoo
Donuts has expressed interest in developing a Peace Corps donut.
Weekly will include a 4-page insert on February 17, with information
about local RPCVs and details about the 50th celebration.
celebration on March 1 was discussed. Wayne presented the options of
hiring out the Vet’s club for the evening or holding an event
at Cozmic Pizza. After a group discussion, it was decided that
Cozmic Pizza was more appropriate to our needs. Felicia moved that
the 3/1 evening event be held at Cozmic Pizza. Jack Meacham
seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
We discussed four
Peace Corps Partnership Projects that are looking for funding, all
with ties to Oregon. After some discussion, it was decided to give
$700 to a clean water project in Madagascar and $300 to an English
language library project in the Ukraine. Wayne moved to approve the
two projects, Felicia seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
Full descriptions of the projects may be found
on the PC website under PC partnership projects.
We have 67
calendars left to sell. James plans to approach local Rotary clubs
and the UO International center.
We are still in
need of a reliable, consistently available projector to use for our
presentations. For the November potluck, we rented a projector from
Oregon Toxics Alliance, which will rent its
projector for a low fee to other nonprofit organizations.
Dorothy has approached several local non-profit groups about
borrowing and/or renting their projectors occasionally. We also plan
to post a notice in the upcoming newsletter, in case anyone in our
membership can help with this need. Additionally, Dorothy will look
into the possibility of applying for a grant to cover the cost of
buying a projector.
The WCPCA has been invited
to give a presentation at a League of Women Voters of Lane County
luncheon in the spring. It was suggested that we adapt the upcoming
OLLI presentation. Felicia will work with Dorothy to work out the
details. Dorothy moved that we accept the invitation for April 21,
2011. Bob Watada seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Meeting: Monday, December 6, at the home of Maggie Keenan, 2252
Next Potluck: TBD
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:00 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.