Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, January 3, 2011
Location: Home of Dale Morse
Miriam Aiken, Keith Beyer, James Cloutier, John Hofer, Maggie Keenan,
Felicia Kenney, Jack Meacham, Dale Morse, Wendy Nelson, Rosa
Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper, Wayne Thompson, Bob Watada
Soper opened the meeting at 7:15 PM. There were no additions to the
the thanks of the board to exiting board members.
treasurer’s report showed the organization to be in a healthy
financial situation with the following balances in our accounts:
checking account: $2689
savings account: $5027
savings account for restricted funds dedicated to funding grants or
augmenting the principal in the Beryl Brinkman Memorial Fund at the
Oregon Community Foundation: $1888.
in the Beryl Brinkman Memorial Fund is approximately $26,000. WCPCA
received approximately $1,100 in distributions from the fund in
2010. These distributions may be used only for funding grants or
augmenting the fund’s principal.
dues have covered our ongoing fixed expenses. Fundraising,
distributions from the memorial fund, and donations cover the award
anticipate that the March 1st events to celebrate “Peace Corps
50 in Eugene” will be self-supporting through in kind or cash
donations, sponsorships, and an admission charge of $10 for the
evening musical celebration at Cozmic Pizza.
An RPCV group
from California recently contacted Felicia in search of more PC
calendars. We were able to provide 10-11 to people through that
referral. Several more were sold after an email was sent regarding
the lowered price. We still have around 20 or fewer calendars to be
The creation of
the newsletter is being taken over by Keith Beyer. He has several
ideas for additions, including a new section for learning more about
WCPCA members. Felicia will continue to handle the technical aspects
of posting the newsletter on the website.
Plans for the
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration
and Wayne Thompson had 1000 business cards printed with information
about the March 1 activities being planned. They have asked for the
assistance of board members and others in distributing the cards
A tent, stage,
and permit have been arranged for the noon event.
been or soon will be posted on our website and Facebook. A Google
group has been created for volunteers who are helping with the
Dorothy has an
informal sponsorship commitment from the owner of Ovessi Carpets.
She will contact other businesses in the immediate area of the noon
event to offer them sponsorship opportunities.
will contact a potential MC for the noon event. He will also begin
work on a template for an informational poster to be posted around
presented several areas where more help is needed in planning the
events. Felicia volunteered to assist with inviting international
organizations and local dignitaries. Wendy Nelson volunteered to
help with the event page on Facebook.
discussion, Felicia moved to increase the allotted budget for music
at both events from $600 to $800. Bob seconded, and the motion
board agreed upon the following program goals for its work in 2011:
#1: Continue bimonthly potlucks with a program. This task will
be the Vice President’s responsibility. Members
interested in hosting a potluck or suggesting a program should
contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#2: Award a minimum of $2,000 to humanitarian projects. The
membership is invited to suggest such projects to the board. As
yet, no one has the responsibility to identify projects for the
board to consider beyond those that the membership might suggest.
#3: Develop a fundraising plan and pursue fundraising projects.
This is a total board responsibility.
#4: Encourage and support opportunities for members to participate
in local service projects. The board will consider proposals
of such opportunities from the membership as well as board members
and will ask those making an approved proposal to organize the
#5: Plan local activities for the celebration of “Peace Corps
50 in Eugene.” This is a total board responsibility.
Meeting: Monday, February 7, 7pm, at the home of Dorothy Soper.
January 28, 6-8:30pm, at the home of Tom & Nancy English.
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:15 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.