Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, February 7, 2011
Home of Dorothy Soper
Miriam Aiken, Keith Beyer, Nick Bosustow, James Cloutier, Maggie
Keenan, Felicia Kenney, Dale Morse, Wendy Nelson, Justin Overdevest,
Dorothy Soper, Wayne Thompson
*Prior to the board
meeting, Felicia Kenney gave a brief tutorial on how to use Facebook.
Soper opened the meeting at 7:15 PM. There were no additions to the
the thanks of the board to Felicia Kenney and Keith Beyer for the
improved content and format of the newsletter.
on the WCPCA discussion group. They meet on the second and fourth
Thursday of every month to discuss current events.
that we have renewed our affiliation with the NPCA. We are expected
to provide them with our monthly newsletter, an annual report, and a
yearly financial statement. In return, we are able to gain new
members who join WCPCA in addition to their NPCA membership.
The regional RPCV
meeting takes place in Spokane on April 30. WCPCA members are
encouraged to attend and to suggest agenda items. Dale Morse may
presentation will take place on Friday, February 11 at 2;00 PM. WCPCA
members are encouraged to attend.
Plans for the
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration
has made numerous press contacts to inform the public about the
upcoming March 1 events. A four-page insert will appear in the
February 17th edition of Eugene Weekly. Information will
appear in upcoming editions of the Register Guard and Eugene
Magazine. A press release will be sent out statewide. A few people
are needed to compose op-ed pieces. James Cloutier will create an
Dorothy, and Felicia plan to send invitations to all public
officials in Oregon.
Overdevest will ask UO president Richard Lariviere to speak briefly
at the afternoon event.
will ask Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy to declare March 1, 2011 Peace
Corps day in Eugene.
designed an informational poster to be distributed around Eugene.
Several board members took copies to distribute. James requested
that we give a $25 Sweet Life gift certificate to Claudia Schouten
to thank her for donating her service to help with the digital
design of the poster. Felicia moved to approve the purchase, Wayne
seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
James will look
into the costs of printing t-shirts with our 50th
anniversary logo on them, to be sold during the March 1 events and
possibly made available to other RPCV groups.
Costs for the
bands that will play at Cozmic Pizza were higher than anticipated.
Costs for the poster and insurance also had to be raised. As a
result, a revised budget for both March 1 events was presented to
the board for approval. Keith moved that it be approved, Miriam
seconded, and the board unanimously approved a budget of $2,564,
Dorothy has made
arrangements to rent a projector from Dot Dotson when we have need of
one for our potlucks. They have agreed to a discounted rate of $25.
WCPCA made a
profit of $1,319 on sales of 2011 Peace Corps calendars. The board
plans to discuss whether to sell 2012 calendars, and needs to
designate 2 people to coordinate the sales.
board agreed to discuss at its March meeting a range of categories of
recipients that meet the requirements for WCPCA grants. Miriam
volunteered to assemble information for this discussion. After
the board expresses its preference for categories of recipients to
consider further, Miriam will identify specific projects or programs
for the board to review in April. The board anticipates
awarding $1,000 in one or more grants in April.
The next WCPCA
potluck will take place on Friday, April 8. The speaker will be
Audrey Squires, a new WCPCA member who served in Guatemala,
2008-2010. The location is still to be determined, but Justin will
inquire about using the International Lounge at UO.
Meeting: Monday, March 7, 7pm. Location TBD.
Friday, April 8, 6-8:30pm. Location TBD.
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:05 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.