Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, March 7, 2011
Home of Dorothy Soper
Miriam Aiken, James Cloutier, Maggie Keenan, Felicia Kenney, Jack
Meacham, Dale Morse, Wendy Nelson, Rosa Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper,
Wayne Thompson, Bob Watada
Soper opened the meeting at 7:10 PM. There were no additions to the
expressed a need for someone to help with formatting the newsletter.
A request will be included in the next newsletter.
that we have 137 current members.
and Felicia are organizing the WCPCA presentation to the Lane County
League of Women Voters. This will take place at noon on
Thursday, April 21st, and the public is invited. They will
adapt the format of the OLLI presentation to the shorter time frame
of one hour and ask different members of WCPCA to participate.
Maggie Keenan and
Wayne Thompson gave a brief report of the March 1 events. A group
picture from the noon event will be posted on the website, along with
the proclamation from Kitty Piercy. Both the afternoon and evening
events were well attended.
All but 4 of the
50th anniversary t-shirts have been sold or given away.
James Cloutier has received an agreement from the printers to print
36 more shirts at a cost of $6 each. They will be marketed to other
RPCV groups and advertised in the newsletter and on the website.
There was a
discussion of additional 50th anniversary activities.
Maggie and her
daughter will give a presentation at Lane Community College for
their International Day on May 4th.
Association of Retired Employees has requested a speaker for March
28. Dorothy will contact them to find out more details.
discuss a presentation to City Club with John Hofer and Bob Watada.
draft a brochure about WCPCA to be made available at speaking
approach recently returned PCVs about being available to speak at
FOOD for Lane
County has requested volunteers for the Chef’s Night Out on
April 5. James will approach WCPCA members about participating.
The regional RPCV
meeting takes place in Spokane on April 30. WCPCA members are
encouraged to attend and to suggest agenda items. Dale Morse will
Greer has offered to organize the 2012 regional campout at “Norton
Gulch Group Site” which is off of Arago Cape Highway near North
Bend and Coos Bay. He’ll reserve the campsite for an extended
weekend in early August, 2012. Felicia moved that we accept
his offer, Miriam Aiken seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
talked to the board about whether we should contribute to the
principal of the Beryl Brinkman Memorial Fund at OCF at this time.
Dale noted that OCF’s distribution to WCPCA in 2011 will be
$1,190 which is 4.5% of the principal. OCF will also add about
3% to the principal which is protecting it against inflation.
Dale felt that it isn’t necessary at this time for the board to
contribute to the principal and should feel at liberty to award OCF’s
distributions as grants.
some options for the grants to be awarded by the board in April. It
was agreed that we will continue to grant our funds to Peace Corps
Partnership Projects with a connection to Oregon whenever possible.
Each board member is asked to present a project for consideration at
the April board meeting.
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 potluck will be at the home of
Dale Morse. Dale offered at the board meeting subject to his
wife’s approval. It’s definite now that they will
host the potluck. The new contacts from the March 1 events
will be invited.
Dorothy informed the board that John Hofer has resigned from the
Meeting: Monday, April 11, 7pm, at the home of Dorothy Soper.
Friday, April 8, 6-8:30pm. Location TBD.
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:20 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.