Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, April 11, 2011
Home of Dorothy Soper
Miriam Aiken, Keith Beyer, Maggie Keenan, Felicia Kenney, Dale Morse,
Wendy Nelson, Rosa Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper, Wayne Thompson, Bob
Soper opened the meeting at 7:00 PM. There were no additions to the
The board identified WCPCA activities in March and April:
and Nancy Meyer addressed the Southtown Rotary and Vern Delk and
Dale Dow addressed the National Association of Retired Persons in
March. Both presentations concerned individual PC projects as
well as the celebration of the 50th.
WCPCA members volunteered to help with the clean up after Food for
Lane County’s annual fundraiser, Chefs’ Night Out, on
April 5th. This is the largest number of volunteers that have
ever taken part in the event. Prior to their work the
volunteers were enjoyed eating the delicacies offered. James
Cloutier organized this activity. A note of thanks will be in
the May newsletter.
will be a panel presentation to the Lane County League of Women
Voters on April 21st regarding the 50th. James Cloutier,
Nicole Brule, and Chris Chaplin will be the panelists and Dorothy
Soper will be the moderator. The presentation is open to the
introduced the idea of sending out a mid-month email update between
newsletters. It would include information on upcoming events and
serve to solicit contributions to the newsletter. The board expressed
its support for the idea.
Felicia explained that it will soon be possible for people to buy
50th tee shirts on the website using Paypal.
respond to a request from the CREATE organization to publicize their
upcoming fundraiser. The board agreed to include a notification in
the mid-month email update, as Louise Ruhr is a member of WCPCA.
reported that her presentation at LCC has been postponed, due to
logistical considerations. It may take place in the fall.
The NOM party
will take place on June 3 at the Many Nations Longhouse on the UO
campus. Mayor Kitty Piercy has agreed to speak at the event. The
board agreed to give Gordon Bettles, the steward of the Longhouse, a
Ghandi t-shirt as a thank you gift for his assistance during the
years we have used the facility.
Bob Watada and
Rosa Sakanishi have offered to host the summer potluck once again. It
will take place on Saturday, August 13. Hamburgers and hot dogs will
be provided. Guests will be asked to bring a salad or dessert to
the formation of a committee to plan for the Eugene Celebration,
which takes place August 26-28. Those interested in serving on the
committee should contact Dorothy.
board took an inventory of items typically used during the Eugene
Celebration weekend with this result:
home/barn: taxi, tent, tables, chairs
home: cloth banner with WCPCA name
home: flags, new 50th tee shirts, signs for the PC regions of the
storage unit: poles for the flags
Dale Morse will
attend the annual meeting of Northwest RPCVs in Spokane in April 30.
He will present WCPCA’s proposal to host the annual regional
campout in 2012. He will also report on the March 1 events that took
place in Eugene, and make our 50th anniversary t-shirts
Dorothy shared information from James that the Portland RPCV group
has been invited to take part in the Rose Parade in Portland in
June. There may be an opportunity for people from WCPCA to take
part. James will inquire about that.
There was a
discussion of various Peace Corps Partnership projects that have
requested funding. Maggie moved to approve full funding for 4
projects, Keith Beyer seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
The projects to be funded are:
A shea butter
factory in Mali, organized by a PCV from Washington state - $484
library in Honduras, organized by a PCV from Washington state - $629
library in Kryrgyz, organized by a PCV from Oregon - $1,060
health project in Mali, organized by a PCV from Oregon - $610
Hofer is in touch with City Club of Eugene for a possible date in
June 2011. Bob and Felicia will assist in the program when it
announced that she will be stepping down as secretary of the board
after the June 2011 meeting.
Meeting: Monday, May 2, 7pm, at the home of Dorothy Soper.
The meeting was
adjourned at 8:40 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.