Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, May 2, 2011
Home of Dorothy Soper
Miriam Aiken, Nick Bosustow, Maggie Keenan, Felicia Kenney, Jack
Meacham, Dale Morse, Wendy Nelson, Rosa Sakanishi, Dorothy Soper,
Wayne Thompson, Bob Watada
Soper opened the meeting at 7:00 PM. There were no additions to the
that Miriam Aiken has agreed to take on the role of Secretary after
the June meeting, when Wendy Nelson steps down.
received thank you letters in response to our donations to Peace
Corps Partnership Projects.
to WCPCA from the Peace Corps thanking the organization for a
contribution of $960 to the PCPP, Expanding Educational Resources,
in Kyrgyz Republic. This project has been organized by a PCV
and photos from Oregon PCV Margot Paulson whose project in Ukraine
was funded by WCPCA in 2010. She and one of her students wrote
to thank the organization and give a progress report on the creation
of an English language resource room in a middle school. Good
progress and student success were reported.
reported on the regional meeting in Spokane on April 30. His written
report will be in the June newsletter.
Our proposal to
host the 2012 regional campout was accepted. Dale will inform Sam
Greer so the appropriate preparations can begin.
WCPCA is the
only regional group that has not yet contributed to Joe Hindman, the
regional representative. The board agreed that we will send $100 to
that volunteers are still needed to assist with the UO street fair
this week. Anyone interested should contact Justin Overdevest.
reported on plans for the NOM party, which will take place at the
Many Nations Longhouse on the UO campus on June 3.
Piercy has agreed to present the keynote address.
There will be
approximately 20-30 potential PCVs in attendance.
needed to assist with set up, greeting, and food pick-up. A request
will be placed in the WCPCA newsletter.
The Grand Floral
Parade will take place in Portland on June 11. Interested WCPCA
members who wish to march in the parade should contact Rich Ireland.
Bob Watada is
continuing with plans to host the summer picnic on August 13. Those
planning to attend are requested to RSVP, so we know how much food
will need to be provided. RSVPs will be requested via the July and
her request to form a committee to plan our participation in the
We will need a
parade crew and a tent crew, including people to staff our booth,
help with set up and take down, and to collect and distribute props
are requested to contact WCPCA members to encourage their
We will attempt
to recruit interested members at the next potluck.
informed us that the City Club presentation is still uncertain. They
have been hesitant to schedule a firm date, and we may not be the
right type of group for their organization.
expressed its approval for Andrew Dempsey-Karp to pursue a Peace
Corps table at the Country Fair in July. He will attend the next
board meeting to discuss plans.
“Help Wanted” article appeared in the May newsletter to
ask WCPCA members to volunteer to handle our two ongoing fundraising
activities, sale of tee shirts and calendars, organization of the NOM
party and the Eugene Celebration. Members interested in helping
were asked to email Dorothy and Maggie.
asked board members to telephone WCPCA members whom they know or feel
comfortable in approaching to ask for their help with the fundraisers
and WCPCA’s participation in the Eugene Celebration.
She’ll email board members the list of names of people who
indicated a willingness to help with 50th activities when telephoned
last year by the committee that John Hofer headed.
the idea that the board should make a donation in memory of Artis
Spriggs. After some discussion, it was suggested that we donate $500
to a humanitarian project, and encourage friends of Artis to
contribute as well. Felicia moved that the board approve this
suggestion, Miriam seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
Felicia and Miriam will present potential recipients at the next
There was a
brief discussion of Peace Corps Partnership Projects in need of
funding. None of the projects met the board’s criteria, so we
will readdress potential donations at the next meeting.
the board that the next newsletter will be late due to her travel
plans. She also announced that she may be leaving the board in a
year, so there may be a need to select and train someone to take over
presented an idea to begin developing an information sharing website
to be used by current PCVs in the field. It would contain information
about developing common projects, in an attempt to pool the knowledge
of Volunteers who have similar projects in various countries.
Dorothy, Felicia, and Miriam will meet to begin planning how to
implement such an idea.
distributed the treasurer’s report. The main changes in
balances reflect the funding of a PCPP project for $960 from the
restricted account and the deposit of membership dues in the checking
account. Current balance in the WCPCA accounts at OCCU are the
checking and savings accounts: $7,284
restricted account: $930
in the Beryl Brinkman Memorial Fund at the Oregon Community
Foundation, September, 2010: $26,652.
that the restricted account at OCCU may be used only to fund
humanitarian projects or to contribute to the principal of Beryl’s
Meeting: Monday, June 13, 7pm, at the home of Dorothy Soper.
The meeting was
adjourned at 9:00 PM.
submitted by Wendy Nelson.