Minutes Of The WCPCA Board Meeting, April 9, 2012
Home of Dorothy Soper
Miriam Aiken, James Cloutier, Maggie Keenan, Dale Morse, Dorothy
Chigumira, Zimbabwe, U of O Graduate Student, Department of
Miriam reported that with the new first-year members referred by the
NPCA minus the non-renewals, our total membership remains in the
range of 145 – 150 members.
Greer reported that 30 campers have registered, thus about half of
the allocated reservation cost has been recovered. Darryl Johnson,
the Northwest Regional Representative to the NPCA, and his wife, have
Night Out, April10.
Vince Ceccacci said that 8 people had volunteered so far.
James indicated that he also was going to volunteer and he was not
counted in Vince’s numbers. Volunteers should use the back
entrance to the Hult Center, from 6th
Avenue between 8:00 and 8:30 pm.
Keith Beyer organized the items for the last newsletter and Deb
Jones created the HTML platform. Dave Soper converted photos of the
new tee shirts to the format for the platform.
Dorothy reported that there were no responses to the “Help
Wanted” request in the newsletter, so there will be an attempt
to recruit help at the pot luck this Friday.
Dorothy invited Darryl
Johnson, the Northwest Regional Representative (NPCA) to visit
Eugene, and perhaps attend a potluck. The Nom party would be a
good time to meet the most members. He has not responded yet.
WCPCA sent $500 to funding
the Peace Corps Partnership Project in Vanuatu.
Status of Peace Corps,
Mali. Cassady Walters told Dorothy by email that all Mali Peace
Corps Volunteers have been accounted for and are safe. The president
of Mali has resigned clearing the way for elections to take place.
There was a coup at the Presidential Palace with gunshots fired.
Maggie reaffirmed that the next potluck will be this Friday, April
at Dorothy’s home. Amy Small, PCV Jamaica, will talk about her
experiences. Hannah Klausman will bring the power point projector.
The new tee shirts will be introduced for sale.
This will be the Nom party, taking place at the Wesley Center near
the campus. Hannah will be in charge of the program.
venue or date has been determined for the picnic. James will ask
Bob Watada and Rosa if they would be willing to be hosts again. Dale
Morse offered his home as a back up location.
The NPCA requested that groups name a Group
A job description has been distributed. (A paper copy is
attached.) The person who accepts this position will be working
with Jonathan Pearson.
about the NPCA
Peace Corps mentorship program
for newly returned PCVs can be obtained at their website.
savings account has $4,039.56 and the checking account has $2,069.98.
The restricted account, holding interest from the Beryl Brinkman
Memorial Fund has $121. (Profits from the sale of tee shirts will be
placed in restricted account.)
U of O Peace
Hannah will need help with the Nom party on May 4th, and the U of O
Street Faire activities May 2nd
through the 4th. We need to consider ways of contacting
members to ask for their help at the Street Faire.
Peace Corps Partnership Projects.
The “Guitar Workshop” in Rwanda is now listed on the
Peace Corps website. Tyler Russ of Oregon organized it.
The total project cost is $835. The board approved funding for the
total cost. All money will be used to purchase guitars for the
RPCV groups’ meeting
in Seattle on March 10th.
James Cloutier and Joe HIndman attended. James gave us a personal
account of the meeting. WCPCA is scheduled to host this meeting in
The Portland area RPCV groups plan to take part in the annual Rose
Parade in Portland and WCPCA has been invited to join them. RPCVs
from throughout Oregon are invited to join the Portland groups’
entry in the Rose Parade if space is available. Those interested may
check the Portland group’s website to see how to sign up.
(www.crpca.org) James has been
asked to design a tee shirt for participants to wear if they have no
“Forever Peace Corps” tee shirts.
James took several of the Forever Peace Corps tee shirts with him to
Seattle for the regional meeting with the hope that the local groups
might like to sell them. Unfortunately, there was no interest in
retail sales of the shirt and only one shirt was sold.
also President’s report that no one responded to the call for
help to sell the tee shirts for WCPCA.
2013 International Calendars
from RPCVs of Madison, WI. WCPCA will sell the calendars as a
fund-raiser for humanitarian projects. We will order 200 calendars
as we did in 2012.
It will be held August 24, 25, and 26. WCPCA will participate in
the parade and have a booth. In order to get a good position on the
causeway, we will submit our application early. The cost of $60
for a booth and $30 for the parade was approved.
taxi has been a popular and familiar part of WCPCA participation in
the parade. If Wayne Thompson is willing to be in charge of
transporting the taxi to the start location, it will be included
time permits. The
board discussed committing WCPCA to take part in activities beyond
the sphere of the Peace Corps community. There was little interest
beyond current commitments. Thus we decided not to consider
endorsing the Statement of Principles from the County Network for
addition to the two activities for Food for Lane County (e.g., Chef’s
Night Out), the board agreed to participate in the Lane County
Country Fair again.
gave an update on the activities of the discussion group that meets
twice per month at the New Day Bakery.
Dates have already been set for May and June. There will be no
meeting in July; however, there may be issues to discuss that require
a meeting in August. If a meeting is necessary, the date will be
determined in July. The next meeting dates are:
Monday, May 14th, 7pm,
Monday, June 11th, 7pm,
adjourned before 9:00 pm.
April 19,2012. Revised Item
5, Treasurer’s Report, deleted phrase about putting proceeds
from sale of International Calendar in the restricted account.