Meeting Minutes 9-10-2003
Present: Donald Pattillo, Chris Purdef, Rick Sleutaris, Rhonda Stanton
The board agreed on what should be on the letterhead. It will look something like our website, with officers going down the side and FoMís contact info on the bottom. Rick said if necessary, he can supply pictures.
2. Student Contract
Don sent in a check to Smith College for $3150.00 for Hristinaís education. He suggests that we look over the contract that an international office has.
Hristina said she would translate the website. For now, just the board title, mission, and vision statements should be translated. If necessary (upon request) the minutes could be done.
4. Vice President
Laura has resigned as VP and does not want to be on the Board. Rhonda nominated Kris, but due to lack of attendance, a quorum could not be reached.
Don said that he will work up another letter, pointing out the fact that we are legally a tax-exempt organization. Kris said that a lot of information can be found on MakNews.com in terms of what is happening with Macedonia organization. Individual campaigning is also encouraged.
6. Congratulations to Mike & Emma
The board has elected to send an official congratulatory note to Mike, Emmy, and Joyce.
The board decided that we should do newsletter. Any volunteers?
8. Biljana in Macedonia
Joellen emailed Don about her friend Biljana back in Macedonia possibly being a good contact. Don will call her to more information.
9. New Board Members
Rich & Michele Gotchall were contacted, but nothing has come of it. Don said he would contact them about Friends of Macedonia. Rick is having lunch with Tim & Cambria next week, and will talk them about being on the board. There may be some discrepancies with Hristina being on the board and beneficiary at the same time. We also decided that Zvonko, as president of Macedoniaís FoM, should be a board member on our side of the ocean.
Friends of Macedonia now has tax exempt status in GA.
The board has approved our $200 development grant, but Don hasnít read the group leaderís manual.
We need to revisit the Guidelines in order to match them up to what we do in real life.
Next Conference Call: TBA
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