The meeting opened at 7:20 P.M..
Present were: Jill Murphy, Diane Maxim-Parsons, Ron Parsons, Bob Sheap, Tom Hopp, and Rose Mary Hopp.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read by the secretary and approved. Treasurer Bob Sheap reported a balance of $1,639.86.
See distributed report for specifics.
Discussion regarding payment
of dues and revision of by-laws to encourage membership was held. Diane passed out a copy of membership
survey and this was analyzed. Ron suggested calling instead of mailing might give better results.
Motion: Membership be polled by
phone to ascertain levels of interest, participation, concerns and suggestions. Seconded.
Discussion: Tom & Bob offered
to help Ron with phoning. Survey was redefined and would begin in July.
Dayton: July 28-31.
Jill received E-mail from Bill Blaine who will be sending information to all participants. Meeting
of all attending will take place at Jill’s house on Friday, July 21 at 7:00 P.M.
We will not be receiving delegates since only 15 will be coming to U.S. and Open World has assigned the places where there are board members.
10 Social Science workers from China
will be here August 22-25. A motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously to accept the group.
Diane volunteered to be exchange director and will hold an organizational meeting at her house on Saturday, August
5 from 10 A.M. to 12 noon.
Grand Rapids FF is entertaining a group of 7 from Mexico from Aug.
3-10 and is negotiating for them to come to Lansing Aug. 10-17.
A motion was made to accept the group. Seconded, discussed, and passed 4-1.
Annual meeting: Friday,
October 20, 2006
Christmas Party: Friday,
December 8, 2006
$100.00 to Sam Corey
Community Center for use of facility along with note of thanks.
Seconded and approved unanimously.
Tom will write note and send to
Bob who will write check and call Tonya for address and confirm other dates.
A picnic was suggested for welcoming
party for Chinese—Diane will check with Mike Brenton to see if he is interested.
Exchange: Confirmation of inbound exchange from Mount Barker and Casterton, Australia
in August, 2007, has just been received. Exchange director is needed.
Meeting closed at 9:45 P.M.
Rose Mary Hopp, Secretary