The annual meeting of the Friendship Force
of Greater Lansing was held on Friday, October 27, 2006, at the Sam Corey Community Center.
13 members were present.
President Jill and Vice-President Diane
gave a summary of the past year’s activities. Treasurer Bob summarized the treasury for the year indicating a balance as of September 30, 2006 of
$ 1,837.41. Dues
for the fiscal year (October-October) are: $16.00 single; $25.00 couple; $10.00 for the Friendship Force Magazine.
announced that we would be participating in the Global Festival at M.S.U. on Sunday, November 19, 2006 from 12 noon-5:00 P.M.. It is a multicultural event displaying
booths, performances, and food from many
countries. This will be a good way to promote Friendship Force. Anyone wishing to help, call Diane at 332-3823.
Jill asked if club wanted to buy copies
of “The Other Side of the Mountain” at 20 for $100. After much discussion,
it was decided not to purchase them. Bob has a copy that he will pass on to other
Other topics discussed were: The Friendship Force 30th Anniversary, March 1, in Atlanta, with home hosting; Jill has been
appointed field representative for Michigan and Ohio; New fees for U.S. and elsewhere; question of extra hosting in 2007-yes,
as long as it does not interfere with other commitments.
Schedule of meetings, monthly or bi-monthly,
will be discussed at the next board meeting
which is scheduled for Monday, November
13 at Jill’s house—7:00 P.M..
EXCHANGE DIRECTOR is needed for the inbound
exchange from Mt. Barker and Casterton, Australia in August.
Request for 2008 outbound exchange: Many suggestions but finally agreed with following:
1)Canada 2) Australia
1) Mexico 2) Costa Rica
The next meeting will be Friday, December
8 at 6:00 P.M. at Sam Corey Community Center. It will be strictly PARTY—potluck dinner and fun.
RoseMary Hopp, Treasurer