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Archived - January 22, 2007 Minutes

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Board Meeting - March 26, 2007


The meeting was opened at 7:15 P.M. by President Jill at the home of Ron and Diane. The minutes were read by RoseMary and approved.

The treasurer's report was passed out by Bob and approved.

OLD BUSINESS: Web site expansion: After brief investigations, Bob and Ron recommended no immediate action at this time. They will con tinue to look into any changes. Discussion on how beneficial is the web site was held with no definite conclusions.

EXCHANGES: In-bound: Australia FF needs to be contacted to determine arrival times and numbers. Diane, exchange director, will look into this.

Out-bound: Costa Rica exchange is confirmed. Ron and Jill be exchange directors. They will looks into a second week of either home hosting or tours.

Jill has a list of recommended travel suppliers to help with planning or local travel agents can be used. FFI has a DVD on the duties of exchange directors and this will be presented in the near future.

The next general meeting will be Friday, April 20, at Sam Corey's Senior center at 7:00 P.M. The program will consist of Tonya on Iceland and Ron on Germany.

Jill will call Margaret regarding refreshments.

Because of schedule conflicts, Margaret has been unable to attend board meetings. Discussion of changing th e day is being considered.

A newsletter to update members was discussed and Keith will be contacted.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Rose Mary Hopp, Treasurer

Board Meeting - January 22, 2007


The board meeting of the Friendship Force of Greater Lansing met at the home of RoseMary and Tom on Monday, January 22, 2007. The meeting opened at 7:09 P.M. with 5 members present: Jill, Bob, Diane, Ron, Tom, and RoseMary.

The minutes were read and date of meetings were corrected:  The board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of every other month instead of the 3rd.  Minutes approved.

Board meeting dates: (4th Monday of odd months)

 March 26 at Diane and Ron’s; May 22 at Jill’s; (July-date of inbound exchange from Australia); September 24-Jill’s; November 26-RoseMary and Tom’s. 

 General meeting dates: (3rd Friday of even months at Sam Corey’s unless otherwise announced)

February 16- Japan (slide presentation--Tom Hopp); April 20-Iceland (Program--Tonya Green); June 15-Programs --Ireland (Jill Murphy)-Dayton(Ron Parsons); Sunday, August 19-Picnic at Jill’s; October 19-Potluck and Annual meeting; Friday, December 7-Christmas Party.

The treasurer’s report was passed out by Bob and reported we have 24 paid members.

New Business: Diane suggested that we should “market” our club by letting other clubs be aware of our website, e-mails, or other ways. 

Bob stated that the website was getting filled up and that perhaps we should consider paying $60 a month to enhance it.  He and Ron were appointed to investigate the situation and a motion was made, seconded and approved to appropriate $60 should they deem it advisable.

Jill announced that she would be attending the 30th Anniversary of FF in Atlanta.

Diane is Exchange Director for the in-bound Australia group.  She will be holding meetings and asking for everyone’s help.

2008 exchanges were received:  Out-bound to Costa Rica and in-bound from Causeway Coast, UK.  Exchange directors to be chosen after the CD from International arrives describing duties of ED’s.

Jill asked if the Club should pursue a domestic exchange and most everyone said yes.

Gifts for inbound ambassadors was discussed.  Pins, either a specific one for Lansing FF or the flag of country visited were ideas along with the Michigan-shaped cheese board.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 P.M.  

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