The meeting was opened at
7:40 P.M. by President Jill at her home. Present were: Jill Murphy, Bob Sheap, Tom Hopp, and RoseMary Hopp.
The minutes of the November
27, 2007 meeting were read and approved. Bob Sheap passed out the treasurer’s report showing expenses and income of
both outbound exchange and general account on same report but meticulously listed. All
in good shape. The report was unanimously accepted.
In-coming exchange with Causeway
Coast of Ireland is scheduled for June, 2008. There will be 20 ambassadors coming
and Diane Maxim-Parsons, exchange director, will start organizing exchange after the Costa Rica out-bound exchange.
The itinerary of the Costa
Rica exchange on March 3-March 17, 2008 is all set and a meeting on Saturday, January19 is planned for further discussion.
Ghana is the choice for 2009 and this will be discussed at
the next general meeting (Friday, February 15) to see if there is enough interest to accept this. Ron Parsons has agreed to be exchange director since he has been there and even speaks the language.
The programs for the coming
year (Board Meetings on the 3rd Thursdays, and General Meetings on
the 3rd Fridays of alternate months) were reviewed and it was suggested
that the topic of Friendship Force exchanges be emphasized. With more members
going on exchanges, this will be easier to do. A program on the Costa Rica exchange is scheduled for the October meeting with
a special presentation by Bob Sheap with the help of all ambassadors.
The next general
meeting is: Friday, February 15-
at 7:00 P.M at Sam Corey’s Community Center on Holt Rd. The program will be on “Discover Vietnam”
Rose Mary and Tom Hopp who went on the FF exchange in November. Refreshments
will be Vietnamese related. A motion was made that FF treasury will provide Asian
refreshments. Seconded and approved.
It was also emphasized that
more communication to members via E-mail is important to keep members informed.
The meeting adjourned at
Rose Mary Hopp, Secretary