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Archived March 19, 2009 Minutes

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General Meeting - March 19, 2009

The Board met at Diane & Ron’s house.

1) Treasury –Bob reported all in good shape,.

2) Outbound exchanges

Ghana--(October 14-November 2, 2009) Exchange Director Ron reported that all was progressing well with 13 people having sent in deposits and many other inquiries.

Causeway Coast-Northern Ireland-(May, 2010)-Jill volunteered to be Exchange Director. More information later.

Houston FF (Spring 2010)—Domestic exchange with Grand Rapids FF. More information later.

3) Regional meeting in Madison, Wisconsin- April 17-18, 2009. Jill, Nathan, and Diane will be attending. Anyone else interested, contact Jill. Since date conflicts with normal date of general meeting, the next meeting has been changed to Friday, April 24.

4) Schedule of meetings:

General: (3rd Fridays)-- April 24(changed), June 19; August 21, October 9-(Annual Meeting-date changed because of Ghana exchange)-December 4

Board: (Third Thursdays)--May 21, July 16, September 17, November 19

5) Other activities: The visit to the Refugee Center was very successful and more outings should be planned. Any suggestions are welcome.

Respectfully Submitted,

RoseMary Hopp, Secretary

General Meeting - February 20, 2009

The evening began with a social hour prior to the gourmet pot-luck provided by everyone and coordinated by Margaret Sickles. A short business meting followed. President Jill Murphy made the following announcements:

1) The Friendship Force Midwest Regional Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 17-18, 2009. Jill and Nathan Wood will be attending. Anyone interested should contact Jill, 322-2824.

2) In-bound exchanges: None for 2009.

3) Out-bound exchanges: Ghana-October 14-Nov. 3, 2009. Contact exchange director, Ron Parsons, 332-3823 for more details.

Northern Ireland- 2010. More information later.

Bob Sheap announced that FFI will no longer publish magazine so $10 will be refunded to those who paid.

Diane Maxim-Parsons introduced a new "exchange entertainment" to use at "Farewell Dinners".

The evening ended with a FABULOUS presentation of the first week of the Costa Rica exchange. Bob did a wonderful job of showing what a great time every had along with the beautiful scenery.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at Diane’s house..

RoseMary Hopp, Secretary

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