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Archived June 18, 2010 Meeting

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General Meeting Minutes- June 18, 2010

 
The meeting was held at the Hannal Center and was opened by President Diane. 
 
INBOUND EXCHANGES: 
March, 2011 -- Kaluga, Russia;  Exchange Directors: Tonya Green and Sue Hill
 
July, 2011 --  Ottawa, Canada
 
Sue Hill was congratulated for being exchange director for the Dayton Friendship Force and producing such a great program.  Everyone had a wonderful time!
 
OUTBOUND EXCHANGES: July, 2011--All-Michigan to Whangarei  & Christchurch, New Zealand
 
Thanks to Jill Murphy for leading a most successful exchange to Causeway Coast, Ireland.
 
CLUB ACTIVITIES:  Turkish Tea at the home of Nimet Alpay was well attended and all particpated in many wonderful Greek dishes and conversation with Nimet and her family and friends.  Thanks to Dottie Shonkwiler for arranging this.
 
John & Lorraine Baker from Mt. Barker, Australia, were hosted by Tom & RoseMary Hopp and a little party was held for them.  They were impressed with the friendliness and interest in learning about their FF activities.
 
FF World Conference is October 16-18, 2010. Several members are attending.
 
Mackinac Bridge Walk-September 5-6--Tonya Green has made arrangements
 
Club picnic--Thursday, August 19, at the Lake Lansing Sailing Club pending on confirmation. Sue & Dennis Dudley are the sponsors.  More information later.
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:  Jill Murphy, past-president, and Bob Sheap, past-treasurer, were presented with plaques and flowers and many thanks for their services.
 
 PROGRAM:  Ken Malkowski (with help of Marilyn) did a power point presentation of their Friendship Force Exchange to Ukraine and Poland.  Unfortunately, they were cut short by pending storm and the meeting was quickly ended.
 
A table of  wonderful refreshments  were served throughout the evening coordinated by Margaret Sickles.
 
The next board meeting will be announced.               
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
RoseMary Hopp, Secretary

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