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Archived January 18, 2011 Meeting

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Board Meeting Minutes- January 18, 2011
Hannah Community Center 


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The Board meeting held at Jill Murphy’s was called to order by President Sue Hill.  No minutes or treasurer’s report were given.  Election of 2 offices  took  place with Nathan Wood nominated and duly elected as  Vice-President and Bob Sheap nominated and duly  elected as treasurer. 


Carol Wilson-Duffy, exchange director for the Ottawa inbound exchange, reported that dates for the September exchange are not definite yet and she will be contacting their exchange director.  So far, there are 7 couples and 2 singles signed up. Host families will be needed.


Regarding the inbound exchange from Kaluga, Russia, with Tonya Green and Sue Hill as exchange directors, they are arriving late Wednesday evening, March 16 and will be leaving Tuesday, March 22.


A full schedule is planned for them beginning with a Welcome Party and ending with a Farewell  dinner at Hannah Center.  Full schedule will be sent out soon.


No updates regarding the New Zealand exchange in November with Western Michigan was received.


Friendship Force International has “awarded” our club to lead an outbound exchange to Israel .  Nathan Wood volunteered to be exchange director.  More information will be given at the general meeting on Friday, February 18.


The International  Bridge Walk (2.8 miles) at Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, June 25 was briefly discussed and will be brought up at the general meeting to find out who is interested.


The next general meeting on Friday, February 18 will be held at Hannah Center from 6:30-8:30 P.M.   Members will be asked to bring a “finger-food”.    Signup coming soon.



February 18- General meeting at Hannah Center; “Finger Food”

                          Program: Ireland Exchange, Sue Hill.

March 8 -       Board Meeting at Parsons, 7:00 P.M.

March 16-22-Inbound exchange from Kaluga, Russia

April 15-         General Meeting at Hannah Center 

                     Program:  English Language Center, MSU,

                         Carol Wilson-Duffy

May 17-         Board Meeting at Hopps, 7:00 P.M.


Meeting was adjourned at  8:30 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,


RoseMary Hopp, Secretary

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