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					Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting March 9, 2008

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, Inc.
Present: President Eisenhauer; Vice President Frankel; Treasurer Olsen; Controller Hancock; Editor Schwaderer; Directors Lubin; Dudley; Vincent; Whitmyre; Phares; Farhy; Zell. Director Zell was appointed Acting Secretary. Reports President Eisenhauer noted the Everglades Outing went very well. She suggested more RPCVs assist with a more structured organization for the event. President Eisenhauer advised the two projects selected at the last two Partnership Dinners have already been funded. Upon motion made, seconded and unanimously adopted, the Board applied the funds to the stepping stone bridge over the creek separating the school from the village in Vanuatu. Director Dudley reported the Columbia Project Brunch was very successful although attendance and proceeds were down slightly. The event netted approximately $3000.00. Controller Hancock advised he had enrolled the organization in Pay Pal. Any member of Pay Pal will be able to use his credit card for dues, donation, merchandise, or events. The cost is 30 cents plus 2.9% of the transaction. The board will have to consider how the cost should be absorbed. Upon the recommendation of Director Dudley, the board unanimously selected Roland Foulkes as our nominee for the Franklyn H. Williams. Director Vincent reported the next post card will be around April 15. Director Whitmyre reported some venues charge a fee for a World Market sales booth. Upon motion made, seconded, and unanimously adopted, the board established a budget of $100.00 for the World Market. Upon motion made, seconded, and unanimously adopted, the board set a moratorium on further donations to WINGS until a clarification of their family planning policies in Guatemala. Director Whitmyre will study the Fair Trade being held at her church for ideas. George Neary will be consulted on South Beach trade opportunities. Vice President Frankel modeled a new tee shirt design. The board generally liked it, but suggested the dove be made to look less like a duck. President Eisenhauer reported the retreat will be March 15 at the Key Biscayne Nature Center with was arranged without charge. 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Upon motion made, seconded, and adopted 11-1, the board appropriated up to $150.00 for sandwiches and sodas.

Events WLRN: March 19, Thursday, 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Nom Party: The Atlanta Recruiting Office would like an event on Thursday, April 3. The board suggested a weekend event. Cinco de Mayo: Upon motion made, seconded, and unanimously adopted, the board appropriated $75.00 for paper goods. May Partnership event: President Eisenhauer will contact George Neary about an Art Deco District Walk will a lunch at Guru, preferably on May 3. Voices of African Mothers: Director Mary Beth Molin works for the sponsoring group. The event is at Sheba Ethiopian restaurant; RPCVSF, as a sponsor, will provide staff at the door. Upon motion made, seconded, and adopted, the board appropriated $300.00 for printing invitations. Summer picnic: Treasurer Olsen suggested the pavilion at North Shore Park on the north end of Miami Beach. She will look into availability. The Board is going to consider another Muslim educational event. The Board changed the date of the next meeting to May 4 in order to accommodate Mothers Day. Director Dudley and any other interested directors will work on the policy statement for this organization’s involvement in the activities of other organizations. Respectfully submitted,

Gregory Zell Acting Secretary