SALINE-BRECON FRIENDSHIP GUILD, LTD
BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 23, 2013
Present: D. Barnes, P. Ceo, P. Bunten, L. Crossey, Jim Roth, B. Hubbard, R. Amsler, D. Blough, B. Westlake, P. Lilley
Absent: D. Cunkle, J. Low
Meeting called to order at 7:05 by D. Barnes
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Corrected minutes from the August 28 board meeting. provided .Move to accept P. Bunten, second B. Hubbard. Motion passed.
TREASURER’S REPORT: CD: $12,341.05
CHKG: $ 7,144.39
Increased amount in checking account reflect Sustaining Membership dues.
Move to accept: P. Ceo second P. Bunten. Motion passed.
BRECON TRIP SEPTEMBER 10-24, 2013.
R. Amsler indicated $9460. was collected from travelers as payment for the Brecon side trip. Actual cost was $9300. J. Roth moved to donate the $160 to the SBFG. Seconded by P. Ceo. Passed.
RUBY TUESDAY GIVE BACK DAY – NOVEMBER 6, 2013 Notice of the event was published in the Saline Area Senior Center November Newsletter. D. Barnes updated the flyers. Hard copies passed out to board members for distribution throughout the community. L Crossey to send email to SBFG Members.
FALL FLING FOR SUSTAINING MEMBERS- FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 2013.
Location: Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Assemble at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM. Betsey Hubbard stated 24 people RSVP’d affirmatively. The centerpieces will be door prizes. Jim Roth will run a 50/50 drawing. For entertainment Jim also offered to rerun the 7 races that the Brecon travelers attended while in Wales. Set-up at 3 PM. Betsey, Joan, Jane and Pam have volunteered assistance.
SBFG ANNUAL MEETING – Linda TerHaar reserved 1/12/14 and 1/19/14 with the city. It worked well last year to have both Sister Cities Annual Meetings on the same day. Discussion followed. A motion by B. Hubbard to hold SBFG Meeting on Sunday 1/12/14 from 2-3:30 PM. SLFC to follow 3:30-5 PM. Seconded by P. Lilley. Motion passed. Paul Bunten, president of the SLFC present and approved plan.
SBFG BOARD MEMBERS TERMS – The following are up at the end of 2013. D. Blough, D. Cunkle, L. Crossey, R. Amsler, J. Roth, P. Lilley (completion of J. Ceo’s term). D. Barnes will clarify board eligibility for next year.
BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2014. Plan is to continue meeting the 4th Wednesday of the month except November which will be the 3rd Wednesday. L. Crossey will contact Nancy Ryan, Director of Life Enrichment and Community Integration at Brecon to arrange.
BRECON NIGHT – 2014. P. Bunten will check with Bruce Finkbeiner at the American Legion to see if April 25, 2014 is available. We may be charged a rental fee. Items needing further discussion: a different menu for the meal than last year, having advance ticket sales.
FUTURE OF SBFG VISITS --- 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWINNING.
Discussion included offering a different approach vs. the traditional visiting.
Suggestions included both groups meet at another city: e.g., Toronto, Las Vegas.
The present Headmaster in Brecon is interested in student exchange visits resuming.
Combining resources with other groups (e.g. SLFC) to put together a soccer tournament in Brecon and send a high school aged team to compete. Kim Bowley in Brecon has suggested this. SBFG by laws need reviewed to see if this would fall within that scope.
D. Barnes will do
Motion to adjourn meeting by P. Bunten. Seconded P. Ceo. Approved. Adjourned at 8:15 PM.
NEXT BOARD MEETING --- Scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7 PM in the Primrose Kitchenette at Brecon. This is the final Board Meeting for 2013.