Arkadaslar Board Meeting
April 22, 2009
Anderson, Elliot Eisenberg, Peggy Hanson, Ken Hill, Linda Scheffer, and Dave
the dues, currently at $20/year we are breaking even, and that is without
contributing to any projects in Turkey. The money that goes to them is
coming from members who attach additional funds for the projects when they
send in their dues.
It was moved
and seconded that we raise the dues to $25.
discussion included a concern that the country is in a recession, and
Arkadaşlar is currently breaking even. However, the increase would give us a
little back-up, especially as there will be an increase in postage. It
would also allow us to continue our contributions to projects in Turkey.
The timing is good as the need is greater.
Vote: 5 in
support; 1 opposed
Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary
will be our representative to NPCA in planning the Anniversary.
Communications will be through the
NPCA Social Networking Site
NPCA found a
funding source for the FaceBook type social networking site at
http://community.peacecorpsconnect.org/. It is now the virtual NPCA.
Members are advised to be careful about what they put on the site, as they
should be for all social networking sites.
whether Arkadaşlar should put energy into FaceBook, Arkadaşlar website, the
listserv and the PeaceCorpsConnect site.
Projects in Turkey
organizations have approached us about supporting them. We decided that we
don’t have the money this year, but any may reapply next year. The Board
voted unanimously to support the current list of projects at the current
level of Arkadaşlar and member contribution funds.
New Project Grant Application Form
the use of the new form raised questions about whether we should do more
business-type work. The form requires advertising, etc. while we have
limited funds. We agreed to have the form available in case it is needed at
a time requiring greater formality.
Cumhuriyet Bayram Dinner
will be at Kazan’s on October 25. The Planning Committee will consist of
Peggy, Dave, Ken and Mary Helen. It will be the year of the T-04’s
issue of Buralarda needs to go out in the first two weeks of
September. This gets the contact persons and locations of the Bayram
Dinners into members’ hands in time for them to plan to attend.
expecting the new directories sometime in September. Inşallah. We can
collate and put them in their envelopes at Peggy’s or Ken’s house.
Meeting: Thursday, September 17 at Atilla's.