Arkadaslar Board Meeting
April 20, 2010
attendance: Sandy Anderson, Peggy Hanson, Mike Jewell, Mary Helen
Madden, Linda Scheffer, Dave Weinman, and Alice Antwine (T-10). This is
five Board Members and not a quorum. Board Members will be asked to vote on
all issues in an email accompanying the meeting notes.
reported that we have 356 paid members, and last year had 395 by the end of
We have 138
persons contributing to projects for $3,100, and had over $4,000 last year.
Based on the
project budget, there will only be a $200 at the end of the year. We
considered whether we should drop any of the projects.
included increasing membership by working through the group leaders.
to mail the checks to the projects in the fall.
The budget is
tighter, even though we raised the dues this year. Postage costs have
increased, and we’re sending Buralarda out three times a year.
We also noted
that we had earlier agreed to maintain our old projects and consider other
projects if we had additional money.
Treasurer’s Report and Budget were approved.
University was going to get back to us on the possibility of archives.
Sandy exchanged emails with a librarian at American Univ. who said he would
investigate. American Univ. is trying to have something special for the
Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary, September 22 – 26, 2011
will serve as the Peace Corps’ 50th Planning Committee.
looking into booking a hotel in Arlington, about a mile from the Metro.
Rooms are about $79 each. Mary Helen pointed out that we should not have to
pay for using one of their meeting rooms. Their meeting rooms accommodate
an estimated 50 people.
We would like
to be invited to the Turkish Embassy, possibly for a reception.
assuming that Friday, September 23, the different groups will have dinner
together at different Turkish restaurants or other locations.
At the last
reunion, ATA-DC had a wine & cheese reception for us early in the evening.
program, we’d like a presentation on the projects, and an update on what’s
going on in Turkey.
We could have
tables around the outside with memorabilia.
We would like
to have Bill Moyers speak. He is hard to get, but we could invite him now.
We would like
the large group – plenary session to be on Friday, daytime or afternoon. If
not, then we can have it Thursday night.
Global Reunions in DC in 1986 and 1995.
our last Global Reunion were designed by Marianne Leach and had a map of
Turkey, our programs, and all our sites given against a background with a
çay bardak. We debated whether to reprint the same t-shirt again. Alice
Antwine, who joined us for this meeting, is an artist and will contact
Marianne Leach to discuss the availability of the original design, as well
as think about alternative designs.
be asked to prepare biographical books of and for their members.
distributed samples from the Korean book and photos that Dick Janzig,
project director, is proposing for the Arkadaşlar Book. Photos will be
clustered around certain themes.
If the book
should cost $50 and we order 200 of them, the cost is $10,000. There are
three strategies that are being considered to address the cost:
Have people pay for the books up front prior to printing.
Use internet publishing where the books are printed as they are
Seek a grant to help underwrite the costs.
We also may
reduce the cost by not printing hard-bound, or printing a fewer number of
whether we need an edition of Buralarda to go out this May, and
decided we did because
We need to send out the call for photos and written stories for the
We want to outline the activities being planned for the Peace Corps’
Mike will want to encourage more memberships, and for people to
donate to projects.
We need for people to tell Linda Scheffer if they think they are
coming to the 50th, and whether they need a hotel, free lodging,
or have a place to stay.
We would also like their ideas, and encourage their active
issue of Buralarda will be at the end of August.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:30 at Atillas.