In attendance: Mike Jewell, Linda Scheffer, Lynn Maichle,
Ken Hill, Valerie Olson, John Gallivan, Tom Kral, Elliot Eisenberg, Dave
Weinman, Ellie LeBaron, Kathy Kral
in Arkadaşlar in 2013: 471 (vs 401 in 2012)
Buralarda The Board agreed that
the newest edition of Buralarda was excellent as
usual and agreed that late
August to mid-September prior to Cumhurriyet Bayrami was ideal for timing of
the next edition.
MIke to talk to Steve
and Peggy about options for next edition.
Possibly include trip report
Projects for 2013: The Board agreed to continue funding the six
current projects we have been supporting. Someone will get an estimate
from Populore for the photo book.
Listserv Message Monitoring: Ken Hill
volunteered to screen emails. For questionable emails he will call the
author; for spam and ”objectionable” emails, he’ll send out an email to the
membership warning them not to open and will also delete the messages.
John Gallivan volunteered to edit the book page. Other suggestions: 1)
make landing page more friendly; 2) increase font size; 3) group
information in boxes with visible titles to make the ‘look’ more graphically
appealing. Ellie LeBaron requested assistance; e.g. someone to
monitor website for new information & send messages notifying listserv
members of updates.
NPCA would like
RPCV assistance in volunteering for projects. Since volunteers must
pay their own way and NPCA receives a percentage of that fee, Ken Hill
suggested this was a dubious process & not advantageous to RPCVs. Mike and
Ken pointed out that Arkadaslar has been active
on volunteer projects on its own.
Conference Panel & Award:
ATAA National Leadership Council has been expanded to include
representatives from the former Soviet Republics. Mike Jewell, Ken Hill &
Ellie LeBaron participated in the April meeting and shared their volunteer
experiences. Panel showed video of T-1 that Peggy Hanson created. Mike
Jewell showed us the award Arkadaşlar received
Directory: All material has been forwarded to
publisher; who estimated 2 weeks to complete first draft of layout.
Sections sent: Groups, Addresses, Maiden Names, Sites, Deceased, Current
Geography, Stories (19 + 18 accompanying photos), other photos (258 with
high scores; will likely include about 50%)
Next meeting: Tuesday August 13