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Arkadaslar Board Meeting
November 17, 2003

Cecilia's Restaurant

In attendance: Sandy Anderson, Pat Fesci, Marcia Gnuse, Peggy Hanson, Ken Hill, Sandy Pfunder, Linda Scheffer, and Susan Bayley

The meeting began at 6:15 PM.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
Linda reported that we now have 318 paid-up members for 2003, or 13 more members than last year. There is $13,312.29 cash on hand. This fund will be used to continue donating funds to nonprofits in and for Turkey as well as for upcoming membership mailing and the 2003-2004 directory.

Donations
The board reviewed current 2003 donations to selected nonprofits, noting that the 2003 budget calls for $5,050 in donations. To sum up:    

2003 Budget $5,050
Donations to Date $3,550*
Remainder to be donated in 2003 $1,500
                          
                             *To Sevinc Abla, Beekeeping Project, Scholarship Fund, Olson Fund

Action: The Treasurer will issue the following donations: $370 to the C. Erik Olson; $305 to Anatolian Artisans, and $225 to Ashoka for a total of $900..
     Ayes: 8 Nays: 0

Action: The board will increase the donation to Anatolian Artisans by $695 to a total of $1,000.

Next Board Meeting
The next meeting will be at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at Atilla’s restaurant in Arlington, VA.

The meeting ended at 8:00 PM.

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Susan Bayley, President
December 23, 2003