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Arkadaslar Board Meeting
Sept 15, 2004

Atilla's Restaurant, Arlington

In attendance: Dave Weinman, John Wintrol, Allen Gall, Linda Scheffer, Sandy Pfunder, Ken Hill, Sandy Anderson, Mike Jewell

Collection of our Stories from the Listserv
We discussed what to do with the stories that have been posted on the listserv. Ideas included the Kennedy Museum with its PC Archives, putting them on our website, and publishing them. Publication could include a straight printing of the material, or reducing to 200 pages, perhaps as coffee table books with pictures and stories on different topics.

We wondered if the true value was in the experience of sharing them on the listserv, and that publication would not be a good idea. They are about 460 pages. We can get an estimate, and get a book editor to look at it.

Treasurerís Report
We discussed contributions to the organizations that we support and decided to send last yearís amounts and reexamine the situation next spring for a supplemental contribution.

Bylaws
We felt that we should know or have clear reasons for why we want bylaws. They would be a step in incorporating and becoming a 510(c)(3) non-profit, and it would allow our members to receive a tax deduction for their contributions. However, incorporation will not provide any additional liability protection to the board members, and the preparation of annual tax reports is too demanding. We concluded that what we have has worked for a long time, that we operate as a consensus organization, and that we donít want to be incorporated. It was voted that we not have bylaws.

Bayram Dinners
The Board decided to give the postcards and bookmarks made from old directory covers to people who attend the Bayram dinners. The Turkish ambassador, Peace Corps Director, Director of NPCA, and Bulent Atalay will be invited to the Washington Bayram dinner.

Next Board Meeting
The next meeting will be at Atilla's on December 8, 2004. The meeting was adjourned.

 

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