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M i n u t e s
8 October 2009
Atlas Coffee Mill & Café

Present: Dr. Alan F. Button, Marcia & David Debbink, Barbara & Bill Kelly, Mary Poulson, Jan Mirenda Smith & Scott Valitchka, Bob Swain, Peter Thiel, Pat Warrick, Len Weis, Janet Wullner-Faiss Cloak

PRESIDENT Barb Kelly called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m..

MINUTES were approved as written.

TREASURER’S REPORT shows a balance of $3927.86. Accepted.

There was discussion (again) about using the $2300.00 to pay for guests’ dinners.

Janet passed around a packet of brochures and information about the 2010 convention — to be held in Youngstown, Ohio, from June 24 to 27. 

Len urged us to attend a Convocation lecture by Marcia Bjørnerud, professor of geology, on Tuesday, October 20, 11:10 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

Someone said that there was a “slight mention” of our convention in the Torch magazine.
Peter suggested photos of the convention be on our website. Bill and Barb offered to make a photo album.

Discussion returned to the topic of what to do with our excess funds. Mary stressed giving to a charitable organization. She proposed a Torch Fund in the Community Foundation. (Disadvantage: Money can’t be used until it reaches $10,000.00 in 10 years.) Peter suggested Rotary. Scott: the library. Marcia mentioned the Thompson Center.

Barb suggested that each of us come up with ideas for the next meeting.

We adjourned at 7:02 for dinner followed by Scott Valitchka’s program, Human Performance Improvement Process.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Wullner-Faiss Cloak, Secretary


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