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April Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2013

Meeting April 11, 2013

The April 11 meeting was called to order at 8:55 PM following a very interesting presentation Amy Noble Seitz on “What’s New in Discovery”.  Amy’s company, EDG, organizes and transports exhibits for arts and cultural organizations without the resources to handle this themselves.

Minutes:  Following the call to order, the minutes of the previous meeting were approved as shown on the blog.

Treasurer’s Report:  The checking account before paying for tonight’s program is $4067.76. Our share for last month’s program on bullying (1/2 of the fee) was $95.20.

Committee Reports:

  • Program – Next month’s Mystery Dinner meeting will be one hour’s drive from Blooming Prairie. Following discussion it was decided to leave from the Blooming Prairie H.S. parking lost at 5:45 PM if possible for members. Dress should be dressy casual.  The meals will be in the $15 – $20 area.
  • Membership – No report.

Old Business:

a.  Village Affair:

1.  Women of Today Meeting:  Pam F., Marilyn M. and Beth K., reporting on meeting with the group, indicated they seemed surprised and flattered at the idea of collaboration. They would like to help on the next Village Affair and were willing to have three ladies on the steering committee. We would still need to handle the mailings. Pam is checking on the food service. Betty B. moved that we collaborate on combining our logos on advertisement. Following a second by Heidi H., the motion passed. Heidi suggested that we notify vendors of the possible transition situation. Women of Today have an insurance policy and are checking of coverage would  include the Village Affair, which could help AAUW’s expenses.

b.  Nominating Committee:  The following persons were approved for the positions listed below:

Treasurer – Beth K.

Vice-president membership – Phyllis D.

Vice-presidents program – Heidi H. and Jean P.

During program VP discussion, Amy Heinz Baker was mentioned as a possible program idea.

c.  Convention Attendees:  Nancy V. was approved.

New Business:

a.  Vote for Officers:  The vote was completed during the nominating process, as listed above.

       b.   Scholarship Committee reports:  Marilyn W. and Joanne S. were added to the scholarship committee. Beth K. suggested that the scholarships ne larger to increase their importance. Following motions by Betty B. and Beth K., the amount to be divided into scholarships was approved at $3,ooo. The division of the moneys will be decided by the committee. The applications should be gotten from Mary W. by the end of April. The need to advertise qualification, etc., including in the newspaper, ws discussed. Nancy V. will see to this.

c. Member News/Updates:  Marilyn M. asked if there was anyone who might have something to use for the Village Affair raffle. Also mentioned in discussion was the need for more members.  It was suggested that members should bring guests to our regular meetings to generate interest. 

Announcements:  Our next meeting will be the mystery dinner on May 9, instructions above in the minutes.

There being no further announcements, the meeting adjourned a 9:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Ardis K


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