Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 15th at noon. We will meet at the Village Properties (30050 SW Town Center Loop, West, Wilsonville, OR 97070) in their meeting room.
Agenda for next meeting:
- Review and approve changes to By-Laws
- Elect Officers for 2012
- Review and discuss volunteer opportunities
- Review calendar for 2012
- Review fund-raising ideas
Proposed Changes to By-Laws:
This year, we have received inquiries from potential club members who have sons or daughters who are attending a prep school before entering the USMA. We discussed this at our board meeting in August, and have recommended a change to our by-laws to grant membership to not only parents of prep school appointees, but also related family members of cadets and graduates:
Section 3 Associate membership will be extended to any family member of an active cadet or any parent or guardian of a cadet candidate enrolled at an approved USMA Prep Academy.
Article IV Dues
Section 4: Associate membership dues will be set by the board.
Proposed Slate of Officers for 2012
At our last meeting, we solicited candidates and volunteers for club officers and other club positions. The following people have stepped up for the coming year:
- Bill and Nancy Sampson – VP
- Mark and Kimberly Landsen – Treasurer
- Mike and Susan Barnes – Secretary
- Mike and Deb Mihalik – President
- Jimmy and Karen Khoo – historian
- Gary Smith and Phyllis McCanna
- Cheryl Hockaday – fund raising
Proposed Calendar for 2012:
Following our past year’s schedule the following calendar is proposed:
- January 21
Business Meeting,installation of new officers, Boodle for our Cadets and Soldiers
- April 14
Hail & Fairwell to our Class of 2012 who will graduate on May xx, 2012
- June 23
Welcome BBQ for the Class of 2016
- August 25
Summer Meeting, Boodle for our Cadets
- October 20
Business Meeting, Election of Officers
Note: Tentative until approved.
Our club funding is in fine shape as the Treasurer’s report indicates, but there is a continued need to replenish these funds each year to fund our efforts: parting gifts to graduates and past officers, birthday gifts for our cadets, food and drinks for our meetings, and the sending of special boodle to our cadets and soldiers if the need might develop. In past years, this also included seed money for the semi-annual All Service Academy Ball. It will be several years, though, before this responsibility rotates back to our club.
There are many ways to raise funds for the club, ranging from our past tulip sales, to the club store, to soliciting donations from members and interested parties, to name a few. Our next meeting will be an opportunity to review past efforts, and to solicit ideas for the coming year.
See you all at the next meeting!