Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Minutes from August 28, 2007 meeting

    • The meeting began at 6:30pm
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Treasurer Report – $772 in account - $500 designated for postage for care packages
    • Old Business
      • Chapter 1 vs. Chapter 2 – Debbie Miller explained that we are officially chapter 2. There is another chapter in Lake Havasu that began before ours. There is also a chapter 3 just starting to form in the Phoenix area. Those who purchased and paid for shirts will receive replacement ones with the chapter 2 on them at no charge. A donation was made to cover the cost of the replacement shirts.
      • Bonnielee – calling tree – the sign up sheet went around asking for a cell phone number or an emergency number – from that, she will form a calling tree and email to us all so that, in the event of an emergency, we can contact everyone in a matter of minutes
      • Bonnielee – still has pins, bears & shirts available to purchase
    • New Business
      • Bylaws & BSM Handbook can be found at www.bluestarmothers.org – scroll to the bottom of the page. The bylaws are listed as 3 separate parts to view
      • Subject of Thank You cards for those who have donated was brought up-suggestion was made to get a template for some sort of certificate-Barb L. will check with a friend of hers in the printing business
    • Fundraising
      • Debbie S. talked about wanting some volunteers to form a committee. Some possible fundraising events are the Wooden Nickel program from WildOats, booth at the Pima County Fair, Silent Auction with donated items from local businesses. Would be nice to have a BSM brochure available at these events also. Debbie M. to check into that. Having a banner for our booth or table was also mentioned.
    • Announcements
      • April Bolt – Tom wants every mom to have a bracelet he made at no cost
      • Sept. 8th, 6:00AM – Rummage Sale at VFW Hall to benefit 1/285th FRG
      • Sept. 11th – Operation Homefront 2007 Freedom Walk – Reid Park – registration begins at 5:00, candlelight walk begins at 6:30
      • Sept. 21st, 6:00PM – POW-MIA Ceremony & Dinner at VFW Hall
      • Magnetamerica.com is a good website for blue star magnets
      • Grantham University (http://www.grantham.edu/promo/bluestar2.php) offers a free blue star flag as well as information on free tuition for military and their families
    • Guest Speaker: Rick Rodriquez
    • Closing: Serenity Prayer
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm
    • Next meeting Sept. 25th, 6:30pm
    • Minutes reported by Debbie Miller

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