The meeting for October 2, 2010 Board Meeting was called to order by President Jackson. This meeting was held earlier to allow the Association to be available to participate in the Rice Festival parade.
Prayer was offered by Louis Ray with the minutes of the last meeting being read by Lois Armelin. The minutes were approved as read.
Louis Ray gave the treasurer’s report which was approved by the Board. He reported that the roof had rain damage but had been repaired.
The Board agreed to enter a decorated vehicle in the Rice Festival which is to be held on the third Saturday of the month. Robbie Hart volunteered to head this project. Those who would like to help decorate the vehicle will meet on the Friday night before to prepare the decorations. There is a community project, “Monopoly Board Walk,” being conducted by the Economic Development Committee of Bay City. We will inquire about participating in this.
Our “Thanksgiving Baskets” will be prepared by Eva Marende and Devora Hebert. All Board members are asked to bring can good, non-perishable goods and monetary donations to the next meeting to help implement this project.
Annie Bratcher will secure a hotel for the next Convention as well as obtain bids for a band. Dorothy Walton will reserve the Service Center as an alternate to our Friday night activity. More brainstorming was done to find additional activities for fund raising purposes.
The next meeting will be held on November 20, 2010 and the food baskets will be prepared at this time. The meeting was adjourned with prayer.