FQ Annual Meeting Results - June 14, 2009
Submitted on Sat, 01/30/2010 - 02:32. FQ News
FQ ANNUAL MEETING - June 14, 2009
By Karen Clough
June 14, 2009 was a wonderful afternoon for the FQ annual picnic/meeting. Tom and Sue Gittins provided a great back yard and sausages and hamburgers. Everyone brought side dishes to complement the feast.
FQ President Lou Ferrand discussed plans for the next year. Our goal is to give out at least $3,000 in grants and scholarships each quarter, totaling at least $12,000 per year. Most grants and scholarships are for $300 or less.
In addition, Lou talked about what a small amount of money can do. For example, a FQ grant is paying for teachers at a computer lab near San Cristobal to give computer classes to more than 30 Dominicans.
Elections were held for Fondo Q Board members and officers. BJ Warren, Bill Threlkeld, and Anne Kopley were nominated and elected to new three-year terms. Laura Sundquist, an ex-PCV who served as FQ liaison in the DR during her PC service, was elected as a new Board member.
Officers elected are: President, Lou Ferrand; Vice President, BJ Warren; Secretary, Karen Clough; and Treasurer, Bill Threlkeld.
Tom Gittins will continue as Events Chair, and Joanna Mauer will continue as Newsletter Editor.
Some of us "early" PC folks had conversations with people from our group who live in the DC Metropolitan area but who we had not kept in touch with. Nobody in the group could remember the number for us. Were we DR 5 or DR 7? We were there from 1963-1965. One thing we did agree upon, however, was that our PC experience was the best thing we had ever accomplished in our mostly colorful lives.
Should you be in the Washington area during the first or second weeks of June, plan to join the festivities.
Who knows, you may rekindle some friendships.