Meeting Agenda, December 6th, 2008

Place : Newton Public Library

9:00 – 9:30 – Arrival/Coffee/rolls etc

9:30 – 12:00 – KPP business meeting – see agenda below

12:00 – 1:00 (Box lunches ordered from Breadbasket)

Special afternoon Feature

1:00: Robert Kreider, Mennonite Historian, will lead an informal discussion on the history of the Mennonites in Paraguay, and the Mennonite World Conference to be held in Asuncion, July 14-19, 2009.

2:00: Visit to Kauffman Museum in North Newton: The permanent exhibit of this renowned museum tells the story of Russian Mennonites coming to Central Kansas. A new exhibit is entitled, “The Mirror of the Martyrs,” tells the story of Anabaptist persecution during the 1500s & 1600s. Robert Kreider was the key person in developing this exhibit and will introduce the exhibit prior to our moving over to the museum.

Agenda for business meeting.

9:30 am Call to order – Introductions, changes, additions to agenda

Minutes of last board meeting – Marcia Newton

Treasurer’s report – Dave Schafer

President’s report – John Poertner

Chaco Water Project

D& O Insurance

Paraguay Trip with Brown and Gold

Travelers on POA grants

Steve Penner – Family practice exchange – Dr. Penner to present

Karen Hyde – June travel with Lawrence HS students

Reena Berger – Action – request for small grant.

Donna Schenck-Hamlin – Action –request approval

Committee Reports – Committees with action items listed first

Nominating committee report

Education – Edith Black, Kim Kreicker, Arla Jones,

Action – request for small grant for Youth Ambassadors

Action – consideration of not giving one scholarship this year due to market conditions.

Teacher/student exchanges

Pittsburg program

Reach Out – Kim Kreicker, Arla Jones, Bob Klemm (membership)

New brochure –

Committee reports – no action necessary

Emergency Preparedness – Steve Richards

Civil Society – Donna Schenck-Hamlin

Cultural Arts – Lynn Wilson

Health – Merrill Raber

International trade – Melissa Birch

Natural resources – Bob Klemm

Agriculture – Dave Schafer

Women in Development – Tina Williams

Other old business

Annual meeting

New business

Pittsburg – Villarrica Sister City Project

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