Pittsburg hosting next quarterly meeting

Please join us at our next quarterly meeting in Pittsburg on Saturday, June 12th.

Agenda and Schedule:

Coffee at 9:30 am

Pittsburg, Kansas.  Room 316 in Hughes Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State University.  It is the second building on the south side of the street next to the electronic sign on Broadway.  There is an elevator at the north end of the building.  Parking is available on the north side and south side of Hughes Hall.

If people are going to come in the night before I recommend the Comfort Inn or Holiday Inn Express on Highway 69 north of the downtown area of Pittsburg.  I cannot recommend the Econo-lodge.

We will plan to have lunch together at some nearby restaurant and visit the PSU Veterans Memorial.  It is on the east side of campus and is quite impressive.  It has a half scale model of the Vietnam Memorial wall, an eternal flame in a pool, and pavers with the names of veterans.

Draft Agenda

10:00 am  Call to order – Introductions, changes, additions to agenda

Minutes of last board meeting– Nan Porter

Treasurer’s report – Dave Schafer

President’s report – John Poertner

Meeting in Hays on Sept 11

WSU Student merienda

Travelers on POA grants

Donna Schenck-Hamlin – approved

Blanca Gatti – needing performance venues

Dr. Belen Ramirez – approved

Old business

Partner Cities (action requested)

New business

Policy regarding gifts for exceptional volunteers (action requested)

Committee Reports

Outreach – Frequency of newsletters (action requested).

Education – Edith Black, Kim Kreicker, Mary Bradshaw, Arla Jones

Scholarship Fund

Youth Ambassadors

High School Exchanges

Agriculture – Dave Schafer – Request of US Embassy in Paraguay.

Emergency Preparedness – Steve Richards

Health  – Merrill Raber

Cultural Arts – Lynn Wilson, Arlo Kasper, Merril Raber

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

Civil Society – Donna Schenck-Hamlin

International trade – Melissa Birch

Natural resources – Bob Klemm

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