1. Call to order @ 4:07 pm
Welcome & Acknowledgements – present were Sharon Smith, Sharleen Boothe, Fay Ramsay, Joyce Tomlinson (new member), Michelle Manley, and Jacquie Gayle Buckley.
On Conference Call: Violette Wright, Sandra Reece-Riggs, Michelle
Facey-Josephs, Alcia Aries, Jennifer Dean
Apologies – Fiolina Lovell Burnett, Karen Lee Murphy, Sheryl Ann Mullings-Black, Violette Wright, Cherokee Stewart, Gloria Stephenson, Bridget Newman, Donna Silvera.
2. Review of last meeting’s minutes
Section 2 – remove the extra word “not”
Section 4a (v) – should read “Karen Lee Murphy and Carol White agreed to be responsible”
In attendance: Jacquie Gayle Buckley
Section 4b (ii) – should read “Leary” (Chrichton, Mullings & Associates)
Michelle moved for the adoption, seconded by Jacquie.
3. Matters for Discussion
Fundraiser – Family Fun Day (FFD), 7/13/13
Challenges re weather
Top ticket sellers recognized
Made $400 less than last year with profit of about $1250
Marcia Duncan Scott of Batten Farms pleased with the partnership
Commended Karen Lee Murphy’s daughter re video of FFD
Main source of income was the Family Fun Day
Dr. Hugh Allen’s $50 towards Sharmaine Allen Scholarship
Expenses: See financial statement for details
Family Fun Day
Swan Dance Deposit 11/16 – St Benedict’s Church Hall
Big Sister Program
No documentation for 2011/12 & 2012/13 allocations despite multiple & continuous requests since Jun
List of awardees continue to grow (now 7) We would like another chapter to share responsibility. We have two new student-athletes coming onboard.
Community Outreach Efforts
Sharon welcomed and explained what is involved with the outreach program to new member Joyce Tomlinson.
Sharon highlighted outreach activities – All Alumni Mtg and their sponsorship of St. Mary’s Basic School (bathroom). Executives voted $150 to assist in replacing pit latrines with bathroom. Participated in Kiwanis Xmas in July.
Fay attended St. George’s Primary Reunion – 8/3/13
Michelle attended Hampton/Monroe event with Sharon, Vivean & Sireta and sold tickets for Independence Dance (SHAAFL received $3 for each sold).
Upcoming events – Calabar/Queens event in September
St. Hugh’s Day – Church suggestion – Holy Family (Violette and Carol White to report on availability in 2 weeks).
4. Any Other Business
Moral support need for:
Janice Wright (Past Exec. Member)- her mother not well.
Alsia Aris (Immediate Past VP) – Mother not well
Violette Wright – mother is also ailing
Donna Silvera’s – father not well
Presentation on Entrepreneurship by Jacquie Gayle Buckley
5. Next gathering – Oct 12, 2013 @ South Broward Library, Pembroke Pines, 3 – 5 pm.
6. Adjournment – Meeting adjourned at 5:40 pm, moved – Jacquie Gayle Buckley and seconded – Michelle Manley