Delray Beach Sister Cities

April 1, 2004

Regular Meeting

Location:            City of Delray Beach, 1st Floor Conference Room

Members Present                                                            Members Absent

Larry Rosensweig                                                            Theodore Marshall, Jr.

Charlotte Durante                                                             Morton Noble

Clovis Moodie                                                                  Daisy Fulton

Charles Hardiman                                                             Kathy Weigel

Becky O’Connor                                                             Jimmy Mihori

Nancy King                                                                      n’Detenga n’Gurumo

David Schmidt                                                             Beth Johnston

Ngozi Mensah                                                                  Peggy Murphy

William Wilsher

Bonnie Stelzer

Staff Present                                                                    Staff Absent

Robert Barcinski                                                             Pat Archer

Tracey A. Sweeney

Guests Present

John Bennett

Lourdes Engroff


Call to Order: – Meeting was called to order by Chairperson David Schmidt at 4:00 p.m.

Roll Call: – As listed above.

Approval of Minutes: – A motion was made by Charles Hardiman, seconded by Becky O’Connor to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2004 meeting.  All voted aye.

Financial Report: - Ms. Becky O’Connor gave an updated financial report with a net total income for revenue to be $5,929.  A motion was made by Ngozi Mensah, seconded by Larry Rosensweig to approve the financial report.  All voted aye.


Amend Agenda: - David Schmidt requested the Board to amend the agenda for April 1st meeting to vote on approving Lourdes Engroff (she will be replacing Kathy Wiegel).  A motion was made by Larry Rosensweig, seconded by Ngozi Mensah to welcome Lourdes in replacing Kathy Wiegel on the Board.

Status 501 (c) (3) Designation: - Mr. David Schmidt reported he is still working on this item.

Moshi Committee: -

Status Books for Moshi – 453 books were shipped to Moshi.  The shipping cost and purchase of books were $8,930. 

Safari Dinner – David Schmidt requested Board members to invite friends and family members to the Safari Dinner.  Mr. Mensah reported the dinner is set for 04/23/04 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Municipal Golf Club.  Rhonda Mensah is working on the silent auction items. 


Saba Saba – Mr. Mensah advised on July 7, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. at Old School Square (pavilion) the Delray Beach Sister Cities will honor Saba Saba and Dr. Charles Eschenburg.  This event is encouraging the community to get involved.

Miyazu Committee: -

Hatsume Beer Sales – Becky O’Connor reported she have not received any payment from Morikami for the Hatsume beer sales.

Discussion of Gift for Miyazu 50th Anniversary and Trip – Jimmy Mihori is working with a travel agent on the trip to Miyazu for the 50th Anniversary.

Golf Tournament – Mr. Bob Barcinski reported the tournament is set for May 8th and everything is on schedule.

Students from Miyazu – Charlotte Durante advised the students from Miyazu enjoyed their visit to Delray Beach.  David Schmidt wanted to thank Charlotte Durante, Tony Durante and his wife for all of their help with the students.


Larry Rosensweig reported Jimmy Mihori and his wife will be honored with an award.

Special Committee Reports: -

Young Artist Competition – Ms. Nancy King reported she received 100 entries and the reception will be held at Old School Square on April 19th at 5:30 pm.  City of Boynton Beach Sister Cities Committee is having their Young Artist Competition reception on April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at their Children’s Museum and is inviting Board members to attend.

President’s Report – Mr. Schmidt reported he is working with Mt. Dora, Florida to have the meeting in early May.

Women in Visual Arts Exhibit –Moshi and Miyazu are participating in this exhibit.

Tourist Trip to Miyazu – Mr. Schmidt reported this event is postponed until next year.

Membership Brochure – Ms. King is requesting input from Board members on creating a new brochure.  Ms. King was requesting direction from the Board on benefits for new membership.

Non-Agenda Items – It was noted that the sculpture at Old School Square is damaged and needs to be looked at.


Adjournment  - This being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.