Sister Cities Meeting

Thursday, October 2, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m.

City Hall, First Floor Conference Room


Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda Approval

Financial Report

Approval of Minutes:  September 4, 2008

Continuing Committee Reports


·      Student Exchange

·      Golf Tournament, October 4, 2008


Sister Cities Sculpture

Sister Schools

New Business

·      Approval of FY08-09 Budget

Non-Agenda Items

·      Next Meeting:  Thursday, November 6, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m., City Hall First Floor Conference Room


Delray Beach Sister Cities

October 2, 2008

Regular Meeting Minutes

Location:  City Hall, First Floor Conference Room

Members Present

Members Absent

Charlotte Durante

Barbara Dilthey

n’Detenga n’ Gurumo

Lourdes Engroff

Nancy King

Daisy Fulton

Ted Marshall

Charles Hardiman

Ngozi Mensah

Beth Johnston

Chieko Mihori

Rhonda Mensah

Jimmy Mihori

Clovis Moodie

Becky O’Connor

Peggy Murphy

David Schmidt

Reiko Nishioka

Bill Wilsher

Beverly Ouckama

Staff Present      


Robert Barcinski

Gene Fisher

Donna Beldowicz

Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m. by President David Schmidt.

Roll Call:  As listed above.

Agenda Approval:  A motion was made to accept the agenda by Bill Wilsher and seconded by Oz Mensah.  All voted aye.

Financial Report:   The financial report was given by Becky O’Connor for the month of September 2008, which is also the end of the fiscal year.  Becky reported revenue of $33,705 and expenses of $28,363 with a net income of $5,342 to date.  The cash bank balance was reported as $45,036 with $18,013 of the balance reserved for Moshi and $27,023 for Miyazu as of September 30, 2008.  A motion to accept the financial report was made by n’Detenga n’ Gurumo and seconded by Ted Marshall.  All voted aye.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion to accept the September 4, 2008 minutes was made by Jimmy Mihori and seconded by Becky O’Connor.  All voted aye.

Continuing Committee Reports:


·      Student Exchange:   

·      Golf Tournament:  October 4, 2008 at the Delray Beach Golf Club.  Registration starts at 7:15 a.m., Scramble/Shotgun at 8:00 a.m., then lunch and awards at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Barcinski reported that we have 16 teams playing, 20 hole sponsors and 27 raffle prizes to date.  He thanked everyone who has volunteered to help on Saturday.

·      Moshi:   See Sister Schools.

Sister Cities Sculpture:  Mr. Gene Fisher, President Pineapple Grove, asked to talk to the Board about a piece of artwork with the theme of “3 Sisters” for Pineapple Grove with the thoughts of putting it somewhere around the Old School Square Parking Garage. He said he had verbal commitments from Arts Advisory Council, Pineapple Grove and what he thought was Delray Beach Sister Cities Committee for $3,000 each.  Mr. Fisher was told that the Sister Cities Board had not done this, that Charles Hardiman had been pursuing the artwork.  David said that the Board will talk to Mr. Hardiman when he returns to get the matter worked out and get back to Mr. Fisher. 

Sister Schools:  Oz put a packet together to present to the Education Board on December 1, 2008 (Oz will email this to the board members to digest and bring their thoughts back to the next meeting).  He feels that each school that participates should have their principle on board and each have 2 ambassadors that would work with their Sister School.  Oz also drafted a proclamation (attached) that outlines our intent for the Sister Schools program and would like this to be signed by the Mayor and Commission.

New Business: 

Non-Agenda Item:  Next meeting will be Thursday, November 6, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m., City Hall First Floor Conference Room.

Gurumo asked for items and information from everyone to put on our website.

Adjournment:   Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.