Sister Cities Meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m.

City Hall, First Floor Conference Room


Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda Approval

Financial Report

Approval of Minutes: February 5, 2009

Continuing Committee Reports

• Student Exchange
• Hatsume Festival

• Safari Dinner

Sister Schools

Young Artist Competition

New Business

Non-Agenda Items

• Next Meeting: Thursday, April 2, 2009 @ 4:30PM, First Floor Conference Room


 Delray Beach Sister Cities


March 5, 2009


Regular Meeting Minutes


Location:  City Hall, First Floor Conference Room


Members Present

Members Absent

Charlotte Durante

Barbara Dilthey

n’Detenga n’Gurumo

Daisy Fulton

Charles Hardiman

Ted Marshall

Beth Johnston

Lourdes Martinez

Nancy King

Chieko Mihori

Ngozi Mensah

Clovis Moodie

Rhonda Mensah

Peggy Murphy

Jimmy Mihori

Reiko Nishioka

Beverly Ouckama

Becky O’Connor

David Schmidt


Bill Wilsher




Staff Present      


Robert Barcinski

Beth Glickman

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 n’Detenga n’Gurumo and seconded by Beth Johnston.  All voted aye.


Financial Report:   No report given, Becky O’Connor was out sick.


Approval of Minutes:  A motion to accept the February 5, 2009 minutes was made by Beth Johnston and seconded by Jimmy Mihori.  All voted aye.


Continuing Committee Reports:



*Ballet Barika, Dymin & Jomo will entertain

*Letter asking for donations was passed out; Rhonda needs donations by end of the month

*Rhonda will purchase some items to make baskets for raffle, ticket price TBD

*Will do a 50/50 Raffle

*Art person will donate 20% of anything he sells

*Oz/Rhonda will do a 5 minute presentation of their trip

*Beth Johnston will send flyer out to Chamber members

*David/Mr. Barcinski/Rhonda will revisit the zoo to make sure all is in order

*Instead of having a photographer, it was suggested to put disposable cameras on the tables

*Last day to purchase tickets – April 10th

*Every Board member to get 10 invitations to hand out to friends

*Tanzania ambassador to be invited to dinner; David to draft letter for this

*No children’s tickets, same price $75

*No decision on beer/wine sales

*Invitation to be sent out by March 10th

*Take flyers and posters to Hatsume, Zoo and open house at Fire Station

*RSVP Card will have a space to indicate if they are interested in the bus


Sister Schools:  Nothing to report.


Young Artist Competition:  April 6th at Old School Square, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.


New Business:  


Non-Agenda Item:  Next meeting will be the Thursday, April 2, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m., in the First Floor Conference Room.


Adjournment:   Meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.