Sister Cities Meeting

Thursday, August 6, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m.

City Hall, First Floor Conference Room


Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda Approval

Financial Report

Approval of Minutes:  July 2, 2009

Continuing Committee Reports



Sister Cities International African Grant

Delray Beach Sister Cities Retreat

New Business

Non-Agenda Items


 Delray Beach Sister Cities

August 6, 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

Beth Johnston

Charles Hardiman

Nancy King

Lourdes Martinez

Ted Marshall

Rhonda Mensah

Ngozi Mensah

Clovis Moodie

Jimmy Mihori

Reiko Nishioka

Chieko Mihori


Peggy Murphy


Becky O’Connor


Beverly Ouckama


David Schmidt


Bill Wilsher




Staff Present      


Donna Beldowicz




Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 4:32 p.m. by President David Schmidt.

Roll Call:  As listed above.

Agenda Approval:  A motion was made to approve the agenda by Becky O’Connor and seconded by Jimmy Mihori.  All voted aye.

Financial Report:   The financial report was given by Becky O’Connor for the month of July 2009.  Becky reported revenue of $25,576 and expenses of $26,665 with a net loss of $1,089 to date.  The cash bank balance was reported as $43,947 with $15,188 of the balance reserved for Moshi and $28,759 for Miyazu as of July 31, 2009.  The only expenses were for Bon Festival.  Becky will move the insurance from the Beer Sales Expense to the Administration column. A motion to accept the financial report was made by Ted Marshall and seconded by n’Detenga n’Gurumo.  All voted aye.   
David made a presentation on July 22, 2009 to the City in reference to the application that Sister Cities submitted to the City asking for $2,500 in funding.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion to accept the July 2, 2009 minutes was made by Bev Ouckama and seconded by Bill Wilsher.  All voted aye.

Continuing Committee Reports:


Sister Cities International African Grant:  The group did not get the application in, but n’Gurumo, on his own, did submit an application late but has not heard anything back.  Moshi said they would be interested in getting a grant for solid waste.

Delray Beach Sister Cities Retreat:  September 12, 2009 at the Tennis Center, upstairs.  There will be a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., retreat will start at 9:00 a.m., and end around 1:00 p.m.  A motion was made by Beth Johnston to accept the contract for the retreat and seconded by Oz Mensah.  All voted aye.  The cost will be $825 for a ½ day retreat and summary and will be facilitated by Kathy Brink.

New Business: 

Non-Agenda Item:  Next meeting will be the Thursday, September 3, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m., in the First Floor Conference Room.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 5:07 p.m.