Sister Cities Meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m.

City Hall, First Floor Conference Room


Call to Order

Roll Call

Agenda Approval

Financial Report

Approval of Minutes:  September 3, 2009

Continuing Committee Reports



Sister Cities International African Grant

Delray Beach Sister Cities Retreat

New Business

Non-Agenda Items


 Delray Beach Sister Cities

October 1, 2009

Regular Meeting Minutes

Location:  City Hall, First Floor Conference Room

Members Present

Members Absent

Charlotte Durante

Charles Hardiman

Daisy Fulton

Beth Johnston

n’Detenga n’Gurumo

Ted Marshall

Nancy King

Lourdes Martinez

Ngozi Mensah

Chieko Mihori

Rhonda Mensah

Clovis Moodie

Jimmy Mihori

Peggy Murphy

Reiko Nishioka


Becky O’Connor


Beverly Ouckama


David Schmidt


Bill Wilsher




Staff Present      


Robert Barcinski


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 approve the agenda by Becky O’Connor and seconded by Beverly Ouckama.  All voted aye.

Financial Report:   The financial report was given by Becky O’Connor for the month of September 2009 and September is also the end of the fiscal year.  Becky reported total revenues of $33,030 and expenses of $29,320 with a net income of $3,710 to date and for the year.  The cash bank balance was reported as $48,746 with $19,634 of the balance reserved for Moshi and $29,112 for Miyazu as of September 30, 2009.  Becky also provided the Income Statement for Obon with a net income of $6,080.  A motion to accept the financial report was made by Bill Wilsher and seconded by n’Detenga n’Gurumo.  All voted aye.   

Approval of Minutes:  A motion to accept the September 3, 2009 minutes was made by Bev Ouckama and seconded by n’Detenga n’Gurumo.  All voted aye.


Continuing Committee Reports:


Sister Cities International African Grant:  7 cities were selected; we were not one of them.  They will be doing a second round of applications in the Spring of 2010.  You can go to their website to see the winners.  It was suggested that since Moshi is very interested in solid waste that maybe it can be arranged that Moshi get touch with our SWA.

Delray Beach Sister Cities Retreat:  The retreat was on September 12, 2009 at the Tennis Center and was facilitated by Kathy Brink.  David thanked those who participated.  He asked all to please look at the summary Kathy Brink sent out and get back to him with any comments or corrections you may have.  Also, please review the draft policies that were also sent out, they were modeled after the United Way policies.  Send David your comments or corrections; he would like to vote on these at the next meeting.  Becky was asked to please review the financial policy.

New Business:  FYI – the City approved $1,800 for Sister Cities this fiscal year.

Non-Agenda Item:  Next meeting will be the Thursday, November 5, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m., in the First Floor Conference Room.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.