June 24 Meeting
Veterans for Peace
Rachel Corrie Chapter 109
Attendance: George H, Robert S, Jody T, Jim J
,Ken S, Terry Z, Lois W, Duane K, Jiro
K, David B, Jerry M, Alec C, Zoltan G, Debi M, Dan R, Jacqui
B, Cheryl C, Tom B, Mike C, Mary C
and free speech round about.
of the previous meeting were approved.
reported that we have $944.82 in the grant account,
$188.73 in the general account. Super
Saturday tabling resulted in $54 in donations and item
sales. Later in the meeting the hat was passed which resulted
in $69 for the general fund. A suggested bylaw change to
clarify the role of the treasurer will be sent out on e-mail.
Plans for the Tumwater 4th of July parade.
About twelve people indicated they would walk in the parade. ANW
Memorial: Jim J has applied for August 26-27
at the Heritage Park. 7pm take-down on the second
day. Ask other groups to help with the cost by requesting
$25/group. There will likely be 3700 names of the fallen by
then. "Sand in the City" may be the same weekend which will
increase visibility of the memorial. Jim J also reported that
the VfP National Convention will be in
St. Louis, August 15-19, 2007. See VeteransForPeace.org web
site for all the details.
Guest Jacqui Brown-Miller of
"Alliance for Democracy" requested sponsorship of the Indy Media group
of programs, indicating that she had already received more than enough
person donations from chapter members to pay for a
sponsorship. It was agreed that she would indicate the
chapter name on the program credits.
New Business: Terry
invited everyone to the Alternative 4th of July celebration at
Sylvester Park, "Freedom from Tyranny and War"
with music, free speech, nonviolent games, etc.
Jody explained the Beyond Hiroshima
activities in August...to help, contact her. Zoltan is
forming an action team to have movie event
at the FOR fall retreat, showing "Soldiers Speak Out, along with "War
Made Easy". This event will help build the
membership of IVAW and VfP. The retreat is Nov. 9 and 10 in
Lacey. Dan reported on the Vietnam Friendship Village..we
sent $600 from the grant fund to that project.
Mary C, founder of the Peace Scouts,
explained that program for elementary school kids.
Traditions Cafe: July 15, 1:30pm social time,
2:00pm meeting, (12:30pm board meeting)