Rachel Corrie Chapter 109 Veterans For Peace Regular Meeting Minutes 21 February 2010

Location:  Traditions Fair Trade, 5th Ave and Water St; Olympia, WA


Members present:  T. Zander,  M. Fleming, D. Mills, K. Schwilk, D.

Ryan, D. Mackey


Guest:  John Newman


Meeting began at 5:30 pm.


Discussion of “The Good Soldier” fundraiser.  Attendance considered successful.  Chapter has not yet received proceeds from OFS.


Agreed to table at the Rachel Corrie memorial event on 14(?) March and at the Journey to Smile documentary at OFS on 27 March.


D. Mills presented treasurer’s report.  Details will be included on archive minutes


Proposed March meeting in Grays Harbor was canceled due to uncertainty about local interest and organization on that end.  VFP 109 members agreed to meet with Gray’s Harbor veterans if they can guarantee that local attendance will exceed five.


T. Zander discussed the VFP national campaign, March Forth, to ask former members to renew lapsed memberships to support VFP.  Discussion centered on role and value of the national office vis-à-vis local chapters.  No action taken.


Arlington Northwest.  Discussion about coordinating event with the Peace and Justice Festival in September.  T. Zander and D. Mackey will coordinate with festival promoters to establish dates and sequence.