Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Okay, the board meeting tonight is closed, unfortunately, because we have a lot of appointments to talk about -- but we promise that there will be one open to general members in the very near future. We do want you to check out this agenda though, so that you can voice all comments and be represented. You can either reply to the blog, or contact your respective LTG. Keep in mind that many of these issues are ongoing, so you'll have plenty of chances to get your feedback to us over the next couple of weeks. If you have anything you feel should be added to this agenda, contact me, or one of your LTGs. So, without further delay, here is the agenda....

Agenda – District Board Meeting – April 8th, 2003 (or TBA)

I. Call to Order
Roll Call

II. Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting
Minutes from our Board Meeting after District Convention (attached)
Any corrections to the minutes
Approval of minutes

III. Reports
District Administrator
Secretary Treasurer
Gulf Coast LTG
Natchez Trace LTG
Piney Hills LTG

IV. Unfinished Business
Corrections to Contact Information
Appointing a LTG in the Bayou South Division
Discussing solutions for the Delta Central Division
D-Con 2004 Discussion

V. New Business
Cabinet Organization (Cabinet Director, Cabinet Council, Board Resources)
OTIC (On To International Convention) Chair
International Convention Registration (Board)
Summer Rally
May 23rd-25th Board Meeting adjustments

VI. Announcements

VII. Adjournment

· Attached to this document (below) are the Board meeting minutes from Monroe.

LaMissTenn District of Circle K International
2003-2004 District Board Meeting
Holiday Inn Holidome, New Orleans Room
Monroe, LA

In attendance: Tucker Leigh, Bich Nguyen, Rebecca Fox, Alison Pellegrine, Mark Mobley, Lenny Simmons, Larry Mobley, Anagene Mobley, Marti Harrell, Dave Harvey, Fred Banks, Tasha Hargrove

I. Discussion of Dates for Board Training and Meetings
a. District Board Training, May 9-11 in Ponchatoula or Hammond
b. Goals for this year to be ready at training and Cabinet to be selected
c. District Board Meeting and Cabinet Training, May 23-25 in Baton Rouge, LA
d. Key Club Convention, April 11-13 in Biloxi
-Rebecca Fox and Alison Pellegrine will attend
-Governor Fox speaks at 7pm on April 11, registration at 5pm
II. Budget Discussion
a. Budget will run through Sept. 30
b. New budget to be approved at Tioga board meeting in October
c. Tioga tentative date set for October 17-19
III. Directory
a. Need to compile board info for clubs
b. Information was collected at meeting
IV. Discussion of Vacant Board Positions
a. Bayou South and Delta Central have no LTG at this time
b. Interested applicants should type up a statement and their qualifications
c. May vote/discuss on an online meeting so that appointed members can attend first meeting on May 9
V. Introduction of Guests
a. Kiwanis Governor Larry Mobley welcomes the new board
b. Kiwanis Governor-Elect Fred Banks welcomes the new board-pushes for a Tri-K service project
VI. DCON 2004 Discussion
a. Location: Memphis or Lafayette
b. Kiwanis DCON will be in Memphis, CKI could follow and a lot of the groundwork would already be done
VII. ICON 2003 Discussion
a. ICON is July 2-6 in Indianapolis
b. District Board members are budgeted to attend
c. Take brochures to get clubs excited and wanting to attend!
VIII. Meeting Adjourned

Hello Everyone!

For those of you who have asked about GATC, it was absolutely wonderful. I actually expected that some Governor's might be weird, or rude, or clique-y, and I wasn't sure what to expect. But I am happy to say that all of the Governor's were AWESOME (and no, I'm not just saying that because some of them are now reading this) -- I've made 30 great new friends. I was very very well trained to serve you this year, so was Mark Mobley our administrator, and I am even more excited about the year ahead (which is funny, cause I didn't think it was possible to be more excited than I was before GATC). It was also VERY cool to see the Kiwanis International office (if you read my posts before you probably assumed that). It is just so cool to see the cubicle where 1-800-KIWANIS x123 goes. It was awesome to see the pictures of all the Past Presidents on the wall, and the board room where the International Boards meet (and microphones drop from the ceiling, it's very Spy-ish). It was very cool to see the Kiwanis International President's office & special bathroom (shh, I don't think I was supposed to go in there!). It was cool to get to see the files where all of our documents are kept, and it was cool to see the boards that hold all of our membership numbers. For anyone who may be already thinking about running for Governor next year, your decision shouldn't be based solely on GATC, of course, but it's definitely something to take advantage of. It was by far one of the best experiences I've EVER had in CKI, it was life-changing, very intense, and I'm sad that I won't get to go again. The CKI Staff & Int'l board really went above and beyond to make sure that we felt like MVP's (The theme of the weekend was sports related) -- great training, awesome food, and TONS of free goodies (some of which I'll share with you all), and an awesome bonding experience with people who love and care for the organization just as much as you do. So.... to whoever gets to go to GATC next year; you're exceptionally lucky.
Indianapolis was also a great time -- everyone told me the city sucked, but it wasn't even half as bad as I thought it would be. It's not New Orleans (but no place is) --- but it has it's perks. They have this AWESOME place called Conseco Fieldhouse, home to the Indiana Pacers, hockey, and arena football. They have all kinds of little amenities in there (I didn't even get to see half of them), but they do have a club-level restaurant where you can eat fru-fru fancy mediterranean food while sitting on top of the field. It's incredible (we ate there). Also, they have the NCAA Hall of Fame, and for you girls - an INCREDIBLE 4 story mall with all kinds of stuff built into it-- and it's attached to the convention center we're having I-con at. Alison and others (I'm thinking NSU) will be very happy to find out that they have TONS of Dinner Theatre, most of which have a mafia-murder mystery theme. There are also tons of museums, including one where they have all kinds of Historical places (indian camps, prairie towns, etc) that you can really play in. So... bottom line, it's a great town, I can't wait to go back, and I hope a lot of people will be able to get to I-con to check it out.
Well, I'm going to write more later, the board & I are having our first ever online board meeting tonight, and I will post the agenda for you all... until then.....


Monday, April 07, 2003

Good Morning, LaMissTenn!

Just a quick few notes and reminders, but first, some new news hot off the presses.....

We need an OTIC chair asap! For those of you who do not know what OTIC means, it is an acronym for On To International Convention. This is the person responsible for planning a successful LMT delegation and participation at ICON every year. Last year, you may recall that your current governor was in this position, and she did a great job of getting everyone registered on time, getting everyone to Orlando on time, and getting those fantastic goody packets on time as well. (Can you believe I just complimented Becca being on time for all those things??)

Anyway, the distirct board needs someone who is interested in taking on this responisiblity asap because registration for ICON will be due to International very early in May. This means that we have a lot to get done in just one month. ICON itself is fairly early this year compared to the past as well, so I hope everyone is getting pumped up and excited about visiting Indy!

If you are interested in applying for OTIC, you need to email in a brief application to me and Becca no later than 6pm on Wednesday, because the board would like to discuss applicants and hopefully appoint no later than Wed night. Please email any questions you have to either of us as well and we will do our best to answer them.

Other reminders:
-Cabinet applications are due May 5 to lmt_sec_treas@yahoo.com, and you will be asked to attend training on May 24 in Baton Rouge if you are appointed
-LTG applications for Bayou South and Delta Central are due April 18
-UL is hosting Christmas in April on April 12, starting at 8am...dress ready to work, lunch is provided. Contact UL President Rani for info at Rani_garry@usgs.gov
-NSU will be helping out at the Crisis Pregnancy Center Banquet on April 24 from 530pm until around 9pm. Contact NSU President Laurie Brown for info at 318-352-4952 or 318-663-4276 or demonckipres@yahoo.com
-LSU Picnic and Banquet will be held April 26, banquet reservations are due April 10

That is all I have for now, if you have upcoming events that you would like posted on this site, email them to me and I will be happy to post them. I am thrilled to see that this site has been accessed so many times already, and I hope that you are all finding it a good source of communication between your board and you, the members. Hope you all have a great week!