Sunday, December 6, 2009

RCNIC meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 12, 2009; November minutes below

PO Box 4221
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Pres. Roger McClain called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Harold Crivello gave the prayer.
The motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve the minutes from the October meeting.
The motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the Treasurer’s report for October 31, 2009. The ending balance as of that date is $12,626.43.
Jake announced that he has made a memorial donation to the RNCIC by a donation to upgrade the website. He has bought the domain name and also upgraded the website to a premium plan that does not have ads. Thanks were expressed to Jake.
Wes Stites reported on the 1st 5K Veterans Memorial Race which was held in Fayetteville on Saturday, November, 7, 2009. Preliminary reports indicate approximately $2,300 in total expenses; sponsor donations totaled approximately $3,000; total income from donations and entries was approximately $5,900; leaving a net profit of approximately $3,500 with 3 bills outstanding. There were 104 registered runners. It was suggested that a detailed report should be filed with the secretary for future reference. Thanks were expressed to Wes and Josh.
The race brought good publicity for the national cemetery with TV and newspaper coverage. Wes suggested that extra tee shirts be given to the sponsors. It was felt that since this first race was successful that it should be an annual race on the Saturday closest to Veterans Day with the exact date to be determined each year.
Harold Crivello presented a check to Pres. Roger McClain in the amount of $2,004 from his MOPH local chapter for their share of profit divided up from the national convention.
Ron Butler said that there is a loosely organized group of veterans working to secure the three acres of land north of the administration building and owned by Bartholomew. The work of this group is not to be confused with the work of the RNCIC. The purchase arrangement would be between the VA and Bartholomew.
The group agreed to meet next month in Dec. to finalized the race activities and accounting for the end of 2009.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Lorna Sterrett
Acting Secretary

SPECIAL MEETING 12 December 2009 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville American Legion Post 27
Peggy McClain

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