2018/08/13 – Board Meeting Minutes

President Doug Friend called the August 13th, 2018 meeting of the NCA Board of Directors to order at 1:05 pm.  Other board members present were Lana Ehlebracht, Nancy Allan, Nicole Belinne, Dr. Tony Pinto, and Jane Custer.  Absent were Cyndi Bosch and Susan Johnson.  A quorum was declared.

NCA will be holding its next fundraiser on the 15th of September, 2018.  Today’s meeting was primarily focussed on preparations for this event.  This year’s For the Love of Mexico fundraiser will have a Morrocan theme.  Dr. (and renowned chef) Tony Pinto will be preparing the meal for NCA.  He is again donating the food to the event at no cost to NCA.  Thanks Dr. Tony!

The event will be held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 at Paseo del Mirador #2.  Meal service will be at 4:00 pm.  We will have a cash bar with beer, wine, spirits, margaritas, and a 50/50 raffle.  Tickets will be again be priced at $350 Pesos.

The folllowing tasks for the fundraiser have been assigned to the following board members.  For all tasks below, board members are of course encouraged to seek assistance from other board members and volunteers.

  • Food – Tony
    • Chicken Tagine,
    • chick peas,
    • Regular salad,
    • Morrocan carrot salad with parsley
    • Dessert (TBD)
  • Fundraiser coordinator – Doug
  • Tent Rental – Nancy
  • Purchasing beer, wine, spirits – Doug
  • Ticket Sales, 80 to be printed – All
  • Tickets, printing – Doug
  • Ticket collection at event – Cyndi
  • Bar service – Nancy
  • Bar ticket sales – Nancy
  • 50/50 sales – Cyndi
  • Chairs & Tables, from and back to NCA – Nancy
  • Event Music – Doug
  • Social media – Doug
  • Press – Doug
  • Dishes – Nancy
  • Table Setting – Nancy
  • Decor, Poster – Nancy
  • ice and coolers – Nancy
  • spirits at Playa – Doug
  • ticket price $350 Pesos
Jane asked that Doug provide more advanced notice for board meetings.  President Doug Friend commited to providing a week’s advance notice before future meetings.
New business
  • NCA will invite people for info session to be held at the Neuvo Possada, tentatively in November.
  • We will look at doing a presentation of students looking for sponsorship at the Presbyterian and St. Andrews churches.
Next board meeting is set for September 24th, 1:00 pm