Special Online Meeting I 2009-2010 (Draft)

Approval of CALA Family Literacy Project and the Project Budget

Sept. 3 through Sept. 13, 2009


Special online meeting on discussion and approval on the proposal for  the CALA Family Literacy Project and the Project Budget submitted by the CALA Alire Initiative Taskforce.

The special online meeting for the CALA Board of Directors was conducted from Sept. 3 through Sept. 13, 2009. Xudong Jin, President of CALA, presided over the meeting and presented the proposal from the CALA Alire Initiative Taskforce. The proposal has two sections: one is on the project planning and the other on the project budget.

Discussions were held and comments and suggestions were received.  Hong Miao sent in her suggestions on the project activities incorporating learning Chinese Calligraphy or Chinese Water Paint (e.g. drawing bamboos, etc.), which will enable family members to spend time learning the arts together and cultivate an appreciation for the Chinese culture in the younger generation. Project Task Force Co-chair Nancy Hershoff responded and agreed to incorporate the suggestions into the proposal.

Xudong Jin called for a motion on Sept. 8, 2009. Manuel Urizzola made the motion, seconded by Min Chou.

Voting was conducted starting on Sept. 8, 2009. Voting results are as follows:

Among 26 eligible voting members, nineteen (19) Yes votes were received. Xudong declared that the Task Force's proposal was approved by the Board of Directors on Sept. 13, 2009 and the online special meeting was closed at 8:24 pm. Sept. 13, 2009.


Respectfully submitted

Haipeng Li

CALA Executive Director

September 13, 2009