Ulster Project Cincinnati General Meeting, October 17, 2013
Present: Eric H, Jennifer K, Mark R
Began: 7:15pm; ended: 8:30pm
Eric Hollis opened in prayer.
Host Family report: Sept 25 was the first meeting of the new committee at the Redmond home. Jen Redmond was voted in as the chairperson, taking over from Beth Hollis. Amy Hobler, Jen Redmond, Les and Wafa Langennbrunner will work with recruiting Catholic church groups and schools. Amy and Jen will focus on girls and Les and Wafa will focus on boys. Mark Redmond, Doug and Meredith Stern will work with recruiting non-Catholic youth groups and organizations. The Hubers will assist the committee, with Tanya focusing on non-Catholic schools and groups like CHCA and CHEC. Eric Hollis will contact 85 different Church of God youth groups. Mark Redmond has created a Google doc to organize contacts, offering a contest with a prize to the committee member imputing the most contacts. He has also created a message for all committee members to use in email for a consistent message shared by all. Informational meetings at public libraries will be held on: Nov 11 in Harrison, Nov 18 in Symmes Twp., Dec 4 in Groesbeck, and Dec 10 in Hyde Park. Committee members should arrive at 6:30 and the meetings will be 7-8pm. Doug Stern has created a video to promote the group, which can be emailed and shared on social media. It is also on YouTube.
Finances: Signing privileges were transferred from Joe Hardiman to Mark Redmond. Expenses: $150 chapter donation for the international conference in KS, and $330 airfare to send Brandon Laffin as our representative. The conference is Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Website: Eric King has transferred the domain registration and site hosting and is in the process of improving the email newsletter system.
Marketing: Eric Hollis suggested that we make our own interview sound clip and offer to Christian radio, such as 93.3. Mark Redmond suggested we make posters to put in places like Starbucks, Panera, and other business windows/community boards.
Discovery: Jennifer King wants to find a better way to discuss and experience the sectarianism theme. Eric Hollis suggested bringing in a panel discussion to Discovery, made up of representatives from different church denominations. Mark Redmond will contact Pamela Smith, a black history teacher at St. Ursula to be a guest speaker for the racism theme in Discovery.
By Laws: Due to low turnout at this meeting, we will vote for the newly proposed update to our by laws at the Nov. meeting.
Eric Hollis closed in prayer.