MINUTES OF CAMI-CNMI MEETING 5/28/2008

CAMI-CNMI held its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 6:05 p.m. at the Clubhouse in the BenCam Building in Garapan, Saipan.
Present: Jeanne Rayphand, Vice-President/Acting President; Kaye Christian, Treasurer; and Maria Islam.
Called to order: The meeting was called to order by the Acting President Jeanne Rayphand at 6:05 p.m.
Minutes of 3/26/08 meeting: Were approved by unanimous vote.
Treasurer’s report: The Treasurer reported that we are still in the process of fundraising for CHC Psych Unit Patio project and a formal accounting will be provided next week. We have received the $10,000 grant from CGC, $3,000 of which has been paid to Kaye Christian for reimbursement for expenses in bring George Badillo, peer trainer, to Saipan, and expenses incurred in attending the NARPA convention in November 2007, as previously approved. We are awaiting documentation from Maria Islam to determine amount of stipend or transportation reimbursement for her opening and maintaining Clubhouse.
Old Business:
1. CHC Psych Unit Patio & Painting: A fundraising parking lot sale and a raffle to win a Barrie Wonenberg original ceramic piece has resulted in the collection of close to $1,000, a complete accounting to be provided next week after the close of Mental Health Awareness Month. A total of approximately $3,100 plus shipping cost is needed for the pergola. Kaye Christian advanced $1,600 of her own money in order to place order for pergola. A concept drawing should be ready to show by Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Family Fun Fair & Awareness Day, when the raffle winners will be drawn.
As a additional fundraising activity, a silent auction will be held at the Family Fun Fair & Awareness Day for Barrie Wonenberg ceramic pieces.
2. CGC Grant: As a part of our obligations under the CGC grant, CAMI-CNMI is responsible for providing one community activity and one art project per month for consumers and their families. During May 2008 CAMI-CNMI did a cooking project at TLC and sponsored the Open House at the Clubhouse. In addition, CAMI-CNMI is organizing the Family Fun Fair & Awareness Day on May 30, 2008, a community activity promoting awareness and including .
Ideas are needed for June and July community projects and art projects. Kaye Christian will coordinate a community project with Beautify CNMI during June. Any ideas and volunteers to participate in community projects and art projects will be most welcome.
New Business:
1. 1st Annual Family Fun Fair & Awareness Day, May 30, 2008. In future years, the name of this event will be: Annual Family Fun Fair & Wellness Day
The Fair is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2008, with the morning to be for set up and the program to be held in the afternoon.
NMPASI will be selling lunches: hot dogs/drinks/etc.
There will be lots of prizes for participants and the winners of the essay contest and the raffle will be announced.
Activities will include:
Canoe Paddling
Tai Chi
Singing
Cha-cha contest
Face Painting
Mother Read/Father Read
Author/books
Flower Dolls
Art/painting
Yard Sale
Everyone is invited to join in the activities and participate.
2. Miscellaneous:
a. Kaye Christian learned many positive things on her trip to Washington, D.C. in May 2008 and brought back much information, including a number of CDs. She will be doing presentations in the future.
b. This is the last CAMI-CNMI meeting to be held in the BenCam Building. The next meeting will be held in our new clubhouse in As Lito.
c. A motion was made to set the next regular meeting for August 27, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the new CAMI-CNMI headquarters in As Lito (instead of having a meeting in July). The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Adjourned: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:38 p.m.
Next regular meeting: AUGUST 27, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.
at new CAMI-CNMI headquarters in As Lito
_____________________________________________
Jeanne H. Rayphand
Vice-President/Acting President

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FUNDRAISERS - MAY 2008

MAY 10, 2008: PARKING LOT SALE at NMPASI Parking Lot, Middle Road, 7 a.m.-noon. Funds will be used to build a pergola and garden (gazebo type structure) in the courtyard of the CHC Psychiatric Unit. This is a joint fundraiser organized by CAMI-CNMI, NMPASI, & the Mental Health Planning Council. Donations being accepted at NMPASI Office on May 9 and morning of May 10.


MAY 2008: WIN A BARRY WONENBERG ORIGINAL. $5 raffle tickets being sold to raise money to improve our mental health facilities. Two people will win an original Barry Wonenberg ceramic piece.

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MINUTES OF CAMI-CNMI MEETING 3/26/08

CAMI-CNMI held its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 6:03 p.m. at the Clubhouse in the BenCam Building in Garapan, Saipan.
Present: Jeanne Rayphand, Vice-President/Acting President; Kaye Christian, Treasurer; Maria Islam, Lorretta Islam, Sue Gates, Lisa Bledsoe, & Christina Sakaziro.
Called to order: The meeting was called to order by the Acting President Jeanne Rayphand at 6:03 p.m.
Minutes of 1/23/08 meeting: Were approved by majority vote.
Treasurer’s report: The Treasurer reported that we have $64 in petty cash and $200.45 in the Bank of Hawaii from fundraising activities.
Old Business & New Business:
1. CHC Psych Unit Patio & Painting: Kaye Christian and Jeanne Rayphand met with John Flores, CHC facility administrator, and made site visit of CHC Psych Unit and TLC. The patio area has been cleared, cleaned and painted. The plan now, which is welcomed by Mr. Flores as well as Secretary of Public Health Joe Villagomez, is to build a structure to provide shade in the patio and to also paint the Psych Unit with warmer colors to make the unit more welcoming and therapeutic.
This project will be a joint project of CAMI-CNMI, NMPASI, and the Mental Health Planning Council. To move forward, ideas for fundraising are needed with the goal to make this a community effort, not simply a request for cash donations.
The target completion date is the end of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. The expected funds needed for the patio structure - and the goal for fundraising - is $1,500.
The idea of a garage sale in the NMPASI parking lot was discussed. NMPASI may join in to raise funds for the benefit of NMPASI at the same time.
MOTION: A motion was made to have a garage sale in the NMPASI parking lot from 7 a.m.- noon on April 26, 2008 (date to be confirmed so as not to conflict with Flametree Festival) with NMPASI invited to join in their own fundraising. The motion was seconded and approved.
Kaye Christian will do a solicitation letter to request donations and participation in garage sale.
Jeanne Rayphand will verify date of Flametree Festival.
Details will be worked on; donations can be delivered to NMPASI in advance and on morning of sale. List of donors and donations will be maintained in order to thank and give credit to those assisting with project.
Spaces will be available to others who want to sell items at sale at a flat rate of $20 per space with sellers to provide their own table.
Adjourned: The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.
Next regular meeting: May 28, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.
Special meeting: A special meeting will be called to finalize details of parking lot sale.

_/s/____________________________________________
Jeanne H. Rayphand
Vice-President/Acting President

NOTE: BECAUSE THE FLAMETREE FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD APRIL 24-27, 2008,
OUR FUNDRAISING PARKING LOT SALE WILL BE HELD
7:00 A.M. - NOON ON MAY 10, 2008,
IN THE NMPASI PARKING LOT.

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