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
Cha-cha contest
Face Painting
Mother Read/Father Read
Flower Dolls
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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