This month’s letter from the President
of the Board of Directors
May has been an exciting month for the Women’s Club.
The website and Facebook pages continue to be updated in a timely manner and are being used by the membership. Things are on schedule and I would like to thank Amanda Burstall and her committee for all the work that is being accomplished. A new website design is in the planning, the Board of Directors has approved the proposal made by a Costa Rican company. Once the contract is signed, we will publish more information about the website committee’s plans for improved communication.
Although the fundraiser scheduled for August was cancelled, Sylvia Prince and her committee continue to work with the artists painting the umbrellas and they will be ready in time for the 2014 event. They also obtained and designed sunbrellas with the Women’s Club logo. These umbrellas have UV protection and are waterproof. The umbrellas will be on sale, for ¢6,000, at the June 12th meeting and all future meetings. Perfect for the rainy season in Costa Rica.
The settling of the Liane Villegas estate is moving forward and should be finalized over the next few months. Liane left her estate to WCCR instructing that the proceeds be used for scholarship.
The June 12th General meeting with guest speaker Julio Fernández on the History and Evolution of Costa Rica in the 20th Century will be at the Ponderox Grill (additional information is in the June issue of Connection and available on the WCCR Upcoming Events page. Julio is a dynamic speaker. The first time he spoke at a General Meeting he captivated the members with his knowledge of history, his second presentation enthralled the members with chocolate, so I’m sure his third presentation will be equally interesting and fun.
A strategic planning meeting has been scheduled for June 22nd for the Board and Advisory Committee and interested and knowledgeable stakeholders. The results will be presented to the membership in August.
I am unable to join you on the June 12th. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or any of the Board or Advisory Committee members.
Michele Côté, President