We had a fantastic summer transitional board meeting on Wednesday August 9th. We elected new officers: Gayle Kojimoto-Hume and Kiyomi Noguchi will reprise their roles as co-chairs, Michi Toki and Laura Schmidt-Nojima will once again be co-secretaries. Jon Witherington will again be Treasurer and Robert Rusky join him.
The board discussed the following additions to the annual budget: funding the garden coordinator in conjunction with the PTA, purchasing a replacement tent for events, increasing the sensei stipends for classroom materials, and installing a new screen in the auditorium.
We discussed the board Japanese speaking set aside for the 2 JBBP programs next year. Rosa Parks is opposed to the set aside, however the district is moving forward. Rosa Parks will need to be active during recruitment to underscore the differences between the programs and the wonderful additional programs at Rosa Parks.
Two events are coming up. There is a Geary BRT Buchanan crosswalk community meeting on August 14th at 6:30 in the Union Bank Community Room, East Japan Center Mall. Undoukai is coming on Friday September 29th.