Sunday, November 23, 2008

We had our annual meeting!

We are very pleased to announce that An Orphan Smiles held its first organizational meeting on November 8, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. It was truly an amazing experience for all of us that gathered to meet. Many of us have "known" each other for many years, but only thru an email connection. So to actually meet in person was truly very special. There was lots of hugs, and laughter,and sharing, and on Saturday we gathered from 10AM to late in the afternoon to discuss, to select, to approve everything from board of directors, to officers, to finances, to policies, to communication, to programs, to volunteers, to short and long range goals. It was a highly productive session.

We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors and Officers for An Orphan Smiles, Inc, as:

Angie Albright
Liz Delmatoff
Amy Jordan
Diane Sitkowski
Kelly Smith

Diane Sitkowski President/Treasurer
Rachael Davidson Vice President
Kelly Smith Secretary

Besides those named above, also attending were Marina Pravednikov and Leslie Reinhold and Lynn Kolber was with us for part of the time thru a webcam hook-up.

We all expressed a strong interest in making this an annual meeting in early November at a different site each year. So as we grow, hopefully, some of you could also join us.

The Minutes of the Meeting will be posted in the Files Section of the An Orphan Smiles Yahoo Group.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First feed the mind book order on it's way

The Feed the Mind Project is off to a better start than we ever could have imagined with $751 donated so far. We placed the first book order for 112 books a couple of weeks ago, and they are now on their way to the children at Myko. Thank you so much Victor for putting this book order together!