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Organizational Meeting of the Board

Org Name TBD
Board Minutes
August 8th, 2018
Brush Prairie, WA

Board Members

Present: Ken Paulsen (Jr), Ken Paulsen (Sr), David Heitzman
Quorum present? Yes


  • Meeting called to order at 8:30pm by Ken Paulsen (Jr)
  • Discussed incorporating as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation
  • Ken (Sr) motioned to pursue incorporation as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization
    • Ken (Jr) seconds motion
    • No further discussion
    • Vote: Unanimous in favor of motion
  • Discussed Board Positions
    • Ken (Sr) nominated Ken (Jr) for President and Secretary
    • Ken (Sr) nominated David for Vice President
    • Ken (Jr) nominated Ken (Sr) for Treasurer
    • No further nominations
  • All positions voted and approved unanimously
  • Discussed potential names for the organization
    • Gospa's Pilgrims, Children of Gospa, and various variations
    • All agreed to defer action on name until future meeting
    • Action item for all: think of name ideas
  • Discussed information needed to incorporate as a 501(c)3
    • Duration: indefinite
    • Purpose: Draft: To provide guidance to others to learn about and visit Medjugorje and other pilgrimage sites.
    • Provision for distribution of assets: Center for Peace West and/or Holy Redeemer
    • Provision for regulation of powers: Need to document roles / powers of each member
    • Provision limiting individual liability: Need to find example of wording for this
    • Organization address: 24305 NE 136th St., Brush Prairie, WA 98606
    • Directors & Incorporators:
      • President: Kenneth Paulsen, 24305 NE 136th St., Brush Prairie, WA  98606
      • Vice President: David Heitzman, 1341 NW 28th Ave., Camas, WA 98607
      • Treasurer: Kenneth Paulsen Sr., 5638 SW Haines St., Portland, OR 97219
      • Secretary: Kenneth Paulsen, 24305 NE 136th St., Brush Prairie, WA  98606
    • Need to ensure our statement of purpose meets IRS requirements
    • Need a statement of non-engagement in politics
    • See: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p557.pdf
    • Tax year to follow calendar year
    • Need to prepare Bylaws - Ken (Jr) will begin draft
    • Need to open bank account - Ken (Sr) will lead this.
    • Need a binder for important records - Ken (Sr) will lead this.
  • Discussed website (http://www.visitqueenofpeace.com)
  • Discussed flyer distribution
    • Ask others to spread the word, hand out multiple to people that might share.
  • Discussed Calendar Items
    • Discussed having monthly or bi-monthly "information nights" starting sometime in September. One of these nights could double as a board meeting opportunity.
    • Next board meeting: August 23rd @ 6:30pm at 24305 NE 136th St., Brush Prairie, WA
  • Discussed asking Fr. Nathe about Hoser's comments re: parish-led pilgrimages to Medjugorje (comments imply this is now ok).
  • Meeting adjourned: 10:50pm