Final reminder (unless I send another one tomorrow) - Budd Bay Rugby's Annual General Meeting will be held this Sunday, from 1-4 pm, at the meeting room at Cabela's. You can order lunch and bring it in to the meeting room if you'd like.
We have a lot to get through - so please be prompt! Some of the items we will be covering include:
Changes to the By-Laws
Increases in Dues
Election of new Board Directors
Rumor has it that there may have been a glitch in the Matrix and not everyone received notification. So please spread the word and make sure all your friends know to attend!
Don't miss out on your last chance to vote! The Budd Bay Brother and Sister are given out to the single outstanding Male and Female who best exemplified the spirit of Budd Bay Rugby over the year - based on your votes! Click here to vote. Deadline for voting is 7/11, so get them in before it's too late!
Does anyone have a projector that we could borrow for the AGM? We've found a location, and it comes with a screen, but no projector! We'd like to save on printing costs by projecting the materials instead of printing out packets.
As for the location - the AGM will be at 1:00 pm at the conference room at Cabelas. That's right - you can get lunch, drinks and any fishing supplies you might need all while helping to set the course for the future of Budd Bay Rugby!
One week until the AGM! I hope everyone is planning on attending. I've run into a little hick-up on the location, so please bare with me while I sort that out. I promise to provide at least an hour's notice...
Of course - the date hasn't changed - next Sunday, July 15, from approximately 1-4 pm (contingent on location availability!).
There will be a lot of important items discussed at the AGM, including:
new Buffaloes season schedule,
new RugbyWA registration requirements,
changes to the structure of the board and the bylaws,
changes to the Dues policy,
budgets for the upcoming season, and
election of a new President and other officers.
We need your feedback - and more importantly - we need the assistance of volunteers to step up in to these roles!
A few other items to wrap up this gorgeous weekend we just had:
Barbarian Garage Sale Fundraiser: Barbarians are having a fundraiser garage sale on Sat, July 21st at: 1220 Devon Lp NE, Oly
Donations will be accepted starting 7/17. Contact Della Durr at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Interested in being a host parent? If you are interested in hosting a Japanese student, please see the following request for help:
I am writing to you in hopes that Budd Bay Rugby might be able to help us with an urgent need for volunteer host families for students from Okinawa. The Okinawa Times Newspaper and Compass USA are bringing 60 teens from Okinawa to Olympia July 23 to August 20 and we are still in need of 7 more volunteer families to host these amazing kids and their adult escort.
In the past rugby clubs have been very open to hosting students. Would it be possible to check with Budd Bay members to see if anyone would be willing to open their hearts and homes to one of the student below?
The students participate in English classes and activities Monday-Friday from 8-5 at the United Olympia church. They would be with their families in the evenings and on weekends. We ask families to simply make the student a member of their family for the few weeks they are here. No need to make special plans. Although families are volunteers, we do provide a $40 per week stipend to help offset the cost of food for the student. Families can host for either 2, 3 or 4 weeks, whatever works for their schedule.
Any help you could possibly lend would be greatly appreciated.
Hina is 13 years old. She is from Ginowan City and has two older brothers and a dog. Her hobbies include playing violin and she belongs to a tennis club. Her favorite subjects at school are English and PE. She hopes to become an interpreter one day. She is looking forward to visiting an American shopping mall.
Riho is 14 years old and has a 10 year old sister. She loves to sing and hopes to be a singer one day. She wants to improve her English so that she can write songs in English. Her hobbies include playing the piano,volleyball and tennis. She is looking forward to making American friends.
Nanami is 15. She is looking forward to making lots of American friends. She enjoys going to the movies, shopping, cooking, listening to pop music and watching soccer.
Rinna is 13 years old and she has a 9 year old brother. Her hobbies include singing and playing the drums. She likes to play badminton and watch baseball. She is looking forward to learning about the American culture.
Haruka is 14 years old and has a 10 year old brother and a 16 year old brother. She loves ballet and practices every day, while also studying hard at school. She likes listening to classical music and plays the piano. She also enjoys swimming, soccer and baseball. In her spare time she likes doing puzzles, shopping, cooking and going to movies!
Ayane is a cheerful humorous 15 years old boy. He is looking forward to improving his English skills and learning about the history of Seattle. His hobbies include baseball, playing piano,going to the movies and cooking. He enjoys listening to classical, jazz and pop music. He wants to be a doctor in the future.
Escort: Eita Matsudo is a kind 40-year-old junior high computer teacher who lives in Okinawa with his wife and 2 sons. He is chaperoning the group and he enjoys studying English and overseeing his school's karate club. He also enjoys movies, reading, and surfing.
Next up in our busy summer schedule is the Annual General Meeting, or AGM. This is our year-end meeting where we address some of the bigger issues that are facing the club, enact new policies, and vote on new board members. Look for a more detailed agenda coming out next week, however, there will be some important topics discussed such as changes to the number of board members, increases in the dues, and elections of serveral new board members (including President!). So, if you're interested in having input on any of these items, please plan on attending! The AGM will be on Sunday, July 15th, at 1:00 PM. Stay tuned for a location.
PLAYERS: Its time to vote on the Budd Bay Brother/Sister. This award is given out to the single outstanding Male and Female who best exemplified the spirit of Budd Bay Rugby over the year - based on your votes! Click here to vote. Deadline for voting is 7/11, so get them in before it's too late!