MEETING OF THE MARIANIST EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATES
January 15, 2008, 7 to 8 P.M.
Members Present: Barb Belle, Curtis Washburn, Yukio Ozaki, Dave and Val Coleman, Kay Stone, Sharon LePage, Grissel Benitez Hodge, Patti Lee Robinson, Larry Osborne, Peggy Friedman, Venus Ituralde, Aulani Kaanoi, Mike Fassiotto, Bro. Frank Damm, and Bro. Jerry Bommer
Guests: Peter Steiger and Mike Haisen
Bro. Bernie Ploeger came in to talk about the concept of putting plaques on buildings describing the person for whom each building is named, and putting a plaque by Chaminade’s portrait in the Freitas lobby describing his life and providing handouts with this information. The MEAs liked these ideas, discussed possible locations for these plaques, and thought the handouts should be in pamphlet form.
An extensive discussion about the evolving understanding of ourselves as MEAs resulted in some basic conclusions.
Regarding the organizational structure of the MEAs, the judgment is that the mission determines the structure and when the mission is clear, the organization may need only minimal structure. The consensus is to continue as we are with the Rector as the nominal head and with secretarial and organizational responsibilities assigned as they present themselves.