The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation’s first board meeting for 2021 was also the first for the new officers. Here are some highlights from the meeting:
Cherri Rapp, who is stepping down as treasurer after this year, suggested that the Foundation split responsibilities with one person managing the books and another reconciling them. This process helps ensure integrity in managing the finances. Rapp also recommended the Foundation continue using QuickBooks.
First Vice-President Valerie Goodwin-Colbert proposed a calendar of events to inform and encourage participation in events and the annual membership meeting. Kathy (Booth) Loter, second vice-president for fundraising, shared fundraising ideas and announced that Kathy (Grissom) Basinger and Darla (Armes) Ford had agreed to assist with the Foundation’s fundraising efforts in 2021.
Betty Donaldson told the board that Flying Queen golf tournament is tentatively (pending COVID-19 situation) scheduled for October at the Texas Star Golf Course in Euless. The tournament has been held at Texas Star for the past few years. Look for a “Hold the Date” card this summer!
Leanne South, second vice-president for membership and marketing, reported on updates to the Foundation’s website, flyingqueensfoundation.com., which include a page about the Foundation and a page on membership. The Player’s Stories page also was redesigned. South shared that 58 individuals had joined the Foundation as either voting members or non-voting members.
Linda Price reported on the Foundation’s efforts to support the nominations of Coach Harley Redin and Lometa Odom to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.
Darla Merrill reported on options for purchasing a Zoom account for the Foundation and the motion for purchase an account passed.