BoD Minutes 2013-11-12


Board members

  • Meg Butman
  • Steve Johnson
  • Erin Beardsley
  • Karl Hakkarainen
  • Chrissy Smith
  • MaryEllen Smith
  • Bill Smith
  • Lynn Hakkarainen
  • Mike Hakkarainen
  • Rich Deneault


  • Jim Cahn
  • Dawn Martilla
  • Charlie Rock

New business


Dawn Martilla presented information about Thirty-One, a direct sales network. Dawn has offered to help Joseph’s Project with fund-raising, including donation of her consultant’s fee. Lynn and the board will coordinate a fund-raising campaign starting in January and tied to plans for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K.

Here’s a link to Dawn’s website on Thirty-One.

Current balance

Our balance as of October 31, not including proceeds from the Halloween party, was $13,579.52. Estimated income from the party was $1,400, with some additional expenses to be paid.

Thanksgiving baskets

St. Mary’s is donating 25 Thanksgiving baskets to Joseph’s Project. We will include our own turkeys with the baskets. They are also requesting help on November 23, 24, and 25 to assemble and distribute baskets. 

Meg said that students at her school in Worcester may also be in need of Thanksgiving baskets. She will obtain a list of students in need and report back to the board.

In addition, she noted that many students will be in need of winter coats. (The Board, in an email discussion, discussed a cash donation. A vote will take place online to determine the amount.)

The Board voted to donate $75 to an advertisement in the Worcester Knights of Columbus to support their Coats for Kids program.

Road race

Steve Johnson was chosen to chair a subcommittee to coordinate activities regarding the St. Patrick’s Day 5K.

Members of the board will participate in Holden Road Race on Thanksgiving day. (Click here to sign up as a volunteer.) The race committee will hold pre-registration on the evenings of November 26 and 27 at Fellowship Church. Joseph’s Project will have a table at the pre-registration as well as at the race event.

Other business

Steve Rock reported that money from a fund-raiser in memory of Bob DiPerrio will be donated to Joseph’s Project.

Karl will be

Next meeting

The next board meeting will be a dinner meeting at The Manor at 6pm on December 12.