meeting agenda and minutes. Those that do not have e-mail, Terry will mail the agendas and meeting minutes to them.
3.Foster Care Recruitment Campaign Update: Barbara Bailey mentioned that foster care recruitment brochures have been reviewed by DSS and changes have been made. The next step is to have the brochure translated into Spanish and Barbara can have the brochures printed. Barbara Bailey also mentioned that she will have the news paper ad translated into Spanish, so that she can begin to run the foster care recruitment ads in the paper in English and Spanish. Ms. Bailey reported that she has foster care recruitment interest cards for individuals to complete that are interested in becoming a foster care parent. The Council will have a booth at the Madera Fair, so interested parties can complete the card and receive more information. Barbara Bailey further stated that the Council will do foster care recruitment all four days at the fair and wanted to know if each shift that we do recruitment count as an outreach event or each day. Contessa Palmero stated that she was unsure and that she will ask. Terry Painter asked if DSS workers will be at the table with us to assist with providing information during the recruitment process. Contessa Palmero mentioned that DSS will be sharing a space with Public Health at the fair and that DSS barely had enough workers to cover their own booth. To that end, they do not have workers to be at the Council booth as well. However, if individuals have questions, we can send interested parties to DSS at the Fair. Brandy will leave her business cards and provide us with foster care brochures to distribute. Additionally, Barbara Bailey stated that she has been in touch with one of the Pastors in Chowchilla. It has arranged for Brandy King (DSS Foster Care Liaison) and Ms. Bailey to talk to the Ministerial Association in October. The Ministerial Association includes all of the various Pastors in Chowchilla. The presentation with the Association, can possibly lead to other foster care recruitment presentations with churches and their congregations in Chowchilla.
4.Family Fun Day: It was reported that Family Fun Day is only a month away and that the committee has met a couple of times to plan the event. Barbara brought with her registration forms if there were any agencies that were not signed up for Family Fun Day and would like a booth to promote a program or educate the public. She also made posters in English and in Spanish to distribute to get the word out about Family Fun Day. September 10, 2008 is the next Family Fun Day meeting and everyone is invited to come to provide input. Aztec America, a Spanish TV station, has joined us for this event. They have offered a lot of various supplies, like a big screen to project the Dance Dance Revolution game that will be inside the gymnasium. Aztec America will also provide balloons, helium tanks, and will possibly work with Terry to get a good deal on FATHOM Force T-shirts. Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Student Recognition Luncheon: Da-Sharoi Crocker mentioned that the Council has begun to plan for the Student Recognition Holiday Luncheon. She mentioned that at the Executive Board meeting the question of where to have the event came up. The luncheon has been held at the Pan Am Center for the past two years, and at last years event, Mr. Lenneman from Desmond Middle school offered the schools gymnasium. Ms. Crocker stated that she called Mr. Lenneman and left a message to confirm use of the gym. Da-Sharoi Crocker also mentioned that Naomi Wyatt had a great idea and suggested at the Executive Board meeting that the Council could possibly begin to host the luncheon at other middle schools throughout Madera County. Ms. Crocker asked Council members if they had any other ideas about gifts for students. Generally, the Council provides a gift card to Wal-Mart, a back pack filled with school supplies, disposal cameras, Me-N-Ed pizza certificate, and a Council achievement certificate. This year the Council will also provided gifts for the teachers/principals that nominate students for their efforts. Da-Sharoi Crocker suggested that the Council could supply teachers a $25 gift card to the GW teacher supply store. It was reported that the Council has already pre-purchase 27 $25 Wal-Mart gift cards to give to students and that we need to decide on a person to emcee the luncheon. Last years emcee was Dr. Sally Frazier and the year before that it was Dr. Julie O’Kane. Virginia Rose suggested Sheriff Anderson or the Chief of Police and Terry Painter suggested Linda Perez. Other suggestions were Michael Time (Madera PD), Rick Dupree, and John Stafford (Superintendent of Schools).
Madera Fair: The Council will have a booth at the Madera fair. Da-Sharoi Crocker stated that there was a waiting list, but she submitted an application anyway. She later received a call from the fairgrounds indicating that a space was available. It was reported that the Council will be in the Commerce Building and the cost