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 Assistance Programs in 2004 

All Motions Respectfully Submitted

John Sweet
Assistance Committee Chairman
 

TLC Brotherhood 2004 Assistance Motions 

(as of December 31, 2004)

Motions 1 through 48

Motion 1-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $352.00 be spent for the school food program to assist poor, hard-working students. We continue to support eight schools and now 33 students. This program is one of the most successful according to teachers and parents. Students at the new schools are starting to compete for the monthly food packages.

Motion 2-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $200.00 be spent for Children's Day, January 9, 2004. Funds will be spent among 11 schools, with an enrollment of about 2000 students. We will be participating along with the Tamboon, Ampure and school officials in a joint effort. Students from Tamboon Ban Naratchakway - 5 schools and one high school, will gather at one of the schools for a day of games, food, snacks, candy and listening to singing and band performances and singing competition. Snacks willb e provided to the 5 schools in the other district we support.

Motion 3-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $596.00 be approved to purchase cement picnic tables and benches. A total of 15 tables will be purchased and split between lPylom and Hua Bau elementary schools. These are the two schools TLCB approved for cement slabs. The tables will provide a clean area for kids to eat lunch as well as hold meetings and other activities.

Motion 4-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $100.00 be spent to purchase about 35 bags of cement for Ban Naratchakwai Noi School. The school is having a fundraiser to pave the driveway into and out of the school. Total cost of the project will be about $3000.00 The villagers and politicians are raising the money and the villagers will donate their labor. A contribution of $100.00 is not much, but will show the willingness of TLCB to cooperate in self help projects and we will get a lot of publicity for a relatively small amount of money.

Motion 5-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $360.00 be approved to be spend to feed 33 students for the month of February. This program continues to be successful and receives favorable comments from parents and teachers every month.

Motion 6-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $380.00 be spent for the construction of another 20 sets of student desks and chairs. The schools that have received the desks and chairs so far are very pleased with them. The villagers that are doing the construction continue to use the additional income to support their families.

Motion 7-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $200.00 be spent to purchase an additional 5 picnic tables and benches for Pylom Elementary School. This will provide enough seating for all students during lunch.

Motion 8-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $194.00 be approved to purchase supplies and materials to extend the cement slab at Hua Bau Elementary School. All work will be competed by school personnel and villagers. Slight increase is price is due to underestimating the amount of materials needed. Total area to be completed is still 81 sq meters. The principal asked for 6 villagers to help and he ended up with about 20 volunteers. The first job was completed in about 4 hours.

Motion 9-04

Bert Marohl Wrote:

Vichit and the Undorn Advisory Committee request your support to purchase items for the Nikhom Patna School located about 20 km west of Udonthani. The schools Head Master Mr. Wiriyun Tawan has requested your support to purchase the following items:

        45 ea. Student Desks W/Chairs (Not enough desks for the students) Tops are coming     off the ones in use and/or delaminating to point of being unserviceable.

       25 ea. ABC worktables

       25 ea. Small Plastic Chairs

        2 ea. Water coolers

        6 ea. (Volleyballs, Soccer balls, Takaw balls) 

Estimated cost for these items is @ $1,000.00  I am donating an additional 5,000 baht ($250.00) to purchase additional desks for this school.  As always your assistance is greatly appreciated!

 Delbert N. Marohl

TLC, VFW Post 10249

Motion 10-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $365.00 be approved for the continuing children's food program for 24 students at 8 different schools for the month of March 2004.

Motion 11-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $400.00 be approved to purchase cement and rebar to assist three schools, Ban Na Ratchakwai Noi, Nuen Sa At and Sang Hin, to pave the entranceways to their schools. All materials and labor is being donated by the villagers. This will complete paving projects at 4 of the five schools we have worked with for over three years. Total cost of the projects for the three schools is well over $20,000 so our contribution is minor, but we get a lot of publicity out of it.

 Motion 12-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $285 be spent to purchase cement picnic tables for the dining area at Pylom Elementary School. This will provide them with enough tables and benches to seat all of their children for lunch, and provide an outdoor meeting area for students and parents to meet. Thanks for all of your help...God Bless, John Middlewood.

Motion 13-04 by Vichit and the Udorn Advisory Committee:

Delbert N. Marohl Wrote:

Our next school is the Ban Na Somboon School located about 25 km from Udorn near Huay Luang. They have 116 students and have requested the following items.

 Concrete, wire mesh, and sand to make a floor for their new lunch room

16 sleeping mats

2 wall lockers

10 ceiling fans

3 book shelves

30 ABC tables w/chairs

sports balls, Footballs, Volley Balls etc...

 I have not had a chance to price the items needed for the lunch room floor yet but if need be we will adjust the quantities to keep within the $1,000.00 budget.  As always we greatly appreciate the support you are providing. We delivered $1,100.00 worth of school supplies to the Nikom Patana School and I will have the receipts and pictures in the mail today. The school was delighted and the head master sends his great appreciation for your support. The extra $100.00 was from unused funds from our previous requests.

 

Motion 14-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

As you know school is out this month,so there is no food program, but we're getting ready for the new year. We have a motion for clothes this month and next month will be one for shoes. I move that $623.00 be approved to purchase 200 sets of school clothing. These clothes will be distributed to the 8 schools we work with after the government has made its distribution to make sure the clothes get to students who need them.

Motion 15-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $405.00 be approved to purchase 10 cement picnic tables for Nuen Sa At Elementary School. This will provide seating for the school's 100 students and also provide room for outside meetings for the whole school. Thank you for your assistance. 

Motion 16-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $365.00 be approved to be spent for the children's food program. This will

feed 34 students for one month at 8 different schools.

 We are in our third year with this program now and I continue to get comments from teachers and parents that this program has done much to turn around attitudes and behavior of students at the several schools we work with. Thank you so much for the continued support of this program.

Motion 17-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $285.00 be spent to purchase cement picnic tables (7) for Sang Hin Elementary school. This is another program that has been greatly appreciated and improved the sanitary conditions for eating at several schools.

Motion 18-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $450.00 be spent to purchase 175 pairs of shoes to be distributed to the 8 schools supported this year. This will work in conjunction with the previous motion to purchase school clothes for needy students.

 TLCB clothing and shoes will be distributed after government assistance so that there will be no duplication and our clothes and shoes will go to students who received nothing from the government.

 Motion 19-04

Proposed by Vichit, Bert and the Udorn Advisory Committee:

The Ban Huary Samran Primary School. They have 94 students in grades 1-6. The school is located about 20 km from Udon. The head master Mr Whayota has requested our assistance to provide the following items.

 Water filter system to provid clean drinking water for the students cost @ $125.00 Two burner gas stove (plate) to frovide lunches for the students

abc work tables w/chairs

sleeping mats

8 ceiling fans

2 metal wall lockers

educational toys

linolium floor cover

sports equipment

 Total cost will not exceed $1,000.00

 Sal Arcado will be taking my place on the Udorn Action Committee. His email address is: ahjaansam@yahoo.com

 Don't think I will get this one in before I leave for the states

 Bert

Motion 20-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $350.00 be approved for the monthly food program for the 8 schools we are serving. This money will provide a monthly supply of food for 34 students at a cost of approximately $10.00 per month for the 34 students.

Motion 21-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $590.00 be approved to purchase picnic tables and benches (16) for three schools NaRatchakway Noi 12; Nuen Sa At 2; Hua Bau 2. This will complete the needs of these schools and provide a clean eating area for students and staff and provide a place for meetings and other activities for the school.

Motion 22-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $345.00 be approved to purchase 34 food packs for the 34 students at 8

schools we support.

Motion 23-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $75.00 be approved to purchase 200 pairs of sandals for students in the schools we are serving. It has recently been brought to my attention that there are many children that have no footwear of any kind. This will provide them with shoes. Primary attention will be given to grades kindergarten through 3rd grade. These are the students that normally do not wear school shoes even if they have them.

 Motion 24-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $130.00 be approved to purchase sleeping mats (40) for the kindergarten children in the schools we are serving. It has been almost 4 years since we started this program, and some of the mats have worn out and need to be replaced. There has also been an increase in students at some of the schools and they need extra mats.

Motion 25-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $360.00 be approved to purchase 25 ceiling fans for Sribuaban High School. This is a village high school and has no fans in the classrooms. There are over 600 students at the school. The school has agreed to provide the labor and wiring to install the fans in a timely manner.

 

Motion 26-04

Rodney Bell Wrote:

"I make a motion that $2000.00 be approved to purchase the following items for the children at St. Joseph's School at Thare.

I met with Archbishop Khai while he was here in Baton Rouge and he expressed to me his concerns over the increased amount of children which he has taken in as a result of the parents dying of HIV .Food and shoes for these orphans are a prime concern. Also other small items which I have listed below. These items will be purchased on the local economy with delivery by the TLC group upon arrival at Thare on October 3, 2004. 

I know that Father Khai would take in the whole country if he could, but we know that this is not possible. His health has also been failing of late, due to his diabetes, and his eyesight is almost gone as a result. 

70 pairs of shoes & socks

School clothes for 70 children

School kits for 70 children

Health kits for 70

Food (Rice) for several months and noon meal at school

Candy and cookies the day of delivery to Thare.

Motion 27-04

Proposed by Vichit and VFW Post 10249 Udorn Advisory Committee

Sal Arcado Wrote:

The Lou Donthnag Elementary school has approximately 150 students in grades kindergarden to sixth. The school is located about 15 km North of Udon near a village named Ban Nha Kha. The School Principal Mr. Patipat Phaipong has requested our assistance to provide the following items:  

1. 30 wooden desks for two Level three classrooms.

 2. 12 rotating wall fans, three per class room for a total of four rooms. (Presently those rooms either do not have fans or have an ineffective overhead fan, or two, haphazardly suspended from beams without adequate headroom clearance for adults)

 3. 30 small plastic/wood desks for kindergarden age children

 4. Electric wire and Electrical tape for installing the fans.

 5. One water cooler.

 6. Linoleum for kindergarden room

 7. Several wall lockers

 8. Sleeping mats for kindergarden children.

 The total cost will not exceed $1,000.00.

Motion 28-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Request $345.00 be approved for the purchase of food for our 34 students at 8 schools who we visit each month.

Motion 29-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Request $70.00 be approved to purchase 20 sleeping mats for Don Ya Nang Elementary school. These mats provide for increases in students over the past two years, and replacement for a couple that have "disappeared".

Motion 30-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Request $420.00 be approved for the continuing program of purchasing cement tables and benches to provide safe, clean eating areas at the schools for students to eat lunch. This also provides a clean area for students to sit for general meetings and other class activities.

Motion 31-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Request $200.00 be approved to assist the Pre-school in Ban Naratchakwai to install a fence around the school. The pre-school has a program to upgrade the school that has a total cost of about $2000.00. Work includes, ceilings, screens, fencing and other improvements to the school. Labor is provided by the villagers. Materials are being donated by various organizations. TLCB has been asked to assist with the fence repair. Funds will be used to purchase materials, and I am donating the labor of one of my employees.

 

Motion 32-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Two little girls, one a first grader and one a third grader,who both need to go to Khon Kaen for heart surgery. Both have seen the heart specialist already and will require the surgery in less than 6 months. In fact, one girl will be going on August 12, 2004. The government will pay for all the surgical costs, but the parents have to pay for transportation, food while there, and a place to stay while in Khon Kaen. Estimates are about $300.00 per girl, if you know anyone who would like to help, let me know. God Bless, John

Motion passed to expend $600.00 for financial aid with oversight by John Middlewood.

Motion 33-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $345.00 be approved for the monthly food program to supply food packets to 34 students at eight different schools.

Motion 34-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $125.00 be approved to purchase cement to assist Nong Koo Koon Elementary school to pave the entranceway to their school. Total cost of the project is about $4,000.00 and the villagers are providing the labor to complete the project.

Motion 35-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Request $200.00 be approved to build a wall, put in windows and a door in an open area that is being used for a classroom. Presently there is no outside wall and wind,rain, sun and all other stuff just wanders into the classroom at Nong Koo Koon Elementary School. Villagers will do all the work. This price will provide the materials to complete the project.

 

Motion 36-04

Salvatore Arcado Wrote:

The school we are requesting funding for now is the Kamonsilp-Samakkee Elementary school which is located near Ban Dung, a village about 60 kilometers from Udorn. The school has approximately 70 students, and has been identified by the Rajabat Institute (A university here in Udorn) as a school in dire need of assistance.

Student desks and chairs for approximately 6o students several book shelves, 2 water coolers, several ceiling fans, sandals for approximately 70 students pens, paper, and pencils.

 We request a motion for approval of $1,000.00 funding for this schools needs.

Motion 37-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $280.00 be approved to purchase an additional 8 cement tables and benches for Na Moon Hin School. This will provide them with enough benches to seat all of their students to eat lunch. They will also be used for assemblies and other large meetings at the school. Thanks for your support.

Motion 38-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

Nong Koo Koon Elementary school. The school is located about 45 km from Nakhon Phanom and is a school recommended by Pomphan. I have visited the school twice and will be going back again later this month. There is a dedicated staff and villagers very interested in their school. It is a very poor school, lacking many things. I am planning on this one time help by sumission of three motions for the month of October 2004. In the future if funds become available, maybe some other self help projects may be accomplished. I move that $340.00 be approved to purchase school clothes for 105 students at Nong Koo Koon Elementary school.

Motion 39-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $340.00 be approved to purchase shoes and socks for 105 students at Nong Koo Koon Elementary school.

 Motion 40-04

John Middlewood Wrote:

I move that $350.00 be approved to purchase cement picnic tables to provide the students a place to sit and eat lunch at Nong Koo Koon Elementary school. This school is one visited by Pomphan and myself on two previous occasions. It is an extremely poor school, many students do not have school clothes or shoes, classrooms have limited supplies and equipment and the students have no place to sit and eat lunch except on a dirty cement floor. These motions will greatly help improve conditions at the school.

Motion 41-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $340.00 be approved to be spent for the monthly food program at 8 schools.  We currently feed 34 students every month with these funds, at a cost of about $10.00 per student. This provides incentive for poor students to work at improving their grades and attitudes. Feedback shows that both teachers and parents approve of the program and are happy with the improvement made in students' behavior and attitude and efforts in school.
 
Ban Naratchakwai Elementary School 6 students
Ban Na Ratchakwai Noi Elementary School 4 students
Ban Nong Bua Ratchakwai Elementary School 6 students
Ban Sang Hin Elementary School 3 students
Ban Nuen Sa At Elementary School 3 students
Ban Pylom Elementary School 3 students
Ban Assamat Elementary School 3 students
Ban Nong Hua Bau Elementary School 3 students
 
Motion 42-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $200.00 be approved to provide food and snacks for approximately 250 high school students that will attend English Camp on Saturday and Sunday.  Your TLCB volunteer will be teaching there 8 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday.
 
Motion 43-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $355.00 be approved to provide 10 cement table and bench sets for Don Yanang Elementary school. This will provide students with a clean place to eat lunch and to hold meetings and assemblies without having to sit on the floor.
 
Motion 44-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $150.00 be approved to be spent at Pomphan's slum village that he supports.  Funds will be used to purchase materials to build a one room classroom, including tables and desks.  Construction will be completed by villagers, supervised by Pomphan and myself. A volunteer teacher will use the room to teach slum village children after school to help them improve their grades. Your TLCB volunteer in Nakhon Phanom will probably also be a volunteer teacher there.
 
Motion 45-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $470.00 be approved to provide Christmas lunch during the week of December 20. This will be for eight elementary schools and one pre-school. Lunch will be provided for 1202 students and staff.   Main course of fried/baked fish will be provided by your TLCB volunteer in Nakhon Phanom.  Funds will be used to purchase ingredients for papaya salad and drinks.
 
Motion 46-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $156.00 be approved to purchase ice cream for 1202 students at the 8 elementary schools and one pre-school we support during Christmas week. This will be part of the Christmas lunch program.
 
Motion 47-04
 
John Middlewood Wrote:
 
I move that $100.00 be approved to purchase cookies for 1202 students at the eight schools and one pre-school we support. The cookies will be presented for Children's Day on January 8. I realize this is a January item, but if I wait until January 1 to submit the request, there is not enough time for approval, if it is approved, and to get things in order for the presentation on January 8, 2005.
 
Motion 48-04
 
I move that $360.00  be approved for the  regular food program, feeding 34 different students at 8 different schools:
 
Ban Naratchakwai Elementary School 6 students
Ban Na Ratchakwai Noi Elementary School 4 students
Ban Nong Bua Ratchakwai Elementary School 6 students
Ban Sang Hin Elementary School 3 students
Ban Nuen Sa At Elementary School 3 students
Ban Pylom Elementary School 4 students
Ban Assamat Elementary School 4 students
Ban Nong Hua Bau Elementary School 4 students
Two schools with 6 have about 250 students, schools with 4 have a little over 100 and two schools with 3 have about 75 students.

Respectfully Submitted

John Sweet

Assistance Committee Chairman

 

 

 

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