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 Assistance Programs in 2009 

Assistance Committee Motions First Quarter 2009

 

 

 

Quarter Total = $    10,349.09
 

Areas of Operation:

 

- Thailand                                   $ 4,108.09

- Laos                                         $ 1,741.00

- Air Commando Projects             $ 4,500.00

- Total ACA Funded Projects to date       $ 38,404.33

 

 
Grand Total to Date =  $ 232,767.42
 
 

Motion 01-09: Food Supplement:

Budgeted Amount = $254.00 Actual = $258.45

 

John Middlewood had made the following motion:

A. 9,000 baht ($254.00) be approved for the continuing food packet program - 20 food packets to 6 different schools 

Conversion Rate a/o 05 Jan 09 is 35.57bht per 1 usd

 

Motion 02-09: Quality of Life:

Budgeted Amount = $1,173.00  Actual = $1,197.47 

John Middlewood has made the following motions: 

A. 21,700 baht ($610.00) be approved to repair several computers at Sribuaban High School. This is a village high school with about 600 students. Actual = $623.14 

B. 12,000 baht ($338.00) be approved to purchase three water purification units for Don Gaeo Elementary School. Actual = $344.60 

C. 8,000 baht ($225.00) be used to purchase 2 water purification units for Nong Kha Koo Koong School. Actual = $229.73 

Conversion rate a/o 05 Jan 09 is 35.57bht per 1 usd.

 

Motion 03-09: Laos Exploratory Trip

Budgeted Amount = $ 500.00

Mac Thompson has made a motion that he make an exploratory trip into an area of Laos that he is familiar with in hopes of being able to establish a TLCB presence there.   He has asked for $500 in Assistance Funds as a contigency to fund an immediate need should one be determined.   He also requested $250 in expense money which comes out of my expense account (aka your dues) as chairman and not out of donated money. 

Background: 

Hong Sa:  Fall of 1966 I worked on this existing school to help put in a self-help cement floor and a dug well next to the school  I think the school is probably still in decent enough shape but perhaps they could use some other assistance.  And, there are other smaller schools in this valley.  Believe there's a fair number of visitors to Hong Sa as it is possible  to get to by boat on the Mekong from Luang Prabang. 

Xieng Lom:  In 1967 I lived at Xieng Lom but unfortunately took no photos, or at least none that I have located over the years.  In 1966, prior to my arrival, a self-help seven school had been put up, then blew down during a high wind storm.  Someone have forgotten to put cross bracing  between the horizontal truss beams and the posts.  I assisted in re-erecting the school and adding a new tin roof.  Is the school still there, probably so.  Do they need any assistance, would like to find out.  This valley is much more isolated than Hong Sa which seems to be on the tourist map. 

Motion 04-09: Food Supplemental.

Budget Amount = $257.00  Actual = $ 258.23

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

A. 9,000 baht ($257.00) be approved for the regular food packet program providing 20 incentive food packets for 6 elementary schools.

Conversion rate a/o 22Jan09 = 35.13 bht per 1 usd.

 

Motion 05-09: Quality of Life

Budget Amount = $656.00  Actual = $659.93

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

A. 15,500 baht ($442.00) be approved to purchase 10 cementtables and benches for Nong Wang High School. Actual $444.73 

B. 4,000 baht ($114.00) be approved to purchase one waterpurification unit for Na Bpong Elementary School. Actual $114.77. 

c. 3,500 baht ($100.00) be approved to purchase 6 ceiling fans for Nong Kha Koo Koong School. Actual $100.43

Conversion rate a/o 22Jan09 = 35.13 bht per 1 usd.

 

Motion 06-09:  Ban Phakha School Laos Project

Budgeted Amount = $1,500.00  Actual $1,241.00

Air Commando Amount = $4,500                Total = $6,000.00

 

Mac Thompson has made the following motion: 

Proposed:

Funding is requested in an amount of $6,000 for construction of a student dormitory with a separate kitchen building, furnishings (beds, tables, chairs), and bedding for the Ban Phakha School in Hua Muong District, Sam Neua Province.  The dormitory would provide housing for 40 boys and girls who do not now have the opportunity to attend school as they live too far away to commute daily.  The dormitory would allow them to stay at the school during the week and return to their home on weekends, or when ever they are able.  There would be some boys in 4th or 5th grades and the rest would be boys and girls in lower secondary grades.  Ethnic breakdown of the students is about 40 % Lao Theung (Khamu, Phong and others), 20 % Hmong, and 20 % Lao Loum (Lao, Tai Dam, and others). 

Background: 

Below is a budget and proposal for this project in Sam Neua Province, far NE Laos. 

Total estimate is $5,841 which can be broken down into three phases: 

#1-   funds to build the dorm  at approximately $3407

#2-   funds to buy bedding at approximately $1,026

#3-   funds to build the kitchen and buy kitchen equipment (pots and pans etc) at approximately $1,408 

Implementation: 

An initial tranche of $1,500 is requested to get this project started.  This would enable the PES and the villagers to order materials, start clearing the project site, and to the first portion of the construction of the dorm. 

A second tranche of about $2,000 would be needed probably by early March 2009 to complete the dorm itself. 

A third tranche of $1,400 would be needed in late March to early April in order to build the kitchen. 

The final tranche would be needed when available, perhaps May or June, to purchase bedding and kitchen equipment. 

 I've been working with an old friend, Art, whom I knew a bit prior to 1975 in Laos and who has been back in residence there since 1992.  Art has been the main mover on the two prior projects the TLCB has funded in Xieng Khouang Province, rehabilitation of school buildings at two separate schools.  Art knows the Lao people who are involved with this proposed dormitory,  has worked with them in the past and believes they can follow through to successful completion with this project.

I would propose a advance of my personal funds of $1,500 to Mr Art who would provide this to the provincial authorities to get things started.  Later tranches would be handled either in the same way, me to Art, or by an on site visit by Sunee & me.  In any case, we would plan a visit by late March or early April. 

It is understood that this is rather short notice for a project of this size given constraints on the TLCB assistance funds for other projects in Thailand and Laos, however, this dorm project would need to be complete before the rains set in and the planting season begins. Otherwise, no villagers available for labor! 

Note: On 28 March 2009, the Air Commando Association voted to fund the remaining $4,500.00 of this project and forwarded a check in that amount to our Treasuer.  The Assistance Committee voted to amend this motion for the full amount requested.

 

Motion 07-09: Advance Purchase of Auction Items

Budgeted Amount = $ 675.00 

John Sweet has made a motion that we purchase $675.00 of items in Thailand for resale at the auction during this year's reunion.  We have done this in the past and put the money back into the Assistance Fund after the auction is over. Even so, we still need Committee approval to advance the money for the purchase.  There is still a few months until the reunion but we need to fund this early to take advantage of a "transportation opportunity". 

Note: Since these items will be sold at the reunion auction, there should be not cost to the Assistance Program.

 

Motion 08-09:  Food Supplemental                         Budgeted Amount = $ 250.00  Actual $ 249.18 

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

A. 9,000 baht ($250.00) be approved for purchase of 20 food packets to complete the food packet program or this school year. Next food packets will be starting in May and I will provide a new list of schools because there will be some changes. 

Exchange Rate on 2/23/2009 = 36.17 baht per USD.
 

Motion 09-09:  Quality of Life                           Budgeted Amount = $ 810.00  Actual = $ 809.83 

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

A. 23,250 baht ($644.00) be approved to purchase the remaining 15 cement tables and benches for Nong Wang High School. 

B. 6,000 baht ($166.00) be approved to purchase a 29 inch TV and a CD/DVD player for the kindergarten classes at Don Ya Nang School. This is one of the schools that has been highly involved in the English program for the past school year. In a recent inspection by a team from Bangkok, the school failed this component because there was not TV/DVD available for the kindergarten classes. This is an effort to help a principal and staff that are highly dedicated to their school and their students. 

Exchange Rate on 2/23/2009 = 36.17 baht per $

 

Assistance Committee Motions Second Quarter 2009

 

Assistance Committee Motions Second Quarter 2009

  

Quarter Total = $    6,488.49
 

Areas of Operation:

 

- Thailand                                   $ 4,459.13

- Laos                                         $    500.00

- Student Aid Fund                       $ 1,529.36

- Air Commando Projects             $

- Total ACA Funded Projects to date       $ 38,404.33 

 
Grand Total to Date =  $ 239,255.91
 
 

Motion 10-09 Student Aid Fund:

Motion for Tuition Assistance for the school year 2009/2010

Budgeted Amount for April 2009 is $ 1,063.00

Actual Amount = $ 1,118.56

 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to be approved for our Student Assistance Fund for the school year 2009/2010. 

A. 25,000 baht ( $698.00) lump sum at the beginning of the school year to pay for tuition for Soitong. She is the only person in the schools that I serve that I know of who has qualified for the special English Program an Nakhon Phanom High school. All subjects except Thai are taught in English by non-Thai teachers. 

b. 10,000 baht ( $280.00)per month for the following students in college.

      Achara

      Prawanee

      Kim

      Sompope

      Nanthida

Funding is available for these students and they all have sponsors. All are continuing students. Final approval of funding will depend on GPA and final interview by me. 

c. 3,000 baht ($85.00) per month for continuing High School Students

      Intoawn

      Sirlinda

      Amporn – Amporn is one of our heart patients and has been out of the system for a year and is now back. If she does not receive this funding she will not be able to continue school. I have had several contacts with her parents already. She is a slow learner, but is trying very hard and will be receiving additional training from me this year. She is also one of our special English tutors volunteering time to teach English in elementary schools. 

Conversion Rate As of 22 March 2009 is 35.85 baht per USD. 

 

Motion 11-09 Quality of Life Motion

Budgeted Amount = $ 2,082.00 Actual = $ 1,831.93 

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

A. 20,000 baht ( $558.00) be approved to purchase materials to construct kindergarten playground equipment for Choak Amnuay Elementary School.  

B. 9,600 baht ( $268.00) be approved to purchase 60 kindergarten sleeping mats for Nong Sang Elementary School.  

C. 10,000 baht ($ 279.00) be approved to be used in conjunction with the English Camp in Tamboon Koo Roo Kook. Camp will involve about 120 students and 20 teachers for three days, April 29, 30 and May 1. 

D. 35,000 baht ($ 977.00) be approved for a one time emergency activity. Funding will be for Nong Ya Sai Elementary School. The school presently has 3 classrooms for 7 grades. The plan is to raise the school up, and move it back about 15 feet. 

Conversion Rate as of 22 March 2009 is 35.85 baht per USD.

 

Motion 12-09: Quality Of Life
Budgeted Amount = $ 1,120.00 Actual = $ 1,101.38 

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

I move that 40,000 baht ($ 1,120.00) be approved to rehab the kitchen facility at Dong Gao Elementary School.  

Conversion Rate a/o 4/27/2009 = 35.88 baht per USD 
 
Motion 13-09: Quality Of Life
Budgeted Amount = $ 1,100.00 Actual = $ 1,525.82 

John Middlewood had made the following motion: 

A. 20,000 baht ($ 580.00) be approved to provide continuing support for the school at Nong Ya Sai in their rehab program. These funds will be used to purchase materials to construct a new kindergarten classroom. The principal is enlisting the help of the villagers. 

B. 18,000 baht ($ 520.00) be approved to purchase 30 student desks for Don Gao Elementary School.  

Conversion Rate As of 1 June 2009 = 34.80 baht per 1 USD

 

Motion 14-09: Student Aid Withdrawal
Budgeted Amount = $ 411.00 Actual = $ 410.80

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of June: 

4 High School Students @ 1,000 baht:

  4000 baht = $118.00

5 College Students @ 2,000 baht:

   10,000 baht = $ 293.00 

Total Student Aid for June = 14,000 baht = $ 411.00 

Students:

Intoawn   - High School

Sirlinda  - High School

Wasan     - High School

Amporn    - High School

Achara    - College

Kim       - College

Prawanee  - College

Sompope   - College

Nanthida  - College 

 

Motion 15-09   Ban Pakha School Project

Assistance Fund Budget Amount = $500.00

Assistance Expense Amount = $ 800.00 

Mac Thompson has made the following motion:

--  Check up on progress of the Ban Pakha School Dorm & Kitchen project.

--  To visit Ban Mok Mai (Ban Moc) to assess their needs for a Life Skills school building and a school luncheon facility, both to be built from scratch, not by modifying an existing building.  Might also be possible to combine the two into one facility, will look at this.


 

Assistance Committee Motions Third Quarter 2009

  

Quarter Total = $    4,783.15 

Areas of Operation: 

- Thailand                                   $ 3,492.15

- Laos                                         $   

- Student Aid Fund                       $ 1,291.00

- Air Commando Projects             $

- Total ACA Funded Projects to date       $ 38,404.33 

 
Grand Total to Date =  $ 244,039.16 
 

Motion 16-09:  Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,125.00 Actual = $1,117.12 

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

I move that not more than 10,000 baht ($ 295.00) be approved to purchase book shelves (3), fans(6), water purification unit, and sleeping mats(15) for kindergarten for Ban Dong Kwam Elementary school.  This is a very small village school with about 40 students and three teachers for 8 grades. They also have no principal.
 
I move that not more than 5,000 baht ( $150.00) be approved to purchase tile and cement to rehab kindergarten bathroom at Ban Nong Sang Elementary School.
 
I move that not more than 23,000 bath ( $ 680.00) be approved to purchase materials to rehab kitchen and dining area at Ban Naratchakwai Elementary School. The school has completed most of the work already but fell short  of funds at the end; this will help complete the project. All labor is being done by parents of the students at the school.
 
Conversion Rate a/o 2 July 2009 is 34.20 baht per 1 USD

 

Motion 17-09: Monthly Student Aid Withdrawal for July

Budgeted Amount = $ 411.00 Actual $ 411.88 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of July: 

4 High School Students @ 1,000 baht:   4000 baht = $118.00 

5 College Students @ 2,000 baht:    10,000 baht = $ 293.00 

Total Student Aid for June = 14,000 baht = $ 411.00 

Students:

Intoawn   - High School

Sirlinda  - High School

Wasan     - High School

Amporn    - High School

Achara    - College

Kim       - College

Prawanee  - College

Sompope   - College

Nanthida  - College 

Conversion Rate a/o 2 July 2009 is 34.20 baht per 1 USD

 

Motion 18-09: Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,187.00  Actual = $1,203.33 

John Middlewood had made the following motion: 

A. Not more than 5,000 bath ($145.00) for sleeping mats for kindergarden atNa Duea Elementary School. 

B. Not mare than 7,100 baht ($209.00) for 44 sleeping mats for kindergarden at Nong Yang Sin Elementary School. 

C. Not more than 20,000 baht ($580.00) to Thai Samakee Elementary School to purchase 6 ceiling fans, wire for    the fans, 90 Square meters of tile to tile the meeting area and kitchen area; this also includes necessary  sand and cement. Work will be done by villagers. 

D. Not more than 8700 baht ($253.00) for Nang Ya Sai Elementary School. This money will purchase necessary materials    to construct another classroom next to the kindergarden class under the building we helped move in a    previous project. This is all part of a planned upgrade of the total school to provide adequate classroom space for all grade levels at the school. We are one of several organizations participating in the upgrading of this    school which has about 70 students. This principal is an outstanding example of what the others should be like  so I believe we should provide him with all the support we can. 

Exchange Rate as of 27 July 2009 - 34.49 baht per USD 

Motion 19-09: Monthly Student Aid Withdrawal for August

Budgeted Amount = $ 406.00 Actual = $ 409.36 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of August: 

4 High School Students @ 1,000 baht:  4000 baht = $116.00 

5 College Students @ 2,000 baht:  10,000 baht = $ 290.00

Total Student Aid for June = 14,000 baht = $ 406.00 

Students:

Intoawn   - High School

Sirlinda  - High School

Wasan     - High School

Amporn    - High School

Achara    - College

Kim       - College

Prawanee  - College

Sompope   - College

Nanthida  - College 

Conversion Rate a/o 27 July 2009 is 34.49 baht per 1 USD 

Motion 20-09: Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,171.00 Actual $1,171.70 

John Middlewood has made the following motions. 

1. I move that not more than 4000 baht ($118.00) be authorized to purchase a water purification set for Dong Na Hong elementary School 

2. I move that not more than 3200 baht ($94.00) be authorized to purchase replacement and additional Kindergarten sleeping mats for Don Ya Nang Elementary School. 

3. I move that not more than 5700 baht ($167.00) be authorized to purchase materials to complete the kitchen project at Nong Bua Don Gao Elementary School. 

4. I move that not more than 15,000 baht ($440.00)be authorized to purchase 10 cement picnic tables and benches for Wang Gra Sae Elementary School. 

5. I move that not more than 12,000 baht ($352.00) be authorized to purchase 8 cement tables for Phon Phong Elementary School 

Conversion Rate as of 20 August = 34.14 baht to USD. 

Motion 21-09: Monthly Student Aid Withdrawal for September

Budgeted Amount = $ 469.00  Actual = $ 469.88 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of September: 

Student assistance: I move that student assistance be raised from 14,000 to 16,000 baht per month. In conference with John Schillo I have been assured that funds are sufficient to fund an additional college student for the rest of the school year 

The student is Miss Sangdao, from the village of Ban Pueng, about 8-10 km from the airport. Miss Sangdao is a first year nursing student at the Nakhon Phanom Nursing College, under the University of Nakhon Phanom. She is highly recommended by her high school principal. Se visited her home and talked to her parents and they are not capable of funding all of her support for nursing school. Miss Sangdao has indicated that she wishes to complete her training and then work at a public health station anywhere in Nakhon Phanom province, but preferably in her own village. Contact with the Nursing College indicated that Miss Sangdao is an excellent student and volunteers to participate in all school activities, even though not required. I believe this will be a good investment of our funds for the future of this area. 

Chairman’s Note:  Because many members send in a donation to SAF without actually sponsoring a child, the SAF now has a surplus.  We can easily handle Sangdao for this year and hopefully support other non-sponsored students next year.


 

Assistance Committee Motions Fourth Quarter 2009 

 

Quarter Total = $    13,953.75
 

Areas of Operation:

 

- Thailand                                   $ 7,170.33

- Laos                                         $ 3,200.00

- Student Aid Fund                       $ 1,083.42

- Air Commando Projects             $ 2,500.00

- Total ACA Funded Projects to date       $ 40,904.33

 

 
Grand Total to Date =  $ 257,992.81
 
 

Motion 16-09:  Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,125.00 Actual = $ 1,117.12

 

John Middlewood has made the following motion:

 

I move that not more than 10,000 baht ($ 295.00) be approved to purchase book shelves (3), fans(6), water purification unit, and sleeping mats(15) for kindergarten for Ban Dong Kwam Elementary school.  This is a very small village school with about 40 students and three teachers for 8 grades. They also have no principal.
 
I move that not more than 5,000 baht ( $150.00) be approved to purchase tile and cement to rehab kindergarten bathroom at Ban Nong Sang Elementary School.
 
I move that not more than 23,000 bath ( $ 680.00) be approved to purchase materials to rehab kitchen and dining area at Ban Naratchakwai Elementary School. The school has completed most of the work already but fell short  of funds at the end; this will help complete the project. All labor is being done by parents of the students at the school.
 
Conversion Rate a/o 2 July 2009 is 34.20 baht per 1 USD

 

Motion 17-09: Monthly Student Aid Withdrawal for July

Budgeted Amount = $ 411.00 Actual = $ 411.88

 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of July: 

4 High School Students @ 1,000 baht:   4000 baht = $118.00

5 College Students @ 2,000 baht:    10,000 baht = $ 293.00

Total Student Aid for June = 14,000 baht = $ 411.00

Students:

Intoawn   - High School

Sirlinda  - High School

Wasan     - High School

Amporn    - High School

Achara    - College

Kim       - College

Prawanee  - College

Sompope   - College

Nanthida  - College

 

Conversion Rate a/o 2 July 2009 is 34.20 baht per 1 USD

 

Motion 18-09: Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,187.00 Actual = $ 1,203.33 

John Middlewood had made the following motion: 

A. Not more than 5,000 bath ($145.00) for sleeping mats for kindergarden at Na Duea Elementary School.

B. Not mare than 7,100 baht ($209.00) for 44 sleeping mats for kindergarden at Nong Yang Sin Elementary School.

C. Not more than 20,000 baht ($580.00) to Thai Samakee Elementary School to purchase 6 ceiling fans, wire for   the fans, 90 Square meters of tile to tile the meeting area and kitchen area; this also includes necessary  sand and cement. Work will be done by villagers.

D. Not more than 8700 baht ($253.00) for Nang Ya Sai Elementary School. This money will purchase necessary materials to construct another classroom next to the kindergarden class under the building we helped move in a    previous project. This is all part of a planned upgrade of the total school to provide adequate classroom space for all grade levels at the school. We are one of several organizations participating in the upgrading of this    school which has about 70 students. This principal is an outstanding example of what the others should be like  so I believe we should provide him with all the support we can. 

Exchange Rate as of 27 July 2009 - 34.49 baht per USD

 

Motion 19-09: Monthly Student Aid Withdrawal for August

Budgeted Amount = $ 406.00 Actual = $ 409.36

 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of August:  

4 High School Students @ 1,000 baht:  4000 baht = $116.00

5 College Students @ 2,000 baht:  10,000 baht = $ 290.00

Total Student Aid for June = 14,000 baht = $ 406.00 

Students:

Intoawn   - High School

Sirlinda  - High School

Wasan     - High School

Amporn    - High School

Achara    - College

Kim       - College

Prawanee  - College

Sompope   - College

Nanthida  - College

 

Conversion Rate a/o 27 July 2009 is 34.49 baht per 1 USD

 

Motion 20-09: Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,171.00 Actual = $ 1,171.70

 

John Middlewood has made the following motions.

 

1. I move that not more than 4000 baht ($118.00) be authorized to purchase a water purification set for Dong Na Hong elementary School

2. I move that not more than 3200 baht ($94.00) be authorized to purchase replacement and additional Kindergarten sleeping mats for Don Ya Nang Elementary School.

3. I move that not more than 5700 baht ($167.00) be authorized to purchase materials to complete the kitchen project at Nong Bua Don Gao Elementary School.

4. I move that not more than 15,000 baht ($440.00)be authorized to purchase 10 cement picnic tables and benches for Wang Gra Sae Elementary School.

5. I move that not more than 12,000 baht ($352.00) be authorized to purchase 8 cement tables for Phon Phong Elementary School

 

Conversion Rate as of 20 August = 34.14 baht to USD.

 

Motion 21-09: Monthly Student Aid Withdrawal for September

Budgeted Amount = $ 469.00 Actual $ 469.76

 

John Middlewood has made the following motion to withdraw the Student Aid Funds for the month of September: 

Student assistance: I move that student assistance be raised from 14,000 to 16,000 baht per month. In conference with John Schillo I have been assured that funds are sufficient to fund an additional college student for the rest of the school year 

The student is Miss Sangdao, from the village of Ban Pueng, about 8-10 km from the airport. Miss Sangdao is a first year nursing student at the Nakhon Phanom Nursing College, under the University of Nakhon Phanom. She is highly recommended by her high school principal. Se visited her home and talked to her parents and they are not capable of funding all of her support for nursing school. Miss Sangdao has indicated that she wishes to complete her training and then work at a public health station anywhere in Nakhon Phanom province, but preferably in her own village. Contact with the Nursing College indicated that Miss Sangdao is an excellent student and volunteers to participate in all school activities, even though not required. I believe this will be a good investment of our funds for the future of this area.

 

Chairman’s Note:  Because many members send in a donation to SAF without actually sponsoring a child, the SAF now has a surplus.  We can easily handle Sangdao for this year and hopefully support other non-sponsored students next year. 

Jeff Hudgens has made the following proposal for his next trip to Laos. 

Purchase of the following material for the October 2009 trip to Ban Nahom Region School: 

Corrugated Roofing Sheets       100 @ $ 3.50 each = $350.00

Desks (Kindergarten)                 40 @ $23.50 each = $940.00

Desks (Primary School)                        40 @ $23/50 each = $705.00

 

Grand Total                                                                                $2,000.00 

That covers just the materials and delivery. 

In addition to the $2,000 are my expenses of which $600 covers in-country Travel and Logistics (TnL). I wouldn't want TLCB covering more than $200 of the $600. If, TLCB generously offers to cover some of my TnL expenses, thenthe total proposal would be $2200 ($2000 for Materials and Deliver, $200 for TnL).  I can submit receipts for everything. 

Hopefully, that helped.

Thanks,

Jeff

 

Chairman's Note:  I budgeted $1,200.00 for Jeff's trip for 2009 but the Asstance Fund can absorb the additional $800.00 this year.  Also budgeted was $800.00 in expense funds.  If expenses only come to $200 then my expense fund would be $600 under budget.  Attached is Jeff's total proposal.

 

Motion 23-09: Quality of Life

Budgeted Amount = $ 1,331.00  Actual = $ 1,343.53 

John Middlewood has made the following motion: 

A. I move that 16,000 baht ($475.00) be approved to purchase 10 cement tables and benches for Nong Wang Elementary School. The wooden tables and benches currently being used are beyond repair.

B. I move that 16,000 baht ($475.00) be approved to purchase 10 cement tables and benches for Na Duea Elementary School.  The students at this school currently eat on a cement floor.

C. I move that not more than 8,000 baht ($238.00) be approved to provide lunches at English Camp at Kam Pawk Elementary School on October 30 and 31.

This camp is part of the collaborative effort on the part of TLCB, World Teach Foundation, Cambridge, and Educational Services District One, Nakhon Phanom. Christian Mission Ban Naratchakwai and TLCB are providing dormitory space and meeting rooms for orientation of 10 volunteers arriving on Oct 7 to begin a one year teaching program in many outlying schools. This Mini camp will be the culmination of the orientation and the kickoff of the World Teach Program. In addition to the World Teach staff teaching, there will be teachers from about 20 other provinces coming in to observe and have a short training session. Your representative here in Thailand has invested many, many hours over the past year between World teach and the Provincial District 1 to bring this off. If it is successful, we expect it to double next year.

D. Request that 4800 baht ($143.00) be approved to purchase sleeping mats for 30 kindergarten students at Phon Suwang Elementay School. This is a new school recently discovered and may be seeking additional support later.

 Exchange Rate A/O 23 Sept 09 1 USD = 33.705 baht

 

Motion 24-09 Medical Assistance.

Budgeted Amount = $ 297.00 Actual = $ 299.89

 John Middlewood has made the following motion:

 A. Request that 10,000 baht  ($297.00) be approved for medical assistance for school children. We currently have an 8 year old boy, Nawaphon Beingsak being treated at Ubon, requiring travel to Ubon on a regular basis. The second child is a 13 year old girl with Leukemia, currently in the hospital at Ubon. Presently it is unknown when she will return. The fund will also be used of our other children who make regular checkup trips to Ubon and Khon Kaen. At present, I am not seeking any new children to assist. 

Exchange Rate A/O 23 Sept 2009 is 1 USD = 33.705 baht 

Motions 25-09 Quality of Life:

Budgeted Amount = $1,852.00 Actual = $ 1,394.01 

John Middlewood has made the following motion:

A. I move that no more than 15,500 baht ($463.00) be approved to purchase 10 cement dining tables and benches for  Nong Sang Elementary School. This will be the first installment of purchasing tables for this school.  They have a dining area, but currently the wooden tables and benches being used are not safe or sanitary.

B. I move that not more than 15,500 baht ($463.00) be approved to purchase 10 cement dining tables and benches for  Nong Yang Sin Elementary School.  This school also does not have adequate tables for students to sit and eat lunches.  The dining area is also used for all-school meetings and parent meetings.

C. I move that not more than 15,500 baht ($463.00) be approved to purchase 10 cement dining tables and benches for  Wang Gra Sae Elementary School. This is a new school just discovered only about 10-15 km from the Airport.  This will be a first project to help them with their dining facility also. 

Exchange Rate a/o 28 Oct 09 33.49 baht per USD 

 

Motion 26-09  Medical Assistance:

Budgeted Amount = $150.00 Actual = $ 149.89 

A. I move that 5,000 baht ($150.00) be approved for medical assistance. We currently have a student  by the name of Srirak Sangdee, a 13 year old girl who should be in grade 7 but has only completed grade 4 because of leukemia. She began treatment a couple of years or so ago, but had to stop because her parents ran out of money to provide transportation to Ubon for treatment. She came to us last month as a last resort.

She spend over a month in Ubon receiving treatment and will return November 2 for further evaluation and treatment if necessary. Since treatment involved chemotherapy, she is required to stay in the hospital for relative long periods of time. Expenses to date have been about 8,000 baht and she will be departing November 2 for an additional stay and at this time the length of time is not know.

 

Motion 27-09 Student Aid:

Budgeted Amount = $ 540.00 Actual = $ 539.64

 

A. I move that 16,000 baht ($480.00) be approved for student assistance for the month of November 2009.  Miss Kim has been dropped – she has quit school and headed for Bangkok. In her place, I am recommending Chadree Srika and Phuvadon Thumtheang. Both students are at Wang Gra Sae High School.

B. I move that an additional 2000 baht ($60.00) per month be approved for Surasuk Pavan and Amnuay Pilave. Both of these young men are in grade 12 and the principal states that without assistance they will be unable to complete high school. I am recommending that 10,000 baht be set aside from the assistance fund to support them for 5 months.

 

Exchange Rate a/o 28 Oct 2009 = 33.49 baht per 1 USD. 

 

Motion 28-09 Ban Pakha School:

Budgeted Amount = $3,700.00 (TLCB $1,200.00 plus ACA $2,500.00)
 

Mac Thompson is preparing another project in Laos.

This will be a joint project with the ACA/MTF.  I submitted a proposal to the the ACA and they have sent a check for $2,500.00. The Assistance Fund will fund the balance of $1,200.00

PROPOSAL:  That a sum of $3,700 be approved for additional work at the Ban Pakha School in Houa Muong District, Sam Nuea Province, Laos.  This would fund the building of separate shower and toilet facilities for the boys and girls who will reside in the dormitory, already funded and completed, by the TLCB and the ACA.
DETAILS:  $3,700 would provide for the following items:
A.  Permanent toilet facility:  four rooms.
--  two rooms for boys, two rooms for girls
--  kip 21,300,000   about $2,500
B.   Bathing area and laundry area:
--  one bathing facility separated by a wall into two areas: one for men and one for women, plus a laundry area.
--  kip 8,928,000  or about $1,050
C.  Paint and white ant protection chemicals for the soft pine wood buildings:
--  kip 1,208,000  or about $142

Totals are:  kip 31,436,000  or about $3,700

 

Motion 29-09 Student Aid Fund Withdrawal
Budget Amount = $ 535.00 Actual = $ 543.78

John Middlewood has made the following motion:
A. I move that not more than 18,000 baht ($535.00) be approved for student scholarship program for the month   of December 2009.
   12 high school students and 5 college students.

Exchange rate a/o 23 Nov 09 is 1 USD equals 33.73 THB.

 

Motion 30-09 Qualtiy of Life
Budget Amount = $ 1,145.00
Actual = $ 1,163.01

John Middlewood has made the following motion:

A. I move that not more than 7500 baht ($225.00) be approved to tile the floor in the teachers residence at Thai Samakee   Elementary School. These quarters are being used by 2 World Teach Volunteers working at 4 elementary schools in that area for the next year and serving approximately 350 elementary students and 25-30 elementary teachers.  The four schools have done everything possible to make these quarters habitable but do not have the funds to purchase the materials for the floor. Work will be done by parent volunteers.  Since the volunteers are here through a TLCB initiative to assist students, I am making this motion.
B. I move that not more that 15,000 baht ($445.00) be approved to purchase 16 kindergarten sleeping mats, 16 kindergarten hygiene kits and 7 cement tables and benches for Phon Tan Elementary  School. This is a new school and a first time effort for TLCB
C. I move that not more than 16,000 baht ($475.00) be approved to purchase 10 cement tables and benches for Nong Nang Don elementary School. This is also a new school and first time effort.

Exchange rate a/o 23 Nov 09 is 1 USD equals 33.73 THB

 

Motion 31-09 Special Pla Pak Noi Project
Budget Amount = $ 2,820.00

John Middlewood has made the following motion:

A. I move that not more than 95,000 baht ($2,820.00) be approved to assist in constructing classrooms for   Pla Pak Noi Elementary School. They currently have 8 classes and only  three classrooms. Their second building was destroyed by termites and weather. They began construction and the money they thought they had disappeared.  This will be a two part project to start with. If this motion is approved I will request another 50,000 baht ($1,500.00 ) for the month of January to assist in further completing the classrooms. The building will eventually contain 5 classrooms.

Chairman's note:  I feel the TLCB can step in and help on this project because we did not spend all of the money I budgeted for this year and because of the generous transfer of funds made my the TLCB Board at the reunion.  I will budget the additional $1,500.00 needed in the 2010 Assistance Operating budget.

Exchange rate a/o 23 Nov 09 is 1 USD equals 33.73 THB

 

 

 

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