Willie Ree Howell, M. D.
Paul Shumpert, M.D.
Cindy Shumpert, M.D.
Gus Lovegren, M. D.
Lee Jennings, C.P.A.
David Kearns, M.D.
The meeting was called to order by
the president. The minutes for the last meeting were approved.
Laurie Douglas reported the names
of recent donors and stated that the donors were sent thank you
The treasures report was give by
Dr. Howell who reported that there are presently $254,000 total in
the various George Faile accounts. There was a recent $56,000
donation sent to BMC in Nalerigu. In 2006, $9800 was spent by the
foundation on medical students. Dr. Howell also reported that in
2006 there was $116,000 in income.
$47,600 was spent in 2006 on
rewiring and painting of the hospital. It is projected that $70,000
will be needed on total rewiring and painting, flooring, ceiling,
and new cabinets in the hospital and rewiring and misc. work on the
Vicki Barnes reported that a
container shipment with surgical equipment, and anesthesia machine,
generator parts, agricultural equipment and sheets were sent to
Nalerigu. There was a $5000 donation that covered the shipping cost.
Donnie Locke donated parts to rebuild the generator. Tommy Harrison
is in the process of looking for a new generator which could cost
Dr. Paul Shumpert reported that a
surgeon will go to BMC for the month of May. He also reported that
Bob Claytor is working on flooring, ceilings, and lights. Mr.
Claytor estimates than an additional $40,000 will be needed to
finish the work.
Dr. Paul Shumpert also reported
that BMC experienced a $50,000 shortfall in the year 2006. Dr.
Shumpert noted that elective surgery was down in 2006 and this may
be one reason for the shortfall. Dr. Shumpert will attempt to get an
update on the administrative situation from Dr. Faile.
Dr. Paul asked that students who
had spent time in Nalerigu provide personal stories of their
experiences. Dr. Paul Shumpert suggested that these may be useful
for the newsletter and /or web site.
Dr. Paul also reported that the web
site will have new biographies and pictures of board members.
Continuing on the web site topic, Dr. Paul Shumpert suggested that
we remove language about the possibility of the International
Mission Board withdrawing their support from BMC. The board
concurred with this suggestion. It is also suggested that the
mission statement be reviewed and revised.
Mr. Lee Jennings showed a notebook
which contained an organizational outline. Mr. Jennings suggested
that a similar notebook may be worth developing for the George Faile
Dr. Cindy Shumpert reported that
there is a possibility of building a hostel for mothers of
hospitalized children. This facility is envisioned to be off the
The next meeting is scheduled for
Monday, March 19, 2007 at the office of Lee Jennings.