Willie Ree Howell, M. D.
Cindy Shumpert, M.D.
Gus Lovegren, M. D.
Lee Jennings, C.P.A.
David Kearns, M.D.
Willie Ree gave the Treasurerís
Report: Balance in the checking account of $55,862.32, in the Money
Market Account $51,334.12, and at Merrill Lynch Account $192,231.99,
for a total of $299,428.43. The preliminary annual report includes
the total of $160,361 in donations (including $3,820 in memory of
Kay Faile) and expenses of $109,264.84. The expenses include the
$45,000 transfer to Bob Claytor, $9,000 for student volunteers,
$2,823 for the new microscope, and $51,140 for the generator.
Laurie reviewed minutes from the
last meeting. Cindy reported that she and a third-year surgery
resident Christy Lawson are leaving on February 27 for BMC, and Paul
Shumpert will leave on January 20. Going with Paul will be Wes
Turner, an electrical engineer, who will assess the problems/needs
with the lighting. Brad Prater plans to go later to work on the
Cindy reported on investigations
into the free wheelchairs and Project Care. More information is
needed on the wheelchairs and on the costs of transporting them from
California and overseas. Project Care wants to send a representative
to BMC to assess needs before they will ship anything. Cindy
reminded us that the Clinic can encounter legal difficulties in
Ghana if any medicine is out of date.
David mentioned the possibility of
the Foundation joining the Evangelical Council for Financial
Accountability. It lists on its Web Site organizations that it
considers reputable. The cost of being included has decreased, and
David recommends considering it.
There is a current need at the
hospital for a Hematocrit centrifuge, the kind that is no longer
available in this country. There is also still a big need for more
help from physicians with surgery.
Cindy and Paul are trying to
contact IMA, Interchurch Medical Assistance, for help with medicine.
The next meeting will be on March
31, at 6:30 p.m., at the office of Lee Jennings.