Minutes of the FTAA Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 – 7:00pm Turkish Center
Present Board Members:
Zeynep U. Aytekin
1) Chorum (FTAA YK)
2) Eski MOM okunmasi ve onayi
3) Gecen ay yapilanlar / Bitmemis konular Genel Festival Ozeti (Festival Komitesi uyelerinin gorusleri,
kritikleri ve onerileri bu baslikta dinlenir)
4) Yeni faaliyetler / Oneriler
Gencler Eglence gecesi (Ocak 18)
FTAA/FTCF YK ortak toplantisi (Subat 16)
Genel Kurul (Subat 23)
Gonullu Onurlandirma Toplantisi
Gezi filmi gosterilmesi tarihi
13.Festival Komite Baskani/Tarihi
Sanat tablolari icin mekanizma
FTAA yeni laptop onerisi
FTAA Folklor Grubu onerisi
Turkiye Secimlerine katilim
Isadamlari icin olanaklar
Reklam verenlere olanaklar
Turks Like Us Network Toplantisi
5) Mali Durum
The Festival was reviewed by both the Board and the Festival Committee.
Group: Decided to look into new dates in April 2014 for new dates since there were fewer people who
attended this past year’s festival.
April 12-13 2014 seem available for the moment.
It was expressed that we have more internal and external publicity .Mailings must be done.
We should start planning before the summer.
There should be no tickets for sale of foods.
No more entertainment at the Turkish House on the second day.
Must do a review with the new committee.
Look for alternative venues like Young Circle in Hollywood.
Find a holiday that it is near for Turks to come out and celebrate.
We should give volunteers something for their service.
Police should refund their money only one showed up.
Brochure should be cancelled. Or produced one month ahead of time.
We should give this festival to a professional company for them to organize it next time.
We should do a survey to find out what our members thought about it.
In April we should have a Folklor Festival, or bring in a famous singer like Ege or Selda Bagcan.
We should thank Behzat Bey for the accommodation.
FO: Expressed that the New Year’s Party was successful.
FO Asked Alp about the Saturday Night Social Party- Alp said they will first ensure that the 10$paid at
the door pays the expenses of the alchohol.
ZUA: Asked about the Art Exhibit mechanisms, it was approved.
ZUA: Asked about the laptop for the FTAA chorus, approved.
VU: Asked if the chorus pays 100$/person, Zeynep will ask.
ZUA: Asked about the Folklore Club, approved.
OB: Asked for her resignation, not approved.
ZUA: Fusun Erim was chosen to become the new FTAA Chorus Coordinator by the FTAA Chorus
Group: Said we don’t need to worry about the March elections in Turkey since we cannot participate in
We will talk about the opportunities for members of the Chambers and Members of FTAA for leveraging
their businesses in the Turkish American Community.
And also discuss the possibility of having a Turks Like Us Network Challenge-Turkish American Meeting
in March with the children of the retired families who reside here in South Florida, who aim to challenge
younger Turkish Americans to become involved as budding leaders in our community.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
26 JAN BOOK CLUB
8 FEB FTAA SOCIAL PARTY NIGHT
9 FEB FTAA BOARD MTG with Guest Erkan Nur to present relationship between FTCF and FTAA – 7PM
15 FEB FOLKLOR CLUB MTG 5 PM
23 FEB GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND VOLUNTEER