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These are copies of minutes of this organization (in reverse order of chronology - oldest last - NEWEST FIRST).  Note that minutes of meetings that take place AFTER the Founder's death, are to be shown on the subsequent changes page.

The following meeting minutes, 3/1/17, are tentative and subject to board approval in the following year's meeting.      

meeting at Suspiros 14, Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017, attendees Dennis Finch, Janice Page, Michael Wein, all using Skype  - the Agenda for this meeting has been submitted to all trustees prior to the meeting and it was a follows -- Any actions taken in this meeting were added to the agenda in BOLD letters

acceptance of Annual Financial Statement which is also publicly displayed at http://www.mpwcf.org/financial_statement.htm  ACCEPTED

acceptance of Minutes of last year's meeting which is also publicly displayed at http:// www.mpwcf.org/minutes.htm.                   ACCEPTED 

 Old and unfinished business:  Current status of our  expected endowment  is tabulated below              DISCUSSED AND ACCEPTED

...status marks of our future endowment:        12-31-10   12-31-11  12-31-12   12/31/13   12/31/14    12/31/15   12/30/16  2/28/17
...current value  of entire MPW estate (excluding any increase in house value) is

understated at ($000s omitted)…. ……………    $6,893     .$7,146      $8.198    $10,427    $11,252     $11,100    $12,260  $12,849
...portion of estate to go to foundation...................2,997         ..3.201         3.617       4,648         5,009           4,914        5,487       5,775
...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF................44%.... ..    ...43%....    ...45%          44%           44%             45%           45%        45 %

..a more detailed discussion of the estate and distributions may be found at http:// www.mpwcf.org /funding.htm    

Status of Founder's health – Dr. Maxwell stated that the Founder remains in “end stage emphysema” and must take oxygen 21 hours a day, every day, as long as he wishes to continue to live here in SMA – ANY stress in his life Is extremely harmful to his continued life, and even much more harmful to the quality of howsoever much of his life may yet remain.    NO CHANGES               DISCUSSED
Discussion of Foundation’s termination approx 2 years after Founder’s death  - reasons for this and lack of any other options      NO CHANGES
Resolution of our Goals and Mission – the attempt to bring Transparency and Continuity to San Miguel Allende has ceased. We are pleased at the fact that there has been some progress but saddened by the fact that all of our SMA grantees are now in default.   So we are continuing our grant program with annual grants to the default USA organizations, Rider University and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.  As these where listed in the original IRS application, there will be no further attempts to re-recruit local organizations due to the terminal state of the Founder’s health.
Goals and mission –  we continue to be aware that each past SMA grantee has and had a mission that is both unique and necessary in SMA. As a result of this, we had wished to fund every such grantee.  However, this Foundation was founded with the original goals of encouraging both Transparency (too many organizations remained secretive over the years) and Continuity (since too many organizations had begun to believe that their volunteers were immortal).   As students of the history of  SMA organizations commencing in 1993, we have observed the many serious problems that the absence of achievement of these original goals caused various organizations prior to their eventual discovery that either or both of these beliefs turned out to be false and incorrect.
Discussion of our plans for final grants just after the founder’s death can be found online at www.mpwcf.org/allocations.htm  NO CHANGES
Discussion of the status of the consequences of Andy Blair’s unilateral abrogation of our contract, including discussion of the status of our continuing attempts to bring her to justice.as well as the consequences of her actions vis a vis the allocations of our endowment between San Miguel and USA grantees.  Reference is made to webpage http://www.mpwcf.org/alloctions.htm     DECIDED THAT EVEN THE MONIES EXPENDED FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES TO EVA COMACHO HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM US.   She never tried to understand the CLAIM against Andy Blair and has delayed and refused to correct her erroneous assumptions.   We can not go further with this claim and are still attempting to get the fees advanced to Eva returned to us.   She refuses to accept her errors and insists she did nothing wrong.

 New business:

·         Election of Directors and Officers

·         Selection of a date and time for next year's meeting

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.    roll call

b.    reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.    reports of committees

d.    reports of officers  (xx)

e.    old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.     new business (XX)

g.    good and welfare

h.    adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

Meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:15pm   attendees  Mike Schiavo, Barry Barnett, Michael Wein, all attending personally or  via Zoom (online)  CHRIS PEETERS WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND. --- The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:  

acceptance of Annual Financial Statement which is also publicly displayed at http://www.mpwcf.org/financial_statement.htm --- DONE

acceptance of Minutes of last year's meeting which is also publicly displayed at http:// www.mpwcf.org/minutes.htm. --- DONE

We are sad to announce that long term Trustee Peggy Bell passed away Jan 31 2016. We were fortunate enough to have known her for so many years and publicly express our greatest appreciation for her many contributions to this Foundation and to all of San Miguel.    DISCUSSED

Old and unfinished business: Current status of our expected endowment is tabulated below      

status marks of our future endownment :12-31-09 12-31-10 12-31-11 12-31-12 12/31/13 12/31/14 12/31/15 2/23/16
...current value of entire MPW estate (excluding any increase in house value) is listed below and is
understated at ($000s omitted)…. ..                                                           $6,241 $6,893   .$7,146    $8.198   $10,427   $11,252    $11,100 $10,554
...portion of estate to go to foundation.
    2,725   2,997 . . 3.201      3.617       4,648      5,009        4,914     4,642
...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF......44%.... .43%.  ...45%         44%         44%       45%        44%       44%  DISCUSSED
...a more detailed discussion of the estate and distributions may be found at http:// www.mpwcf.org /funding.htm      as well as on http://www.mpwcf.org\history-estimates.htm

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity"  - more info on this subject can be found on the webpages  http:// www.mpwcf.org/transparency.htm,   http:// www.mpwcf.org/continuity.htm   and http://www,mpwcf.org/allocations.htm

Status of Founder's health – Dr. Maxwell stated that the Founder remains in "end stage emphysema" and must take oxygen 21 hours a day, every day, as long as he wishes to continue to live here in SMA – recent stress in his life was extremely harmful to his continued life, and even much more harmful to the quality of howsoever much of his life may yet remain.   DISCUSSED

Goals and mission – we continue to be aware that each grantee (both past and present) has a mission that is both unique and necessary in SMA. As a result of this, we wished to fund every such grantee. However, this Foundation was founded with the original goals of encouraging both Transparency (too many organizations remained secretive over the years) and Continuity (since too many organizations had begun to believe that their volunteers were immortal). As students of the history of SMA organizations, we have observed the many serious problems that the absence of achievement of these original goals caused various organizations prior to their eventual discovery that either or both of these beliefs turned out to be false and incorrect.

In an effort to make it easier for grantees to respond each year, we had continued to improve our 3 pages of templates http:// www.mpwcf.org/templates.htm wherein we created forms for all of the input that we expected from grantees each year. That not only cut down on their work, but also showed the grantees exactly what we want and need and all they to do now was to fill in their own unique responses. This, apparently, was not sufficient for them to comply with our needs (their promises)

Discussions, if any, of the History of the Founder and his commitments to the MPWC as well as the History of the Founder's agreements with its partners/grantees in the original period of the founding of this Foundation  see http://www.mpwcf.org/history.htm     DONE    

Consideration of adding an additional administrative Trustee – discussion of the status of the consequences of Andy Blair’s unilateral abrogation of our contract, including discussion of the status of our continuing attempts to bring her to justice.as well as the consequences of her actions vis a vis the allocations of our endowment between San Miguel and USA grantees. Reference is made to webpage http://www.mpwcf.org/alloctions.htm     DONE

Discussion of Foundation’s termination two years after Founder’s death - reasons for this and lack of any other options     DONE

New business:

Election of Directors and Officers    DONE

Selection of a date and time for next year's meeting   DONE

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.    roll call

b.    reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.    reports of committees

d.    reports of officers  (xx)

e.    old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.     new business (XX)

g.    good and welfare

h.    adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

2:15pm meeting at Suspiros 14, Friday, Mar 13, 2015 , attendees Michael Wein and Chris Peeters in person and Barry Barnett using Skype   Prior to this meeting, Peggy Bell resigned as Trustee, then said she retracted the resignation, and then did not attend after notifying us of her inability to attend quite late at night on March 12, 2015.    The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:

 acceptance of Annual Financial Statement which is publicly displayed at http://www.mpwcf.org/financial_statement.htm        DONE

..acceptance of Minutes of last year's meeting which is publicly displayed at http:// www.mpwcf.org/minutes.htm.         DONE

…As a result of our difficulties in gathering our Trustees at meetings, it was resolved, discussed, and passed that from now on the Trustees of this Foundation must have Skype-capability both before and on the date of each meeting from now on  - Resolution discussed and passed unanimously

Old and unfinished business:  Current status of our  expected endowment  is tabulated below    and DISCUSSED

...status marks of our future endowment:     12-31-08  12-31-09  12-31-10   12-31-11  12-31-12    12/31/13   12/31/14    3/12/15
...current value  of entire MPW estate (excluding any increase in house value) is

understated at ($000s omitted)….                   $5,247      $6,241     $6,893     .$7,146       $8.198    $10,427   $11,252    $11,388
...portion of estate to go to foundation..........     2,328        2,725       2,997      ..3.201         3.617       4,648        5,009        5,066
...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF........ .....44%....   ..44%....  ...43%...    ...45%          44%           44%        45%          47%
...a more detailed discussion of the estate and distributions may be found at http:// www.mpwcf.org /funding.htm     
DISCUSSED

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity"  - more info on this subject can be found on the webpages  http:// www.mpwcf.org/transparency.htm,   http:// www.mpwcf.org/continuity.htm  and http://www,mpwcf.org/allocations.htm

Status of Founder's health – Dr. Maxwell stated that the Founder remains in “end stage emphysema” and must take oxygen 21 hours a day, every day, as long as he wishes to continue to live here in SMA – recent stress in his life was extremely harmful to his continued life, and even much more harmful to the quality of howsoever much of his life remains.   DISCUSSED
Goals and mission –  we still believe that each grantee (both past and present) has a mission that is both unique and necessary in SMA.  We always wished to fund every such grantee.  However, this Foundation was founded with the original goals of encouraging both Transparency (because too many organizations remained secretive over the years) and Continuity (since too many organizations had begun to believe that their volunteers were immortal).   As students of the history of  SMA organizations, we have observed the many serious problems that the absence of achievement of these original goals caused various organizations prior to the eventual discovery that either or both of these beliefs turned out to be false and incorrect. DISCUSSED
In ongoing efforts to make it easier for grantees to respond each year, we continued to improve our 3 pages of templates  http:// www.mpwcf.org/templates.htm wherein we created forms for all of the input that we expected from grantees each year.  That not only cut down on their work, but also showed the grantees exactly what we wanted and needed and all they to do now was to fill in their own unique responses.   NO CHANGES in the past year(s)
Discussions, if any, of the History of the Founder and his commitments to the MPWCF  see http://www.mpwcf.org/history.htm
discussions, if any, of the History of the Founder's agreements with its partners/grantees in the original period of the founding of this Foundation   http:// www.mpwcf.org/history.htm

·       Consideration of adding an additional administrative Trustee – discussion of the status of the consequences of Andy Blair’s unilateral abrogation of our contract, including discussion of the status of our continuing attempts to bring her to justice.as well as the consequences of her actions vis a vis the allocations of our endowment between San Miguel and USA grantees.  Reference is made to webpage http://www.mpwcf.org/alloctions.htm   The current status of the ongoing legal action by the attorney Eva Comacho was discussed and although the Trustees noticed how slow was her progress, we agreed to continue to pursue this matter.

·       Discussion of Foundation’s termination two years after Founder’s death  - reasons and lack of other options   no changes other that noting with regret that the Andy Blair default has caused this Foundation and the women and children of San Miguel millions of USA dollars in losses because of the restrictions in the Michael Wein estate papers and their application to this Foundation, known not only by Andy Blair but also partially written by Andy Blair at the Foundation’s conception

New business:

Election of Directors and Officers   All 3 Trustees were re-elected and Barry Barnett was elected for the first time as VicePres.and 4th Trustee.

Selection of a date and time for next year's meeting  a date in late February is contemplated for 2016, at 2:15 in the afternoon, and we expect all trustees to attend solely by use of Skype.

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.    roll call

b.    reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.    reports of committees

d.    reports of officers  (xx)

e.    old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.     new business (XX)

g.    good and welfare

h.    adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 2:15pm , Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Suspiros #14, was attended by MPWCF trustees Chris Peeters and Michael Wein. (Peggy Bell notified us on Feb 20th that she was still in California and would not be able to attend.)  The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all  three Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:

acceptance of Annual Financial Statement which is publicly displayed at http://www.mpwcf.org/financial_statement.htm

acceptance of Minutes of last year's meeting which is publicly displayed at http:// www.mpwcf.org/minutes.htm.

Old and unfinished business:  Current status of our  expected endowment  is tabulated below 

the status of our foundation follows:

...status marks of our future endowment:             12-31-08  12-31-09  12-31-10   12-31-11  12-31-12    12/31/13    2/25/14
...current value estate (excluding any increase in house value) is therefore

understated at ($000s omitted)….                   ...     $5,247      $6,241     $6,893     .$7,146       $8.198    $10,427   $10,310
...portion of estate to go to foundation................       2,328        2,725       2,997      ..3.201         3.617       4,648       4,543

...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF............... .....44%.....   ..44%.... ...43%...    ...45%          44%           44%         44%
...a more detailed discussion of the estate and distributions may be found at http:// www.mpwcf.org /funding.htm 

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity"  - updated information on this subject can be found on the two webpages  http:// www.mpwcf.org/transparency.htm and http:// www.mpwcf.org/continuity.htm
Status of Founder's health – The Founder's doctor stated that the Founder remains in “end stage emphysema” and must take oxygen 21 hours a day, every day, as long as he wishes to continue to live – the recent extreme stress in his life continues to be very harmful to the potential continuation of his life, and even much more harmful to the quality of whatever of his life remains.
Goals and mission –  since we continue to be aware that each grantee (both past and present) has a mission that is both unique and necessary in SMA, we wish to fund every such grantee.  However, this Foundation was founded with the original goals of encouraging both Transparency (since too many organizations had become more secretive over the years) and Continuity (since too many organizations had begun to believe that their volunteers were both immortal and transcendental).   As students of  SMA organizational functions, we have observed the problems caused prior to the eventual discovery that either or both of these beliefs still turn out to be false and incorrect and are likely to remain so (that being a "real fact" of life)..
In an effort to make it easier for grantees to respond each year, we continue to improve our 3 pages of templates  http:// www.mpwcf.org/templates.htm wherein we created forms for all of the input that we expect from grantees each year.  That not only cuts down on their work, but it also shows them exactly what we want and need and all they must now do is fill in their own unique responses.
Discussions, if any, of the History of the Founder and his commitments to the MPWCF  see http://www.mpwcf.org/history.htm
discussions, if any, of the History of the Founder's agreements with its partners/grantees in the original period of the founding of this Foundation   http:// www.mpwcf.org/history.htm

Consideration of adding an additional administrative Trustee – discussion of the consequences of Andy Blair’s unilateral abrogation of our contract, including discussion of the allocation of as much as is necessary to bring her to justice.  In the absence of fair and equitable "justice", the provisions of the Founder's Will, and the restrictions specified on this website, will come into play and less of the Foundation's assets will be allocated to San Miguel and will be defaulted instead to similar organizations in the USA.  Although everyone involved with this Foundation, the Founder most of all, is not happy with this result, unless some great change becomes soon apparent, there will be little opportunity for any other solution.

Discussion of Foundation’s termination two years after Founder’s death  - reasons and lack of other options, all in accordance with plans set in motion as far back as at the conception of this Foundation.

 New business:

·       Election of Directors and Officers - all officers are re-elected to the same offices for another year.

·       Selection of a date and time for next year's meeting - a date in late February is contemplated for 2015, at 2:15 in the afternoon, a much more comfortable time for the meeting.  

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.        roll call

b.        reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.        reports of committees

d.        reports of officers  (xx)

e.        old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.         new business (XX)

g.        good and welfare

h.        adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Suspiros #14, was attended by three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Chris Peeters and Michael Wein. The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all  three Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:

acceptance of Annual Financial Statement -  http://www.mpwcf.org/financial_statement.htm

acceptance of Minutes of last year's meeting - http:// www.mpwcf.org/minutes.htm.

 Old and unfinished business:  Current status of our  expected endowment  is tabulated below

...status marks of our future endowment:           all-time-hi  12-31-08  12-31-09  12-31-10   12-31-11  12-31-12   2/28/13
...current value of Founder's estate (excluding any increase in house value and therefore understated at ($000s omitted) ......

...................................................................…....... $8.506     $5,247      $6,241     $6,893     .$7,146       $8.198     $8,647
...portion of estate to go to foundation.....................2,828        2,328        2,725       2,997      ..3.201         3.617      3,850
...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF................. .33%.... .....44%.....   ..44%.... ...43%...    ...45%           44%           45%
...a more detailed discussion of the estate and distributions may be found at http:// www.mpwcf.org /funding.htm

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity"  - more info on this subject can be found on the two webpages  http:// www.mpwcf.org/transparency.htm and http:// www.mpwcf.org/continuity.htm   discussed in greater detail
Status of Founder's health – Dr. Maxwell stated that he remains  in “end stage emphysema” and must take oxygen 21 hours a day, every day, as long as he wishes to continue to live here in SMA – last year’s stress was extremely harmful to his continued life, and even much more harmful to the quality of whatever of his life remains.  discussed in greater detail
Goals and mission –  we know that each grantee (both past and present) has a mission that is both unique and necessary in SMA. We wished to fund every such grantee.  However, this Foundation was founded with the additional goals of encouraging both Transparency (since too many organizations had become secretive over the years) and Continuity (since too many organizations had begun to believe that their volunteers were both immortal and transcendental).   As students of  SMA organizational functions, we have observed the problems caused prior to the eventual discovery that either or both of these fallacious beliefs turn out to be quite false and incorrect.   discussed in greater detail
In an effort to make it easier for grantees to respond each year, we continue to improve our 3 pages of templates  http:// www.mpwcf.org/templates.htm wherein we created forms for all of the input that we expect from grantees each year.  That not only cuts down on their work, but it also shows them exactly what we want and need and all they must now do is fill in their own unique responses.  discussed in greater detail
Discussions of the History of the Founder and his commitments to the MPWCF  see http://www.mpwcf.org/history.htm
discussions of the History of the Founder's agreements with its partners/grantees during the period of the founding of this Foundation   http:// www.mpwcf.org/history.htm 
Consideration of adding an additional administrative Trustee – discussion of the consequences of Andy Blair’s unilateral abrogation of our contract, including discussion of a us$200,000 allocation intended to bring her to justice. discussed in greater detail  
Discussion of Foundation’s now intended termination approximately two years after the Founder’s death  - reasons and lack of other options   discussed in much greater detail

New business:

·       Election of Directors and Officers  current officers agreed to serve and were re-elected for another year.

·       Selection of a date and time for next year's meeting a date in late February is currently contemplated for 2014, however it was decided that 2:15 in the afternoon is a much more comfortable time for the meeting.

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.        roll call

b.        reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.        reports of committees

d.        reports of officers  (xx)

e.        old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.         new business (XX)

g.        good and welfare

h.        adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Suspiros #14, was to be attended by two MPWCF trustees, Chris Peeters and Michael Wein  (Peggy Bell notified us on Feb 9th that she was undergoing surgery and obviously would not be able to attend).. The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all  three Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:


…introduction of Andy Blair, new assistant to the President – the new assistant, although legally bound by a contract and a privately funded  paid  advance, did not notify us that she would not attend and did not show up.  The president apologized to the Trustees, said he was overwhelmingly embarrassed by this and promised to follow-up on this incident and report back to the Trustees and our Grantees and all of our other constituents.

…presentation of Annual Financial Statement -  see http://www.mpwcf.org/financial_statement.htm

…presentation of Minutes of last year's meeting – see http://www.mpwcf.org/minutes.htm.

Old and unfinished business:  Current status of our  expected endowment  is tabulated below

...status marks of our future endowment:               all-time-hi    12-31-07     12-31-08       12-31-09      12-31-10     12-31-11     2/ 21/12
...current value estate (excl increase in house value)

 understated at ($000s omitted)……...................... $8.506   $7,801    $5,247    $6,241    $6,893 .$7,146     $7,611
...portion of estate to go to foundation.....................2,828      2,518      2,328      2,725      2,997  ..3.201       3,277
...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF..................33%........32%.......44%.......44%........43%......45%         43 %
...a more detailed discussion of the estate and its distributions may be found at http://www.mpwcf.org/funding.htm and a discussion of why that portion of the estate that goes to the foundation changed so dramatically in 2008 was discussed and will be found in the 2/26/10 minutes

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity"  - more info on this subject can be found on the two webpages  http://www.mpwcf.org/transparency.htm and http://www.mpwcf.org/continuity.htm     discussed in greater detail
Status of Founder's health – Dr. Maxwell stated that the Founder is  in “end stage emphysema” and must  take supplemental oxygen 21 hours a day, every day, as long as he wishes to continue to live here in SMA.   discussed in greater detail
Goals and mission – each grantee (both past and present) has a mission that is both unique and necessary in SMA, and of course, we wish to fund every such grantee.  However, this Foundation was founded with the additional goals of encouraging both transparency (since too many organizations had become secretive over the years) and continuity (since too many organizations had begun to believe that their volunteers were both immortal and transcendental).   As students of  SMA organizational functions, we have observed the problems caused prior to the eventual discovery that either or both of these beliefs turn out to be incorrect.    discussed in greater detail

 New business.

The continuity of this Foundation is being further enhanced by the training program for our newest volunteer  -  On behalf of our grantees, we are profoundly embarrassed to find out that our own continuity is now under fire and in a distressed state.
In an effort to make it easier for grantees to respond each year, we have created a new page of templates  http://www.mpwcf.org/templates.htm wherein we actually create forms for all of the input that we expect from grantees each year.  That not only cuts down on their work, but it also shows them exactly what we want and need and all they must now do is fill in their own unique responses.  This was discussed in great detail.
Presentation of the History of the Founder and his commitments to the MPWCF  see http://www.mpwcf.org/history.htm
Presentation of the History of the Founder's agreements with its partners/grantees in the founding of this Foundation   http://www.mpwcf.org/history.htm
Status of current receipts from Founder, as well as status of Founder's own source of  such receipts, as well as options for the future  the options for the future are discussed below in the Founder's "statement" and read in conjunction with the termination discussion shown immediately below
Consideration of termination or dissolution of this Foundation – this option will be seriously considered as no other options appear to be feasible.  In any possible event, we will have to change our process as the contracted and paid for assistance from Andy Blair is now in contractual default.  As soon as this is resolved, we will report our new process to all of our grantees as well as all of our other constituents, 
Election of Directors and Officers  - current officers agreed to serve and were re-elected for another year.
Selection of a date for next year's meeting  - a date in late February is currently contemplated for 2013.

Statement from the Founder (submitted to the Trustee's meeting):

While I donated the profits from rental of apartments to SMA organizations ever since I purchased the house in 1996, I formed the Foundation in 2000 and then promised to donate my house after I died.  I added another factor after that by stating that I would donate the greater of my Mexican estate OR us$1,000,000 shortly thereafter.  As my estate grew, I added other items to the promised donation, so that the calculated (even now, in this economic crisis) value of my after death bequest is now in excess of us$3,000,000.  But I always continued with the current annual donations of the amount of the net profits from the rentals of the two apartments.  Even in 2009, when  apartments were vacant, I paid 2010 grants out of my own pocket.  But I said at that time, I would not continue that practice indefinitely.

Now the rentals have stopped completely.  I offer some options, however in any option that a grantee chooses, you will have to agree to, and actually continue, your part of the annual input, just as you've been in the past:   1) - you can continue to receive the annual grants at current amounts, but you will be dropped from the "after death endowment" (forfeiting your share of the income from the us$3,000,000 endowment.    2) - you can continue to expect your share of the income from the us$3,000,000 endowment, but you will not receive any annual grants until I die.   3) - you can offer the Foundation (and this can be in conjunction with other MPWCF grantees) volunteer help so that the apartments become rented without almost any effort on my part.  I will oversee the "end of the" (as defined) interview process and the exit process (to insure no damages), but your group must do ALL of the work IN BETWEEN as well as assure us of proper care and maintenance of the physical apartment itself.  For the usage of the apartments, you (and any other volunteering organizations) will receive XX% of the proceeds

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.        roll call

b.        reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.        reports of committees

d.        reports of officers  (xx)

e.        old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.         new business (XX)

g.        good and welfare

h.        adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Chris Peeters, and Michael Wein.     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:

presentation of Annual Financial Statement -  published on webpage http://www.mpwinsma.com/financial_statement.htm and accepted as written.
presentation of Minutes of last year's meeting – published on webpage http://www.mpwinsma.com/minutes.htm and  accepted as written

Old and unfinished business: 

Current status of our  expected endowment  is tabulated below

...status dates of our future endowment:           all-time-hi dec-2006 dec-200dec-2008  dec-2009  dec-2010  feb2011
...current value estate (excl increase in house value) is 

...............(with $000s omitted)............................ $8.506     $7,923   $7,801      $5,247     $6,241      $6,907      $7,240
...portion of estate to go to foundation....................2,828       2,679     2,518        2,328       2,725        2,997     3.244
...percent of estate that goes to MPWCF.................33%........34%........32%.........44%........44%..........43%           45%
...a more detailed discussion of the estate and its distributions was published on our webpage at http://www.mpwinsma.com/funding.htm   Further discussions of future expectations were held as well

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity"  - the MPWCF webpages  http://www.mpwinsma.com/transparency.htm and http://www.mpwinsma.com/continuity.htm disclose our requirements of our grantees (and of ourselves) and we discussed the fact that transparency is becoming common in San Miguel among grantees and non-grantees alike, mostly due to our efforts in the community.  We are now concentrating on continuity and we hope and expect that more and more organizations will recognize continuity’s benefits to their own organizations

Status of the Founder's health – Discussion of the fact that that Founder is now on supplemental oxygen 21 of every 24 hours and is expected to remain in that status for the rest of his life.

New business:

Recognition of  Feed the Hungry replacement Trustee, Chris Peeters  and discussion of  FtH's place in our past AND future  see   http://www.mpwinsma.com/history.htm -- Ms. Bell and Mr. Wein welcomed Mr. Peters to the Board of Trustees – we discussed the past and future of our relationship with FtH and we hoped that FtH would soon re-commence its submission of our annual requirements.  In turn, should that occur satisfactorily, the Foundation expected to institute grants to FtH (but only after the Founder’s death) in the vicinity of 30% of our Founder’s post-death annual grant pool each year.   Jovenes Adelante would be receiving approximately 30% too, but would participate in the current pre-death annual grants as long as it maintained its current input regimen.
Presentation of the History of the Founder and his commitments to the MPWCF  - this is now on webpage http://www.mpwinsma.com/history.htm and it was discussed at the meeting.
Presentation of the History of the Founder's agreements with its partners/grantees in the founding of this Foundation  this is now on webpage  http://www.mpwinsma.com/history.htm and was discussed at the meeting.
Status of current receipts from Founder, as well as status of Founder's own source of  such receipts, as well as 3 options for the future – the lack of rental income, normally used to finance current grants, was discussed at the meeting.  The 3 options were not discussed but are here listed for public information.  The grantees who wish to stay in our programs may (this is just a possibility to be decided in the future) be offered continued grants against the Founder’s out of pocket expenditures but no future grants after his death OR no grants until his death but definite grants after such death OR a share of any reasonably acceptable rentals that any grantee brings in against the Founder’s offer of such space as is currently offered but not now rented.  In each of the foregoing options, the grantee is expected to continue with its transparency and continuity program progress.
Election of Directors and Officers  -- Directors elected to same positions as in 2010 except Tony Adlerbert was replaced by Chris Peeters. 
Selection of a date for next year's meeting -- We agreed to meet in the last week of February 2012

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the points marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.        roll call

b.         reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.        reports of committees

d.        reports of officers  (xx)

e.        old and unfinished business  (xx)

f.         new business (XX)

g.        good and welfare

h.        adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Friday, February 26, 2010, at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Tony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein.     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:

presentation of Annual Financial Statement - SENT BY EMAIL & read and accepted.
presentation of Minutes of last year's meeting - SENT BY EMAIL  & read and accepted

Old and unfinished business:

Results of last year's recruitment of grantees: no further recruiting is being done. With the addition of Lions Club, our roster of grantees is now full – NO FURTHER DISCUSSION
Status of current receipts from Founder  -  same, although source of normal Founder's income fell to zero last year.  This in the past and the future expectations were discussed
Current status of our endowment  - changes in Founder's Will and Trust documents enable better endowment  BASICALLY, IN THE PAST, THE FOUNDER’S SISTER GOT A 30% LIFETIME INTEREST IN ASSETS LEFT OVER AFTER DISTRIBUTIONS OF THE FOUNDER’S EARLIER TRUST CLAUSES’ BEQUESTS TO THE MPWCfoundation, RIDER AND THE ACLUfoundation.  BECAUSE THE CURRENT WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS REDUCED THE BEQUESTS THAT THE MPWCFoundation WAS GOING TO GET AT LEAST TEMPORARILY, THE FOUNDER CHANGED HIS TRUST TO SPECIFY THAT THE SAME “LIFETIME INTEREST ONLY”  HAPPENS WITH REGARD TO THE 17% REQUEST THAT HIS BROTHER WAS GOING TO RECEIVE (BUT PREVIOUSLY ONLY IF THE BROTHER DID NOT PRE-DECEASE THE FOUNDER),  THAT CHANGE BRINGS THE AMOUNTS THAT THE MPWCFoundation BACK UP EVEN HIGHER THAN IT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE  BEEN PRIOR TO THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS. SEE TABULATION JUST BELOW:

status marks of our future endowment:        all-time-hi    dec-2006   dec-2007   dec-2008    dec-2009
current value of the Founders estate (EXCLUDING the increase in his house’s
   value) is understated at ($000s omitted)........... $8.506       $7,923       $7,837       $5,243 ...    $6,522
portion of estate that goes to foundation…............2,828         2,679     .  2,518.         2,328          2,837

The Founder’s Trust has been now changed so that whether or not his brother pre-deceases the Founder,. the Foundation will get the bequest (after the brother's death) that otherwise was to go to the brother

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity" all current grantees have significantly improved their annual inputs of financial information and other disclosures and transparency seems to continue to improve after all of these years of our trying to obtain it. This grant year has also seen early attempts by all applicants to describe their efforts at continuity.  This, even more so, will have to improve but all organizations seem to realize their own need for such provisions.
Status of the Founder’s Health – Although continuing to be attached to an oxygen tank some 17 hours every day, the Founder’s health is otherwise stable and he may continue to enjoy long life.
Status of the Founder’s Immigration Problem – If it were not so bitterly battled, the outcome would have been considered high comedy.  The Mexican INM finally admitted after 3 ½ years that all of the many faults were their own and they finally issued a no-renewals-required FM2 Inmigrado Pernanente.

New business:

Election of Directors and Officers – Directors elected to same positions as in 2009 even though Tony Adlerbert announced that he will serve until he is replaced.  He announced that he must retire for medical reasons).  The  other two Trustees joined in telling him of their appreciation for his services during the last 10 years).
Recruitment of a Trustee to replace Tony Adlerbert – Our first choice is a replacement from Feed the Hungry and Tony said that he would take as long as 60 days to find an acceptable replacement.
Selection of a date for next year's meeting – We agreed to meet in the last week of February 2011

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the three marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.        roll call

b.        reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.        reports of committees

d.        reports of officers (XX)

e.        old and unfinished business (XX)

f.         new business (XX)

g.        good and welfare

h.        adjournments

 

 Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

   

 Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Tony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein.     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL BOLD letters or indented below each category:

presentation of Annual Financial Statement - SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED  
presentation of Minutes of last year's meeting - SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED

Old and unfinished business:

Results of last year's recruitment of grantees: Accepted and gave grants to Casita Linda, Casa Hogar Santa Julia, Mujeres en Cambio, In addition, we are expecting the Lions Club (providing glasses to those Mexicans who have visual problems) to make a grant request for 2009.
With the addition of Lions Club, probably no more recruiting of grantees  Our web-site now states that we are accepting no new grantees or grant requests.
Status of current receipts from Founder – with the current world economic problems, the Founder has made a donation to the MPWCF for the 2009 grants and will attempt to make a similar donation for the 2010 grants although that is more in doubt.
Current status of our endowment – with the Founder’s financial situation summarized below, the future endowment of the MPWCF is not quite as badly hard hit by the economic problems as are the Founder’s other beneficiaries.  Depending upon the longevity of the Founder AND the economic downturn, perhaps the Estate AND the endowment will recover in a few years.

…status marks of our future endowment:                                          all-time-hi       dec-2006    dec-2007    dec-2008     jan -08    feb 18 2009
... current value of the Founders estate (but EXCLUDING any increase in value since 1996 purchase
         of his house) understated at ($000s omitted)..................    ........... $8.506 ..        $7,923      $7,837          $5,243    $5,397        $4,554
…portion of that estate that is to go to this foundation…......    ................2,828            2,679     .  2,601.           1,845      1.880          1,714
… probable contingency is that the Founders brother will pre-decease the founder and therefore his brother's
         bequest will additionally go to this foundation..............   ................+800 .    . .    + 730  . .   + 720   .           270  .      275            200 

Progress on the subjects of "transparency" and "continuity" – Mr. Wein reported that all current grantees have significantly improved their annual inputs of financial and other information and transparency seems to have arrived after all of these years of trying to obtain it.  While improvements are still expected, current input is generally satisfactory.  This grant year has also seen first attempts by most applicants to describe their efforts at continuity.  This, even more so, will have to improve but all organization seem to realize their own need for such provisions.
Microloans to Women project – Since we did not get the one missing ingredient, the providing by Mexicans of a place to deal with the women loan applicants (as DIF had promised), our successful attempts to get volunteers and processes into place to start the program as soon as the “room” appeared went for naught.  This project, unfortunately, has come to an end.  The irony of all of this is just as the world has started to recognize what the absence of credit is doing to the world’s economy, this attempt by us was made to end.
Status of the Founder’s health – Although now attached to an oxygen tank some 17 hours every day, Mr. Wein’s health is otherwise stable.
Status of the Founder’s Immigration problem – The papers that Mr. Wein provided on March 30, 2006 (and which were accepted by INM in SMA as acceptable) have still not manifested themselves in the issuance of permanent (not necessary to renew annually) FM-2 status.  INM-SMA, INM-Mexico City, the USA Embassy in Mexico City, the USA agent-consul office in SMA and others are all aware of the problem and the lack of progress.  Mr. Wein consulted with a local attorney this past year who informed him that in his opinion, no problem exists with the current (no papers) status but the Foundation and other beneficiaries will probably suffer financially after Mr. Wein’s death unless the final legal documents are issued.

New business:

Election of Directors and Officers - DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SAME POSITION AS IN 2008
Selection of a date for next year's meeting - AGREED TO ATTEMPT TO MEET IN LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2010.

Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the three marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.        roll call

b.        reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.        reports of committees

d.        reports of officers (XX)

e.        old and unfinished business (XX)

f.         new business (XX)

g.        good and welfare

h.        adjournments

 

 Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

 

   

 Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Friday, February 29, 2008 , at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell , Tony Adlerbert , and Michael Wein .     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS or indented below each category:

 Old Business:

…minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, Feb. 16, 2007 – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED.

...presentation of Financial Reports of the Foundation – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED

...discussion of proposed Grants to organizations,  subject to receipt and acceptance of their financial and other input as requested for this year’s grants    DISCUSSED prior year’s recruitment actions and as a result of personal contacts of all sorts, we have (or hope to have) new grant requests from Casita Linda, Casa Hogar Santa Julia, Mujeres en Cambio, as well as from our standbys (past grantees) Feed the Hungry, Jovenes Adelante, Computadora Pro Jovenes, and Rotary-Midday.  And we AGREED ONCE AGAIN that we will no longer make grants to any organization that does not meet our transparency requirements as we can not let these requirements lapse any more.  WE ALSO emphasized that CONTINUITY is the next order of priority for future years.

…the Founder’s estate documents were finally signed and now reflect the promises made by the Founder to this Foundation.

…we discussed the following status marks of our future endowment:   

..........................................     all-time-hi.  dec-2005.  dec-2006   dec-2007  feb28-08

…....the current value of the Founder’s estate (EXCLUDING the increase in his house’s value) is now understated at ($000s omitted)...$8.506         $6,996      $7,923      $7,837      $7,538   

…….portion of estate to go to mpwcf    2,828            2,531        2,679       2,601        2,581

…….additionally, it is probable that the Founder’s brother will pre-decease the founder and that bequest will also to go to mpwcf………    +800           +710    .    + 730      + 720        + 711

…The long-term goal of transparency made a quantum leap forward this year but continuity is still more a promise and wish.

  New Business:

...The Loans to Women microloan project progressed nicely to the point of the current stalling point (and maybe death of the project) is the acquisition of a permanent desk space at DIF or some other permanent organization wherein WE provide the manpower and everything else except the desk space and waiting room for the applicants.

...Elections of officers and Trustees for next year – OFFICERS, DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SAME POSITION AS IN 2007

...Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – AGREED TO ATTEMPT TO MEET IN LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2009.

 Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the three marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.             roll call

b.             reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.             reports of committees

d.             reports of officers (XX)

e.             old and unfinished business (XX)

f.             new business (XX)

g.             good and welfare

h.             adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

   Michael Wein , Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Friday, February 16, 2007, at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Tony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein.     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS or indented below each category:  

…minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, Feb. 24, 2006 – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED.

... presentation of Financial Reports of the Foundation – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED

... discussion of proposed Grants to organizations,  subject to receipt and acceptance of their financial and other input as requested for this year’s grants    DISCUSSED COMPUTADORES PARA JOVANES,  $2,000 in prizes at Oct 2006 party that was intended to raise awareness of MPWCF work and solicit entries from prize winners (science camp, mujares en cambio, casita Linda, and SPA), and any others (including UU and FTH) that MET our requirements as we can not let requirements lapse any more. 

 New Business:

...Elections of officers and Trustees for next year – OFFICERS, DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SAME POSITION AS IN 2006

 …a further discussion regarding grantee's "financial accountability" to all of each grantee's constituents (their employees, volunteers, grantors, grantees, etc.)  I was asking for nothing other than that which IRS asks to make any contribution tax deductible, plus a plan of continuity to give us some minor assurance that the grantees will continue their missions after this foundation’s founder is deceased.  DISCUSSED AND AGREED THAT THIS IS A MUST FOR ALL GRANTEES

 …reveal and discuss Michael Wein’s own status and plans regarding the following:

 ·          current health and future prospects

·          current estate (now some us$8,500,000 plus) and controls over its ever-increasing values.  With the imminent death of the Founder’s brother considered, this foundation is expected to have an endowment in excess of $3,500,000 after the Founder’s death.

·          his will and how he controls the allocations to beneficiaries (the MPWCF and others) including "restrictions" over some beneficiaries' use of their bequests

·          the MPWCF and its bylaws and current and future operating instructions  - THE THREE TRUSTEES UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT THE REVISED CORPORATE BY-LAWS, PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED TO EACH TRUSTEE BY EMAIL, BE ACCEPTED AS SUBMITTED AND THAT A COPY OF SAID BY-LAWS (INITIALED BY EACH TRUSTEE AT TODAY’S MEETING, BE ATTACHED TO THESE MINUTES.

·          the founder's intentions (25% to FTH, 15% to UU%, 60% elsewhere) and the restrictions for all grantees regarding the MPWCF's requirements for grantee's missions and transparency

·          default provisions if any or all grantees do not meet these requirements either before or after the founder's death

·          why he insists (and have insisted since 1997)  on transparency and processes for continuity of operations

·         controls over trustees' actions or changes now and after the founder's death (both by the default grantees and by local parties)

·         ALL OF THE ABOVE WAS DISCUSSED AND DETAILS OF THE DISCUSSION ARE ATTACHED TO THESE MINUTES – EMAIL OF THE ATTACHED WAS ALSO SENT TO EACH OF THE TRUSTEES COPYING THE DISCUSSIONS

 ...Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – AGREED TO ATTEMPT TO MEET IN LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2008.

 Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the three marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.             roll call

b.             reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.             reports of committees

d.             reports of officers (XX)

e.             old and unfinished business (XX)

f.              new business (XX)

g.             good and welfare

h.                adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Friday, February 24, 2006, at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Tony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein.     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS or indented below each category:

…minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, Feb. 25, 2005 – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED.

... presentation of Financial Reports of the Foundation – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED

...discussion of proposed Grants to organizations other than FTH and UU,  subject to receipt and acceptance of their financial and other input as requested for this year’s grants    DISCUSSED GLOBAL JUSTICE, RED CROSS, COMPUTADORES PARA JOVANES AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES

 New Business:

...Elections of officers and Trustees for next year – OFFICERS, DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SAME POSITION AS IN 2005

…a further discussion regarding grantee's "financial accountability" to all of each grantee's constituents (their employees, volunteers, grantors, grantees, etc.)  DISCUSSED AND AGREED THAT THIS IS A MUST FOR ALL GRANTEES

…reveal and discuss Michael Wein’s own status and plans regarding the following:

·          current health and future prospects

·          current estate (now some us$7,000,000 plus) and controls over its ever-increasing values

·          his will and how he controls the allocations to beneficiaries (the MPWCF and others) including "restrictions" over some beneficiaries' use of their bequests

·          the MPWCF and its bylaws and current and future operating instructions

·          the founder's intentions (25% to FTH, 15% to UU%, 60% elsewhere) and the restrictions for all grantees regarding the MPWCF's requirements for grantee's missions and transparency

·          default provisions if any or all grantees do not meet these requirements either before or after the founder's death

·          why he insists (and have insisted since 1997)  on transparency

·         controls over trustees' actions or changes now and after the founder's death (both by the default grantees and by local parties)

·         ALL OF THE ABOVE WAS DISCUSSED AND DETAILS OF THE DISCUSSION ARE ATTACHED TO THESE MINUTES – EMAIL WAS ALSO SENT TO EACH OF THE TRUSTEES COPYING THE DISCUSSIONS

 ...Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – AGREED TO ATTEMPT TO MEET IN LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2007.

 Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the three marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

a.             roll call

b.             reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.             reports of committees

d.             reports of officers (XX)

e.             old and unfinished business (XX)

f.              new business (XX)

g.             good and welfare

h.                adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Friday, February 25, 2005 , at Suspiros #14, was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Tony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein.     The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS or indented below each category:  

…minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, Feb. 25, 2004 – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED.

... presentation of Financial Reports of the Foundation – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED

...discussion of proposed Grants to organizations other than FTH and UU, new to us this year, if any.  Grants to most organizations (increasing from 1st year’s us$250s to us$400 and to $600) accepted subject to receipt and acceptance of their financial and other input as requested in December 2004 for this year’s grants  – NEW THIS YEAR IS ANYEL

…discussion of constituencies and transparency and then of transparency awards.  Main reason for this is the “I believe” statement made by MPW in 1997 resulting in his reason for creating this Foundation.  Secondarily is the current belief that organizations should be held accountable to their entire constituencies.

...Approval of previously discussed Lifetime Achievement award recipient and new grant this year, if appropriate.  SEREDA MILOSZ LAST YEAR.  POSSIBILITY OF PHIL MAHER THIS YEAR. 

...Approval of previously discussed Grants and Grantees for last year Lions Club, PEN, Suzuki   

...Discussions, if necessary, on Proposed Goals of the Foundation (**) – REFERRED TO WEB-SITE BUT CHIEFLY TRANSPARANCY FOR ALL SMA ORGANIZATIONS SOLICITING FUNDS FROM THE PUBLIC

...Discussions, if necessary, on Proposed Duties and Responsibilities of the Foundation's Trustees (**) – REFER TO WEB-SITE

  New Business:

...Elections of officers and Trustees for next year – OFFICERS, DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SAME POSITION AS IN 2004

...Status of web-site (**) – AGREED TO USE WEB-SITE AS PART OF OUR TRANSPARENCY OBJECTIVE AND KEEP IT UP-TO-DATE SO THAT THE FUTURE TRUSTEES AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES CAN SEE IT AND KNOW OUR PROCEDURES, METHODS, AND RULES OF OPERATION.  WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THE WEB-SITE AS CLOSE TO OUR FINAL OPERATING RULES AS IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE, ALL THE WHILE BACKING IT UP WITH A PAPER TRAIL.

...Discussion of how Founder's will is being changed to:

-               replace him as trustee immediately after his death-SEE METHOD DESCRIBED IN CODICIL TO WILL ON WEBSITE

-               handle changes between original and current bequests from Founder – WEB-SITE WILL SOON CONTAIN COPIES OF PROPOSED WILL WHICH GUARANTEES THE mpwcf A MINIMUM OF us$2,400,000 AND PROBABLY MORE.

-               enforce guarantees regarding amounts Foundation is to receive after Founder's death - WEB-SITE NOW CONTAINS GUARANTEE WHICH APPEARS ON THE mission and goals page of the web-site (4th item from top of that page).

...Discussion of "no changes" in methods or processes of operation after Founder dies (**) – SEE  WEB-SITE GUARANTEE

...Transparency of Operations (which is intended to make our web-site, open to all, our Bible regarding operations) (**). SEE ABOVE NEW BUSINESS ITEM #2 REGARDING TRANSPARENCY.

...Brain Trust idea (regarding getting outside volunteer advisors to help with new ideas and later to aid in investments, etc.) THIS IN PROCESS IDEA IS INTENDED TO HAVE IDEAS SUBMITTED FROM THE OUTSIDE AS WELL AS HAVING BACK-Ups (AND NEW YOUNGER CANDIDATES) FOR REPLACEMENT OF US, THE TRUSTEES

...Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – AGREED TO ATTEMPT TO MEET IN LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2006.

 (**)  the most updated versions of these Foundation statements are shown at their current status on our web-site at http://smanumber1.tripod.com/    Your attention is particularly drawn to the many vastly redone pages  of the web-site  

a.             roll call

b.             reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

c.             reports of committees

d.             reports of officers (XX)

e.             old and unfinished business (XX)

f.              new business (XX)

g.             good and welfare

h.             adjournments

  Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

  Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am , Wednesday, February 25, 2004 , was attended by all three MPWCF trustees, Peggy Bell, Tony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein.    

The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting, were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS or indented below each category:

 …minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, Feb. 24, 2003 – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED.

... presentation of Financial Reports of the Foundation – SUBMITTED BY EMAIL AND READ AND ACCEPTED

...discussion of proposed Grants to organizations other than FTH and UU new to us this year, if any.  NONE NEW THIS YEAR – HOWEVER  grants to most organizations (increasing last year’s us$250s to us$400 and BP $1000 to $1100) accepted subject to receipt and acceptance of their financial and other input as requested in December 2003 for this year’s grants.

...Approval of previously discussed Lifetime Achievement award recipient and new grant this year, if appropriate.  AGREED TO   USE ATENCION AND OTHER MEDIA TO ASK FOR NEW APPLICANTS FOR THIS YEAR.  LUISA VELTE LAST YEAR.

...Approval of previously discussed Grants and Grantees for last year and new grants to Casa de los Angeles, Crescimiento, FAI, Lions Club, PEN  - EXCEPT FOR LIONS’ FINAL GRANT OF $400, OTHERS ACCEPTED SUBJECT TO SUBMISSION OF PREVIOUSLY REQUESTED (SEE ABOVE) FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND  INTERNAL CONTROL INFORMATION

...Discussions, if necessary, on Proposed Goals of the Foundation (3) – NOTHING NEW HERE BUT REFERRED TO WEB-SITE

...Discussions, if necessary, on Proposed Duties and Responsibilities of the Foundation's Trustees (3) – SAME AS ABOVE

 New Business:

...Elections of officers and Trustees for next year – OFFICERS, DIRECTORS ELECTED TO SAME POSITION AS IN 2003

...Status of web-site (3) – AGREED TO USE WEB-SITE AS PART OF OUR TRANSPARENCY OBJECTIVE AND KEEP IT UP-TO-DATE SO THAT THE FUTURE TRUSTEES AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES CAN SEE IT AND KNOW OUR PROCEDURES, METHODS, AND RULES OF OPERATION.  WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THE WEB-SITE AS CLOSE TO OUR FINAL OPERATING RULES AS IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE, ALL THE WHILE BACKING IT UP WITH A PAPER TRAIL.

...Discussion of how Founder's will is being changed to:

     -  replace him as trustee immediately after his death – SEE METHOD DESCRIBED IN CODICIL TO WILL ON WEB-SITE

   . -  handle changes between original and current bequests from Founder – WEB-SITE NOW CONTAINS COPIES OF PROPOSED WILL WHICH GUARANTEES THE mpwcf A MINIMUM OF US$1,000,000 AND PROBABLY MORE.

     -  enforce guarantees regarding amounts Foundation is to receive after Founder's death WEB-SITE NOW CONTAINS GUARANTEE WHICH APPEARS ON THE mission and goals page of the web-site (4th item from top of that page).

...Discussion of "no changes" in methods or processes of operation after Founder dies (3) – SEE  WEB-SITE GUARANTEE

...Transparency of Operations (which is intended to make our web-site, open to all, our Bible regarding operations) (3). SEE ABOVE NEW BUSINESS ITEM #2 REGARDING TRANSPARENCY.

...Brain Trust idea (regarding getting outside volunteer advisors to help with new ideas and later to aid in investments, etc.) THIS IN PROCESS IDEA IS INTENDED TO HAVE IDEAS SUBMITTED FROM THE OUTSIDE AS WELL AS HAVING BACK-Ups (AND NEW YOUNGER CANDIDATES) FOR REPLACEMENT OF TRUSTEES

...Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – AGREED TO ATTEMPT TO MEET IN LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2005.

 (3)  the most updated versions of these Foundation statements are shown at their current status on our web-site at http://smanumber1.tripod.com/index.htm    Your attention is particularly drawn to vastly redone pages of FAQs (frequently asked questions), IRS (regarding our relationship with the USA IRS), and Trustees (which describes most of our internal processes both before and after the death of the Founder).

roll call

reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (XX)

reports of committees

reports of officers (XX)

old and unfinished business (XX)

new business (XX)

good and welfare

adjournments"

 Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

 Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am this morning,  February 24, 2003 , was attended by all three trustees, Tony Adlerbert, Peggy Bell, and Michael Wein.

 We read, accepted, and signed the minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, Feb. 13, 2002.

 The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting,  were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS:

 ...Discussions, if necessary, on Proposed Goals of the Foundation (**)

...Discussions, if necessary, on Proposed Duties and Responsibilities of the Foundation's Trustees (**)

...Financial Reports of the Foundation (chiefly receipts and expenditures to date and financial status on this date) (1)

...Discussion of Proposed Grants to organizations other than FTH and UU

……Biblioteca – problem – PROBLEM RESOLVED WITH THE SUBMISSION OF ALL REPORTS REQUESTED

……Mujares en Cambio – no information – AGREED TO CONTINUE WITH PROPOSED $400 GRANT, SUBJECT TO LATE RECEIPT OF REPORT

……new grants to Casa de los Angeles , Crescimiento, FAI, Lions Club, PEN – DISCUSSED AND ACCEPTABLE

……special one-time grants – Atencion and $400 more still available – DISCUSSED WITH $400 REMAINING, SUBJECT TO MPW’S DISCRETION

……Lifetime Achievement Award - $1,000 and publicity to encourage Volunteer work – DISCUSSED AND CONSIDERED GOOD IDEA

...Discussion of ways and means to handle a replacement Trustee for me, after I leave this earth.—COPIES OF MPW WILL AND WEB-SITE INFO TO BE SENT TO ALL TRUSTEES BY EMAIL THIS AFTERNOON.

...Elections of officers and Trustees for next year.— ALL OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS REELECTED TO SAME POSITIONS

...Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – NEXT MEETING SET FOR NEXT FEBRUARY, 2004

 (**)  the most updated versions of these reports are shown at their most complete status on our web-site http://www.geocities.com/mpwinsma/toc.htm

 (1) email of report presented at Annual Meeting was sent to all Trustees by email on 2/11/03 .

 Although the by-laws state the following is necessary in each meeting, we agreed to dispense with all of the stipulated portions called for below except the three marked (XX) which are covered above anyway.

 "The order of business at all meetings  shall be as follows:

  1. roll call

  2. reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting (which is to be handled by email after each meeting)

  3. reports of committees

  4. reports of officers (XX)

  5. old and unfinished business (XX)

  6. new business (XX)

  7. good and welfare

  8. adjournments"

 Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

 Michael Wein, Secretary

This meeting, held at 10am this morning, was attended by all three trustees, Tony Adlerbert, Peggy Bell, and Michael Wein.  (meeting of Feb 13, 2002)

 We read, accepted, and signed the minutes of the last meeting of the Trustees, August 29, 2001 (the organizational meeting).

 The agenda for this meeting, having been submitted to all Trustees prior to the meeting, was as follows and any actions taken in this meeting,  were added to the agenda in ALL CAPS:

Discussions on Proposed Goals of the Foundation - NO CHANGES

Discussions on Proposed Duties and Responsibilities of the Foundation's Trustees - NO CHANGES

Discussions on Tony's proposed change to by-laws re: annual meeting date - DECIDED TO MAKE NO CHANGES NOW, BUT TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO TIMING OF MEETING (UP TO 8 WEEKS BEFORE AND 8 WEEKS AFTER 3RD WEEK IN MARCH).

Discussions on any other by-laws changes that any of us suggest - NO OTHER CHANGES AT THIS TIME.

Financial Reports of the Foundation (chiefly receipts and expenditures to date, plus status of contracts - chiefly agreements with FTH and UU - and  pledges and financial status on this date) - ACCEPTED AS GIVEN, COPIES TO BE SENT TO ALL TRUSTEES, BY EMAIL, TODAY.

Discussion of Proposed Grants to organizations - DISCUSSED.

Discussion of ways and means to handle a replacement Trustee for me, after I leave this earth. - TO BE CONSIDERED AND DISCUSSED AGAIN IN FUTURE.

Elections of officers and Trustees for next year - ALL OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES WERE RE-ELECTED TO SAME POSITIONS AS LAST YEAR.

Discussion regarding next meeting (time, date, place, purposes) – DISCUSSED AND DECIDED TO “MEET VIA EMAIL”.

The order of business at the above meeting included the following, interspersed with all of the above:

roll call

reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting

reports of committees

reports of officers

old and unfinished business

new business

good and welfare

adjournments

Respectfully submitted, for your additions, corrections, and comments,

Michael Wein, Secretary

     The combined first meeting of ORGANIZERS and TRUSTEES of the corporation was held on August 29, 2001 at 10 a.m.

      The following ORGANIZERS of the corporation were present:

           Michael Wein,  Anthony Adlerbert,  Bart Mullis, being all of the ORGANIZERS of the corporation and a quorum.

      The following original TRUSTEES of the corporation were present:

           Michael Wein,  Anthony Adlerbert,  Bart Mullis, being all of the TRUSTEES of the corporation and a quorum.

      Michael Wein was elected temporary chairman and temporary secretary.

      The chairman reported that the incorporators took the following action:

      Adopted by-laws regulating the conduct and affairs of the corporation.

      Appointed TRUSTEES of the corporation: Peggy Bell, Anthony Adlerbert, and Michael Wein

       Fixed the address of the registered agent and the registered office address at 5912 San Bernardo , Laredo TX 78041-2506 , USA , and the principal business address of the corporation at Suspiros #14, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., 37700, Mexico .

      The chairman circulated a copy of the Consent To Action Taken In Lieu of Organization Meeting executed by the President and upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, it was

      Resolved, that the actions taken by the incorporators as set forth in the Consent To Action Taken In Lieu of Organization Meeting is hereby approved, ratified and in all respects confirmed.

      The chairman stated that the election of officers of the corporation was now in order.  The following persons were nominated:

     President:  Michael Wein

     Vice-president:  Anthony Adlerbert

     Vice-president:  Peggy Bell

     Secretary: Michael Wein

     Treasurer: Michael Wein

 A vote of TRUSTEES was taken and the nominees were elected officers of the corporation.

      The president and secretary thereupon assumed their respective offices in place and stead of the temporary chairman and the temporary secretary.

      Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, it was

      Resolved, that since Texas does not require a physical seal, none be adopted, and further

      Resolved that the president and treasurer be and they hereby are authorized to issue certificates for members, if and when we ever have members, although none are existent now, and further

      Resolved that the corporate record book and membership roll book is not necessary at this time.

      Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, it was

      Resolved, that any persons designated by the President of the Corporation are authorized on behalf of the Corporation to:

  1. open and maintain one or more brokerage accounts for and in the name of the Corporation at DB Alex. Brown, LLC, the clearing house for Wall Street Access, a brokerage firm;

  2. deposit, deliver, assign, withdraw and transfer funds, instruments and securities of any type;

  3. sell any securities owned by the Corporation;

  4. buy any securities in a cash account;

  5. execute all documents, and exercise and direct the exercise of all duties, rights, and powers, and take all actions necessary or appropriate to perform the powers enumerated above.

      Further resolved, that the president of the Corporation shall certify in writing any changes in the powers, office or identity of those persons authorized to perform the powers enumerated above.  DB Alex. Brown LLC (referred to herein as Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown) may rely upon any such certificate of authority furnished by the Corporation until written certification of any change in authority shall have been received by Deutsche Banc Alex Brown.  Any past action in accordance with this resolution is hereby ratified and confirmed.  Powers previously certified by the Corporation shall not be affected by the dispatch or receipt of any other form of notice nor by any change in the position with the Corporation held by any person so empowered.  Any officer of the Corporation is hereby authorized to certify these resolutions to whom it may concern.

      Further resolved, that any persons designated by the President of this corporation are hereby authorized to sell, assign, transfer and deliver stocks, bands, evidences of interest and/or indebtedness, rights and options to acquire the same, and all other securities, corporate or otherwise, now or hereafter held by this corporation in its own right or in any fiduciary capacity, and to execute any and all instruments necessary, proper or desirable for the purpose; further, than any past action in accordance herewith is hereby ratified and confirmed, and further, that any officer of the Corporation is hereby authorized to certify these resolutions to whom it may concern.

      And further resolved, that a resolution for that purpose on the printed form of said depositary was adopted and was ordered appended to the minutes of this meeting.

      On motion duly made, seconded and carried, it was

      Resolved, that the signing of these minutes by the Trustees shall constitute full ratification thereof and waiver of notice of the meeting by the signatories.

      There being no further business before the meeting, on motion duly made, seconded and carried, it was adjourned.

 Dated August 29, 2001

 Michael Wein, Secretary   _____________________________________

 Michael Wein, Trustee      _____________________________________

 Anthony Adlerbert, Trustee ____________________________________

 Peggy Bell, Trustee ____________________________________________

Consent to Action Taken in Lieu of the Organization Meeting of THE MICHAEL PAUL  WEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.

      The undersigned, being the TRUSTEES of the corporation hereby consent to the action taken, as hereafter stated, in lieu of the organization meeting:

      A copy of the certificate of incorporation together with the receipt issued by the Texas Secretary of State showing the date and payment of the filing fee for the original certificate of incorporation was appended to this statement.

      By-laws regulating the conduct and the affairs of the corporation, as prepared by counsel for the corporation were adopted and ordered appended thereto.

      The following persons were appointed TRUSTEES of the corporation:

           Anthony Adlerbert, Peggy Bell, Michael Wein

      The offices of the corporation were fixed as follows:

 the address of the registered agent and the registered office address at 5912 San Bernardo, Laredo TX 78041-2506, USA, and the principal business address of the corporation at Suspiros #14, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., 37700, Mexico.

 The undersigned accept their appointment as TRUSTEES:

 Anthony Adlerbert____________________________________

 Peggy Bell ___________________________________________

 Michael Wein _______________________________________

 The following are appended to this consent:

     copy of the certificate of incorporation

     copy of receipt issued by the Texas Secretary of State

     copy of by-laws  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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