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Minutes From 2004 Fan Club Meeting
-- Recorded by:
-- Darcy Malone, Fans Of Ana Jorges, Club Secretary / Treasurer.
First, for those of you who attended the Ana Jorges fan club meeting
in December of last year at the
Walt Disney World
Swan And Dolphin resort, I have to say how great it was to meet
you all. We had a remarkable number of new faces this year, and I think
I got a chance to talk with you all one-on-one. It was a great turn
out! And I don't need to tell you how much fun we all had.
First, I apologize that it took nearly two months to get around to
posting these minutes. All I can say is, if you wanted the job done
you should have kept me as club President, instead of bumping me down
to Secretary / Treasurer! (Hahaha.) No really -- I apologize for the
Also, I didn't get any photos from the meeting. I looked around, but
no one seems to want to post there photos to the web. So I guess
this is the only record we have of the event (which is better than
2003, where we didn't even have an minutes!)
Here is what happened.
So that's it for the 2004 year. I will get with Kay Selma about some
alternatives for our 2005 meeting. (Once again, we forgot to pick
next year's meeting place before adjouring. Just like the previous
year!) One thing is absolutely for sure -- I promise you -- absolutely
promise you -- without any compromise -- I am not going to accept the
nomination for Ana Jorges Fan Club Secretary again. (Just joking
hahaha, although I REALLY would prefer if you made me President
again. Hint. Hint.)
- Thursday night. Began with a meet and greet down at the
lobby bar. A lot of people were driving in from Tampa and Miami, but
we had a surprising number of people people fly in. Ana drops by
about 9:30 PM and chats with us for an hour. Everyone goes wild.
She's very gracious -- she says she can't stay too long and leaves
promptly after 60 minutes. She's with some guy (call him Mr. X
because I can't remember his name) and he seems annoyed by all the
fawning over Ana. I secure her promise to attend the dinner on Sunday
- Late Thursday night. We graduate to some bar over at the
adjoining boardwalk, and spend most of the evening in several groups.
I get pretty blitzed but not so bad I can't get back to my room.
- Friday 10:30 AM. Breakfast downstairs. Only a few people
- Friday 01:00 PM. Meeting starts in nice conference room
on first floor. Dolphin provides refreshments. I can't eat anything
because I had a big breakfast.
- Friday 01:10 PM. Approve minutes of previous meeting.
Unfortunately, no one can find these minutes. This leads to a few
recriminations. I explain that L.M. (who didn't attend this year
because she is in Ireland) never gave me a copy and everyone believes
- Friday 01:30 PM. Election of new officers. Kay Selma
is elected president. Darcy Moline (your's truly) is elected secretary
treasurer, which is more work than I wanted to do, but for Ana I
figure it's worth it.
- Friday 02:00 PM. Review of finances. Corky tells us we've
spent only around $20 dollars last year on postage and that's all. He
suggests we can waive any dues for this year. General discussion
follows. Motion is made by M.F. to give the money to a charity and keep
paying dues. Motion narrowly defeated.
- Friday 02:30 PM. Begin discussions of new business.
- Friday 03:45 PM. Motion by C.C. is made to finally get rid of
banner ads on our website. Motion passes unanimously (so I guess it was a
good thing we didn't give our dues to charity.)
- Friday 04:00 PM. Motion by Andie is made to sell advertising on
the Ana Jorges website, maybe on behalf of the FreeLook Bookstore. General
discussion follows. C.C. indicates this would violate the club charter,
which would have to be amended. Motion is made by Andie to modify club
charter, but this is defeated.
- Friday 04:15 PM. Motion is made by P.to adjourne and resume
on Saturday. General discussion. A lot of people are going to Disney on
Friday, and there is heavy debate. We decide to keep going with the
- Friday 04:45 PM. Motion is made by Kay to form committee to
have a membership drive. General discussion: very polarizing, with about
half the people arguing we have a duty to the club to increase membership
(and I'm in that half if you remember) with the other half pretty much
taking the attitude of what the heck -- "The club is big enough. Let's
keep it exclusive." Finally, C.C., who is leading the opposition (and
this was funny if you remember) finally blows up and he makes a big deal
about the fact that -- what's the website for if not to get membership?
And I get carried away myself and call him "lazy", and "tempermental",
and then we vote for forming committee to promote membership drive and it
is narrowly defeated. (A big mistake, people!)
- Friday 05:15 PM. Motion by Dr. G to strike the previous
discussion from the minutes. Motion is denied as in violation to
club charter, and that has already been discussed, hence is
out-of-order. I don't know parlaimentary proceedure, but it sounds
right to me, and it is rapidly becoming clear that Kay Selma is
really a great President for the 2005 year!
- Friday 05:30 PM. Motion by H.J. to adjourn. Unanimously
- Friday 07:00 PM. Entertainment out by the fountain. Darcy
Malone puts on a top-notch baton twirling show. Most of the club attends
but the real bang comes from all the foreigners who aren't familiar
with this great American art form. Great applause! (Thank you!)
- Friday 07:30 PM. Dinner and conversation. Who ends up with
whom is surprising (if you recall) I won't go there because several
people asked me not to make notes on this so of course won't :) I'll
just say that C.C. and me are on speaking terms again after that
rousing debate on the membership drive!
- Sunday 05:30 PM. Wrap up dinner. Unfortunately, most people
skip this when it is announced that Ana Jorges is not attending after
all. The few remaining people (who have no other place to go) are
pleasantly surprised when Ana actually shows up after all! We have a
really cosy dinner. Ana is wearing a black evening dress with black
glittery shoulder pads and a very refined gold necklace. Mr. X
is dressed in this dark blue suite with power red tie. Ana doesn't
talk much -- she sits drinking espressos and just keeps an eye on
things. She seems highly amused by the whole thing, whereas Mr. X
keeps checking his watch....
-- Posted February 15th, 2005