February 8, 2014

1. Meeting called to order by President Ben Watt

2. US Pledge of Allegiance

3. Scripture and Prayer by Chaplain Alex Watt

4. Minutes* and roll call by Secretary Joshua Ledyard

5. Program

i. Dr. Farris’ Constitutional Literacy, “Parental Rights,” followed by discussion

ii. Discussion on how the NSA can prevent terrorism while respecting privacy

6. Unfinished Business

7. New Business

i. Motion to amend the bylaws: “If a member of Generation Joshua applies to become a member of the club, the club shall vote on whether to extend membership at the next regular business meeting, by secret ballot, with a simple majority determining the outcome.” Motion was passed unanimously.

ii. Common Core action – libraries and school districts

iii. Visiting Mr. Graziani’s office

iv. Volunteering

v. Reading Program**; Motion to move club reading program to the summer months of June, July, and August exclusively, reading a book a month, with the books chosen by the club, with Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington to be the book for June. Motion was passed unanimously.

8. Announcements

i. Nomination and election of officers at March meeting

ii. Essay Contest

9. Adjournment

*correction made to the minutes by President Ben Watt that the meeting should have been noted as called to order by Vice President Danielle Ledyard on the January 11th meeting minutes.

**the motion passed on the reading program caused it to be moved from announcements to new business.

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Generation Joshua

Westmoreland Generation Joshua (GenJ) is the local club of a national organization, Generation Joshua, which trains youth to become responsible, active citizens with a Christian perspective.