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Minutes

February 3, 1996

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UNITY INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
 
Date:   February 3, 1996
Place:  New Mt. Zion Baptist Church Education Building
             225 Dutton Street,
             Orangeburg, SC 29115
Time:   4:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of a meeting held by the Economic Development Committee now officially separated from the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March and whose d/b/a is Unity International. This meeting was held prior to incorporation on the date, at the place and convened at the time stated above. Present were:
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider,
Carl X. Wright
Dr. Jesse Kinard
George M. Sistrunk
William H. Wilson
Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr.
Carolyn O. Stroman
 
The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m., by the Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr., who was duly elected the CEO of Unity International, Inc., when incorporation is completed. After a short prayer, Dr. Joyner opened the meeting for discussions. The first item of business was the corporate office.
George Sistrunk informed us that he had rented a truck and he, Edward C. Graham and Otis Harrison had moved Dr. Joyner's office furniture (Communique, Inc.) and the equipment owned by his company, YEP Enterprises, out of the Rene Building, located at 512 Amelia Street in uptown Orangeburg, to 198 Russell Street, upstairs 3rd floor, on Thursday, February 1, 1996. He told us that the rent was two hundred and twenty-five dollars ($225.00) monthly and our new offices were ready for occupancy.
The owner of the building was Allen Way, rent was due on March 1, 1996and we would have to clean and vacuum our own offices. Dr. Joyner added that he had tried to reach an agreement with attorney Pough and attorney Townsend on the buildings they owned, but an accord could not be reached with either of them. George Sistrunk added that since Unity had its own offices, it would not be wise to continue holding meetings in the educational building of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Since Unity was a for profit operation and operating independently of the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March, it might create tax complications for the church and the company.
It was agreed that all future meetings of the company would be held in our own offices. The next item of business was the membership program. George Sistrunk distributed prototypes of the membership program to everyone present. He told us the membership program as written was complete. The only areas that needed updating were available services and rates. He told us he would contact CBS (Consumer Benefit Services), Inc., for rate tables and contracting requirements.
He also added that if we reorganized the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March as the Million Man March Association, we would gain greater acceptance and support from participants around the country. He told us he had already worked out an advertising campaign that had a high probability of success. He also stated that developing the association would be less costly, save more time and grow much more rapidly than any other legal structure we could use for that purpose.
George told us Unity could bypass most state bonding requirements or have them dramatically reduced if we became an incorporated association rather than a standard stock corporation. Plus, he added, we could grow more rapidly because it would be easier to recruit and train sales associates across state lines than sell shares of stock.
Dr. Kinard was concerned as to how we would fund the association. George Sistrunk told him the association would be largely self funding apart from the initial cost of office, phones, sales material, supplies and other direct and indirect cost of marketing the program. Dr. Kinard wanted to know what direct and indirect cost to which he was referring. George replied most of the cost must be researched in order to ascertain accurate figures, but he assured him the association would not become heavily indebted.
Dr. Kinard continued to press the issue of the membership program. He wanted to know how did George Sistrunk know so much about membership programs, and why did he pick those particular programs and service vendor. George responded by saying he operated a company at 225 Middleton Street in Orangeburg called IMG (Independent Marketing Group) a few years ago that marketed those programs and was fairly successful at it. He said his primary problem with the program was his inability to get Electronic Cash Transfer for monthly payments.
He also stated he had revised the program along similar lines and did quite well with that also. Dr. Kinard was still not satisfied with the explanation. He wanted to know why would people take advantage of the services. George told him families could order coupons that would allow them to save money on groceries and have access to other discount services. Dr. Kinard didn't believe those advantages were strong enough to warrant the sixty dollars ($60.00) annual payment.
George assured him that his own sales records would verify that cost conscious consumers would consider sixty dollars ($60.00) annually a bargin. Dr. Joyner and Wiliam Wilson entered the discussion by insisting George was withholding information. George assured them he was not withholding information, he just wanted the company to proceed along the lines of least cost and time, in order to maximize profits and bring back the active members of the Orangeburg Chapter as they had promised in the last meeting on January 12, 1996. Dr. Kinard said he would not pay sixty dollars ($60.00) for the services and he was certain most of the people he knew would not pay that kind of money either.
George insisted that any other course to reaching our objectives would be far more time consuming, costly, and require much more sophisticated marketing programs. He said the cost could run into the hundreds of thousands just on legal fees, program development, writing, implementation and marketing.
Dr. Kinard said the consumer benefit services program would not work and he would not support it. George then told the group that the corporation could offer the program to the general public and sell stock and people would be glad to invest in a program that could produce the kind of return on investment that the association would generate when fully implemented on a national scale.
George even insisted local celebrities could be solicited for their support. Dr. Kinard wanted to know to what celebrities he was referring. George told him Alex English and Donnie Shell. Then he added even if our programs didn't receive any support from celebrities, the corporation could always leapfrog to Phase II of the Integrated Economic program. William Wilson wanted to know what was Phase II.
George told him franchise acquisition and development operations. Carolyn Stroman spoke for the first time. She said showing people how to acquire franchises will work. She knew plenty of ordinary people that would like to particiapte in franchise ownership. She asked George could he develop such a program. He told her the program was already developed. He added that implementing Phase II development programs would require much more time and personal involvement from board members to maintain it than an association, not to mention the added printing cost of program material and legal fees.
Dr. Joyner agreed that franchise acquisition would probably be better for the new corporation to pursue first, than the membership program. George replied that it wouldn't be a problem to pursue both. If the board could handle franchise acquisitions, he could recruit and train a sales force to market the consumer benefit services. It was agreed to pursue both objectives. Unity's future board would handle Phase II franchise acquisition and development and George Sistrunk would recruit and train a sales force to build the association.
Dr. Kinard was emphatically opposed to both programs. He said he would not actively support either. He suggested each member put in One thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and build from there. George replied that what Dr. Kinard was suggesting was basically a subchapter "S" corporation, where growth would be extremely limited. He preferred a standard stock corporation that would give us more long term flexibility and would be less costly to implement. He also stated that an "S" corporation was limited to 35 shareholders and Unity would need hundreds, if not thousands of shareholders to reach its goals.
Dr. Joyner, realizing the meeting had degenerated into a two (2) man debate, decided to end the debate. He reminded us of the growing and melding that would have to take place and for us not to become angry with each other. He reminded us of why we were together and what we hope to accomplish. It was moved, seconded and unanimously carried that the meeting be adjourned. Dr. Joyner asked the group to stand for the benediction and he said the prayer. The meeting was adjourned until 7:00 p.m., on February 9, 1996. The next meeting would be in our new office at 198 Russell Street.
Notation for the record: The above minutes were taken from the meeting notes of Corry Stevenson from South Carolina United Action, located at 198 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 who was present as an observer. Our thanks to Corry.
Respectfully Submitted, 
 
George M. Sistrunk
 
Note: Even though minutes were accepted and approved at meetings, there is no current evidence that the minutes were ever signed or sealed by the Joyner Administration.
 
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Minutes 

February 9, 1996

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UNITY INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
 
Date:    February 9, 1996
Place:   Inner Office - Unity International
             198 Russell Street,
             Orangeburg, SC 29115
Time:    7:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of a meeting held by the Economic Development Committee now officially separated from the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March and whose d/b/a is Unity International. This meeting was held prior to incorporation on the date, at the place and convened at the time stated above. Present were:
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider
Carl X. Wright
George M. Sistrunk
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by the Vice President Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider. Absent were: Rev. Calvin Alston, Carolyn O. Stroman, Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr., William H. Wilson, and Dr. Jesse Kinard.
The first item of business was the corporate papers. George Sistrunk told the group that attorney Johnson had not filed the corporate papers as of this date. He also told the meeting that he had developed forms to track franchise acquisition activity and he had begun the work to update Phase II programs. He also informed the meeting that a little known section of law in binder number twenty-seven (27), section 113-22 and rule 501 of C.F.R. regulation D, had created unexpected problems.
He told the meeting, unless a way could be found to conform our franchise program to those laws, we might have to postpone the program until a later date. He told us he had already contacted the Secretary of State for clarification.
George informed the group that he had contacted the franchise development offices of Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, International House of Pancakes, Central Park, USA and Carvel Ice Cream Stores, Inc. He told us he selected those because Unity could put them in smaller markets and still realize significant profits. Plus, they were all low budget and low start-up operations compared to some of the others.
He told us that he contacted Consumer Benefit Services, Inc., and they were going to send the revised rate schedules and contracting requirements. The next item of business was the membership program. George informed the group that the membership program had been revised and that it wouldn't be a problem to insert the updated schedules from Consumer Benefit Services, Inc., into them. He told us that the commission rate could stay basically the way it was.
The last item of business was telephone service, he told us that he could transfer YEP Enterprises' phones to 198 Russell Street, but decided against it. He told us he had already spoken with Dr. Joyner and Dr. Joyner was going to transfer the phones from Communique, Inc. to the new location. After George's reports and updates, Madame Vice President decided to adjourn the meeting because Dr. Kinard and Dr. Joyner were absent. George Sistrunk informed her that as Vice President of the corporation she had the legal authority to act in their absence. She decided against it and the meeting was adjourned until 6:30 p.m., February 15, 1996.

Notation for the record: The above minutes were taken from the meeting notes of Corry Stevenson from South Carolina United Action, located at 198 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 who was present as an observer. Our thanks to Corry.
Respectfully Submitted, 
 
George M. Sistrunk
 
Note: Even though minutes were accepted and approved at meetings, there is no current evidence that the minutes were ever signed or sealed by the Joyner Administration.
 
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Minutes 

February 15, 1996

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UNITY INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
 
Date:  February 15, 1996
Place: Inner Office - Unity International
           198 Russell Street,
           Orangeburg, SC 29115
Time:  6:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of a meeting held by the Economic Development Committee now officially separated from the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March and whose d/b/a is Unity International. This meeting was held prior to incorporation on the date, at the place and convened at the time stated above. Present were:
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider
Carl X. Wright
George M. Sistrunk
Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr.
Carolyn O. Stroman
 
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m., by Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr. Absent were: Rev. Calvin Alston, William H. Wilson and Dr. Jesse Kinard. After the invocation, Dr. Joyner proceeded to the first item on the agenda which was the status of the corporate papers.
George Sistrunk informed the group that Attorney Johnson had not filed the papers as of the date of the meeting. He told the group that he and Ed Graham would get the papers form attorney Johnson and file them as soon as possible.
The second item on the agenda was establishing the checking account. It was agreed that this action be delayed until after incorporation.
The next items on the agenda that were discussed were: The consumer benefit services program, Central Park, IHOP (International House of Pancakes) and Arthur Treacher's.
George Sistrunk reported that he had not received the contract from CBS (Consumer Benefit Services), Inc., but he would call David Carlson to see whether or not they had been sent to the correct address. He continued with his report on Central Park, IHOP and Arthur Treacher's. He said he would develop an information package of all the relevant documents for inclusion with our investment prospectus and agreements.
He then recommended that the franchises be divided up among the board of directors so that board members could gain the experience of initiating projects and walking them through their developmental stages. It was agreed that this would be done.
The next item up for discussion was the employment application. George Sistrunk informed the group that hiring employees on a regular basis would be an unnecessary expense. He recommended that independent contractors be hired to performed whatever services the company needed. He told the group that he would write the agreement and design an information data sheet. He told us lengthy applications would not be required for contractors, since they would only work on a periodic basis. Dr. Joyner agreed and authorized George to begin the work on the independent contracts, the data sheet and the agreements.
Dr. Joyner then proceeded to discuss the land contract from Felder Evans. George Sistrunk informed the group that he and Ed Graham had scouted the location and that it would be an ideal location for a free standing Arthur Treacher's. He alluded to the possibility that two different franchises could be put on the property. The property was located across from Burg's on Highway 601 north. Felder Evans wanted two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for the two (2)acre tract.
George then gave each member a surveyor's drawing of the site. A sales contract was to follow shortly. It was agreed that any further action on the site be delayed until after incorporation.
After this discussion, Dr. Joyner proceeded to the next item of business which was finalizing the mission statement for the new corporation. After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed that the mission statement of the corporation shall read as follows:
“To improve our community spiritually, morally, mentally, socially, politically, and economically for the benefit of individuals and families.”
The next item of business was establishing the purpose of the corporation when it is formed. The group agreed that the purpose of Unity International when it is incorporated shall be: To provide an investment vehicle that will allow any person or entity with discretionary investment capital to pool financial resources with others for the stated objective of becoming a presence in a any single or multiple financial enterprise or equity investment.
Since the bylaws was next on the agenda, Dr. Joyner simply asked George was the work on the bylaws complete. George told the group they would be ready for review by the next meeting. He then gave each member a copy of the business plan for Phase I development and implementation. He told the group, that the plan was essentially complete. All that remained to be included were the new rate schedules from CBS, Inc.
Dr. Joyner authorized George to complete the plan at the earliest possible date. George then informed the group that he had contacted Jim Zickel of the Firm, concerning information and training on stocks. He told the group that Jim had agreed to put an information package together along with his fees for the training seminar.
Dr. Joyner then proceeded to ask the group had they brought the skill sheet he had asked them to bring. No one did. He then postponed the discussion of stock allocation until after the skill sheets were completed. He then directed the members to have their portion of the rent available by March 1, 1996.
After the rent discussion, Dr. Joyner asked each member to write down the phone numbers at which they could be reached. He also wanted the numbers of the members that were absent. George Sistrunk informed Dr. Joyner that we had gotten those phone numbers at the January 23th meeting. He ran a copy for Dr. Joyner and the rest of the group.
The final item on the agenda was the discussion of the Seafare Franchise. A Seafare franchise was located on Rivers Avenue in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Joyner wanted to examine the possibility of putting a Seafare in Santee, rather than the Arthur Treacher's.
It was agreed the matter would be pursued at a later date. Being that there was no further business to discuss, Carl X. Wright gave the benedicition and the meeting was adjourned until February 20, 1996, at 7:00 p.m., 198 Russell Street.

Notation for the record: The above minutes were taken from the meeting notes of Corry Stevenson from South Carolina United Action, located at 198 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 who was present as an observer. Our thanks to Corry.
Respectfully Submitted, 
 
George M. Sistrunk
 
Note: Even though minutes were accepted and approved at meetings, there is no current evidence the minutes were ever signed or sealed by the Joyner Administration.
 
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Minutes

February 18, 1996

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UNITY INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING
 
Date:   February 18, 1996
Place:  Inner Office - Unity International
            198 Russell Street Orangeburg, SC 29115
Time:   7:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of a special meeting held by the Economic Development Committee now officially separated from the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March and whose d/b/a is Unity International. This special meeting was held prior to incorporation on the date, at the place, and convened at the time stated above. Present were:
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider,
Carl X. Wright,
George M. Sistrunk,
William H. Wilson,
Carolyn O. Stroman,
Dr. Jesse Kinard,
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Dr. Kinard. The invocation was given by Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider. Absent were: Rev. Calvin Alston and Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr. After the invocation, Dr. Kinard proceeded to the reasons for the special meeting, which were to update him on the business transactions and other business being conducted by Evangelist Snider on behalf of Unity.
Evangelist Snider gave everyone in attendance an overview of the business transactions with Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips franchise. She briefly went over the shareholders agreement to bring William Wilson and Dr. Kinard up to where we were now. After the updates, she called George Sistrunk into the room to give an overview of other transactions that had taken place since the last meeting.
George Sistrunk informed the group that he and Evangelist Snider went to the land tracts in Elloree, SC for the Central Park location. They had met with Mr. William (Bill) Irick, the landowner, and they were shown specific sites to consideration. George also informed the group that Dr. Joyner had completed the transfer of the phone service to the new location and the number was 803-531-3023. He also told them Dr. Joyner would also have Unity's phone service activated as soon as incorporation was complete. For the time being we had to use Communique Inc.'s number to transact business by phone.
George then informed the group that he would have to delay getting Unity's federal identification number, because incorporation was going to be delayed until the following Monday. The papers that were completed by Attorney Johnson were not done properly. He told the group that he would retype the documents over the weekend and he and Edward C. Graham would take them to the Secretary of State on Monday.
He further stated that this delay would jeopardize the proposed meeting with IHOP's (International House of Pancakes) franchise representative concerning the Lizard's Thicket building owned by William (Bill) Taylor, or T.O.P.'s, Inc., and the delay placed the franchise on hold until another meeting could be arranged. George then went on to tell them that he had arranged a meeting with Fred Rohden, Arthur Treacher's Director of Franchise Development, and Evangelist Snider, Dr. Joyner and attorney Johnson. The meeting was scheduled for February 29, 1996 at Chestnut Bar and Grill for twelve (12) noon.
After George's update, Evangelist Snider distributed all the documents George had been completed including the bylaws to Dr. Kinard and William Wilson for their information and review. The following items were distributed:
  1. Agenda (1 page)
  2. Minutes first board meeting (3 pages)
  3. Central Park franchise information (15 pages)
  4. Bylaws (17 pages)
  5. UII Phase I (25 pages)
  6. IMA policies and procedures (3 pages)
  7. Subscriber/member rules and regualtions (2 pages)
  8. Payroll deduction form (1 page)
  9. UII Franchise Investments (36 pages)
10. Preferred shareholder agreement (8 pages)
11. Common shareholder agreement (8 pages)
12. Arthur Treacher's franchise information (12 pages)
13. Investment prospectus (7 pages)
 
Finally, George left the room and Evangelist Snider led the discussion concerning the monies for rent. It was agreed that all the members would pay $100.00 to the Chief Financial Officer by March 1,1996 to cover expenses. Being that there was no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned until February 20, 1996 at 7:00 p.m. at Unity's offices, located at 198 Russell Street.  

Notation for the record: The above minutes were taken from the meeting notes of Corry Stevenson from South Carolina United Action, located at 198 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 who was present as an observer. Our thanks to Corry.
Respectfully Submitted, 
 
George M. Sistrunk
 
Note: Even though minutes were accepted and approved at meetings, there is no current evidence the minutes were ever signed or sealed by the Joyner Administration.
 
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Minutes

February 20, 1996

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UNITY INTERNATIONAL FINAL
MEETING OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
 
Date:  February 20, 1996
Place: Inner Office - Unity International
           198 Russell Street
            Orangeburg, SC 29115
Time:  7:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of the final meeting held by the Economic Development Committee now officially separated from the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March and whose d/b/a is Unity International. This final meeting was held on the date of incorporation, at the place, and convened at the time stated above. After 2-20-96, this committee will be the Board of Directors and officers of Unity International, Inc. Present were:
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider,
William H. Wilson,
George M. Sistrunk,
Carolyn O. Stroman,
Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr.
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr. Absent were: Rev. Calvin Alston, Carl X. Wright and Dr. Jesse Kinard. After the invocation, Dr. Joyner proceeded to the first item of business which was the inspection of the corporate documents. He directed George Sistrunk to make copies of the documents for members that will sit on the Board of Directors, and take the originals to attorney Johnson's office for the corporation's legal files.
He informed the group that Unity will be a stock corporation. Dr. Joyner also told the group that the meeting with Fred Rohden from Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips was confirmed for the 29th of February and he, Evangelist Snider, and attorney Johnson would attend the meeting at the Chestnut Bar and Grill.
Before leaving the room to make copies, George Sistrunk informed the group that contact had been made with Central Park's home office in Chattanooga, Tennessee and our contact person was Lauri White. Her phone number is 615-267-xxxx.
Dr. Joyner then proceeded to set an itinerary of things to be done during the remainder of the month of February. The list of things to be done are as follows:
1. Get phone number in Unity's name.
2. Get stationary for the corporation.
3. Get business cards for the board, National Sales Director and the Insurance
    and Trust Director.
4. Send for corporate papers and stock certificates from Kitco.
5. Send for Consumer Benefit Services, Inc.'s, rate schedules and contracting
     requirements.
 
It was agreed that a target date of March 15, 1996 be set as the start-up date for the membership program, on the condition that the rate schedules and contract are adopted by the newly formed board. Dr. Joyner gave the group his mobile phone number, which is 803-539-xxxx. The group decided to open an account for the corporation at First National Bank and agreed that future corporate business will be done by resolution as soon as the necessary documents are returned from Kitco.
The official organizing meeting of the corporation for the public record will done at that time. The final item of business was entering the corporation's Federal Identification Number into the record. The number for Unity International, Inc., is 57-103xxxx. Being that there was no other business to discuss, Dr. Joyner gave the benediction and the meeting was adjourned until March 2, 1996. The next meeting will be held at 198 Russell Street, at 6:30 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
 
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider
 
Note: Even though minutes were accepted and approved at meetings, there is no current evidence that the minutes were ever signed or sealed by the Joyner Administration.
 
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Minutes

February 27, 1996

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UNITY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
SECOND MEETING OF UNITY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
 
Date:  February 27, 1996
Place: Inner Office - Unity International
           198 Russell Street
           Orangeburg, SC 29115
Time:  7:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of the second meeting held by the Economic Development Committee as Unity International, Inc. This second meeting was held on the date after incorporation, at the place, and convened at the time stated above. Present were:
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider,
George M. Sistrunk,
Carolyn O. Stroman,
Edward C. Graham
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider. Absent were: Rev. Calvin Alston, Carl X. Wright, Dr. Jesse Kinard, William H. Wilson and Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr.
After the invocation, Evangelist Snider proceeded to the first item of business which was an update on the programs that were being developed. George Sistrunk gave her a list of the program material he had written since February 20, 1996 that had to be presented to the remaining members of the board. The following items were added to the list of February 18th.
14. Corporate authorization resolution Section 1244 (1)
15. Signature form (1)
16. SS-4 form (1)
17. Authorization letter (1)
18. Copy 113-22 (1)
19. Copy Rule 501(e) (1)
20. Receipt for Arthur Treacher's franchise information (1)
21. Contract for sale from Felder Evans (3 pages)
22. Kitco order form for stocks and minute book (1)
23. Site locations (1 set)
 
George also gave Evangelist Snider a print out Edward C. Graham had completed on Keyman insurance. He also gave her the Fax Request copy he had received from CBS, Inc., on February 22, 1996 and a copy of the IHOP letter and franchise information he had received on the 26th. George gave Envangelist Snider a copy of the activity outline he had written on February 24th. The outline contained the following list of activities:
  1. Obtain business license for 198 Russell Street.
  2. Register corporate trade name, logo and trademark.
  3. Copyright all corporate literature and information tracts.
  4. Pay rent on 3-1-96 ($450.00).
  5. Lease/buy HP Laser Jet I, II, III, or IV.
  6. Pay $65.00 to Kitco to obtain corporate kit.
  7. Vote in bylaws and/or any amendments.
  8. Have attorney review/revise and/or amend all corporate, contracts and/or 
      agreements.
  9. Review pending sales contracts and agreements.
10. Register trade name, logo and trademark with Secretary of State.
11. Obtain application to register trade name, trademark and/or logo.
12. Design and approve corporate logo.
13. Design and approve corporate stationery, business cards, and envelopes.
14. Approve and adopt state corporate resolution when received.
15. Amend articles of incorporation and bylaws to prescribe qualifications for
      new members of the Board of Directors after 2-1-96 and pursuant to 33-
      8-102, SC Code of Laws.
16. Amend articles of incorporation and bylaws to stagger the number of
      board members that can be replaced after the first annual shareholder's
      meeting pursuant to 33-8-108, SC, Code of Laws.
17. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws that board
      members can only be removed for "cause".
18. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws provisions to fill
      vacancies on board of directors pursuant to 33-8-110, SC Code of Laws.
19. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws to fix
      compensation for board of directors pursuant to 33-8-111, SC Code of
      Laws.
20. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws general standards
      of performance for board members pursuant to 33-8-300, SC Code of
      Laws.
21. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws to include a
      provision defining what constitutes conflict of interest pursuant to 33-8-
      310, SC Code of Laws.
22. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws a provision
      regulating and/or limiting the corporation's right/s to lend money to board
      members pursuant to 33-8-320, SC Code of Laws.
23. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws a provision
      establishing standards of conduct for corporate officers pursuant to 33-8-
      420, SC Code of Laws.
24. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws a provision for
      accepting resignation and replacement of officers pursuant to 33-8-430,
      SC Code of Laws.
25. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws a provision for
      indemnifying corporate officers pursuant to 33-8-510, SC Code of Laws.
26. Amend or add to articles of incorporation and/or bylaws a provision to
      limit the amount of indemification the corporation can pay board members
      and/or officers, agents, employees, committee chairs pursuant to 33-8-
      520, 33-8-550, and 33-8-560, SC Code of Laws.
27. Work with corporate attorney to write a general partnership agreement to
      allow "non- accredited" persons to buy capital stock at five hundred
     dollars ($500.00) per share.
 
George also presented to Evangelist Snider copies of the logo designs William Wilson had received on the 26th. It was agreed the designs would be presented at the next meeting of the board on March 2nd. George also told Evangelist Snider the Kitco papers had not been mailed and that without them it would difficult to have the first organizing meeting of the Board of Directors. He told her the kit would have the seal and the stock specimen needed to officially offer stock shares to investors. It was agreed the order form would be mailed as soon as possible. Being that there was no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned until March 2, 1996 at 7:00 p.m. at Unity's offices located at 198 Russell Street.

Notation for the record: The above minutes were taken from the meeting notes of Corry Stevenson from South Carolina United Action, located at 198 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 who was present as an observer. Our thanks to Corry.
Respectfully Submitted, 
 
George M. Sistrunk
 
Note: Even though minutes were accepted and approved at meetings, there is no current evidence that the minutes were ever signed or sealed by the Joyner Administration.

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