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Minutes From The

Meeting Of The Orangeburg

Chapter Of The Million Man March

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Minutes 
January 12, 1996
 
Date:   January 12, 1996
Place:  New Mt. Zion Baptist Church Education Building
             225 Dutton Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 
Time:   7:00 p.m. 
 
The following minutes were taken from notes of a meeting held by the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March on the date, at the place and convened at the time stated above. Present were:
Mr. Carl Carpenter, Carolyn O. Stroman Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider Stanley McCray, Dr. Jesse Kinard, Corry Stevenson, Jimmy Foster, Otis Harrison, Bernard Harrison, Edward C. Graham, Curtis Carter, Hilton Scipio, William H. Wilson, George M. Sistrunk, Rasheed Ali, Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr., David Bookard, Anthony X. Phelps, Don Powell, Jr., Carl X. Wright, Dorothy A. Harley, James Bowman,
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m., by the Rev. Dr., Clarence W. Joyner, Jr., chairman. After a short prayer, Dr. Joyner began the meeting by thanking everyone for supporting the Proclamation Mass Choir at their performance on January 1, 1996, and he thanked John Bookard for sponsoring the "Afternoon of Brotherhood" that was given at the V.F.W. on January 6, 1996 and everyone that supported the program. Finally he thanked everyone for being at the meeting.
Dr. Joyner continued by telling the group that all us must work together if we were going to improve our communities spiritually, morally, mentally, socially and economically, and effect meaningful political change. He also stated that what the group was trying to accomplish should have been the work of the NAACP. He spoke briefly on the importance of being able to change our ways of thinking in order to cope more effectively with modern reality and the importance of Jesus Christ in our lives. He told the group that the Orangeburg Chapter of the March would have to adopt a more formal organizational structure in order to achieve its objectives. Dr. Joyner then told the group that the men and women seated at the table in front of the room were going to be asked to take a leadership role in ushering in a new era for Black people in Orangeburg. He then asked each person seated at the table to stand, give his or name, and tell the group his or her occupation and where they were from.
The following people stood and told the group something about themselves:
Dr. Carl Carpenter,
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider,
Carl X. Wright,
Dr. Jesse Kinard,
Carolyn O. Stroman,
 
Dr. Carpenter was the first to speak. He thanked the group for considering him, but he wasn't sure he could participate actively in the new corporation because he was running for the presidency of South Carolina State University and he wanted to avoid a conflict of interest. After the last person spoke, Dr. Joyner continued by saying the people that had spoken were going to become the Board of Directors of a new corporation that was going to be called the Million Man March Association. He then centered his talk on George Sistrunk. He related to the group how George came to him three (3) years ago and handed him an economic program called Integrated Economics.
George told him how the program could produce millions in revenue for the Black community if implemented. He also told us that George had told him then, that he was going to be the next national leader. Dr. Joyner admitted, he thought the guy was crazy. Now here they were together in the same room discussing that very program. Dr. Joyner told us when George first came to him, he wasn't ready to listen. His mindset prevented him from opening his mind to other possibilities. He recounted how the Million Man March had affected him personally and how what once seemed unreality had suddenly transformed itself into a possible reality. He asked all of us to keep an open mind and not limit our thinking.
He reminded the group that all things were possible through Jesus Christ. After his talk, Dr. Joyner asked George to come forward and speak to the group. George Sistrunk came before us and told us if we formed a for profit association, rather than a non-profit organization, we could produce more income for redistribution throughout our communities. He drew charts and diagrams and showed us how the Integrated Economic system could acquire franchises, build businesses and generate revenue for community programs.
George told us half the generated wealth would go to pay commissions to marketing associates and the other half would go to the association. He told us forming an association would bypass more laws than a standard corporation and cost less money and time to implement. He also showed us how an association would fund all the committees of the Orangeburg Chapter, as well as other Chapters around the country,if implemented on a national scale. After his talk, he opened the meeting up to questions.
Corry Stevenson was the first to speak. His concern was that grass root people were not on the board. George assured him, that even though grass root people were not on the board, the association, when formed, would not forget them. Bernard Harrison was next. His concern was that the Orangeburg Chapter was moving away from helping the community. George told him that if the community supported the association they would receive more benefits than if they received handouts from local organizations.
Curtis Carter wanted to know who would make the decisions concerning allocation of monies. George told him the Board of Directors would make all the policy decisions for the corporation, once it was formed. Otis Harrison wanted know how were associates going to be paid. George told him that the association's commission structure would not only pay $20.00 per enrolled member, but a renewal commission program was built in to ensure long term pay outs for a few years of actual work.
Stanley McCray wanted know how the association would determine which organization to recycle money into. George told him those decisions would be made by the Board of Directors. He assured him a workable system would be developed within a few years of actual operation. After the last question, George told the group that it would be necessary to suspend meetings for several months until the complete program was ready. Curtis Carter wanted to know what was his definition of several months, because that could be years from now. George told him the maximum amount of time it would take from inception to implementation would be ninety (90) days or less.
He told us the biggest problems the new corporation would have would not be with program development. He told us the biggest problems will be getting the board to work together as a unit, committing themselves to achieving the goals and growing into their new roles and responsibilities. He told us if the board could overcome those problems, the rest would be easy. George thanked the group for allowing him to present a portion of the Integrated Economic program and motioned Dr. Joyner to return to the speaker's stand.
After Dr. Joyner returned to the stand, he reiterated the importance of keeping an opened mind and asked the assembly to stand for the benediction. Before the Benediction was given, he asked the persons that would be on the board of the new corporation to meet in his office before leaving. He then asked Evangelist Snider to give the benediction. After the benediction was given, the next meeting date was set for January 23, 1996 in his office. The only people that were to attend would be the persons that would sit on the board of the new corporation. The meeting was adjourned.
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. 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 
January 23, 1996

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Date:  January 23, 1996
 
Place: New Mt. Zion Baptist Church Education Building
            225 Dutton Street
            Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
 
Time: 7:00 p.m.
 
The following minutes were taken from the notes of a meeting held by the Orangeburg Chapter of the Million Man March on the date, at the place, and at the time stated above. Present were: {Click here for Robert's Rules Of Order} {Click here to review the importance of minutes
 
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider
Dr. Jesse Kinard
William H. Wilson
Attorney Virgin Johnson
Carolyn O. Stroman
Carl X. Wright
George M. Sistrunk
Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr.
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by the Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr., chairman.  After a short prayer, Dr. Joyner began the meeting by thanking everyone for coming.  He asked attorney Johnson to officiate since the purpose of the meeting was to determine what positions the above named individuals would take in the new corporation when it was formed.
 
It was agreed before the meeting officially began, that the new corporation would not be called the Million Man March Association.  Dr. Joyner suggested the company be called Unity.  George Sistrunk added International.  At approximately 7:15 p.m., January 23, 1996, the new corporation became Unity International.
 
After the name was accepted by the group, attorney Johnson began by stating the purpose of the meeting was to elect officers for the corporation.  He then asked the name of the corporation be stated.  The corporation would be called Unity International, Inc., if no other corporation had registered the name.
 
For the record, attorney Johnson introduced himself as an attorney, he explained that he was not a member and did not want a seat on the board.  His sole purpose for being there was to officiate the election of officers for the corporation.  He stated that it would be appropriate for the group to agree on rules to govern the election by.  He suggested Robert's Rules of Order.
 
George Sistrunk moved that we accept Robert's Rules of Order as currently written and as amended from, time to time.  The motion was seconded and unanimously carried.  Attorney Johnson suggested that after the election of the CEO (Chief Executive Officer), the CEO should continue the meeting to elect the remaining officers.
 
Attorney Johnson asked each person to state their names and where they were from for the record.  The proceedings went as follows:
 
William H. Wilson - Orangeburg
George Sistrunk - Standing in for Rev. Calvin Alston - Orangeburg
Carolyn Stroman - Orangeburg
Dorothy Snider - Orangeburg
Carl X. Wright - Orangeburg
Dr. Jesse Kinard - Orangeburg
C. W. Joyner, Jr., - Orangeburg
Attorney Johnson - Conducting the Meeting
 
The first officer that was elected for the new corporation would be the Chief Executive Officer.  It was moved, seconded, and unanimously carried that all voting be done by a show of hands.  After the motion carried, the meeting was opened for nominations for Chief Executive Officer.  George Sistrunk nominated Rev. Dr. Clarence W. Joyner, Jr..  No other names were submitted for nomination.
 
After three (3) opportunities were given to nominate someone else, it was moved, seconded and unanimously carried that the nomination be closed.  The vote followed, and Dr. Joyner won without opposition.  He then took over the election for the remaining officers.  Dr. Joyner thanked everyone for their vote of confidence.  At this point Attorney Johnson left the room.
 
The meeting was now opened for the election of President.  Dr. Kinard was nominated by Evangelist Snider.  William Wilson nominated Rev. Calvin Alston.  It was moved, seconded, and unanimously carried that the nominations be closed on the two names.  The vote was as follows:
 
Dr. Jesse Kinard - 4 votes
Rev. Calvin Alston - 1 vote
 
Dr. Jesse Kinard would assume the position of President when Unity became a corporation.  Nominations for Vice President followed.  Carolyn Stroman nominated Evangelist Snider.  After two (2) opportunities were given, it was moved, seconded and unanimously carried that Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider would assume the position of Vice President in the new corporation.
 
Dr. Joyner recommended that the corporation have a Chief Financial Officer, rather than a treasurer.  The group agreed and the meeting was opened for nominations for Chief Financial Officer.  George Sistrunk nominated Carl X. Wright.  After two (2) opportunities were given for additional nominees, it was moved, seconded and unanimously carried that Carl X. Wright would be the Chief Financial officer.
 
The final office opened for consideration was Corporate Secretary.  This was a position no one wanted.  Therefore Dr. Joyner recommended the hiring of a recording secretary to record the minutes of the meeting.  William Wilson wanted to know why the corporation needed a recording secretary.  Dr. Joyner informed him that a recording secretary would have no vested interest in the board apart from recording the minutes.  Mr. Wilson was satisfied with the explanation.
 
Since there were no more officers to be voted on, Dr. Joyner informed the assembly of what had to be done to move the company forward.  Some of the areas that had to be addressed were, bonding of the Chief Financial Officer, writing the bylaws that will be unique to Unity and reviewing standard bylaws for additions or substitutions.
 
The next order of business was appointing George Sistrunk national sales director.  William H. Wilson suggested that he be elected to the position rather than appointed.  It was then moved, seconded, and unanimously carried that George Sistrunk serve as the first National Sales Director.
 
Dr. Joyner informed the us that at the next meeting the bylaws would be discussed and job descriptions.  George Sistrunk moved that attorney Johnson be appointed the corporation's legal advisor.  It was seconded and unanimously carried.  At this point attorney Johnson was invited back into the meeting for counsel on legal matters pertinent to obtaining corporate status for Unity International.  We briefly discussed the necessary material and documents that would be necessary to send to the Secretary of State for incorporating Unity.
 
Attorney Johnson suggested that we insert in our bylaws that the founding fathers and mothers of Unity International serve for sixty (60) months due to the time it would take to develop Unity into a profitable business.  He also suggested the corporation use the two thirds (2/3) attrition process to move founding board members into other positions.  This would be taken to the membership at the first annual meeting for them to vote on.  George Sistrunk suggested that we have a preincorporation agreement for stock allocation purposes before we officially incorporate. He suggested that we think over how we wanted to disburse shares to founding members.
 
Dr. Joyner asked George Sistrunk to attend all board meetings to keep us aware and abreast of the direction of the sales division.  The next item of business was the future location of corporate offices.  Dr. Joyner shared conversations that were held with two (2) prospective owners in order to rent with a possible option to buy.  Dr. Joyner will meet and negotiate any business transaction that needs to be done.  It [was] then moved, seconded, and unanimously carried that attorney Johnson be given the go ahead to file the corporate papers.
 
Finally, it was moved, seconded, and unanimously carried that each board member use their $60.00 (sixty dollars) membership fee as seed money for the new corporation. Seed capital was paid as follows:
 
Evangelist Dorothy P. Snider.....$60.00
Dr. Jessie Kinard.........................$60.00
William H. Wilson.........................$60.00
Carolyn O. Stroman.....................$60.00
Carl X. Wright...............................$60.00
 
Being that there was no further business to discuss, it was moved, seconded and unanimously carried that the first meeting of an historical corporation be adjourned until February 3, 1996 at 4:00 p.m..  Dr. Joyner asked us to stand for the bendiction.  The benediction was given by Carl X. Wright and the meeting was officially over.
 
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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