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Palm Beach County and the Board of Trustees of Morikami, Inc. have been partners in bringing Morikami’s services to the public since opening in 1977. The park and building are the property of Palm Beach County. Morikami Inc., a non-profit corporation, provides financial backing from membership, donations, grants and other revenue-producing activities, and volunteer support for all aspects of the institution’s operations.
The Annual Meeting (Members Only) will be held at the Morikami Theater at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 16

Join us to recap and celebrate our accomplishments as we enter our 40th year! Refreshments to follow.

Please RSVP to Sharyn Samuels at ssamuels@pbcgov.org

Officers

Dudley Omura,
President
Bill Manikas,
First Vice President

Richard Caster,
Secretary
Randal Baker,
Treasurer

Trustees

Christine Carton
Paul Connell (ex officio)
Nicole Edeiken
June A. Gelb
Norma C. Geller
Stella Holmes
Ronald Kessler
T. Peter Kiyokawa
Felix Laughlin
Charles A. Michelson
Errol L. Reese
Andrew M. Saidel
Allan Schlossberg
Celia T. Zahringer
Bonnie White LeMay, Director

Mission Statement

To provide authentic Japanese cultural experiences that entertain, educate and inspire.

Palm Beach County Commissioners

Paulette Burdick, Mayor
Melissa McKinlay, Vice Mayor
Mary Lou Berger
Hal R. Valeche
Dave Kerner
Steven L. Abrams
MAck Bernard

Palm Beach County Executive Staff

Verdenia C. Baker, County Administrator
Jon Van Arman, Deputy County Administrator
Nancy L. Bolton, Assistant County Administrator
Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator
Shannon R. LaRocque, P.E., Assistant County Administrator
Faye W. Outlaw, Assitant County Administrator
Eric Call, Director of Parks & Recreation

 


Committee Meeting Schedules

All dates and times are subject to change and Committee Meetings are set by the chairperson of each committee. If you plan to attend a meeting, please call ahead (561-233-1348) to confirm date, time, and exact location.

A Bylaw Review Meeting will be held in the Morikami Conference Room on March 6, 2017 at 2:00pm.

The Annual Meeting (Members Only) will be held at the Morikami Theater at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 16
Join us to recap and celebrate our accomplishments are we enter our 40th year! Refreshments to follow.

Please RSVP to Sharyn Samuels at ssamuels@pbcgov.org



The Board of Trustees meetings are held quarterly, from 4:30-6:00 pm, with additional meetings on select dates. Meetings will take place in the Library at the Morikami. There will be no scheduled meetings in the month of June, September, or October.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
February 16
May 18
August 17
November 16

Additional Board of Trustees meetings have been scheduled as follows:
January 26
March 16
April 20
July 20 (Budget Workshop)
December 14 (Meeting will begin at 4:00; Holiday Social at 5:00)



The Committee on Collections will meet as necessary in the Conference Room.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
January 25, 12:00pm

The Development, Membership and Special Events Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Meetings will take place in Classroom A at the Morikami.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8


The Education Program & Cultural Events Committee meetings will take place in Classroom A at the Morikami. Date and times to be determined.
Please check back for 2016—2017 schedule.

The Executive and Reaccreditation Committee meetings are held on the 1st Thursday every other month, from 4:30-6:00 pm. Meetings will take place in the Conference Room at the Morikami.
*Executive Committee and all committee chairs will meet with Finance Committee on June 15 to review the second budget draft.

The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
January 5
March 9
May 11
June 15*
September 7
November 9

The Executive Committee and all committee chairs will meet with the Finance Committee to review the 2nd budget draft.
First Draft Budget Meeting: May 18, 2017
Second Draft Budget Meeting: June 15, 2017
Finance Committee Budget Meeting: July 18, 2017
Board Budget Meeting: July 20, 2017
Board Budget Vote: August 17, 2017


The Facilities Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00am–10:30am. Meetings will take place in Classroom A at the Morikami.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 8
August 12
September 9


The Governance & Scholarship Committee meetings are held as noticed.
The scheduled meetings are listed below:
January 13, 12:00pm–1:00pm
February 16, 3:00pm–4:00pm
The Finance, Budget, and Endowment Committee meetings are held on the same dates as Board of Trustees meetings with the exception of the July 18th meeting. Meetings will take place in the Conference Room at the Morikami unless otherwise noticed.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
February 23
March 16, 4:00pm–5:00pm
May 18
July 18 (Two days prior to Budget Workshop)
August 17
November 16


The Bonsai Garden Committee meeting will be held on select dates from 9:00am to 11:00am in Classroom A at the Morikami.
Please check back for 2016–2017 schedule.
February 10
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