First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Board Minutes 2013-05-18

Board Meeting, May 18, 2013

Meeting called to order by President Jean Bruttell at 12:45 p.m.

In attendance:  
Jean Bruttell, President
Lin Wells, Vice-President
Judy Gutierrez, Treasurer
Rachel Hawkins, Secretary
David Mikitka, Operations Area Coordinator
John Johnson, Outreach Area Coordinator
Michael Zepeda, Education Area Coordinator
Randy Gregory, Member at large
Lewis Morris, President ex-officio
Rev. Jennifer Innis, Consulting Minister
Also present: Dan Sexton

Chalice Lighting and Reading

Personal check in.  

Agenda Review and review of working rules.  

Michael Zepeda agreed to be process server.  

John Johnson moved to approve the April 6 minutes as well as the minutes from the regular April meeting.  Second.  Motion passed.  

Rentals: The bakery rental has started.  Happy Tomatoes is in a slow process of moving elsewhere.  Karl is working with them on cleanliness.  Generally, rentals are up.

Communications: We do not currently have a committee to deal with the way members are communicating with each other.  Some communication on the church's Facebook page has been troublesome.  Discussion as to how to impose guidelines on the page and moderate it without placing too many limitations on free speech.  General sense after discussion was that we do want to moderate it, first choice is that a moderator would approve a post prior to it being posted.  Jean, Tina Harmuth, Rachel and Randy agreed to be the panel to moderate the page.  We will meet and report back for June.  One suggestion the group was asked to consider was limiting minors' postings.  

Review of anticipated discussion and questions as to the minister's contract recommendation, as discussed at the previous meeting.

Budget: Service auction planned for October of 2013.  Inclusion of raffle items throughout the year in the special events fundraising.  We need to fill and manage a fundraising group to keep these ideas going.  Increase in grants and specified donations due to Dave Mikitka's project list for different areas of the church.  Personnel expenses should be increased about $3254 for taxes on Rev. Jenn's salary.  Michael Zepeda moved to adopt the $211,000 budget as the Board's recommendation.  Second.  Motion passed.

Board's vision and plan:  We have a positive budget!  Dave - What is church, newcomer expectations; Lin - capitalize on history, space, available talent; Jean - health trends and vision.  Goals:  move Rev. Jenn's focus from stewardship and right relations to pastoral care development and outreach; on the education side, focus on healing and rebuilding of the program.  

John Johnson moved that we do not discuss developmental ministry at the congregational meeting tomorrow so we do not muddy the waters.  Second.  Discussion.  Motion passed.  

The next Board meeting will be June 9 at a Board member's house.  

Michael Zepeda moved that the Board provide refreshments for the child dedication and flower ceremony.  Second.  Motion passed.  

Process observation:  We had some cross talk but did pretty well, and kept to time pretty well.

Review of action items:

Facebook moderator committee will meet and report back for the next meeting.

Discussion/vote on participation in developmental ministry will be put on the June agenda.  

Michael Zepeda is taking the lead on refreshments for June 9.  

Personal Check out.

Closing Words.

Meeting adjourned at 3:45.

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