First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Board Minutes 2015-01-17

First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
1959 Sandy Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76123

Board of Trustees - Regular meeting
January 17, 2015
Minutes

Board members present: Michael Zepeda, Tina Harmuth, Tasha Morris, Roy Brake, Jean Bruttell, Judy Gutierrez
Also present: Rev. Jennifer Innis

Secretary verified a quorum was present.

Meeting called to order at 2:08 pm by Michael Zepeda.

By consensus, the agenda was updated as attached.

Tina moved to approve the minutes from the November board meeting. Second. Discussion.
Passed by consensus.

Appointed Jean Bruttell as process observer and Tina Harmuth as timekeeper for this meeting.

Tina made a motion that the 2014 second quarter share the plate collection be donated to Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry. Second. Tina made a motion that discussion be expanded to include the item from the new business section of the agenda pertaining to designees for 2014 third and fourth quarter share the plate collections. Second. Approved by general consent. Discussion. Approved by general consent that the 2014 quarter 2 share the plate collection be donated to Texas UU Justice Ministry. Michael moved that 2014 quarter 3 share the plate collection be donated to Texas Re-entry Systems. Second. Discussion. Approved by general consent.

Tasha made the motion that we table discussion and vote on 2014 quarter 4 share the plate designee until February meeting, at which Michael will present options. Second. Approved by general consent. Item tabled.

Jean made the motion that First Jefferson UU Church join the Texas UU Justice Ministry, and that the membership fees are paid from the Shirley Johnson Social Justice Fund. Second. Discussion. Approved by general consent.

Roy presented a verbal report regarding potential amendments to the rental agreement with Happy Tomato. Item tabled until further information is available.

Tina took minutes while Tasha presented agenda items.

DRAFT FOR APPROVAL

Tasha presented a recommendation from the finance committee regarding payment for the safe deposit box with Wells Fargo. Tasha made the motion to approve payment to Wells Fargo up to $233. Second. Discussion. It was determined during discussion that since the cost is less than $300, board approval is not required. Motion withdrawn. Tasha presented a recommendation from the finance committee regarding moving the safe deposit box to Frost. Tasha made a motion to approve the recommendation to move the box to Frost and upgrade the size of the box to 3x10; second. Discussion. Approved by general consent.

Tasha presented information regarding the corporate seal. Tasha made the motion that she be authorized to commission a new corporate seal for the congregation and that the funds come out of the office supply budget; second. Discussion. Approved by general consent.

Tasha resumed minute taking.

The finance reports were reviewed, with Rev. Innis providing additional information on some items. The reports were accepted (see attached).

Tina presented information on best practices for covenantal conversations.

Rev. Innis presented information regarding the current vacancy on the Committee on Ministries. She requested that the discussion and related vote be tabled until the regular February board meeting. Item tabled.

Jean presented feedback on process observations.

Meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm

DRAFT FOR APPROVAL
Updated Agenda
Call to order and certify quorum
Ingathering and chalice lighting
Check-in
Agenda review & update
Approval of consent agenda
Appoint process observer and timekeeper
Consent agenda items
Approval of November minutes
Review of prior month's action items
Share the plate designee – Q2
Visioning task force update
Break
Share the plate designees – Q3 & Q4
Texas UU Justice Ministry
Happy Tomato rental agreement
Roof update
Safe deposit box
Corporate seal
Finance report
Best practices for covenantal conversations
Committee on Ministries vacancy
Closing
Adjourn

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