Sep 082012
 

APPALACHIAN_LOGOThe Crew builds homes for Appalachian families without the financial means to afford adequate housing. Our work is located in economically depressed McCreary County, KY. Since 1988, the Crew has worked with the Good Shepherd Mission of Whitley City, KY, who selects the families to receive the new homes. The Good Shepherd Mission has many deserving families on a waiting list for homes. Although the new home is our prime objective, more important benefits are setting an example of helping our fellow Americans and trying to heal a family in need of housing. The Appalachian Construction Crew is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

Dec 072021
 

14 October 2021

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 5 of 5 directors present, a
quorum of the Board existed.

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
George Cawl
Marcel Moreau
Kathi Narlock
George Ziska, Jr.
Janelle Smith
Ron Strawn

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2021, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith reported the following status, as of30 September 2021: Great Western Checking
Account: $8,911.59; Fidelity Money Market: $56,284.78.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: One volunteer brought cans between meetings. The Secretary plans a can tum-in after the October Adopt-A-
Road trash clean-up.

B. Dinner Raffle, Oct-Nov 21: Finance Director Ron Strawn got 30 certificates (20 purchased and 10 donated) from Pizza Ranch
Manager Samantha Oxley. Ron was reimbursed $249.19 for the 20 certificates he purchased. The Secretary previously purchased the
$50 Outback certificate. The Secretary distributed 20 additional raffle tickets, so the total ticket distribution is now at 140.
According to Ron, Samantha marked her calendar to attend the drawing on 18 Nov 21. The Secretary will send an article with
photos to the Papillion Pizza Ranch.

C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, Offering, Sat-Sun,1-2 Jan 22.

D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Sat-Sun,12-13 Feb 22.

E. Bowl-a-thon: Scheduled for Mar 22.

F. 2022 Financial Plan: Progress on $80,000 goal is now over 0.1%.

G. New Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.

B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.

C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.

D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.

E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.

6. Old Business (Cont.):
F. 2022 Deployment (Works starts on Thurs, 2 Jun 22): Kay Morrow reported that the existing septic system for the New Family home
is usable with a new connecting line required. The old house foundation was removed and the excavation for the concrete footings
was completed on 16 Sep 21. On 26 Sep 21, Kay reported that the New Family is expecting a baby in May 22, and after consulting with
President Vicki Edwards, the Construction Director directed Kay to proceed with the 3BR floor plan. Kay indicated that the New
Family is still fine with the 3BR floor plan. The Board unanimously approved continuing with the 3BR floor plan for the New Family
at the meeting. The concrete footings were completed on 28 Sep 21, and the block for the foundation was delivered to the site on
12 Oct 21. Final plans, material lists and subcontractor work descriptions for the New Family home were sent on 28 Sep 21 (and
confirmed received by Kay). Kay reported that the Good Shepherd Church of Cincinnati will complete the subfloor in mid-May 22.
Since Lumber King does not have a 5O-gal, low-boy hot water heater for the crawling space, the purchase of this appliance was added
to the plumbing subcontract.

G. Board Election: The next Board election will be held at the 9 Dec 21 meeting for 2-year terms, from l Jan 22 to 31 Dec 23.

H. Adopt-A-Road: Trash clean-up on 25th Street is still set for 9 AM, 23 Oct 2021, with Boys Scout Troop 305.

7. New Business:
A. COVID-19: As of28 Sep 21, almost the entire state of KY is the “Red Zone” (a daily incidence rate of25 cases per 100,000
people). KY’s overall incidence rate is at 62.2 and McCreary County’s incidence rate is at 142.6 or when applying the county’s
population (16,888), on average, 25 new COVID cases occur daily. The Construction Director will continue to monitor the COVID cases
in McCreary County, up to our June 2022 Deployment, in order to update the COVID-19 Plan.

B. COVID-19 Vaccination: St. Joe’s Inn Landlord Jim Barney concurs with the Crew’s policy in our COVID-19 Plan of encouraging
vaccination, but not requiring it.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM. The next Meeting is set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 11 Nov 21, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr. Secretary

Dec 072021
 

12 August 2021

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 5 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board existed.

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards
George Cawl
Marcel Moreau
George Ziska, Jr.
Janelle Smith Ron Strawn

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2021, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of3 l July 2021: Great Western Checking Account: $8,881.65; Fidelity Money Market: $56,283.84.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: One member brought cans before the meeting.

B. Dinner Raffle, Oct-Nov 21: As last year, we will offer a total of $350 in restaurant certificates (Pizza Ranch-$300 & Outback-$50) with a raffle ticket price of $5 and 5 prizes ($100, $80, $70, $50 & $50). The dinner/drawing was set for 6 PM, Thurs, 18 Nov 22, at the Papillion Pizza Ranch. Finance Director Ron Strawn will check with Pizza Ranch Manager Samantha Oxley about the store certificates to be paid ($200) and provided ($100). The Secretary will work on getting the raffle tickets printed.

C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, Offering: Bob Corsi indicated that the offering will be the weekend of 1-2 Jan
22. Bob also indicated that there is $12,000 in carryover funds from 2021, and with electronic offerings of about $700 per month, a total of $16,000 should be available before the collection.

D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Tentatively set for 12-13 Feb 22, but awaits final approval.

E. Bowl-a-thon: Scheduled for Mar 22.

F. 2022 Financial Plan: Progress on $80,000 goal remains at 0.0%.

G. New Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: The Secretary made 4 deletions from the roster per the recommendation of Bob Corsi.

B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.

C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): Webmaster Kathi Narlock included 2021 Deployment photos.

D, Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.

6. Old Business (Cont.):
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.

F. 2021 Deployment (Work started on Thurs, 3 Jun 21 and completed 14 Jun 21): On 5 Aug 21, Kay Morrow provided the final Good Shepherd Outreach cost of $80,271.03, for the Stephens Family home; and therefore, a surplus of
$448.26 remains at Good Shepherd. The Construction Director provided an updated total cost breakdown on the 4-BR/2BATH Stephens home which now totals $90,393.23.

G. 2022 Deployment (Works starts on Thurs, 2 Jun 22): The acceptability of the existing septic system still remains in question at the New Family home site. The New Family approved the floor plan for the 3BR/2BATH home on 3 Aug 21. Tjle Construction Director sent an updated Foundation/Subfloor Plan on 24 Jul 21, for possibly completing the removal of the old house foundation and excavation and foundation work for the new home this fall.

H. First Payment on the 2022 Home: The Construction Director sent a $15,000 payment to Good Shepherd Outreach on 24 Jul 2 I , and Kay Morrow reported receipt on 28 Jul 21.

I. Board Election: The next Board election will be held at the 9 Dec 21 meeting for 2-year terms, from 1 Jan 22 to 31 Dec 21.

7. New Business:
A. Adopt-A-Road: Personal schedules will not allow picking up trash on 25th Street in Sep, so it will be moved to Oct 2021.

B. Stephens Family Thanks You Cards: The Crew received cards from all the family members. The copies of the cards were emailed to 2021 on-site Crew members.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:27 PM. The next Meeting is set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 Sep 21, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr. Secretary

Dec 072021
 

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The annual Restaurant Raffle concluded on Nov 18, 2021. Many of the Omaha members met at Pizza Ranch in Papillion NE.  The names were drawn by Victoria Woods and verified by President Vicki Edwards.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

$100 – Amanda Smith Pizza Ranch Certificates

$80 – Will Saucier Pizza Ranch Certificates

$70 – Barb Hellwig Pizza Ranch Certificates

$50 – Lori Holloway Pizza Ranch Certificates

$50 – Vicki Edwards Outback Certificate

ANNOUNCEMENT Pizza Ranch Certificate Winners,

With the closure of the Papillion Pizza Ranch on 24 Nov 2021, Manager Brittiany of the Omaha Pizza Ranch has confirmed that they will accept your certificates.  The Omaha Pizza Ranch is located at 3010 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68124, Phone No. 402-934-4888.    Regret this inconvenience; however, the Appalachian Construction Crew was unaware of the closure of the Papillion Pizza Ranch until the day of the closure.

Jul 252021
 

8 April 2021
Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting
1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 3 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board existed.
2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
George Ziska, Jr.
Ron Strawn
George Cawl
3. The minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2021, were approved.
4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status to the Secretary, as of 31 March 2021: Great Western Checking Account: $22,130.36; Fidelity Money Market: $56,281.96.
5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Church of the Nativity Offering, 2-3 Jan 21: The Crew received a check for $75,000 on 5 Apr 21.
C. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 20 Mar 21, Chop’s Bowl: Thirteen bowlers knocked down a total of 1,946 pins and total pledges of $4,434 were collected.
D. 2021 Financial Plan: Progress to date on the $80,000 fundraising goal is at 103.7%. NE volunteers have raised a total of $7,925 or 9.9% of the fundraising goal.
E. Other Ideas: None.
6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connect ion (Bob Corsi): Bob indicated that new volunteer Frank Guest may not make the deployment.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): Roger Soderberg will not be coming this year to allow more time for recovery from his surgery.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.
F. 2021 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 3 Jun 21): The Stephens home footings have been completed and the block foundation will be completed next week. The Good Shepherd Church of Cincinnati will install the subfloor during the week of 26-30 Apr 21. Per Kay Morrow, our Good Shepherd Chapel P.O.C., the electrician is submitting an increased estimate for completing his work due to greater material costs caused by recent flooding. On 30 Mar 21, the Construction Director signed a invoice of $2,955.33 for Lowe’ s Somerset materials which will be delivered on 26 May 21, per Kay. Currently, the Berthing Plan covers 33 volunteers with 29 staying in the Inn, 3 camping and one staying in a hotel. The 33 volunteers included 19 from VA, 6 from NE, 4 from CO, and one each from TX, FL, WV and OH. Kay indicated that the Stephens Family has selected laminate flooring throughout the house. Head Cook Vicki Edwards has made reservation for renting the Food Van at an estimated cost of $1,000. There will be no Crew/Family Dinner on Tues, 8 Jun 21, due to COVID. Head Cook received an advanced food payment of $2,000.
G. 2022 Deployment (Works starts on Thurs, 2 Jun 22): No new developments
7. New Business:
A. IRS Form 990-EZ is due on 15 May 21. No new developments
B. COVID: As of3 Mar 21, McCreary County was listed on the KY COVID website (www.kycovidl9.ky.gov) as being in the Red Zone with 34 daily cases per l 00,000 or adjusted for the approximate population of 20,000people, about 7 daily cases. Kay Morrow, our Good Shepherd Chapel P.O.C., reported that bars and restaurants are at 60% occupancy and the Dairy Bar has only outside dining. The Construction Director provided an updated Crew COVID plan that the Board saw no objection to implementing in 2021. The Construction Director will send the updated plan to Crew Leaders.
C. Adopt-A-Road: The clean up of 25th Street, was rescheduled for 9 AM, Sat, 10 Apr 21, so the Crew could get help from the Boy Scouts.
8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM. The next Meeting is set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 May 21, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.
George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Mar 172018
 

Hey crew,
Debbe Moreau came up with an idea for a fund raiser and made a tee shirt to sell. (see attached photos) The cost is $20.00 per shirt and I’ve gotta tell you they look really nice (please excuse the bias). All shirts are made of preshrunk cotton. MENS shirts range in size from small- 5XL and the colors are Ash Grey, Sand-Lt brown, White, or Lt Blue. Ash grey is my favorite and is modelled in the picture. WOMENS Sizes range from XS-3XL they run 1 size small but have a tailored neck line and sleeves. The colors available for women are White, Lt Blue, Lt Pink, Mint Green. Women can order the men’s shirt if they like that style better and get it in the Lt Pink and Lt Blue as well.
I would like to get this email out far and wide as possible but I have only a partial list of emails. We will deliver all orders at the build in June. For those not going to the build we will send them back with your states crew or mail them if need be. Remember, need not be a crew member to buy these shirts spouses and friends may like them also.
Marcel Moreau
ACC back of shirt

ACC womens shirt

ACC Close Up of shirt

ACC Front Logo

Dec 072021
 

9 September 2021

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 3 of 5 directors present, a
quorum of the Board existed.

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards
George Ziska, Jr.
Ron Strawn
Kathi Narlock

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2021, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith reported the following status by text, as of 31 August 2021: Great Western Checking
Account: $8,911.59; Fidelity Money Market: $56,284.32.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.

B. Dinner Raffle, Oct-Nov 21: Finance Director Ron Strawn will check with Pizza Ranch Manager Samantha Oxley about the store
certificates to be paid ($200) and provided ($100). The Secretary distributed 120 raffle tickets to those present.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, Offering: Set for the weekend of 1-2 Jan 22.

D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Set for the weekend of 12-13 Feb 22. Chapel Account Manager Mary Burden indicated that
this offering has received final approval.

E. Bowl-a-thon: Scheduled for Mar 22.

F. 2022 Financial Plan: Progress on $80,000 goal is at $42.00.

G. New Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No new developments.

B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.

C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.

D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.

E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.

F. 2022 Deployment (Works starts on Thurs, 2 Jun 22): The Construction Director is working on updating the drawings for the New Family
home and will be starting a review of the material lists.

G. Board Election: The next Board election will be held at the 9 Dec 21 meeting for 2-year terms, from 1 Jan 22 to 31 Dec 21.

H. Adopt-A-Road: Trash clean-up on 25th Street is set for 9 AM, 23 Oct 2021, with Boys Scout Troop 305.

7. New Business: None.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:24 PM. The next Meeting is set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 14 Oct 21, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr. Secretary

Dec 072021
 

8 July 2021

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

1.The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 3 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board existed.

2.Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards

George Ziska, Jr.

Janelle Smith

George Cawl

3.The minutes of the meeting held on 8 April 2021, were

4.Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of30 June 2021: Great Western Checking Account: $23,65; Fidelity Money Market: $56,283.36.

5.Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:

A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 22 Apr 21: 49 lb X $0.48/lb = $23.60

B. 2021 Financial Plan: The final progress percentage on the $80,000 fundraising goal was at 104.0%, as of 30 Jun 2021. NE volunteers raised a total of $8,187 or 10.2% of the fundraising goal.

C. Proposed 2022 Financial Plan (for 3BR/2Bath home with a new septic system):

Plan Actual
(1) Dinner Raffle: $500
(2) Church of the Nativity: $70,000
(3) Bowl-a-thon: $5,000
(4) Offutt Base Chapel: $500
(5) Donations & Misc; $4,000 $11
Totals: $80,000 $11 (0.0%)

 

The Secretary indicated that the 2021 4BR/2BATH home cost will be about $90,000 and by simple proportion of the 3 and 4 BR home square footages (1,104 SF to 1248 SF), a 2022 fundraising goal of $80,000, appears reasonable and was approved by the Board.

D. Other Ideas:

6. Old Business:

A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.

B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new development

C. Crew Website ( http://www.org ): No new developments.

D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new

E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new

6. Old Business (Cont.):

F. 2021 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 3 Jun 21): Our Crew work was completed on Mon, 14 Jun   The Crew paid a total of$80,719.79, for the Stephens home to the Good Shepherd Outreach, which is a record amount mainly due to the major increases in the cost of construction materials. The Construction Director provided a worksheet with a comparison to the last ten homes built. After adding in all other support costs the current Stephens home cost totals $90,391.49. With the Lowe’s delivery of the appliances, the Stephens Family moved into their new home on 28 Jun 21.

G. 2022 Deployment (Works starts on Thurs, 2 Jun 22): The Brandon and Opal New Family have been selected for the 2022 home. The New Family  has two children, Cameron (20) and Addilynn (9).  The Family owns a 4-acre plot at 250 Triple Oak Lane, Steams, KY 42647. An old foundation from a home that burned down 12 years ago will have to be The site is only a 4-mile trip (or an 8-minute drive) west of St. Joe’s Inn. Kay Morrow, our Good Shepherd P.O.C., has requested that the New Family have the land deed modified to include Opal’s name and will have DeWayne Hamlin, the Excavation subcontractor, look at the site for the work that needs to done. The Construction Director made reservations for St. Joe’s Inn from l to 15 Jun 22, with Landlord Jim Barney on 19 Jun 21.

H. IRS Form 990-EZ is due on 15 May The Treasurer sent out this required IRS form on 21 Apr 21, and provided a copy to the Secretary on 12 May 21.

7. New Business:

A. Adopt-A-Road: The Secretary passed around the room a thank you letter, dated 13 May 21, from the Sarpy County Public Work Dept. for the Crew’s participation in thjs program since Our current contract with the Public Works Dept. go thru 30 Jun 22.

B. First Payment for the 2022 Home: The Secretary plans to send a $15,000 payment this month.

C. Board Election: The next Board election will be held at the 9 Dec 21 meeting for 2-year terms, from 1 Jan 22 to 31 Dec 21.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM. The next Meeting is set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Aug 21, at 9803 S. 21st

George Ziska, Jr. Secretary