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.

Jan 112020
 

14 November 2019

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. Only 2 of 5 directors were present, so a quorum of the Board did not exist. An informal meeting continued.
  2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards

George Ziska, Jr.

George Cawl

Kathi Narlock

  1. The minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2019, were reviewed and be approved at the next meeting when there is a quorum.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided following status to the Secretary, as of 31 Oct 19: Great Western Checking Account: $8,301.75; Money Market Account: $56,000.04.
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
    1. Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
    2. Restaurant Dinner Raffle: A total of 224 of the 328 tickets printed have been distributed. With the turn-in of ticket stubs and money at the meeting, a total of 108 tickets have been sold or $540 in revenue. The drawing/dinner is set for 6 PM, Thursday, 21 Nov 19, at the Papillion Pizza Ranch.
    3. Church ofthe Nativity, Burke, VA Offering: Collection in Jan 2020.
    4. Base Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Set for the weekend of 8-9 Feb 20.
    5. Bowl-a-thon: Set for March 2020.
    6. 2020 Financial Plan: To date, 2.7% of the $70,000 goal has been raised.
    7. Other Ideas: None.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster: No updates were made.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob indicated that a list of VA volunteers will not be available until early Feb 20.
    3. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
    4. CO Connection (Corey Cinabro): Corey indicated that he and Daniel Ratschkowsky would be working on the Siding Crew and Roger Soderberg would be working on the Support Crew. Corey will provide a spring hitch for the Crew trailer during at the next deployment.
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: With the help ofthe Confirmation students, the Crew will have pancake breakfast on Sunday, 16 Feb 2020. Five Crew volunteers have signed up and will be wearing our Crew shirts and hats. A oommissary run will be made at 8 AM on Sat, 15 Feb 2020.
    6. 2016 Deployment (works starts on Thurs, 28 May 20): Harry reported that he removed 5 trailers of trash from the Marler site which filled up % of a dumpster at St. Joe’s Inn. Harry indicated that the existing septic system at the site will not pass the Health Dept- inspection because of leaks, collapsed and short leach lines and the tank being more than 100 feet from the new home site. Harry estimated that replacing the septic system will cost an additional $5,000. Harry Aso reported that the concrete footings have been completed. The Construction Director sent plans, material lists and subcontractor work descriptions on 21 Oct 19, which were received by Harry. Due the older ages of the 3 Marler children, no quillows will be made this year.
    7. Board Election, 12 Dec 19: The Slate for Board Offcers for the 2020-2021 Term is, as follows: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith and Finance Director: Ron Strawn.
  5. New Business:
    1. Joe’s Inn Improvements: Jim Barney reported on 5 Nov 19, the following improvements underway: (l) replacing exterior siding, (2) removing some bushes, (3) painting the front door, (4) replacing flooring in the common areas. Although some volunteer groups requested WIFI, this improvement will not be completed because it would increase the berthing rate by $10 per person per week.
    2. Website Domain Registration: The Secretary received a bill for $190 for 5-year registration of the Crew’s website name with Domain Registry. After the meeting, the Webmaster Kathi Narlock reported that her research indicated that this bill appears to be a scam.
  6. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM and the next meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Dec 19, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.  Secretary

Jan 112020
 

10 October 2019

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

  1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. Circle, Bellevue NE. With 4 of 5 directors present, a quorum ofthe Board did exist.
  2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards

Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Ron Strawn

George Cawl

Mark White

  1. The minutes ofthe meeting held on 12 September 2019, were approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the Secretary with the following status, as of 30 Sep 19: Great Western Checking Account: $8,292.50; Fidelity Money Market Account: $55,918.26-
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
    1. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 4 Oct 19: 33 1b X $0.28/lb = $9.25. CanPac has closed and cans are now redeemed at Element Recycling at 26ff and Vinton Street.
    2. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: Donna Vogt provided an additional 144 raffle tickets for a total of 328 tickets printed. Ticket disfribution increased to 184 at the meeting and 13 tickets have been sold to date. The Secretary submitted an article on the raffle to the Bellevue Leader, on 2 Oct 19. Also the Secretary provided an article and photos to the Papillion Pizza Ranch on 2 Oct 19. Finance Director Ron Strawn was reimbursed $225.54 for buying 20 Pizza Ranch certificates and he made reservations at the Pizza Ranch for the dinner/drawing night of 21 Nov 19, at Pizza Ranch.
    3. Church ofthe Nativity, Burke, VA: Collection in Jan 2020.
    4. Base Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Set for the weekend of 8-9 Feb 20.
    5. Bowl-a-thon: Set for March 2020.
    6. 2020 Financial Plan: To date, 2.5% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
    7. Other Ideas: None.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
    3. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
    4. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments-
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: CCD Coordinator Peggy Hoffnan indicated that the Confirmation students will assist with the Pancake Breakfast on Sun, 16 Feb 2020, in the Capehart Chapel Upper Annex and that the room has been reserved. Five Crew members have volunteered to assist with the breakfast, from 8 AM to 1 PM.
    6. 2020 Deployment (with work starting on Thurs, 28 May 2020): Harry Wallace has hired a subcontractor to start work, this week, on the excavation and the footings for the Marler home. The Construction Director mailed a $15,000 money market check for the advanced payment on the Marler home to the Good Shepherd Chapel and it was received on 7 Oct 19. Heather Marler approved the floor plan on 6 Oct 19, which is the same as the 2019 floor plan except that there will not be a handicapped toilet in the MBR Bath (thus changing the MBR and MBR Bath doors from 3/0 to 2/6).
    7. Board Election: The Board Election will be held on 12 Dec 19, for the 2020-2021 term.
  5. New Business: None.
  6. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 14 Nov19, at 9803 S. 21 st

George Ziska Jr  Secretary

Oct 202019
 

It is that time of year again!!

ACC Dinner Raffle   $5.00 Donation

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

1st:  Syd Hulla            $100 at Pizza Ranch

2nd:  John Edwards  $80 at Pizza Ranch

3rd:  Vicki Edwards  $70 at Pizza Ranch

4th:  Mark White       $50 at Pizza Ranch

5th:  Maureen Aucheman  $45 and 2 Appetizer Cards at Outback

 

 
Acc Pizza ranchdownloadOutback logo

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

Jan 112020
 

12 December 2019

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

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

Vicki Edwards

Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Janelle Smith

Ron Strawn

  1. The minutes of the meetings held on 10 October and 14 November 2019, were approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 30 Nov 19: Great Western Checking Account: 9,662.98; Fidelity Money Market Account: $56,063.26.
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
    1. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
    2. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: Prizewinners from the drawing on 21 Nov 19 were: Syd Hulla; Yd-$80: John Edwards; Yd-$70: Vicki Edwards; 4th-$50: Mark White and 5th-$45: Maureen Aucheman. A total of 210 tickets were sold and after deleting the cost of the 20 Pizza Ranch certificates, there was a net revenue of $824.46. Eight attendees were at the Pizza Ranch dinner and drawing.
    3. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA: Bob Corsi reported that the collection will be on weekend of 4-5 Jan 20.
    4. Base Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Set for the weekend of 8-9 Feb 20.
    5. Bowl-a-thon: Set for March 2020.
    6. 2020 Financial Plan: To date, 4.4% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
    7. Other Ideas: None.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster: Corrected Vice-President Marcel Moreau’s phone number.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
    3. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): Raffle winners were listed on the website.
    4. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Crew Breakfast with the Confirmation students is set for Sun, 16 Feb 2020, in the Capehart Chapel Upper Annex. Five Crew members have volunteered to assist with the breakfast, from 8 AM to I PM. We will be wearing our Crew shirts and hats.
    6. 2020 Deployment (with work starting on Thurs, 28 May 2020): Harry Wallace reported that the foundation for the Marler home was underway on 6 Dec 19. President Vicki Edwards reported that Kathi Narlock has purchased the over-the-stove microwave for $144.16.
    7. Board Election: With 5 attendees, a quorum of the General Membership existed. The following Board officers were unanimously elected for the 2020-2021 term: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith and Finance Director: Ron Strawn.
  5. New Business:
    1. Updated GuidestarData: On 25 Nov 19, the Secretary updated the data on Guidestar which will also updated our mission statement on Smile.Amazon.
    2. Review Annual Report to Donors: Vice-President Marcel Moreau proofread this report which will be printed before the next meeting.
  6. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 Jan 20, at 9803 S. 21 st

George Ziska, Jr. Secretary

Jan 112020
 

12 December 2019

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

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

Vicki Edwards

Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Janelle Smith

Ron Strawn

  1. The minutes of the meetings held on 10 October and 14 November 2019, were approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 30 Nov 19: Great Western Checking Account: 9,662.98; Fidelity Money Market Account: $56,063.26.
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
    1. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
    2. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: Prizewinners from the drawing on 21 Nov 19 were: Syd Hulla; Yd-$80: John Edwards; Yd-$70: Vicki Edwards; 4th-$50: Mark White and 5th-$45: Maureen Aucheman. A total of 210 tickets were sold and after deleting the cost of the 20 Pizza Ranch certificates, there was a net revenue of $824.46. Eight attendees were at the Pizza Ranch dinner and drawing.
    3. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA: Bob Corsi reported that the collection will be on weekend of 4-5 Jan 20.
    4. Base Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Set for the weekend of 8-9 Feb 20.
    5. Bowl-a-thon: Set for March 2020.
    6. 2020 Financial Plan: To date, 4.4% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
    7. Other Ideas: None.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster: Corrected Vice-President Marcel Moreau’s phone number.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
    3. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): Raffle winners were listed on the website.
    4. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Crew Breakfast with the Confirmation students is set for Sun, 16 Feb 2020, in the Capehart Chapel Upper Annex. Five Crew members have volunteered to assist with the breakfast, from 8 AM to I PM. We will be wearing our Crew shirts and hats.
    6. 2020 Deployment (with work starting on Thurs, 28 May 2020): Harry Wallace reported that the foundation for the Marler home was underway on 6 Dec 19. President Vicki Edwards reported that Kathi Narlock has purchased the over-the-stove microwave for $144.16.
    7. Board Election: With 5 attendees, a quorum of the General Membership existed. The following Board officers were unanimously elected for the 2020-2021 term: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith and Finance Director: Ron Strawn.
  5. New Business:
    1. Updated GuidestarData: On 25 Nov 19, the Secretary updated the data on Guidestar which will also updated our mission statement on Smile.Amazon.
    2. Review Annual Report to Donors: Vice-President Marcel Moreau proofread this report which will be printed before the next meeting.
  6. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 Jan 20, at 9803 S. 21 st

George Ziska, Jr.  Secretary

Oct 212019
 

11 Ju1y 2019

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

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

Vicki Edwards

Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Janelle Smith

Ron Strawn

George Cawl

Kathi Narlock

  1. The minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2019, were approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided following status, as of 30 Jun 19: Great Western Checking Account: $34,085.76; Fidelity Money Market Account: $45,600.03. Board concurred with the Secretary’s recommendation to transfer $25,000 from the checking account to the money market account for earning interest.
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed: A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
    1. 2019 Financial Plan: To date, 108.2% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
    2. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: The prizes will be included $300 in store certificates from the Papillion Pizza Ranch and $45 in gift cards from the Bellevue Outback Steakhouse, for a total of $345. Per last year’s arrangement, the Pizza Ranch will provided $150 in certificates and the Crew will buy $150 in certificates. The Crew would prefer that the Pizza Ranch certificates not expire until at least June 2020. The raffle ticket price will remain $5. The 5 raffle prizes: (l) first 4 prizes from Papillion Pizza Ranch: I st: $100; 2nd. $80; Yd: $70; 4th: $50 and (2) the 5th prize from Bellevue Outback: $45 plus 2 appetizer cards. The drawing was set for 6 PM, Thurs, 21 Nov 19 (1 week before Thanksgiving).
    3. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA: Collection in Jan 2020.
    4. Bowl-a-thon: Set for Mar 2020.
    5. Based on the 2019 home costs, the 2020 Fundraising Goal was again set at $70,000. A more detailed financial plan for 2020, with projected sources of income will be provided at the next meeting.
    6. Other Ideas: We are still looking for other income sources for 2020. The Secretary received a brochure in the mail from the World’s Big Sleep Out Trust of Edinbrugh, Scotland, where people around the world are sponsored to sleep out on the night of 7 Dec 19, with half the fundraising going to the Crew and the other half going to fighting world homelessness. Considering the possible cold weather in December and the trust that would have to be put in this event organization, those present did not consider this to be viable option. Finance Director Ron Strawn brought up the idea of applying for the annual Omaha Gives fundraiser but the Crew would not be eligible since at least 50 percent of the charity work would have to be local.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster: President Vicki Edwards requested that her land line phone number be deleted.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
    3. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): The Secretary provided Webmaster Kathi Narlock with a flash drive that included 573 photos of the 2019 deployment for selecting photos for the website.
    4. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.
    6. 2019 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 30 May 19): With delivery of appliances and beds, the Kates Family moved into their new home on 24 Jun 19. The Construction Director reviewed a home cost comparison of the last 9 homes built with Harry Wallace. Questions on the 2019 costs were sent to Kay Morrow, Good Shepherd Treasurer, but a response has not been received yet. The new P.O.C. for Lowe’s in Somerset, KY, is Yuonne Pruitt, phone no. 606-3414959. Tim Clark, the new heating and A/C subcontractor, worked out well. Electrician James Sumner is retiring after the Kates home. Some lessons learned: (l) If the Crew does the laminate flooring next year, we need substitute a I X 4 rather than a 2 x 4 under the interior door headers to allow more room for the flooring under the door frames and ensure that Lumber King provides flooring of all the same lot. (2) More care needs to be taken in cutting drywall around electrical boxes, to avoid repairing the gaps which was required on 4 boxes after we left the site.
  5. New Business:
    1. 2020 Deployment (Work Starts on Thurs, 28 May 20):

(l) Berthing: The Construction Director made reservations at St. Joseph’s Inn from Wed, 27 May to Wed, 10 Jun 20.

(2) Family: Good Shepherd Chapel has selected Jonathan and Heather Marler and their three children, Sierra, Jerry and James, to receive our 2020 home, which will be located at 205 Jones Road, Whitley City, KY 43653. Jonathan works as wood stacker and Heather works at Kroger’s. The existing trailer has a leaking roof and rotting floor. We will not be installing a electric tankless water heater to reduce the foundation wall height due a second 200A panel would be required but will be installing the roof edge recommended by Framing/Roofing Crew Leader Bob Corsi, that is available at Home Depot. With the recommended home site between the existing trailer and Jones Road, grading and foundation walls are expected to be similar to 2019.

  1. Trailer Repair: The trailer is currently at Predator Trailers in Papillion for replacing the axle, hub and bearing on the left rear wheel. Additional repairs include repacking the bearings on the other 3 wheels, checking the brakes and disconnect battery and welding two cracks in the right fender.
  2. Install Flooring: Currently requesting an estimate from the local flooring subcontractor to do all the laminate flooring and the flooring in the bedrooms for a comparison with the Crew doing the laminate flooring, as done in 2019.
  3. Crew Shirts: We are down to only 1 XL shirt. Secretary plans to order 12 shirts from JoDon’s (2016 cost: $20) in the following sizes: XL: 3; L: 6; M: 3.
  4. Harry Wallace’s Condition: Harry had his cancerous thyroid removed on 28 Jun 19, with a 5 to 10 day recovery time.
  1. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 8 Aug 19, at 9803 21 st Circle.

George Ziska  Jr.

Secretary

Oct 202019
 

12 September 2019

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

  1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 4 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board did exist.
  2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards

Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Ron Strawn

George Cawl

Kathi Narlock

  1. The minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2019, were approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith was not present to provide a status.
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
    1. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: One attendee brought cans.
    2. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: Finance Director Ron Strawn previously indicated by email that Papillion Pizza Ranch would supply only 10 of the 30 store certificates needed for the raffle, which the Board accepted by an email vote on 1 Sep 19. Ron bought 20 store certificates and presented a bill for $225.54, which the Secretary will get to the Treasurer. Ron also made reservations for the night of the dinner/drawing on 21 Nov 19, at the Pizza Ranch. Donna Vogt provided only 184 of300 raffle tickets needed, and will provide the remainder next week. The Secretary distributed 168 raffle tickets to those present.
    3. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA: Collection in Jan 2020.
    4. Base Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Set for the weekend of 8-9 Feb 20.
    5. Bowl-a-thon: Set for March 2020.
    6. 2020 Financial Plan: To date, 1.9% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
    7. Other Ideas: None.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
    3. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
    4. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: On 10 Sep 19, the Secretary requested that CCD Coordinator Peggy Hoffman put the Pancake Breakfast with the Confirmation students on the Chapel schedule for Sun, 16 Feb 2020, in the Capehart Chapel Upper Annex.
    6. 2020 Deployment (with work staffing on Thurs, 28 May 2020): The Construction Director will start working on floor plan for Marler Family home before the next meeting.
    7. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: Marcel and Debbe Moreau will pick up trash on the south part on Friday, 13 Sep 19, and George Cawl and George Ziska will do the north part on Saturday, 14 Sep 19.
    8. Board Election: The Secretary reminded those present of the Board Election to be held on 12 Dec 19, for the 2020-2021 term.
  5. New Business: None.
  6. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 10 Oct 19, at 9803 S. 21 st

George Ziska, Jr.

Secretary

Oct 202019
 

8 August 2019

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

  1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 4 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board did exist.
  2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards

Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Ron Strawn

George Cawl

  1. The minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2019, were approved.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith was not present to provide a status; however, in a text read after the meeting, Janelle provided the following balances: Great Western Checking Account: $7,237.63; Fidelity Money Market Account: $70,701.46.
  3. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
    1. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
    2. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: This year’s raffle ticket format was approved by the Board. Finance Director Ron Strawn will check with the Papillion Pizza Ranch whether last year’s arrangement with Pizza Ranch providing half the store certificates and the Crew buying half the store certificates is still in effect.
    3. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA: Collection in Jan 2020.
    4. Base Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: Vice-President Marcel Moreau contacted Catholic Community Coordinator Bridget Huggins who indicated that the Crew will have an offering this year. Chapel Accountant Mary Burden indicated that the offering will be on the weekend of 8-9 Feb 20.
    5. Bowl-a-thon: Set for March 2020.
    6. The following 2020 Financial Plan was approved by the Board: Dinner Rame: $1,200; Church ofthe Nativity: $60,000; Base Chapel: $1,500; Bowl-a-thon: $5,000; Donations & Misc.: $2,300, for a total of$70,OOO.
    7. Other Ideas: None.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of Membership Roster. No changes noted.
    2. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
    3. Crew Website ( http://vvvvw.accrew.org ): Webmaster Kathi Narlock placed some 2019 Deployment photos on the website.
    4. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
    5. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Pancake Breakfast with the Confirmation students is tentatively set for sun, 16 Feb 2020.
    6. 2019 Deployment: The final breakdown of costs on the Kates home, as of 8 Aug 19, provided by Good Shepherd Treasurer Kay Morrow, totals $59,458.90, for which the Crew paid $59,732.33 on 12 Jun 19 or an over-payment of $273.43.
    7. 2020 Deployment (with work starting on Thurs, 28 May 2020): The existing Marler Family trailer has a septic tank system which can be used for the new home.
    8. Trailer Repair: The Construction Director picked up the Crew Trailer at Predator Trailers on 18 Jul 19 and the total repair bill was $803.36.
    9. Install Laminate Flooring in 2020: Subcontractor Danny Troxall provided the following cost on the flooring: Vinyl planking in the front half and bathrooms and carpeting in the bedrooms would cost $2,470. Laminate flooring in the front and bathrooms and carpeting in the bedrooms would cost $2,260. With the Crew installing laminate flooring in the front half and bedrooms in 2019, the material cost only was $2,571.60 at Lumber King, so the Crew can not compete with Danny’s prices and will let him do all the flooring in 2020. Danny also indicated that installing vinyl planking in the entire house would cost $3,190.
    10. Crew Shirts: The Secretary picked up 12 shirts from JoDon’s on 29 Jul 19, at a total cost of $256.80, which is the same price, as in 2016, of $20 per shirt plus sales tax.
  5. New Business:
    1. Adopt-A-Road: Tentatively scheduled picking up trash on 29 Street for 9 AM, Sat, 14 Sep 19.
    2. Board Election: The Secretary reminded those present of the Board Election to be held on 12 Dec 19.
    3. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Sep 19, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska Jr.

Secretary