14 December 2017
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 4 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board did exist.
2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
George Ziska, Jr.
3. The minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2017, were approved.
4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 30 Nov 17: Great Western Checking Account: $31,325.57; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,352.04.
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): Total ticket sales was 247, with a total of $1,235 raised, which is in between ticket sales in 2015 of 261
and 222 tickets in 2016. 12 people attended the drawing/dinner at the Papillion Pizza Ranch on 16 Nov 17. Manager Rob Hogg Drew
allowed us to award $400 in store certificates and he drew the following winners: 1st Place-$150: Gus Gustafson; 2nd Place-$100: Jay
Edwards; 3rd Places-$50: Laura Bowden; Lori Holloway; Kathy Hurt. The Secretary sent a thank you letter to Manager Rob Hogg.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA: Per Bob Corsi, the offering is set for 6-7 Jan 18.
D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: If the Chapel bulletin resumes, the Secretary will work on bulletin
insert for the week prior to the offering.
E. Bowl-a-thon: Those in attending prefer to do the Bowl-a-thon on Sat, 3 Mar 18, at 1:30 PM, at Leopard Lanes.
F. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 7.1% of the $66,000 fundraising goal. The Secretary sent out many emails with an Amazonsmile
flyer to promote this fundraiser.
G. Other Ideas: Those in attendance were lukewarm, at best, to bussing tables at the Papillion Pizza Ranch, due to anticipated low
return on this fundraiser. Vice-President Marcel Moreau will submit an application to a local craft fair group that gives donations
to a nonprofit organizations that attend their craft sales and explain their cause. Marcel was provided with our annual report to
donors and our IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter for the application to the craft fair group. Marcel indicated that if our
application is accepted, a craft fair in Jun, Jul or Aug 18, would be available to for the Crew to attend.
6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were noted and Board members present were provide a copy of the roster.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob Corsi has requested more info on the 2018 Strunk Family from Harry Wallace and Kay Morrow of the Good
Shepherd Chapel for his talk to the Church of Nativity in Jan 18.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Secretary sent more info to Confirmation Teacher Jim Walker on the joint Crew/Confirmation
Class Breakfast in the Capehart Chapel Annex on Sun, 18 Feb 18. Six Crew members volunteered to help with the breakfast. We will be
working from 7 AM to 12:30 PM.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): With the holiday season in full swing, no new developments were reported.
G. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: With quorum of the active general membership present, the following Board members were reelected for
terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction
Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith; Finance Director: Ron Strawn.
7. New Business:
A. Annual Report to Donors: The Secretary’s draft was reviewed and approved with one correction. The UPS Store will be requested to
make 75 copies of the report.
8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 11 Jan 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.
George Ziska, Jr.