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

Jul 252019
 

14 March 2019
Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

l. 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

3. The minutes ofthe meeting held on 14 February 2019, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 28 Feb 19: Great Western Checking Account: $4,166.63; Fidelity Money Market Account: $45,282.30.

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, Burke, VA, 5-6 Jan 19: Bob Corsi last reported that $54,000 had been collected and he expects to reach $65,000 by the end of March.
C. Bowl-a-thon, I PM, Sat, 9 Mar 19 Leopard Lanes: Nineteen bowlers knocked a total of 2,799 pins and $3,568 in pledges have been deposited with additional pledges of $665 collected at the meeting.
D. Offutt Air Show, 1-3 Jun 19: No notice of a volunteer meeting received yet.
E. 2019 Financial Plan: To date, 11.9% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
F. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: No new developments on getting other stores providing raffle prizes.
G. Other Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob indicated that the Church of the Nativity would be buying an automatic external defibrillator (AED) at a cost of $1,200, for use at the jobsite.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): Webmaster Kathi Narlock agreed that it would be better if the Secretary would emailed approved meeting minutes in the PDF format.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: Due to snowy weather, only about 70 people attended the pancake breakfast on Sunday, 17 Feb 19, which netted only $109.99 (=$287.00 – $177.01).
F. 2019 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 30 May 19): Construction Director passed around the tentative on-site crew list of31 volunteers.
G. 2018 Tax Return: The Secretary provided the Treasurer with the money market tax document for 2018.
H. Adopt-A-Road: Picking up trash on 29 Street was tentatively scheduled for 9 AM, Sat, 13 Apr 19.
I. Good Shepherd Request for 2nd Advance Payment on the Kates Home: Good Shepherd Chapel received the 2nd advance payment of $20,000 on 19 Feb 19.

7. New Business:
A. McCreary County, KY Livability Ranking: According 24/7 Wall Street, a financial news and opinion company, McCreary County is ranked as the 5th worst county to live in of over 3,000 U.S. counties for (1 ) a 5-year population decrease of 2.5%, (2) a bachelor degree attainment rate of only 7.6%, (3) a poverty level of 41% and (4) a life expectancy of only 72.9 years.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 1 1 Apr 19, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Jul 252019
 

11 April 2019
Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

l. 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
Mark White

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2019, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith was not present to provide a report.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: One attendee brought cans.
B. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA, 5-6 Jan 19: Bob Corsi reported in an email today that a check for about
$65,000, would be mailed next week. Bob also reported that over 80 donors gave over $200 and 4 donors gave $2,000.
C. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 9 Mar 19 Leopard Lanes: A record amount of $5,185.20 was raised and the 24-event jverage of the amount raised is now $2,271.14.
D. Offutt Air Show, 1-3 Jun 19: The Air Show was cancelled on 19 Mar 19, due to flooding.
E. 2019 Financial Plan: To date, 14.3% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
F. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: Finance Director Ron Strawn reported that the new Pizza Ranch Manager is Bill Mazzoeta but that there would not be change in their policy to charge us for half of the store certificates. The Secretary is considering going back to Outback Restaurant to ask for store certificates.
G. Other Ideas: With no Air Show and probably no Offutt Chapel Designated offering, the Secretary urged that we come up with other fundraising ideas for 2020.

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.
F. 2019 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 30 May 19): Harry Wallace reported that the concrete footings and the block foundation for the Kates home were completed, as of 1 Apr 19. Framing/Roofing Crew Leader Bob Corsi expressed his concern about the height of the foundation walls, which will be discussed further with Harry. The onstruction Director added Mike Laski (TX) to the Framing/Roofing Crew, which now makes a total of 32 onsite olunteers. Mike has extensive experience with Habitat for Humanity, went to help rebuild Haiti and has been a long time bowler and contributor to the Crew’s Annual Bowl-a-thon. Corey Cinabro (CO) has accepted the Siding Crew Leader job in 2020, due to the absence of Marcel Moreau. The Construction Director will reserve 2 rooms at the
Baymont Inn in Evansville, IN, for the mid-point stopover on 28 May 19. Due to the flooding on 1-29 in IA and MO, the Construction Director, is considering alternative routes including: (l) East thru IA on 1-80, on 1-74 in IL and IN and South on US Highways 63 and 41 to Evansville, IN or (2) taking US Highway 75 South to US Highway 36 and St. Joseph, MO. The timing of completing the laminate flooring in the front half and the two Baths of Kates Home is under discussion but the Construction Director indicated that the Kitchen flooring will be completed early, as in years past, so the cabinets can set on top of the laminate.
G. 2018 Tax Return: No new developments.
H. Adopt-A-Road: The Secretary reminded volunteers of the scheduled pick up of trash on 25th Street for 9 AM, Sat, 13 Apr 19.

7. New Business:
A. Donor List: The list, which is to be provided to the Kates Family, was reviewed for spelling and omissions.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 May 19, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle.

George Ziska Jr.
Secretary

Jul 252019
 

9 May 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. 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
Mark White

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 11 April 2019, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the Secretary with the following status, as of 30 Apr 19: Great Western Checking Account: $72,520.50; Fidelity Money Market Account: $45,441.85.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 15 Apr 19: 45 lb X &0.25 = $11.25.
B. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA, 5-6 Jan 19: Received and deposited a check for $64,769.61 (a new record) on 16 Apr 19.
C. 2019 Financial Plan: To date, 107.1% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
D. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: The Secretary visited Outback Restaurant in Bellevue on 25 Apr 19, and new Proprietor Chris Liston indicated that he would be able to provide some store certificates but he would get back to us in the Aug-Sep 19 timeframe. Finance Director Ron Strawn reported that the Pizza Ranch Manager has changed again and is now Samantha Oxley who wants evidence of the 2019 deal we received with Pizza Ranch providing half and the Crew buying other half of the store certificates.
E. Other 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.
F. 2019 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 30 May 19): Harry Wallace reported that the subfloor on for the Kates home was completed, as of 1 May 19. Framing/Roofing Crew Leader Bob Corsi suggests reducing the height of future foundation walls for cost and safety reasons by installing a tankless water heater on the main floor so the 5’-4” floor to ceiling clearance be not need for a conventional hot water heater in the crawl space and that the crawl space storage height be limited to 4 feet. The Construction Director found a electric tankless water heater, EcoSmart ECO 27 online and available at ACE Hardware for $559.59 in Bellevue and Oneida, TN. The unit is suppose to save up to 50 percent in water heating costs but Harry does not like the tankless water heater due to the high cost of operation. The Construction Director sees a 4-foot high storage space as nearly useless and sees no need to pave a floor in the crawl space. The Construction Director will be discuss these proposals for reducing the height of the foundation walls further with Harry and also discuss the feasibility of installing the tankless water heater with the subcontractor plumber and electrician in the UT room, during our upcoming deployment. The number of onsite volunteers remains at 32. The Construction Director reserved 2 rooms at the Baymont Inn in Evansville, IN, for the mid-point stopover on 28 May 19. The trailer will be loaded at 8 AM, Sat, 25 May 19. The actual route to KY will be dependent on the current road conditions due to the spring flooding. The Construction Director and the Finish Crew Leader discussed the timing of completing the laminate flooring in the front half and the two Baths of Kates Home further and agreed that the Kitchen flooring will be completed early, as in years past, and remaining front half and MBR Bath flooring will be completed near the end of the work.
G. 2018 Tax Return: The Treasurer mailed the return on 26 Apr 19.
H. Donor List: No changes were needed to the list.

7. New Business:
A. Siding Book: Per his request, a copy was provided to VA Siding Crew Member Steve Mullen.
B. Trailer Insurance: The Secretary was reimbursed $12.18 for the 6-month insurance premium on the trailer.
C. Ascension Thursday: Per Good Shepherd Treasurer Kay Morrow, Father Jay has moved this Catholic Holy Day celebration from Thursday, 30 May 19 (our first workday) to Sun, 2 Jun 19.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 11 Jul 19, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary