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:
George Ziska, Jr.
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.