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

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