Nov 182018
 

9 August 2018
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 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
Mark White

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 30 Jul 18: Great Western Checking Account: $7,150.62; Fidelity Money Market Account: $64,561.71.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Offutt Air Show, Sat, 11 Aug 18: We now have 11 volunteers signed up with 10 driving working golf carts and 1 working at the Kid Zone or where needed on Sat, 11 Aug 18. Six (6) parking passes were handed out. The volunteers without military ID’s need to obtain a temporary passes when entering the base. Show time at the Entry Gate No. 1 (near Base Ops) is 0730 for all volunteers. After signing in at the Show Gate and obtaining a wrist band, golf cart drivers will proceed to Show Control to obtain a temporary FAA badges and then pick up the carts and go to the viewing tent area for more instructions. The Crew assignment is to carry Wings of the Heartland (WOTH) and Wing Commander Distinguished Visitors (DV) people to and from the Field House parking lot to the tent viewing area. We will be wearing our Crew shirts and hats. It is important that volunteers sign in and out of the Show Gate at the end of the day.
C. Papillion Pizza Ranch, Aug-Nov 18: A total of 232 tickets were distributed to those present. The Secretary will provide an article for the Bellevue Leader and to Pizza Ranch Manager Jeff Barker with photos.
D. The following 2019 Financial Plan for building a 3-BR home was approved:
(1) Air Show: $1,000
(2) Dinner Raffle: $1,400
(3) Church of the Nativity: $60.000
(4) Bowl-a-thon: $5,000
(5) Donations & Misc.: $2,600
$70,000
E. Other Ideas: Received no more info on painting the exterior of a home for George Jarrett’s nurse’s sister.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: Board members received a copy of the latest roster.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): Webmaster Kathi Narlock inputted photos from the 2018 Deployment on the website.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Crew plans to have a pancake breakfast with the Confirmation students on Sun, 17 Feb 18 in the Capehart Chapel Annex.
F. 2019 Deployment (Work started on 30 May 19): Finish Crew Leader Jerry Leonard indicated that 21 cartons of the available Lumber King waterproof laminate flooring would be required to do the front half of the 2019 house with the MBR Bath. The Construction Director put this flooring quantity on the material list.

7. New Business:
A. Adopt-A-Road Agreement: The Board approved extending the trash pick up on 25th Street to 30 June 2022.
B. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: Tentatively agreed to do the trash pick up at 9 AM, Sat, 15 Sep 18.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:49 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 Sep 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.
George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Nov 182018
 

12 July 2018
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 3 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board did exist.

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
Marcel Moreau
George Ziska, Jr.
George Cawl
Kathi Narlock

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 10 May 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the Secretary with the following status, as of 30 Jun 18: Great Western Checking Account: $47,319.73; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,521.78. The Treasurer will be transferring $40,000 from the checking account to money market account, so we can earn more interest.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Kathi Narlock indicated that she is losing one source for Al cans. It time for others to step up and support this fundraiser.
B. Commemorative T-Shirts: A total of 32 shirts have been sold with a net profit of $197.66 (=$640.00 – $442.34). After the meeting, Vice-President Marcel Moreau reported that one shirt remains to be sold.
C 2018 Financial Plan: A total of $74,475 or 112.8% of the $66,000 fundraising goal was raised. A total of $14,576 or 22.1% of the fundraising goal was raised locally in Bellevue.
D. Offutt Air Show, Sat, 11 Aug 18: We now have 11 volunteers to work golf cart support on Sat, 11Aug 18. When the Secretary finally found the MSgt Stephanie Best, the Air Show P.O.C., no food booths were available so the Crew was assigned driving golf carts. Volunteer parking will be between the Thrift Store and SAC Chapel and passes will be issued by MSgt Best. The names of four of our volunteers without military ID’s need to be submitted to MSgt Best on Base Access Entry Authority Access List (EAL). We will be wearing Crew shirts and hats and those present were asked to take these items to volunteers without them. As before, no cut-off’s, short shorts or open toe shoes will be allowed. One share of the profits equals 10 volunteers working 10 hours. The share will be paid in about 3 weeks after the Air Show by 55th Services Squadron (Heidi Snyder). It is important for all volunteers sign in and out of HR Central, in order to get credit for working. The Secretary attended an Air Show meeting on 3 Jul 18, and provided our volunteer list. The next meeting on 9 Aug 18 is for the National Concession Company and the food booth volunteers and so the Crew need not attend but the Secretary may attend to see what happening.
E. Papillion Pizza Ranch, Oct-Nov 18: Finance Director Ron Strawn confirmed by email that the Pizza Ranch will provide $400 in store certificates. All the following ticket items were set including: (1) the donation amount of $5.00, the prizes of $150-1st, $100-2nd, $50-3rd thru 5th; and the drawing time of Thurs, 15 Nov 18 at 6 PM at the Pizza Ranch. The Secretary will ask Donna Vogt to print 300 tickets. The Secretary will work on an article for the Bellevue Leader. Ron also indicated that Manager Jeff Barker would like stories and photos of our home building project.

5. Finance Director’s Report (Cont.):
F. No Offutt Chapel Designated Offering in 2019: Per the Catholic Community Coordinator Bridget Huggins on 17 Jun 18, the Chapel is invoking a rule that charities can not receive a designated offering two years in a row. So for the first time, the Crew will not receive a Catholic Chapel offering this year.
G. Proposed 2019 Financial Plan (for revised 3-BR home, as built in 2018):
(1) Air Show: $1,000
(2) Dinner Raffle: $1,400
(3) Church of the Nativity: $60.000
(4) Bowl-a-thon: $5,000
(5) Donations & Misc.: $2,600
$70,000
The above plan will be discussed further and voted on at the next meeting.
H. Other Ideas: George Jarrett indicated that his nurse’s sister would like the exterior of her home painted for adonation. The Construction Director will try to visit the site before the next meeting and see if this work is feasible. Three volunteers expressed interest in working this project.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were noted. In coordination with Bob Corsi, the VA Connection P.O.C., the Secretary completed a major update and reduction of the roster.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob has placed over 800 photos of the 2018 Deployment at https://appalachia2018.shutter fly.com .
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): Webmaster Kathi Narlock took the Construction Director‘s camera disk for review of 165 2018 Deployment photos for entering some on the website.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): The Secretary mailed left behind clothing and shoes to the two CO volunteers.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Crew plans to have a pancake breakfast with the Confirmation students on Sun, 17 Feb 18 in the Capehart Chapel Annex.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work started on 31 May 18): The Strunk Family moved into their home on Fri, 16 Jun 18. The Construction Director indicated that the total cost of 2018 Deployment was $73,712.11 compared to our fundraising goal of $66,000. A review of the costs indicated that one major cause of the increase in the costs was in the Lumber King Package of $25,000 which was over 20% greater than for the 4-BR home in 2017. The Construction Director pointed this out to Good Shepherd Treasurer Kay Morrow at the time of the settlement but no substantiating statement could be provided from Lumber King. The Construction Director indicated that, in the future, the Lumber King Package needs to be substantiated with written statement. Carpool gas costs were up by almost $500, when compare to last year due to
higher gas prices and adding a FL driver. Vice-President Marcel Moreau suggested we buy two magnetic carts for picking up stray nails on the project site. Some 2018 Lessons Learned include: (1) Take more care installing the door framing to ensure the right header is used. Apparently, 4 Bath window headers were made instead of the required 2 and the excess 2 header frames were installed for the Bath doors and were 2-inches too narrow. (2) Try to keep the window frames as square as possible. (3) Keep the Project Leader aware of any special requests by the owner. (4) Microware vent is better on the front side (exiting horizontally) rather than out the top of the front (exiting vertically). Finish Crew Leader is planning to install waterproof laminate flooring from Lumber King at $2 per SF for the front half of the house and the MBR Bath. This increased flooring work will require some coordination with the other finish work.

7. New Business:
A. 2019 Deployment: Work will start on Thurs, 30 May 19. Berthing reservations were made at St. Joe’s Inn for Wed, 29 May to Wed, 12 Jun 19. Harry Wallace has couple of families in mind for 2019.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 8:04 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 Aug 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.
George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Aug 052018
 

10 May 2018
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
Kathi Narlock

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the Secretary with the following status, as of 30 Apr 18: Great Western Checking Account: $98,808.83; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,461.83.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 13 Apr 18: 48 lb X $0.45/lb = $21.60.
B. Commemorative T-Shirts: Vice-President Marcel Moreau reported a total of 35 shirt orders to date. The Secretary reimbursed Marcel with 2 checks totaling $442.34 for shirt orders from Big Frog. Marcel provided $300 in shirt revenue, which the Secretary will deposit on 11 May 18.
E. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 111.8% of the $66,000 fundraising goal. The Crew received an additional $305.00 for the Bowl-a-thon from the Offutt Protestant Wednesday Night Bible Study group which brings the Bowl-a-thon total to $4,804. A total of $13,949 or 21.1% of the fundraising goal has been raised locally in Bellevue.
F. Offutt Air Show, Sat, 11 Aug 18: A total number of volunteers increased to 7 of the 10 needed for this event. The Secretary requested help in finding information about the upcoming Air Show meeting.
G. Papillion Pizza Ranch, Oct-Nov 18: The ticket price of $5.00, the list of prizes and drawing date of 15 Nov 18, were provided for consideration at the next meeting.
H. Other Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob is trying to set the visit of the VA priest for 5-6 Jun 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: No new developments.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): The Construction Director indicated that the current onsite crew list remains at 32 people. The Owner approved installing the same laminated flooring used in the Kitchen in the MBR Bath. Harry reported that the completion of the floor joists and subfloor and the temporary electrical and water services, as of 30 Apr 18. With some changes in the volunteers on the Siding Crew, Crew Leader Marcel Moreau was requested to verify that all needed saws used last year would again be available this year. The NE Carpool will now leave from Capehart Chapel on Tues, 29 May 18, at 6:30 PM.
G. 2017 IRS Forms: The Treasurer provided a copy to the Secretary of the IRS Form 990-EZ which was sent on 26 Apr 18.

7. New Business:
A. Review of Donor List: Vice-President Marcel Moreau reviewed the list for omissions and spelling.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:27 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Jul 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

May 282018
 

12 April 2018

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 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
Mark White
Kathi Narlock

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following, as of 31 Mar 18: Great Western Checking Account: $40,035.03; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,434.75.

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 Nativity, Burke, VA, 6-7 Jun 18: Secretary received and deposited $59,872.20 on 2 Apr 18. This amount is the 2nd highest donation received from the Church of the Nativity.

C. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 3 Mar 18: The Secretary reported that the final total for the pledges is $4,499, which is 2nd highest amount for this event and represents about one-third of all the money raised in Bellevue toward this year‘s fundraising goal. The Secretary sent out 47 thank you letters which include info on signing up for Amazonsmile.

D. Commemorative T-Shirts: Vice-President Marcel Moreau reported 21 shirt orders to date. Crew Member Mark Biwer will carry a sample shirt back for the VA volunteers’ meeting on 2 May 18.

E. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 111.3% of the $66,000 fundraising goal. The Crew received a 4th Quarter CFC 2016 donation of $834.47 in Mar 18. A total of $13,597 or 20.6% of the fundraising goal was raised locally in Bellevue.

F. Offutt Air Show, Sat, 11 Aug 18: A total number of volunteers is now down to 6 of the 10 needed for this event.

G. Papillion Pizza Ranch, Oct-Nov 18: Finance Director Ron Strawn contacted the new Manager Jeff Barker on the Crew‘s raffle of Pizza Ranch certificates. Ron indicated that we would be receiving forty $10 certificates for this fall’s raffle.

H. Other Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided her new home address.

B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob indicated that Siding Crew Member John Ostrowski will not be able to make the deployment.

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. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): The Construction Director indicated that the current onsite crew list is now at 32 people. The NE Carpool Plan has 4 vehicles with 2 people per vehicle. Food Crew Leader Vicki Edwards received a $1,500 check for purchasing food. Finish Crew Leader Jerry Leonard was unable to locate in VA the Armstrong A6417 Farmhouse Plank Natural flooring, at a cost of $2.89 per SF, as advertised on the internet from a GA company, which also charges an additional $150 for shipping. The Strunk Family approved a similar type of laminate flooring for the Kitchen called NuCore Cheyenne Plank flooring, which costs slightly less the original flooring proposed. Jerry will purchase the flooring in VA and bring to the deployment.

G. 2017 IRS Forms: The Treasurer was provided the IRS Form 990-EZ and the list of major contributors by the Secretary. The Form 990-EZ is due on 15 May 18. The Treasurer received the annual Fidelity Money Market report for tax return and plans to complete the tax return by the next meeting.

H. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: Four volunteers have signed up to pick up trash starting at 9 AM, Sat, 28 Apr 18, from the Capehart Chapel.

7. New Business: None.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:27 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 10 May 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

May 282018
 

8 March 2018

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

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status to the Secretary, as of 28 Feb 18: Great Western Checking Account: $34,966.50; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,410.09.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.

B. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, 6-7 Jun 18: Bob Corsi reported on 24 Feb 18, that the collection was now at $57,000, to be sent to the Crew.

C. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: The Offering amounted to $2,120.75 compared to $1,583.10 in 2017.

D. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 3 Mar 18: The Secretary reported that the collection of pledges from 17 bowlers is in progress. As of the end of the meeting, total pledges collected were $3,228.00. Still looking to receive the scores from 2 KS bowlers.

E 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 12.5% of the $66,000 fundraising goal. The Amazonsmile 4th Quarter 2017 donation of $24, represents total sales of $4,800.

F. Offutt Air Show, Sat, 11 Aug 18: A total of 8 volunteers of the 10 needed signed up to work this event.

G. Other Ideas:
(1) Commemorative Crew T-Shirts: Vice-President Marcel Moreau has developed T-shirts with a Crew logo on the front and photos of many Crew members within the outline of a house on the back. With an order of 20+ shirts from Big Frog, each shirt would cost $13 for men’s and women’s sizes, small to extra large, in various colors. Those present thought $20 would be reasonable price for each shirt. Marcel will be working to get shirt orders for delivery during this year’s upcoming deployment.
(2) Papillion Pizza Ranch: Finance Director Ron Strawn is setting up a meeting with the new Manager. Ron will mention that the previous manager gave us forty $10 certificates for last fall’s raffle.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were 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):

E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Crew/Confirmation Class breakfast netted $525.06 ($715.00 – $189.94). Two breakfast attendees seemed interested in volunteering for the upcoming deployment but were not in attendance at our meeting. Approximately 150 people attended the breakfast. The Secretary sent a thank you letter to the Confirmation Class.

F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): The Construction Director indicated that the current onsite crew list remains at 33 people. The NE Carpool Plan has 4 vehicles. Food Crew Leader Vicki Edwards is again planning a cookout for the first evening meal on Wed, 30 May 18. The Family/Crew Dinner will be Tues, 5 Jun 18. Finish Crew Leader Jerry Leonard wants to install laminate flooring with a cork backing in this year’s home kitchen. At a cost of $2.89 per SF, a material cost of $750 was estimated, with the labor cost of the flooring subcontractor saved. The Construction Director requested Harry Wallace on 23 Feb 18, to have the Strunk Family select a color/pattern for the flooring from the internet link provided.

G. 2017 IRS Forms: The Treasurer was provided the IRS Form 990-EZ and the list of major contributors by the Secretary. The Form 990-EZ is due on 15 May 18. The Secretary emailed the Treasurer of the receipt of the Fidelity Money Market tax return document.

7. New Business:
A. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: Tentative time of 9 AM, Sat, 28 Apr 18, was selected for the activity.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Apr 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Mar 172018
 

8 February 2018
Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

1. The Meeting was opened by Vice-President Marcel Moreau at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With the late arrival of 1 Director, 5 of 5 directors were present and 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 of the meeting held on 11 January 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 31 Jan 18: Great Western Checking Account: $31,703.72; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,391.12.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, 6-7 Jun 18: Bob Corsi reported on 31 Jan 18, that the collection was now at $54,000.
C. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: The Secretary reported that the Crew’s Annual Report to Donors was disapproved as a bulletin insert, apparently due to the back page which identified the costs of needed materials. The offering was in the bulletin and pulpit announcements on Sun, 4 Feb 18 and Vice-President Marcel Moreau noted that the new collection envelopes indicated that the offering on 11 Feb 18, is for the Crew.
D. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 3 Mar 18: The Secretary reported that 17 bowlers have signed up and were given pledge sheets.
E 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 8.3% of the $66,000 fundraising goal.
F. Other Ideas: Vice-President Marcel Moreau indicated that all the 2018 cause slots have been filled for the local craft fair group fundraiser. Marcel will consider applying again next year.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob submitted a list of 20 volunteers over the normal list of 15 volunteers with no alternates noted. Based on last year, Bob thought the Siding Crew needed more help, although the Construction Director did not agree with this opinion. Bob suggested that we dedicate the 2018 home to recently deceased Chris Colton and Patti Bradshaw, both relatives of VA volunteers. Vice-President Marcel Moreau voiced reservations that the Strunk Family should not be aware of this dedication and will draft an email for the Secretary to forwarded to Bob.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): Corey has identified Roger Soderberg, as a new CO volunteer and he will be assigned to the Support Crew.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: Seven Crew members have volunteered to help with the breakfast on 18 Feb 18 and were requested to wear Crew shirts and hats. The Secretary and the Finance Director will make a supply run to the Commissary at 8 AM, Sat, 17 Feb 18.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): The Construction Director indicated that the current onsite crew list now includes 33 names. Berthing during the Tues, 5 June transition from the building to finish crews will required some to be in sleeping bags for one night.

7. New Business:
A. Good Shepherd Mission Outreach Thank You: The Secretary circulated a flyer that thanked the Mission’s 2017 Benefactors, including the Crew.
B. St. Joe’s Inn Shower Heads: Since the Inn Landlord indicated that he replaced existing shower heads, the Crew will no longer bring new shower heads.
C. 2017 IRS Forms: The Treasurer was provided the IRS Form 990-EZ and the list of major contributors by the Secretary. The Form 990-EZ is due on 15 May 18.
D. Crew Shirt Inventory: With 13 shirts in stock (3 M, 5 L and 5 XL), the Secretary is not planning to order more shirts this year for the 4 new volunteers.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:450 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 8 Mar 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Jan 232018
 

9 November 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 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
Mark White
George Cawl

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2017, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 31 Oct 17: Great Western Checking Account: $29,102.72; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,337.10.

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): Finance Director Ron Strawn indicated that the expiration date on Pizza Ranch certificates has been changed to 31 Dec 18, and that he actually received $400 in certificates. Ron will ask Pizza Ranch Manager Rob Hogg before next week’s drawing whether we can actually give away $400 in certificates. If so, we will draw for 2 additional 3rd prizes. Ticket distribution has reached 288. With the ticket stubs and money turned in at the meeting, total sales are now at 201, with $1,005 raised. Sellers were urged to get any outstanding ticket stub and money to the Secretary before the 16 Nov 17 drawing. Ron reserved a room for the dinner following the drawing.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA: Offering in 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: To be scheduled in Mar 18, at Leopard Lanes.
F. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 4.6 % of the $66,000 fundraising goal. Another unexpected automatic bank deposit from Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of $697.41, was received in Nov 17. This deposit was apparently from 2016 CFC Distribution.
G. Other Ideas: Ron will ask Manager Rob Hogg to explain the details of busing tables at the Papillion Pizza Ranch, as a fundraiser, before next week’s raffle drawing.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob indicates that a priest from the Church of Nativity could visit next June’s deployment. The exact schedule for this visit has not been determined yet but the priest would be present for the house blessing. The priest would be berthed with other volunteers at St. Joe’s Inn.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): Vice-President Marcel Moreau indicated that Corey and his family
have returned from South Korea.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Secretary will be working with Confirmation Teacher Jim Walker on the joint Crew/Confirmation Class Breakfast in the Capehart Chapel Annex on Sun, 18 Feb 18.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): Harry Wallace’s crew completed the house foundation on 21 Oct 17. The Construction Director sent the house plans, material lists and subcontractor work descriptions to Harry Wallace on 24 Oct 17. The list of cabinets and other materials from Lowe’s in Somerset, KY, was faxed on 24 Oct 17. Siding Crew Leader Marcel Moreau has received Art Rupinen’s siding book. According to President Vicki Edwards, Assistant Cook Kathi Narlock will donate the microwave and the cost of the rental of the food van for next year’s home but will request reimbursement of the van gas costs.
G. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: The Slate for the upcoming board election for new terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19, is: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith; Finance Director: Ron Strawn.

7. New Business: None.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:32 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 14 Dec 17, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Jan 232018
 

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:
Vicki Edwards
Marcel Moreau
George Ziska, Jr.
Janelle Smith
George Cawl
Kathi Narlock
Rick Narlock

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.
Secretary

Aug 182017
 

10 December 2015
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 3 of 4
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

3. The minutes of the meetings held on 12 November 2015, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided that following status to the Secretary: Great Western
Checking Account: $25,786.74; Fidelity Money Market: $44, 211.78; Progress on 2016 Fundraising Goal of $55,000:
3.4%.

5. Finance Director’s Report: With the Finance Director position vacate, the Secretary discussed the following:
A. Cans for 2 X 4’s: One attendee brought cans.
B. Papillion Pizza Ranch Raffle: A total of 261 tickets were sold for a revenue of $1,305, which is the 3rd highest
raffle total. Fifteen attendees were at the drawing on 19 Nov 15, at Pizza Ranch. The Secretary sent a thank you letter
to the Pizza Ranch manager.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA Designated Offering, Jan 2016: Bob Corsi indicated that the offering will be held
on the weekend of 9-10 Jan 16.
D. Bowl-a-thon, Mar 2016: Possible proposed dates for this event were 5, 12 and 19 Mar 16. Ron Strawn will ask
Sharon to make reservations at Leopard Lanes. Pledge sheets are planned to be distributed at the next meeting.
E. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Jan 2016: No new developments.
F. 2016 Financial Plan: To date, 3.4% of the $55,000 goal has been raised.
G. Offutt Air Show, 30-31 Jul 16: Per an Omaha World-Herald article this week, the Thunderbirds will perform.
The preference of those present is to work on Sat, 30 Jul 16.
H. Other Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No updates made.
B. Combined Federal Campaign: No new developments.
C. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob indicated that a family is donating 5% of their estate or $76,000 for the
Appalachian home building project at the Church of the Nativity which will be transferred to the Crew. Bob proposed
that we build a 2nd home, which will be discussed later in the meeting.
D. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
E. Colorado (CO) Connection (Gary Piper): No new developments.
F. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The pancake breakfast with the Confirmation students at Capehart Chapel
will be held from 7 AM to 12:30 PM, Sun, 14 Feb 16. Six (6) Crew members have volunteered to work this event.
Confirmation students will be requested to provide baked goods.
G. 2016 Deployment (work starts on 2 Jun 16): Harry Wallace, our Good Shepherd Chapel point-of-contact,
indicated that the Barry and Mary Moore Family has been selected for the 2016 home. The Moore Family have 3
children: Jacob, 7; Peyton, 3 and Noah, 1. The Moore Family is currently living in trailer and will buy the adjacent lot
for the new home.
H. Annual Letter to Donors: The Secretary provided a draft of this annual letter for review and will have the UPS
Store print 75 copies.

7. New Business:
A. Build 2nd Home in June 2016 with anticipated $76K Estate Gift from VA: At the begin of the discussion, Vice-
President Marcel Moreau proposed that instead of building a 2nd home, that the offering at Church of the Nativity not be
held this year. The Construction Director did not think Bob Corsi would agree to this proposal. The following areas
were covered for building a 2nd home in June 2016:
(1) Financial:
(a) With $76K estate gift known, Bob needs to indicate that ACC is building 2nd Home at VA Offering on 9-10 Jan
16.
(b) $76K gift and VA offering need arrive on separate checks and significantly before deployment. (No legal
estate tie-ups.)
(c) Bob needs to provide the name of family estate for our tax return.
(d) $100K limit in revenue will be exceeded, requiring going to the longer IRS Form 990 (rather than the 990-EZ)
(e) Even with building the 2nd Home, the surplus will still grow.
(f) Good Shepherd Chapel needs to maintain separate account for each home.
(g) Advance payment to Harry for material ordering will at least double.
(2) Crew Volunteers:
(a) Some increases in crew sizes may be needed but we did two homes in 2007, with 28 total volunteers.
(b) Building Crew will need to stay until at least the end of 2nd week (11 Jun).
(c) Supplementing Crew with local KY volunteers would help, particularly with the 2nd Home finishing in the 3rd
week.
(3) Floor Plans: Develop 2 separate plans based on home orientation and family desires.
(4) Bill of Materials: Develop to 2 separate lists for Bellevue materials, Lumber King and Lowe’s in Somerset.
(5) Berthing at St. Joe‘s:
(a) Could exceed the 30-bed limit of St. Joe’s Inn with sleeping bags at times.
(b) Extend reservation from Wed, 15 Jun to Wed, 22 Jun for 2nd Home Finish Crew.
(6) Food:
(a) Extend Food Crew to the end of the 2nd week (11 Jun).
(b) Extend menu plan to 11 Jun.
(c) May need to increase budget.
(d) Still do one dinner with both families and Crew on the night of Tues, 7 Jun.
(7) Building Schedules and Site Locations:
(a) Two home sites need to be in same general area for easy personnel transfers.
(b) Harry and his crew need two build two foundation/floors by June 2016.
(c) ACC frames and encloses 1st Home for Monday Rough-in inspection on 6 Jun.
(d) ACC finishes 1st Home while 2nd Home is framed and enclosed for Monday Rough-in inspection on 13 Jun.
(e) Plumbing, electrical and HVAC subcontractors need to meet both Monday Rough-in inspections dates.
(f) 2nd Finish Crew volunteers show up on Tues, 14 Jun to finish 2nd Home thru 22 Jun with local KY volunteers.

7. New Business (Cont.):
A. Build 2nd Home in June 2016 with anticipated $76K Estate Gift from VA (Cont): Based on the above
discussion,
the Construction Director will discuss building a 2nd home further with Bob Corsi.
B. Board Election for Terms from 1 Jan 16 to 31 Dec 17: With 6 active members present, a quorum of the general
membership existed. The following Crew members were elected: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel
Moreau; Secretary and Construction Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith; Finance Director: Ron
Strawn.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:46 PM and the next Board Meeting was set for 7 PM, Thursday, 14 Jan 16, at
9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Aug 182017
 

12 November 2015
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 4
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
Kris Woods

3. The minutes of the meetings held on 13 October 2015, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided that following status to the Secretary: Great Western
Checking Account: $23,210.76; Fidelity Money Market: $44, 211.42; Progress on 2016 Fundraising Goal of $55,000 is
less than 1%.

5. Finance Director’s Report: With the Finance Director position vacate, the Secretary discussed the following:
A. Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Papillion Pizza Ranch Raffle: Ticket distribution now stands at 250 of the 292 tickets printed. The Secretary
sold 13 tickets at the Harlan No Frills from 10 AM to 2 PM, on Sat, 24 Oct 15, and received $249.87, in public donations.
The article on the raffle was in the 21 Oct edition of the Bellevue Leader. 134 tickets stubs and $670 were turned in at
the meeting. Ron Strawn will make reservations for a dozen Crew members for the drawing and dinner at Pizza Ranch at
6 PM, on Thurs, 19 Oct 15. With tickets still outstanding, sales are projected to exceed 200.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA Designated Offering, Jan 2016: No new developments.
D. Bowl-a-thon, Mar 2016: No new developments.
E. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Jan 2016: No new developments.
F. Other Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No updates made.
B. Combined Federal Campaign: The 3rd automatic quarterly bank deposit of $1,074.17 was received on 2 Nov 15.
C. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
D. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
E. Colorado (CO) Connection (Gary Piper): No new developments.
F. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The pancake breakfast with the Confirmation students at Capehart Chapel
will be held from 7 AM to 12:30 PM, Sun, 14 Feb 16. Five (5) Crew members volunteered to work this event.
G. 2015 Deployment (work starts on 5 Jun 15): Still await the final family selection from Harry Wallace, our Good
Shepherd Chapel point-of-contact.
H. Finance Director Vacancy: We are still looking for a volunteer for this Board position.

7. New Business:
A. Annual Letter to Donors: The Secretary will prepare a draft of this annual letter, by the next meeting, for review.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:18 PM. The next meeting was set for 7 PM, Thurs, 10 Dec 15, at 9803 S. 21st
Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary