Nov 142017

12 October 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
Kathi Narlock
John Jarrett

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2017, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 30 Sep 17: Great Western Checking Account: $27,722.37; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,321.91.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:

A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 26 Sep 17: 26 lb X $0.35/lb = $9.10.

B. Dinner Raffle (Oct-Nov): Finance Director Ron Strawn has received the $300 in certificates from the Pizza Ranch but noted that the expiration date is 31 Dec 17, and he will try to get this expiration date extended. During the meeting, ticket distribution increased from 144 to 248. Two sellers reported ticket sales totaling 50. The article on the raffle and the Crew’s mission appeared in the 11 Oct 17 edition of Bellevue Leader and in the Papillion Times.

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 3.0 % of the $66,000 fundraising goal. An unexpected automatic bank deposit from Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of $651.13, was noted in Sep 17. This deposit was apparently from 2016 CFC Distribution.

G. Other Ideas: Ron will get the details of bussing tables at Papillion Pizza Ranch, as a fundraiser.

6. Old Business:

A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.

B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.

C. Crew Website ( ): No new developments.

D Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.

E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: Future plans include a joint Crew/Confirmation Class Breakfast in the Capehart Chapel Annex on Sun, 18 Feb 18.

F. 2017 Deployment (1-12 Jun 17): Harry Wallace reported that the new footing and concrete block wall for the Yancey front wall foundation repair was completed on 3 Oct 17, which the Crew previously paid a total of $4,200 to complete.

G. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): With the Crew‘s $20,000 advance payment received, Harry Wallace’s crew completed the septic field and the footings on 6 Oct 17. Marcel Moreau agreed to be Siding Crew Leader. Kathi Narlock has located a white microwave for $50. The Board agreed to pay for the rental cost of the food and equipment van for the next deployment.

H. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: The Secretary reminded the Board of the upcoming board election for new terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19. All the current five Board members agreed to run for re-election.

I. Painting Home Exterior: George Ziska and George Cawl helped paint the exterior of Jerry Jarrett’s home in Millard for a payment to the Crew and expended a total of 70 man hours from 22 Aug to 27 Sep 17. John Jarrett graciously provided a $1,000 check for this work and using 8 sets of 5 X 7 scaffolding.

7. New Business:

A. Trailer Expenses: The Construction Director was reimbursed $25.20 for the annual vehicle registration and$12.85 for the semi-annual insurance premium on the Crew‘s trailer.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 Nov 17, at 9803S. 21st Circle. Raffle ticket sellers were reminded to bring their ticket stubs and money to the next meeting.

George Ziska, Jr.