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.