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 ( ): 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.