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 ( ): 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.