14 February 2019
Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting
l. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 4 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board did exist.
2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
George Ziska, Jr.
3. The minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2019, were approved.
4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 31 Jan 19: Great Western Checking Account: $3,794.79; Fidelity Money Market Account: $65,186.62.
5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA, 5-6 Jan 19: Bob Corsi reports that $54,000 has been collected to date and he expects to reach $65,000.
C. Bowl-a-thon, 1 PM, Sat, 9 Mar 19 Leopard Lanes: Seventeen bowlers are on the list with 10 bowling at Leopard Lanes and 7 bowlers phoning in scores.
D. Offutt Air Show, 1-3 Jun 19: Finance Director Ron Strawn is working on a list volunteers. P.O.C. Heidi Snyder indicated that a volunteer meeting has not been scheduled yet.
E. 2019 Financial Plan: To date, 6.4% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
F. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: No new developments on getting other stores providing raffle prizes.
G. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering: In the Secretary’s conversation with Catholic Community
Coordinator Bridget Huggins, she indicated that the Crew identified a need or dependency with our email request for a designated offering which is bad in the view of the Chapel.
H. Other Ideas: None.
6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob provided a tentative list of VA volunteers and indicated that Father Vacarro from the Church of the Nativity was tentatively planning to visit the jobsite on 4-5 Jun 19. Bob also indicated that he wants a heart defibrillator at the jobsite at a cost of $1,200 to $1,500. With concerns about whether volunteers with known heart problems being on the jobsite and liability issues about qualified operators, those present discussed Bob’s request. The
Board’s opinion was that a need could exist and that it would be better to rent rather than buy an automatic external
defibrillator (AED) since it would be needed for only 2 weeks and there would no concerns about machine maintenance or battery replacement, in addition, when renting the AED, you would always be getting the latest technology. An AED rental cost of $69 per month was found online. Whether renting or buying the AED, Bob should take the cost from his Church’s offering. The Secretary will email the Board’s opinion to Bob.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): Corey indicated that 2018 Volunteer Roger Soderberg can not make the 2019 Deployment. Corey submitted Dennis Jones’ name for the 2019 crew waiting list.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: A notice for the breakfast has appeared the Chapel bulletin on 20 and 27 Jan and 3 and 10 Feb 19. We will be working with 14 Confirmation students from 9 AM to 1 PM on Sun, 17 Feb 19, and wearing our Crew shirts and hats.
F. 2019 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 30 May 19): Harry Wallace reported on 16 Jan 19, that the Kates home septic system has been completed. Due to the non-availability of “Mellowood” kitchen cabinets, the Construction
Director allowed Lowes of Somerset to substitute “Chadwood” cabinets instead. The tentative berthing plan and NE Carpool Plan have been set. The tentative onsite Crew volunteer list now has 31 volunteers. Treasurer Janelle Smith provided Head Cook Vicki Edwards with a check for $1,500 for advance deployment food money.
G. 2018 Tax Return: The Secretary provided the Treasurer with IRS Form 990 Schedule B, which may apply to our tax return.
7. New Business:
A. Adopt-A-Road: Picking up trash on 25th Street was tentatively scheduled for 9 AM, Sat, 13 Apr 19.
B. 2019-2020 Nonprofit Corporation Biennial Report: On 12 Jan 19. the Secretary submitted this report to the NE Secretary of State online at cost of $23.00, which was reimbursed by the Treasurer.
C. Good Shepherd Request for 2nd Advance Payment on the Kates Home: In an email on 17 Jan 19, Harry Wallace requested the 2n advance payment of $20,000. Treasurer Janelle Smith wrote the check which the Secretary will get in the mail tomorrow.
8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 14 Mar 19, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle.
George Ziska, Jr.