Jul 252019

9 May 2019

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 4 of 5 directors present, a quorum of the Board did exist.

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:

Vicki Edwards
Marcel Moreau
George Ziska, Jr.
Ron Strawn
George Cawl
Mark White

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 11 April 2019, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the Secretary with the following status, as of 30 Apr 19: Great Western Checking Account: $72,520.50; Fidelity Money Market Account: $45,441.85.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 15 Apr 19: 45 lb X &0.25 = $11.25.
B. Church of the Nativity, Burke, VA, 5-6 Jan 19: Received and deposited a check for $64,769.61 (a new record) on 16 Apr 19.
C. 2019 Financial Plan: To date, 107.1% of our $70,000 goal has been raised.
D. Raffle, Oct-Nov 19: The Secretary visited Outback Restaurant in Bellevue on 25 Apr 19, and new Proprietor Chris Liston indicated that he would be able to provide some store certificates but he would get back to us in the Aug-Sep 19 timeframe. Finance Director Ron Strawn reported that the Pizza Ranch Manager has changed again and is now Samantha Oxley who wants evidence of the 2019 deal we received with Pizza Ranch providing half and the Crew buying other half of the store certificates.
E. Other Ideas: None.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): No new developments.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.
F. 2019 Deployment (Work starts on Thurs, 30 May 19): Harry Wallace reported that the subfloor on for the Kates home was completed, as of 1 May 19. Framing/Roofing Crew Leader Bob Corsi suggests reducing the height of future foundation walls for cost and safety reasons by installing a tankless water heater on the main floor so the 5’-4” floor to ceiling clearance be not need for a conventional hot water heater in the crawl space and that the crawl space storage height be limited to 4 feet. The Construction Director found a electric tankless water heater, EcoSmart ECO 27 online and available at ACE Hardware for $559.59 in Bellevue and Oneida, TN. The unit is suppose to save up to 50 percent in water heating costs but Harry does not like the tankless water heater due to the high cost of operation. The Construction Director sees a 4-foot high storage space as nearly useless and sees no need to pave a floor in the crawl space. The Construction Director will be discuss these proposals for reducing the height of the foundation walls further with Harry and also discuss the feasibility of installing the tankless water heater with the subcontractor plumber and electrician in the UT room, during our upcoming deployment. The number of onsite volunteers remains at 32. The Construction Director reserved 2 rooms at the Baymont Inn in Evansville, IN, for the mid-point stopover on 28 May 19. The trailer will be loaded at 8 AM, Sat, 25 May 19. The actual route to KY will be dependent on the current road conditions due to the spring flooding. The Construction Director and the Finish Crew Leader discussed the timing of completing the laminate flooring in the front half and the two Baths of Kates Home further and agreed that the Kitchen flooring will be completed early, as in years past, and remaining front half and MBR Bath flooring will be completed near the end of the work.
G. 2018 Tax Return: The Treasurer mailed the return on 26 Apr 19.
H. Donor List: No changes were needed to the list.

7. New Business:
A. Siding Book: Per his request, a copy was provided to VA Siding Crew Member Steve Mullen.
B. Trailer Insurance: The Secretary was reimbursed $12.18 for the 6-month insurance premium on the trailer.
C. Ascension Thursday: Per Good Shepherd Treasurer Kay Morrow, Father Jay has moved this Catholic Holy Day celebration from Thursday, 30 May 19 (our first workday) to Sun, 2 Jun 19.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 11 Jul 19, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.