Aug 152020

9 July 2020
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 existed.
2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
Kathi Narlock
Marcel Moreau George Ziska, Jr.
3. The minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2020, were approved.
Janelle Smith Ron Strawn
4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 30 June 2020: Great Western
Checking Account: $87,329.53; Fidelity Money Market: $56,277.73.
5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. 2020 Financial Plan: With end of the fundraising year on 30 Jun 20, a total of 126.0% of the $70,000 goal was
raised. NE fundraising contributed $13,206 or 18.9% of the goal.
C. 2021 Financial Plan: With Good Shepherd Chapel identifying a family requiring a 4-BR home, per the Crew’s
request, our financial plan was modified, as follows: Dinner Raffle: $800; Church of the Nativity: $69,000; Bowl-athon:
$6,000 and Donations & Misc.: $4,200 for a total fundraising goal of $80,000. This plan was approved by the
D. 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 ( ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): The Construction Director, Vice-President Marcel Moreau and
George Cawl set up the spring arm trailer hitch provided by Corey on Wed, 24 Jun 20. We tried all hole combinations of
the ball assembly and achieved a fairly level trailer but the pick-up still showed to be up ¾ inch in the front and down 2
inches in the back.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.
F. 2020 Deployment (with work delayed to starting Thurs, 17 Sep 2020): The following changes were noted on the
on-site volunteer list: John Ostrowki (VA) replaced Barry Basselgia (VA) on the Finish Crew and Don White (OH)
withdrew from the Support Crew. The total number of on-site volunteers now stands at 30. With coronavirus, we are
considering holding the Family/Crew Dinner outside. The current berthing plan includes using 26 beds in the Inn with 4
camper beds at the peak number of the volunteers on Turnover Tues night, 22 Sep 20.
G. Coronavirus Actions: The Construction Director has received all 150 3-ply face masks ordered. The
Construction Director discussed following aspects: (1) Daily body temperatures of the Crew are planned. (2) Food
serving surfaces and common use tool and areas will be cleaned daily. The Construction Director will be developing an
overall action plan which will be sent to each Crew volunteer.
H. KY Coronavirus Restrictions/Rules: Groups of 50 are now be allowed KY, as of Mon, 29 Jun 20.
I. 2021 Family Selection: Good Shepherd Chapel Treasurer identified Randall and April Stephens and their 3
daughters and I son for the 2021 4-BR home. The family is currently living in a 1996 trailer with 3 BR’s , one working
bathroom and one small, window A/C unit. Randall works as golf course greens keeper. The Stephens Family appears to
be deserving candidate for the 2021 home.
7. New Business:
A. 2020 Donor List: The list was reviewed for spelling and omissions.
B. Future Deployments: The Construction Director has the discussed with Bob Corsi of the Church of Nativity
about building two homes in the future to reduce our excess funds. It appears possible to build to two homes with the
finish work on the second home contracted out.
C. Concrete Pad in the Marler Home Crawl Space: Originally, Harry Wallace, our Good Shepherd Chapel POC, was
requested on 30 Sep 19, to provide a 12-ft by 20-ft pad for Crew painting and future Family storage at the crawl space
access opening, as done in the 2019 home. However, the Construction Director noted that the pad was not completed on
recent construction photos and again requested Harry to provide the pad on 14 Jun 20. On 18 Jun 20, Harry indicated
that the pad would probably not be possible due to previous rainy weather, a thick clay layer and the lack of volunteers to
hand dig out the area or if lucky maybe just a 6-ft by 10-ft pad.
8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM. The next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 Aug 20, at 9803
S. 21st Circle.
George Ziska, Jr.