Dec 062020

Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting
13 August 2020
1. The Meeting was opened by President Vicki Edwards at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle, Bellevue NE. With 5 of 5
directors present, a quorum of the Board existed.
2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
George Cawl
Marcel Moreau

George Ziska, Jr.

Janelle Smith

Ron Strawn
3. The minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2020, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of31 July 2020: Great Western
Checking Account: $87,252.05; Fidelity Money Market: $56,278.21.
5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Dinner Raffle, Oct-Nov 20: No new developments.
C. Church of the Nativity Offering: Jan 21
D. Bowl-a-thon: Mar 21
E. 2021 Financial Plan: Progress to date, on $80,000 fundraising goal is near zero.
F. Other Ideas: None.
6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob reports much virus anxiety among the VA volunteers and some resistance to
some of the coronavirus measures.
C. Crew Website ( ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: No new developments.
F. 2020 Deployment (with work delayed to starting Thurs, 17 Sep 2020): The Good Shepherd Church of Cincinnati
completed the subfloor on 13-16 Jul 20. The current berthing plan includes using 24 beds in the Inn with 4 camper beds
at the peak number of the volunteers on Turnover Tues night, 22 Sep 20. The following changes were noted on the on-site
volunteer list: Mark Sawyer (VA), Bob Gousy (VA) and Bob Colella (VA) are off the Finish Crew; Dave Loesch is on
the Finish Crew; Steve Mu11en (VA) is on the Siding Crew and Mark Biwer is off the Siding Crew. With all these
changes the on-site Crew now stands at 28 volunteers. The Construction Director made reservations for 2 rooms at the
Baymont Inn in Evansville, IN, as mid-point stopover, on Tues, 15 Sep 20. The Family/Crew Dinner will not be held to
avoid one possible time for virus transmission.
G. Coronavirus Actions: The Construction Director purchased 12 10-oz bottles of hand sanitizer for use on the
H. KY Coronavirus Restrictions/Rules: Remains that groups of 50 are allowed KY.
I. 2021 Deployment (Works starts on Thurs, 3 Jun 21): We have learned that 2 of the 4 children of the Stephens
Family are actually a niece and nephew from families who lost custody of the children due to drugs. Kay Morrow
reported that a new septic system will be required. The Construction Director made reservations with St. Joe’s Inn
Landlord Jim Barney on 6 Aug 20, for 2-16 Jun 21, with back-up reservations for 1-15 Sep 21.
J. 2020 Donor List: The list was reviewed for second time for spelling and omissions and no changes were noted.
7. New Business:
A. COVID-I 9 Plan: The plan was reviewed and approved by the Board. The Construction Director will send the
plan to each on-site volunteer.
B. Daily Sanitizing of St. Joe’s Inn Bathrooms: Thru Kay Morrow, the Crew has hired the Inn cleaning woman to
daily sanitize the 3 bathrooms at cost of $11 per hour.
C. Catholic Mass: Thru Kay Morrow, Father Jay from Somerset will say Mass at St. Joe’s at 7 PM on Sat, 19 and 26
Sep 20. The Construction Director has offered to pay a $50 stipend per Mass to Father.
D. VA Trailer: With Pat Colton’s large trailer not available for hauling household gifts and tools from VA, the
Construction Director has offered to pay for an approximate $700 trailer rental fee.
E. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: A tentative time of 9 AM, Sat, 10 Oct 20, was selected.
8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7 :48 PM. The next Meeting (if needed) was set for 7: 00 PM, Thursday, 10 Sep
20, at 9803 S. 21 st Circle.