Aug 052018
 

We did it again!! The Strunk Family, Jonathan, Angela and children Ethan & Emily moved into their home on Friday June 16, 2018.

This year the home was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with a larger kitchen. 30 volunteers helped complete this deployment.

Food: 2, Frame & Roof: 9, Siding : 9, Support: 6 and Finish: 8.          Attached are photos of the deployment. IMG_0247 IMG_0248 IMG_0253 IMG_0244a IMG_0246a IMG_0260a IMG_0269a IMG_0278a IMG_0284a IMG_0287a IMG_0292a IMG_0296a IMG_0297a IMG_0300a IMG_0302a IMG_0303a IMG_0303b IMG_0304a IMG_0316a IMG_0318a IMG_0320a IMG_0321a IMG_0322a IMG_0330a IMG_0335a IMG_0338a IMG_0340a IMG_0346a IMG_0349 IMG_0357a IMG_0367a IMG_0370a IMG_0343 IMG_0347

May 282018
 

Ready or not here we come. Tomorrow is travel day for many. Stay safe everyone. The Nebraska crew will be leaving early in the morning and stopping half way. The Cooks van is mostly packed. The coolers will be packed early in the morning and we are all meeting at 6:30 and will be on the road.

We expect to be at St. Josephs Inn around noon-1pm on Wednesday 30 May 18. We are bring provisions for Wednesday night dinner with us. We hope the grill will be there and ready for Marcel to be the grill master. George says work starts Thursday 31 May 18.

We will see you all on Wednesday!!

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 ( 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. 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.
Secretary

May 282018
 

8 March 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 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

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status to the Secretary, as of 28 Feb 18: Great Western Checking Account: $34,966.50; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,410.09.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.

B. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, 6-7 Jun 18: Bob Corsi reported on 24 Feb 18, that the collection was now at $57,000, to be sent to the Crew.

C. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: The Offering amounted to $2,120.75 compared to $1,583.10 in 2017.

D. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 3 Mar 18: The Secretary reported that the collection of pledges from 17 bowlers is in progress. As of the end of the meeting, total pledges collected were $3,228.00. Still looking to receive the scores from 2 KS bowlers.

E 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 12.5% of the $66,000 fundraising goal. The Amazonsmile 4th Quarter 2017 donation of $24, represents total sales of $4,800.

F. Offutt Air Show, Sat, 11 Aug 18: A total of 8 volunteers of the 10 needed signed up to work this event.

G. Other Ideas:
(1) Commemorative Crew T-Shirts: Vice-President Marcel Moreau has developed T-shirts with a Crew logo on the front and photos of many Crew members within the outline of a house on the back. With an order of 20+ shirts from Big Frog, each shirt would cost $13 for men’s and women’s sizes, small to extra large, in various colors. Those present thought $20 would be reasonable price for each shirt. Marcel will be working to get shirt orders for delivery during this year’s upcoming deployment.
(2) Papillion Pizza Ranch: Finance Director Ron Strawn is setting up a meeting with the new Manager. Ron will mention that the previous manager gave us forty $10 certificates for last fall’s raffle.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were 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):

E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Crew/Confirmation Class breakfast netted $525.06 ($715.00 – $189.94). Two breakfast attendees seemed interested in volunteering for the upcoming deployment but were not in attendance at our meeting. Approximately 150 people attended the breakfast. The Secretary sent a thank you letter to the Confirmation Class.

F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): The Construction Director indicated that the current onsite crew list remains at 33 people. The NE Carpool Plan has 4 vehicles. Food Crew Leader Vicki Edwards is again planning a cookout for the first evening meal on Wed, 30 May 18. The Family/Crew Dinner will be Tues, 5 Jun 18. Finish Crew Leader Jerry Leonard wants to install laminate flooring with a cork backing in this year’s home kitchen. At a cost of $2.89 per SF, a material cost of $750 was estimated, with the labor cost of the flooring subcontractor saved. The Construction Director requested Harry Wallace on 23 Feb 18, to have the Strunk Family select a color/pattern for the flooring from the internet link provided.

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 Secretary emailed the Treasurer of the receipt of the Fidelity Money Market tax return document.

7. New Business:
A. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: Tentative time of 9 AM, Sat, 28 Apr 18, was selected for the activity.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Apr 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Mar 172018
 

Thank-you to all the Bowlers!! UPDATED TOTAL: The total is now $4804
Will Saucier
Barb Saucier
Aurther Saucie
Sharon Strawn
Marcel & Debbe Moreau
Kathi Narlock
Mark White
Ben White
Thad Laski
Joe Laski
Brittany Laski
Brittani Laski
Michael Laski
George Cawl
Vicki Edwards
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Mar 172018
 

8 February 2018
Subject: Minutes of Board Meeting

1. The Meeting was opened by Vice-President Marcel Moreau at 7:00 PM, at 9803 S. 21st Circle, Bellevue NE. With the late arrival of 1 Director, 5 of 5 directors were present and a quorum of the Board did exist.

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
Marcel Moreau
George Ziska, Jr.
Janelle Smith
Ron Strawn
George Cawl

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2018, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status, as of 31 Jan 18: Great Western Checking Account: $31,703.72; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,391.12.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:
A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: No new developments.
B. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA, 6-7 Jun 18: Bob Corsi reported on 31 Jan 18, that the collection was now at $54,000.
C. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: The Secretary reported that the Crew’s Annual Report to Donors was disapproved as a bulletin insert, apparently due to the back page which identified the costs of needed materials. The offering was in the bulletin and pulpit announcements on Sun, 4 Feb 18 and Vice-President Marcel Moreau noted that the new collection envelopes indicated that the offering on 11 Feb 18, is for the Crew.
D. Bowl-a-thon, 1:30 PM, Sat, 3 Mar 18: The Secretary reported that 17 bowlers have signed up and were given pledge sheets.
E 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 8.3% of the $66,000 fundraising goal.
F. Other Ideas: Vice-President Marcel Moreau indicated that all the 2018 cause slots have been filled for the local craft fair group fundraiser. Marcel will consider applying again next year.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob submitted a list of 20 volunteers over the normal list of 15 volunteers with no alternates noted. Based on last year, Bob thought the Siding Crew needed more help, although the Construction Director did not agree with this opinion. Bob suggested that we dedicate the 2018 home to recently deceased Chris Colton and Patti Bradshaw, both relatives of VA volunteers. Vice-President Marcel Moreau voiced reservations that the Strunk Family should not be aware of this dedication and will draft an email for the Secretary to forwarded to Bob.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): Corey has identified Roger Soderberg, as a new CO volunteer and he will be assigned to the Support Crew.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: Seven Crew members have volunteered to help with the breakfast on 18 Feb 18 and were requested to wear Crew shirts and hats. The Secretary and the Finance Director will make a supply run to the Commissary at 8 AM, Sat, 17 Feb 18.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): The Construction Director indicated that the current onsite crew list now includes 33 names. Berthing during the Tues, 5 June transition from the building to finish crews will required some to be in sleeping bags for one night.

7. New Business:
A. Good Shepherd Mission Outreach Thank You: The Secretary circulated a flyer that thanked the Mission’s 2017 Benefactors, including the Crew.
B. St. Joe’s Inn Shower Heads: Since the Inn Landlord indicated that he replaced existing shower heads, the Crew will no longer bring new shower heads.
C. 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.
D. Crew Shirt Inventory: With 13 shirts in stock (3 M, 5 L and 5 XL), the Secretary is not planning to order more shirts this year for the 4 new volunteers.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:450 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 8 Mar 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Jan 232018
 

9 November 2017
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
Ron Strawn
Mark White
George Cawl

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2017, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 31 Oct 17: Great Western Checking Account: $29,102.72; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,337.10.

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): Finance Director Ron Strawn indicated that the expiration date on Pizza Ranch certificates has been changed to 31 Dec 18, and that he actually received $400 in certificates. Ron will ask Pizza Ranch Manager Rob Hogg before next week’s drawing whether we can actually give away $400 in certificates. If so, we will draw for 2 additional 3rd prizes. Ticket distribution has reached 288. With the ticket stubs and money turned in at the meeting, total sales are now at 201, with $1,005 raised. Sellers were urged to get any outstanding ticket stub and money to the Secretary before the 16 Nov 17 drawing. Ron reserved a room for the dinner following the drawing.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA: Offering in Jan 18.
D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: If the Chapel bulletin resumes, the Secretary will work on bulletin insert for the week prior to the offering.
E. Bowl-a-thon: To be scheduled in Mar 18, at Leopard Lanes.
F. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 4.6 % of the $66,000 fundraising goal. Another unexpected automatic bank deposit from Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of $697.41, was received in Nov 17. This deposit was apparently from 2016 CFC Distribution.
G. Other Ideas: Ron will ask Manager Rob Hogg to explain the details of busing tables at the Papillion Pizza Ranch, as a fundraiser, before next week’s raffle drawing.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes noted.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob indicates that a priest from the Church of Nativity could visit next June’s deployment. The exact schedule for this visit has not been determined yet but the priest would be present for the house blessing. The priest would be berthed with other volunteers at St. Joe’s Inn.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): Vice-President Marcel Moreau indicated that Corey and his family
have returned from South Korea.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Secretary will be working with Confirmation Teacher Jim Walker on the joint Crew/Confirmation Class Breakfast in the Capehart Chapel Annex on Sun, 18 Feb 18.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): Harry Wallace’s crew completed the house foundation on 21 Oct 17. The Construction Director sent the house plans, material lists and subcontractor work descriptions to Harry Wallace on 24 Oct 17. The list of cabinets and other materials from Lowe’s in Somerset, KY, was faxed on 24 Oct 17. Siding Crew Leader Marcel Moreau has received Art Rupinen’s siding book. According to President Vicki Edwards, Assistant Cook Kathi Narlock will donate the microwave and the cost of the rental of the food van for next year’s home but will request reimbursement of the van gas costs.
G. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: The Slate for the upcoming board election for new terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19, is: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith; Finance Director: Ron Strawn.

7. New Business: None.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:32 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 14 Dec 17, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Jan 232018
 

14 December 2017
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.
Janelle Smith
George Cawl
Kathi Narlock
Rick Narlock

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2017, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 30 Nov 17: Great Western Checking Account: $31,325.57; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,352.04.

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): Total ticket sales was 247, with a total of $1,235 raised, which is in between ticket sales in 2015 of 261
and 222 tickets in 2016. 12 people attended the drawing/dinner at the Papillion Pizza Ranch on 16 Nov 17. Manager Rob Hogg Drew
allowed us to award $400 in store certificates and he drew the following winners: 1st Place-$150: Gus Gustafson; 2nd Place-$100: Jay
Edwards; 3rd Places-$50: Laura Bowden; Lori Holloway; Kathy Hurt. The Secretary sent a thank you letter to Manager Rob Hogg.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA: Per Bob Corsi, the offering is set for 6-7 Jan 18.
D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: If the Chapel bulletin resumes, the Secretary will work on bulletin
insert for the week prior to the offering.
E. Bowl-a-thon: Those in attending prefer to do the Bowl-a-thon on Sat, 3 Mar 18, at 1:30 PM, at Leopard Lanes.
F. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 7.1% of the $66,000 fundraising goal. The Secretary sent out many emails with an Amazonsmile
flyer to promote this fundraiser.
G. Other Ideas: Those in attendance were lukewarm, at best, to bussing tables at the Papillion Pizza Ranch, due to anticipated low
return on this fundraiser. Vice-President Marcel Moreau will submit an application to a local craft fair group that gives donations
to a nonprofit organizations that attend their craft sales and explain their cause. Marcel was provided with our annual report to
donors and our IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter for the application to the craft fair group. Marcel indicated that if our
application is accepted, a craft fair in Jun, Jul or Aug 18, would be available to for the Crew to attend.

6. Old Business:
A. Update of Membership Roster: No changes were noted and Board members present were provide a copy of the roster.
B. VA Connection (Bob Corsi): Bob Corsi has requested more info on the 2018 Strunk Family from Harry Wallace and Kay Morrow of the Good
Shepherd Chapel for his talk to the Church of Nativity in Jan 18.
C. Crew Website ( http://www.accrew.org ): No new developments.
D. Colorado (CO) Connection (Corey Cinabro): No new developments.
E. Volunteer Recruitment in Bellevue: The Secretary sent more info to Confirmation Teacher Jim Walker on the joint Crew/Confirmation
Class Breakfast in the Capehart Chapel Annex on Sun, 18 Feb 18. Six Crew members volunteered to help with the breakfast. We will be
working from 7 AM to 12:30 PM.
F. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): With the holiday season in full swing, no new developments were reported.
G. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: With quorum of the active general membership present, the following Board members were reelected for
terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19: President: Vicki Edwards; Vice-President: Marcel Moreau; Secretary and Construction
Director: George Ziska, Jr.; Treasurer: Janelle Smith; Finance Director: Ron Strawn.

7. New Business:
A. Annual Report to Donors: The Secretary’s draft was reviewed and approved with one correction. The UPS Store will be requested to
make 75 copies of the report.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 11 Jan 18, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Nov 142017
 

14 September 2017

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

2. Attendance at the Meeting included:
Vicki Edwards
George Ziska, Jr.
Ron Strawn
George Cawl

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2017, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith was not present to provide a report.

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): Ron will requested $300 in certificates from the Pizza Ranch. Donna Vogt printed 300 tickets and 144 tickets were distributed at the meeting. On 7 Sep 17, the Secretary provided an electronic document requested by Pizza Ranch on the raffle and the Crew’s mission. Ron will inquire at Pizza Ranch on the rules for nonprofit groups to bus tables for a donation.
C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA: Offering in Jan 18.
D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: The Secretary will work on bulletin insert for the week prior to the offering.
E. Bowl-a-thon: To be scheduled in Mar 18, at Leopard Lanes.
F. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 0.3% of the $66,000 fundraising goal.
G. 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: Future plans include a joint Crew/Confirmation Class Breakfast at Capehart Chapel on Sun, 18 Feb 18.
F. 2017 Deployment (1-12 Jun 17): Harry Wallace reported that the new footing for the Yancey front wall foundation repair (which the Crew previously sent $1,200 to complete) has been delayed by rain but may be done this week. The Board approved an additional $3,000 request from Harry to pour a 10-inch wide concrete wall on top of the new footing and next to the front foundation wall.
G. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): Harry Wallace reported that the Jonathan and Angela Strunk Family has been selected for the 2018 home. The Strunks’ have two children, Ethan is 13 and Emily is 12. Jonathan works for the Lumber King Truss Department. Harry requested a $20,000 advance payment for the Strunk home, so septic system, footings and foundation can be done this fall.
H. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: The Secretary reminded the Board of the upcoming board election for new terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19.
I. Adopt-A-Road on 25th Street: Secretary reminded those present that trash pick up will start at 9 AM, Sat, 30 Sep 17.
J. St. Joe’s Inn Help: Landlord Jim Barney reported that the repair of the St. Joe’s Inn roof will be done on 15 Sep 17.

7. New Business:
A. Painting Home Exterior: George Ziska and George Cawl are helping paint the exterior of Jerry Jarrett’s home in Millard for a donation to the Crew.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 12 Oct17, at 9803 S. 21st Circle.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary

Nov 142017
 

12 October 2017

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
Ron Strawn
Mark White
Kathi Narlock
John Jarrett

3. The minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2017, were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Janelle Smith provided the following status as of 30 Sep 17: Great Western Checking Account: $27,722.37; Fidelity Money Market Account: $24,321.91.

5. Finance Director’s Report: The following items were discussed:

A. Al Cans for 2 X 4’s: Turn-in on 26 Sep 17: 26 lb X $0.35/lb = $9.10.

B. Dinner Raffle (Oct-Nov): Finance Director Ron Strawn has received the $300 in certificates from the Pizza Ranch but noted that the expiration date is 31 Dec 17, and he will try to get this expiration date extended. During the meeting, ticket distribution increased from 144 to 248. Two sellers reported ticket sales totaling 50. The article on the raffle and the Crew’s mission appeared in the 11 Oct 17 edition of Bellevue Leader and in the Papillion Times.

C. Church of Nativity, Burke, VA: Offering in Jan 18.

D. Offutt Catholic Chapel Designated Offering, Sun, 11 Feb 18: If the Chapel bulletin resumes, the Secretary will work on bulletin insert for the week prior to the offering.

E. Bowl-a-thon: To be scheduled in Mar 18, at Leopard Lanes.

F. 2018 Financial Plan: We have now reached 3.0 % of the $66,000 fundraising goal. An unexpected automatic bank deposit from Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of $651.13, was noted in Sep 17. This deposit was apparently from 2016 CFC Distribution.

G. Other Ideas: Ron will get the details of bussing tables at Papillion Pizza Ranch, as a fundraiser.

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: Future plans include a joint Crew/Confirmation Class Breakfast in the Capehart Chapel Annex on Sun, 18 Feb 18.

F. 2017 Deployment (1-12 Jun 17): Harry Wallace reported that the new footing and concrete block wall for the Yancey front wall foundation repair was completed on 3 Oct 17, which the Crew previously paid a total of $4,200 to complete.

G. 2018 Deployment (Work starts on 31 May 18): With the Crew‘s $20,000 advance payment received, Harry Wallace’s crew completed the septic field and the footings on 6 Oct 17. Marcel Moreau agreed to be Siding Crew Leader. Kathi Narlock has located a white microwave for $50. The Board agreed to pay for the rental cost of the food and equipment van for the next deployment.

H. Board Election, 14 Dec 17: The Secretary reminded the Board of the upcoming board election for new terms running from 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 19. All the current five Board members agreed to run for re-election.

I. Painting Home Exterior: George Ziska and George Cawl helped paint the exterior of Jerry Jarrett’s home in Millard for a payment to the Crew and expended a total of 70 man hours from 22 Aug to 27 Sep 17. John Jarrett graciously provided a $1,000 check for this work and using 8 sets of 5 X 7 scaffolding.

7. New Business:

A. Trailer Expenses: The Construction Director was reimbursed $25.20 for the annual vehicle registration and$12.85 for the semi-annual insurance premium on the Crew‘s trailer.

8. The Crew Meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM and the next Meeting was set for 7:00 PM, Thursday, 9 Nov 17, at 9803S. 21st Circle. Raffle ticket sellers were reminded to bring their ticket stubs and money to the next meeting.

George Ziska, Jr.
Secretary