Summary of the Vestry Meeting on December 16, 2014

Summary of the Vestry Meeting on December 16, 2014
By Phyllis Hiers
Posted January 11, 2015

The vestry’s general information webpage, including agendas, budget statements and minutes since January 2012, is available here. The information packet distributed for this meeting is available here.

Phyllis Hiers

Directed the junior warden to investigate possible solutions to the sound system deficiencies.

Outreach Committee reported: 150 scarves knitted by Stitchers of Love distributed on December 6 to the children Lunch Bunch serves; small toys to be given with lunch on December 20.

Passed a motion to distribute budgeted outreach funds of $500 each to Habitat for Humanity, The Haven, Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia, and LAMP.

Heard that roof repair is complete and new heating / air system almost completed.

Alarms to be used regularly on all buildings, a protective security procedure, required by most insurance companies.

Heard that loan on Gabard Education Building is paid off using the bequest of the Gabard Estate and some operating funds. The operating funds will be reimbursed by outstanding pledges and interest savings from paid-off loan.

Gabard Estate endowment funds of $56,000 to be invested with interest marked for choral music use.

Discussed buying a church van.

2015 proposed budget accepted with funds for an associate priest.

Calendar:

– – January 11 Annual Meeting after the 10 a.m. service to elect 4 new vestry members from a slate of 11.

– – January 12-18 Fr. Johnson attends Trinity in Pittsburg for a continuing ed course.

– – May 23-25 Parish retreat at Honey Creek.

– – June 15-22 Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic; Fr. Johnson joining team.