Minutes for June 14, 2018 St. Johns Lutheran Home for Children Board of Trustees Meeting Resurrection Lutheran Church Buffalo, NY
Mission Statement: Our mission is to perpetuate the historical ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Home for Children to area children and youth.
Vision Statement: We exist to review and evaluate selected children and youth ministries within the 4th Judicial Department of New York, providing financial assistance to approved programs from the income generated through the wise and prudent investment of our assets.
Regular Board Meeting Called to order at 12:35 PM with Prayer by President Polowy.
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz_.
Minutes from the April 12, 2018 were reviewed and accepted as printed. M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters – 1) Newsletter from All saints Lutheran for May 2) Thank you letter from LCLC for April & May’s Grants 3) Notice from the IRS approving the Tax year 2017 extension to November 15, 2018 4) Proposal from Fidelity for consolidation all funds into one fund.
Financial Reports – Ron Peters: Financial Reports for May 2018 were approved as printed. M/S/C
Brochure Committee: George Roesser, Megan Marrano or Terry Gensler – Working on Benefactors, current and past history and how St. John’s functions.
Membership: Sue Swanson-Wittek – Working to get an updated church list form the NFC.
Ragtime – Pastor Gary Steeves – No Report
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters –Next meeting June 21st, 2018
Old Business –The Executive Board and Finance Committee’s will schedule a meeting with Fidelity for a teleconference meeting in the near future, with the purpose to meet with selected Fund representatives to investigate the single fund alternative.
New Business –
There has been some concern expressed by some the St. John’s Board members as to the possibility that St. John’s losing some gifts that were specified in the “Foundation for the Future” findings. Since all records are lost, a suggestion was made to put an article in the “Deanotes” requesting that since the records were lost when the “Foundations” Computer was stolen; individuals who intended St. John’s to receive a monetary gift in their wills, through an gift with in an IRA or some other means to Contact St. John’s so that we can properly thank them for specifying St. John’s and to be sure the wording is correct so that the gift goes where that expect it to. Refer to the 1st draft handed out. The suggestion was made to publish in the Deanotes and send to area churches to be included in newsletters. Members were asked to review, suggest changes for vote in September.
Re-elected Lamar Todd re-nominated by Good Shephard, Tonawanda and John Mosher & Sharon Patterson re-nominated by Zion Lutheran all for another 4 year term.
Approved a $100 memorial to St. John’s Williamsville in memory of John Crawford. M/S/C
Treasurer Positon open, Judy asked for a volunteer to serve as treasurer. Ron explained the requirements.
Awards Dinner resulted in a profit for St. John’s of $2,528.95.
The board approved the 2017 IRS 990. Ron will advise Fox to proceed with filing. M/S/C
Good of the Order –
Adjournment: Closed with the Lords Prayer Traditional Version @ 1:15 PM
St. John’s Picnic – Tuesday, July 10th at 3:00 at the Thomas home, 24 Millwood, Tonawanda
Next meetings are:
Executive Board – Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Amherst Lutheran Church
Regular Board – Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Crossroads Lutheran Church