Minutes for March 12, 2020 St. Johns Lutheran Home for Children Board of Trustees Meeting Crossroads Lutheran Church Snyder, 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 2:00 PM with Prayer by President Patterson.
Reg. Board Present: Dietz, Dannebrock, Freed, Gensler, K & T Mansfield, Menz, Mertzlufft, Paschka, Patterson, Peters, Roeser, Stroczkowski and Todd
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz
Minutes from the February 13, 2020 were reviewed and accepted as Printed M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Newsletter from All Saints for February & March, 2Thank you letters from LCLC for January’s & February’s Grants, 3) Thank you note from SPCC for January’s grant, 4) Thank you from SSCDC for our support in 2019, 5) Thank you letter from Parkside Lutheran for our $1,000 donation for stained glass window repair in the name of Ed Kinkel, 6) Notice Courier Capital noting account name change, just moving the name to one line, 7) Thank you letter from Family Promise for our 2020 grant & A notice from the NLH Guild Newsletter thanking us for our presentation in February, 8) A letter from Dean Miller concerning the Coronavirus, 9) A letter from Greenfields advising of their Enhanced Visitation Policy & 10) a e-mail from Sue Swanson advising us of her new address.
Financial Reports – Ron Peters: Financial Reports for February were approved as printed M/S/C.
Brochure Committee – George Roeser – New brochures and donor envelopes were printed and passed out
Lutheran Youth of WNY: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski - They’re still doing the Volleyball Marathon/Food Packing event on March 27th. 19 youth attend the Middle School Retreat. The youth appreciation Dinner will be held 3/20 at the Irishman Rest. 20 Youth are attending the conference Confirmation Program.
LCLC: Lee Lindeman- No Report
Membership: Phil Buchanan – No Report
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – (Advised after the meeting) As of March 13th, the Greenfields Facility is in “Lockdown”. No visitors or worship services
Picnic - Pastor Tim Freed chairman & Toby and Kim Mansfield committee. Update – Thanks to Pastor Marlene Hayden, who donated the fee for the Pavilion at Mayor Park, N. Tona., has been reserved for Saturday, June 5th from 4:30-8:30 PM for the picnic. They are trying to hold the cost as $11.00 pp.
Public Relations – Synod Assembly: Need helpers for the “Vendor Table” – George and Ron will cover the need as much as possible. George described what the “job” requires. We will utilize a display board, pass out brochures and pens.
Ragtime – Ron Peters - Funds on hold until June 2020, as budgeted. Last report was that Resurrection was totally out of money and that the Synod/Conference was looking into the future of the church. Consensus from both is that they want the church to grow in the area.
Scholarship Committee – Ron Peters – All invitation are now out, reservations should be made ASAP since space in limited. Ask if everyone has an invitation
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters – Thank you dinner will be held on April 3rd from 6:30-8:00, Ron will be attending.
Old Business – Sunshine Committee started with Penny Paschka as the chairman. Contact her at 716-674-2958 or e-mail, to her attention, at email@example.com
New Business – None
Good of the Order – President Patterson requested an updated roster for the April meeting.
Adjournment: Close with the Lord’s Prayer Traditional Version @ 2:40 PM
Next meetings are:
Executive – Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Lunch will be provided) at Crossroads Lutheran Church.