Minutes for November 14, 2019 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 2:04 PM with Prayer by Phil Buchanan.
Excused: Griep (honorary), Griffiths, Heckerman (Honorary), Hilary, Lindeman, Lanau, K & T Mansfield, Menz, Mosher, Paschka, Polowy, Roeser, and Swanson-Wittek
Absent: Kenline and Steeves
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz.
Minutes from the October 10, 2019 were reviewed and accepted as printed. M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Newsletters from All Saints, 2) Thank you from LCLC for October grants, 3) Fed/Clover Performance (10) yr. 7.4% & (3) yr. 8.4%
Financial Reports – Ron Peters: Financial Reports for October presented for approval, with error of $1,775 overage paid to LCLC as part of the Challenge Grant. The overage will be deducted from the November Base Grant check. LCLC is aware of the discrepancy & change in November’s check. Motion made to accept Octobers Financial report as printed M/S/C (See new Business for proposed motion)
Brochure Committee – George Roeser – No Report
Nomination Committee Recommendations: President, Sharon Patterson; Vice President, Gail Dietz; Treasurer, George Roeser; Financial Secretary, Bill Dannebrock and Recording Secretary, Ron Peters. Voting will be done in December as per by-laws
Lutheran Youth of WNY: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski – Name change is official. Lasertron was attended by 116 youth and 20 adult leaders. (2) New Leadership Group members Kayla & Carolyn. 11/22 is the Youth Bowling Party and in January 2020 Nick will start a youth cooking class/dinner church to be held at St. John’s Lancaster.
LCLC: Ron Peters – Lee out of town and Ron highlighted the recent LCLC Brochure.
Membership:Need membership Chairman – No Report
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – Rev. Paul Mertzlufft – Open House on Monday, 11/18 for the Community Day Care Center. For now only the staff will use the center, but will open to the community later.
P.R.: NLHS Guild presentation for February 20, 2020 is being handled by Ron Peters, Judy Polowy and Sharon Patterson with Nancy Morth, of the Guild. The require a 15 minute presentation and suggest that we bring cookies if we want to, otherwise the desert is being handled by the Guild that day. They will send a letter in January 2020 advising us of the requirements for the presentation.
Ragtime – Pastor Gary Steeves – No Report
Scholarship Committee & Name Tags – Judy Polowy – No Report
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters – Next Finance Meeting December 2019.
Summer Picnic – Rev. Tim Freed – They are considering Tonawanda Park, which has a pool (daily charge of $2). Possibly have a Food Truck(s) and looking at the logistics of planning the picnic. They felt it was good PR at being in a park as other people will notice the group and are considering a musical band from the Lutheran Youth of WNY.
Old Business – None
New Business – 1) A motion to fund the following from Surplus Funds for 2019 ($4,653)
Family Promise - $1,000 from Surplus
Somali Bantu - $1,000 from Surplus of $2,853
LCLC $1,775 from the campership budget, still leaving $878 surplus. M/S/C
Motion to accept the 2018 IRS 990 M/S/C
Good of the Order –
Adjournment: Close with the Lord’s Prayer Traditional Version @ __________ PM