Minutes for January 11, 2018 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 1:58 PM with Prayer by President Polowy.
Absent: Buchanan, Cline, Grase, Johnson, Johnston and Schlewitt
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz.
Minutes from the December 14, 2017 were reviewed and accepted as printed M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Newsletter’s for November from All Saints 2) Thank you letters from LCLC for Novembers grant & the Challenge Grant doe the Quilt & Pie Auction 3) Deanotes articles 4) A notice for class action on Advanced Micro Devices, in our Federated Clover Account 5) Newsletters from SSCDC and 7) a thank you letter from St. John Amherst for the $100 donation in the name of Fred Krauss.
Financial Reports: Financial Reports for December 2017 were approved as printed by Ron Peters, M/S/C
Organic Youth: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski – St. John’s Lancaster has been handling the payroll for Organic Youth up to the present time. They will be using a payroll service beginning in 2018. Re-branding should be done by Sept. 2018. Youth will be touring and leaning about the current prison system in Feb. Holding “Spring Day” in June at St. Paul’s Eggertsville. Holding a training session in March for youth and adults in March to address the opioid problem
LCLC: Lee Lindeman – Sr. High Retreat was held the week-end on Jan. 5th, theme was “Being Present in the Presence of God”. Kurt is handling a program called “LCLC on the Go” in Rochester the week-end of Jan. 12th. The Winter Retreat for youth will be held in March. The Program Director (Nick) has worked out very well, well enough that LCLC ended up with a profit of 2K rather than an expected loss. Lee thanked St. Jo0hn’s for their support. Lee also noted that the Retreat Center is mostly “booked” for the year 2018.
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) Reported by Rev. Paul Mertzlufft – All currently going smooth and expect to break ground in the spring for the new addition. It was noted that all were pleased to hear that the Lutheran Awards Dinner will be held back at Greenfields on April 20, 2018.
Ragtime – Pastor Gary Steeves – No Report
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters - Next meeting is January 18th Budget was approved at the December meeting. Bottom line is that the organization is healthy.
Old Business – None
New Business –
Pastor Menz installed the Officers for 2018: President – Judy Polowy, Vice President – Gail Dietz, Treasurer – John Crawford, Financial Secretary – William Dannebrock and Recording Secretary – Ron Peters
Motion needed to use the $50, not taken form the Challenge Grant for the LCLC Auction and pay an outstanding bill for a summer camper at LCLC. M/S/C
(4) $1,000 Scholarships will be given in 2018 using the following sources: a) $2,000 already received in 2017 from the Lutheran Awards Dinner Patrons for the 2018 scholarships b) $400 from excess scholarship funds allotted for 2018 c) $1,500 of the $1,542 not used in 2017 and d) a private donation of $100, received at the Jan. 11th meeting. There were (4) applications and thus all agreed to fund them all since we had the funds available, but it will NOT be a precedent. The current agreement is (2) Scholarships per year.
Good of the Order – Updated roster was made available. The following changes were noted: 1) Phil Buchanan represents Crossroads Lutheran Church; 2) George Roeser represents St. Paul’s Williamsville and his e-mail is georgeroeser @ hotmail.com and Sue Swanson-Wittek’s phone Number is 992-3814 and her e-mail is email@example.com
Adjournment: Closed with the Lords Prayer Traditional Version @ 2:37 PM
Next meetings are:
Executive Board – Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Amherst Lutheran Church
Regular Board – Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Crossroads Lutheran Church