Minutes for October 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: Grase, Johnson, Johnston, Lindeman, K. Mansfield, T. Mansfield, Schlewitt and Steeves,
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz.
Minutes from the April 12, 2018 were reviewed and accepted as corrected. Although she would stay as President, Judy Polowy would be happy to step aside if someone else would like the the position. M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Thank you note from SSCDC for supporting them 2) Newsletter from All saints Lutheran for October 3) Thank you from LCLC for Septembers and Quilt Auction Donations 4) E-mail sent to George Roeser notifying him of the confirmation as Treasurer 5) E-mail to Pastor Gary Steeves requesting the return of the $1,900 grant since program was not done in 2018. 6) $1,900 check received from Resurrection for Ragtime Grant not done in 2018 7) $212 check received from All Saints Lutheran Church, Hamburg undesignated funds. 8) The Letter concerning the Foundations for the Future was sent out e-mail to Deanotes and area Lutheran Congregations.
Financial Reports – Ron Peters: Financial Reports for September 2018, were approved as printed. M/S/C
Brochure Committee – George Roeser – George handed out an updated brochure for evaluation by the board.
Fund Raising Committee – Sharon Patterson/Terry Gensler/Gail Dietz – Currently the committee is keeping a low key status and at this point has no recommendations.
Organic Youth: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski – This month’s report is very similar to last months. 32 Confirmation youth attend a pizza party, (7) churches represented. Over all the program is “awesome”!
LCLC: Lee Lindeman/Kurt Schlewitt – No Report
Membership: Sue Swanson-Wittek – No report
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – Rev. Paul Mertzlufft – They now have approval to expand the NLRC, but have to break ground before 11/6/18. They are building a new facility mostly for staff and will have the following departments: Youth Day Care Center, and a gym and rooms for staff use.
Ragtime – Pastor Gary Steeves – No Report
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters –Next meeting October 18, 20158
Old Business –
Ron working with Financial Managers to transfer funds to make (3) accounts. They are Courier Capital - $343,000; Fidelity - $343,000 and Federated Clover/Merrill Lynch - $465,000 ( all figures are as of 1/3/18 and rounded to the nearest thousand)
New Business –
We need to set up the Nominating Committee – John Mosher will chair the committee along with Sue Swanson-Wittek.
A motion to roll the $1,900 returned from Ragtime, since the program did not function, from 2018 to 2019. M/S/C
We’ll need to vote on the disbursement of the 2019 budget, we have (2) new agencies requesting funds. Grant committee met 10/5. Ron will inform Lutheran Charities of the budget amounts. M/S/C
Good of the Order – None
Adjournment: Closed with the Lords Prayer Traditional Version @ 2:45 PM
Next meetings are:
Executive Board – Thursday, November 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Amherst Lutheran Church
Regular Board – Thurs day, November 14, 2018 Crossroads Lutheran Church