Minutes for November 9, 2017 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 2:02 PM with Prayer by President Polowy.
Present: Brown, Crawford, Dannebrock, Dietz, Gensler, Menz, Pasehka, Peters, Patterson, Steeves, Stroczkowski, Swanson-Wittek, Thomas and Todd.
Guest: Agnes Hilely – Resurrection was welcomed by President Polowy
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz.
Minutes from the October 12, 2017 were reviewed and accepted as printed. M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Newsletter’s for October from All Saints 2) Thank you letters from LCLC for The Donation for the Quilt, Art & Pie auction 3) Deanotes articles 4) Performance reports and verbal market expectations received from Andy Murray of Federated Clover, fund performance to date is 17.6% 5) IRS review letter from Tarantino Law, hard copy. 6) Newsletters from SSCDC and Organic Youth 7) Notification from Charles Schwab that we are now enrolled in paperless statements 8) Copy of a donation check for Organic Youth for matching Challenge Funds of $125 9) Bill from USPS for our P.O. Box 312 for $62.00 (Items 8 & 9 will be paid in November 10) Notification from Travelers on our Crime Policy, protects our funds form theft, the annual rate will from from $1,235 to $1,075 for the 9/17 to 9/18 year 11) Thank you letter from LCLC for Octobers Grant 12) Grant Allocation outline from Lutheran Charities.
Financial Reports: Financial Reports for October 2017, format revised for clarity and balances corrected, presented by Ron Peters, Approved – M/S/C.
Organic Youth: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski – Lasertron attracted 126 youth, working now on Harvest House, Beginning the rebranding process, November 13th. Name will not change, just a new “look”. Nick is trying to make the organization more educational and forward thinking.
LCLC: Lee Lindeman - No report
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – No report
Ragtime – Pastor Gary Steeves – Now in partnership with Community Asset Services – a HIV/HPV testing group. They now have a pediatric clinic seeing 18-30 youth each day and are wrapping up the UB Program for Physical Therapy students in conjunction with the Greenfields
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters - Next meeting is November 16, 2017 Ron is on the Finance Committee and related that the organization is healthy with an expected income of roughly $220k from 29 funding sources plus 11 fund-raising sources. Expenses are expected to be at $176k the difference is actually a “cushion” due to the fact that some expected income sources don’t always materialize.
Old Business –
St. Peter’s School for Challenge Grant funding documentation has been received.
New Business –
The membership committee nominates for election: Philip Buchanan from St. Timothy, Grand Island and George Roeser from St. Paul’s, Williamsville. Elected M/S/C
Updated roster available in December reflecting the recent changes from the membership committee.
The Executive Committee recommends retitling our LCLC Campership fund to “The Mary Kay Roesser Memorial Campership Fund” Approved M/S/C
Motion to send a $100 Memorial Gift to Prince of Peace in memory for Mary Kay Roesser for the Youth Group Fund. M/S/C
Marcia Brown and Terry Gensler have offered to serve on the Scholarship Committee.
Judy asked for new members for the Membership Committee
Judy thanked the Grant Committee for a job well done.
Nominating Committee for Officers for 2018: John Mosher – Chair, Ron Peters and Penny Paschka.
The board asked for copies of the Grant Allocations for 2018, Ron will e-mail one to all members.
Good of the Order –
Adjournment: Closed with the Lords Prayer Traditional Version @ 2:32 PM
Next meetings are:
Executive Board – Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Amherst Lutheran Church
Regular Board – Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Crossroads Lutheran Church.