Minutes for April 12, 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 2:01 PM with Prayer by President Polowy.
Present: Brown, Crawford, Dannebrock, Dietz, Gensler, Hilary, Lindeman, K. Mansfield, T. Mansfield, Marrano, Menz, Mertzlufft, Mosher, Pasehka, Patterson, Peters, Polowy, Roeser, Stroczkowski, Swanson-Wittek and Todd
Absent: Buchanan, Grase, Johnson, Johnston, Schlewitt and Steeves
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz.
Minutes from the March 8, 2018 were reviewed and accepted as printed M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Thank you letters from LCLC for February & March’s grants and a edition of LCLC’s Financial News publication 2) Invitation from Seneca Street CDC to attend a Appreciation Dinner on April 13th 3) Newsletters from All saints Lutheran for March & April
Financial Reports - Reported by Ron Peters: Financial Reports for March 2018, were approved as corrected, on page 2 of the budget report, the Fidelity total figure was incorrectly stated. $1,635 should be $4,905, as well as a addition correction to February 2018 Income and Expense where the YTD totals were incorrectly stated. The Correct figures should be $11,734. M/S/C
Organic Youth: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski – Conference wide confirmation program seems to be a success, 13 churches, and 35-40 youth, are now participating in the 2 year program. Rebranding on track for July. 11 youth attend the Youth Leader Program. Volleyball Week-end is April 20-21st.
LCLC: Lee Lindeman – 2017 Audit is complete. The auditors questioned why the giving was up so much for 2017, the answer was due to St. John’s Challenge Grant, which was related to donors, who increased their giving. Close to 100 signed up for summer camp already, the final number will be in July.
Membership: Sue Swanson-Wittek – Phil Buchanan has been in Florida since being approved for membership from St. Timothy’s G.I.
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – Reported by Paul Mertzlufft – A $10,000 grant has been received to promote interactional programs between Greenfields and Resurrection Lutheran Church.
Ragtime – Agnes Hilary – summer camp registration has begun, 60 youth expected to attend. The hours are 8-3, with concentration on the literacy program. They are still working with thew “Say Yes” group and expect some refugees this the progam.
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters – Many changes to the staff positions due to better offers for, in their opinion, better jobs. The good news is that the addition of a grant writer has increased grant applications and better yet an increase in grants. SSCDC, while they had always done blood pressure checks for the neighborhood, has received a grant for a new “Wellness Clinic”. This will greatly enhance the medical attention for the Seneca-Babcock Community. Ron also reported on an incident where one staff member was robbed. The board asked if St. John’s can do anything. Ron will ask and advise.
Old Business –
2019 Budget Approval, total amount only, breakdown as to who receives what will be done in October. M/S/C
Up to date, as of April 2018, Roster available as requested.
The Executive Board and Finance Committee continue to meet with selected Fund representatives to investigate the single fund alternative.
New Business – The board approved the reappointment for a (4) year term of Bill Dannebrock and Gary Kenline as “at large” members. M/S/C
Good of the Order – Sue Fayle, one time member representing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, passed away April 11, 2018.
Adjournment: Closed with the Lords Prayer Traditional Version @ 2.36 PM
Next meetings are:
Executive Board – Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Amherst Lutheran Church
Regular Board – Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Crossroads Lutheran Church