Minutes for February 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 2:05 PM with Prayer by Vice President Dietz.
Present: Dannebrock, Dietz, Freed, Gensler, Griffiths, Lindeman, K & T Mansfield, Menz, Paschka, Peters, Polowy, Stroczkowski, Swanson-Wittek and Todd
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Ron Peters.
Minutes from the January 10, 2019 were reviewed and accepted as Printed. M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Letter from LCLC thanking St. John’s for the Decembers grant 2) Newsletter from All Saints, 3) A thank you for understanding from Gail Camilleri, 4) A fund-raising idea from “Sneakers 4 funds, 5) Thank you for support from the SFCC and Lutheran Chorale, 6) St. John’s Annual report sent USNYS for Assembly and to NFC churches and 7) Expenditure and Responsibility Reports are out to Grantees, 8) Investment Forecast Letters from Jim Julian & Federated/Clover sent to all board members.
Financial Reports – Ron Peters: Financial Reports for January2019 were approved M/S/C
Brochure Committee – George Roeser – No Report
Fund Raising Committee – Sharon Patterson/Gail Dietz/Ron Peters – The suggested “Stewardship Form” that Sharon suggested at the last meeting was utilized by All Saints!
Organic Youth: Presented by Nick Stroczkowski – They went on their Buffalo Mission Trip 2/2-3, handed out “Food Bags to homeless. Youth Training Event set for March and they are looking at a new name “NFC Youth Ministry.
LCLC: Lee Lindeman/Kurt Schlewitt – Lee passed out the Summer Brochure, noting the “Campership” section, naming St. John’s. Building a 30 ft. Adventure Tower with “Zip line”, 4-8 grade winter retreat in March, Open housed in April and new paved road is working well.
Membership: Sue Swanson-Wittek – Pastors Tim Freed and Roger Griffiths have agreed to join the Membership Committee.
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – No Report
Ragtime – Pastor Gary Steeves – No Report
Scholarship Committee – Judy Polowy – All scholarship recipients have been notified, Invitations for the May 3rd Awards Dinner, seating is limited.
Seneca Street CDC – Ron Peters – Next Finance Meeting is March 15th. Resurgence is 2/21 and the organization is doing very well under the leadership of a retired Moog Vice President and could see a surplus in 2019. Best thing they did was to hire a Grant Writer.
Old Business –
Federated Clover-Broker Dealer transfer is still pending; M. Lynch is requiring paperwork to prove our Tax Exempt and IRS standing. Federated is requesting our Certificate of Incorporation from NYS. Gail Dietz has obtained all the forms that Erie County has for St. John’s, but no certificate of incorporation is on file, and Ron will forward them to Federated/Clover.
New Business –
Nominated for re-election to the St. John’s Board are: a) Judy Polowy Thomas, North Park Lutheran and Gail Dietz, St. Peter’s, Sanborn. Motion to elect M/S/C
Good of the Order –
Updated rosters are available. 2) Organic Youths finances were discussed, mainly due to a possible 20k surplus. Organic Youth Board is addressing the surplus.
Adjournment: Close with the Lord’s Prayer Traditional Version @ 2:38 PM
Next meetings are:
Executive Board – Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Amherst Lutheran Church
Regular Board – Thurs day, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Crossroads Lutheran Church