Minutes for June 9, 2022 St. Johns Lutheran Home for Children Board of Trustees Meeting St. Peter’s Lutheran School Walmore Rd. Sanborn, 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 1:00 PM with Prayer by Wyn Mertzlufft.
Mission and Vision Statements were read by Gail Dietz
Minutes from the March 10, 2022 meeting, were reviewed and accepted as printed. M/S/C
Correspondence: Presented by Ron Peters –1) Newsletter from All Saints for June 2022, 2) A letter from LCLC noting summer camp is open and thank us for March-May’s donation. 3) Thank from Peace of City. 4) Thank letter send to Linda Mosher.
Financial Reports – Ron Peters: Quarterly Financial Reports from February to May were approved. M/S/C
Lutheran Youth of WNY: - Presented by St. Johns representatives. Discussions as to how youth groups handled. Presented was that each church will handle their own youth groups an and the new director, when called, with coordinate with them.
LCLC: Lee Lindeman- No Report
Membership: Phil Buchanan – has been analyzing and interviewing people as to their preference. He felt it would best to do church visitations in the fall.
Niagara Lutheran Home – (not supported by St. John’s) – Rev. Mertzlufft – Mostly back to normal.
Public Relations – No Report
Somali Bantu/Providence Farm – Ron – No report
SPCC - NO REPORT
Scholarship/Awards Dinner Committee – Judy Polowy – (3) applications were received an all (#) approved. They are: Cory Walck – St. Peter’s Sanborn; Eryn Gawlak – All Saints Hamburg and Emely Ried – St. John’s Williamsville.
Seneca Street CDC – Ron – Recent fundraiser was a huge success, over $9.000 was raised and we sent our Challenge Check. $1,000 checks will be presented, plus $50 in leu of the dinner. M/S/C
Old Business – State of meetings/attendance and quorum – There was quite a bit of discussion at the last meeting in March, concerning the number of meetings, should we change our quorum number, perhaps meet a restaurant, maybe meet evenings, work with Lutheran Charities on fund raising, more Lutheran focus, a summer picnic, meet socially (Judy Polowy/Jeff Thomas invited the board to a summer picnic at their home July 14th) and perhaps socially with scholarship winners. Currently it was decided to have quarterly meetings temporarily – analyzing at every meeting if it should continue. All agreed to keep meetings at (4) times a year and the next meeting will be at St. Paul’s Williamsville, 68 Eagle St. the 2nd Thursday of September the 8th at 2:00 PM
New Business –
Should Minutes from our meeting be made public and if so before or after being approved.? To be reviewed at the September meeting, for now no minutes will be published.
Should we keep our fund withdrawals the same as 2022 for 2023? All greed we keep the same fund withdrawal. M/S/C
Finance Committee: Ron Peters Sharon Patterson, George Roeser and Sue Swanson-Wittek.
Should we keep the same grant funding as was done for 2022 for 2023? All greed we keep the same fund withdrawal. M/S/C
Grant Committee: Ron Peters, Chair, Judy Polowy, Sharon Patterson & George Roeser.
Good of the Order – Next meeting, September 8, 2022 - St. Paul’s Williamsville, 68 Eagle St.
Adjournment: Close with the Lord’s Prayer Traditional Version @ 2:00 PM
Next meetings are: Regular Board: Thursday, September 29, 2022, at St. Paul’s Williamsville, 68 Eagle St.