President’s Blog – July 2013

July brings a change in our leadership on the Board.  I will be your incoming President of the Board of Trustees, and will have the following members serving along with me.

Vice President: Diana Dickerson

Treasurer: Frank Satterwhite

Secretary: Nancy Harrison

Frank Burton, Mary Swain, Lea Casini, Stuart Fink, Betsy Dye

Rev. Katie attends each meeting, and we also welcome Roy King Jr., and Darcy Baxter to join us when their schedules permit.

We are now coming to the end of our fiscal year 2012-13.  This is the time of year when we review our final budget and match our pledges to determine if we will end the year with a deficit or not.  Our Pledge Secretary, Marilyn Mosher has noted that we have approximately $5,000.00 in unfulfilled pledges to date.  We have also borrowed an estimated $10,000.00 from savings to cover our payroll over the last couple of months.  There are a few factors that contribute to this loss; one of which is the Service Auction profits from Feb. 2012 were split to supplement two budgets, 2012 and 2013 (Normally it goes to just one year), our Membership Roster is slightly lower, and pledges are down.  This news affirms our need for growth as we review our goals and obligations over the next year.

Our July board meeting will meet one week earlier on Thursday, June 27th, due to the 4th of July holiday.  We will focus on finishing up past business so that we can set our ambitions for the next year.  This includes evaluating the best option for a new office copier, evaluating the work that needs to be done on our grounds, and some small repairs to our building.

I will be sharing this space in the Chalice with our board members throughout the year.  I hope that this will give you an opportunity to view the work done by us ALL.

Warm Regards,

Colleen Dino