President’s Message – By Colleen Dino

Our July Board agenda was packed full with old and new business. I wish to send out a special thanks to Walt Korus for sitting through our entire meeting. We are all very thankful to him for preparing a list of updates on our grounds and building. Walt continues to be the main caretaker of our grounds with a small group of dedicated members assisting him. Thank you to everyone who removed bags of green waste from the grounds. Walt also mentioned that we need to do some small repairs to the gutters before the rainy season starts, and power wash the back eves above the patio. Walt will work with Frank Satterwhite on these repairs.
We completed our business on the request by our office staff for a new copier. After reviewing our 2012-13 end of year budget, the projected budget for the upcoming year 2013-14, and the current savings accounts, the Board voted in favor of purchasing the refurbished Sharp copier.
We have also purchased the service agreement, which will include repairs, maintenance, and training for our staff.
In our Bylaws, it states that of the 6 members at large, 3 of these positions shall be liaisons with the Hospitality/Membership, Finance, and Religious Education Committees. The following Board Members have committed to serve as liaison.
R.E. Council – Lea Casini
Hospitality/Membership – Wendy Robertson
Finance Committee – Diana Dickerson
Following our Annual Meeting, there was a petition to have a mail ballot to modify Articles XII and XIII of the Bylaws. We now have enough signatures, and will be making arrangements to create a mail ballot. I will ask the sub-committee who originally put together the proposed Bylaw changes to set up an informational meeting for the congregation prior to the mail ballot to review the changes and the sample ballot.
Our August meeting, we’ll set a different kind of agenda, focusing on team building. We’ll review our responsibilities as board members, and talk about what goals will be most important for us this coming year.

Warm Regards,