REGULAR VESTRY MEETING - February 2, 2018
PRESENT- Paul, Joe, Bishop William, Sunni, Mary Jane, Lynn
Fr. Jeff Sells attended as a visitor
Absent - John, Bud, and Mary Beth
The Meeting was brought to order by Bishop William.
The January Minutes were received and passed without objection.
The Bishop informed everyone that Sinedo is next weekend and Mary Jane will be our delegate. Both she and the Bishop will be attending. The meeting will be held in Mexico City at the Conference Center at the Seminary.
The Treasurer’s Report was received for audit. Mary Beth was not in attendance to give her report.
Please see her St. Paul’s Treasurer’s Report. Attached.
There was a discussion regarding the Transition Committee.
The Committee chaired by Elaine Sells will oversee the New Rector’s transition to St, Paul’s.
The Budget for 2018 was further discussed. It was the feeling of the Vestry that we are in good fiscal shape going into 2018. We will enter the year, as we did last year, with a deficit. This deficit of $28,350 USD is mostly due to New Rector Expenses of $26,000.00. This is not an ongoing expense.
Joe moved and Paul seconded to approve the Budget for 2018. The motion to approve passed unanimously.
The Bishop reported that he will be setting up a schedule of supply coverage for use after his departure in April, following Easter.
Annual Parish Meeting Discussion
The Parish will be given the opportunity to discuss our approved Budget for 2018 at the Annual Meeting.
We will elect new Vestry Members.
Joe will continue as Senior Warden.
The AR and A.C. will be addressed by rising and sitting for each.
The ByLaws indicate that the Vestry are the Vocales (General Board Members) for both.
Ortensia will serve as President for both the AR and the AC.
The AC will be doing an update on the new property and the progress of the developing.
This meeting will be about 1 hour in length and an E-Blast will go out this afternoon as a reminder o all.
FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Paul announced that the committee wants to move our portfolio from Amerprise to Charles Schwab.
Brian Spead will be the broker contact at the new brokerage.
The committee felt there will be more support and a better selection of products at C.S.
Joe made a motion and I seconded that the Finance Committee be allowed to move our account from Ameriprise to Chas. Schwab. The motion passed unanimously.
Paul reported that Jenny at ProMusica would prefer a 3 year contract. There is to be more discussion about this at o7r next Meeting.
Paul also suggested that we use Meagan Burns to take over FaceBook and other social media for the church. He offered to cover her stipend.
He reported we are still considering LED lights to save money. More to come on this.
He reported that we are to have Coffee Hour on St. Patrick’s Day at La Canada.
The Meeting was adjourned.
The next Regular Meeting will take place on Friday, Feb. 23 at 11:15am.
Minutes respectively submitted by
Clerk of the Vestry