CMC Board Minutes

CMC Board Minutes

176th Meeting - 03.24.2019

Minutes for the 176th Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)
03.24.19 1:05 p.m. at 25 Van Ness Avenue

Directors Present 5: Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Kelly Hallock
Directors Absent 2: Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham 

REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes for 175th Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.

Financial Reports:

There is no new financial report. 1st quarter 2019 not complete until end of March.

As of Sat. 03.23.19
Bank of America: $76,698.19
J P Morgan: $116,534.36
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL ...... $193,232.55

Supporting Member Report

Currently 102 Supporting Members — $5,456.66 / month pledged, average $53.50 / member (net gain of 1 Sup. Mem., gain of $30 / month)

Gained 1: Patrick Hall
Lost 0:

There are now 58 Supporting Members on the Healing Team. (56.9% of Supporting Members)

 Associate Minister Report

Currently 17 Associate Ministers —
No change

Class Report

24 students in paid classes - loss 2.

4 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
8 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul
7 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
5 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim

Our The Way of Mastery (TWOM) class has completed and Rev. Julie does not want to continue. It was decided that we would not have a TWOM class at this time.

Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond continues at 3006 Buchanan - Rev. Peter
Marvelous Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 3006 Buchanan - Rev. Dusa Althea
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy

ACIM-2 Ministerial Projects (no change since last meeting)
In program w/ projects
Jack Owen - doing an ACIM Gather program
Sharon Martin - will post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Deb Marlin - will post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Benjamin Onelove – wrote his article, needs another project
Lydia Huston - ACIM Gather program
Deb Canja - developing new "Teacher Certification" program. If approved will help run.
Margarita Marinkovich -- teaching a CMC affiliated Russian language ACIM group in Carlsbad, CA

Sunday Gathering Report

Average attendance since last Board meeting (1.27.19 to 3.17.19 - 8 Gatherings) was 11.5, a slight increase over last report. Energy feels good. Sunday committee is strong.

We have made progress in our technical issues. The Verizon WiFi device is working well. The quality of the LiveStream has been better. 

OLD BUSINESS

Proposal for Teacher Certification Program using Circle of Atonement Book and class for "ACIM-1" equivalent.

ACIM-2 student Deb Canja has a proposal she has developed with Rev. Tony's help to offer a more extensive training program that would take 2 or 3 years and certify people as "CMC Teachers of ACIM." She believes there is a market for younger, entrepreneurs, and life coaches who are looking for credentials and interested in incorporating ACIM into their practices. The program will be more involved than our current ministerial program and will cost more. Deb. C. would help in some aspects of the program which would be her ministerial project. She believes she has a few people who would already be interested. The program would bundle the ACIM Conferences and CMC membership into it from the start. Students would be required to attend our yearly Conferences and be members from the beginning.

Since the last meeting a Zoom meeting was held with Deb Canja with 6 Board members participating. It was discussed that a couple of Board members expressed their support of the proposal in front of Deb Canja. This creates the situation where she may be able to figure out who supported the proposal and who opposed it. This is not the way it should happen. In future similar situations the Board members should remain neutral.

Motion: To accept the Proposal for Teacher Certification submitted by Deb Canja. Passed. 4 in favor. 1 against.

Staff Situation

Staff situation continues to not be adequate. However, Rev. Tony feels we are maintaining. Rev. Kelly feels like she is falling behind, "sinking," as we approach the Boston Conference and the work ramps up. She is hoping that this coming Sep. and Oct. will afford her adequate time to catch up. She is currently working more than she would like to.

Doing ACIM Conferences every year is a substantial increase in the time and work required. We have made no progress in an Inclusive Language version. 

NEW BUSINESS

2019 Boston Conference

Currently 443 tickets sold. We have a band now for the Saturday night dance party. Two Presenters have dropped out, but we have replaced them. Tina Louise Spalding dropped out and has been replaced by Dr. Robert Rosenthal from the FIP. Mary Gerard Lenihan has dropped out but she has been replaced by Kevin Rice.

A discussion was had about an enrollee who had 2 depoits and wanted to now apply both to their 1 ticket since the other person was no longer coming. The Board decided to adhere with established policy and not put the 2 deposits towards the 1 ticket.

Discussion about having a LiveStream for the Sunday Finale in Boston which Garrick could then play for any who come to the San Francisco Sunday Gathering. We could buy a video projector for a computer. Cost would be about $200. This might be good for other uses. Rev. Tony was authorized to do this if feasible.

CMC Publishing Inclusive Language Version of ACIM (The Original Edition)

No progress on the project since last meeting. Rev. Tony has not had the time to start and he doesn't see any time opening up soon. It's in Holy Spirit's hands.

2020 Conference In Los Angeles

Rev. Kelly and Rev. Tony recently took a trip to the Omni Los Angeles where we are having the 2020 Conference. Both were very favorably impressed. It is a wonderful facility and the staff we would work with is very good. Rev. Tony and Rev. Kelly also went on several of the projected Tourist Excursions including Dodger Stadium. There could very well be a Dodger's baseball game in Los Angeles over Memorial Day Weekend in 2020, just like there will be a Red Sox game in Boston this year. 

2021 ACIM Conference

More brainstorming about ACIM Conference for 2021 was done. There is a large Omni Hotel in Washington D.C. and we are having a good experience working with the Omni chain. Everyone thought Washington D.C. was a better location than New Orleans. We will explore having a 2021 Conference in Washington DC on Memorial Day weekend Thu. May 27, thru Sun. May 30 2021. Mon. May 31 2021 is Memorial Day.

Meeting adjourned ~2:30 p.m.

Next Meeting

Would naturally be Sun. May 26, 2019 but we will need to reschedule since most of us will be in Boston then. It will have to be at least a couple of weeks after that. Sun. Jun. 9 or Sun. Jun. 16 are possibilities.

Respectfully Submitted: Rev. Tony Ponticello acting Secretary

 **Infrequently, the CMC may generalize certain items and/or names, or may eliminate an item altogether, that might be embarrassing and/or painful for a particular person and/or institution from the "Public Copy" of the Minutes. The "Legal Copy" of the minutes, held at the CMC office, may therefore be slightly different from the "Public Copy." The CMC guarantees that, to the best of its ability, the "Public Copy" of the minutes contains no inaccurate or misleading information.

175th Meeting - 01.27.2019

Minutes for the 175th Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)

01.27.19 12:45 p.m. at 25 Van Ness Avenue

Directors Present 7: Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Kelly Hallock
Directors Absent: 0

REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes for 174th Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.

Financial Reports:

4th quarter 2018

Profit and Loss: Oct. 1 2018 to Dec. 31 2018 (4th qtr. 2018)
Income $44,071.67  Expenses $39,036.60  Income Remaining $4,154.42

Equity Report: Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, $82,310.49 Oct. 1, 2018 $77,829.25  Gain of Equity $4,481.24

Full Year 2018

Profit and Loss: Jan. 1 2018 to Dec. 31 2018 (Full Year 2018)
Income $310,194.23  Expenses $274,994.15  Income Remaining $26,147.90

Equity Report: Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, $82,310.49 Jan. 1, 2018 $56,297.84  Gain of Equity $26,012.65

As of Sat. 01.26.19
Bank of America: $104,287.27
J P Morgan: $91,534.26
 (Initiated a transfer of $25,000 to J.P. Morgan account Sat. night)

Rev. Kelly now has full access to the Bank of America account will help keep the bookkeeping up to date and completed in less time.

Supporting Member Report:

Currently 101 Supporting Members — $5,426.66 / month pledged, average $53.73 / member (net loss of 3 Sup. Mem., loss of $80 / month)

Gained 2: Deb Canja, Margarita Marinkovich
Lost 5: Paul Frishkoff, Rev. David Murdock, Rev. Tameer Siddiqui, Brian Patacca, Marie Lisby 

Healing Team Report: There are now 57 Supporting Members on the Healing Team. (56.4% of Supporting Members)

Associate Minister Report:

Currently 17 Associate Ministers — 
Lost 1: Rev. David Murdock – no longer a Supporting Member    

Class Report:

26 students in paid classes - Gained 4
4 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
8 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Kelly (They are all currently taking Rev. Paul’s class.)
7 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
5 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim
2 TWOM Students — Julie Vance- Rev. Tony is unsure if this class will continue once they get finished with the book.

Rev. Tony believes we should do a new class promotion. 

Marvelous Monday Miracles moved to 3006 Buchanan - Rev. Dusa Althea
Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond moved to 3006 Buchanan - Rev. Peter
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy
The classroom space at 3006 has been nicely furnished and decorated.

ACIM-2 Ministerial Projects
In program w/ projects
 Jack Owen - doing an ACIM Gather program
Sharon Martin  - post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Deb Marlin - posts weekly or more on Facebook groups
Benjamin Onelove  – wrote his article, needs another project
Lydia Houston - ACIM Gather programs
Deb Canja - developing new "Teacher Certification" program. If approved she will help run.
Margarita Marinkovich -- teaching a CMC affiliated Russian language ACIM group in Carlsbad, CA

Sunday Gathering Report:

Average attendance since last Board meeting (11.25.18 to 1.20.19 - 9 Gatherings) was 11.33 a slight increase over last report. This does not include the Christmas Service (special event) which had 24 attendees. Energy feels good. Sunday committee is strong.

We continue to have technical and internet issues but we are working on them.

There was a robust discussion held about the music at Sunday Service. Rev. Rudy strongly feels that having a professional musician at the service will improve the experience of the service, bump attendance, and attract new people. There was much discussion and it was decided that Rev. Rudy will find a musician who would then audition for the Board before hired.

OLD BUSINESS

Staff Situation:

Staff situation continues to not be adequate. Garrick has been working more recently, and that is good. He is very skilled and valuable. Rev. Steve is frequently not available. David Brunn has been doing volunteer hours and he is good. Rev. Tony is going to come up with a list of tasks that he needs help with based on Rev. Kelly’s suggestion. She thinks she could help more if she knew what Rev. Tony needed. Rev. Tony wants us to realize that with doing ACIM Conferences every year, this is a substantial increase in time and work required. He feels we could use more help from a person skilled in office work who would work in the San Francisco office.

NEW BUSINESS

2019 Boston Conference:

Currently 439 tickets sold. Some people are cancelling now. All on waiting list have either declined or accepted. Rev. Rudy can no longer make a Saturday night dance party so we have to pursue other options. Rev. Kelly has stepped up and is going to look into getting a live band or DJ for the Saturday Night conference party.

CMC Publishing Inclusive Language Version of ACIM (The Original Edition):

No progress on the project since last meeting. The holidays and new year were too busy. Finishing the bookkeeping and handling move of Sunday Gathering and in person ACIM meetings was time and energy consuming. Rev. Tony hopes to make progress soon. There have been suggestions that Rev. Tony get away for about a week’s time to start the project. Rev. Kelly has volunteered to host him.

2020 Conference In Los Angeles:

Rev. Kelly and Rev. Tony tentatively planning a trip to Los Angeles and the Omni L.A. for mid-March.

Rev. Tony's Salary:

At the 163rd meeting (12.06.16) we voted to reduce Rev. Tony's salary from $2,000 to $1,000 a month as soon as his social security began, which did retroactively Nov. 2016. At that time, he could not make more without jeopardizing his Social Security benefit. Rev. Tony has continued to work ~50 hours a week regardless. Since his body is now 66.5 plus years old, he can make more money without jeopardizing his Social Security stipend. He is asking for a raise at least to $1400 a month.

Motion: The CMC Board will increase Rev. Tony's monthly salary to $1,400.00 a month. Unanimous.

No "Free" Class Sessions:

A habit has developed to allow graduated students to sometimes return and take an occasional class session for free. Both Rev. Kim and Rev. Paul have done this. It has developed into a problem and Rev. Tony believes we need a firm restatement of our policy to not allow anyone to take any session of our classes for free.

Motion: The CMC Board affirms that all CMC classes that require enrollment and tuition will not offer any free sessions to unenrolled students. Unanimous.

Proposal for Teacher Certification Program using Circle of Atonement Book and class for "ACIM-1" equivalent.

ACIM-2 student Deb Canja has a proposal she has developed with Rev. Tony's help to offer a more extensive training program that would take 2 or 3 years and certify people as "CMC Teachers of ACIM." She believes there is a market for younger, entrepreneurs, and life coaches who are looking for credentials and interested in incorporating ACIM into their practices. The program will be more involved than our current ministerial program and will cost more. Deb. C. would help in some aspects of the program which would be her ministerial project. She believes she has a few people who would already be interested. The program would bundle the ACIM Conferences and CMC membership into it from the start. Students would be required to attend our yearly Conferences and be Supporting Members from the beginning. Rev. Tony read the full proposal.

There was a discussion on this proposal. It is favored by Rev. Tony as he believes that the CMC is a natural choice for this proposal due to our reputation in the ACIM community for longevity and long teaching record. Some concerns were expressed about how this would impact our current ministerial training program since the current program costs less, requires less involvement, and could be quicker. It might be perceived as having less gravitas and meaning compared to a new Teacher Certification Program. Motioned tabled until next meeting. A Zoom Conference call with Deb C. will be arranged for those who would like to talk with her. Participation in the Zoom Conference would be optional.

2021 ACIM Conference:

We now need to start thinking about an ACIM Conference for 2021. There were some cities proposed including Atlanta,GA and New Orleans, LA. Atlanta has many attractions including a very famous aquarium and many museums. We do not have a known ACIM teacher in this area with whom we could work with to support the local promotion. New Orleans was also discussed and seemed to get more support. We also have Rev. Myron Jones who lives in the area and who has been a Presenter at our past conferences.

Next Meeting:
Our next Scheduled Board meeting is Sun. Mar. 24, 2019 but we will need to reschedule if Rev. Tony & Rev. Kelly go to Los Angeles then.

Respectfully Submitted, Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

 **Infrequently, the CMC may generalize certain items and/or names, or may eliminate an item altogether, that might be embarrassing and/or painful for a particular person and/or institution from the "Public Copy" of the Minutes. The "Legal Copy" of the minutes, held at the CMC office, may therefore be slightly different from the "Public Copy." The CMC guarantees that, to the best of its ability, the "Public Copy" of the minutes contains no inaccurate or misleading information.

173rd Meeting - 09.23.2018

Minutes for the 173rd Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)

09.23.18 1:30 p.m. at CMC Office — 3006 Buchanan, Unit 4

Directors Present (4): Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham.
Directors absent (3): Rev. Kelly Hallock, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes for 172nd Meeting Read and accepted as amended.

Financial Reports:

There is no new financial report. We are still in the midst of the 3rd quarter, Jul.-Sep.

     As of Sat. 9.22.18
     Bank of America: $89,885.29
     J P Morgan: $91,041.96

3rd quarter should be very good. Lots of 2019 Boston income. If 3rd quarter IS good as predicted we could have ~$25,000 income remaining by end of Sep. (end of 3rd quarter).

Still have not completed the San Francisco Conference final bookkeeping yet. This is not good. Rev. Tony is too busy. Again, he hopes to do it soon. Computer problems caused delays. MacMini was in the shop for 2 weeks but has been fixed now. Looking for new Sunday Gathering location has been time consuming and not getting regular help in the office is a big problem.

Supporting Member Reports:

Currently 102 Supporting Members — $5,466.66 / month pledged, average $53.59 / member (net gain of 2 Supporting Members, gain of $65 / month)

     Gained 5: Sharon Martin, Benjamin Onelove, Marie Lisby, Corinna Gruber, Sue Dobrolski
     Lost 3: Liz Heller, Lyn Johnson, Luus van Leeuwen

Healing Team Report: There are now 55 Supporting Members on the Healing Team. More than half of our Supporting Members are on the Healing Team.

Rev. Tony did a Healing Team promotion that was very successful. We got 3 new members from it.

Associate Minister Report

Currently 14 Associate Ministers — no change
We should add Rev. Julie Vance, Rev. Steve Ibarra and Rev. Sharon Casey ought to be listed on the Associate minister list. We will check on Rev. David Murdock to see if he is still doing his class.

Class Reports:

     20 students in paid classes - no change.

     3 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
     6 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Kelly
     6 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
     3 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim
     2 TWOM Students — Rev. Julie

Rev. Tony wants to do class promotion.

Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond continues at 875 Post - Rev. Peter
Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 875 Post - Rev. Dusa Althea
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy
The attendance continues to grow.

ACIM-2 Ministerial projects are better
In program w/ projects
Jack Owen - doing an ACIM Gather program
Sharon Martin (new) - will post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Deb Marlin (new) - will do an ACIM Gather program
Benjamin Onelove (new) – will write an article for Miracles Monthly by beginning of Dec.
Lydia Houston (new) - project not determined yet
(Rev. Sharon Casey continues in ACIM-2 even though she was ordained so no project.)

Sunday Gathering Reports:

Average attendance since last Board meeting (Aug. & Sep. - 7 Gatherings) was 10.86. Slight increase since last report. Live Streaming the Sunday Gatherings on the CMC Web Site continues. Last week's ordination was LiveStream record with 26 views.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

2019 Boston Conference:

     Ticket Reports
     10 Staff
     24 Presenters
     19 Unassigned block tickets
     397 Assigned tickets
     -----------------------
     440 Total Tickets

     34 tickets @ $0
     10 tickets @ $375
     212 tickets @ $449
     172 tickets @ $499
     12 tickets @ $549
     -----------------------
     440 Total Tickets

     225 Tickets in blocks
     215 Tickets not in blocks
     -----------------------
     440 Total Tickets

Everything is steady moving towards Boston. We just increased our block to 800 sleeping rooms. Original contract was only for 400.

Ordination Held Sunday Sep. 16, 2018 In San Francisco:

     #114 Sharon Casey
     #115 Tameer Siddiqui

CMC Publishing Inclusive Language Version of ACIM (The Original Edition):

No progress on the project since last meeting and Rev. Tony has talked with CIMS that the Board has approved it.

Rev. Rudy is Selling 875 Post:

Initial sale did not go through so we do not need to move immediately. The Women's Building as a possibility fell through. Rev. Vincent has a possibility for Sunday Gathering at 25 Van Ness where he works. Classes could be held at CMC Office at 3006 Buchanan in room #4.

Possible 2020 Conference in Los Angeles:

We received a contract Sat. (yesterday) from Omni Hotel in Los Angeles and have a substantial signing bonus if we sign before the end of Sep. (Fri.). It looks good. Rev. Tony is getting verbal commitments from Presenters for participation. Gary & Cindy Renard, Yasuko Kasaki, and MaryBeth Scalice have agreed. Several more are due to respond this week. Dates are May 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2020 (Thu. thru Sun.). Rev. Tony feels we should have a "Vision" theme to take advantage of the obvious meme "2020 Vision."

Staff Situation:

Rev. Tony reported on the current situation with Staff and office work. We have hired Rev. Steve to work part time and he was worked for the past 2 weeks, but just a few hours a week. Availability is limited. Garrick continues to have limmted availability as well, but is very good when he is there. Still need more staff hours and hoping between the two of them there will be enough. Hopefully both of their schedule conflicts will ease up in the future but there is no guarantee. Steve will begin working regularly on Tuesday for about 3 to 4 hours a week. We would like to have Garrick for 9 hours a week. This along with Rev. Kelly’s work hours would equal to having a full-time employee. Rev. Tony will talk to them.

 New Computer Equipment:

Rev. Tony and Garrick believe we should get a new computer when the new MacMini's come out which should be before the endof the year.

 

Next Meeting
Sunday Nov. 25, 2018 (after Thanksgiving)

 

Respectfully Submitted, Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

**Infrequently, the CMC may generalize certain items and/or names, or may eliminate an item altogether, that might be embarrassing and/or painful for a particular person and/or institution from the "Public Copy" of the Minutes. The "Legal Copy" of the minutes, held at the CMC office, may therefore be slightly different from the "Public Copy." The CMC guarantees that, to the best of its ability, the "Public Copy" of the minutes contains no inaccurate or misleading information.

174th Meeting - 11.25.2018

Minutes for the 174th Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)

11.25.18 12:45 p.m. at 25 Van Ness Avenue


Directors Present (7): Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Kelly Hallock
Directors Absent (0): 

REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes for 173rd Meeting read and accepted as amended.

Financial Reports:

3rd quarter 2018

Profit and Loss: Jul. 1 2018 to Sep. 30 2018 (3rd qtr. 2018)
Income $76,225.98 Expenses $81,814.37 Income Remaining $5,588.39

Equity Report: Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, $77,829.25 Jul. 1, 2018 $70,514.59 Gain of Equity $7,314.66

(Jan.-Sep. $21,362.13 Income Remaining)
(Jan.-Sep. $21,531.41 Gain in Equity)

As of Sat. 11.24.18
Bank of America: $94,776.56
J P Morgan: $91,275.10

Supporting Member Report:

Currently 104 Supporting Members — $5,506.66 / month pledged, average $53.59 / member (net gain of 2 Sup. Mem., gain of $40 / month)

Gained 4: David Brunn, Ron Zaleski, Dr. Dana Marrocco, Marlene Brown
Lost 2: Patrick Hall, Corinna Gruber

Healing Team Report: There are now 57 Supporting Members on the Healing Team.

Associate Minister Report:

Currently 18 Associate Ministers — Gained 4
Rev. Steve Ibarra - Sunday Gathering Committee plus
Rev. David Murdock -- ACIM Gather Program
Rev. Julie Vance - teaches TWOM class
Rev. Sharon Casey - Enrolled in ACIM-2, 2019 Conference Staff

Class Report:

22 students in paid classes - Gained 2
3 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
6 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Kelly
7 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
4 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim
2 TWOM Students — Julie Vance

Rev. Tony wants us to do class promotion. Reverend Kelly agreed to do it.

Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond continues at 875 Post - Rev. Peter
The class is going to begin using the FIP version in 2019
Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 875 Post - Rev. Dusa Althea
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy

Rev. Rudy will make sure the attendance and donation report is completed every week.

ACIM-2 Ministerial Projects
In program w/ projects
Jack Owen - doing an ACIM Gather program
Sharon Martin - will post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Deb Marlin - will post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Benjamin Onelove - will write an article for Miracles Monthly by beginning December
Lydia Huston - ACIM Gather program. Her project has been hard to monitor. The program was supposed be an hour once a week, but she is only staying on for ½ hour. It is harder for Rev. Tony to monitor projects for students not in his class.
Brian Patacca - just joined project not determined yet
(Rev. Sharon Casey continues in ACIM-2 even though she was ordained so no project.)

Decided that Rev. Tony should have monthly meeting with ACIM-2 students in Rev. Paul's class to discuss and monitor their projects.

Rev. Rudy’s sale of 875 Post has gone through. The classes that meet there will have to find another location to meet starting in 2019. It was suggested that Mon. & Thu. night classes could meet in Room #4 at 3006 Buchanan.

Sunday Gathering Report:

Average attendance since last Board meeting (9.23.18 to 11.18.18 - 9 Sunday Gatherings) was 10.89, just about the same as last report. Last 5 weeks at 875 were low. First 4 weeks at 25 Van Ness are a little higher. Still having internet challenge. Pursuing special personal, boosted WiFi service to see if this will improve the internet access. Everyone seems to like the new location. It is larger and in a very nice building. Also parking is often available and it is easy to get to by public transportation.

The use of musicians is very problematic for Rev. Tony. It requires a lot of work to book them and then when they come to service there are challenging technical issues which take up time and can also impair the performances. The quality of some performances has not been good.

Rev. Rudy raised the idea of taking over the production of the music for the Sunday Service. Board members asked how he viewed the production responsibilities. Rev. Rudy said it would involve him getting the performers from Music City and that improving the music would result in a big boost for the service. We would have to up the pay from $50.00 to $100.00. Several members of the Board felt that he would have to attend the services on a regular basis to facilitate the music at the service. Rev. Rudy was unable to commit to being at every service and Board members felt we could revisit this idea when Music City is complete and we get our space there. We would try to have music at "special event" services, the next one being Christmas. Rev Rudy would try to get Christmas special music.

There were some other changes made to the service including reducing the guided meditation to 4.5 minutes and timing the shares after the talk to 2 minutes maximum.

 

OLD BUSINESS 

Payment to San Francisco Presenters:

It was decided at the 171st meeting that San Francisco Presenters be given some renumeration for their promotional credits. We were waiting for Conference bookkeeping to be done. It is now complete.

Summary report: 251 people

Total Registration Income: $123,074.00
Sunday and Donation Income:  $4,906.67
Bookstore and other income:  $1,216.03
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL INCOME:              $129,196.70

Total Catering Expense:     $70,066.07 ($279.15/person)
Total AV                     $9,997.63
Sleeping Rooms Staff/Pres.  $17,834.20
Bartender                      $233.55
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL to Hotel:             $99,532.73
TOTAL Other Expenses        $17,214.80
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL EXPENSES.            $116,747.53

INCOME REMAINING            $12,449.17

251 total attendees. 54 are the CMC's credit. That leaves 197 credited to others. Rev. Kelly suggests $20 per credit or $3,940 disbursed. (CMC's profit would be $8,509.17) Rev. Tony is suggesting $25 per credit or $4,925 disbursed. (CMC's profit would be $7,524.17)

A motion to pay each presenter $25.00 per attendee was made and seconded. Unanimous.

New Office Computer:

New MacMinis have been released. Plan to get one and install within the next week or two. Current MacMini will be shipped to Rev. Kelly as it is better than her current Mac laptop. The cost of the computer is ~$750.00 and the monitor is ~$400.00.

 

NEW BUSINESS 

2019 Boston Conference:

Currently 445 tickets sold. We increased number by 5. There are about 12 on the waiting list but many waiting list people do not enroll when given the opportunity. $22,500 has already been paid the hotel. Rev. Rudy has a plan for Saturday night dance party music. We already have a featured music guest Neda Boin, but we do not have the Saturday night covered yet. Rev. Rudy is working on arranging the music for the 2 hour dance set and he will report back to us at the January Board meeting.

CMC Publishing Inclusive Language Version of ACIM (The Original Edition):

No progress on the project since last meeting. There was a suggestion made that Rev. Tony take some time off to get the project started. Rev. Tony reports he can’t take the time off at this time as there is too much work.

2020 Conference In Los Angeles:

The contract has been signed for the Omni in Los Angels. Dates are May 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2020 (Thu. thru Sun.). Rev. Tony still feels we should have a "Vision" theme to take advantage of the obvious meme "2020 Vision." $15,000 was paid as a deposit. Contract was for 600 room nights. Rev. Tony and Rev. Kelly will do a pre-conference trip, possibly mid to late March 2019. We could bring 550 people to Los Angeles.

 

Next Meeting:
Sunday Jan. 27, 2019

Respectfully Submitted, Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

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172nd Meeting - 08.05.2018

Minutes for the 172nd Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)

08.05.18 1:30 p.m. at CMC Office — 3006 Buchanan, Unit 4


Directors Present: (6) Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Kelly Hallock
Director Absent: (1)  Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh,

REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes for 171st Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.

Financial Reports:
2nd quarter 2018

Profit and Loss: Apr. 1 2018 to Jun. 30 2018 (2nd qtr. 2018)
Income $79,243.64  Expenses $70,138.99  Income Remaining $9,104.65
Equity Report:
Jun. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, $70,514.59 Apr. 1, 2018 $60,822.65  Gain of Equity $9,691.94

As of Sat. 8.4.18
Bank of America: $86,025.55
J P Morgan: $55,905.40

This was a very good quarter. Lots of enrollment for Boston Conference helping.

Second payment to the Omni Parker House of $11,250 was made. $22,500 is now on deposit.

The 3rd quarter should also be good because we received many 2nd payments for the Boston Conference. Additionally, more tickets sold in July which added to our revenues. Income remaining for 1st half of year was $16,021.92. If the 3rd quarter is good we could be over $20,000 income remaining by end of September which is the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Rev. Tony has not completed the San Francisco Conference final bookkeeping as he has been busy with launching the Boston Conference and visiting Boston.

Rev. Kelly suggested that we put more money in our JP Morgan account because it earns more money. Rev. Tony and the Board agreed to this.

Supporting Member Report
Currently 100 Supporting Members — $5,401.66 / month pledged, average $53.57 / member (net loss of 1 Sup. Men, loss of $185 / month)

Gained 2: David Blood, Jack Owen
Lost 3: Rev. Wayne Stills, Tracey Holland, Shana Jackson 

Healing Team Report
There are now 51 Supporting Members on the Healing Team. More than half of our Supporting Members are on the Healing Team.

Rev. Tony wants to do Healing Team/Supporting Member promotion.

Associate Minister Report
Currently 14 Associate Ministers
— Net loss of 1.

Lost Rev. Heather Holmes. No longer enrolled in ACOL Class.

Class Report
20 students in paid classes.

3 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
9 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Kelly
3 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
3 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim
2 TWOM Students — Rev. Julie

Rev. Tony wants to do class promotion. 

Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond continues at 875 Post - Rev. Peter feels good about class and that the purpose is being achieved. Students are thinking about and applying the principles of ACIM to their relationship lives. They are also supportive of each other.
Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 875 Post - Rev. Dusa Althea -- Attendance has increased.
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy -- Attendance is strong.

ACIM-2 Ministerial projects are better
In program w/ projects

Tameer Siddiqui – posts weekly on Healing Team Facebook group
Sharon Casey - posts weekly on Healing Team Facebook group
Jack Owen (new) - will do an ACIM Gather program

Sunday Gathering Report
Attendance for June & July (9 Gatherings) was 10.78.
We have started Live Streaming the Sunday Gatherings on the CMC Web Site. Kudos to Garrick (and Rev. Tony) for figuring out the technology. Garrick and Rev. Lucas will equally rotate AV duties. Sunday Gathering Committee has 5 regular members with several volunteer Greeters.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

NEW BUSINESS

2019 Boston Conference

Ticket Reports

10 Staff
24 Presenters
34 Unassigned block tickets
361 Assigned tickets
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429 Total Tickets

34 tickets @ $0
7 tickets @ $375
219 tickets @ $449
169 tickets @ $499
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429 Total Tickets 

225 Tickets in block
204 Tickets not in blocks
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429 Total Tickets

Rev. Tony and Rev. Kelly visited Boston Jul. 18 through Jul. 23. They talked extensively with hotel people, and reworked the contract via addendum twice. Rev. Tony organized and ran a special day long workshop in Quincy, MA on Sat. Jul. 21 with approximately 80 in attendance. Rev. Tony & Rev. Kelly went to all the proposed tourist attractions and participated in most of them. They have a good working knowledge of Boston, trains, airport and feel fully ready to administrate the Conference. The Omni Parker House is a very nice hotel in a wonderful area. Rev. Tony feels very good because the fundamentals for this Conference are strong. We are in position to have a very successful Conference.

Ordination Held Saturday June 9, 2018 Using Zoom

#110 Rev. Steve Ibarra
#111 Rev. David Murdock
#112 Rev. Sue Riley
#113 Rev. Julie Vance

Ordination Scheduled Sunday Sep. 16, 2018 In San Francisco

Celebration dinner Saturday night Sep. 15 at Delancey Street.

#114 Sharon Casey
#115 Tameer Siddiqui

CMC Could Publish Inclusive Language Version of ACIM (The Original Edition)
A unique opportunity has manifested for the CMC to publish an inclusive language version of The Original Edition with special contract and legal rights extended from CIMS. We need to approve the project if we are to move forward. This will be a major project and expansion if we do it. Rev. Tony has had several communications and verbal agreements from CIMS. If the CMC has our own published version of ACIM that would give us an independence and legitimacy we have never had. In addition, Rev. Tony feels it could be a huge seller surpassing the other editions in time. He thinks that CMC being located in San Francisco has the perfect vibrational energy for an inclusive language version to be produced.

A lively discussion was held about this and Rev. Peter expressed concerns about moving so quickly on this process based on losing the message of ACIM in the process of creating an inclusive language version. Most of the other members thought that the idea was good and could be a great opportunity for the CMC. Most thought CMC was the right ACIM organization to undertake this project.

Motion: The Community Miracle Center will proceed with the project of publishing an inclusive language version of ACIM based on the Original Edition in partnership with CIMS. Passed 4 in favor, 1 opposed, 1, abstention.

Rev. Rudy is Selling 875 Post
To do the final financing for Music City on Bush Street, Rev. Rudy is selling 875 Post. What this means for our Sunday Gatherings and classes is unclear. Perhaps we can stay until Music city is ready. Perhaps we can stay for a short while. Perhaps we cannot stay at all. The Board decided that we should wait and see if we can get a written contract with the new owners for us to be able to be meet at 875 Post street until the Music City space is ready before we consider other options.

Possible 2020 Conference In Los Angeles
Rev. Tony has been contacting Hotels in Los Angeles area for a possible Memorial Day Weekend Conference in May 21–24 2020. The opportunity to have a CMC Conference in Southern California has happened since the Miracle Distribution Network is no longer holding yearly conferences there. There is a huge ACIM community in Southern Ca. Rev. Tony is negotiating with the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles which is a wonderful hotel for a CMC Conference and centrally located. Board members noted that the hotel should be located near the planned activities because of the transportation issues related to Southern California.

Staff Situation
Rev. Tony reported on the current situation with Staff and office work. Rev. Kelly works 25 hours per week remotely, and Garrick works sporadically averaging about 6 to 8 hours a week. This still does not equal a full-time person, and the work load has increased and will increase more. With doing Conferences yearly and possible publishing activities something has to be done. The Board discussed this issue and decided that a job description needed to be created with the commensurate hourly commitment per week so that we can then seek a person to help fill this work gap.

New Computer Equipment
Rev. Kelly believes we need a new computer for the office. She feels the one Rev. Tony works on is outdated. The discussion revolved around the need to replace the primary desktop office computer in the office based on Rev. Kelly’s concern that we should not wait for the computer to breakdown and then have a crisis situation. A healthy discussion followed and it was brought up that Garrick has done an excellent job of upgrading the computer in question which currently is running the most current Apple operating system successfully. One compromise idea presented was that we would upgrade the computer the next time Apple introduced it’s next generation operating system. Rev. Kelly agreed to table her discussion until the next Board meeting when a more thorough assessment of our office technology needs could be completed.

Next Meeting
Sunday Sep. 23, 2018

Respectfully Submitted: Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

**Infrequently, the CMC may generalize certain items and/or names, or may eliminate an item altogether, that might be embarrassing and/or painful for a particular person and/or institution from the "Public Copy" of the Minutes. The "Legal Copy" of the minutes, held at the CMC office, may therefore be slightly different from the "Public Copy." The CMC guarantees that, to the best of it's ability, the "Public Copy" of the minutes contains no inaccurate or misleading information.