141st Meeting - 06.16.2013


141st Meeting of the CMC Board of Directors
June 16, 2013 / 12:45 p.m. (Pacific) **Public copy

Directors Present (7): Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Charles Mawson, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Marci Benson, Rev. Vincent Fuqua
Directors Absent (2): Rev. Judy Junghans, Rev. Rudy Colombini

Minutes from 140th CMC Board meeting were read and accepted as amended.

Financial Report:

Profit and Loss: Jan. 2013 to Mar. 2013 (1st qtr.)
Income $51,496.26    Expenses $50,612.97     Income Remaining $883.29
Equity Report: Mar. 31, 2013
Current $51,430.47    Jan. 1, 2013 $49,760.16     Gain of Equity $1,670.13

Important points:
Rent has increased $147.50 now $1950.00 a month
Tenant on Wednesday night, Gateway pays $300.00 per month
Attendance has been increasing at Sunday Service, Monday night classes
Rev. Tony’s Health Insurance has been dropped for now thus we are not paying this cost. General consensus that Rev. Tony should have health coverage. Healthy San Francisco program was a possibility. "Obamacare" kicking in in 2014 may be a help.

Supporting Member Report:

Currently 110 Supporting Members -- $5,128, $46.70/ member
Net gain of 4 members and a gain of $225 month pledged.
Gained (5): Kimmy Scarpine, Mark Griffith, Zahra Love, Mia Ornelas, Sharon Randall
Lost (1): Carolyn Vegliante

Most Supporting Members renewing their membership have agreed to the new increase approved by the CMC Board at the last meeting.

Old Business:

Painting and Remodeling Project:
Still need to present Rev. Rudy with $200.00 receipt. The tables at the CMC still need to be replaced. The discussion about Rev. Rudy as “Image Coordinator” needs to be tabled as he is not present.

New Business:

Review of Associate Ministers:
Rev. Geri Baskind is removed due to the class in Hayward ending.
Motion: Rev. John Feit, Rev. Daniel Tipton, Rev. Regina Dawn Akers, & Rev. Paul Marinkovich be made an Associate Ministers due to their continued participation in supporting the CMC through a various forms of service. Unanimous.

Ministers in Training Projects:
Motion: The ministry projects of Barb McKinstry, Mark Griffith, Kimmy Scarpine, and Brooke Banwer were reviewed and accepted. Unanimous.

Wednesday Afternoon Class:
Rev. Peter will be resigning from the teacher of the Wednesday afternoon class (4:30 p.m. Pacific) and a replacement will be sought.  Rev. Peter had hoped to return after his football season but it was determined that this may not be in the best interest of the class. Rev. Peter will discuss with Rev. Paul Marinkovich to see if he would be willing to take over the class.

CMC 2013 Conference:
There was a problem with the food line that was corrected after the first day. General feedback from participants has been very positive. There was a need for more staff support and Rev. Charles noted that he had volunteered his service but was not asked.

Brainstorming for 2015 Conference Ideas:
• There were many topics discussed including: sound proofing, main attraction speaker, enrollment strategies, publicity, location, and the manner of selling tickets.
• The need for soundproof breakout rooms at the next conference was agreed upon.
• A discussion was had on the need to have a new enrollment strategy including expanding the enrollment beyond the cosponsors. This has been started at the last conference with the signing up of “Enrollment Ambassadors.”
• Other ideas discussed included full mailing of our mailing list when we launch and a follow up phone campaign. Another idea to explore was the block selling of tickets to individuals at an advantaged price structure.
• Possible locations of the next conference were discussed. The locations proposed included: New York City, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Las Vegas. It was decided that we need more research to be done to determine the best location.

New Board Member Proposed:
Motion: Rev. Daniel Tipton be asked to become a member of the CMC Board of Directors. Unanimous

Broadening CMC's Focus:
Discussion started about broadening the CMC focus beyond just A Course In Miracles. Possibly including other teachings that are channeled by Jesus such as "Way of Mastery." Could start simply by offering some different books in the CMC ACIM Store. Discussion to be continued at future meetings.

Meeting Adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Next Meeting July 21, 2013, 12:45 p.m. (Pacific)

Respectfully Submitted: Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

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