146th Meeting CMC Board of Directors (** Public Copy)
March 16, 2014 / 12:45 p.m.
Directors Present (10): Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Marci Benson, Rev. Judy Junghans, Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Daniel Tipton, Rev. Charles Mawson, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Vincent Fuqua.
Directors Absent (0):
Minutes of 145th Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.
Profit and Loss: Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2013
Income $171,391.55, Expenses $157.173.11, Income Remaining $14,218.44
Equity Report: Dec. 31, 2013
Current $62,327.27, Jan. 1, 2013 $49,760.16, Gain of Equity $12,567.11
Supporting Member Report:
Currently 114 Supporting Members -- $5,947.66 / month, $52.17 / member
Net loss of 1 member / gain of $105 / month pledged.
Gained (2): Sharon Gustafson, Eugenia Rowe
Lost (3): Luus van Leeuwen, Donna Kersey, William-Lee Harrigan
Our matching pledge drive is having a large positive effect. This is the highest per member since we began recording this statistic.
Rev. Tony shared feedback from questionnaire. 7 sent back responses: several stated they lacked the money, 2 wanted to support a local group, 1 one decided to rejoin as a Supporting Member. There was no major negative feedback given.
Painting and Remodeling Project
New invoice sent to Rev. Rudy for $538.13. Expecting a check any day.
We Ordained Three New CMC Ministers on February 16, 2014
#71 Rev. Joan Shaffer Goss, #72 Rev. Dianna Nicholson, #73 Rev. John Williams
Proposed that Rev. Dianna and Rev. John be approved as Associate Ministers. Rev. Dianna is continuing to post on the Facebook putting ACIM quotes on nature photographs. Rev. John also continues to volunteer and help at Sunday Services.
Motion: Rev. Dianna Nicholson and Rev. John Williams will be CMC Associate Ministers. Unanimous
Rev. Heather Progress Report
We have started paying Rev. Heather’s Insurance $115.45 per month. She is interested in starting a The Way of Mastery reading class on Sunday Evenings, telephone conference call from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm. The class will start on May 4th. The cost would be $40.00 per 7 week session with 5 sessions planned. This will take it to the end of 2014.
Motion: The CMC will have a The Way Of Mastery telephone class on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Heather facilitating. Unanimous
Minister-In-Training Crystal Kaplan Minister Project
Create a Wikipedia page for CMC. Later she will make edits for the ACIM Wikipedia page. Project approved.
3 ACIM-1 classes. Monday 6:30 p.m. 8 students, Tuesday 8:00 a.m. 10 students (1 on waiting list), Wednesday 4:30 p.m. 6 students. 24 ACIM-1 students total.
Proposal: Start a new ACIM-1 Thursday class at 7 a.m. Rev. Judy is a very effective at managing the class and keeping it actively involved. Tabled the discussion on Rev. Judy teaching the class. Rev. Dusa Althea is also interested in teaching a Thursday 7 a.m. class. The class will start June 5, 2014 on page 1 of the Original Edition Text.
Motion: The CMC will have a new ACIM-1 Class on Thursday Mornings at 7 a.m. Rev. Dusa Althea will teach. Unanimous
Ordination Planned April 20, 2014 (Easter)
3 to be ordained: Brooke Banwer, Barb McKinstry, Patricia Coughlin-Mawson.
Discussions with Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan NYC have progressed. The prices per room are lower if one stay for 5 days. One bed rooms are less than two bed rooms. The hotel is directly across the street from Penn Station in midtown near the Empire State building. The estimated conference fee cost would need to begin at around $475.00 and end around $600.00 plus. The dates being held for us by the hotel are 3rd or 4th weekend of 2015.
Rev. Tony and Rev. Heather are now scheduling the Miracle Share and Readers. Rev. Marci continues to schedule Sermon speakers. Miracle Share people must read guidelines before doing their share. Rev. Tony is developing Guidelines for speaking at Sunday Service. They will need to be approved at the next meeting.
We just mailed February and are catching up. Already mailed 4 issues this year. Ministers-in-Training are participating: Daphne Blunck and Jon Welker. Rev Marilyn continues to proofread. Rev. Heather continues to help out in a variety of ways. Rev. John helps put out the mailing.
Conferences Every Year / or Other Miracle Experiences
Rev. Marci would like to have a scheduled event on the off year of the conferences. Rev. Marci would help with this in the summer. Proposal is to have a conference every year. Possible idea is that it could be one year in SF and one year out of SF. Also suggested was one year in San Francisco and then two years away. We will discuss further at the next meeting.
Annual Fund Raiser
Rev. Vincent would like to have an annual fundraiser. Rev. Vincent, Rev. Marci, and Rev. Daniel will serve on a committee to develop ideas.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m. Pacific
Next Meeting, the 147th, Scheduled Sunday May 11, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted: Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary
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