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,
Minutes for 171st Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.
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.
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.
There was no old business to discuss.
2019 Boston Conference
34 Unassigned block tickets
361 Assigned tickets
429 Total Tickets
34 tickets @ $0
7 tickets @ $375
219 tickets @ $449
169 tickets @ $499
429 Total Tickets
225 Tickets in block
204 Tickets not in blocks
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.
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.
Sunday Sep. 23, 2018
Respectfully Submitted: Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary
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