NCF Board Meeting – NOV. 8, 2020 – MINUTES
ATTENDEES – Board members Dennis Brooks, Bryan Poaches, Charlene Rywant, Judi OMelia, Tom Brown. (Absent: Keith Henry; Rev. Bill Dunlap on vacation). Observers—David McBride, Merrill Hendler.
CALL to ORDER & REPORTS -- : President Dennis Brooks called the meeting to order in the Corlis Conference room at 12:05 p.m. and offered an opening prayer. An agenda submitted by Dennis was approved on a voice vote. Minutes of the October board meeting were submitted. Dave McB. noted Tom’s name was omitted as an oversight. Judi moved approval of the corrected minutes; Charlene seconded. Accepted on a voice vote.
President’s report – Dennis noted briefly the success of our Sept. 27 Pastoral Installation service. T-shirt and mask sales are continuing. He said Sunday attendance since May has ranged from 13 to 22; weekly cleaning continues.
Vice President’s Report – Char is organizing a “phone tree” so board members can increase contacts with absent church members. She also displayed a blue-jean quilt to be raffled off 2021 to benefit the church.
Treasurer’s Report -- Judi and Char suggested more outreach to the hundreds of people who have contact with us only through Facebook or our newsletter. Tom will work on end-of-the-year request for donations to be posted on Facebook, our web site and Word Up. Char, Slava and Tom are roughing out a video to reinforce the message that our church is open for in-person worship and is continuing many of the ministry activities that we had before the Covid-19 outbreak.
We are publicizing our need for a refrigerator to replace our aging leaky appliance, which is at least 10 years old. So far, we’ve had no offer of a used refrigerator. An anonymous donation of $100 has been earmarked for a refrigerator fund (either used or new). Merrill offered to help shop for a refrigerator if we go that route. Tom recommended that Sharron, our kitchen manager, also be involved.
Judi reported our 2020 budget still has a slight surplus of about $200 as of October, but a stormwater bill and other end-of-year expenses could push us into a small deficit.
Building and Grounds – At Judi’s suggestion, the board set Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as a Church Clean-up Day, to tackle bigger projects not included in weekly cleaning routines. Approved on a voice vote.
Social Director – Bryan recommended that greeter Gil Jordan be honored with a Monthly Outstanding Service Award for November. He also recommended another church member (to be made public later) be recognized for a Human Rights award in January. Both were approved on voice votes.
Our Christmas season schedule includes DEC. 13 for a grab-bag exchange and a gift-wrapping bee for the Teresa’s Kids project. DEC. 20 will be our Christmas sermon (with candlelight arranged by Rev. Bill.)
Charlene moved we reschedule our Joint Memorial Service in May, moving it to Saturday May 29, 11 a.m. in order to give special honor to our most recently deceased members – Frank Olzewski, Jerry Corlis, Dave Leathers and Jim Cruzan. Rev. Donna will be contacted to see if she wishes to take part (as requested by Frank.) Our other 90-plus deceased members will be remembered and prayed for at our Memorial Sunday service.
Items tabled included lift station maintenance; installation of new door locks and improvements needed in the parking lot.
Judi reported we now have signers authorized for our Morgan Stanley investment account. She is researching a possible transfer of other church accounts from SunTrust to Space Coast Credit Union. She will keep authorized signers Dennis Brooks, Charlene Rywant and Dennis Poaches (plus Judi herself) informed.
The board briefly discussed contacting Spectrum to make sure our WiFI “hot spots” within the church are in working order.
Dec. 6 was set for the next monthly meeting.
ADJOURN -- Meeting adjourned 1:52 p.m., with Tom offering closing prayer.