133rd Meeting - 01.08.2012

133rd  CMC Board Meeting
January 8, 2012 -- Public Copy**

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Directors Present (9): Rev. Marci Benson, Rev. Adrienne Birmingham, Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Charles Mawson, Bart Bacon, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Rudy Colombini
Directors Absent (1): Rev. Tedosio Samora
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The Minutes Were Read and Accepted As Amended.
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Financial Statements:

Profit and Loss: Oct. 2011 to Dec. 2011 (3rd qtr)
Income $28,653.73     Expenses $39,514.93     Income Overspent ($10,861.20)

Profit and Loss: Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2011 (full year)
Income $214,238.09     Expenses $207,704.67     Income Remaining $6,533.42

Equity Report: Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2011 (full year)
Jan. 1, 2011 $61,183.65     Dec. 31, 2011 $55,482.15     Gain $5,701.50

Rev. Tony said one reason for loss in 4th quarter is due to less conference income as part of the cash flow. New Supporting Member contribution will not make much impact until 2012. Same for increase in class enrollment which has increased in 2012.

Discussion about finding new ways to advertise the CMC space as available for rent.

Discussion about ways to reduce the health care costs for the CMC’s employees? It seemed that we already have the most cost effective health care plan.

Discussion: Need for a firm business plan.
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Supporting Member Report:

85 Supporting Members / $4,679.00 Monthly Pledged
Net gain of 9 members / Gain of $613.00 pledged.

Gained (10): Gail Kowatch, Rev. Jerry Stefaniak, Reja-Joy Green, Shelly Bettencourt, Phillip Rothenberg, Al Gilbert, John Feit, Regina Dawn Akers, Rev. Judy Goode, Patrick Hall (happened right before meeting)
Lost (1): Jerry Taber

Discussion: Mission Statement – Rev. Tony thinks that a Mission Statement should be inspire people. He wants it to encourage us to be active. Perhaps use the Great Crusade quote from ACIM. Mission Statement subcommittee:  Rev. Adrienne, Rev. Tony, Rev. Vincent.  They will bring a proposal for the Board to vote on.
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Old Business

(None discussed because of time limitations.a
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New Business

Gregg Cassin's proposal to rent the CMC on Wednesday evenings read and discussed: The Healing Circle: Exploring the Power of Community (with Gregg Cassin). Gregg will split door proceeds 50/50 with CMC with a $100 ceiling on payment to CMC. Gregg will report total attendance and amount taken in at each meeting. Money will be left under office door after each meeting.
Motion: The CMC Board accept Craig Caissin's proposal to rent the center: Unanimous.

Motion: Rev. Tony Ponticello will take the title of Executive Minister and the CMC Board will designate more active ministers as Associate Ministers. Unanimous.

Discussion: Rev. Tony's personal use of the CMC car and other compensation issues was discussed but a motion was not supported.

Discussion: All board conversations, emails, meeting discussions, should remain private. The Board does provide minutes.

Discussion: How should the CMC Board Members Communicate with fellow Board members? An email list server will set up.

Discussion: Reading of Meeting Minutes at Board Meetings. The minutes are sent ahead of time. Is there a need to read them? Might we just ask for possible amendments? No consensus. Discussion tabled.

Discussion: Christine Yoffe's email has now been sent to all the CMC Board Members twice.

Discussion: What is CMC Pot-Luck food policy regarding items brought and what to do with left overs. Consensus that this was not an appropriate discussion for the CMC Board. Fellowship Committee should work on policy.
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Agenda Items Not Discussed Because of Time Limitations

Discussion of pesenters role in our conferences and the CMC's relationship with presenters.

Adding chat to the CMC website
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Meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
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Next CMC Board meeting will be Sunday March 11, 2012
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Respectfully Submitted:
Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary
Additions and more information added:
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Rev. Tony Ponticello, Executive Minister

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