152nd Meeting of the CMC Board of Directors (** Public Copy)
March 22, 2015 / 12:45 p.m.

 

Members Present (9): Rev. Judy Junghans, Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Marci Benson, Rev. Charles Mawson, Rev. Daniel Tipton, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Vincent Fuqua
Members Absent (1): Rev. Rudy Colombini,

Minutes from the 151st meeting read and accepted as amended.

Financial Reports:

No new financial statements to go over

Supporting Member Report:

Currently 110 Supporting Members — $5,760 / month, $52.36 / member
Net loss of 1 member / loss of $171.66 / month pledged.
Gained (3): Helen DelGrosso, Nancy Giacalone, Candace Rasmussen,
Lost (4): John Nasstrom, Rev. Christine Yoffe, Josephine Finocchiaro, Mary Gerard Lenihan

There was a discussion around two members who dropped their membership, Jordon Donovan (reported 151st meeting) and Rick Greathouse (still active but dropping in April), who provided reasons for dropping their memberships.

Old Business:

Rev. Heather's Job & Compensation: Rev. Tony and Rev. Heather have started creating a Performance Evaluation form, but we feel we should wait until after the conference for better form and data. Rev. Tony said that they would do it soon after the conference. A discussion then ensued about Rev. Heather being on the Board of Directors. Pro and Cons were discussed. It was agreed to table the issue until after the next Board meeting.

New Business:

2015 NYC Conference Update: Current enrollment is 535. Which is an excellent number for us. Work party for staff scheduled at CMC for Sat. 3.28.15.
1) Not much interest in doing ordination at conference for those who would be eligible. Plus Rev. Tony and Rev. Heather have reservations about this..
2) There will be a meditation room for a Morning reading of the lesson.

2016 Conference Discussed: Negotiations are happening with Rio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for April 2016. Rev. Tony will update. Needs okay to sign contract. Hope to have people to enroll at New York City conference.
Motion: Rev. Tony be empowered to sign a contract with a Hotel in Las Vegas based on his judgment. Unanimous

Classes: Rev. Dusa Althea successfully teaching Monday drop-in class.

Sunday Service: Rev. Tony thinks things are going well.

Ordaination on 03.15.15:.
#82 Rev. Daphne Blunck
#83 Rev. Gwen Evans
#84 Rev. Jean Pope
#85 Rev. Kim Wilson
New ministers talked too long.

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

Next Meeting, the 153rd, Scheduled Sun. May 24th at 12:45 p.m. Pacific.

Respectfully Submitted Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

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