Minutes 166th Meeting of the Community Miracles Center Board of Directors (**Public Copy)
05.26.17 1:30 p.m. at CMC Office — 3006 Buchanan, Unit 1
Directors Present 6: Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Peter Graham, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Ted Samora
Directors Absent 1: Rev. Roxie Benson,
Minutes for 165th Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.
Financial Reports: 1st qtr. 2017
Profit and Loss: Jan. 1 2017 to Mar. 31 2017 (first qtr. 2017)
Income $27,751.74 Expenses $26,989.64 Income Remaining $762.10*
Equity Report: Mar. 31, 2017
Current $42,693.96 Jan. 1, 2017 $40,727.67 Gain of Equity $1,966.29
*Special Expense loss of deposit 0f $3,100 actually makes this (-$2,337.90)
We have created an entirely new bookkeeping process which includes downloading the transactions from Bank of America, & Chase Credit Card. We are using new computer and a new version of Quickbooks. We started all accounts from scratch with completely new file. Rev. Kelly did a tremendous job and deserves recognition.
This new updated method of bookkeeping will reduce how much time we have to spend on bookkeeping by about 10 hours a month. We want to specifically acknowledge how much work Rev. Kelly did to help us transition to this updated program.
Still $6,804 in the J.P. Morgan account.
Supporting Member Report:
Currently 107 Supporting Members — 5,986.66 / month pledged, average $55.95 / member
Net decrease of 1 Supporting Members and gain of $80/month
Gained 2: John Dunlop, Susan Bancroft,
John Dunlop receives Miracles Monthly because of ordering books and is inspired by our approach to studying and practicing ACIM.
Susan Bancroft is a student of recently ordained Rev. Lisbett Christensen and is joining Rev. Kelly’s ACIM-1 class.
Lost 3: Susan Ensey, Rev. Franz Enciso, Rev. Jesse Brune-Horan,
Susan Ensey stopped. We don’t know why.
Rev. Franz Enciso is not coming anymore since we moved and stopped the First Friday Healing Ritual.
Rev. Jesse Brune-Horan has not given us a reason why he decided to stop being a Supporting Member.
Associate Minister Report:
Currently 19 Associate Ministers — net loss of 1
Gained 1: Rev. Les Sanchez (helps at Sunday Gathering, Joined Fellowship committee)
Lost 2: Rev. Daniel Tipton (Not going to be conference staff)
Rev. Alicia Albahae (No longer helps at CMC Sunday Gathering)
22 students in paid classes.
3 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony teaches
This initially had a higher number of students but they left for a variety of reasons.
6 ACIM-1 Students — Rev. Tony, Rev. Kelly teaches
6 ACIM-2 Students — Rev. Paul teaches
4 ACOL Students — Rev. Kim teaches
3 TWOM Students — Julie Vance teaches
Julie Vance will start her TWOM Master Class Wed. May 31 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific. Class will use Zoom.
Rev. Kelly resurrected the Tue. 8:00 a.m. ACIM-1 class. She is using Zoom. It started Tue. May 23.
LGBTQ and Beyond continues at 875 Post on Wed. Rev. Peter teaches.
Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 875 Post on Mon. - Rev. Dusa Althea teaches.
ACIM-2 Ministerial projects are still a problem. It is also a problem getting the ministers-in-training to commit to their projects.
In program w/ projects.
Steve Ibarra — Support person for Sunday Gathering and he will be required to attend regularly while he is taking the ACIM-2.
Alex Melgarejo — Support person for Sunday Gathering.
Sue Riley - post regularly (weekly) to our Supporting Member Facebook Group.
Julie Vance - starts The Way of Mastery class Wed. May 31, 2017. Before that she posted to the Facebook page.
David Murdock - recently joined. Project not determined yet
Peggy Griffith — currently repeating class
New CMC Board Members?
We need to have between 7 to 15 Board Members. Currently we have the minimum of 7. 3 prospects were considered. The Board discussed the options and benefits of adding a Board Member. Rev. Kelly and others were discussed again as possible members. Several spoke of Rev. Kelly’s considerable contribution and the amazing skills she brings to the CMC. Rev. Tony noted that while there are some issues because he supervises her, that he will not be able to sustain his pace of work indefinitely and that Rev. Kelly would benefit from learning how to work with the Board as she takes on more responsibility. There were concerns about how being on the Board would complicate Rev. Tony’s ability to be Rev. Kelly’s supervisor.
Motion: Rev. Kelly be asked to be a member of the CMC Board of Directors. Passed
By a 5 to 1 margin the motion carried. Rev. Kelly will be asked to join the CMC Board.
The Board briefly discussed anotehr minister as a candidate, but it was felt it was too soon to consider ths person.
DavidPaul and Candace Doyle have dropped out as Presenters.
227 tickets sold or people otherwise enrolled
115 in blocks — no names yet
78 we have information
Hotel will not give us Direct Billing. We have paid them $55,000 up to this point.
Sunday Gathering at 875 Post:
Attendance has decreased. This could be seasonal. Musicians very difficult to find and paying them $50 seems questionable. Will talk about this at the next meeting. Perhaps use musicians occasionally and not every week.
Address Issue with 3006 Office:
The current office requires some upgrades to get the unit meeting code. The most outstanding concern is the ceiling height which requires the floor to be lowered. The Board discussed whether we should continue at the current space or find another space. After much discussion Rev. Rudy, who is the owner of the building, committed to work with the Board on seeing if the unit could be made into a legal business address which would include lowering the floor.
Rev. Rudy reported on progress moving office to Music City at 1355 Bush. He reported that Music City is in negotiations with several high profile music related organizations who would share the space and use the facility for teaching, producing, and music concerts. He said we needed to do some work on aligning the CMC mission with Music City so that we are compatible with these organizations and the Music City Vision.
Rev. Peter brought up idea of having a day long “retreat” in the fall to discuss vision for the CMC long term, in a more relaxed atmosphere when all considerations could be given adequate time. General agreement to plan this day-long event.
Rev. Tony give a quick report on what is happening with our partnership with One Mind Foundation. Things are going well. Current programs conducted by CMC or CMC Ordained Ministers:
Rev. Josh & Rev. Mary
(Rev. Joan Goss should be starting soon.)
An ordination was held on Sat. Apr. 8 at Nick’s in Pacifica. Dinner was served after the ordination. Five new MC Ministers:
99: Lisbett Christensen
100: Brenda Culbertson
101: Brooke Vernon Grant
102: Janelle Karas
103: Les Sanchez
25 people attended
Next Meeting will be Sunday July 23, 2017. Please put this in your calendars so that you don’t make other plans.
Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary
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