167th Meeting of the Community Miracles Center Board of Directors (**Public Copy)
07.23.17 1:30 p.m. at CMC Office — 3006 Buchanan, Unit 1
Directors Present 7: Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Roxie Benson, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Kelly Hallock
Directors Absent 1: Rev. Peter Graham
Minutes for 166th Meeting Read and Accepted or Amended.
Officially welcome Rev. Kelly to the CMC Board of Directors.
Financial Reports: 2nd qtr. 2017
Profit and Loss: Apr. 1 2017 to Jun. 30 2017 (2nd qtr. 2017)
Income $31,213.22 Expenses $30,529.46 Income Remaining $683.76
Equity Report: Jun. 30, 2017
Current $43,796.77 Apr. 1, 2017 42,693.96 Gain of Equity $1,102.81
This is good, especially considering we had $3,282.90 termination fee with Earthlink paid this quarter. Rev. Kelly doing a wonderful job with new bookkeeping methods. We received a $1,000 donation from Julie Vance and her company Verizon will be matching it in August. “Thank you! We received a $1,200 donation from Rev. Tedosio to help with our architect expense. “Thank you!”
Discussion about encouraging people to pay with checks instead of credit cards to avoid paying the credit card processing fees and giving income to the banking system.
Supporting Member Report:
Currently 101 Supporting Members — $5,761.66 / month pledged, average $57.05 / member
Net decrease of 6 Supporting Members and loss of $225/month
Gained 1: Herminia Escobar
Lost 7: Dolores Pieper, Liz Heller, Edwina Young, Karla Middlebrooks, Suzie Harned, Rev. Adrienne Bermingham, Laura Wright
Associate Minister Report:
Currently 18 Associate Ministers — net loss of 1
Lost 1: Rev. Linda Chappo (no longer speaks for Sunday Gatherings)
19 students in paid classes.
3 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony teaches
5 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Tony, Rev. Kelly teaches
4 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul teaches
4 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim teaches
3 TWOM Students — Julie Vance teaches
LGBTQ and Beyond continues at 875 Post - Rev. Peter teaches
Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 875 Post - Rev. Dusa Althea teaches
ACIM-2 Ministerial projects are better
In program w/ projects
Steve Ibarra — Support person for Sunday Gathering
Sue Riley - post regularly (weekly) to our Supporting Member Facebook Group
Julie Vance - teaches The Way of Mastery class
David Murdock - posting on Facebook group — will probably teach an ACIM Gather Program. We need to give David a deadline to get his project started.
New CMC Board Members:
We need to have between 7 to 15 Board Members and are supposed to have an odd number. Currently 8. Two posible Supporting Members were discussed. Keep on Agenda.
Rev. Kelly’s Parsonage Compensation:
Motion: CMC give Rev. Kelly a $100 parsonage cost of living increase, starting August 2017. Total Parsonage Allowance will be $2,600 / month. Unanimous
242 tickets sold or people otherwise enrolled
208 Sold Tickets
This is below projections. Rev. Tony has started a conversation with hotel about adjusting contract. Rev. Tony has decided not to raise price as cost seems to be a major hindrance to getting enrollees. Current price is $549. Discussion about finding ways to produce less expensive Conferences. Eliminating meals was considered.
Discussion about adding different Presenters to future line-ups.
Sunday Gathering at 875 Post:
Attendance has been irregular. We did have better 1st 3 weeks in July: 7.2 = 12 / 7.9 = 11 / 7.16 = 14. Rev. Kelly and Rev. Tony talked about feeling lack of support for the Sunday Gathering by the congregation. We have let go of musicians for the time being. CMC Congregation singing 2 songs.
Suggestion of moving Sunday Gathering to 1353 Bush in the Music Studios. This would begin integration of CMC into Music City framework. Pros and cons discussed. Rev. Kelly and Rev. Tony will look at Rev. Rudy’s suggestion of rehearsal studio 18.
Address Issue with 3006 Office:
We did get a SF Business Registration and a SFMTA Parking Permit. It was a “miracle.” We should be receiving a Resale Permit any day. We have confirmed that it was sent by phone. A hole has been cut to look at foundation as per structural engineer’s request. Architect has sent a proposal to Rev. Rudy to consider.
Motion: Rev. Rudy start a open format ACIM/ACOL class in the business office at 1353 Bush Street Saturday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Unanimous.
He believes this will be a good segue into us moving the CMC into Music City. He would need back-up teachers because he is sometimes out of town.
Our partnership continues. We rarely get donations from our Sunday appeals, although we did get $100 recently. Lyn Johnson tells us that summers are traditionally slow with low attendance but our programs do get listeners.
Rev. Josh & Rev. Mary
Rev. Joan Goss should be starting soon but there are tech issues
David Murdock may be starting one.
New Vision for CMC:
Need to set date for fall retreat for us to create a new “vision” and new Mission Statement for CMC. Rev. Tony has been working on ideas. If at all possible every Board Member should attend. Going out of San Francisco to get out of usual mode of perceiving would be ideal. It would also be very good to get a picture of the full CMC Board of Directors. It would be nice to be able to show “real” people.
An phone ordination for 6 people is scheduled for Sat. 7.29 at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Adjourned 3:15 p.m.
Next Meeting would be Sunday September 24, 2017. Please put this in your calendars so that you don’t make other plans.
Respectfully submitted: Rev. Tony Ponticello acting Secretary
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