Minutes for the 173rd Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)

09.23.18 1:30 p.m. at CMC Office — 3006 Buchanan, Unit 4

Directors Present (4): Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham.
Directors absent (3): Rev. Kelly Hallock, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

Minutes for 172nd Meeting Read and accepted as amended.

Financial Reports:

There is no new financial report. We are still in the midst of the 3rd quarter, Jul.-Sep.

     As of Sat. 9.22.18
     Bank of America: $89,885.29
     J P Morgan: $91,041.96

3rd quarter should be very good. Lots of 2019 Boston income. If 3rd quarter IS good as predicted we could have ~$25,000 income remaining by end of Sep. (end of 3rd quarter).

Still have not completed the San Francisco Conference final bookkeeping yet. This is not good. Rev. Tony is too busy. Again, he hopes to do it soon. Computer problems caused delays. MacMini was in the shop for 2 weeks but has been fixed now. Looking for new Sunday Gathering location has been time consuming and not getting regular help in the office is a big problem.

Supporting Member Reports:

Currently 102 Supporting Members — $5,466.66 / month pledged, average $53.59 / member (net gain of 2 Supporting Members, gain of $65 / month)

     Gained 5: Sharon Martin, Benjamin Onelove, Marie Lisby, Corinna Gruber, Sue Dobrolski
     Lost 3: Liz Heller, Lyn Johnson, Luus van Leeuwen

Healing Team Report: There are now 55 Supporting Members on the Healing Team. More than half of our Supporting Members are on the Healing Team.

Rev. Tony did a Healing Team promotion that was very successful. We got 3 new members from it.

Associate Minister Report

Currently 14 Associate Ministers — no change
We should add Rev. Julie Vance, Rev. Steve Ibarra and Rev. Sharon Casey ought to be listed on the Associate minister list. We will check on Rev. David Murdock to see if he is still doing his class.

Class Reports:

     20 students in paid classes - no change.

     3 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
     6 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Kelly
     6 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
     3 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim
     2 TWOM Students — Rev. Julie

Rev. Tony wants to do class promotion.

Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond continues at 875 Post - Rev. Peter
Monday Miracles Meeting continues at 875 Post - Rev. Dusa Althea
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy
The attendance continues to grow.

ACIM-2 Ministerial projects are better
In program w/ projects
Jack Owen - doing an ACIM Gather program
Sharon Martin (new) - will post weekly or more on Facebook groups
Deb Marlin (new) - will do an ACIM Gather program
Benjamin Onelove (new) – will write an article for Miracles Monthly by beginning of Dec.
Lydia Houston (new) - project not determined yet
(Rev. Sharon Casey continues in ACIM-2 even though she was ordained so no project.)

Sunday Gathering Reports:

Average attendance since last Board meeting (Aug. & Sep. - 7 Gatherings) was 10.86. Slight increase since last report. Live Streaming the Sunday Gatherings on the CMC Web Site continues. Last week's ordination was LiveStream record with 26 views.

 

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

 

NEW BUSINESS

2019 Boston Conference:

     Ticket Reports
     10 Staff
     24 Presenters
     19 Unassigned block tickets
     397 Assigned tickets
     -----------------------
     440 Total Tickets

     34 tickets @ $0
     10 tickets @ $375
     212 tickets @ $449
     172 tickets @ $499
     12 tickets @ $549
     -----------------------
     440 Total Tickets

     225 Tickets in blocks
     215 Tickets not in blocks
     -----------------------
     440 Total Tickets

Everything is steady moving towards Boston. We just increased our block to 800 sleeping rooms. Original contract was only for 400.

Ordination Held Sunday Sep. 16, 2018 In San Francisco:

     #114 Sharon Casey
     #115 Tameer Siddiqui

CMC Publishing Inclusive Language Version of ACIM (The Original Edition):

No progress on the project since last meeting and Rev. Tony has talked with CIMS that the Board has approved it.

Rev. Rudy is Selling 875 Post:

Initial sale did not go through so we do not need to move immediately. The Women's Building as a possibility fell through. Rev. Vincent has a possibility for Sunday Gathering at 25 Van Ness where he works. Classes could be held at CMC Office at 3006 Buchanan in room #4.

Possible 2020 Conference in Los Angeles:

We received a contract Sat. (yesterday) from Omni Hotel in Los Angeles and have a substantial signing bonus if we sign before the end of Sep. (Fri.). It looks good. Rev. Tony is getting verbal commitments from Presenters for participation. Gary & Cindy Renard, Yasuko Kasaki, and MaryBeth Scalice have agreed. Several more are due to respond this week. Dates are May 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2020 (Thu. thru Sun.). Rev. Tony feels we should have a "Vision" theme to take advantage of the obvious meme "2020 Vision."

Staff Situation:

Rev. Tony reported on the current situation with Staff and office work. We have hired Rev. Steve to work part time and he was worked for the past 2 weeks, but just a few hours a week. Availability is limited. Garrick continues to have limmted availability as well, but is very good when he is there. Still need more staff hours and hoping between the two of them there will be enough. Hopefully both of their schedule conflicts will ease up in the future but there is no guarantee. Steve will begin working regularly on Tuesday for about 3 to 4 hours a week. We would like to have Garrick for 9 hours a week. This along with Rev. Kelly’s work hours would equal to having a full-time employee. Rev. Tony will talk to them.

 New Computer Equipment:

Rev. Tony and Garrick believe we should get a new computer when the new MacMini's come out which should be before the endof the year.

 

Next Meeting
Sunday Nov. 25, 2018 (after Thanksgiving)

 

Respectfully Submitted, Rev. Peter Graham, Secretary

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