Minutes for the 177th Meeting of the Community Miracles Center
Board of Directors (**Public Copy)
07.28.19 12:50 p.m. at 25 Van Ness Avenue

Directors Present 7: Rev. Tony Ponticello, Rev. Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh, Rev. Tedosio Samora, Rev. Rudy Colombini, Rev. Kelly Hallock, Rev. Vincent Fuqua, Rev. Peter Graham
Directors Absent 0:  


Minutes for 176th Meeting Read and Accepted as Amended.

Financial Reports:

1st quarter 2019
Profit and Loss: Jan. 1 2019 to Mar. 31 2019 (1st qtr. 2019)
Income $40,876.49 Expenses $37,801.21 Income Remaining $3,075.28

Equity Report: Mar. 31, 2019
Jan. 1 2019 $86,076.61, Mar. 31, 2019 $82,588.64, Gain of Equity $3,487.97

Full Year 2018 (revised)
Profit and Loss: Jan. 1 2018 to Dec. 31 2018 (Full Year 2018)
Income $310,194.23 Expenses $283,768.18 Income Remaining $26,426.05

Equity Report: Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31 2018 $82,588.64, Jan. 1 2018 $56,297.84, Gain of Equity $26,290.80

As of Sat. 07.27.19
Bank of America: $71,696.61
J P Morgan: $26,854.56
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TOTAL ...... $98,551.17

Supporting Member Report

Currently 102 Supporting Members — $5,451.66 / month pledged, average $53.50 / member (no change in Sup. Mem., loss of $5 / month)

Gained 2: Pucky Junghans, Anthony Bopp
Lost 2: Rev. Sue Riley, Rev. Brad Pethoud

Healing Team Report: There are now 57 Supporting Members on the Healing Team. (55.9% of Supporting Members)

Motion: A former member has asked to be a Supporting Member but only contribute $20 / month even though they is not 65 yet. Discussion. 4 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstain. Motion carries.

Associate Minister Report

Currently 16 Associate Ministers —
Loss of 1: Rev. Brad Pethoud

Class Report

22 students in paid classes - loss 2.

5 ACIM Circle of Atonement Students - Rev. Tony
4 ACIM-1 Students - Rev. Paul
9 ACIM-2 Students - Rev. Paul, Rev. Tony
4 ACOL Students - Rev. Kim

Thursday LGBTQ & Beyond continues at 3006 Buchanan - Rev. Peter
Marvelous Monday Miracles Meeting (M4) continues at 3006 Buchanan - Rev. Dusa Althea
Saturday ACIM Class continues at 1000 Chestnut - Rev. Rudy

ACIM-2 Ministerial Projects
In program w/ projects
   Jack Owen - completed, waiting to be ordained
   Sharon Martin - posts weekly or more on Facebook groups
   Deb Marlin - posts weekly or more on Facebook groups
   Benjamin Onelove – wrote his article, doing book reviews for Miracles Monthly -- behind
   Lydia Huston - ACIM Gather program
   Deb Canja - developing new "Teacher Certification" program. Helping to administrate program
   Margarita Marinkovich -- teaching a CMC affiliated Russian language ACIM group in Carlsbad, CA
   David Brunn – On San Francisco Sunday Service Committee / AV Team
   Garrick Wilhelm – On San Francisco Sunday Service Committee / AV Team

Motion: The Thu. Circle of Atonement class be changed to 90 minutes with no break (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) instead of 2 hours with a 12 minute break (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
Lively discussion both before and after motion was made. 3 in favor, 3 against, 1 abstain. Motion does not carry.

Discussion about whether to start another TWOM class held briefly. Tabled.

Sunday Gathering Report

Average attendance since last Board meeting (3.24.19 to 7.21.19 - 19 Gatherings) was 10.6, a slight decrease over last report. Spring is usually a decrease. Sunday committee is strong.

Still lots of technical challenges. Garrick is working on them. It is frustrating.

Rev. Vincent has secured the 25 Van Ness Community Room until end of July 2020. "Thank you."

Discussion about new speakers for Sunday. Any new speakers would have to work with Rev. Tony and be appropriate. Current approved speakers are: Rev. Tony, Rev. Kelly, Rev. Peter, Rev. Vincent, Rev. Sharon and that is all.


Teacher Certification Program using Circle of Atonement Book and class for "ACIM-1" equivalent.

Unfortunately no progress has been made. There has been no time to work on it. General consensus that there needs to be substantial progress, or we need to discuss canceling this program at this time. Rev. Tony said he would work on it with Deb Canja.

Staff Situation

Staff situation is better. Garrick is working more. Rev. Steve works a little. Rev. Tony feels things are better.


2019 Boston Conference

Boston Conference was very successful. However there were fewer people actually attending than we had planned. 28 tickets were refunded for the ½ price amount (6.7% of 415 expected). These were mostly from unsold Presenters blocks. 29 (7.0% of 415 expected) people paid in full and just didn't show up. Final count was 386. We paid meals for 397. This was paying for 11 more than were actually there.

Final bookkeeping is still a few months away. We did take in largest Conference collection ever. Current estimate is $7,218.32. We let people continue to make donations to the Conference after the Conference was over. $1,217.32 more collected after Conference was over.

The survey results were excellent: 209 responded 54% response rate (very good)

59.90% Excellent
30.92% Very Good
6.76% Good (97.58% "Good" or much better)
2.42% Fair

33.82% Much better than expected
42.03% Better than expected
22.71% About What I Expected (98.66% "What I expected" or much better)
<1.00% Worse than expected
< .50% Much worse than I expected

40.29% Excellent value for the money
33.98% Above average value for the money
21.84% Average value for the money (96.11% "Average value" for the money or much better)
2.91% Below average value for the money
<1.00% Poor value for the money

51.44% 1st time at CMC Conference
37.98% Attended 2 to 4 CMC Conference
10.58% Attended 5 or more CMC Conference

Best cities for future Conferences (in no particular order): New Orleans LA, New York City NY, Washington DC, Chicago IL, San Diego CA, Seattle WA, International: Vancouver Canada, Toronto Canada

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

No progress on the project since last meeting. Rev. Tony has not had the time to start and he doesn't see any time opening up soon. It's in Holy Spirit's hands.

2020 Conference In Los Angeles

Finalizing list of Presenters. 17 have confirmed. 2 more invitations are out and waiting to hear back. Might give one more invitation. Could take 20 maximum. We had 19 in Boston 2019 and San Francisco 2018.

Currently 243 signed up:
   155 in blocks sold to Presenters (4 assigned currently)
    61 paid deposit or full
    19 Presenters
     8 Staff

Rev. Tony has been very proactive and successful in getting Presenters to buy at least blocks of 10.

Conference dates May 21, 22, 23, 24, 2020 (Thu.-Sun. Memorial Day Weekend 2020. Memorial Day is Mon. May 25)

2021 ACIM Conference

Rev. Tony is in negotiation with Omni Shoreham in downtown Washington DC. We are negotiating a 5% total rebate on catering and sleeping room income if we sign contract by end of August. This could be worth $10,000 or more. Catering price good in Washington DC. Inclusive price $66.55 / meal. (tip is included but not sales tax).

Conference dates May 27, 28, 29, 30, 2021 (Thu.-Sun. Memorial Day Weekend 2021. Memorial Day is Mon. May 31)

Meeting adjourned 2:15 p.m.

Next Meeting

Sunday September 22nd

Respectfully Submitted: Rev. Tony Ponticello acting Secretary

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