November 2013 Board Minutes

Somehow these didn’t get posted last month. Sorry!

FRLC Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
2:00 pm MDT/3 pm CDT/1:00 pm PDT/4:00 pm EDT

Attendance: Five members were present on the cll.
Approval of Minutes: verbal report
Treasurer’s report: Excellent report by Treasurer

Coordinator’s report: Coordinator continues to lead with strength
Strong interest of Fellowship of Recovering Lutherans at Luther Seminary in St. Paul with presentation and interaction. Will be preaching at Luther Seminary about Alcoholism in near future. Coordinator’s congregation is considering funding this as a part of their captial campaign.
Newsletter and E-letter to be followed up on
Website reflected 6-8 people attending Thursday call-in meeting
Retreat for this year not working out so will look into Feb, 2015; invited an author but she declined at this time.
Originally, our 501C3 was started in Illinois so we need to have a person from there to file each year. A board member is willing to do so and already received the official letter from the state.

Old Business:
E-newsletter and quarterly newsletter is ready to go with a few more changes. More articles always welcomed.
LCMS relations: two books have been sent to the seminaries.
LCMS District office is being contacted but not sure who liaison is at this time

Next retreat: Recommendation from last month to not have a retreat this year of Fellowship of Recovering Lutherans. Review of discussion about every other year, possibly a cruise in Feb. Coordinator will facilitate details of a cruise considering the input.

New Business:
Letter of appeal to go out to all 214 members at Thanksgiving, reminding all of us what a gift we have been given in sobriety.
Posting Board Minutes on the website: remember confidentiality

Next meeting: December 3, 2:00 pm MDT/3 pm CDT/1:00 pm PDT/4:00 pm EDT

December 2013 Board Minutes

FRLC Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
2:00 pm MDT/3 pm CDT/1:00 pm PDT/4:00 pm EDT

Attendance: Four board members were present.
Approval of Minutes: verbal report
Treasurer’s report: Excellent report by Treasurer

Coordinator’s report: Ed …
Several contacts with fellow clergy alcoholics, one referred by a Bishop
Fund raising letter went out with a few checks received. The amount of the checks has increased over the years. Thank you Brian for your prompt work with this.
Website needs attention after the first of the year so Coordinator can create some changes. Learning another new system…they keep changing.
Our next FRLC Retreat will be in year 2015 ; cruises seem attract the best results in attendance. Coordinator will start the process of finding an appropriate cruise.
Coordinator’s congregation is looking at funding a pilot program for Recovering Lutherans at his church through a capitol campaign appeal; name would be LAA: Lutherans Alive Again. We pray that the congregation approves this capital campaign.
Thursday call in – End of the year schedule occurred on Thanksgiving so there was a little mix up on the meetings but there was interest by several new clergy. Over all, 3-6 call each Thursday for a meeting. New schedule is now set.

Old Business:
E-newsletter and quarterly newsletter is having communication problems between Mac and Microsoft; those involed are working out changes. More articles always welcomed.
LCMS relations are still being followed up.

Reminder of Recommendation for Next retreat: not have a retreat this year of Fellowship of Recovering Lutherans. Review of discussion about every other year, possibly a cruise in Feb. 2014. Coordinator will facilitate details of a cruise considering the input. At that annual meeting we will ask if there is interest in every other year at Holden Village.

New Business:
Posting Board Minutes on the website: remember confidentiality
One board member resigned due to retirement…he is too busy now (haha) We are grateful for all the time and interest he has provided.
Board chair will clean up the list on Board and send it out.

Next meeting: January 7, 2:00 pm MDT/3 pm CDT/1:00 pm PDT/4:00 pm EDT