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

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About Pastor Melanie

Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Anaconda, Montana
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