FRLC Board Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Check In & Prayer Bohdan, Brian, Gary, Mary, Ed & Melanie were present. All checked in. Tom led us in prayer.
Minutes from July Meeting were approved.
Treasurer’s report The current balance is $1175.65. The full report will be emailed to Board members following the meeting. The Schwan’s campaign brought in about $32. While the major part of the campaign is over, smaller amounts will continue to come in. There was a question about Amazon Smile. We received a small amount: most recently $13. $5 was received earlier.
Coordinator’s report: The last lecture of the recovery series at Transfiguration is happening this month. The one break out session that was consistently attended was the Conscious Contact meeting with drumming. They are thinking of continuing it on a weekly basis.
He is waiting to resolve the staffing situation at TLC. It looks like they might be able to call their former intern to develop the lay fellowship.
He is working on a grant from the Synodical funds returned from the Portico Health Initiative. The funds are designated for Health and Wellness grants, so Ed is applying for $5000 for FRLC to be used for initial retreat for the lay fellowship.
Contributions have been coming in as a response to the newsletter.
He was contacted by the Michigan Synod regarding resources for a pastor who relapsed. Ed sent them a copy of the Impaired Professionals Policy. They found it helpful and have indicated they will be in touch for further assistance.
He received a report from mailing service after sending the newsletter. There are 25 people who have moved and have new addresses. He updated the database accordingly.
He met with the Synod Deployed Evangelism and Mission staff person (DEM) and pitched idea of the new Fellowship. She responded positively and was just heading to a meeting with other DEMS and Reuben Duran from ELCA Churchwide. She said she would share the idea at the meeting and explore funding ideas.
-2016 FRLC retreat ideas – (Bohdan and Melanie) Melanie reviewed the information she emailed to the Board. Discussion included a suggestion to ask participants to chip in and make up the difference if we fall short of the minimum ten participants, weather in Colorado and how rugged the facility is. Bohdan was thanked for his offer to assist with the financing of the event given the state of the treasury. The Board agreed the last week of April would be the preferred date. It was moved, seconded and passed to enter into a contract with Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado for the last week of April, Monday-Thursday and to proceed with developing publicity, offering various options for privacy and cost. It would be helpful to have good attendance by the Board and to have the Board encourage others to attend. Please let Bohdan or Melanie know if you will be coming.
New Business: Please let Bohdan know if you have items for the agenda in the future.
Mary closed us with the Lord’s Prayer.
Next meeting: October 7, 2015 2:00 pm MDT/2 pm CDT/1:00 pm PDT/3:00 pm EDT 12:00 pm