November 2018 Board Minutes

FRLC Board Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 1, 2018

12:00 pm MDT/1:00 pm CDT/11:00 am PDT/2:00 pm EDT


Present: Bohdan, Beth, Tom, Melanie. Ed, Roger, Tom & Melanie were on a pre-meeting call as Ed had an opportunity to speak at a college class at St. Cloud on Addiction Ministry. Melanie took notes and shared it as Ed’s report below.


Check-in and opening prayer:  Melanie opened in prayer.


Minutes: The minutes from September were received.


Treasurer’s Report: Beth resigned from the position. Funds have been transferred from the Conference account to the FRLC general fund as authorized at the FRLC Annual Meeting. Automatic payments were set up for Ed’s stipend during Beth’s tenure as treasurer. Moved, seconded and passed to Authorize Ed to seek a member of the local Addiction & Faith Conference planning committee to serve as treasurer for both accounts. The FRLC has had non-members as treasurer before.


Coordinator’s Report: We continue to get positive feedback on the Addiction and Faith Conference, including reports from health care professionals that they found it to be very helpful.


Plans are beginning to be made for next year, including hotel arrangements and date.

Grant funding is being sought to expand the Conference on a nationwide basis, offering Addiction and Faith Conferences in various locations around the country.


There was discussing about the FRLC giving a significant gift from Conference proceeds to thank Transfiguration Lutheran Church for supporting Ed’s work on the Conference. Beth wrote the resolution which passed unanimously. The resolution and funds were given to Transfiguration.


There was discussion on speakers for the next Conference.


We need to identify a local agent in Illinois. Ed will check with Bishop Patricia Lull regarding the best way to proceed with this.


New business: Should we have an FRLC retreat focused on caring for one another and spiritual nurture apart from the Conference? The retreat associated with the Conference was mostly work we needed to do in order to host the conference. Please think about this and be prepared to discuss it at our next meeting.


Tom closed the meeting with prayer.


Next regular Board meeting: Thursday, December 6.

12:00 pm MST/1:00 pm CST/11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST

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