FRLC Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Present: Beth, Melanie, Ed & Tom. Bohdan was excused due to family health emergency and Rob due to work. As all had limited time, we skipped check in. Arthur has resigned from the board and was thanked for his service.
Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting No minutes were taken in July. Bohdan emailed a draft Memorandum of Understanding between FRLC and Transfiguration Lutheran Church and reported that we hired a Conference Sales Director, Joanne Kittridge to assist on obtaining sponsors for the Addiction and Faith Conference.
Treasurer’s report Received by email. The FRLC account balance at the end of July is $1036. After the coordinator’s stipend for last month and this month comes out of it (he has received July’s payment) our balance will be quite low. A newsletter is in the process of being sent out now. This has been the major source of donations in the past.
Coordinator’s Report: Registration for the Addiction & Faith Conference currently stands at 125. 27 states are represented, including members of 11 denominations and 2 countries. The workshops and speakers are coming together and all looks great. There will be twice as many workshops as last year.
Board members should have received an email on the financial status of the Conference. We are without several advance gifts/grants which has been noted earlier. Expenses are similar to last year except for administrative costs, including Ed’s time. That expense was included in Ed’s calculations. We have a grant application underway and are pursuing other donors.
Board members, please help by:
-asking your church to contribute funds
-thinking of people to ask for donations. Get their information to Ed.
-encouraging people to attend
-sharing Ed’s “Addiction & Faith Fundraiser” on your Facebook page
FRLC Retreat at the Conference: Melanie has recruited Rob N. to work with her on the planning. They will be in touch with Ed on the schedule.
Next month we will consider the proposed Memorandum of Understanding.
Beth closed with prayer.