November 2020 FRLC Board Minutes

FRLC Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, November 3, 2020

2:00 pm MST/3:00 pm CST/1:00 pm PST/4:00 pm EST

Tom led the meeting in Bohdan’s absence.

            Present: Otto, Paul, Tom, Karen, Melanie, Ed. Bohdan and Michelle communicated that they were unable to attend.

Check In & Prayer: Paul opened in prayer.

Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting MSP (Otto, Karen) to accept the minutes.

            Treasurer’s report As of the end of October, the  FRLC Membership account balance was $1481.88, the  Conference account balance was $49,551.60and the Center of A&F account balance was $16,250.99.  The FRLC non-profit Annual Report was filed in Illinois, with the requisite $15 payment. Conference expenses included Ed’s stipend, expenses for home office renovations, and a payment to the hotel. MSP (Melanie, Otto) to accept this report.  

Mission Statement subcommittee: Otto, Karen and Melanie. Two meetings were held,the subcommittee discussed approaches to Mission Statements and two ideas were proposed and emailed to board members. After discussion, MSP (Melanie, Otto) seconded to adopt the following draft Mission Statement to be used to guide our work and be presented at the next annual meeting for adoption: “Guided by the Spirit, FRLC brings together Lutheran clergy to strengthen and advocate for recovery through mutual support.”

Meeting with Grant Writer: Ed and Otto will be meeting with Jane Clark to explore possibilities for funding our work. The company she works for does the grant writing for no charge, offering paid services as the organization develops. Ed & Otto will meet with her on November 18. MSP (Paul, Tom) to engage in this conversation. The board authorized sharing information from the mission statement draft if it would be helpful, with the understanding that these are preliminary documents.

The possibility of meeting before the next Board meeting was discussed, however, since the meeting with the grant writer is so close to Thanksgiving, we will continue the conversation at the December board meeting.

Otto closed the meeting in prayer.

Next meeting: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2:00 pm MDT/3:00 pm CDT/1:00 pm PDT/4:00 pm EDT