Minutes of Meeting April 12, 2005
Members in Attendance: Mary Alice Smith, Linda Beall, Piper Padillia, Barbara Nowicki, Sally Hanchett, Tom Beall, David Banister, Peter Schoenbucher, Miki Ohlsen. Also present Rev. Amy Bowden Freedman.
Minutes: The minutes of the board meeting for March were approved with one correction: Structure North recommended temporary measures to stabilize the pinnacle and front gable of the sanctuary plus the creation of a temporary structure to protect the bells in the steeple from falling bricks.
Focus on the Big Picture: The board reviewed the goals for the year and discussed ideas for disseminating the reports for the steeple and capital needs assessment. A new committee will be formed to develop a plan on how to make decisions with the congregation.
President’s Report: Mary Alice updated the board on the fire code issues. Attorney Turner Scott has been retained and is investigating what has to be done to comply with the Fire Marshal’s specifications. The Annual Meeting will be held on May 19, at 6:30. The format will be a dessert forum for the congregation to receive and vote on the slate of officers, the proposed budget and the ordination of Wendy Jones.
Minister’s Report: Amy updated the board
on the Cabin Fever Book Sale, reported on the excellent adventure she and
Alison had with the youth group in
Boston, announced the date for this year’s Crop Walk and important
Personnel Report: Miki presented a comparison of Aquidneck
Island music director salaries to be considered when making budget decisions
VOTE: The board asks the Director of Religious Education to administer a criminal background check policy for anyone working with children in accordance with insurance company requirements.
Barbara Nowicki seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
The budget was discussed and reviewed.
Other Business: There was no other business reported.
Adjournment: Tom Beall made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Barbara
Nowicki seconded, and the meeting was adjourned.
Piper Padillia, Clerk