Tenth month, 2012
We opened with silence. Jeremy read a passage from The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemusu Aiki by Morihei Ueshiba.
We approved the September minutes, with corrections suggested by Sarah.
Cash Flow Report (attached) was reviewed by Sarah accepted with thanks.
The Open House was fun, and the Clerk supports Bill Werling's suggestion that we hold one every six months.
Carlton's Show and Tell: It looks like most people would be able to attend an evening event on Monday or Friday night. Several people would be willing to talk about what they do and several just wanted to listen. Molly will schedule the event in November or December.
A. Finance Committee (attached)
Will be paying for work done by Fountain Valley for baseboard heaters in the bathrooms and outlets in the basement. This has now been paid. Stewardship letters will go out soon. We are setting aside assessments and insurance payments in a separate account, so we have this money available to pay these items when they come due. The report was gratefully accepted.
B. Nominating Committee
[Genie Durland](/Friends/GenieDurland/) has agreed to return to Nominating for a while in the absence of [Jonathan McPhee](/Friends/JonathanMcPhee/). [Bill Werling](/Friends/BillWerling/) will remain on the committee. We approved [Genie](/Friends/GenieDurland/) as a new member.
C. Ministry and Oversight
This committee has not met since August, but will meet soon. [Bill](/Friends/BillDurland/) wondered if we need to designate specific people as "early comers" to make certain that the meeting house is open a bit before 10:00. (Today there were visitors, and the Meeting House was not yet open). No decision was made, but perhaps M&O could consider?
D. Adult Religious Education and Action Committee
[Genie](/Friends/GenieDurland/) had agreed to be the AFSC liaison, and in the role, will bring information to the Meeting. The "We Divest" campaign (boycott/divestment actions) one issue that AFSC is concerned with. They suggest that Meetings consider writing a minute of support about this issue. Attached is a more detailed report which was sent to Colorado Regional. [Genie](/Friends/GenieDurland/) will draft a minute regarding support of AFSC's campaign which we will consider for approval at the Eleventh Month Business Meeting. The Clerk of Finance Committee ([Sarah](/Friends/SarahCallbeck/)) will write a letter to Friends Fiduciary thanking them for their divestment.
E. First Day School report
[Sarah](/Friends/SarahCallbeck/) reports that on Nov. 4 there will be a First Day School parent and child meeting/pizza party at the Meeting House.
F. Meeting Home Committee (attached)
Progress on various building projects was reported. We approved having another open house in April. There was reluctance expressed to do this permanently every six months, but those present felt that another Open House would be good. If anyone has an extra space heater, we could use another one in the basement. Those present felt that the acoustics are better, although not optimal. The FGC Friends Meeting House Fund has received our application for grant money to help cover the cost of a new furnace. They will meet on Nov. 17, so we should be hearing news soon. In addition, [Molly](/Friends/MollyWingate/) has approached Fort Collins Meeting about a potential matching grant. We received a tax bill for the property. Brian Murphy and [Ann](/Friends/AnnDaugherty/) are working on getting an exempt status from the state. The fee to do this will be \$175.
G. Library Report
[Joyce](/Friends/JoyceDoyle/) has put new labels in all our library books with our new address.
We discussed the fact that a visitor went down into the basement during Meeting looking for the bathroom. Lisa will make two signs: One for the bathrooms and one for "Religious Education."
Do we need a "steward" of the building, especially once we have other groups using the building? There are times when the building will be used without charge, such as an event or group that is an extension of the Meeting's work (such as the War Tax resisters).
Bill commented that the Meeting seems to be in accord with one another when it comes to the new Meeting House, and we are all grateful for this equanimity.
Genie wondered if we should email guests and just thank them for coming. (They visited Palo Alto Meeting, and they received an email later, which they felt was very kind). Ann has agreed to do this for the Meeting.
Jeremy plans to go live with our new web site in mid-November. Jeremy will send a link out for everyone to review. He would appreciate your comments and suggestions. People can have their own pages if they like, so if you want to send Jeremy information about yourself for your personal page, please do.
We closed in silence.
In the Light,
Acting recording clerk