Open Worship in Silence 11:42am
Thinking this morning of the practice of graditute, power spiritual practice around perspective. How does it relate to Friends testimonies? Most obvious answer to Ginger graditute supports simplicity. An acknowledgement of what is good, a letting go of what we don't have, kind of craving that Buddhist. Graditute for what is good. Never made that connection, associated with graditute new age or 12 steps programs, new insight on how graditute supports simplicity.
Approval of May minutes Yes, any corrections or concerns? Meeting approves and accepts the Minutes for fifth month.
Cash Flow Report Questions or clarifications? Beginning balance in May \$3,544.27, deposited in May \$586.03, transfer of \$5,656.97 from Susan B. Anthony fund. Total outlays of \$12,637.65. Present balance 3,074.62.
Emergency Reserve ENT Credit Union \$532.83, other reserves at ENT is 59.76. Current balance is 2,842.65. Reserve Fund at Friends Fiduciary is 2,715.26. \$305 in donations to General Fund and \$75 for Building Fund.
a. Finance Committee
i. Revised budget update The main reason to revise the budget was the new meeting house. Need to set certain set aside for insurance. The mortgage is a new account. Waiting for amortization schedule from the lender, other new accounts are maintenance account, hospitality supplies \$100, utilities \$175 a month based on actual cost. Finance committee report we are on track up-to-date, pledges and amount. We have a projected shortfall of \$4,000 incoming although we have a prudent reserve to cover. We need to start figuring out to bring in more funds from renting out space and/or increase in donations. Increase of expenses include additional \$500 accounting services. Deepest graditute and especially to [Sarah](/Friends/SarahCallbeck/). ii. Dispersement recommendations Local distribution of \$100.00 with the updated list. New Foundations Nonviolence Center hasn't had a donation since Feb 2008. Facility workshops in Canon City. Good training for nonviolence. A lot of organizations that provide food, food supplies are running low. Food donations decrease in the summer. We have never given to Silver Key food bank. Ecumenical Services Ministries might know where need is greatest, they provide additional information on their services. Care & Share Food bank provides, split \$100, 50/50 between Silver Key and Care & Share.
b. Nominating Committee
i. Replacement for [Molly](/Friends/MollyWingate/), [Jonathan](/Friends/JonathanMcPhee/) and [Molly](/Friends/MollyWingate/) current members. [Molly](/Friends/MollyWingate/) is standing down as she assumes Clerk duties. [Molly](/Friends/MollyWingate/) service is opportunity for spiritual growth and service. Spirit will move. What is the charge of the Nominating Committee? Find Friends to fulfill and match talents and experiences with opportunities for services. Let [Jonathan](/Friends/JonathanMcPhee/) know if you are interested. Question, can you have a committee with just one member? No, also committee member needs to be able to attend meeting.
c. Ministry and Oversight
i. [Val Phillips](/Friends/ValPhillips/) transfer of membership. [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/) wants to transfer her membership from Mountain Friends to Colorado Springs Meeting. She lives in Gardner, with intentional community and organic farms, not only Quakers there is a worship group under care of the Mountain Friends Meeting. M&O hasn't had a clearness committee with [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/) but she has expressed interest. Need to have a clearness committee to see the way clear for both [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/) and our meeting. [Bill](/Friends/BillDurland/) can schedule a clearness committee for [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/) to transfer, [Bill](/Friends/BillDurland/) and [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/) will come up with the clearness committee. M&O will make recommendation if they find clearness to transfer [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/)'s membership. ii. Gardner Worship Group Request for care of Gardner Worship Group, does the Colorado Springs Meeting have the capacity for this? [Bill](/Friends/BillDurland/), [Genie](/Friends/GenieDurland/), and [Nancy](/Friends/NancyAndrew/). Does Colorado Springs Meeting have the ability to nurture the Worship Group to become a full Monthly Meeting. It would be advisability if Colorado Springs Meeting worship with Gardner Worship Group. Transfer of [Val](/Friends/ValPhillips/)'s membership is the first step towards accepting care for Gardner Worship Group by Meeting. Expectations of Monthly Meeting towards Worship Groups under its care. iii. Memorial for Dede Martha has been contact with Dede's daughter Jennifer. She and her family are just doing one gathering on the 24th at Margirtias. When [Martha](/Friends/MarthaLutz/) knows the exact time, she will forward announcement to Meeting. iv. M&O has a discretionary funds for Philip Brasfield contribution. v. Meeting recommends that M&O use Faith and Practice mission statement. M&O work on calendar of requirements and process during the year. Incoming clerk request to all committees that they know their responsibilities, reports including State of Meeting report, census, and membership. Hope to finish with yearly contact of meetings members and attenders.
d. Meeting House
i. Work days at meeting house, easiest if Work Day is after the forth first day after meeting. ii. Roof repair, things weren't as seemed, seller's insurance company will only replace the Westside of the roof. For another \$1,000 we can get a whole new roof. We are receiving \$6,083 from Seller's insurance, cost \$8,800.43 to replace the whole root. Don't think they need to replace wood shake singles. Remove two layers of asphalt shingles and first plywood. Two things that are pending; hail damage price increase for supplies. Ginger needs copies of contract. Finance committee approves. What about other bids? Biggest issue is the steepness of the roof, many roofing contractors would not provide bid due to liability. Might start in the next week or two if contract is signed. Include new East side gutter. Could the Meetinghouse Committee with the Finance committee coordinate agree to move forward with guttering? Seamless gutters? Yes. Sense of the meeting to give Meetinghouse and Finance approval go ahead to move forward about replacement and adding gutters and report back to the Meeting. iii. Heater repair Got a bid about fixing furnace? Can we live with just one heater? One won't light. Need more investigation. Is there a way for someone to look at non-working furnace. One challenge is that due to the age of the heaters is parts are available. Can heater be repaired easily? All duct work with 90% efficiency furnace is \$8k, additional \$3k for Air Conditioning. Not sure if we need AC. Clarification, two things will happen. 1. hire expert to see about repairing existing furnace. 2. [Jennifer](/Friends/JenniferRoberts/) will investigate alternative. 3. If repair is under \$200, then move forward out of renovation fund or furnace prudent reserve. What about plumbing? The plumbing in the bathrooms are protected with individual heaters. iv. [Daniel](/Friends/DanielKidney/) looking at fixing loose light and will work on a temporary solution to open the windows in the basement. [Ann](/Friends/AnnDaugherty/) will work on electric outlets and heaters in the basement. Question about hanging up bulletin board? Consider options. Recommend the formation of Grounds subcommittee to focus on outside, Meetinghouse committee focus on building. Sit with recommendation about the Grounds? Don't know if this needs another committee. Big tree not being watered. During work day, to run hose figure out how to water during Meeting.
e. First Day School Committee
Wanting to revisit the schedule and strategy for First Day School? Best way to get in touch with Jon? Ginger will be following up.
f. Adult Religious Education and Action Committee
Book group reading Eco-minded discussion tomorrow night at Meetinghouse. Send suggestions to [Ann Margret](/Friends/AnnGrantMargret/) for contacting and coordinate.
g. Library In progress, updating and moving books. Books on a shelf. Journals to be added on shelves. We have enough bookshelves in the Meeting. Jennifer will be donating Tup books and Joyce will review. Retention policy for material. First step for Joyce library retention policy, assume value for having material.
a. Haven't received any information about Colorado Regional assessments.
a. State of Meeting Report Approval
b. IMYM Directory of Adult members and attenders
c. Friends Mountain Camp Queries from IMYM
d. Resignation of Clerk
e. Greeters for Meeting for Worship
[Martha](/Friends/MarthaLutz/) good idea, helper for new attenders, willing to do it one time month. Might fall under M&O and Meeting coordinate greeters with [Maria](/Friends/MariaMelendez/). Mixed reactions, both positive and negative about use of name-tags. Friends who are interested to be greeters should contact [Maria](/Friends/MariaMelendez/). Ask M&O to come up with procedures for handling latecomers.
f. Philip Brasfield contribution
g. Molly would like to set up a matching fund grants for specific projects. Molly sends thanks with an opportunity for soliciting matching grants to donations \$3,000. People respond well to specific needs and costs.
h. Meeting consensus supports Friends Fiduciary disinvestiment from Caterpillar involvement in destroying Palestine home
i. Meeting would like to formally thank Ginger for her leadership and qualities as clerk, very, very very, very welcome. Ginger thank Meeting for supporting her since 1987 and a great honor to serve the meeting.
a. Molly is soliciting donations of yarn for a group that knits scarfs and hats for homeless veterans.
Meeting closed in slience at 1:25pm
Respectfully submitted in the Light,
Jeremy Nelson, Recording Clerk