21st day of Twelfth Month, 2014
Silence followed by a reading.
10.01 Our life is love,and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one or another and helping one another with a tender hand. Britain yearly meeting Faith and Practice
The November Minutes were approved:
Nominating Committee - Minutes attached in addition to list of current service
The Meeting approved Friends for the following positions
Note: There are still two openings that need filling: 1) for Finance committee member, and 2) planning committee member for Colorado Regional Meeting.
Nominating Committee report was accepted.
Meetinghouse Committee - attached. Minutes accepted.
Ministry and Oversight Committee - Minutes attached. In the near future, the committee plans to discuss strategies for growing our Meeting. Report is accepted by the meeting.
Finance Committee: Reports attached. Minutes and reports accepted with gratitude.
Budget 2015. Revenue projections include $860.00 pledged per month with an addition of 23% unpledged monies. Based on projected expenses, this year's budget will be lean. If hospitality items and office supplies are needed, Friends can donate them. Friends Journal advertising expense will drop to $140.00 with the reduction of one line in the ad. Travel expense reduced by 16.6% to get budget costs down to zero. Important that Friends are realistic, Molly brought up that when specific needs are identified, Friends are generous in responding and money is raised.
The budget for 2015 is approved by the Business Meeting. Ann D. was thanked for her work as Treasurer and Julie for her work as Finance Committee recorder.
Cash Flow report Balance up at the end of the November, able to cover Meeting's obligations, partial replenish reserve, and have money for local organizations distribution.
Distribution of donations to local organizations ($100 available): First suggestion is to donate to the American Friends Committee of Colorado earmarked for use supporting the Sanctuary. Meeting approved the following local distributions:
First Day School continues, John Gallagher has agreed to be There is a ready-to-go activity on the table in the basement for young Friends.
Formation of adult education book study and discussion group. We are proposing that we start with The Essential Elias Hicks. Bill and Genie will facilitate the discussion. We need to determine who is interested, and when and how often we want to meet. The book is available for $13.50 from Amazon, or $15 from the FGC bookstore. If we are only reading a few chapters at a time, photocopies could be provided to those who prefer not to buy a personal copy.
Formation of adult education book study and discussion group. We are proposing that we start with The Essential Elias Hicks. Bill and Genie will facilitate the discussion. We need to determine who is interested, and when and how often we want to meet. The book is available for $13.50 from Amazon, or $15 from the FGC bookstore.
Genie recently sent around email about Remax divestiture.
Meeting has responded for Friends request for assistance.
Christmas Eve festivities at the Meetinghouse. 7-8 p.m. Join us for singing and potluck treats. Rebecca Callbeck will play the violin!
A Community Dialogue on the Legacy of Ferguson, 6-8 p.m. December 22 at Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave. (Sponsored by Pikes Peak Leadership Solutions).
Respectfully submitted in the light,
Meeting ended with silence at 12:25pm.
(Acting Recording Clerk)