Present were: Lisa Lister, Julie Roten-Valdez, Ellen Cooney, Sue Lauther, Ann Grant-Martin, Bill Durland, Genie Durland, Jeremy Nelson, Carlton Gamer, John Robey, Molly Wingate, Holly Grasso, Sarah Callbeck, Constance Gale.
The Meeting opened with silence and a reading on mutual care from IMYM Faith & Practice.
Minutes from the February business meeting were approved with corrections.
Committee Reports from Meeting House and Ministry & Oversight were verbal and informal.
Finance Committee: The Monthly Meeting authorizes a minute of approval to adopt Friend's Fiduciary's revised "Custody and Investment Agreement" as outlined in their letter dated 12th month, 9th day, 2015. The Finance Committee report was accepted.
Our Meeting's quarterly gifting/donations to eligible national organizations were disbursed as follows: $50.00 to Ramalah Friend’s School to be earmarked for scholarships; $25.00 to FCNL; $25.00 to FWCC. It was suggested that the Justice & Peace Committee research the eligible organizations and report back to the Meeting on each organization’s financial condition and
Announcements. Meeting for worship for Business in April will be moved to April 10th instead of April 17th. Bill Durland's 85th birthday party will be at the Meeting House on Saturday, March 26th from 2:00 -5:00 p.m. Soup and Sharing with the topic of vocal ministry will be on Thursday, April 7th at [Lisa][LisaLiser] and Phil's house. This Tuesday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. city council will discuss banning refugees from Colorado Springs. Next Tuesday, March 29th there will be an open ACLU board meeting regarding abolishing the local branches of the organization and relying solely on a state organization.
New Business: The Meeting is considering a minute regarding Planned
Parenthood. The Justice & Peace committee will discuss prospective
wording and report back at the April 10, 2016 business meeting;
CSFM has regular followers on our face-book page, all are encouraged to post relevant up-coming events, Molly Wingate's new class begins April 23, 2016. The Meeting wishes to formally acknowledge Molly for her work on the face-book page. The new website is up and working, please send any feedback or suggestions to Jeremy. The Meeting may form a website oversight committee in the future. Molly, Holly and Jeremy expressed interest in participating. The Meeting expressed thanks to the sitting clerk and recording clerk for a fine
The Meeting closed in silence.
Our meeting dealt primarily with health concerns. One of us is facing serious medical matters. Ministry and Oversight committee members created a "Circle of Light" around our beloved Friend.
We reviewed the February Minutes and noted Soup and Sharing will be scheduled soon at the home of [Lisa Lister][LisaLiser] and Phil Friesen. The topic can be "Spoken Ministry." We discussed the Friends who have recently lost loved ones.
We recommend that Meeting for Business consider having a "Show and Tell" session on designated Second Days.
We recommend that a "Circle of Light" be convened for Friends experiencing a life crisis.
Members of M&O will continue to make Friendly Calls to members and regular attenders. We will work toward creating a document that describes the work of various committees.
M&O’s next meeting will be April 5, 2015 at 11:00 at Carlton's.
In the Light,
Ann Grant Martin, Clerk
Third Month, 10th day, 2016
The meeting was held at the meetinghouse.
We opened with silence.
We carefully reviewed all financial reports for the period ending 2-29-2016 and found all to be in good order:
Cash Flow Report
Ent Savings Detail Update
Current Month Planning of Available Funds
Our "budget billing" utility payment will be up for review by Colorado Springs Utilities soon.
Right now we pay a set $144 a month year-round. It is possible (perhaps even likely) that the monthly amount may go down slightly. This is likely due to our warm winter.
We received a letter from Friends Fiduciary asking us to update their agreement
with us (and all of their other clients). This is rather perfunctory (it does
not change our investment with them), but they are asking us for a minute.
They are simply doing their due diligence to make sure their investors understand recent changes.) We need a minute authorizing the Meeting to adopt the revised "Custody and Investment Agreement" as outlined in their letter dated 12th month, 9th day, 2015. Sarah will be able to explain more fully in business meeting.
We then discussed the mortgage application to the FGC Meeting House Fund, which is due at the end of April. Sarah is very busy, but will make sure it is submitted on time.
We closed in silence.