TRUSTEES REPORT - October 2018
Since the summer break the Board of Trustees has experienced some significant changes in its membership. John Betz and Nina Kaars who both joined the Trustees this year needed to leave for personal reasons. Nina took a leave of absence so we are hopeful that she will re-join us in the future. Jean Souther recently moved from the Orleans community. Jean served on the Board and several of its committees for many years - sharing her time, talents, and invaluable wisdom to not only the Board but in so many ways within the church. She is missed VERY much. Thank you Jean!! And Bill Stoeckert has now joined the Board bringing his wealth of experience to the work of the Trustees. He has also joined the Stewardship committee serving as its co-chair with Jimmy Dishner.
The Treasurer created a small working group from among the Finance Committee members to work on an initial draft of the annual budget. The full Finance Committee began meeting later in October to discuss, review, amend, etc. the initial draft, that will need to be approved by the Trustees and Cabinet before the Annual meeting in January 2019.
The Stewardship Committee launched the 2019 Pledge campaign in October with several events including a festive apple pie and ice cream social. Pledge letters were mailed on 1 October and Stewardship Sunday was 21 October. If you were unable to bring your pledge card by that Sunday, please try to mail or drop off your pledge card at the church office as soon as possible. Pledges are the most significant resource of income for the church and developing the 2019 Budget is based on our projected income.