Minutes of January 8, 2020 Vestry Meeting

Present:  The Reverend Dr. Deborah White (Rector), Lynda Dyer (Sr. Warden), Josh Senn (Jr. Warden), Connie Towey, Pat Hambly, Christina Reich, Stephanie Zichichi

Absent:  Betty Case

Guests:  Marj Leeds (Treasurer), Jennifer Sabroe (Clerk)

M/S/C denotes motion made, seconded and carried. The names following M/S/C in parenthesis denote the persons who made the motion and seconded.

 Call to Order and Opening Prayer. The meeting was called to order at 5:04 p.m. and led in prayer by Rev. Deb.

 Bible Study. Micah 6:6-8. The group read and discussed the passage.

 Consent Agenda. It was M/S/C (Reich/Hambly) to approve the consent agenda items: Minutes of December Vestry meeting; Rector’s Report; Treasurer’s Report

 Approval of Budget. It was M/S/C (Towey/Dyer) to approve the proposed budget for 2020.

Review Final Bylaws. The revised Bylaws (approved at the December meeting) document was reviewed. Stephanie Zichichi had cleared the document of mark-ups from the editing process.

Junior Warden appointment. It was M/S/C (Zichichi/Hambly) to elect Josh Senn as Junior Warden.

 Vestry Nominations. Connie Towey and Josh Senn provided an update on nominees to the upcoming Vestry election at the Annual Meeting. Nominees to be elected by acclamation: Amelia Brooks, Betty Case, Jane Ramsey. Candidates to fill vacant unexpired terms: Sally Hanson and David Kennedy. These will be confirmed as Rector’s appointments.

Annual Meeting agenda. Rev. Deb reported that the annual meeting agenda will include presentation of the 2020 budget, Vestry elections, and the Rector’s Report which will focus on the pastoral-size church model and implementing a discernment process for the destiny of the upper lot.

 Thanks to retiring Vestry members.   Rev. Deb expressed her thanks and appreciation to outgoing vestry members Lynda Dyer, Pat Hambly, Jim Maniatis, and Paula Menconi.

Closing Prayer and Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 6 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Sabroe, Clerk

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