Minutes of Special Vestry Meeting, April 8, 2020

Grace Episcopal Church, Martinez, California
Meeting by Video Conference
Unadopted Minutes of Special Vestry Meeting

Present: The Reverend Dr. Deborah White (Rector), Christina Reich (Sr. Warden), Amelia Brooks, Betty Case, Sally Hanson, Connie Towey, Stephanie Zichichi
Absent: Josh Senn (Jr. Warden), David Kennedy, Jane Ramsey
Guests: The Rev. Walter Ramsey, Marj Leeds (Treasurer), Sarah Williams (Parish Administrator)

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 12:00 p.m. and led in prayer by Rev. Deb.

Treasurer Marj Leeds explained the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Loan, which is designed to support organizations so that they can avoid laying off staff. It provides an amount equivalent to eight weeks’ worth of payroll, and the loan is forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll. Marj and Rev. Deb indicated that the diocese is telling us that we will not need to pay the loan back; it is essentially a grant. There was discussion.

It was M/S/C (Towey/Zichichi) to approve the recommendation from the Rector and Treasurer to pursue a Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Loan following the advice and counsel of the Diocese.

Dismissal. Rev. Walter led the dismissal and the meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Williams
Parish Administrator/Clerk

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