One Board March 7th, 2017 Minutes

One Board Meeting Minutes

March 7, 2017

The Attendance sheet was passed around

Call to Order, Scripture - David Hale, Scripture from 1st Corinthians 15:54-56, labor not in vein.

Approval of Minutes—Renee Webb acting for Cindy McGehee, Secretary

Instead of breaking into Love God, Love People, Serve the World teams, we talked about the North Rome Initiative. Robert Brown passed out an assessment of the North Broad UMC located at 413 Perkins Street, which he earlier presented to the Rome Carrollton District Trustees.  Because of minimal repairs ($15,000) that were not performed to the Education Building approximately 12 plus years ago, the estimated cost to repair the entire property is now estimated at $1.2 million.  Because of this cost, we officially withdrew the proposal and request to utilize the property.

Robert Brown indicated the North Broad Youth Center is a possibility to provide childcare and after school services to the North Rome area.  He also mentioned that the Georgia conference suggested the addition of property managers which should take place in July.

Melanie Baker indicated the Community Kitchen received a grant that will be used to make changes to the old Troy’s location to provide showers and heating and cooling centers.

A motion was made and seconded that Rome First be released from the North Broad UMC proposal.  The motion passed.

LaDonna Sawyer and Cathy Aiken-Freeman talked about activities going on with the Love God, Love People teams. The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) camps held on Presidents day went over very well and were planned for March 24th as well.  The goal is to incorporate art into the schedule and to take the camps outside the walls of RFUMC.

Evan McElreath talked about activities linked with Serve The World.  Stop Hunger Now packed 27,000 meals.  Rome Action Ministries had some operational problems and a group met to address possible solutions to the problems, such as an easier way for case managers to meet with clients.  Most of these issues will be addressed with their move to 206 E 2nd St.   Rome First is partnering with Winshape to hold a five week series of cooking classes for young adults.  At the end of the training the participants are guaranteed five job interviews in the food service industry in Rome.

Robert Brown announced that Action Ministries NW Regional Director is now housed at 206 E 2nd St.  The rapid re-housing Case Manager will also be housed in this space.  In addition, Murphy Harpst wants to open an office in Rome and Hospitality House also wants administrative space to better collaborate with services that their clients need.

Brenda Harp indicated a few minor revisions were made to the Internal Control Policy and Procedure.  No vote was needed since the revisions were minor.

Ginger Ingram said there was no report from Staff Parrish committee.

David Hale asked if there were questions or comments about the Finance Statements and there were none.

David Shelton read a letter going out from the Trustees about repairing/replacing the stained glass windows in the Sanctuary.  The name of the program is Windows to the Future with the total estimated cost at
$130,000.  To raise money to cover the cost of repairs, windows will be offered to "adopt."  Costs per window will average $10,000 up to $25,000 for the big window in the balcony.  Information will be mailed soon with the details.

Next meeting will be May 9th at 5:30.

Dismissal and prayer Robert Brown