Annual Meeting – Highlights of the Annual Meeting held last Sunday, 10 February:
– The financial
statements for the General Fund and the Endowment Fund were adopted, as was the
proposed budget for 2019.
– An allocation
of $3,000 for Presbyterians Sharing
for 2019 was accepted.
– Lisa Sneesby
and Keith Kelly were appointed to the Endowment Committee for a further
Reichelt and Bruce Sneesby were appointed as Congregational Trustees for a
– A request
from “Rest-A-Bit” to use the church hall temporarily as a shelter for homeless
people, for three nights a week during the winter months, was discussed. Unfortunately, noone from Rest-A-Bit was
available to answer questions, so it was left to the Session to follow up on
– Two small
amendments were made to the constitution of the Endowment Fund, following from
the decision we made two years ago to decrease the size of the Endowment
Committee from 8 voting members to 5.
– A discussion
was had on whether to continue having the annual Stewardship Visitation in the
spring, or return to having it in the fall, since we have completed the 3-year
trial period. It was decided to keep it
in the spring (April-May).
– The future of
the Robbie Burns Dinner was discussed. A
number of suggestions were made for dinners we could hold in place of one
focusing on Robbie Burns and Scottish culture.
presented information on the “Inter-Mission” (sabbatical) he hopes to take in
the spring. He is requesting permission
from the Presbytery to take this Inter-Mission for eight weeks in May and June.
– A suggestion
was made that, as a fundraising activity, we try screening Christian movies,
since we have a projector and screen in the sanctuary.
– We thank Raymond Reichelt for serving as secretary for the meeting, Lisa Sneesby for organizing the lunch, and Margaret McNutt-Reichelt for playing the piano for the opening and closing worship.