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Family Focus Minutes 1/12/14


Executive Board

Attendance: Lisa, Staci, Peggy, Renee.  Cathy and Janet excused

1.  Opening

2.  Secretaries Report-Dec minutes, Special meeting minutes- Staci moved to approve, Lisa 2nd. None opposed, passed.

3.  Treasurer’s Report Renee moved to approve, Staci 2nd.  Discussion about outstanding check which Peggy will follow up on.  None opposed, passed.

4.  Old Business

            a. Reinstatement of Lisa and Resignation of Lynn

b. financial committee- Kris and Andrew received materials via email and will communicate with Cathy.

5.  New Business

a. Nominations for open board positions- Nadine Breunig, Elizabeth Kyburz, and Joe Leto          

b. Insurance options- Peggy and Lisa shared options between Church mutual and Amndson Insurance.  Will follow up further and present board with appraisals.

            c. google documents- tabled until next month

Public Meeting

Attendance : as above and Nadine Breunig, Elizabeth and Ken Kyburz

1.  Update from other organizations

a. CART (Staci) - discussion about Community Café and confirmed final cost to FF as $50.

b. Joining Forces for Families (Janet)- Discussed emailed items from Janet.  Wish list for Family Promise extensive- Lisa motioned to spend $100 to purchase items on the list, Renee 2nd.  Discussion about most beneficial use of funds including totes, paper products, and toiletries.  None opposed, passed.

2.  Old Business

a.  Christmas Cards-sent 25 cards to local businesses and those who have made donations.  Next year need to send out much earlier, maybe before tree lighting with invitation to join us.

b.  Tree lighting-Went well.  Camp lights worked much better than spotlight.  No need to extra paper products (napkins).  Need garbage can for next year.

c.  Last minute shopping needs for family during Christmas made possible by recent donation.  Spent $100 supplying 4 children with clothes, boots, and a few toys.

3.  New Business

a. Sledding and Chili cookoff- tentatively Feb 16th.   Peggy will check on Amundson center availability.

            c.   Million Pound Challenge- Janet created a FF team to join.

d.  Blood Drive Feb 28th from 1-6.  Considering having sign up sheet at banks on 21st to increase recruitment. 

4. Next meeting- Feb 2nd

5. Closing Prayer