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Council Minutes October 12, 2011 (Unapproved)

posted Nov 9, 2011, 5:58 AM by Jonathan Watt
The meeting was called to order at 7:33 p.m. by President Gene Cook.
There were eleven members in attendance: Gene Cook, Bill Magers, Kevin Kruse, Mike Lang, Tom Braymen, Byron Bilderback, Janette Lang, Anita Wardenburg, Waunita Watt, Pastor Watt and Jim Nelson.
The opening devotion, led by Pastor Watt, was from Matthew 13:31-32 – The Parable of the Mustard Seed.
The minutes from the September 13, 2011 meeting were reviewed. It was moved by Tom Braymen and seconded by Anita Wardenburg to approve the minutes. The motion was approved unanimously.
  • Pastor’s Report: See attached report dated October 5, 2011.
  • Elders: The Elders will be calling on all Trinity families with children of Sunday School age.
  • Education and Youth: Waunita Watt reported that the October 9 youth meeting had 9 youth in attendance. They viewed a video from Pastor Fisk.
  • Financial Secretary: Kevin Kruse presented the Financial Secretaries Report, attached, showing income through September 30 of $109,807.13. It was moved by Waunita Watt and seconded by Jim Nelson to approve the Financial Secretary’s report. The motion was approved unanimously.
  • Treasurer: Tom Braymen presented the financial report. Total expense is $92,847.21. Cash and investments on hand are $157,916.54.It was moved by Kevin Kruse and seconded by Mike Lang to approve the Treasurer’s Report. The motion was approved unanimously.
  • Missions Anita Wardenburg reported that Door Hangers will be prepared at 6:00 p.m.on Wed Nov 16. They will be distributed on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Preschool: Anita Wardenburg reported that Pat Stream will continue as Secretary of the Preschool Board. The Board is working of revision of By-Laws. The Harvest Celebration will be held on October 23. The Board would like to give each Preschool family a copy of the new Concordia Bible Story Book. Anyone wishing to contribute to this project may do so by placing a gift in the offering plate.
  • Stewardship: No report.
  • Trustees: Byron Bilderback reported the parking lot project has been completed. The parsonage dishwasher has been replaced. We have received a “media center” to be installed in the Fellowship Hall. The Trustees are looking at filling in the fruit closet under the Parsonage front steps. They are also considering the possibility of replacing the front stoop with a deck.
  • Worship/Altar Janette Lang reported the annual meeting of the Worship/Altar Committee will be at 7:30 pm on October 25, 2011. New members are needed and welcome.
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business:
  • Budget requests for calendar year 2012 will be due from boards for the November 9, 2011 meeting for consideration and recommendation to the Voter’s Meeting on November 13, 2011.
  • The Nominations Committee presented a slate of candidates to the Council for approval and recommendation to the Voter’s Meeting November 13, 2011.
  • It was moved by Mike Lang and seconded by Tom Braymen that President Gene Cook and Pastor Watt complete and submit the ballot for “Lutheran Family Services Board of Directors.” The motion was approved unanimously
  • It was moved by Mike Lang and seconded by Anita Wardenburg to approve a one-time scholarship for seminary student Timothy Meyer. The funds to be taken from individual gifts received for this purpose, with the balance, if any, to come from the Endowment Fund.
  • It was moved by Janette Lang and seconded by Anita Wardenburg to approve the proposed “Christian Care Committee By-Laws to the Trinity By-Laws. The motion was approved unanimously.
  • The Council recommends the following nominations to Iowa District West offices: District President – Rev Nathan Dudley; District Board of Education – Phil Wardenburg; District Board of Directors – Mike Lang.
  • Unapproved
  • It was moved by Jim Nelson and seconded by Bill Magers that Mike Lang be our delegate to the Circuit Forum and the 2012 Iowa District West Convention. The motion was approved unanimously.
  • It was moved by Tom Braymen and seconded by Kevin Kruse to allow Deb Melzer to organize a Thanksgiving Dinner Potluck to be held in the Fellowship Hall on Thanksgiving Day. The motion was approved unanimously.
  • There will be a special Voter’s Meeting on Sunday, November 13, 2011 following Bible Class. The agenda will be limited to election of 2012 Officers and Board members, and the consideration and approval of a budget for 2012.
The next meeting of the Church Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. on November 9, 2011
The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Mike Lang
Secretary
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