Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church
Council of Deacons Meeting
July 21, 2016
1) Call to Order and Roll Call: Jennifer Welch, Lea Del Castillo, Jon Osorio, Kaui Lucas, Geoff Hamilton, Cheryl Tuitele, Lisa May Montano, Mary Pat Ashby, Mike May and Paul O. Jones. Also present were Momi Martinez, Susan Lord, Shelby Yuu, Tim Sprowls, Tom Poole and Kelly Holden.
2) Devotions: Tom Poole shared a passage from the gospel of Luke.
3) Approval of Minutes from the June 2016 Council Meeting
Amendments to June 2016 minutes:
Cheryl made a motion to change 5 b) to approve the credit card request for CBTSMS on June 16th, 2016 and includes approving and authorizing the removal of Jennifer Welch and the replacement of Momi Martinez as a credit card signatory for $5,000. Additionally, Joan Hiel, Tricia Kunihiro, Audrey Sutherland, Chesha Funk and Kris Tacub are authorized for credit cards with a limit of $500 each for a total of $7,500 of credit for the school. Jennifer seconded. Unanimously approved.
Cheryl made a motion to update the April 21, 2016 minutes, item 3, check signing for the Calvary By the Sea Montessori School checking and maximizer account to include Mary Pat Ashby as the primary signatory for all checks under $1,000 in accordance with our church by-laws and to continue with the existing signatories for the school’s account: Jennifer Welch, Geoff Hamilton, Cheryl Tuitele and Shelby Yuu. Jennifer seconded. Unanimously approved.
Upcoming dates to note:
1) Call to Order and Roll Call: 5:40 pm
Lisa May John Travis X Kaui Lucas X Laura Sprowls X Pat Wong X Cheryl Tuitele
2) Policies and Procedures – Overtime
a. DOL Guidelines – reviewed US Department of Labor Fact Sheet 14A: Non-Profit Organizations and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Dialogued with consensus that CBTS does not engage in ordinary commercial activities thus are not covered enterprises.
Provided reference materials for understanding the Overtime Final Rule and the Non-Profit Sector and Guidance for Non-Profit Organizations on Paying Overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Discussed not wanting to make a “bad” rule worse with implementing/providing guidance
i. Review reference materials with Pastor Tim and Shelby
ii. Provide recommendations
Do not grant overtime – requires prior approval (Treasurer)
Time tracking at an hourly basis – trial for 1-2 weeks
Review work schedule with job descriptions/activities performed
Adjust / reprioritize tasks as needed
b. Calvary By the Sea Employee Handbook
Reviewed handbook pages 10-15. Dialogued on the lax administration of working schedule/hours. General discussion occurred and a further deep dive on the Employee Handbook will occur in the next quarterly meeting.
3) Open Discussion – email concerns voiced by members (Flag/IRS Tax status)
4) Staff Support Committee next meeting October 19, 2016 (Quarterly) – otherwise as needed
Meeting adjourned: 6:40 pm
5) New Business
Staff Support Committee looked into this and there are very strict standards pertaining to flying the flag. In addition, there are some Hawaiians who would prefer not to have the American flag flying in front of their place of worship. Due to the amount of details and plans involved, the COD came to a consensus that we would not move forward on the flag flying in front of CBTS.
Paul Tomitas called Mary Pat with two new ideas for the wedding business. The 4 p.m. slot is not popular, and couples are requesting photos without the wedding ceremony in the sanctuary area. The executive committee proposed that couples should still get a Bible from the church.
Cheryl made a motion that CBTS COD does hereby authorize UI Productions use of the time frame of 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. opening the facility for their business needs in cooperation with CBTS. If a group uses the second hour of the 4 – 6:00 p.m. slot there would be a 25% discount on that hour. Lea seconded. Mike May and Tim Sprowls will write an addendum to the contract and have it signed by all parties. Unanimous.
Deferred to August meeting
A proposal was made to have the Security Guard for ANC work from 9:00 – 1:00 instead of the 8:00-noon currently in place. Mac’s hours would be adjusted to 7:30 a.m.
-Shelby will check with the security company to see if those hours would work and we will revisit this next month.
Kelly Holden has applied to be the Sunday School Director as an independent contractor. Sunday School will begin September 4th, 2016. The curriculum is produced by Deep Blue, called “One Room Sunday School” and is applicable to ages 3 – 12. Cheryl Tuitele and the Staff Support committee will work with Kelly to create the contract and go through background checks, etc. for having her work with our children. The COD were in consensus to approve Kelly’s proposal.
Added to new business:
Kaui brought up the topic of installing motion sensor lights and/or cameras outside the church. If we install cameras, all of the preschool parents would ned to be notified and sign their permission to have minors monitored. Tim Sprowls will look into this.
6) Old Business
3 big projects:
The COD went into Executive Session at 8:03 p.m. The executive session ended at 8:58 p.m.
The COD agreed to hold a meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to go over the Survey completed by the membership. This will be a closed meeting and in executive session. The COD will give a summary of their meeting after it is over, during the August 18th regularly scheduled COD meeting.
7) Adjournment and Closing Prayer: Mike motioned for adjournment. We all seconded. Meeting adjourned 9:00 p.m.
8) Next COD Meeting: August 18, 2016