Present: Garret Pick, So Young Namikawa, Steve Webb, Betty Hardaway, Sherri Clark
Excused: Susan Gruetzmacher , Pastor Tim
Year End Report
Reviewed the year end report. Team had no comments. Also discussed upcoming annual meeting and elections.
Garret and Betty shared Susan Fischer’s request from the Music and Worship team to try to improve the usher’s consistency. Plan is that Sherri will act as “head usher” and stay after most services to ensure that everything is taken care of until everyone learns all of the tasks. We are hopeful that this will quickly take care of any problems and are very grateful for Sherri’s offer.
Garret spoke with Linda and she will generate a list of members that we can send a letter to asking if they still wish to retain their membership. She suggested two letters, one for folks now living on the mainland and another for inactive locals. Our by-laws state that a member is considered inactive if they do not attend services or make a contribution of record over a period of 24 months. Our goal is to complete this project in the spring before the new membership directory is printed.
No update this month.
Dave Olson, Carol Sunderhold and Skip? & family are possible new members. Dates for introductions and reception are set for after Easter.
We have only about one box left in the usher’s closet and need to move some more out of storage.
So Young believes the next shipment of 500 will arrive this month. She has not heard back yet from the new company she has been investigating that may be able to save us some money. Currently, there is about a three month lead time on each order.
Planning for event is well underway. Pastor Dahle will preach the Sunday before the event on March 30th.
Steve will contact newspapers to advertise event. He will also check on parking and lighting.
Betty will get a banner made for the front of the church and check on childcare. She will also contact Alice in the front office and let her know where to refer questions about the event.
Garret will create a half-page flyer.
So Young will investigate getting a mention in the HIM program.
Sherri will find people to usher that night.
Plan to serve refreshments at 6:30 – fruit and vegetable plates and possible spam musubi
Will serve cookies and coffee at break. May need to have someone on standby at Costco to get more food depending on turn out.
In February, we will review Steve’s letter about service improvement ideas and suggestions.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 6:30PM