Neepawa United Church

                                                  Annual Meeting

                                                 February 1, 2015

 

Brian Elgert called the Meeting to order at 12:30 following Brunch.  Rev. Kristin Wood

then gave the opening Meditation and Prayer. 

 

Brian Elgert then asked if there was anything to be added to the Agenda. Bob Durston

requested to discuss what is in storage that needs to be disposed of.

 

Opening Motions:

1.     MOTION:  Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that all those in

                    attendance will have voting privileges.  Carried.

2.     MOTION:  Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the

Agenda be approved with additional item of what is in storage.?  Carried.

3.     MOTION: Moved by Eleanor Nicholson and seconded by Archie Freed to

accept Lyle Byram as recording secretary.  Carried.

4.      Brian Elgert presented the Chairperson’s report. Brian thanked all those

attending and gave special thanks to the Church Board for their dedication and

hard work. He then gave a huge thank you to the members of the UCW who are

the strong and important backbone of the activity of the Church. Special thanks

to Kristin for her service and ministry to our congregation and community.

Brian spoke on the changes coming with the closure of Arden.

5.     Minister’s Report – Kristin Wood’s report – noted as written.

6.     MOTION:  Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Brian Bailey that the

Minutes of the February 2, 2014 Annual Meeting be accepted.  Carried.

7.     REPORTS

a)     Ministry and Personnel – Brian Bailey reported that this committee meets

about 4 times a year and deal with issues that need to be addressed.

b)     Presbytery Report – This year Kristin Wood, Susan Phillips and Ella Jarvis

have been the Presbytery representatives. Report noted as written.

c)     UCW – Donna Newton reported on this group and gave “special thanks”

to Annie Gladden for her many years on the Sick and Visiting Committee.

Susan Phillips also reported that the UCW celebrated the 50th Anniversary

Celebration in 2012 and it has been reported that in the 50 years the UCW

across Canada has raised over 1.5 billion dollars (in today’s dollars) in

support of their churches.

d)     UCW Financial Report and Budget for 2015 outlined in the Annual Report.

e)     Mission and Service – full report in Annual report.

f)      Pastoral Charge – report as written in Annual report.

g)     Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals as written in Annual report. Brian Elgert

 then requested a Moment of Silence in memory of those deceased.

h)     Membership Report – noted as written in Report.

i)      Mission and Supply – noted as written in Report.

j)      Senior Choir – noted as written in Report.

 

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k)      Property Report – Committee in the process of obtaining quotes for

replacement of the “Lift”.  Funds will come from the Building Fund

for replacement of the lift.  Full Property report as written in the Annual

report.

l)      Church Brunches – noted as written in Report.

m)   Youth Group – Brian Bailey suggested that a “thank you” be sent to

the youth group for their work and decorations they made.  Brian expressed

that the congregation needs to support the Youth Group when they put

something on within the Church.

n)     Sunday school report – Judy Elgert requested that the congregation

      need to step up and help with the Sunday school when Kim and Vickie

      are not able to be there.

o)     Board of Trustees – noted as written.

MOTION:  Moved by Archie Freed and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the

Reports be accepted as presented.  Carried.

 

p)     Financial Report – Bob Durston presented the Treasurer’s Report.

Neepawa United Church Income and Expense.

Neepawa United Church Memorial, Intern and Building Funds.

Neepawa United Church Balance Sheet.

 

The financial report and outlook for Neepawa United Church was presented

by Bob Durston and reported the income and expenditures for the 2014 year.

Surplus acquired because did not pay Larger Parish as much as budgeted and

did not have expense of a minister and a half in place during the year.

                   MOTION:  Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that the 2014

                   Neepawa United Church Financial Statement be accepted as presented.  Carried.

q)     Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge financial and reconciliation reports –

Bob Durston presented these reports and reported a balance of $17,608.94.

                   MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that the

                          Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge Financial Statements be accepted as

                          Presented.  Carried.

r)      Budget for Pastoral Charge – Bob Durston presented the Pastoral Charge

Budget for 2015.

                    MOTION:  Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Allan Drysdale that the

                           Neepawa and Area Pastoral Budget be accepted as presented.  Carried.

s)     Neepawa United Church Budget – Bob Durston presented the Neepawa

United Church Budget for 2015. 

                     MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Brian Bailey that the

                        Neepawa United Church Budget be accepted as presented.  Carried.

·       Bob Durston suggested that a “thank you” note be sent to Cecil Cox for

                                 all his work done for several years for Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge.

·       Bob  also reported that Judy Elgert will audit the books.

 

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·       Discussion on financial problems to overcome and how to raise funds

and it was suggested we promote the rental of the CEC.  Discussion on

this matter followed.

         Other Business:

·       Brian Bailey spoke and gave “thanks”to Dwayne Petch and Tracy Richardson

 for the job they do each Sunday morning video taping the Service.

·        Brian Bailey spoke about Kathryn Hofley’s  presentation last year and how people can make a bequest to the Church in their Will.

·       Bob Durston asked permission to have himself and Ann Nielsen go

through the storage and clean this area of items that need to be

recycled or thrown out. 

                  MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the Annual

                                  Meeting give permission to Ann Nielsen and Bob Durston and addition

                                  of anyone wishing to help in going through storage to organize and

                                   recycle old year books, Mandates, Observers, files, Bibles etc. Carried.

         Nomination Report:

                              Past Chair – Brian Bailey

                              Chairman – Brian Elgert

                              Vice Chair – Bert Lowry

                              Secretary – Bev Davie

                              Treasurer – Bob Durton

                              Presbytery Reps – Ella Jarvis

                                                            Susan Phillips

                              Property – Maurice Kaye

                              Finance –

                              Pastoral Care – Ruth Hanke

                                                       Eleanor Nicholson

                              Mission and Service – Susan Phillips

                               UCW – Bev Finlayson

                               Worship – Rotating Chair

                                Ministry and Personnel – Lynda Giannotti

                               Members at Large – Judy Elgert

                                                                Donna Newton

                                                                 Marg Sanford

                                Minister – Kristin Wood

                                Trustees – John Forke

                                                  Judy Elgert

                                                  Dave Cochrane.

                           No further Nominations.

                   MOTION: Moved by Wayne Hollier and seconded by Allan Drysdale that

                                       Nominations cease.  Carried.

                    MOTION: Moved by Archie Freed and seconded by Susan Phillips that the

                                        Nominations be accepted as presented.  Carried.

·       Kristin Wood gave her closing comments and closing Prayer.

·       Brian Elgert adjourned the meeting at 1:45 p.m.