• Board of Trustees

Board Matters

March 2, 2018

Summary of the February 20, 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting

The Future Matters

Don Bliss, co-chair of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee, joined us at the top of the meeting to share the most recent news about the preparations for the capital campaign that have been underway since the beginning of the year. Annual pledges are up, and the progress made during this “silent phase” of the capital campaign will be revealed in our kick-off event on March 3. A packed house will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of both campaigns.

Money Matters

It’s budget time! Treasurer Carol Bertaut led off with the quarterly financial report. Then, in response to the staff’s request for direction on where to focus their time and the budget in 2018-2019, the Board considered nearly 20 areas from Vision 2020. Four were suggested as key for the coming year:

  • Cedar Lane has vibrant intergenerational, multicultural, and accessible programming.
  • Children, youth, and adults of Cedar Lane engage broadly, deeply, and personally in social justice activities in partnership with the wider community around us.
  • Cedar Lane has adopted a culture of generosity, in which participation and volunteering has increased.
  • Cedar Lane has the financial resources available to achieve its mission.

People Matter

We welcome Joan Riggs to the Board! Joan will be filling a vacancy of the term originally held by Maureen Donnelley.  And finally, we endorsed the hiring of a part-time intern to join our staff for the 2018-2019 church year.

Board meetings are normally held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and are open to all Cedar Lane members. To request time on the agenda or learn more about a current topic of Board discussion, email Board President Jim Anderson at boardchair@cedarlane.org or leave him a note in the church office.