Unity of Madison Annual Meeting
February 26, 2017
45 Members In Attendance
Call to Order/Welcome Jenny Persha Vice President in the absence of President
Tyrone Bell, who is ill
Opening Prayer Pat Arnold
Approval of Minutes Motion by Ken Adi Ring and seconded by Jim Prosser to
approve minutes as presented. Approved
Ministers Report Rev Judy Pilat
Appreciation to Diane Pauly and Tyrone Bell for their service on the Board.
Rev Judy stated the 7 programs were hosted and 30 out of 52 weeks had classes and hoping to do more.
Donations at 99% of target. Expenses are under budget with no liabilities or debt.
We are co-creating Prosperity By :
1. Ron Ruzicka is generously helping to obtain computer equipment at good prices
2. Ann Zenner cleaned basement. Released, recycled, and repurposed.
Bob Bennicoff installed dehumidifier.
3.Diane Pauly and Geri Bennicoff raised $2500
4.Jean Verschey for landscaping help
5.Jim Prosser - computer equipment
6. Staff - Jonathon Motley, Deb and Krista, Pete and Diane Gould
Addition of paid position - Jim Prosser resigning and Ari John will fill in
Created new positions – Tech Services Team Leader and Production Coordinator - Lisa Peterson
Set up website to provide online donations with Vanco
First PFOF attended by 30 people. Led by Barry Roberts
Presidents Report - Jenny Persha
More Board training has been done. The Board created mutual agreements.
The Board has eliminated the Finance and Service teams and established liaison teams to better serve the community.
The Board sponsored picnic and Thanksgiving dinner was fun!!
Please sign up for Spirit Groups
Treasurer's Report - Ann Zenner
Grateful to all who donate time, talent and money.
The floating tithes are decided monthly by committee and posted monthly in the “cry” room.
Qualifications for Board Service - Suzan Maas Nomination Committee Chair
Introduction of Nominees: Joy Morgan, Fern Langenberger, Jean Tupper and Laura Shaffer
Call for Nominations from the Floor - Jenny Persha
Election of Trustees
Membership Voting Results
Joy Morgan and Laura Shaffer elected to three year term
Jean Tupper and Fern Langenberger elected as one year alternates
Selection of Nominating Committee Team Chair and alternate - Rev Judy Pilat
Kay Frasier was nominated by Ari John White-Wolf and second by Lloyd Rowley
As Alternate: Elaine Stebleton was nominated by Ann Zenner and second by Ron Ruzicka
Recommendation from By-Laws Review Team - Pat Arnold Chairperson
Motion by Ken Adi-Ring and second by Kay Frasier to accept By-Law changes presented by committee and approved by Board.
Question and Answer Session - Rev. Judy Pilat and Board Members
Change in Peace Song words due to copyright laws.
Is the community interested in more Social Justice activity
What is Mission Centric
Put new ideas on website
Publish Board minutes on website
Community would like more classes
Community would appreciate more classic songs and sheet music. Give more time to change from books to screens.
We need volunteers to move chairs to aid in cleaning sanctuary floor.
Motion to adjourn meeting by Steve Roberts and second by Carol Harm
Adjourned at 1:50 PM.
Minutes submitted by Laura Shaffer