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Vestry meeting of January 19, 2017

Vestry Meeting Minutes

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

                                                   Naples FL       January 19, 2017                                    


Members Present: Dick Breithaupt (Sr. Warden), Yvon Hive, Charlene Connolly, Alan Cragg, Van Geoghegan (Jr. Warden), Barbara Kling, Lynne LaMarca, Adrienne McGrain, Bev Whiteman, Don Anderson, Lee Perry.

Members Not Present: Fr. Bill Faupel (Priest-in-Charge), Hal Brundage.

Guests Present: David Abernethy

The Senior Warden called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. with prayer.

December minutes were unanimously approved with the direction to post them. Moved by Bev/seconded by Van. December financials were unanimously approved. Moved by Alan/seconded by Don. (The financials appear in the official copy of these minutes as Appendix A).

Item of Personal Privilege.  Alan Cragg gave a personal profile. In February, Yvon Hive will give his profile.   These will be published in future issues of St. Paul’s Pathway under the headline: “Meet Your Vestry.”

New Business:

  1. 2017 Budget: Deferred till February. None available at time of meeting.
  2. Recommendation: Vestry Nominees.  Barbara  reported to the Vestry: 1) David Abernethy to a two-year  term; 2) Carol Diehm to a three-year term; and 3) Darlene Shoemaker to  a three year term. There is 1 more opening to be filled.

Lynne agreed to continue 1 more year. Richard will continue 3 more years. Both Vestry members must be reelected at the annual meeting. Alan moved and Don seconded the slate of Vestry members. The recommendation was unanimously approved.

  1. Recommendation: Diocesan Dividend.  Alan moved and Barb seconded to table this till we hear Fr. Bill’s suggestion.

Possible suggestion of Sewing for Hope, was submitted by Lynne.

The form does have to be sent back to the Diocese accepting the dividend and articulating how it will be used.

  1. Recommendation: Outreach Funds.  Barb moved and Bev seconded to allow Fr. Bill to be authorized to reestablish the Outreach Committee and charge them to bring to the March 2017 Vestry meeting a recommendation for the distribution of the 2016 Outreach funds. The recommendation was unanimously approved.

Possible suggestion made by Charlene would be to share a list of the names on the committee. It was also reminded that we committed to giving $1000.00 to Fr. Panel for his country of Haiti.

  1. Recommendation: Vestry Workshop.  Don moved and Van seconded to modify the recommendation to decide the date of the Vestry Workshop to March. The recommendation was unanimously approved. Richard will be gone for the meeting in February. Reminder, bring your calendars for scheduling.






  1. Ministry Fair

Teams received an email with an update on parishioners who signed up for their ministry at the fair. Fr. Bill felt the fair was a success.


  1. Communications

Barb Kling reported Tom Connolly and Alan went to a Social Media workshop in Dayspring. They will report to the team at the next meeting. Barb stressed how great the website is and the wealth of information on the calendar.


  1. Stewardship Campaign

Bev reported that she has contacted everyone that did not respond to the pledge campaign and resent several new pledge cards to parishioners. Bev will get a new report from our Accountant to report back next month on an updated list and activities.


  1. 50th Anniversary

Dick announced that the next event will be the presentation of cakes and pies on February 12 at the two services. Bill Strenkert has volunteered to help with presenting the items to charities. The Blood mobile is scheduled to be at the Farmers’ Market coming soon. Pledge cards will be handed out, because they can only manage 20 donors in the morning.


  1. Bishop Smith Letter

Dick read a thank you letter from Bishop Smith for the warm welcome at his visit December 11.

The Bishop has January 27, 2018 on his calendar to join our Jubilee.


  1. Thank You, Vestry Members

Richard and the Vestry members thanked those leaving their terms in January. Hal Brundage, Barbara Kling, Adrienne McGrain, and Lee Perry.


  1.  Thank you

Charlene expressed her thank you from the Pageant group to any one that helped or attended the Christmas Pageant.





Upcoming Dates to put on your calendar


  • Albergue Parish Dinner- Thursday, January 26- 5:30 p.m. (Trinity Hall)
  • Annual Meeting- Sunday, February 5, 9 a.m. (Trinity Hall) NO Adult Formation
  • Spaghetti dinner-Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m. (Trinity Hall)
  • Presentation of Cakes & Pies- Sunday, February 12, 7:45 & 10 a.m. services
  • Vestry Meeting- Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. (Library) Richard will not be there.
  • Jubilee Winter Festival with Fr. Dwayne Varas- Sunday, February 26, - 11:30 a.m. (Trinity Hall)


Complaints- Sound System at the 10 a.m. January 15, did not work.

When the pastor moves head, the mike goes in and out. Suggested to get it corrected or to use the pulpit.




The date of the February Vestry Meeting is set for Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.   


­The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Moved by Bev and seconded by Van.

Respectfully Submitted


Deb Avery                                                                                                                             Recording Secretary for                                                                                                                                          

Bev Whiteman                                                                                                                                       Vestry Clerk

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