St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Vestry Meeting Minutes
September 20, 2018
The Vestry meeting was called to order at 6:36 p.m. by Richard Breithaupt. Fr. Bill opened with prayer.
Members Present: Richard Breithaupt, Senior Warden; Don Anderson, Junior Warden; Dave Abernethy, Treasurer; Fr. Bill, Priest-in-Charge, Charlene Connolly, Yvon Hive and Judy Allen. Attending via phone were Lee Perry and Dick Emerson. Absent were Peter Lund, Alan Cragg, Bev Whitman, and Darlene Shoemaker.
Minutes: Dick Emerson moved that the August minutes be approved as distributed and David seconded the motion. The motion as amended was unanimously approved.
Financials: Fr. Bill moved, and Judy seconded a motion that the August financials be approved as distributed. The motion was unanimously approved.
David Abernethy reviewed the financial reports for August. Down 16% on revenue YTD. Expenses are exceeding income.
Lee reported he is finalizing bids on St. Paul’s insurance policies and should have the quote from the other insurance company the week of September 24. The present insurance company is due to renew October 1. Fr. Bill made a motion to allow the executive committee decide on how to proceed when Lee receives the final bid and Judy second the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
Richard Breithaupt reported for Bev Whiteman about the Stewardship Team meeting held on September 20 which included Bev Whiteman, Chair, via phone, Ken Eastlack, co- chair, Richard Breithaupt, Adrienne McGrain, Tom Connolly, Roger Conant, and Gale Bones Fr. Tom will be a part of the team beginning November 1. The team plans to meet every other week until it is time for the pledge cards to be mailed out. For 2019 the pledge month will be changed from November to January/February to allow time for the majority of St. Paul’s parish to be back in Naples.
Richard moved and Lee seconded the motion to begin to use of credit cards and direct deposits
from bank accounts for pledges. The motion was unanimously approved. Discussion followed with
a suggestion of sending out individual letters with the pledge card indicating the person’s year
before pledge verses increasing the pledge this year. Fr. Bill suggested the Holy Name of Jesus
congregation have someone join the stewardship team to encourage pledges from their
Yvon reported the congregation held a picnic to have a celebration/send off to school for the families. November 11, they will visit their sister church in Del Ray Beach, Florida. Yvon will relay the message to his congregation that they are very welcome to join the bus to convention to see and hear the Bishop.
The next scheduled Vestry meeting is Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
Don moved, and David seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 pm. The motion was unanimously approved.
Bev Whiteman Deborah Avery
Clerk of the Vestry Recording Secretary