St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Vestry Meeting Agenda
February 16, 2017
The meeting was called to order promptly at 6:30 p.m. by Don Anderson, Junior Warden who asked Fr. Bill to open the meeting with prayer.
Members Present: Dave Abernethy, Treasurer; Don Anderson, Junior Warden; Charlene Connolly; Alan Cragg; Carol Diehm, Fr. Bill Faupel, Priest-in-Charge; Van Geoghegan, Yvon Hive; Lynn LaMarca, Peter Lund; Darlene Shoemaker.
Members Absent: Richard Breithaupt, Senior Warden, Bev Whiteman, Clerk
Item of Personal Privilege: Yvon Hive was then given the floor to give the Vestry the highlights of his life story. This presentation will be shared with the congregation in a future issue of St. Paul’s Pathway. Don Anderson assigned himself to make his presentation at the March meeting.
Minutes & Financials: Alan moved and Charlene seconded a motion that the January 19, 2017 and February 5, 2017 minutes and the January financials be approved as distributed. The motion was unanimously approved.
Alan recommended and Van seconded a motion that an Executive Committee, consisting of the Senior Warden, The Junior Warden, The Treasurer and The Priest-in-Charge be continued for the coming year. The motion was unanimously adopted.
Van recommended and Yvon seconded the following motion: “Resolved that:
a) the existing signatories on all bank accounts of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Naples, Florida held at Sun Trust be revoked;
b) the following persons are authorized or re-authorized as signatories on all the accounts whose signatory authorities have just been revoked: David W. Faupel (Priest-in-Charge), David Abernethy (Treasurer), Richard Breithaupt (Senior Warden), Donald A. Anderson (Junior Warden); except the account whose number ends in 691, currently subtitled “Discretionary Fund, Priest-in-Charge”);
c) the following persons are authorized or re-authorized as signatories on the account whose number ends in 691, currently subtitled “Discretionary Fund, Priest-in-Charge”: David W. Faupel (Priest-in-Charge), and David Abernethy (Treasurer);
d) David Abernethy be authorized as signatory on the account whose number ends in 158, subtitled “Tennant Deposits”;
e) That the foregoing authorizations and re-authorizations are to the limit of authority for any authorized signatory under the Financial Policy of St. Paul’s; provided, however, that the Vestry understands the limitations of authority set forth in the Financial Policy of St, Paul’s are not binding upon Sun Trust; and
f) the Priest-in-Charge, Senior Warden or Treasurer are authorized to certify to Sun Trust that this Vestry has this day adopted all resolutions in any format required by Sun Trust to implement the revocations and new and continuing authorizations set forth in the foregoing resolutions. The motion was unanimously approved.
Alan moved and Peter seconded a motion that: A) an Internal Financial Review Committee (colloquially an “Internal Audit Committee”) be established to review the 2016 financial statements and practices of St. Paul’s pursuant to our Diocese’s forms, and B) authorize the Treasurer to appoint the members to serve on the committee with the advice and consent of the Priest-in-Charge.
The motion was unanimously approved.
Van moved and Dave seconded a motion that that the Vestry adopt a document entitled: “Vestry Administrative Areas of Responsibilities February 2017-January 2018.” as their respective assigned areas of responsibility. The motion was unanimously approved. The document appears as (Appendix B) with the official copy of these minutes.
Charlene and her husband Tom, have been teaching a children and youth class respectively, on Sunday evenings. The classes are growing slowly. Charlene also teaches the Sunday morning children’s class. She has nine children who attend on a semi regular basis. She needs additional helpers.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 with the Vestry saying the Lord’s Prayer.
Feb 26 Sunday Fr. Dwayne Varas preaching both services followed by luncheon
Mar 01 Wednesday Services at noon & 5 p.m.
Mar 12 Sunday Susan Wilson Missionary to Africa preaching at 7:45 a.m. & 10 a.m. services
Mar 15 Thursday Vestry Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Mar 23 Thursday Billy Dean & Dawn Concert 7:00 p.m.
Clerk of the Vestry