Vestry highlights – December 21, 2014 meeting

Vestry Highlights December 21, 2014
As clerk of the vestry I have been authorized by the senior warden to provide the following report of the recent vestry meeting. Full minutes of the meeting will be posted after their approval at the next regular vestry meeting. In the meantime if you have questions or want more information, contact any vestry member.
The Vestry discussed the Playground Usage Policy proposed by DJ Mitchell. The policy was approved with the addition of changes recommended by Vestry members.
The December 13 5 PM service provided an introduction of our new Rector, the Rev Scot McComas, celebrant and preacher for the service. Many parishioners attended the party afterward, getting their first chance to speak with the man who will assume the position February 9, 2015.
McComas participated in the December Finance Committee meeting which took the first look at the budget for 2015. The final budget will be presented for Vestry approval at a called Vestry meeting January 11, 2015.
The Nominating Committee made an updated report of candidates for Vestry and delegates to convention. Gregory Anderson, Bob Bess, Jack Bolerjack, Charles Busey, Mev Matulevich, and Chris Mullaney are nominees for election to the Vestry. Gregory Anderson, Phyllis Bess, Tom Bolerjack, Marty Hitchcock, Susan Kleinwechter, Tayo Omoniyi, Becky Snell and Joel Walker are nominees for diocesan delegates. The committee continues to solicit candidates for both. Elections will take place at the January 25, 2015, annual meeting.
The Vestry approved the traditional Christmas gifts for the deacon and staff. The gifts will be presented at the Elves Feast December 24.
Incursion into the buildings recently has prompted increased security measures. Consideration is being given to installation of more and or different cameras both inside and outside the buildings. The Vestry will be updated as security measures are further increased.
St. Martin currently does not have a candle stand for use only with the paschal candle. Such a stand would be helpful for use by the Altar Guild. Several persons are discussing gifting the parish with a candle stand dedicated for use with the paschal candle. The Vestry voted to accept the gift of a dedicated paschal candle stand.