Vestry minutes – January 25, 2015 meeting
ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS VESTRY MEETING
January 25, 2015
Present: Gregory Anderson, Bob Bess, Jack Bolerjack, Charles Busey, Annette Duff, Pat Hollifield, Gil Kleinwechter, Elizabeth Mason, DJ Mitchell, Courtney Mullaney, Cyndy Sulots, Jim Wilson; Glenda Morehead, Clerk; Treasurer, Doug Watson.
Guest: The Rev Scot McComas, our future Rector.
A called meeting of the Vestry of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church was held Sunday, January 25, 2015, in the Godly Play Room immediately following the Parish Annual Meeting. The meeting was called for the purpose of Vestry reorganization for the coming year and to vote on the establishment of temporarily restricted funds. The meeting opened with prayer by the Rev. Scot McComas, who thanked all present for their willingness to serve our parish.
Election of Clerk
Jim Wilson moved Glenda Morehead be elected clerk of the Vestry for the coming year. The motion was seconded and carried.
Election of Senior Warden
According to diocesan canon the Rector of a parish appoints a Senior Warden annually who must be a member of the Vestry; when a parish has no Rector in place, the Vestry must elect a Senior Warden from among its members. Jim Wilson moved Bob Bess be elected Senior Warden for the coming year. The motion was seconded and carried. Bess chaired the remainder of the meeting.
Election of Treasurer
Jim Wilson moved Doug Watson be elected Treasurer for the coming year. The motion was seconded and carried.
Election of Jr Warden
DJ Mitchell moved Charles Busey be elected Jr Warden for the coming year. The motion was seconded and carried.
Vote on 2 Year Vestry Term
At the Parish Annual Meeting immediately adjourned five persons were elected to the Vestry with 4 to serve 3-year terms and 1 to serve a 2-year term, the Vestry to determine the person to serve the 2-year term. At the request of the Senior Warden DJ Mitchell moved Bob Bess serve the 2-year term. The motion was seconded and carried.
Named Funds Established
DJ Mitchell moved the Vestry of St. Martin-in-the-Fields approve the establishment of the following temporarily restricted named funds with disbursements from the funds to be subject to Vestry approval: Building Fund, Flower Fund, Helping Hands, Memorial, Seminarian Fund, Special Gift. Jim Wilson seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Vestry Person in Charge Duties
The Senior Warden reviewed the duties involved in serving as Vestry Person in Charge at the Saturday service (5 PM), the early Sunday service (8:30 AM) and the late Sunday service (10:30 AM). Vestry members chose which service worked best for them as VPiC. The schedule for VPiC duties through January 2016 will be sent out to all members by mid week.
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 PM with prayer by Bob Bess.
PLEASE NOTE: NEXT REGULAR VESTRY MEETING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015, 12:30 PM, EAST PARISH HALL. LUNCH BY GIL KLEINWECHTER. CLOSING PRAYER BY PAT HOLLIFIELD.