Board minutes-Beginning January 2021
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JCO BOD Meeting 2021-02-08@ 6:30PM
(Meeting held on Zoom)

All JCO Board members were present. Other members present were Miriam Rosen and Fred Rothenberg.

Alan reported that things were still unusual [due to the corona virus]; Houses of worship can now be opened at 25% occupancy. We have the option to consider opening. Alan asked who of the BOD would attend and only one member affirmed. It was decided to continue the services on Zoom.

Committee reports:

Finance: Fred Rothenberg, Chairman, gave the report. The summary from the January 3 meeting is attached and was emailed to the BOD previously. 
1.We have 80 members; all but 2 have paid dues. 
2.The Finance Committee recommends that the Board discuss the loss of members and how to avoid this.  
3.The projected net loss for the year of about $11,000 is $5,000 greater than the budget had approved.
4.Contingency fund contributions for the year are over $13,000, bringing the total to about $32,000 (over a three-year period).
5.Total cash balance at May 31, 2021 is projected to be about $86,000, including donor-restricted cash of about $5,000 and Board restricted Contingency fund of about $32,000.
6.Finance Committee suggests that we start the budget process for the year beginning June 1, 2021.  
7.Finance Committee wonders if JCO plans to do something special for Passover.

Brochures: The brochure is complete.

Religious Committee: Sheila, Chairman, gave the report. The Rabbi’s contract is up for renewal.

Social Action: Alan gave the report. Last Monday Leah Hecker called Alan to see if she is expected to make the next meals for the homeless. 

Facilities: Alan stated everything is in good shape. The 2 new evergreen trees in the front yard are scheduled for pruning.

Publicity: Report by Sharon, Chairman, who asked if we want to place an ad in OVN for Passover; Alan suggested that we do not. 

Programs: Cecilia, Chairman, gave the report. Fred asked about the next Enneagram presentation by Nusa Maal. It is this Thursday the 11th at 6PM. This will be published in the Blast. 

New Business: 
Renewal of Rabbi’s contract: Sheila asked if we have any comments about the Rabbi. Sharon suggested that she limit her sermon to perhaps 15 or even 10 minutes. Sheila will discuss the contract with the Rabbi and requested other members to accompany her. Janet and Sharon offered. Sheila will set up the Zoom meeting.

Passover: The first night, the 27thof March, occurs on a Saturday night. Janet suggested making baskets filled with assorted ingredients for Passover preparations, and delivering them to people who RSVP for the service. Alan appointed Janet, Debe, Sheila, and Cecilia to be responsible for acquiring all of the items needed for a basket.  Janet changed a prior motion so that it includes providing baskets to all members; Cecilia seconded. Motion passed with one negative.

Telephone Committee: Miriam offered that, in the past, we have had a telephone committee to call the entire membership. [At that time] each Board member had been assigned a short list of members to call. Miriam offered to be one of the callers. There was no objection to continuing this practice.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:46PM.