July 15, 2018
We had our 2nd Board of Directors meeting on July 9th. The meeting commenced with reports from 8 committees. Our committees are, for the most part, up and running. There is still an opportunity for anyone who wishes to be on a committee to join up.
Several subjects were addressed during the meeting. The Board passed a motion to establish a Facilities Improvement Fund. The money to support this fund will be raised privately from a small group of generous members.
There are several plans in the works to spend the money, primarily to beautify or improve in some way the JCO. One example that is on the table is to acquire new, attractive, and comfortable seating furniture for the Social Hall.
The Bylaws committee has met two times since it was formed, and they are making very good progress. They hope to present a recommended draft for review by the Board no later than October.
The Social committee has had their first meeting, and they have come up with a list of some very good events that will be very enjoyable. The first one is going to be on a Sunday afternoon in August at Fire Stick Pottery where each participant will make their own piece of pottery from scratch, color it, and then it will be glazed. Another idea they are pursuing is a BBQ picnic at Soule Park. Stay tuned for these and other events that will be announced at various intervals in the coming months.
The Board is studying a proposal that would facilitate notifying our individual members when the Yahrzeit of one of their dear departed is coming up. The deceased’s name will be read by the rabbi during the service, and the member will be welcome to say a few words about their relative or friend. This is a free service to the members. All they have to do is go to a link on our web site and fill out a very simple form. 10 days or 2 weeks before the Yahrzeit is to be read, the member will receive an email informaing them of the coming Yahrzeit date. This is not official yet, but the Board will vote on it in their August meeting.
Mark your calendars to attend the Shabbat service on July 20th. The first service to be led by one of our candidates will be on that date. Rabbi Lisa Bock will be conducting the service, and I sincerely hope you will attend in order to take advantage of the opportunity to meet her.
Feel free to contact any of your new Board members if you have a question or a comment. Here is a list for your convenience. To send an e-mail, please click on the Board member's name.
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Tony Hirsch, Vice President 805-570-0413 805-640-8398 9:00
And my closing thought is.......... It's going to be a great year!