The Rev. Judith Robbins, Cindy Leavitt and I, Lee Roberts, met to discuss what this blog should look like and contain.
A board meeting had been scheduled, however, between the annual meeting last week and other extenuating circumstances, we three were the only attendees and did not constitute a quorum of four.
Cindy and Judith addressed some changes in the by-laws so as to make recommendations to the board later.
Secretarial duties need adjustment;
The make up of the denominational members of the board to honor the original charter needs examining;
The realities of terms for officers and board members necessitate a qualification;
The standing committee headings need adjustment and should include building committee;
Ministerial committee will remain ad hoc;
Eliminate reference to church school superintendent;
Choir director is appointed by the church;
Womens Work committee eliminated;
Church support sources adjusted;
Treasurer's duties were simplified;
Annual meeting to be held in January, the board will determine the date;
Remove requirement to post meetings on church door;
Order of business for meetings;
Voters at annual meetings will be limited to church members;
Proposed changes to the by-laws will be made via the newsletter.
[Update: 3p.m.] The secretary later undertook to create a calendar that can be reached online by anyone and linked from the blog with pertinent church dates.