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St. John’s April Vestry Minutes (Approved)

Meeting Minutes The Rev’d Canon Edward R, Monk, Rector
Saint John’s Church Dr. Shellie O’Neal, Senior Warden
In the City of Corsicana, Texas Mr. Ronnie Ragsdale, Junior Warden
Dr. Charles Biltz, Treasurer
, Clerk
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Meeting called to order at 12:00 pm on April 10, 2018
A quorum was present with the Rector, Treasurer and 9 members in Attendance
(5 members needed for quorum):
(P=Present, E=Excused Absence, U=Unexcused Absence)
Ex-Officio Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Father Monk-P Mrs. Cecelia Alexander-P Mr. Fred Biltz-P Mrs. Barbara Newton-P
Father Avery-E Ms. Catherine Johnson-P Mrs. Liz Kingman-E Mr. David Timmerman-P
Dr. Charles Biltz-P Mr. Ronnie Ragsdale-P Dr. Shellie O’Neal-P Mrs. Malinda Veldman-P
I. Father Monk opened the meeting with prayer at 12:00 pm. The Rector and 8 members were present,
constituting a quorum. Fr. Monk updated the Vestry on the status of several parishioners.
II. Mr. Ragsdale. moved that the Vestry adopt the February 2018 minutes. Mrs. Newton seconded.
Passed by voice vote without any opposition.
III. Dr. Biltz presented the year-to-date financials through March 31, 2018. As with each meeting, the
caveat in the financials is that the month being reported has not fully ended and reconciled.
For the period reported on, the parish had received unrestricted income of $50, 663.75 in income
against total expenses of $70,852.42. The parish also received restricted operating income in the
amount of $30,800. The net income for the period was $8,835.78
Dr. O’Neal moved that the Vestry adopt the financial report, as presented. Mr. F. Biltz seconded.
Passed by voice vote without any opposition.
IV. Mrs. Veldman moved that Fr. Edward Monk, Dr. Shellie O’Neal, Mr. Ronnie Ragsdale, Mrs. Elizabeth
Kingman, and Dr. Charles Biltz either be added or remain as signatories on Saint John’s accounts. Mrs.
Alexander seconded. Passed by voice vote without any opposition.
IV. The Vestry discussed the Corporate resolution required for the loan at Community National Bank.
Dr. O’Neal moved to approve the resolution. Seconded by Mrs. Alexander. Motion passed
unanimously.
V. Fr. Monk presented a new approach to scheduling to the Vestry The Vestry concurred.
VI. Fr. Monk presented the following list of proposed liaison appointments:
Meeting Minutes The Rev’d Canon Edward R, Monk, Rector
Saint John’s Church Dr. Shellie O’Neal, Senior Warden
In the City of Corsicana, Texas Mr. Ronnie Ragsdale, Junior Warden
Dr. Charles Biltz, Treasurer
, Clerk
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Music and Worship – Barbara Newton
Communications – Malinda Veldman
Inreach – Liz Kingman
Outreach – Shellie O’Neal
Hospitality – David Timmerman
Nominating – Fred Biltz
Building and Grounds – Ronnie Ragsdale
Calendar – Cecelia Alexander
Stewardship – Catherine Johnson
Fr. Monk asked if there were any objections to these appointments. Hearing no objections, he
declared the appointments ordered.
VII. Fr. Monk presented the following list of persons to be presented to the Bishop for licensure as Lay
Eucharistic Visitor:
Visitor Team To Visit
Helen Albritton & Pat Wollenberg Frances Wood, LaVita Story
Ernest & Cecelia Alexander Sue Pipkin, Seley Fuller
Jim Witten Jim Dyer, Carol Dotson
Malinda Veldman & Shellie O’Neal Tressa Watkins, Fr. Avery
Carolyn Chapman
John McClung & Jonathan Towles Earl Bush, Fano DeJean
Fred and Meredith Biltz Virginia Ray, Marian Wheelock
VIII. Dr. O’Neal gave the Senior Warden’s report, which included items for the Mission and Outreach
Committee.
IX. Fr. Monk reported that the Choir would be moving back across the street, and that there is some
concern about the drainage into our building from the new construction.
X. Items discussed under “other business” include: new choir robes and new signage for the Church.
Meeting Minutes The Rev’d Canon Edward R, Monk, Rector
Saint John’s Church Dr. Shellie O’Neal, Senior Warden
In the City of Corsicana, Texas Mr. Ronnie Ragsdale, Junior Warden
Dr. Charles Biltz, Treasurer
, Clerk
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XI. That being all the business of the Vestry, the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 pm.
Approved by the Vestry:
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Clerk

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