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By constitution, Council is composed of the chairs of the church's administrative committees. The current chair is George Jolink, the chair elect is Steve Elson, and the secretary is Kathareine Wonfor. Council membership also includes the chair of the UCW plus the church's representatives to the Regional Council, the Director of Music, the Coorinator of Youth and Young Families, the Minister of Worship & Congregational Life, and the Church Adminstrator (ex officio). Council has a permanent ad Hoc Committee, which acts as an oversight body for expenditures from the Jean Brown Fund. Current membership of that ad hoc group includes Katie Glaves, Merran Neville, David Manness, Ian Wright, Christina Lindsay, and Jane Dockrill. The Planning Committee also currently functions as an ad hoc Committee to Council.
Check out the Archive of Recent Past Council Minutes below. For older minutes, consult the Church office
The Faith Development Committee, under the interim chairpersonship of Katie Glaves, continues to explore ways in which we might work between generations (children/youth and adult) and across constituencies (congregational and community needs).
Current initiatives include:
Membership and Nurture Report to Council-April 2019
Mary Ann Hodge would like to form a group interested in the environment and the need to address the urgent issue of climate change.
On Sunday April 28 there will be a pizza lunch and kick-off for the White Squirrel Golf Tournament. Any help securing silent auction items would be appreciated.
Sunday May 5 will be the kick-off for the Grow-a-Row campaign for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Linda Badke and Cynthia Simpson are co-ordinating this.
The ELUCO annual general meeting is April 17 at 7 p.m. at Gethsemane Gardens.
We would like to have a small fundraising campaign to honour Jean Knowles in conjunction with the golf tournament which was near and dear to her heart. The idea is to appeal to those who do not attend the golf tournament. St. Paul’s is in need of a good used refrigerator for their social services program.
We appreciate Bob Swartman easing our load by looking into the Beth Emmanuel/Urban Care situation.
April 2019 Facilities Report
• Fireside Classroom A Flooring Quotes for Meals on Wheels Rental Room have been received and will be presented at the Property Meeting.
○ Deacon Flooring
○ London's Flooring Canada
• Proudfoot Hall Water Leaks
○ Intermittent water leak through northeast foundation at floor level caused by thaw and heavy rains.
○ Water still accumulating behind kitchen cupboards. WH Smith Construction investigated and recommended further inspection of plumbing waste water pipes. Ashworth Drainage recommended a water test after the grounds have dried up to see where the leak is.
• Alarmtech replaced security camera #5. Warranty service due to an electrical short.
• Cosby Landscaping plans to start the concrete work – pads and walkways – the week of April 22nd.
• Pocket thefts during Sunday service April 7. Recommend staff lock office doors during service and members keep valuables with them.
• Sanctuary exterior door hold open hook hardware is repeatedly being stolen. Will find permanent solution if this continues.
• Chubb reported 1 burglary alarm. It was from a FSA member leaving late after the arming at 11 pm.
• Chubb reported a Fire Alarm trouble Sunday April 2. Alarms were silenced and reset. Cause was unknown but Chubb stated many downtown locations experienced the same problem.
• Existing towel dispensers are wearing out. New sample towel dispensers have been installed in the main lower washrooms. If the trial period is successful we will continue installation in the rest of the facility. Supplier will install dispenser at no charge and towel price will be the same.
• A large obsolete shelving unit from the FSA office occupied by Camp Kee-Mo-Kee has been donated to their camp. Camp Kee-Mo-Kee will relocate it.
• Jerry Vrabec repaired and returned the metal cross that blew off the south Narthex roof peak last fall. Gen-Car Construction will install it after the grounds have dried up.
• A service call to Otis was placed to repair the elevator door not opening. Potting soil was spilled on the door track causing the jam. This is possibly the only service call made for the elevator ever. The technicians state that the elevator is in excellent condition.
• Fireside Classroom A furniture was re-distributed by Jane Dockrill to make room for Meals on Wheels rental room. A locking lever door handle was installed. This room will be locked by MOW when not in use. Electrical work is expected to begin the week of April 15.
• Fireside Classroom C pipe insulation was loose and has been repaired. Property committee should consider insulation replacement in the future for all classrooms.
• A long range Wi-Fi access point was installed at the Chapel hallway to improve signal to the Fireside room.
• A lever door handle was installed at the 2nd floor stairwell door for Deb Carter rental rooms. The door closer was also adjusted to reduce pressure to open the doors.
• Window AC units are scheduled for installation May 14 by Ken Martin Air Conditioning
• An orientation meeting for Bridges out of Poverty staff was held regarding building access and security for upcoming events.
• Wheel Chair reserved signs have been removed from Sanctuary pews by Faith Development committee. Property Committee installed them approximately 5 years ago and should consider if they are required.
The Board met on March 14, 2019. It was both a regular Trustee meeting, in addition to being an Orientation meeting for the 2 new Co-Chairs, Doug Jones and Bill Peel, and for the 3 new Trustees, Bob Kennedy, Al Salmoni and Jane Hill. We were pleased to also have Steve Elson, Chair-Elect of Council, in attendance. The United Church of Canada’s Handbook for Trustees was distributed to all Trustees with specific sections described by Michelle Down. Here are the highlights of the meeting reported by the 4 Trustee Committees:
The Investment Policy and the Legacy Gift Policy (includes the Proudfoot Legacy Tree Policy) are now posted and available to all on the FSA website. Work is underway to have password access for Trustees to a section that will contain confidential information, such as a membership list with contact information, for Trustees. Jim Silcox is making these arrangements.
With the Camp Kee-Mo-Kee service scheduled for June 9, 2019, the plan is to present the first of 3 annual cheques from FSA of $25,000, as pledged to their Camp Kee-Mo-Kee ReVitalize Campaign.
Sunday Worship at 10:30
Order of Service
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