Aug 15 2009

July 2009 SC Minutes

STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES FOR JULY 14, 2009

Attendance: Marybeth Bush, Marcia Allison, Carole Russell, Tom Wight, Ron Deschenes

Carole said there would be no treasurer’s report
Next item on the agenda, was the election of officers for the upcoming year. Ron Deschenes was elected
Chair, and Tom Coffey was elected Vice-Chair.
Ron thanked Carole for her leadership as Chair for the year, and also taking on the role as treasurer last February.
It was also decided to do something for the Sabbatical Committee at the State of the Society meeting on
Sunday, September 20th.
There also needs to be discussion on changing the meeting night for the upcoming year. This will be continued at retreat on Saturday, August 1st.
Jon Rehmus will not be attending the July26th potluck for Ellen. Jon will be leading the service that Sunday,
July 26th.
Carole has access to the Fidelity account, but not the A.G. Edwards account

Adjourned at 7:45, All approved

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Deschenes

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is the Church's governing board. The Standing Committee works to ensure the vitality of our community of faith. There are 10 members of the Standing Committee – nine voting members elected by the congregation and the minister, who is a non-voting member of the Committee. Standing Committee members serve a 3 year term.

The Standing Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Time is set aside at the beginning of every SC meeting as an open forum for members to bring forward any issues they would like to discuss.

The Standing Committee is responsible for the health and well being of First Parish. This includes maintaining communication among members and committees, managing Church property, and planning for the Church's short and long-term future. And of course members of the Standing Committee develop and manage the budget approved by the Congregation at the annual meeting.
The Human Resources Committee is a sub-committee of the Standing Committee.