The meeting was called to order at 7:04 by Anne Malmquist, Moderator.
Cabinet members in attendance: Anne Malmquist, Moderator; Denise Molinari, Vice Moderator; Rev. Beth Stotts, Pastor; David Sheibley, Treasurer; Diane Sheibley, Clerk; Gordon Brailsford and Ed Buckland, Board of Trustees; Bill O’Neil, Board of Christian Outreach; Kathleen Mosher, Board of Stewardship; Jane O’Connell, Women’s Guild & Fellowship
Additional attendees: Connie Chandler, Eric Stotts, Krissy Cannizzo, Jenne Foronjy/Office Manager
Diane Sheibley took attendance. Quorum was not met at first, but several Cabinet members showed up late and quorum was met.
The meeting minutes from the May meeting were presented and reviewed. Dave Sheibley motioned to accept the minutes as written; Bill O’Neil seconded. The minutes were approved.
Treasurer’s Report – David Sheibley
Dave reported that May was a really good giving month. Best he’s seen in a while. We have caught up with budget, and will be ahead of budgeted giving for the fiscal year. He also reported that he only had to withdraw $30,000 for the fiscal year (which ends next week), instead of the $43,000 budgeted.
Bridgewater Food Pantry – Bill O’Neil, and Jack Melcher’s written report
Bill noted that the Food Pantry got another donation from Amazon today. They bring over lots of boxes of seconds and overstocks, such as beverages and hygiene products. Dave noted that the dollar figures on Jack’s report are incorrect, both donations and expenses. He repeated his offer from last month that if Jack needs to know actual figures, he can request them from Dave at any time. They agreed that Dave will provide the figures on a monthly basis to Jack.
Board of Trustees – Ed Buckland and Gordon Brailsford
Ed Buckland made a motion for Cabinet to approve the following: "The Trustees of CSCC recommend to the congregation via the Cabinet that CSCC withdraw the application to the town of Bridgewater for CPC funds for CSCC. Further, the Trustees recommend the Historical Church Restoration Committee be dissolved." It has been a long and difficult process, and it is a constant state of going in circles. They awarded us money for phase 1, but have delayed the disbursement of those funds with legal matters, and not providing us the agreements necessary to close the deal. And there will be restrictions placed on our building which we may or may not be able to comply with in the longterm, with no guarantees for money for phases 2 & 3.
The Trustees wish to offer a huge thank you to the members of the HCRC for their persistence, patience, and hard work in trying to see this process to fruition.
Dave Sheibley suggested that perhaps it could be productive to go to a CPC meeting to tell them we are planning on withdrawing our application, and give them one last chance to do something for us, like waive the deed restriction and perhaps award us the money they have already approved.
Diane Sheibley seconded Ed’s motion. The vote 6 in favor of the motion, 1 not in favor, and 2 abstentions. The motion passes. A congregational meeting will be scheduled in the Fall to confirm the decision.
Annual Reports – Anne Malmquist
Due to the new timing of the annual meeting (June instead of February), annual reports from teams, groups, and projects will now be due May 31 of each year, to be compiled into the church annual report to be distributed at the annual meeting on the second Sunday of June. Unlike in the past, the annual reports will now be prepared reflecting on the past program year rather than the past calendar year.
Cabinet – Anne Malmquist
Anne welcomed the newly-elected team leaders that were present at the meeting. She went on to explain how Cabinet meetings would work going forward. As of July 1, the Cabinet would now be comprised of the officers and one representative from each of the four teams. Anyone who wishes to attend the meetings would still be welcome to do so.
There will be no July Cabinet meeting, but there will be an August meeting, to be held on Wednesday, August 16. Anne recommends to the new teams that they take July to have at least one meeting to organize themselves, determine which of the former boards, committees, groups, and projects now fall under their purview, and invite the former board and committee members to turn things over to them to continue the work.
The remainder of the Cabinet meeting was spent reviewing the calendar items for the coming program year. Jenne and Diane led the discussion as it went from month to month getting everything available scheduled.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm.