Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council
Council Meeting of January 14, 2020
Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Edna Mason, President.
Attendance: Edna Mason, Larry Kight, Susan McKeown, Christy Smith, Louis Lee, David Lacy, John Hedlund, Fred Burke, Gene McKeown, Melanie Veney-Queen Ester Baptist, Ebony Cox-Willie Chapel Baptist, Brian McClain-White Stone UMC, Kathy Broderick-St Francis deSales,, Joan Bowles-Claybrook Baptist, Janet Tayloe-White Stone Baptist, Harry M. Tayloe-White Stone Baptist, Susan Moseley-UUFR White Stone and Irene Russo.
1. Invocation and Welcome
Irene Russo said the opening prayer. Edna welcomed all present and thanked everyone for coming.
2. President’s Report - Edna read the President’s Annual Report for 2019.
The Minutes of the October Service Council meeting were emailed to all members. Larry Kight made a motion to accept the Minutes, Louis Lee seconded, all in favor.
4. Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer’s Report was passed out. As of 12/31/2019 the checking account balance was $75,979.77 Vanguard $94,126.39, Wells Fargo $41,903.85. Since the October Council Meeting, we have helped the following individuals/families:
October – 6 Families/Individuals – Lancaster County-5 4 Electric, 1 Rent
Northumberland County- 1 1 Electric
November - 8 Families/Individuals - Lancaster County- 3 3 Electric
Northumberland County-5 5 Electric
December – 19 Families/Individuals – Lancaster County-10 6 Electric, 3 Rent, 1 Other
Northumberland County-9 5 Electric, 1 Food Box, 1 Rent, 2 Fuel
Louis Lee made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, Larry Kight seconded, all in favor.
5. Report of Committees
Warehouse - 4th Quarter Report for 2019
Appliances 126 539
Furniture 335 1424
Linens 389 1427
Kitchen 468 2223
Total 1318 5613
Total Clients 106 335
Concerned Citizens - David Lacy reported that he has 2 additional part time carpenters. We need more jobs.
Meals on Wheels - Kathy Broderick advised she has been coordinating the Meals on Wheels Program in Lower Lancaster County for over 30 years. Cynthia Taylor at Tartan Village prepares the meals. She is currently preparing all the meals herself. There were 8,127 meals delivered in Lower Lancaster County in 2019. In Upper Lancaster the meals are delivered one day a week.
Publicity – Susan McKeown advised working on getting more Publicity for Interfaith in the newspaper.
Old Business - none
At the Board Meeting a motion was passed to purchase mattresses, box springs, and refrigerators for the warehouse to distribute.
Projected Income Expenses
Churches $20,000. Concerned Citizens $40,000.
Clubs & Civic Org. 3,000. Emergency Assistance 25,000.
Business Donations 700. Insurance (Warehouse) 2,200.
Foundations & Grants 17,500. Bills & Utilities 2,500.
Individual Donations 25,000. Administrative 1,000.
Sale of Donated Items 7,500. Warehouse 2,000.
Introduction of the 2020 Board
President Edna Mason
First Vice President Larry Kight
Second Vice President Susan McKeown
Treasurer Christy Smith
Secretary Irene Russo
Lancaster County Reps. Fred Burke, Louis Lee
Northumberland County Reps. John Hedlund, David Lacy
Janet Tayloe, White Stone Baptist, said one day a month White Stone Baptist prepares a hot meal and delivers it to all those on their list who receive Meals on Wheels.
Kathy Broderick said she is on the Board at the Y. New pool is in operation and some of the programs-2nd grade swim, water aerobics, guardian program.
Ebony Cox asked who prepares the Boxes – Christy and Tracy from the Link do the shopping.
There being no further business to discuss, Larry Kight made a motion to adjourn the meeting, John Hedlund seconded. All in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.
Submitted by Irene Russo, Secretary