Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council
Council Meeting of January 8, 2019
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, Bonnie James, Susan Moseley-Pastor UUFR, Gene McKeown, Willie Woods, Bryan McClain-Pastor White Stone United Methodist, Jim Johnson-Pastor Kilmarnock Baptist, Tom Coye-retired Pastor, Kathy Broderick, Jim Moseley-Pastor Campbell Memorial and Irene Russo.
1. Invocation and Welcome
Tom Coye said the opening prayer. Edna welcomed all present. Everyone introduced themselves. Edna thanked everyone for coming.
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.
3. Treasurer’s Report
Christy Smith passed out Treasurer’s report. As of 12-31-2018 the checking account balance was $55,508.25, Vanguard $84,450.53, Wells Fargo $40,010.96 and Grant from Campbell $14.52. Since the October Council Meeting, we have helped the following individuals/families:
October –9 Families – Lancaster County-7 5 Electric, 1 Rent, 1 misc. Northumberland County-2 1 rent, 1 food box.
November - 18 Families - Lancaster County-11 9 Electric, 1 Rent, 1 Misc. Northumberland County-7 2 Rent, 3 Electric, 2 Fuel.
December – 10 Families – Lancaster County-5 2 Electric, 1 Rent, 1 Food Box, 1 misc. Northumberland County-5 1 Electric, 4 Fuel.
For the year January 1-December 31, 2018 emergency assistance was provided in the amount of $22,950.33.
For the year January 1-December 31, 2018 Concerned Citizens spent $32,231.11 assisting residents in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties with needed repairs, ramps, roofs, etc.
Larry Kight made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, Louis Lee seconded, all in favor.
4. Report of Committees
Concerned Citizens – David Lacy reported all is going well with the CCC. David visited Lancaster and Northumberland Building Offices to introduce himself. Southside Church is coming in June so we will be lining up jobs for them. Working on getting as many crews as possible so we can do more repairs, etc.
Home Delivered Meals – Kathy Broderick Lower Lancaster Coordinator talked about the Meals on Wheels program. The meals are prepared by Cynthia at Tartan Village. The churches take turns each month delivering the meals and visiting with the people.
Warehouse – Bonnie James advised 404 clients were served during 2018 and 5,304 items were distributed including 504 appliances-stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, heaters, etc. The blanket drive is still going on.
Consignments - Jane Woodle, Mosaic Consignments, sells items received at the warehouse and for the period January 1-December 31, 2018 $5629.33 was received from Jane. So far this year, we have received $1200 from Jane for items she has sold.
Projected Income Expenses
Churches $25,000. Concerned Citizens $50,000.
Clubs & Civic Orgs. 4,000. Emergency Assistance 25,000.
Business Donations 500. Insurance (Warehouse) 2,000.
Foundations & Grants 20,000. Bills & Utilities 2,500.
Individual Donations 25,000. Administrative 1,000.
Sale of Donated Items 9,000. Warehouse 2,000.
Introduction of new board for 2019 –
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
Edna extended an invitation to anyone who has not visited the warehouse as yet to come and see the operation. Warehouse is open Monday and Wednesday 10:00 am until noon.
There being no further business to discuss, Larry Kight made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Christy Smith seconded. All in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.
The next meeting will be April 9, 2019.
Submitted by Irene Russo, Secretary