1. The annual appeal this year successfully raised $4575.
2. Property discussion: We reviewed the information submitted by Bob Rose and John Wiley regarding their meetings with a commercial realtor and the credit union respectively. The financial obstacles to the purchase of a building in the next two years are quite daunting. Generally the feeling of those present at the meeting was that we should likely negotiate for another 5 year lease and consider trying to fund-raise extensively over the next 5 years to put away enough money that purchase becomes an option after the next 5 year lease ends. Possibly this would involve asking members to put RCZC in their wills. Also, we need to consider ways of recruiting younger members who will stay long term if possible.
3. Board Treasurer: Talus was doing a difficult job very well, and it is unlikely we will find a single person to replace him. For the time being, John and Bernadette will split the job. Ken asked John and Bernadette to work out how to subdivide the treasurer job on a permanent basis. This will likely involve the recruitment of an additional member for the Finance Committee. The Treasurer position on the board will be the person who provides input to the board, but the other aspects of the job might be given to other people.
4. Tim’s review. Forms were attached to a previous email to Board members. Board members are to fill out forms and return to Ken before November’s meeting for tabulation.
Next Board Meeting: November 14, 2018
Respectfully submitted, Bernadette Prinster, Board Secretary