Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Red Cedar Zen - Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

DATE: October 10, 2018 5:30 PM
PRESENT: Ken Oates, Chris Patton, Tuli Candela
ABSENT: Bernadette Prinster, Talus Latona, Tim Burnett
VISITORS: John Wiley

Encouraging Words

Full Value Contract

We commit:
  • to maintaining physical, psychological, and emotional safety
  • to working together to foster both group and individual goals; giving the group what it needs and individuals what they need.
  • to speaking and listening fearlessly to one another and fully talking things through.


Old Business

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

 

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