Red Cedar Zen Board of Directors Meeting – January 2, 2013
PRESENT: Tim, Talus, Edie; Jeff excused
full value contract
The proposed budget for 2013 anticipates $66,800 in expenses with an 8% margin. This includes anticipated changes in income and expenses, plus a $900 adjustment for maintenance of zen accoutrements (zabutans, oryoki, makugyo). (Margin is the non-profit corollary of net profit, which gets saved for long-term sustainability).”
The board discussed various proposed item amounts—for example, ways to reduce mailing expenses for the membership drive and annual fund (send out postcards to all on our mailing list asking people to opt in if they want to be on our post office mailing list so we can reduce postage cost); ways to economize on retreat food costs (continue analyzing more exact amounts needed per person for meals and shop more efficiently). The board also suggested that we increase our outreach budget from $150 to $250, perhaps using any gains from Membership efficiencies to outreach.
The board adopted the Budget for 2013 without changes. The budget and profit/loss statements can be found on the RCZC website, under Workgroups and Finance.
The board decided that the two-hour annual meeting should go as follows:
Board Thank-you’s to Volunteers. The board is always grateful to our volunteers, who keep us going month after month, but this month we especially thank the Finance Committee for preparing the 2013 budget and Profit/Loss reports—Marti Bartlett, John Wiley, Valerie Davenport, and Talus Latona—You did a great job. Gassho!
on relationships, process, values and mission
of good value
upholding the contract
sangha on the horizon
As is traditional during Practice Period, the board will not meet in February, and the March date is yet to be decided.
Edie Norton, Secretary