August 26, 2011 Board Minutes
Redwood Coast Seniors Inc., Board Minutes
Aug. 26, 2011
Call to Order: Chair John Whatley called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
Members Present: John Whatley, Kathleen Johnson, Jim Graham, Wilma Gromer, Gloria Liner, Phoebe Graubard, Barbara Cole, Laurel Moss.
Members Absent: None
Staff Present: Charles Bush, Janet Thomaides
Guests Present: Betty Graubard, Ronalie Silveira, Michael Moreland, Duane Tell, Priscilla Comen, Walt Decker, Miles Evert
Action: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes for July 22, 1011, unanimously approved. motion made by Gloria Liner, second by Barbara Cole.
President's Report: John Whatley welcomed guests and asked for public comments. There were no public comments. Whatley said this would be his last meeting as President. He's been on the RCS Board for two years. For some, this will be their last meeting as RCS Board members. Wilma Gromer is the longest serving board member. She has been on the Board for over 25 years and will be stepping down at the end of this meeting. The board term for Laurel Moss will also be ending and Barbara Cole is moving to Kelseyville. Laurel actively participated in the Operations Committee and has been a volunteer in The Attic, thrift store. Barbara's been a volunteer in dining room and worked very hard on the fund raisers for the past 3-1/2 years. John will be on the Board for another year. He will be out of town for the September meeting, and Kathleen Johnson, vice-president will preside over that meeting.
Financial Report: Janice Thomaides reported on the budget for the first month of the fiscal year. Income was favorable and receipts were more than projected. Expenses were on target for the month.
Action: Kathleen Johnson moved to accept the financial report, second by Wilma Gromer second, unanimously approved.
Director's Report: Charles Bush reported that it will be at least another month before the building parking lot is completed. Bush reported that he attended a meeting of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Lakeport. He said that in September 2011, the AAA Board will request the Board of Supervisors transfer administration of the AAA from Mendocino County to Lake County. The AAA Board assured participating senior centers that they will receive grant funding as in the past. The AAA "Area Plan" is due in four months. There will be a fundraiser on September 17 in partnership with Mendocino Community Television. It will be a pledge drive called "TeleMendo". Charles thanked the Board members who are leaving for their service to RCS.
Finance Committee: Gloria Liner reported that the endowment fund managed by David Jones was rebalanced into more secure investments. Most of the money is no longer in stocks. David Jones would give the Board a report at the January meeting on the year-end performance of financial assets.
Operations: Jim Graham said the next report will be transportation.
Board Applicants: The following prospective board members gave short presentations to the Board: Ronalie Silveira, Michael Moreland, Duane Tell, Priscilla Comen, and Walt Decker. Ann Gallager and Bob Bushnansky were unable to attend the meeting.
Action: Gloria Liner moved that the Board authorize the RCS Executive Director to establish an auxiliary checking account for the "Telemendo" fundraiser and designate Charles Bush and Janice Thomaides as the designated signatures for Redwood Coast Seniors, Inc. Kathleen Johnson seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.
The Board went into Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. to elect Board members to fill the 4 vacant positions. One of the Board seats is to fill the replacement for Horace Mann and that will be a 2 year term. The voting was by written ballot. Executive session adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Board Election Results:
The Board returned to open session at 3:00 p.m. and the results of the election were announced. The following were elected to the RCS Board by a majority vote: Ronalie Silveira, Robert Bushansky, Barbara Williams, and Ann Gallager.
The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
Phoebe Graubard, RCS Secretary, Board of Directors
NEXT BOARD MEETING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 30, 2011