November 2011 Minutes
Redwood Coast Seniors Inc.,
Board Minutes December 2, 2011
Call to Order: Kathleen Johnson, President, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
Members Present: John Whatley, Gloria Liner, Phoebe Graubard, Jim Graham, Kathleen Johnson, Robert Bushansky, Ann Gallagher, Ronalie Silveira, Barbara Anne Williams
Members Absent: None
Staff Present: Charles Bush, Janice Thomaides
Guests Present: None
Approval of Minutes: There was no RCS Board meeting held in November 2011, and no minutes for November 2011. ACTION: October 28, 2011, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes were unanimously approved as presented.
Financial Report: Janice Thomaides reported on the Redwood Coast Seniors, Inc. financials for the period ending October 31, 2011. She reported that staff expenses were favorable and less than projected for the fiscal year. There was a loss in projected income from sales at "The Attic" for this fiscal period. Grant and Non-grant income are greater than projected. The Community Foundation, which administers the Frederick T. Johnson Senior Endowment Fund distributed less than was projected for this fiscal year. The RCS balance sheet reflects a favorable position with respect to total liabilities and equity. ACTION: Kathleen Johnson moved to accept the financial report as presented. The report was unanimously approved.
Director's Report: Charles Bush reported that the crab omelet fund-raising breakfast was a success. There was an unexpected $1,200 bonus from the sale of Alice's pies. A Christmas giving fund- raising letter campaign will commence early in the month of
December. There were favorable articles about the Redwood Coast Senior Center in the local real estate newspaper and a good article in the Fort Bragg Advocate News. Bush reported on front desk staff reorganization and stated that the afternoon receptionist position was eliminated. Donations for staff Christmas bonuses will be divided equally among all staff members. Various Board members suggested that thank you letters and or advertisements in the local newspapers be composed and sent out for all of the donations from the local community and businesses during the 2011 year. Bush reported that RCS will be closed the week December 26, 2011, and reopen on January 2, 2012. Local restaurants will provide lunch and meal discounts to Seniors during the week RCS is closed.
Fundraising Committee: Bob Bushansky reported there will be committee meeting in December and a fundraising committee meeting will be held January 2, 2012 at noon for lunch at RCS. Gloria Liner has some new ideas for fundraising including developing a "dinner for 2" at 12 different restaurants and selling tickets for them. Another idea was selling raffle tickets for dinner and lodging on the Coast.
Operations Committee: Jim Graham gave an overview of the operations committee and presented past reports to all RCS Board members on Food Services, The Attic New Procedures, Meals on Wheels Program Policies, and Redwood Coast Seniors, Alzheimer Day Care Resource Center and Circle of Elders Social Day Program.
No other committee reports were given.
Old Business: Bus staffing and the volunteer program were discussed.
New Business: RCS currently does not have a policy on facilities use and rental. Guidelines for building use by community groups and social activities and programs for seniors was discussed. The Governance Committee was charged with drafting a policy for Board review and approval. The Governance committee will hold its first meeting in January 2012.
Executive Session: Date of Next Meeting: February 24, 2012
Adjournment: 2:45 p.m.
Phoebe Graubard, RCS Secretary, Board of Directors