Special Vestry Meeting
Present: Al Colburn, Dick Dabrowski, Linda Kaferle,
Absent: Sue Hildreth, Don Ulsch
The purpose of this special meeting was to discuss a request from a parishioner that the Vestry approve the use of parish funds for a “purse” for Fr. Alan to be given to him on November 1st. The parishioner was also willing to supplement the money from the parish funds by requesting donations from parishioners.
A motion was
unanimously approved that
Linda Kaferle pointed out that using parish funds was actually frowned upon by Fr. Alan when the issue came up at Michael Smith’s departure. Instead the Vestry was asked by Fr. Alan to contribute towards a “purse” that would then be open to parishioners to contribute to. Linda felt that rather than money, Fr. Alan should be given a gift that would remind him of St. Andrew’s. She proposed that the Vestry members contribute towards a gift for Fr. Alan from the Vestry and that a letter be sent to parishioners outlining three ways to honor Fr. Alan’s service to St. Andrew’s:
1. Attend Fr. Alan’s final service on November 1st at St. Andrew’s and the reception following
2. Contribute to the Alan MacKillop Music Fund established by Dick Dabrowski and Carolyn Smith with Alan’s approval
3. Contribute to a “purse” for Fr. Alan by writing a check to St. Andrew’s (making it tax-deductible) – one check will then be presented to him at the reception
After some discussion, a motion was made and unanimously approved that the Vestry members would contribute toward a Waterford decanter to be presented to Fr. Alan at his reception, and that a letter would be sent (hopefully with the collaboration of the parishioner who made the original request (see above) to all parishioners outlining the three ways stated above to honor Fr. Alan.
Other things discussed were:
Asking the Sunday School children to write letters and/or draw pictures that could be presented to Fr. Alan
Erica Scattergood would bring her Casio keyboard to the Nov. 1st luncheon and ask Kyle to play some selections for Fr. Alan
Included in the letter to the parish requesting donations (see above) would be an invitation written by Erica S. to the special luncheon in honor of Fr. Alan with a request for an RSVP so she would know how many people to plan for.
Requests would be made for a parishioner to take photos during the luncheon as well as a parishioner to act as the Master of Ceremonies.