From the President
Open Board of Trustees Meetings
We had our first Board meeting on the sanctuary lanai on January 11. It was much more open and welcoming than the back room at Waters Hall. How about joining us on February 8 at 9:30am? We appreciate interest shown by congregants and are most welcoming.
Sale of Land to Island Village Montessori School to build a Road
We continue to talk but progress has come to a standstill. First the holidays shut down the school and staff. More recently, IVMS has not yet obtained the cost to build a road and they seem to be more withdrawn and burdened by an anticipated high cost. In addition, they have made no progress in seeking approval for a road cut into Edmondson from the city nor determining if a deceleration lane will be required. It appears that a vote on the sale of land will not occur in the near future. Stay tuned.
Music Director Search
As our search committee moves forward, there is a lot of anticipation and excitement regarding filling that position. Music means so much to all of us. Marianne has done a great job filling in and Ray has rallied the choir with great performances. Still the empty position lingers…
Our annual stewardship campaign is fast approaching. A festive kickoff is planned for 6pm on February 10, 2018. Please put this event on your calendar. It should be memorable.
So with the music vacancy and the looming pledge campaign, I decided it was time to put my money where my heart is. I anticipate the new director will probably cost more than we paid in the past. So I increased my pledge by $1,000 and I plan to continue that in the future. How much does the music program mean to you?
Dave Lyon, President