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Fryeburg New Church Assembly
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Carver & Waltham MA — January 4 & 5, 2013
Mid-Winter Meetings of the
Summer Session Commitee and
the Board of Directors.
© Beki Greenwood 2012The Summer Session Committee gathered at the home of Jason & Beki Greenwood in Carver MA on the evening before the Board of Directors mid-winter meeting.
After a delicious pasta supper prepared by Nancy Little and Beki Greenwood, we got comfy in the den and dove into the agenda...
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At the 1/5/13 mid-winter Board of Directors meeting, FNCA treasurer Bob Perry reported that in order to be on a more firm financial footing, we should really aim at increasing donations to $15,000 a year. Donations have been averaging about $10,000 a year, so this new goal represents a 50% increase in giving from individuals and organizations. Reaching this goal will depend on increased giving from regular benefactors as well as bringing in new donors at every giving level.
To keep you up-to-date on where we stand on this big new goal, the Donations Thermometer on the left will be updated regularly. It is currently accurate as of 5/1/13. As of that date, we're 1/3 of the way through the year, but only 6.5% of the way to our goal.
At our Annual Meeting in August, the membership voted to increase our Convention loan substantially to pay for a new metal roof on the Main Building. This huge project was completed just before Christmas, but our loan has now more than doubled.
Lifelong member Tina (Guiu) Wood suggested that a simple way to pay that down would be if 12 people a year agreed to each donate one of the $446 monthly loan payments. That may seem like a lot, but to put it in a bit of perspective: it's less than $40 a month and less than $10 a week!
Since the treasurer and the Board are especially looking to increase monthly donations (They are the gift that keeps giving, and are just so easy to "set and forget!"), the following chart gives rough approximations of what each level of monthly giving would cover in our annual budget:
$5 = Corporate filing fees for 2 years
$10 = A 1-week scholarship for a Spark
$15 = A 1-week scholarship for a Flame
$20 = Bank service charges for a year
$25 = Trash and dump fees for the whole session
$30 = One breakfast and lunch for the whole camp
$40 = A monthly payment on our Convention loan
$50 = All the food for Work Weekend
$60 = Worker's Comp insurance for an entire year
$75 = A new metal roof for a cabin
$100 = Gas bills for an entire year
$200 = Electric and phone/internet bills for an entire year
Please CLICK HERE to jump to our Donations page and arrange monthly contributions or make a one-time donation to support the FNCA.