Meeting for Business Minutes, March 13, 2011

MINUTES
Minneapolis Friends Meeting
Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business, March 13, 2011

Attending:  [Names redacted for online version]

1. Approve February Minutes
February minutes were APPROVED.
2. Monthly Reports
Director of Ministry – No report; Pat Jones is away.
Ministry & Counsel – David Woolley reported.  A written report was submitted.  Please see attached.
3. Report
Peace and Social Concerns – report by Phil Simard, incoming clerk.  Phil recommended that Judy Sausen, our Meeting representative to the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, be allowed to give our Meeting’s approval automatically if the Alliance  wishes to use our name as a sponsor or supporter of any of their activities, as long as Judy approves of what they propose to do and no money from Meeting is to be spent.  Friends APPROVED the proposal.  Phil announced a conference to be held April 9, Ways of Peace II: Non-Violence in the Islamic Tradition, sponsored by Friends for a Non-Violent World and the University of St. Thomas.  Through PS&C Bob Nechal requested $500 from MFM for this event.  P&SC provided $100 from their budget.  Friends APPROVED using up to $200 from the “seed money” donation to match contributions from members to comprise up to a total of $400 additional support for this event.
A Friend noted that on April 29 there will be a joint effort by MFM and Mayim Rabim members to work on a Habitat for Humanity house.
4. Stewardship and Finance Committee
2011-2012 Budget—report by John Kraft.  A written report was submitted.  Please see attached.  This budget was presented in February and nothing substantial has changed since then.  Friends APPROVED the budget with the understanding that the P&SC budget will be adjusted from $70 to $150.  John stated that Meeting needs to raise approx. $10,000 to meet its actual expenses in the remainder of the current fiscal year.  He estimates that we will fall approximately $2000 short.
5. Nominating Committee – Marilyn Johnson
Nominating Committee–final report by Marilyn Johnson.  New nominations were APPROVED.  A copy of the report updated as of April 6, 2011, to include nominations approved in this meeting is attached.  Loaves & Fishes still needs a daytime coordinator.  Nominating Committee has not filled all the positions the committees have asked it to fill.  About ten positions need people.
6. Decision items
Gayle McJunkin reported on the Meeting Policy on Family and Medical Leave.  Please see attached.  Friends APPROVED the proposal with adjustment of par. 4.  The wording of this correction was clarified in the April 2011 meeting for business.
Child Welfare Policies: report held over to next month.
7. Welcoming Committee Report – Sandy Olson
Held over until next month.
8. Communications and Announcements
None were presented.

Friends closed meeting for worship with attention to business with a brief period of silent worship.

ATTACHMENTS (Not included in online version)
Ministry and Counsel report for February
2011-2012 Budget Report
Nominating Committee Report
Policy on Family and Medical Leave