Annual Meeting of the United Methodist House Minutes

July 13, 2022

In Attendance:    Chuck Smith; Cindy Hinsdale; Dr. Roger Brumagin; Jim Metzger; Stephen L. Parker; Jim Fryer; Judie Peterson; Paul Womack; Mike Yauch; Jan Yauch; Clara Wilder; Suzanne Block; Conrad Howard; Michael Corey, Michael Paine

Chuck Smith called the meeting to order.

Paul Womack opened the meeting in prayer.

Michael Corey gave the finance report:

  • The UM House had a profit of $30,000 for the fiscal year June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Retreat season numbers were still down a little from previous years due to the pandemic.
  • The board approved an increase in the hourly rate for the cleaning staff in their meeting effective June 1, 2022.
  • The finance committee recommended the following budget for 2022-23:
    • $81,000 in income
    • $62,135 in expenses
    • Profit of $18,865
  • No capital projects were planned for 2021-22 but $10,000 has been budgeted for 2022 – 2023.
  • The finance committee made a motion to accept the budget; the motion passed.

Conrad Howard presented the report for the Property Committee:

  • No capital projects were tackled over the past year.
  • The committee does anticipate having some projects in the next few years that will require some capital funding.
  • This coming year the committee is hoping to complete some smaller projects including rebuilding one or two post bases on the front porch, replacing soffit and fascia boards on the second story over the front porch, and installing grab bars in the tub and shower units. Estimated cost $10,000.
  • Upcoming projects to plan for in the next several years include replacing the roof over the porch, replacing the sign in the front yard, and painting the exterior of the house.
  • The Fall Work Weekend will be October 28th and 29th, 2022.
  • Conrad offered thanks for a great property committee, Debbie Caruso for all she does for the house, and to the friends of the House for their support.

Communications Committee:

  • This committee went without a chair this year, but the Board is excited that Clara Wilder will be taking on this role and working on the newsletter and the website.

Mike and Jan Yauch offered the Host Couple’s report:

  • The House has been active this season.
  • As the new host couple, Mike and Jan are learning a lot and have felt it has been a very rewarding experience.

Recognition of Service:

  • Sad to see Michael Corey leave the board after almost 10 years of service.
  • The loss of Barry Lewis was a hit to the board and we miss him. Barry was a member of the 2023 class and served as the board vice president. Beth Nelson, a previous board member, has agreed to serve out the remainder of Barry’s term.

Nominations Report:

  • The returning Board members of the class of 2025 are Conrad Howard, James Metzger, Chuck Smith, and Cindy Hinsdale.
  • A new member of the class of 2025 being nominated is Tim Mattocks.

Chuck called for a motion to accept the nominations for the class of 2025; moved, seconded, and carried.

Chuck named the following nominees for officers of the Board of Trustees:

  • Chuck Smith – President
  • To Be Determined by the Board – Vice President
  • Cindy Hinsdale – Secretary
  • Mike Paine – Treasurer

Motion to accept the three known officers carries.

Motion to allow the board to fill the vice president position also carries.

Other business:

  • Is there an endowment? Yes, it is currently valued at around $200,000
  • How can we make more friends of the house aware of this meeting and increase attendance? Clara Wilder and the Communications committee will work on this. The newsletter, the website, the Facebook page, and word of mouth are places to utilize.

Chuck adjourned the meeting.

The next annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 4:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cindy Hinsdale, Secretary