Myrtle Grove Baptist Church 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 (850-455-7389) MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON APRIL 24, 2013 The regular business meeting was held on April 24, 2013 at 6:00pm. The meeting was held in the worship center and was opened in prayer. CLERK'S BUSINESS: Bonnie Quinley presented the minutes of the March 20, 2013 regular business meeting as printed in the April business meeting package. Motion to approve by Morgan Miller and seconded by Bill Crouch.  APPROVED by show of hands. Requests for letters of church membership: For March From:  Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, for letters of Dan and Lorrie Brodeur. From:  Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida for John letter of John Brower, Jr. Motion to approve by Shirley Johnston and seconded by Chuck Keistler.  APPROVED by show of hands. New members to be approved:  For March By Statement:  James Smith, Robert Marinin By Profession of Faith:  Joseph Larner, Dorothy Hedden Motion to approve new members by Kevin Simmons and seconded by Ron Lowe.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER'S REPORT:     Sheila Ward Sheila Ward presented the Financial Report for March as printed in the April Business Meeting package. Motion to approve by Mildred Parker and seconded by Kevin Simmons.  APPROVED by show of hands. COMMITTE REPORTS:                  Bill Crouch Bill presented a committee recommendation for Freddie Zayas to take over the Men's Brotherhood. This motion did not require a second.   APPROVED by show of hands. Chuck Keistler presented to the church the changes made to the Constitution during the Question and Answer meeting held on March 17, 2013. The comments were put into a second draft to be announced at a later date.  The by-laws committee has recommended the 2013 Myrtle Grove Baptist Church Constitution be approved by the church with the date of implementation along with the policies and procedures.  A secret ballot was passed out to the attending members to be filled out and then collected by Kevin Simmons. The vote represented a total of 42 in favor and 0 not in favor. Chuck Keistler also presented the by-laws changes. A secret ballot was passed out to attending members and collected by Kevin Simmons. These changes include recommended changes to Article 2, Organization.  The second change is under General Statements in the Church By-Laws. The committee recommended that the name of the committee be changed from By-Laws Committee to Constitution By-Laws, Policies, and Procedures Committee. Motion was APPROVED by show of hands.  The vote represented a total of 42 in favor and 0 not in favor. OLD BUSINESS: None NEW BUSINESS: Brother Ron Lentine recommended a change in the Sunday schedule for April 28, 2013 (Homecoming Day). He recommended Sunday School for the youth and young families be canceled to allow time for the youth and young families to attend the Homecoming activities that were to be held on April 28, 2013.  Motion was APPROVED by show of hands.  ANNOUNCEMENTS: Kevin Simmons announced that Brother Ron Lentine's mission trip to Africa will not be completely funded by the Southern Baptist Convention. Kevin asked the attending members to consider helping by way of  love offering to help with expenses for Brother Ron Lentine's trip to Africa. ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Kevin Simmons and seconded by Freddie Zayas.  Motion was APPROVED by show of hands.    ___________________________               ____________________________    Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator