MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 – 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON AUGUST 21, 2013 The regular business meeting was held on August 21, 2013, at 6:00pm.  The meeting was held in the fellowship hall and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S BUSINESS:  Bonnie Quinley presented the minutes of the July 24, 2013¸ Regular Business Meeting and the Special Called Business Meeting of August 7, 2013, as printed in the August Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve by Jack Windley and seconded by George Butler.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   There were no requests for letters of church membership for July.  New Members to be approved:  for July Profession of Faith:  Deborah Taylor Statement of Faith:  Donny & Kathy Monk Letter:  None  Motion to approve by Ron Lowe and seconded by Joe Mahuron.  APPROVED by show of hands.  TREASURER’S REPORT: Shelia Ward presented the Financial Report for July as presented in the August Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by Roland Koomen.  APPROVED by show of hands COMMITTEE REPORTS:  Nominating Committee:  Bill Crouch presented a recommendation from the Nominating Committee to add Dallas Hansen and Jim Helton to the Missions Committee.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Committee-on-Committee:  John Bonelli presented a recommendation from the Committee- on-Committees regarding the Education and Stewardship Committee.  The following persons are recommended for active status on the committee:  Horace Nealy, Susan Helton, Darrell Cutshaw, Gene Milstead, and Jim Lee.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Finance Committee:  Susan Helton presented the Finance Committee Report: 1. We were previously looking at about a 140K shortfall between the projected giving and the mandatory (firewall) expenses plus missions and capital escrow (not on the firewall list but considered first priority expenditures after mandatory expenses). 2. Several changes have been made over the past two months. a.  10% salary reduction b. 2.5% increase in PLC contribution. c. Maintenance contract changes (i.e., Pest Control) d. Suspension of Capital Escrow Transfers e. Suspension of Mission Contributions f. Methodology for projecting giving based on the prior 12 months instead of average year-to-date contributions.  The suspension of Capital Escrow transfers will remain in place.  A graph representing our current financial picture of anticipated budget contributions and expenses was presented Susan made several motions which were recommended by Chuck Keistler to be tabled until the Deacons and Yokefellows have an opportunity to review, discuss, and approve the recommended changes.  The Deacons and Yokefellows will review these motions and they will be presented at a future business meeting.  Motion to table by Chuck Keistler and seconded by Jack Windley.  APPROVED by show of hands.  OLD BUSINESS:  None NEW BUSINESS:  Constitution/By-laws/Policies and Procedures Manual Committee:  Chuck Keistler presented the proposed changes/additions to the Myrtle Grove Baptist Church General Policies and Procedures Manual for approval.  The proposed changes/additions were approved by secret ballot with the vote results of 62 for approval and 1 against approval.  Deacons:   Adolfo DeMontalvo presented a motion for consideration of the following names for Deacons/Yokefellows:  Paul Sauls, John Bonelli, Richard Main, and Joe Cato. If elected, Paul Sauls will be ordained in the future.  These names were approved by secret ballot. Missions Committee:  Barbara Thorsen presented a recommendation from the WMU for the Maguire State Mission Offering Goal in the amount of $4,000.  APPROVED by show of hands.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Announcements were made concerning the Fabulous Family Weekend including the Iron Sharpens Iron Men's Conference coming up August 23, 24, & 25.  Guest speaker for the combined worship service on Sunday, August 25, will be Robert Amaya, actor from the Courageous movie.  Lester & Holly Rector will present a musical concert on Sunday evening.  ADJOURNMNET:  Motion to adjourn by Joe Mahuron and seconded by Chuck Keistler.  APPROVED by show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Kevin Simmons, Moderator