MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 – 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON OCTOBER 23, 2013 The regular business meeting was held on October 23, 2013, at 6:00pm.  The meeting was held in the fellowship hall and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S BUSINESS:  Betty Scurlock presented the minutes of the September 18, 2013¸ Regular Business Meeting, as printed in the October Business Meeting package. Motion to approve by John Bonelli and seconded by George Butler.  APPROVED by show of hands Requests for Letters of Church Membership:  for September From:  Hillcrest Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, for letters of Roy and Shannon Perry. Motion to approve by Horace Nealy and seconded by Hines McNair.  APPROVED by show of hands.  New Members to be approved:  for September Profession of Faith:  Michael Skinner Statement of Faith:  Joseph Caro, Tonja Caro Letter:  None Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands.  TREASURER’S REPORT: Richard Main presented the Financial Report for September as presented in the October Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve by Dan Drainer and seconded by Horace Nealy.  APPROVED by show of hands COMMITTEE REPORTS:  Committee-on-Committees:  John Bonelli presented recommendations from the Committee-on- Committees regarding the following committees. Stewardship/Education Committee:   Jim Lee, Darrell Cutshaw, Horace Nealy, Susan Helton, and Richard Main, Ex-officio.  Add Sonny Goldsby and Sylvia Sauls to serve a three-year term.   APPROVED by show of hands.  Kitchen Committee:  The committee recommends Missy Reece to serve a three-year term. APPROVED  by show of hands.  Mission Committee:  The committee recommends Chuck Keistler to finish vacated position until 2014.  APPROVED:  by show of hands.  Purchasing Committee:  The committee recommends Chris Gay.  APPROVED:  by show of hands.  OLD BUSINESS:  None NEW BUSINESS:  Preschool Learning Center Committee: Mary Ann Winstead presented a recommendation from the Preschool Learning Center Committee regarding proposed changes to their by-laws.  The Committee revised the by-laws to be more in line with the church by-laws in several areas.  There were no questions regarding the proposed changes.  APPROVED by show of hands. Finance Committee: Donna Goldsby presented a recommendation from the Finance Committee regarding the replacement of the Family Life Center (FLC) air conditioning unit.  The FLC has no air conditioning.  We have three events coming up in the very near future, so the Finance Committee took bids on replacing the air conditioning unit for the FLC.  The committee met tonight and accepted a bid from A Cool Maker Mechanical.  The committee voted to accept this bid and this is our recommendation to replace the air conditioner.  The bid we accepted was in the amount of $17,775.  There were three other bids which were higher than the accepted bid. Question:  Burt Lampley:  Is that strictly for one unit Answer:  Donna Goldsby:  It is for a twenty-five ton unit.  One twenty-five ton new outdoor unit and one twenty-five ton new indoor unit. Question:  Cheryl Stacey:  What brand is the unit? Answer:  Donna Goldsby:  It is a Trane.  The money will be taken from the Emergency Funds that the church has.  There is over $20,000 in this fund.  They can start installation in the next few days.  Motion to approve by Jack Windley and seconded by Horace Nealy.  APPROVED by show of hands.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Pastor Ron Lentine:  It is important to sign up and be present for the church-wide banquet on November 3, 2013. Kevin Simmons:  Four of us got together as an ad hoc committee and researched some sources for surveys.  Last night Chuck Keistler, Susan Helton, Adolpho DeMontalvo, and I came up with what we think is a solid survey.  It is several questions in length and can take some time to complete.  We think t it is necessary to have a survey of this length in order to get a really good idea of where the church wants to go when we do our planning.  This is a three-year plan.  We are working on it and will get it to the company with the changes that we have recommended.  We will have it ready by November 3rd Tony McFarlane:   Pastor Ron mentioned earlier about the banquet.  We will be sending out a letter via email to all our active and inactive deacons to ask for participation and also to help those who may not be able to show up because of driving at night.  Also, there is another issue with regard to the security of the church building.  We are going to make a point to bring to your attention the keeping of certain doors in different areas of the church secure during the week.  We will provide more information about that later.  Those of you who are here on a regular basis, if you see something that does not look right, say something.  If you do not feel comfortable about it say something or investigate.  We are going to make a point of emphasizing that we keep a certain number of doors secure during the daytime with known access of other doors.  We have to be more aware of our security. ADJOURNMNET:  Motion to adjourn by Richard Main and seconded by Kevin Simmons.  APPROVED by show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator