MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 – 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON DECEMBER 18, 2013 The regular business meeting was held on December 18, 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 November 20, 2013 Regular  Business Meeting, as printed in the December Business Meeting package. Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by Burt Lampley.  APPROVED by show of hands Requests for Letters of Church Membership:  for November:  None New Members to be approved:  for November Baptism: Carl Crenshaw, James Bauer, Wesley Sheffield, Linda Jones, Sara Mason, Molly  Skinner, Samantha Dunahoe, Tracy Williams, Macy Hardenbrook, and Michael Skinner  Letter:  Kathy Gray, Jesse Culp, and Beverly Culp Statement:  Reed Hafer and Linda Jones Motion to approve by Hines McNair and seconded by Jack Windley.  APPROVED by show of  hands.  TREASURER’S REPORT: Richard Main presented the Financial Report for November as printed  in the December Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve by George Butler and  seconded by Chuck Keistler.  Comment:   Richard Main: Our percentages are running pretty well.  We are still going to fall  under our budget goal for the year.  Financially, we are doing quite well as you can see from our  checking account balances.  We are going to end the year really good.  We are somewhat ahead in giving for the Sundays.  We have one Sunday remaining.  We are doing quite well over the  previous month and year.  We are going to end up in a good condition.    Question:  Pastor Ron Lentine:  What does the year-to-date excess mean?  Answer:  Richard Main:  It is over and above our expenses for the year.  Question:  Pastor Ron Lentine:  So we have $22,000 excess? Answer:  We have $22,000 excess ending 30 November.  Just as a side note on Lottie Moon, we  have between $6,000 and $7,000.  We are really doing well on that and should reach our goal.  COMMITTEE REPORTS:  Constitution, By-Laws, Policies & Procedures Committee:  Chuck Keistler presented a  recommendation from the House and Grounds Committee regarding addition of procedures for  maintenance requests to be added to the General Policies and Procedure Manual. The  committees worked together to come up with the procedures for requesting maintenance work  from the House and Grounds Committee.  The form will be Appendix A, page 50 in the Policies  & Procedures Manual.  APPROVED by show of hands. OLD BUSINESS:  None NEW BUSINESS:  None ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn by Richard Main and seconded by George Butler.    APPROVED by show of hands.  _____________________________  ____________________________  Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator