MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 – 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON FEBRUARY 19, 2014 The   regular   business   meeting   was   held   on   February   19,   2014,   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    January    22,    2014,    Regular    Business Meeting,   as   printed   in   the   February   Business   Meeting   package .   Motion   to   approve   by   Tony   McFarlane   and seconded by Joe Mahuron.  APPROVED by show of hands Requests for Letters of Church Membership:  for January:  From:  Perdido Bay Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, for the letter of Rhonda Pouliot.  From:  Calvary Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, for letters of Patrick and Sharon Davis.  From:  First Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, for the letter of Jan Blanton Hales.  Motion to approve by Hines McNair and seconded by Ron Lowe.  APPROVED by show of hands. New Members to be approved:  for January Baptism:  None Letter:  Steve and Rita Baker Statement:  Richard Miller Motion to approve by Norman Robertson and seconded by Jack Windley.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S   REPORT:    Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   Report   for   January   as   printed   in   the   February Business    Meeting    package.        Motion    to    approve    by    Burt    Lampley    and    seconded    by    Diana    McFarlane.      APPROVED by show of hands.     Comment:      Richard   Main:      As   you   look   at   the   January   financials,   you   we   are   running   receipts   of   about   85% which   has   been   kind   of   normal.      Our   expenses   were   up   a   little   bit,   118%.      That   was   due   to   an   extra   payday   in January.      We   show   a   deficit   of   $22,000.      When   you   have   three   paydays   in   a   month   it   really   impacts   the budget.      We   are   looking   good   in   our   bank   account   both   in   budget   and   designated   accounts.      The   good   news of   that   is   that   the   receipts   for   the   first   three   weeks   of   February   are   $71,993.27.      The   budget   goal   for   February was   $51,700.      So   we   are   about   $20,000   over   in   February.      That   is   for   three   weeks   and   we   have   another Sunday   to   go.      The   budget   receipts   for   the   third   week   of   February   were   approximately   $16,700.      If   you   go back for the last two years, last year the same time period was $10,000 and the year before that was $13,000.   COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None   NEW BUSINESS:  Finance   Committee:      Tony   McFarlane   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   committee   concerning   funding for the Senior Adult Revival to be held in March. Comment :      Tony   McFarlane:      In   recent   months   God   has   answered   our   prayers   and   honored   your   obedience by   providing   for   the   church   financially.      The   current   checkbook   balance   stands   at   approximately   $100,000.     While   preparing   the   budget   for   2014,   the   Finance   Committee   wanted   to   ensure   that   funds   were   available   to cover   operating   expenses   behind/inside   the   firewall.      After   the   firewall   items   are   funded,   any   extra   money   is disbursed   for   items   outside   the   firewall,   if   the   checkbook   balance   is   sufficient.      While   the   Senior   Adult   Revival is   a   budgeted   line-item,   it   is   not   behind   the   firewall   and   funds   will   not   be   allocated   for   this   until   the   end   of March.        The    past    few    years    the    Senior    Adult    Revival    has    been    very    well    received    and    enjoyed    by    our membership.      This   event   is   part   of   our   attempt   to   provide   a   well-rounded   ministry   for   all   age   groups   in   the Myrtle   Grove   family   including   our   seniors.   The   Committee   requests   the   funding   of   the   Senior   Adult   Revival   for an   amount   not   to   exceed   $2,000.      The   cost   of   the   revival   services   would   then   be   reimbursed   to   the   line   item from which the funds were borrowed.  Question:  Cheryl Stacey:  I do not understand if it is a budgeted item why we cannot just pay the bills. Answer:      Pastor   Ron   Lentine:      That   item   is   above   the   firewall   item   and   the   way   the   allocation   goes   is   every quarter   the   overage   is   distributed.      But   this   revival   will   happen   before   that   time   so   that   is   why   we   have   to   get permission from the church for payment.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Personnel Committee:  Chuck Keistler presented a recommendation from the committee concerning revisions to the Personnel Policies Manual.  1. The committee recommends that the Section III, Paragraph A of the Myrtle Grove Baptist Church Personnel Policies Manual be changed to read as it is stated within this form.  APPROVED by show of hands. (Form attached to minutes.)  2. Replace Section III, B, Hours of Work.  Support staff employees are required to have two fifteen minute breaks, one before lunch and one after lunch during each work day.  This is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This recommendation was tabled by Chuck Keistler.  It will be presented at a later business meeting.  3. Eliminate Section III, D, Compensatory Time.  It is illegal to work a staff support employee more than forty hours a week without paying him or her overtime.  APPROVED by show of hands. 4. Replace Section III, D, and Overtime (as printed in the recommendation attached to minutes).  APPROVED by show of hands.  Mission Committee:  Chuck Keistler presented a recommendation that the church approve the Primary Missionary Advocates Guide Manual.  APPROVED by show of hands.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn by John Bonelli and seconded by George Butler.   APPROVED by show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator