MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON November 19, 2014 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   November   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   October   22,   2014,   Regular   Business   Meeting as   printed   in   the   November   Business   Meeting   package.      Motion   to   approve   by   Chuck   Keistler   and   seconded   by George Butler.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for   October None New members to be approved:  for September   Profession   of   Faith:      Brenden   Becker,   Robert   Durden,   Amanda   Bean,   Janette   Perry,   Rachel   Smith,   Deseray White, Buddy Smith, Roy Pettaway Statement of Faith:   Nancy McNair Letter:   None Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by Joe Cato.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S   REPORT:    Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   Report   for   October   as   presented   in   the   November     Business Meeting package.  We are well within the firewall.  Motion to approve by Freddie Zayas and seconded by Jack Windley.  APPROVED by show of hands. COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None NEW BUSINESS:  WMU:      Barbara   Thorsen   presented   a   recommendation   to   adopt   the   Lottie   Moon   Christmas   offering   goal   in   the amount of $10,000.  Motion was seconded by Keely Zayas.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  Finance   Committee:      John   Bonelli   presented   the   recommendation   to   adopt   the   2015   church   budget   in   the amount   of   $906,130.90.      The   2014   budget   was   $896,166.29.      Vote   was   taken   by   secret   ballot   and   passed   by 100% (63 yes and 0 no).  APPROVED by secret ballot.  House   and   Grounds   Committee :      Richard   Main   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   committee   concerning Building   Security.      The   recommendation   includes   enhanced   security   by   adding   magnetic   locks.   audio   intercom (there   will   be   an   intercom   on   secretary's   desk   for   response),   enhanced   video   camera   with   color   with   a   90-day retention   period.      This   camera   will   also   take   pictures.      The   information   can   be   downloaded   to   a   computer.      Key personnel   and   staff   will   have   access   cards   for   entry.      The   Preschool   Learning   Center   (PLC)   staff   will   have   access by    key    to    the    glass    door    by    the    covered    walkway.        The    request    is    for    $7,500    for    the    enhanced    security.      Question :      Cheryl   Stacy   asked   from   which   budget   fund   the   money   will   be   taken.      Answer :      The   funds   will   come from   the   Emergency   Fund.   Question:      Nancy   McNair   asked   how   the   audio   intercom   would   work.      Answer :     There   will   be   an   intercom   on   the   secretary's   desk   for   response.      Question :      Freddie   Zayas   asked   about   the security for the PLC.  Answer :  The PLC has its own security in place.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Deacons   Committee :      John   Bonelli   presented   the   recommendation   that   the   church   offices   be   closed   Thursday and   Friday.      Also,   it   is   requested   that   the   staff   be   allowed   to   leave   Wednesday   after   all   work   is   completed.     APPROVED  by show of hands.  Pastoral   Recommendation:      Pastor   Ron   Lentine   recommended   that   $700   to   $800   of   the   designated   $5,000 budget   item   be   used   for   support   of   the   Christian   Social   Ministries   (CSM)   Christmas   outreach   program.      Listed below are items for discussion: 1.      The   toy   of   the   month   is   meant   to   supplement   the   outreach   program.      It   is   not   a   substitute   for   adoption   of   a family by church members or classes. 2.  Gifts are only provided to children 15 years of age and under. 3.  Each family requesting assistance is interviewed by CSM, there are no backdoor deals. 4.      No   family   is   promised   anything,   only   that   we   will   try   to   help.      Families   that   we   can   help,   are   called   personally and given a date/time when to come to church for pickup of gifts. 5.      Last   year   at   the   time   CSM   had   several   hundred   dollars   in   donations   from   church   members.      This   year,   CSM has about $90.00 so far and time is getting short. 6.  Walt and the youth department will shop for the actual gifts and assist with wrapping. 7.      Because   of   the   low   financial   and   toy   support   this   year,   CSM   would   like   to   supplement   the   Christmas   outreach with available CSM designated funds in order to support as many needy families as possible.  Motion to approve by John Bonelli and seconded by David Mason. APPROVED by show of hands.  OLD BUSINESS:  None ANNOUNCEMENTS:  ADJOURNMENT:      Motion   to   adjourn   by   Freddie   Zayas   and   seconded   by   Alicia   McFarlane.      APPROVED    by   show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator