The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Call to Order 10:08
Present: Bob Golosluv, Jean Hughes, Richard Hughes, Tom Weiner, Bob Ricles, Dave Serbin, Dave Schuster, Maury Goldstein, Alan Moskoff, Buzz Deitechman, Steve Portnoy, Rabbi David Wolfman, Stuart Leviton, Dave Oney, Eliot Rosenzweig, John Shalett, Aaron Bloom, Ira Warshawsky, Charlie Niederman, Larry Pepper, Rob Himmelstein, Dan Checkman, Steve Sherman, Rich Fishkin, Steve Friedman Bob Ingrum, Adam Karol. Members joining remotely included: Louis Datz, Irv Tons, Stuart Aaronson, Daniel Faigin, Larry Hotz, Brian Hatkoff, Andrew Fields, Jeffrey Levine, Paul Cohen, Allan Lowenkron, Jeff Light, Michael Feuerman
President Stuart Leviton calls to session an MRJ Board of Trustees meeting
Dave Oney reviews proposed budget for coming year. New budget is more conservative and streamlined. Projected revenues will be $190,000. This will have to include fundraising. Partnership with URJ will help- accounting functions, software programs, shared services. Total projected expenses: $189,848.00
President Stuart Leviton adjourned the MRJ Board of Trustees meeting.
The MRJ 2014 Convention was called to order.
Amendments to MRJ Constitution: Proposed Article III Amendment: Affiliation and Financial Support
Bob Ricles moves to Accept Section 1 titled Affiliation and Financial Support. Motion seconded.
Article III – Section 1 – Affiliation: As a mission-driven organization that seeks to reach and include all men of Reform Judaism, and as an organization that recognizes and encourages diversity in organizational structures that are appropriate to different groups or groupings of men, MRJ invites and welcomes any local and/or regional group or grouping of men who wish to affiliate with and be a part of a larger grouping of men who wish to affiliate with and be a part of a larger grouping of men, namely MRJ. The EC shall adopt and maintain and affiliation process to carry out the intent of this section.
Article III – Section 2 – Financial Support. Recognizing that a fixed financial obligation often can be a barrier to affiliation or an excuse for disaffiliation or an excuse for disaffiliation, MRJ requires only that each affiliate contribute a fair share toward MRJ's administrative costs as determined by each affiliate. The EC shall develop guidelines and recommendations to carry out the intent of this section, which shall be communicated to affiliates, and affiliates are encouraged to follow the guidelines and recommendations as may be appropriate for each affiliate. Fixed financial support shall not, however, be a pre-requisite either for becoming an affiliate or maintaining status as an affiliate.
MAZON Resolution regarding Protecting the Right to Adequate Nutrition
Introduction of New Staff: Adam Karol and Rabbi Richie Address
Convention adjourned at 10:45 am and reconvened at 11:00 for Good & Welfare.