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Guiding Teacher report

  • All-day sitting scheduled for February 12th 
  • No New Year’s Eve sitting 
  • Sangha meeting scheduled for last Sunday in February to talk about progress on building search and to check in with everyone 
  • Ben Connelly to speak on second Sunday in January 
  • Florence Caplow to speak on first Sunday in February

Results of Board Elections

  • Five candidates – Dylan Toropov, Carol Ko Laursen, David Wray, David Weiner, and Eve Pinsker
  • Results: Dylan, Ko won to retain their seats, and David Wray will serve as a new director
  • Ko will occupy Brian Taylor’s seat, so her term will be for two years
  • Thank you again to Douglas!
    • Two people are replacing Douglas – Alex as Director and Wade as Board Chair 

YEL Fundraising Letter Report

  • In terms of donations, we are in the same time frame as previous year

New Temple Search Committee Report

  • Constructing a detailed financial report, and as a result of the process, Roy W. will be a guarantor
  • Motion to recognize current Temple Search Committee membership– Paul Discoe, Roy Wyman, Dylan Toropov, Alex Bernstein, Taigen, Ed Donley, and Wade Wheatley, with Dave Doerksen on hiatus 
  • Motion passes

Technology Report

  • Ed and Alex have talked to Harvard Kennedy School AV people to get a sense of what a professional hybrid system would look like
  • Purchase a wifi for the first floor so we are not using wifi from upstairs, especially for trying to upgrade the hybrid system 
    • Cost associated with the internet, two options: 
      • Residential service with promotional service $30 with a 12 month contract
      • Month-to-month contract with faster downloads $80 
    • Vote to approve first option at $30 a month 
    • Motion passes 

Website agreement and hosting

  • Signed a new contract for managed web hosting and related consulting services 
  • Canton Becker will move us to a new configuration of Stripe

Outgoing President and Temple Director Event

  • Thank you potluck for Douglas on January 22nd 

Date of next meeting – January 15th at 1:30pm, which all sangha members are invited to attend via Zoom link