Theresian minutes August 2019

The Theresian Society

Minutes for Sunday Aug.18, 2019

President: Glenda Espiritu called the meeting to order at 9:25 am, and after welcoming 22 attendees she led the group in prayer.

Minutes: It was determined that everyone had received and reviewed July 2019 minutes. Motion made and seconded to accept as written. Motion passed.

Financial Secretary & Treasurer’s Reports: Glenda reviewed Ginny’s notes regarding the current Treasury report as follows: The balance at the end of August was $1722.62. Income received totaled $270.00 for vendors for the Bazaar, thus bringing the total current balance to $1992.62.

Prayer Line: Deborah Rooks acquired information regarding additions and deletions for the prayer line.

Correspondence: It was reported that Phyllis sent out 5 birthday cards for August.

Funeral Reception: No funerals to report since last meeting.

Historian: Jeri Trudeau stated that she is keeping a digital account of information and asked that if anyone has any pictures they wish to share, to place them in the Theresian box for her. She will copy and return them to you. She will share the information at one of the future meetings.

Telephone correspondence: Trish has been keeping Theresians without email updated via phone.

OLD BUSINESS:

Crafting for Christmas Bazaar: Tuesday Sept 3rd – time will be used to price out items prepared for the event. And on Tuesday Sept 17th we will clean and update the signage for the Bazaar. There has been a lot of inventory prepared for this event both at the crafters meetings and at Theresian homes, and it was decided that the Theresians may end up using 3 rooms to sell items prepared for the Bazaar. (We use classrooms least desired by the crafters).

Christmas Bazaar update: The event will be October 19th. Charlene states they are still selling tables (16 sold to date). Set up for the event will be the Thursday (17th) and Friday (18th) from 9am to 12 noon, and the Bazaar hours are from 9am until 2pm. When the event ends at 2pm, clean up begins and with all hands on deck, clean up usually ends about 3:30. Members who do not have email will be called regarding an opportunity to assist for set up days and during the actual day of the event.

NEW BUSINESS:

Parish Picnic: Linda Gregory announced that the picnic this year will be held Sunday, Sept. 29th, to start after the 10:30 Mass (approximately 11:30 to noon) and end at 3pm. One of the ways to streamline preparation is to have labeled aluminum pans available for parishioners to pick up and assist in filling the food orders. The event is open to our parishioners as well as friends and neighbors as we use this opportunity for not only a good time but evangelization.
Retirement: Debbie Knarr has served our parish well over the past many years and in doing so has been very gracious in assisting the Theresians when called upon. To acknowledge this, it was motioned, seconded and approved that a specified monetary gift be given as she and husband head out to retirement land in their RV. She will be retiring on Sept 1st and her replacement is Dedee Rice.

Bingo: Donna Raschke announced that Bingo will resume Sept 9th and that invitations are on their way out to all the regulars that attended and had provided their names and addresses to be notified when resumed. It was announced that approximately $160,000 has been raised since its inception here at St. Therese. Just to name a few of the items offhand, the money has been used to help fund the Youth group for their help in summer work-camps; sound system for the Church; kitchen updates; help in funding roof repairs; fencing; rectory upgrades; and donated monies for Parish retreats.

Altar flowers: for September Masses on Sept 7th and 8th (in honor of our Blessed Mother) the altar flowers will be prepared by Ana and we have agreed and voted on in past to provide this service through Ana.

Birthday: Father Gregory’s Birthday s September 20th and it was motioned and approved to provide him with a $60.00 check for same.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Thank you to our hostesses today, Beverly and Ana. Sept 6th hostess will be Alicia. We will be serving the left over pancakes from the Father’s Day breakfast (in freezer). Help is requested of anyone who can come earlier to help prepare.

Mary Beth announced that the next blood drive at St. Therese will be Oct. 4th.

Glenda announced that there will be a need to set up a committee at September meeting for nominees for election of officers for next year. She specified that this will be her last year as President and asked for people to prayerfully consider stepping forward to fill this position. She reviewed some of the duties she performs and a full outline for all positions can be found in the by-laws.

The Knights will be hosting an Ice Cream Social for all parishioners in the Social Hall next Sunday, August 25th at 1-3 PM. There will be ice cream sundaes, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. Come join the fun!

The next Theresian meeting will be Friday September 6, 2019. There being no further business, Glenda adjourned the meeting at 10:00 AM after prayer was recited.

Respectfully submitted,
Cathie Sobieski, Secretary

Theresian Minutes July 2019

The Theresian Society

Minutes for Sunday July 21, 2019

President: Glenda Espiritu called the meeting to order at 9:20 am, and after welcoming 22 attendees she led the group with the St. Monica prayer.

Minutes: It was determined that everyone had received and reviewed June 2019 minutes. Motion made and seconded to accept as written. Motion passed.

Financial Secretary & Treasurer’s Reports: Ginny reviewed her updated Treasury report as follows: June’s beginning balance was $2032.79. After income of $ 807.00 (including dues, Father’s Day breakfast receipts, yard sale receipts, and donation for Fr. Jim’s gift) and expenses of $1157.17 (including Fr. Jim appreciation gift, Father’s Day breakfast expenses, and donation for Masses), the ending balance for Jun was $1682.62 and remains the same as of today’s date. May flea market sales included $ 500.00 for the sales spots and $355.00 of sales from the Theresian table.

Prayer Line: Deborah Rooks took information regarding additions and deletions for the prayer line.

Correspondence: Phyllis sent out 11 birthday cards and 2 get-well cards for June. She read two thank you notes; one from Phyllis Dugin and the other from Lourdes Parker.

Funeral Reception: Marianne reported 1 funeral with reception that was provided July 15th with 95 attendees and 57 for the reception. The family was very appreciative and found the whole experience very healing. Please keep them in your prayers.

Telephone correspondence: Trish announced that she needs to have new Theresians who do not have an email to please let her know if they wish information to be telephoned to them.

OLD BUSINESS:

Priest receptions: The receptions for Father Jim’s Farewell and Father Gregory’s Welcome had excellent turn outs, and Glenda thanked everyone who provided help for both occasions.

Father’s Day Breakfast: There was a good turnout for this occasion. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the fathers of our Parish. There was an abundance of pancakes left over from the event and they have been placed in freezer to be served as the appetizer for the September meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Christmas Bazaar: Will be held this year on Saturday, October 19th. Terry Wilson has volunteered as the advertising person. The Thursday and Friday before the event will be set up days. We will need some extra strong backs to move tables on these days. The event ends at 2 PM and clean up begins then. With all hands on deck, clean up usually ends about 3:30.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ana has requested that if anyone has an excess of cards for mailing to friends and family, to please pass them onto her for the Sander’s Home residents. You can place them in an envelope and label her name and place “arts and environment” box.

Glenda announced new membership and welcome to Pat Kurovid and Nellie Barry.

Beverly Itnor is in charge of Prison Ministry and is asking for donations of large-print Bibles and Prayer booklets. If you are able to donate, please place on the white cabinet in the social hall.

The Knights are looking for xtra help with the yard work performed on Thursdays. Persons do not have to be a member of the Knights to join in the fun.

Please keep Mary McCarthy in prayer. Glenda updated everyone on her condition.

Bingo will restart on Sept. 9th.

Theresian dues are $5.00 per year and is used for postage and Advent luncheon. This year our Advent luncheon will be on Dec. 6th. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 on Friday before meetings held on Fridays.

The next Theresian meeting will be Sunday August 18 2019. There being no further business, Glenda adjourned the meeting at 10:00 AM after the Healing prayer was recited.

Respectfully submitted,
Cathie Sobieski, Secretary