Meeting Minutes

Hudson Ministerial Association

Minutes of May 16th 2017 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th at 12:30 p.m.

at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in the Greenwood Wing. 

HMA Website is: www.hudsonchurches.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hudson Ministerial Association is to make our vision of Faith Communities Being Good Neighbors a reality by offering interfaith ministries serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people living in and beyond the immediate Hudson area.”

 

Present: Hoyte Wilhelm, Pari Khoshbin, Anne Marie Diederich, Rose Gordyan, Jon Dodson, Gretchen Green, Greg Hogan, Diane Zbasnik, Kristin Keller, Russ Gaippe, Ray and Sondra Sierko, and Mike Conklin

 

Regrets: Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed, Kelly Kaufman, Rev. Ralph Wearsler, Mary Pat DeLambo

 

Hoyte Wilhelm shared with us that his wife Teri has been diagnosed with breast cancer. We would ask that you keep Teri and Hoyte in prayer.

 

Minutes of the April meeting were moved for approval by Anne Marie Diederich and Seconded by Gretchen Green – Approved.

 

Treasurer Report:

 

April/ May

Expenses:     Utilities              796.58

Rent                  900.00

Repairs             250.00

Total               1,946.58

 

Balance            683.01

 

Two checks were received and not included in this month’s report. We are dangerously low on funds heading into the summer month. Please consider the HMA as part of you Benevolence giving. 

 

Benevolence Policy Review. – Copies of the HMA Benevolence Policy was emailed prior to the meeting. Discussion on limits of amounts and time allowed between amounts. The time limit will stay the same and any amount over the current limit of 250.00 per request must be approved by the executive committee.

We will review the policy after we have had some time to see the trends since we are working closely with the HCSA and St. Vincent DePaul.

 

 

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. We have all the information and just need to prepare it to be sent to the IRS along with a 400.00 filing fee.

 

 

Human Trafficking –Discussion continued on the issue of Human Trafficking.

Jon Dodson reported on the discussion with Kristin Keller.

 

  1. In September have these speakers come and speak at the Library

Emily Schott for Rahab Ministries and how people can help and the needs of their organization working with victims of Human Trafficking.

https://rahab-ministries.org/

Jan Apisa on the Victim Assistance Program and the Collaborative Against Human Trafficking of Summit County.  http://endslaverysummitcounty.org/

http://www.victimassistanceprogram.org/

Andrea Lisowski  on the Restore Court of the Summit County Juvenile Court under Judge Linda Teodosio. Specifically telling about the Safe Track Program and the Traditional Track program and their work with the victims of Human Trafficking.

  1. In October have Youth come together at the High School and hear a presentation and take part in the S.O.A.P. program and put labels on bars of soap. They would see the video on “Look beyond the Surface”.
  2. Encourage Faith Communities to write to Representatives and local officials about the problem and even to local hotels.
  3. In November, invite Youth Groups to a faith community in HMA to and have speakers again. And create a project.
  4. In December, See if Christ Community Chapel would host an event. Where adults are invited and genders may meet in separate meetings.

 

Kristin Keller – Reported that she is working on getting Senior Newsletter formed for the Hudson Community and also a Senior Services Advisory Committee. She passed out Resource Directories and Mary Pat Delambo’s wellness letter and a Workshop on Alzheimer’s  (See Attached for electronic versions.) She also shared that she is approved through Dominion Gas to assist people and avoid shut off.

Freedom Sunday/FAAST:

http://faastinternational.org/take-action/freedom-sunday

Look Beneath the Surface:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bqyzW84I3Dc

 

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Hudson Community Service Association – We continue our relationship with HCSA and attend meetings.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

 

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

 

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pastors and Church staff can refer people to the pantry. Contact: Jim Garrison 330-342-0517

 

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Anne Marie, Jon Dodson, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Spetember 19th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, Greenwood Wing.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

 

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin

Minutes of April 18th 2017 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 16th at 12:30 p.m.

at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in the Greenwood Wing.  

HMA Website is: www.hudsonchurches.org


Mission Statement

The mission of the Hudson Ministerial Association is to make our vision of Faith Communities Being Good Neighbors a reality by offering interfaith ministries serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people living in and beyond the immediate Hudson area.”

 

Present: Anne Marie Diederich, Rose Gordyan, Jon Dodson, Gretchen Green, Greg Hogan, Diane Zbasnik, Kristin Keller, and Mike Conklin

 

Regrets: Rev. Hoyte Wilhelm and Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed.

 

Minutes of the March meeting were moved for approval by Anne Marie Diederich and Seconded by Gretchen Green – Approved.

 

Treasurer Report:

 

April

Expenses:     Utilities           546.68

Rent               400.00

Total               946.68

 

Balance         983.01

 

Next Meeting – On the Agenda of the next meeting will be discussion on limits of amounts and time allowed between amounts. There are old guidelines attached with these minutes. These will need to be reviewed in May.

 

Good Friday Community Service- The 2017 Good Friday Community Service was hosted by Christ Episcopal Church and Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed and we thank them Rev. Reed thanks all those who participated. The offering will go to the HMA Benevolence fund.  Amount N.A. at this time.

 

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. Now that Lent and Easter Sunday have passed we can resume the task.

 

 

Human Trafficking –Discussion continued on the issue of Human Trafficking. There are several audiences that could use this information and host an event.

 

Neutral Locations like the Library, High School, or Laurel Lake would be preferred.

 

Several ideas were presented:

  1. Have Theresa Flores come and speak. Survivor and Author Theresa Flores travels the U.S. sharing her story of trafficking and being a sex slave while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
  2. O.A.P. was created to not only educate and save, but also to fill a need. After founder Theresa Flores would speak to a group of people at awareness events, she noticed the attendees were in shock, frustrated and yes, even angry. They demanded to know what they could do to stop this crime and protect their children. S.O.A.P. allows concerned citizens to help put a stop to human trafficking in their community and save missing children. Kids as young as 9 years old, fathers with their sons, and an 83 year old nun have put labels on bars of soap. There is something you can do about this! The beauty of S.O.A.P. is that it is simple and easy and can be customized to your wants, needs and abilities.
  3. Involve Youth from the High School and provide video and information through health classes and other vehicles at Schools.
  4. Have Church Youth Groups get together to hear and discuss and formulate an action plan.
  5. Ask Christ Community Chapel to co-sponsor or involve men in the community to find a proactive way to be involved.

 

Moved to review these ideas and gathering an action plan we asked for volunteers:  Jon Dodson, Kristin Keller, and Greg Hogan volunteered. Diane Zbasnik offered to consult. They would still like at least two or three more people to volunteer to help in this process. Faith Communities not involved in the HMA can contact Mike Conklin and express their interest.

 

 

Kristin Keller – Reported that she is working on getting Senior Newsletter formed for the Hudson Community and also a Senior Services Advisory Committee

 

Mary Pat DeLambo – Mary Pat informed by email us because of her new responsibilities she would no longer be available at the meetings. We wish her well in her new duties and thank her for her work.

 

Hudson Community Service Association – We continue our relationship with HCSA and attend meetings.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

 

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

 

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pastors and Church staff can refer people to the pantry. Contact: Jim Garrison 330-342-0517

 

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Anne Marie, Jon Dodson, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 16th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, Greenwood Wing.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

 

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin

 

Minutes of March 21st, 2017 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 18th at 12:30 p.m.

at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in the Greenwood Wing.  

HMA Website is: www.hudsonchurches.org


Mission Statement

The mission of the Hudson Ministerial Association is to make our vision of Faith Communities Being Good Neighbors a reality by offering interfaith ministries serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people living in and beyond the immediate Hudson area.”

 

Present: Anne Marie Diederich, Rose Gordyan, Pari Khoshbin, Kelly Kaufman, Charlotte Reed, Hoyte Wilhelm, Kelly Kaufman, Jon Dodson, Gretchen Green, and Mike Conklin

 

Guests:          Diane Zbasnik, Catholic Charities

Andrea Lisowski, Restore Court of Summit County

Emily Schott, Rahab Ministries

Jan Apisa, Victim Assistance Program

 

Minutes of the February meeting were moved for approval by Pari Khoshbin and Seconded by Gretchen Green – Approved.

 

Treasurer Report: Report was moved for approval by Gretchen Green and Seconded by Charlotte Reed – Approved.

 

February/March

Expenses:     Utilities           296.68

Repairs          350.00

Gas Cards     300.00

Total               946.68

 

Balance         1,383.01

 

Funds are at a critical level. Please consider HMA in your giving so we can continue to help those in need. 

 

Good Friday Community Service- The 2017 Good Friday Community Service will be hosted by Christ Episcopal Church at noon. Thanks to Charlotte Reed and Christ Episcopal for hosting.

 

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. Rose and Sherri will work on the expenses for the past three years to submit with the 1023 form.

 

Human Trafficking

Emily Schott gave a presentation on Rahab Ministries and how people can help and the needs of their organization working with victims of Human Trafficking.

https://rahab-ministries.org/

Jan Apisa gave a presentation on the Victim Assistance Program and the Collaborative Against Human Trafficking of Summit County.  http://endslaverysummitcounty.org/

http://www.victimassistanceprogram.org/

She told the group that Fairlawn and Montrose area have the highest incidence of Human Trafficking in the county. There were over 3000 ads on the web (Backpage) in one month.

Andrea Lisowski presented information on the Restore Court of the Summit County Juvenile Court under Judge Linda Teodosio. Specifically telling us about the Safe Track Program and the Traditional Track program and their work with the victims of Human Trafficking. Her email is: alisowski@cpcourt.summitoh.net

 

 

Hudson Community Service Association – We continue our relationship with HCSA and attend meetings.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

 

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

 

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pastors and Church staff can refer people to the pantry. Contact: Jim Garrison 330-342-0517

 

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Anne Marie, Jon Dodson, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 18th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, Greenwood Wing.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

 

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin

                                   Minutes of February 21st, 2017 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 21st at 12:30 p.m.

at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in the Greenwood Wing.  


HMA Website is:
www.hudsonchurches.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hudson Ministerial Association is to make our vision of Faith Communities Being Good Neighbors a reality by offering interfaith ministries serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people living in and beyond the immediate Hudson area.”

Present: Anne Marie Diederich, Sherri Moyer, Rose Gordyan, Pari Khoshbin, Kristin Keller, Mary Pat DeLambo, Hoyte Wilhelm, Kelly Kaufman, Jon Dodson, Gretchen Green, Sue Roseman, and Mike Conklin

Regrets: Charlotte Reed, Sue Roseman

Minutes of the November meeting were moved for approval by Anne Marie Diederich and Seconded by Gretchen Green Approved.

Treasurer Report: Approved

December

Expenses:     Utilities           250.00

Rent               550.00

Misc.               81.02

Total               881.02  

January

Expenses:     Utilities           440.00

Total               440.00

February

Expenses:     Utilities           381.38

Housing         269.02

Repairs          384.22

Total               1,034.62

Income           Christ Episcopal 1,000.00

 

Balance         2379.69    (300.00 in gas cards just purchased)

Good Friday Community Service- The 2017 Good Friday Community Service will be hosted by Christ Episcopal Church. The host is responsible for the format of the Service. Hoyte Wilhelm will speak with Charlotte Reed as to the proceeds of the offering that day. Thanks to Charlotte and Christ Episcopal for hosting.

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. Rose and Sherri will work on the expenses for the past three years to submit with the 1023 form.

Kristin Keller – gave her report and distributed a Resource directory. She highlighted Senior Assistance forum at Christ Episcopal Thursday February 23.

She also reminded us of her blog that can be accessed through the website. Further discussion was held on the possible Blessing Boxes. She relayed that there is a Suicide Prevention training on March 14 at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium and Social Security Disability Workshop on April 13 at the Summit County Library Main Branch.

Mary Pat DeLambo – gave her report and newsletter highlighting The Fall Proof Workshops and Hudson EMS providing CPR practices kits. See attached.

Kelly Kaufman – Shared the League for Service initiative for the Random Acts of Kindness Week has concluded and successful. Also that Catholic Charities provides non-denominational Parenting Classes and a Summer Camp at Camp Christopher.  She would be the primary contact.

Human Trafficking – Discussion on our next steps for our concern on Human Trafficking. We discuss the focus and purpose we would like to accomplish. We were especially interested in what is happening locally and in NE Ohio.  Kelly Kaufman and Kristin Keller presented some suggestions for program and speakers. They will work to arrange a forum with a couple speakers at our next meeting.

Opiate and Drug Epidemic – The group discussed that we would like to do more with the current opiate epidemic and how we can raise awareness and support groups. Kristin commented that Mental Health issue contribute greatly to the problem and that may be a place we can work.

Hudson Community Service Association – We continue our relationship with HCSA and attend meetings.

Meeting Adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

Attachments from Rose Gordyan included in email.

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pastors and Church staff can refer people to the pantry. Contact: Jim Garrison 330-342-0517

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Anne Marie, Jon Dodson, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 21st at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, Greenwood Wing.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin

Hudson Ministerial Association

 

                                       Minutes of April 19th, 2016 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 17th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community across from the Greenwood Dining area.

                                                                    

Present:  Robert Hutson, Sr. Anne Marie Diederich, Mary Tatman, Gretchen Green, Rose Gordyan, Kristin Keller, Mary Pat DeLambo, and Mike Conklin

Guests: Kathy Myer, Sharon Wasco

Regrets: Sue Roseman, Hoyte Wilhelm, Pari Khoshbin

Officers for 2016:

Hoyte Wilhelm – Chair

Mike Conklin – Secretary

Rose Gordyan – Treasurer

 

Prayer Requests: Hoyte Wilhelm on the passing of his father, Bob Hutson for pleasant and enjoyable retirement.  Prayers also for intervention in Domestic Violence and Opiate Abuse in our community. 

HMA Website is: www.hudsonchurches.org – The site is up and running and we are adding content.

Treasurer Report: March Report

Expenses – $626.71 (rent and utilities)

Balance – $2,679.56

Donations from Good Friday – 340.00

Community Good Friday Service- This years’ service was at First Congregational Church on Aurora St. Everyone felt the service was very nice and thanks to First Congregational for hosting  and Rev. Jeanette Brodersen for putting the service together.

Hudson Community First – Sharon Wasco spoke to the HMA encouraging us to have faith communities participate in the Community Service Day on May 7th. See Attached flyers. She specifically asked for help with the Cookies for Cops program. And reminder us that people should register for  the other activities on that day.

Coleman Professional Services – Kathy Myers spoke to the group about  CPS. She handed out a variety of materials and presented an overview of many of their programs and service area. We are fortunate to have them in our area.

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. We have received our Certificate of Incorporation from the Secretary of State. We are filing our 501c3 paper work with the IRS. We have to file the long form of the 1023 and we are applying for our EIN. The University of Akron Law School is assisting us.

Hudson Community Service Association – We continue our relationship with HCSA and attend meetings.

Mary Pat DeLambo Parish Nurse – Updated her Status and availability and willingness to extend her ministry to other faith communities. If you would like to be on her mailing list please contact her. See Attached.

Kristin Keller LSW – Kristin Suggested that we may want to consider some kind of appreciation for the First Responders in our Community. This will be a topic in May. Guidelines for the disbursement of funds concerning Kristin’s position were discussed. We agreed the guidelines should be updated to reflect the actual practices. There was no disagreement on this matter.

Youth Programing – The possibility of joint Youth Ministry programing was raised and we will pick up the conversation again in May.

Holocaust Memorial – Clergy who would be interested in participating in the Holocaust Memorial on May 6 at Temple Beth Shalom at 7:30 p.m. should to email or call Rabbi Jim Egolf. 610-624-3441

Muslim- Christian Relationships – Kelly Kaufman and Catholic Charities has room at their table for a few guests.  Brad Malkovsky, Associate Professor University of Notre Dame May 13, 2016  Location: Tangier Restaurant Topic: “Muslim-Christian Differences and Why It Matters”. Doors open and buffet luncheon begins at 11:00 am. The speaker begins at noon and ends at 1:00 pm.

November Food Drive – We will move forward with the food drive at polling locations in November. Proceeds go to the Akron Canton Food Bank.

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

How to Do Politics in Church – There will be a speaker at St. Mary on May 5th speaking to this subject.

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pastors and Church staff can refer people to the pantry. Contact: Jim Garrison 330-342-0517

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Ann Marie, Mary Tatman, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 17th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community across from the Greenwood Dining area.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin

 

 

Hudson Ministerial Association

                                        Minutes of March 15, 2016 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 19th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community across from the Greenwood Dining area.

Present:   Robert Hutson, Mary Tatman, Gretchen Green, Greg Hogan, Rose Gordyan, Kristin Keller, Mary Pat DeLambo, Kelly Kaufman, and Mike Conklin

Guest: Lisa Hamilton-Green

Regrets: Sue Roseman, Hoyte Wilhelm, Pari Khoshbin

Officers for 2016:

Hoyte Wilhelm – Chair

Mike Conklin – Secretary

Rose Gordyan – Treasurer

Prayer Request: Pari Khoshbin sent a note saying she was taking her husband to a nursing home on Canada and asked for prayers.

HMA Website is: www.hudsonchurches.org – The new site is up and running and we are adding content.

Treasurer Report: January Report

Expenses – $1,830.00 (rent and utilities – Reporting 3 months)

Balance – $2,966.27

Summit County Children Services – Lisa Hamilton-Green spoke to the group about SCCS and the programs that are being offered. She encouraged attendance at the Child  Abuse & Neglect Training for Churches on April 7 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. She also gave us an over view of many of the programs they have available. She said they serve around 680 children each month. Which is a 100 more than last year primarily because of the increase in Opiate use.  Look for more info at www.summitkids.org

Community Good Friday Service- This years’ service is at First Congregational Church on Aurora St. Please contact Rev. Jeanette Brodersen via email at …………………….if you can participate.

Bob Hutson Retirement – Bob was with us and announced his retirement. His Congregation is having a retirement luncheon for Bob and Robin Hutson on Sunday, April 24th (draft of invitation attached). Members of the Hudson Ministerial Association and spouses would of course be welcome; They need reservations by April 15th.

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. We have received our Certificate of Incorporation from the Secretary of State. We are filing our 501c3 paper work with the IRS. We have to file the long form of the 1023 and we are applying for our EIN. The University of Akron Law School is assisting us.

Hudson Community Service Association – We Continue are relationship with HCSA and attend meetings.

Mary Pat DeLambo Parish Nurse – Updated her Status and availability and willingness to extend her ministry to other faith communities. If you would like to be on her mailing list please contact her at mdelambo@laurellake.org  Mary Pat called our attention to the Children of Aging Parents Workshop sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and handed out flyers. She also share the Color and Calm Workshops in March at Christ Episcopal and First Presbyterian at 21 Aurora St on March 8,15, & 22nd. Contact her for more info.

Kristin Keller LSW – Kristin and Mary Pat are working with the Hudson Senior Citizens and their Community Wellness Program. They are meeting May 6th at the Barlow center. They are also planning to work with the Service Learning Students this Fall in the HCS.  See Monthly Report.

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pastors and Church staff can refer people to the pantry. Contact: Jim Garrison 330-342-0517

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Ann Marie, Mary Tatman, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 19th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community across from the Greenwood Dining area.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Hudson Ministerial Association

                                     Minutes of February 16, 2016 Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 15th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community across from the Greenwood Dining area.

Present:  Hoyte Wilhelm, Rose Gordyan, Sr. Anne Marie Diederich, Kristin Keller, Mary Pat DeLambo, Kelly Kaufman, and Mike Conklin

Officers for 2016:

Hoyte Wilhelm – Chair

Mike Conklin – Secretary

Rose Gordyan – Treasurer

Note: Meeting was held on a snowy day and many were unable to attend because of the weather.

HMA Website is: www.hudsonchurches.org – The new site is up and running and we are adding content.

Treasurer Report: January Report

Expenses – N.A.

Balance – N.A.

501c3 Status – The process continues as we pursue the 501ce status. We have received our Certificate of Incorporation from the Secretary of State. We are filing our 501c3 paper work with the IRS. We have to file the long form of the 1023 and we are applying for our EIN. The University of Akron Law School is assisting us.

Hudson Community Service Association – Our participation as a member of the Helping Committee is inclusive with our relationship with Kristin Keller and her time as needed by the Helping Hands Committee.

C.U.P.S. – The Christian Unity Prayer Service was well received again this year. Thanks to all who participated and St. Mary for hosting. Next year they are looking at being at Laurel Lake. Look for the logistics of that event in the coming year.

Community Good Friday Service – There was great interest in doing the annual Community Good Friday Service. We are waiting on a response from 1st Congregational Church to see if they will host.

 ary Pat DeLambo Parish Nurse – Updated her Status and availability and willingness to extend her ministry to other faith communities. If you would like to be on her mailing list please contact her at mdelambo@laurellake.org  Mary Pat called our attention to the Children of Aging Parents Workshop sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and handed out flyers. She also share the Color and Calm Workshops in March at Christ Episcopal and First Presbyterian at 21 Aurora St on March 8,15, & 22nd. Contact her for more info.

Kristin Keller LSW – Kristin and Mary Pat are working with the Hudson Senior Citizens and their Community Wellness Program. They are meeting May 6th at the Barlow center. They are also planning to work with the Service Learning Students this Fall in the HCS.  See Monthly Report.

Catholic Charities of Summit County – Encouraged us to participate in the Random Acts of Kindness month in in February in Hudson. You can get more info at: www.hudsonleagueforservice.org

Web address is www.ccsummitcounty.org

Phone is 330-762-2961

Facebook is www.facebook.com/ccsummitcounty

Our Speaker next Month will be Lisa Hamilton-Green Community Educator from Summit County Children Services

Speaker Suggestions for the 2015-16 meetings:

Human Trafficking

International Institute – Refugees

Adult Protective Services

Prison Support groups and Re-entry programs

Reminder! Gas Cards, Food Vouchers, & Temporary Housing– Gas cards and food vouchers for transient assistance are available. Reminder:  The Clarion on Route 8 has extended a “relocation rate” to the HMA members who refer people there of $49.00 per night. Rate includes room with king or 2 doubles, and hot breakfast buffet.

Reminder! Hudson Community Service Association Food Pantry 

Distribution is on the 4th Saturday of the month at Rejoice Lutheran Church 7855 Stow Road  from 1:00 till 3:00 pm. Drop off for donations is on Thursdays from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Thanks to Laurel Lake, Ann Marie, Mary Tatman, and Dining Services for hosting the HMA meeting and providing lunch each month.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 15th at 12:30 p.m. at Laurel Lake Retirement Community across from the Greenwood Dining area.

Please email me any corrections, deletions, or additions.

Respectfully submitted,     Rev. Michael Conklin