Meeting Minutes
August 5, 2009

Meeting called to order 7:04 pm

Robert Arrambide gave D’Var Torah

Prior meeting minutes accepted


President Stephen Shore

  • Temple Cleanup takes place 10:00am in Tobian Auditorium 8/9/09 and 8/16/09
  • Issue of updating the Constitution from MFTB to MRJ was approved.
  • Volunteers needed for Green Family Camp workday10/25/09
  • Volunteers are needed for High Holy Days Ushering
  • 501(c)(3) Status: Paperwork from the IRS has not arrived yet.
  • MRJ Biennial: Stephen and Buzz connected with other brotherhoods and were very impressed with speaker Rabbi Saperstein. Seminars were puton by Mens’ groups from different regions. Health fairs were one of them. A heath fair would also be very feasible with proposed projects and dates.

Vice President Jeff Light

  • Plant sale and Blood Drive take place 10/16/09.
  • Mens’ Seder will possibly take place next March.
  • Nothing but Nets: This is a MRJ/URJ program to control Malaria in Africa with pesticide nets. 100% of donations go to nets. Donations can be made to www.urj.org/nets.

Vice President Jay Feingold

  • Nothing was reported.

Vice President Barry Gluck

  • Coats for Kids Collection takes place 10/18/09.
  • Membership: 436 to date ($21,868.00 to $23,793.00 dues paid).
  • Fire Rescue drive is cancelled.

Vice President Richard Wasserman

  • Community Breakfast is 10/11/09 and the topic will be Healthcare Reform. With a panel of doctors.

Treasurer Mike Abrams

  • Net income to date is (negative) -$12,000.00: normal for this time of year.


  • Marty Mintz has asked to join our board and has been endorsed and approved.
  • Stephen Shore asked board members to RSVP on Brotherhood email blasts for upcoming meetings.
  • He also intends to add a “What We Do” section to the Web Site


Submitted by: Mark Pollok, Feb 10, 2010

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