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MHC Minutes – Fall 2017

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Fall Meeting Minutes of the Mount Hermon Community

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00pm
Newton Memorial Building, Mount Hermon

 

Agenda Items

  • Reggie Coates gave the President’s Call to Order at 7:05pm, Welcome, and Introduction.
  • Vice President Ron Taylor provided the Opening Prayer.
  • The Secretary’s Report, Ron Taylor directed attendees to read through the Spring meeting report, asking for clarifications and/or questions as necessary, none were presented. The Spring minutes were accepted as presented. [Barb McGraw was out of town, but reported that she has no more cancer. She has been recovering for months in Southern California].

  • Treasurer’s Report was given by Treasurer Cheri Andrews.
  • At the Spring meeting, May 4th, 2017, we had $1082.54.
  • Our current balance is $966.08
  • Expenses for the August Fun Day were $76.46.
  • Community Announcements:
    • Reggie reiterating the MHC focus on positive Communication, Involvement, and Support.
    • Reggie Coates communicated the importance for all to respect the community and its guidelines.
    • He reminded everyone of the community website at http://mounthermoncommunity.com and social media site at mounthermon.nextdoor.com.
    • Lisa Galleguillos, on behalf of MHA, presented an opportunity for the community to participate in the Operation Christmas Child shoe box stuffing party held on Thursday evening, Nov. 9
    • Cheri Andrews gave a recap on the Family Fun Day in August. It was well attended, with fun for all.
    • Cheri reported on the buffet Christmas Dinner for the community, set for Tuesday, December 5 (6 – 7:45 PM). Tickets are on sale on November 4, priced at $8 at the Registration Office, or $8.50 for online will-call.
  • Mount Hermon Association Update was given by Dale Pollock
    • The work on Conference Drive is going well, with the anticipated project end date by Thanksgiving weekend.
    • The Forrest Road project is progressing, with projected end date by Thanksgiving weekend.
    • The Felton Meadow project has been canceled. Call Dale if you have any questions.
    • Dale reiterated the need for personal involvement regarding security, by locking doors on homes and cars, maintaining lighting during the evenings, and reporting suspicious behaviors. Though MH maintains security iservices in general, there are those who pass through the community who take advantage of others.
    • Dale fielded a variety of questions on road conditions throughout the park.

 

  • Fire Chief Ron Rickabaugh, from the Felton Fire Protection District, encouraged residents to register their home location and contact information with org. This will ensure that emergency response teams will be able to reach your residence without undue delay.

 

  • The Sheriff report was presented by Reggie Coates, as follows:
    • The Sheriff Department notes that crime is down, that MH is a safe place to live. It was noted that the use of cameras, lights, trimmed shrubs and involvement in Neighborhood Watch are helpful deterrents to crime.
    • The department has additional help, now at 6 officers with 1 sergeant, plus a number of volunteers.
  • There was no New Business.
  • Ron Taylor closed the evening in prayer at 8:07 PM.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Ron Taylor – Mount Hermon Community Vice – President

MHC Minutes – Spring 2017

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Spring Meeting Minutes of the Mount Hermon Community

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:00pm

Youth Memorial Building, Mount Hermon

 

Agenda Items

  • Reggie Coates gave the President’s Call to Order at 7:05pm, Welcome, and Introduction.
  • Vice President Ron Taylor provided the Opening Prayer.
  • The Secretary’s Report was given by Reggie Coates (Secretary Barb McGraw could not attend). Motion/Second/Approved
  • Treasurer’s Report was given by Treasurer Cheri Andrews. Motion/Second/Approved
    • At the Fall meeting, October 27, 2016, we had $802.53
    • Our current balance is $1,042.54
    • Detailed Activity
      • Receipts:
        • 12/13/16 – $80.00 Deposit: Silent Auction
        • 12/15/16 – $184.00 Deposit: Door Ticket Sales
        • 12/19/16 – $292.94 Deposit: Online Ticket Sales
      • Disbursements:
        • 10/24/16 – $45.00 for Web Hosting Fees
        • 10/27/16 – $14.06 for supplies for Fall Meeting
        • 10/27/16 – $31.47 for supplies for Fall Meeting
        • 11/07/16 – $10.32 for supplies for Christmas Dinner
        • 11/07/16 – $73.47 for supplies for Christmas Dinner
        • 12/09/16 – $102.61 for Starbuck’s gift cards, Christmas dinner fliers and poster.
        • 04/03/17 – $30.00 for Web Hosting Fees
        • 05/02/17 – $10.00 for Web Hosting Fees

 

  • Mount Hermon Association Update was given by Dale Pollock
    • There’s not much happening on the water lines because of the slide on Terrace Drive.
    • There’s been an increase in water levels.
    • The storm caused damage mostly to Redwood Camp.
    • The storm did some damage to Conference Drive near Roaring Camp Drive (movement on the embankment where the cones are). They will be repairing that. [Any work on Conference Drive is paid for by MHA and not the MHC-RTB fees.]
  • Summer Registration details were explained by Bill Fernald.
    • Everyone must register at the front office and receive a name badge.
    • Fun Day for our community, Saturday, August 19, 12:00pm-5:00pm
      • Includes lunch, games, and all activities for free
      • Register for the summer and receive a name badge to participate
    • The report on Roads, Trails, and Bridges was given by Joshua Shively
      • There have been lots of fixes throughout Mount Hermon such as the handrails on Parkway.
      • If you have any concerns, call the office and a work order will be created.
    • Community Announcements were given by Reggie reiterating the MHC focus on positive Communication, Involvement, and Support. He also reminded everyone of the community website at http://mounthermoncommunity.com and social media site at mounthermon.nextdoor.com.
    • Fire Chief Ron Rickabaugh, from the Felton Fire Protection District, gave a report on current issues.
      • He recommended that everyone keep the brush away from their homes and think about clearing what would be flammable and dangerous in a fire.
      • He said most of the calls they get are not fire related but medical related. Have papers ready for you and your family in case of a medical emergency.
      • He explained how Cal-Fire and the Felton Fire Department work together. Cal-Fire takes the lead when brush is involved and Felton Fire Department takes the lead when buildings are involved.
      • Make sure your street number is very clear to see.
    • Sheriff Department Update – Paul Izor
      • The volunteer Sheriff helpers will evaluate the safety of your home and do a drive by while you’re on vacation. Call the Felton Sheriff’s office.
    • There was no New Business.
    • Ron Taylor closed the evening at 8:10pm in prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Reggie Coates – Mount Hermon Community President

MHC Minutes – Fall 2016

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Fall Meeting Minutes of the Mount Hermon Community

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00pm, Newton Memorial Building

President, Reggie Coates, opened the meeting at 7:00pm with a welcome and introduction. He explained the difference between the Mount Hermon Association (MHA) and the Mount Hermon Community (MHC). MHA is the conference center leadership and associates. MHC is the group of residents, all those who live in Mount Hermon. They are separate, but work together in support of each other.

Vice-President, Gordon Kvamme, announced that Steve Hoff had passed away Monday. Gordon prayed for Steve’s family.

Secretary Annie Stepka could not make the meeting because she is moving to Felton, so Reggie read the minutes from the Spring 2016 meeting. The minutes were approved.

Treasurer, Cheri Andrews, gave the Treasurer’s Report. Our current balance is $802.53. There was no activity since the Spring meeting, which our total was $802.53. The report was then approved.

Mount Hermon Community Announcements – Reggie

  • Reggie emphasized the importance of good communication, growing involvement, and supportive attitudes throughout the community (MHC) and toward the Mount Hermon Association (MHA).
  • Reggie reported on the Area Representative Committee. There are nine people involved in eight different areas of Mount Hermon. They got the word out about the Fun Day in July. Those on the committee are Reggie Coates, Gordon Kvamme, Cheri Andrews, Barb McGraw, Ron Taylor, Bill & Sharon Klippenstein, Diana Bond, and Kerry Phibbs. Reggie passed around a clipboard for others to sign-up.
  • Reggie spoke of the neighborhood watch effort to support our community from unwelcome transients and to report unusual activity to the sheriff. MHA are continuing to increase security such as the fence installed at the end of Conference Drive.
  • Reggie reported on both the MHC Website (http://mounthermoncommunity.com) and MHC NextDoor (https://mounthermon.nextdoor.com).  He encouraged people to use social media like these to communicate often and in a positive manner. Reggie passed around a clipboard for others to sign-up.
  • Cheri Andrews announced the Buffet Christmas Dinner for our community, Tuesday, December 6, 6:00pm-7:45pm, $8.00 tickets on sale November 7 at the Registration Office ($8.50 for online will-call available now), Includes dinner, door prizes, games, carol singing with Dave Talbott, desert, and meet with neighbors.

Fire Chief Ron Rickabaugh, from the Felton Fire Protection District, gave a report on current issues. He has been the Fire Chief for 26 years. He explained the volunteers involvement in the recent fires and how the volunteers are involved. He recommended that everyone keep the brush away from their homes and think about clearing what would be flammable and dangerous in a fire. One question raised about reporting pot growers was addressed by Ron who said it is legal to grow a 10×10 plot of marijuana if they have a medical card.

Dale Pollock gave the Mount Hermon Association Update. He introduced Bryan Hayes, the new Vice President of Finance and Administration for Mount Hermon. Bryan spoke for a few minutes explaining his role and introducing himself. He lives in Mount Hermon and has been the Executive Director of Mission Springs Christian Conference Center for the last 16 years. Another new hire is Jeremy Bentley, Vice President of Programs. Dale explained MHA is replacing the water lines on Grandview and will continue to work on this throughout Mount Hermon until all the old lines have been replaced.

Elections for the offices of Vice-President and Secretary

  • The Executive Board nominated Ron Taylor for the office of Vice-President and Barb McGraw for the office of Secretary. Both of them spoke for a few minutes introducing themselves and answered a few questions by those present.
  • Motion was made to have them take office and it was passed. MSC

There was no new business, but one announcement of the Prayer Meeting at the Lewis’s home on Tuesdays.

Reggie thanked Gordon and Annie for their service as officers and gave them cards signed by those present, a music CD, and a bouquet of flowers for Annie and a $25.00 Starbucks card for Gordon on behalf of MHC.

Barb McGraw closed in prayer at 8:20pm.

MHC Minutes Spring 2016

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Minutes for the Spring Meeting of the Mount Hermon Community

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm, Newton Memorial Building

President, Reggie Coates, opened the meeting at 7:00pm with a welcome and introduction.

Vice-President, Gordon Kvamme, gave the initial prayer.

Acting Secretary, Cheri Andrews read the minutes from the Fall 2015 meeting, which were approved.

Treasurer, Cheri Andrews, gave the Treasurer’s Report. Our current balance is $802.53. From the previously reported balance of $341.75, the total credits were $817.20, the total Debits were 356.42, and the Net Total $460.78. There were four deposits: as Christmas Dinner ticket sales, $349.20 through PayPal, $103.00 cash at the door, and $363.00 through the Mount Hermon Registration Office; plus $2.00 for Neighborhood Watch sticker sales. There were seven expenditures: Business with pleasure, $12.05, $53.29, $26.64, $6.39, and $13.05; $215.00 to Mount Hermon Association for their portion of the Online Christmas Dinner ticket sales; and $30.00 to Dan Dawson for Web Hosting. The report was then approved.

Mount Hermon Community Announcements and Committees – Reggie Coates

  • Reggie emphasized the importance of good communication, growing involvement, and supportive attitudes throughout the community (MHC) and toward the Mount Hermon Association (MHA).
  • Reggie requested approval to start a new committee of Area Representatives for the community. This committee would help communicate events and important issues. Motion was made to create a small committee of neighbors to represent various areas throughout Mount Hermon to communicate better. MSC
  • Reggie spoke of the neighborhood watch effort to support our community from unwelcome transients and to report all activity to the sheriff. We were glad to have the fence installed at the end of Conference Drive.
  • Reggie reported on both the MHC Website (http://mounthermoncommunity.com) and MHC NextDoor (https://mounthermon.nextdoor.com).  He encouraged people to use social media like these to communicate often and in a positive manner.
  • Cheri Andrews announced the Fun Day for our community, Saturday, July 16, 12:00pm-5:00pm, sponsored by MHA. It includes lunch, games, and activities for free. Register for the summer and receive a name badge to participate.

Summer Registration Details – Bill Fernald

  • Bill Fernald handed out the brochures explaining what is available for the residents this summer. There was some discussion of why residents could not have swim lessons at the pool. Bill explained there is simply not enough room with all the weekly conference guests and residents paying for weekly registration as campers.

Volunteering with Mount Hermon – Don Broesemle

  • Don Broesemle handed out fliers and offered the community the opportunity to volunteer in helping Mount Hermon. Anyone interested can email Volunteer@mounthermon.org or call 831-430-4375. [See flier below]

Mount Hermon Association Update – Dale Pollock

  • Dale Pollock thanked the community for their support.
  • He also commended the community that so much water has been saved that there is no more restriction for Mount Hermon residents. However, he strongly recommended continued conserving.
  • He announced the completion of the Redwood Camp pavilion as well as the status of the meadow project. The meadow project is currently on hold.
  • He reviewed some measures being taken to assure safety for the community such as the fence at the end of Conference Drive.

Elections for the office of Secretary

  • The Executive Board as the leading nomination chose Annie Stepka for the Office of Secretary. Annie answered a few questions and voiced she was excited to help make a difference in the community.
  • Motion was made to have Annie Stepka as the new Secretary. MSC

Vice-President Gordon Kvamme closed the meeting in prayer and President Reggie Coates adjourned the meeting at 8:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Reggie Coates

President

Mount Hermon Community

 

MHC Minutes of the Fall 2015 meeting

Monday, October 26th, 2015

MHC Minutes Fall 2015

MHC Minutes of the Spring 2015 Meeting

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Click here to view MHC Minutes Spring 2015

Minutes of the Fall 2014 Community Meeting

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

MHC Minutes Fall 2014

Minutes of the Spring 2014 Community Meeting

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Click here for the Spring 2014 Community Meeting Minutes

MHC Minutes Spring 2014

Click here to view the Roads, Bridges and Trails media presentation

RBT Presentation from Meeting Spring 2014

Minutes of the Fall Community Meeting 2013

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

click here for the minutes of the Fall 2013 Meeting

Minutes for the Fall MeetingRevised2013

Minutes of the Spring 2013 Community Meeting

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Click here for the Spring 2013 Community Meeting Minutes  MHC Minutes Spring 2013