2020 Annual Meeting
Minutes of 2019 Annual Meeting
MINUTES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD HEBREW CENTER
JULY 14th, 2019
JULY 14th, 2019
Meeting called to order at Ten a.m. with a quorum present. There were no minutes from the Annual Meeting in 2018 to review.
Welcome given by Bonnie George, outgoing President of the MVHC Board of Trustees. The committee who worked on the new contract with Rabbi Broitman was thanked for a successful negotiation.
Rabbi’s Report: Rabbi Broitman spoke about Pirkei Avot, the rest is commentary. A review of the past year was given. It was a good year for the MVHC. Vibrant. But it was a difficult year across the country. Security is an issue however it is being done well at the Center. We are considered low risk here on Martha’s Vineyard. Growth points – there was more music. A grant towards our music program was extremely helpful.
At this point we are dreaming about what can be done to expand/improve the building going into its 25th year. At this time in the meeting a review of Bonnie’s accomplishments as president was shared. She is giving up this position a year early because she and Bob are relocating to be closer to their children. A presentation was made to Bonnie and Bob along with a song by Batya Diamond and Howie Bromberg.
Treasurer’s Report: The MVHC is healthy budget-wise. A vote was taken on the proposed budget and the budget passed unanimously.
Summer Institute Report: Bruce Eckman reports that the Institute is having an excellent year.
Thank you to Linda Vadasz for organizing the kiddush luncheons and other special occasion meals over the past year. Robert Herman reviewed the Social Action Committee Report.
Susan Bromberg is the new chair of the Membership Committee and shared her report.
Howie Bromberg spoke as chair of the Minhag Committee. He also talked about the concern over attendance at Friday night services and that there will be ongoing discussions regarding that issue.
Sally Cohn reviewed her Fundraising Committee Report.
Sally Cohn presented the slate of officers proposed by the Nominating Committee. For President Rob Herman, for First Vice-President Sharon Kleinberg, for second VP to be determined, for new Trustee Howie Bromberg. A vote was taken on the proposed slate and all were in favor.
Greg Erman of Hutker Associates reported on proposals for the building with a 3D plan. A further meeting will be held next Sunday to discuss the plans.
Meeting Adjourned at 11:25 a.m.
Gayle D. Stiller, Recording Secretary