Minutes from Or Shalom AGM 2020

Or Shalom AGM
Sunday November 22, 2020

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 pm.
The agenda was reviewed and approved.
Motion to accept the minutes of the 2019 AGM. Moved Fran Goldberg, motion carried.

Rabbi Hannah Dresner gave a Kavannah and report, emphasizing the importance of community in supporting hope. She acknowledged all those who have contributed to building community, from which we draw resilience.

The co-chairs, David Kauffman and Martin Gotfrit, gave a report on the many challenges and successes of operating during the pandemic. They offered great thanks to staff members R. Hannah Dresner, Tracey Fagg, Tanya Hebron and Matthew Gindin.

The financial officer, Paul McCurry, gave a report.
Motion to accept the financial report, moved by Roz Kunin, passed unanimously.

Election of Directors: The board put forward a board-recommended list of nominees. There were no nominations via email, and nominations were declared to be closed.
Continuing: Dave Kauffman.
Renewing: Mark Drew, Abby Fitch, Martin Gotfrit, Paul McCurry, Rima Wilkes.
Retiring: Deborah Ross-Grayman, Roslyn Kunin, Mark Welch.
New: Alexis Kellum-Creer, John MacDonald, Dalia Margalit-Faircloth.
The nominees made speeches.
Call for acclamation of the nominees to the board, passed unanimously.
The first board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 25.

Business from the Floor:
A member asked the community about an anti-racism statement or policy, and about any related work. A board member suggested expanding the mandate of the Tikkun Olam committee regarding this matter.
A member praised the technological adaptation in response to pandemic conditions.

Future events: R. Hannah discussed some upcoming events.

Deep appreciation was expressed for Dave and Martin’s work as co-chairs.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:23 pm.