Vestry Notes, Vestry Meeting June 16, 2015

I'm so EXCITED!  Considering numbers from last year at this time, attendance is up and the overall feeling among members old and new is that people are excited about being part of the St. Anne's community.

Someone's trash is someone's treasure: The Yard Sale has made $1453 thus far with more revenue coming from items listed on eBay that didn't sell during the day of the sale.  Thank you to Karen Mullen and the NUMEROUS women and men who helped out (we don't have all the names of those that helped) for all of their hard work!

Grazin' In the Grass is a Blast Baby Can You Dig It? Many thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to beautify the grounds during the Saturday work day organized by Geri Drymalski.  She will be organizing another day toward the end of Summer-hopefully the weather will be cooler.    

Please don't say goodbye (to your pledge) for the Summer: We are significantly behind on pledges over the last 3 weeks.  Remember that you don't have to physically put your check in the plate, it is very easy to set up bill pay at your financial institution (where often there is no fee) or through the St. Anne's website via Pay Pal (where there is a small fee.)  We continue to operate under a deficit so please do your part!

It's a hard knock life: No, not that Miss Flanagan!  We are blessed to have The Rev. Carol Cole Flanagan, retired rector from St. John's, Olney as our supply priest on June 28th while Fr. Lee is away.

Can you hear me now?  We now have Fios wireless in the building!  Right now it is limited to Fr. Lee's office but Reed Owens, Bill Mathews, and Steve Mullen are working to get capability through out the entire church building.

You will have fun, FORE sure!  There is still time to sign up your foursome for the St. Anne's Open and to get sponsors!  This is the time to approach those businesses that you frequent maybe only in the Summer.  You will be amazed how easy it is to get a donation-JUST ASK!

Movin' Up and/or Out: Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Nathan Delaplaine (Montgomery College), Calvin Forte(University of MD Eastern Shore), Brian LaRosa (Montgomery College), Tessa More (Ithaca College) and Nicole Owens (McDaniel College.)  Many thanks to the members of St. Clair's Guild for the beautiful afghan blankets that each senior received festooned with their high school colors!