Dharma Rain - Board Minutes
Board Minutes — December 16, 2010
The next board meeting will be on February 3, 2011.
Member Concerns. A member expressed concern about the process for calls for
help from distressed and/or suicidal people. A Board member will follow up
on developing some standards around this.
Treasurer’s Report. We show a negative cash flow of $19,061 for the
fiscal year to date. Our cash on hand is at $59,922 while last year at this
cash was at $46,390.
Follow up items. a) Support Policy. Work on the policy is continuing, with clarification of
the role of the Abbot as well as ensuring compliance with labor laws.
b) Abbots retirement fund. The Board approved going ahead with establishing
the DRZC 403(b) Retirement Plan for 2010, and the plan trustee is completing
Strategic Planning Update. Board members received a complete draft version
of the strategic plan for review. Board members should send any edits, suggestions,
or comments to Annen by December 29, 2010. A meeting to review the revised
plan will be held on January 11, 2011, and will determine recommendations and
next steps. All members of the Board, Dharma Council, and Elders Council are
a) Facebook policy. The Dharma Council has raised concerns regarding DRZC’s
presence in social media (purpose, liability, management of the page as a temple
job). We will add this topic to the agenda for our next meeting, after reviewing
documentation of the issues.
b) Board membership. We welcomed new Board member (the new term starts January,
2011) Suzanne Michalik, and recognized outgoing Board member Kakumyo Lowe-Charde
for his service over the past three years.
Kyri Kengan Treiman, Secretary