Property Team Annual Report January 2012
Team Leader - Mike Bauml
In many ways the property ministry has many unsung members that do so many little things to help the parish run smoothly. I would like to thank all those who pitched in throughout the year. Special thanks go out to Dennis Dandeles. I joke around that I ask him to do so many things that I feel like he is abused by me and that the parish should send him to Disney World as a reward. Whatever is needed Dennis steps in and takes care of it. Also special thanks go out to George Evangelopoulos. George has been my sounding board, advisor, and helper. He has been indispensable with his advice and aid in securing contractors and monitoring them regarding various projects.
I would also like to thank those you come out for the work days that we have from time to time. Their efforts allow us to not have to pay someone to do these jobs for us. Our next cleanup day will be in the spring to get the building and grounds prepared for Pascha. Please take the time this year to help. It can be a very rewarding experience.
The fellowship hall is available for use by parish members for different functions. It can be reserved by contacting Mike Bauml and is subject to certain rules and feast days and the approval of Father Andrew. Donations for the use are appropriate and are at the discretion of the individual. These funds go back into the property fund and allow us to further improve the property.
Once again the parish has voted to allow the funds for the prepayment for the church bonds to be made available for use to complete various projects. This allows us to continue to move forward in maintaining and improving the building and grounds.
TEAM PROJECTS COMPLETED
1. The prayer shrine was completed and dedicated.
FUTURE TEAM PROJECTS
The following list of projects are under consideration and if and when they get done will depend in large part on the availability of funds. If you have expertise and can help with any of these or if one of them is something you can contribute funds to, please let us know.
1. The area around the glass doors will be tiled with ceramic tile.
Bookstore remodel: For a long time, the appearance of the bookstore area has been a source of discussion for many of out parishioners. As part of the renovation of the fellowship hall, George Evangelopoulos has designed a room involving cabinets with granite countertops matching the newly installed cabinets in the fellowship hall. Also there will be glass wall shelves with lighting for display of icons and items for sale. A center area will be set up for seating as well. This design was determined after a meeting with the Church Resource Ministry and takes into account their needs. It will match the new cabinets and improve the appearance in the fellowship hall. It will separate the bookstore from the rest of the fellowship hall, but not completely closed it off due to the large amount of glass display shelving. It will allow us to properly display our bookstore items in an organized fashion that is neat and has a pleasing appearance. We are getting much of this at cost thru George’s contacts. The estimate cost of completion for this is $18,500.00. As this is over $10,000.00, our bylaws require a parish decision. I ask that you approve this at our meeting so we can move forward to complete the revamping of the fellowship hall.
This looks to be a very busy and exciting year at St. Luke’s, so please be patient with us during the construction phases and continue, and if possible, increase your support of the property collections. Anyone who has expertise in any of these areas or wishes to make a specific monetary contribution, please contact Father Andrew or myself.
ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED1. Parking lot ownership: At this point there is nothing to report. With the parking lot finished and stripped, as long as no new issues come up we will maintain the status quo.
I look forward to an exciting year at St. Luke’s and hope and pray that we can accomplish the goals that we have set forth for ourselves. With God’s help and your support I feel confident that we can.