TRUSTEES COMMITTEE provides stewardship of the Meeting’s financial resources and informs the Meeting community about how we are caring for and using those resources. The Trustees committee performs four functions:
- Provides oversight of the Meeting’s investment portfolio
- Determines annual allocation of funds from the investments for operating expenses
- Formulates a proposed operating budget for the Meeting’s approval
- Makes decisions on the award of funds to encourage and support the spiritual growth of Meeting members and attenders such as through scholarships, camperships and partial payment of Quaker gathering fees.
In addition, the Trustees provide opportunities for Friends to explore the meaning and value of money in their lives and the life of the meeting.
We are not all experts on the committee. We do our best to learn as much as we can as we go and use professional assistance, as appropriate. Nominees for the Trustees Committee must be members of Homewood. We invite thoughts from all members and attenders about how the Meeting manages its fiscal resources and ideas as to how what we do in this realm might be better integrated with our faith and practice as Friends.
We generally meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm, and we welcome visitors. Please ask one of us about the location. Current members are Bess Keller (who acts as liaison to the Meeting), Susan Russell Walters, and Debbie Kennison.