Temple members are invited for “Bagels with the Board” on Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Temple to find out about proposed changes to our congregational bylaws and board structure.
Join President Ellen Tom and other board members for a continental breakfast and learn about recommendations stemming from our recent Operational Study and proposed updates to the bylaws. RSVPs are encouraged by Friday, April 20 to Ellen Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Operational Study identified ways to streamline processes at the Temple and to allow the Board of Directors to focus more on strategic initiatives and long-term planning. Based on the study, the board already has expanded the job of Administrator and renamed the position as Executive Director. Other recommendations include:
· Reducing the size of the Board of Directors. This change recognizes that we have fewer people available, combined with many who are unable or unwilling to volunteer their time. Decreasing the size of the Board will lessen the burden of finding enough people to fill existing slots.
· Integrating the role of the Treasurer into the Vice President of Finance position. This change will allow us to remove duplication of efforts within the two job descriptions. The VP Finance also would work more closely with the bookkeeper to eliminate any disruption to our internal processes.
The Board would like to implement these changes for the next fiscal year (effective July 1, 2018), though modifications to the bylaws are necessary and require congregational approval. Copies of the existing and proposed bylaws will be available for review during the breakfast. Save the date for the Temple’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. when we’ll vote on the proposed changes.