PRESIDENT’S BULLY PULPIT # 11, MARCH 7, 2016
I am happy to report that the Stewardship Kickoff Luncheon, attended by 51 members of the Congregation, was a rousing success! The food provided by TooJays Deli was delicious and plentiful. Animated conversations were carried on as participants discussed current positives and the need for changes in our Congregation. According to Assistant Treasurer Harry Wolin, the 31 pledge cards signed at the event represented an increase in giving of 8.9% as compared with last year’s pledges.
The 2016-17 Stewardship Campaign is already half over, aiming to reach a goal of $150,000. 23 members have agreed to participate in our second round of small group meetings in early March. There is still room for participants at the Wednesday, March 9 meeting at 7pm. Call or email Andrew or Phyllis to sign up. Facilitators are also busy contacting an additional 27 members on an individual one-to-one basis. Please cooperate with them when you are telephoned.
Our Stewardship Team 7 and facilitators are working hard to reach the financial goal that has been set. They need your help if success is to be achieved. When considering your pledge, please bear in mind the $1600 figure that is needed from each and every congregant for us to keep the doors open and the lights on. We have been asking everyone to increase their pledge by 15% if they can afford it. To support our varied programs and our excellent professional staff, to maintain our beautiful Sanctuary and our busy social hall, will require members to dig a little deeper and stretch their pledge commitment. Thank you all in advance for your generous giving.
Andrew Kahn, president, Board of Trustees