From the President
I want to send out a big “Thank You” to everyone who attended our 2016 Annual Meeting on March 6th. We easily surpassed a quorum (15% of TOR members in good standing) and were able to successfully elect our 2016-17 Board of Trustees! For those unable to attend, you missed an informative, lively meeting that had only minimal arguing -- hard to believe, I know. Below are some of the high points. Board of Trustees: The current trustees who will be leaving the Board as of June 30, 2016 are Jamie Mulkey, Leslie Cohen, David Chain, Bill Sloan, and Brian Katz. Their service is much appreciated!
New or continuing trustees, as of July 1, 2016, are Doug Robins, President; Kimberly Olker, Vice-President; Lani Fuzessary, Secretary; Shelly Koumelis; Jennifer Jacobs; Susan Stieber; and Mark Silber. I have no doubt that this is going to be a great Board!
Fundraiser: The Hava Havana fundraiser netted approximately $32,000! What an awesome job by Leslie Cohen and her fabulous committee!
Safety & Security: We have an active safety and security committee that has implemented or is working on a number of safety upgrades,including: a towing program for unauthorized vehicles in the TOR parking lot, an improved video system, security meetings with other religious institutions in our area, and replacing our parking lot lighting system. The Board is considering a small, one-time security assessment to support the new lighting system.
Budget & Membership: To date, TOR’s income is covering expenses this year! This is excellent news! Our current membership is approximately 250 families.
Education: Mary Frank highlighted some of the many youth educational activities happening at TOR, including, Gan K’tan most Friday mornings, the Family Challah Bake, and the Purim Carnival and Spiel. Not to be missed is the Passover Faire, Passover activities, and about a billion more fun, creative educational events!
Volunteer of the Year: Volunteers are what make TOR such a warm, inviting, and active community. This year, with so much volunteer involvement, we decided to recognize everyone who pitched in and helped out. This place wouldn’t be the same without each and every one of you! Thank you so much!
As always, I’ll see you at TOR!