2016 Annual Parish Meeting


The Annual Parish Meeting of St. George Church was held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, following the Divine Liturgy and coffee hour. Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov presided.

Church Warden, Olga Roussanow read the minutes of the last Annual Meeting held in 2015. The Rector reported on financial situation. He informed that parish income in the year 2015 was about the same as in the previous year. The expenses were reduced because there were no repair or renovations performed at the church building and premises. As a result, the deficit was not very high. However, the Parish is still in a great financial need. Parishioners still do not cover our spending. Fr. Igor recommended again that Parish should introduce some principles of stewardship and that parishioners should plan their contributions for the church needs. It is expected that those parishioners who miss the church services should send their donations by mail.

Following the discussion of financial situation it was pointed out that Parish Treasurer, Valentina Dron should leave her position and a new Treasurer elected. Such proposal was supported by all present members of the Parish. After a unanimous vote Sophia Kay had been elected the new Parish Treasurer.

Among other issues discussed at the Meeting were the need to paint the church walls inside before the celebration of Pascha, a possibility to hold religious instructions for children on Sundays after the Liturgy, as well as some other concerns.