The Annual Parish Meeting of St. George Church was held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 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 2016. The Rector reported on financial situation. He informed that parish income in the year 2016 was higher than in the previous year, especially due to a special donation of $ 2,000. However, our deficit grew due to the increasing expenses. Although we did not have any special spending and our only renovation project of painting the church inside was done as a voluntary work donated by Andrew and Vitaliy Malyshew, we still had to cover certain parish expenses. The Parish is in a great financial need. Parishioners still do not cover our spending. In addition, during the last year we lost some of our members, so the church attendance has become lower.
Following the discussion of financial situation it was pointed out that Parish Treasurer, Sophia Kay left our Parish and a new Treasurer should be elected. After some discussion it had been unanimously decided that the duties of the Treasurer have to be temporarily imposed on our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov.
Among other issues discussed at the Meeting were our plans regarding the Patronal feast of St. George, a possibility of having a Russian-language version of our parish website, as well as some other concerns.