The Annual Parish Meeting of St. George Church was held on Sunday, February 11, 2018, following the Divine Liturgy. Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov presided.
Church Warden, Olga Roussanow read the minutes of the last Annual Meeting held in 2017. The Rector reported on financial situation. He informed that parish income in the year 2017 was much higher than in the previous year, but it was only due to a special donation of 10,000 euros (11,677 dollars) generously made by a Ukrainian businessman and politician. Otherwise, we would have a deficit due to the increasing expenses. Thanks to a generous contribution from Ukraine, we had almost a $ 10,000 surplus. Thus, financial support of the parish and paying membership dues are very important.
It had been noted that Parish membership increased due to the joining of 3 persons.
Further, a future project to change the flooring in the church was discussed. The Rector pointed out that the donation made to our Parish should cover the most of the expenses anticipated in order to complete such a project. It had been recommended that several estimates taken from the companies willing to perform the work of changing our flooring to wood. The work is planned to be done some time after Pascha.
Parishioners discussed also some other issues and concerns.