This committee meets several times throughout the year and oversees various projects/issues related to the church property & grounds.
Spinney-Mudge Grants Committee
The Spinney-Mudge Grants Committee oversees distribution of income from trusts left by the Spinney and Mudge families of Lynn, the Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Tumulty Fund, and as of the last two years, the Social Justice Ministry Team Funds. The coordinator is also working with a team overseeing the scholarship applications to the Lynn and Swampscott High School Senior Scholars.
The role of the Governance Committee has historically been to help the board president set meeting agendas, discuss urgent priorities, develop and revise board policies, and recruit new board members. In recent years this committee was comprised of executive board members (president, vice president and treasurer), the minister, and an at-large board member. This year the board was without a vice president and we found that most of our board members were already contributing as much time to board matters as they could. Tacking on a Governance Committee meeting simply didn’t sound feasible. In addition, we wondered if shifting most of these conversations to the full board would lead to more transparency. With this in mind we made the decision to see if the board could function effectively without a Governance Committee.
Finance & Investments Committee
(Overview to come)