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NIC Pre-Conference Briefing - Shared screen with speaker view
NIC Chicago Office
19:46
1. Welcome - Stephanie2. Overview of webinar (mute, etc.) - Stephanie3. Apportionment Receipts Year to Date4. Apportionment Formula change proposal5. 2020 Budgeta. Staff Changesb. General conference apportionments6. Questions/Comments7. Adjourn
First UMC Evenston
33:42
We have the group chat open and there is no agenda
NIC Chicago Office
34:07
1. Welcome - Stephanie2. Overview of webinar (mute, etc.) - Stephanie3. Apportionment Receipts Year to Date4. Apportionment Formula change proposal5. 2020 Budgeta. Staff Changesb. General conference apportionments6. Questions/Comments7. Adjourn
jeffbrace
34:22
I see it
First UMC Evenston
34:24
Yep!
Kevin
46:28
Is a 1% charge on second-mile giving a disincentive to extra giving?
Derek Rogers
47:17
How does our apportionment formula compare to other annual conferences?
Kelli
49:19
@Derek: Apportionment Formulas vary greatly by Annual Conferences. Overall, local churches are generally asked to pay more in other AC's
Kevin
01:00:06
The materials were clear and helpful. Thank you!
iPad (4)
01:00:46
What is the most important take away here for our churches before special session?
NIC Chicago Office
01:00:51
They can email them to communications@umcnic.org
Brenda Morris
01:00:58
I understand that the Rockford/Rochelle Administrative Assistant will be losing her job
Derek Rogers
01:02:41
How much of the conference budget is being used to cover arrearages for local churches?
Alka Lyall
01:02:46
can you speak more about the possible reduction of one position in the cabinet expense section?
First UMC Evenston
01:04:25
How are you preparing to cover for the staff reduction and the extra stress that will create for the staff
Brenda Morris
01:05:56
This seems unfair to those churches that are in the West. We're already under represented in so many ways. Now the only admins will be in Chicago.
Teri
01:06:04
Lonnie, thank you for all the work you have done as we move forward not knowing what the future holds for us.
Alka Lyall
01:07:26
I am sure this is hard work for the whole committee. Thanks for being good stewards on our behalf in our conference
Derek Rogers
01:08:07
If the reduction in Administrative Assistants is occurring in 2020 why is there still budgeted amounts for Elgin and Rochelle offices?
Teri
01:10:13
yes
Brenda Morris
01:10:25
It's easier than driving so far
Teri
01:10:26
me too
Kevin
01:10:27
It's fine.
Marcia Peddicord
01:10:31
Good for me
jeffbrace
01:10:32
Yes, It is great. Thanks for all your work
Brenda Morris
01:13:21
Betsy actually shows up in person for Rockford district events. Will our admin do that now?
Kathy
01:13:35
Will District offices remain, for instance Elgin Distr. in Elgin?
Alka Lyall
01:14:35
I am sure this must be a very hard decision.. and I am grateful for the work
Brenda Morris
01:15:29
I understand what you're saying Arlene, but will all of these admins have an opportunity to work from home then?
Marcia Peddicord
01:15:56
Will a Chicago admin have a tendency to understand the needs of a rural district?
Brenda Morris
01:19:29
Of course Betsy doesn't live in Chicago
Teri
01:19:30
Marcia brings up a good question. Chicago attitudes toward the rural areas often is dismissive. With understanding it can be overcome.
NIC Chicago Office
01:20:16
we will only hire someone who is a good partner with rural communities. There will be no dismissive attitudes
Kathy
01:25:21
Is there possibility in "near" future of re-districting to 5, perhaps?
Kathy
01:25:57
That will be a huge job!!!
Brenda Morris
01:27:27
Thank you all.
NIC Chicago Office
01:29:10
Thank you all for making time to join us. i'm glad to hear any concerns or any further questions if you want to send them.
Kathy
01:29:17
Thank you!
jeffbrace
01:29:22
Thanks