At the August board meeting we received end-of-fiscal year updates from Marty Zuckerman. The religious school over performed budget expectations, and the voluntary assessment was successful – our recorded cash loss on the year is only $4000 thanks to the work of our staff and the support of our congregants. The final set of amendments to the bylaws was approved by the board for distribution to the congregation. In preparation for a discussion at our September 22 congregational meeting, we reviewed the work of a subcommittee of Governance who are proposing changes to our mission and vision statements. We also received a report from the Security Task Force, and accepted their recommendation that Jim Liebeskind be authorized to provide security at events where it does not interfere with his other duties.