Dear Members of Freinds of All Saints e.V.:
As was announced at our meeting on October 9, we had planned to have our Annual General Membership meeting next month in December. Because the announcement MUST be made two weeks in advance, we are now informing you officially that it will take place on December 11 after Mass around 11:15. The agenda for the meeting is attached to this mail as a pdf file.
Unfortunately the upcoming Berlin re-run of local elections has made it very unlikely that we will receive an offer from the Bürgermeisterin Schellenberg until next spring. This is mildly upsetting, but gives us more time to think carefully and plan future strategy.
If you care about our community, it is very important to come on December 11. We will try to make the meeting as brief as possible. The Board needs your approval to start the process, together with the Protestant Faith Fellowship, of forming a foundation (Stiftung) that would be entitled and empowered to raise money to pay for necessary repairs to our church, most importantly the roof. This will require committing our own money from the All Saints Fund up front to get started, and over time we will need to feed the foundation with continuous fundraising, both in Germany and in the US. We need to do this before the Bezirk will make us a long-term leasehold offer on the facility.
Remember to bring your 5 EUR dues if you haven't paid up yet for 2022, so we can register you for the following year and to give you voting rights. Again, please be so kind to respond to me if you are no longer a member of All Saints so I can remove you from our mailing list - naturally, it would be MUCH better if you sent a positive response, giving us hope to see you at Sunday Mass in the future!
1. Minutes of the last meeting AGM on December 4
2. Income statement/financial report, Jahresabschluss for 2021
3. Entlastung des Vorstands
4. Replacement of Johannes Ploog on the Board
5. Decision to start the process of starting a foundation ("Berlin Community Chapel Stiftung”) – with a commitment of FoAS up to 5 EURO
6. Political situation // Decisions // Letter to the Ambassador // Status of negotiations with Bezirk
7. Other miscellaneous business arising
Thank you and God bless.
Michael Burda, Chairman, Friends of All Saints e.V.