Wahoo — We have officially entered the new fiscal year of Congregation Beth Ami, FY 2020: you have a new Board of Directors (listed below), you’ve received your membership renewal notices (please rsvp), and the calendar of events and programs is being developed, including preparations for the High Holidays (September 29)., and many staff vacations are underway.

Here is your Board of Directors for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020:

 Carolyn Metz President

 Henry Cohn Treasurer/Past President

 Barb McGee Secretary

 Dave Ballo VP of Facilities

 Mel Decker VP of Fund Development

 Bobbie Rosenthal VP of Membership

 Juli Scherer VP of Administration

 Irvin Klein Member-at-Large

 Carol Swanson Member-at-Large

 Myra Stern Thomas Member-at-Large

 Rabbi Miller Member Ex-Officio rabbi@bethamisr.org

 Judy Gunnar Member Ex-Officio administrator@bethamisr.org

 Priscilla Lowell Member Ex-Officio nsdirector@bethamisr.org

 Elizabeth Jarlsberg Office Manager office@bethamisr.org

The Board meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm, and you, our members, are always welcome to attend the general session of each meeting. We develop the Agenda for each meeting one week prior, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Executive Committee meeting, also 7:00 pm. The next Board meeting is July 23.

Here’s an update regarding the “Future Focus” groups we’ve been conducting. We’ve been contacting and engaging with members since late March. Our goal is to complete the research by the end of July, then to spend time collating and analyzing what you’ve presented us. As soon as we have anything substantive, we’ll be reporting back to you, describing our findings. If you haven’t yet participated, know we’re trying to accommodate everyone. Email me if you think we’ve passed you by!

Southeast Greenway: For 10 years, a small group of devoted individuals have been working toward developing a plan for the strip of land from Hwy 12 & Farmers Lane to Spring Lake – the land that is full of walnut trees beyond the fence of our parking lot. On Tuesday, July 9, at 5:00pm, the Santa Rosa City Council will be voting to approve the EIR (Environmental Impact Report) that will move the project forward. Congregation Beth Ami’s Board unanimously approved a letter of support for the project and see it as offering significant improvement and benefit to our broader community as well as to CBA. CBA has the single-longest frontage on the Greenway
and we’re excited about the potential for community partnership. To learn more and to add your support, visit: southeastgreenway.org

Have a safe and happy summer everyone!

Cheers, Carolyn