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Mother Lode Jewish Community Annual Member Meeting Minutes  

(pending approval at 2024 Mtg)

July 16, 2023 ~ Murphys, CA


Attendance: Record of attendance maintained by secretary.


   1.  Ratify actions taken by the Board this past year:

Second meeting 10/12/22:

    Menorah Display presentation by JoLynn Miller at 6:10pm. Long discussion about participating in 2 Sonora Christmas events. Group voted not to participate but to contribute up to $200 for any members wishing to make it happen (not a MLJC sponsored event). MSA 5 for, 2 abstentions.


Third meeting: 1/25/23

      Nothing to ratify

      Fourth meeting 4/23/23:

       Budget surplus to Charity Fund $1500 from unrestricted fund to Program fund both the above: M/Emily S/ Ron A/ Unanimous


Minutes from last year’s Annual meeting 8/21/22

M/Beth S/Gwen A/unanimous 

   2.  Proposed Budget M/Ron S/Larry A/unanimous 

   3.  Announcement that Rabbi Jamie Hyams will serve as MLJC Rabbi to lead 4 events over the year.  

   4. Election of Board Members for the 2023-2024 Year

      Rodger Orman

      Tami Rakstad-Schaner

      Ron Schaner

      Emily Orr

      Joanne Madsen Elliott

      Lisa Schwartz

      Nancy Dumas*

      Judy Miller 

      Larry Diamond

      Gwen Diamond   

          M/Tami S/Judy A/unanimous 

First Board Meeting after election of officers (proposed slate)  

      Election of Officers:   Rodger Orman- President

                                              Tami Rakstad Schaner - VP

                                               Ron Schaner - Secretary

                                               Emily Orr - Treasurer

                                               Program Chair:  Tami     

            M/Beth S/Judy A/unanimous     


           Second Board Meeting Wednesday July 19th on Zoom 6:00 PM

                   General meeting ~ Agenda coming along with Zoom info

   5.    Next Event: 

Rosh Hashanah - 9/15 Friday evening (details TBA) with Rabbi Jamie


Other holidays and events: Committee will meet on Zoom and present to board for approval via email.



M/Tami S/Gwen A/unanimous 

         Respectfully submitted by Ron Schaner, Secretary   Footnote: * this name appeared on slate erroneously

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