Unitarian Church of Atlanta – Meeting Minutes, Jan 16, 1906 (Officers, Finance, Attendance, Repairs)

Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 16, 1906

Regular meeting of Board of Trustees held this evening at the residence of Mr. J.C. Peck.

Present: Messrs. Watts, Peck, Moore, Behre, St. Amand, Harding and Rev. Moore Sanborn.

The Clerk reported the election of the following Trustees for three years at the annual meeting of the church held Jan 3, 1906:
Julius F. Watts
John L. Moore
Frank Lederle

Trustees holding over for two years.
Chas. H. Behre
A.F. Walker
Dr. W.A. Jackson

Trustees holding over for one year
J. C. Peck
Geo. H. Crafts

Trustee elected for one year to fill vacancy in board:
D.E. Spencer

Treasurer: J.G. St. Amand
Clerk: J.E. Harding

Advisory committee:
W.M. Francis
Mrs. Cora P. Williams
William J. Govan
Superintendent Sunday School
Hamilton Douglas

Ast. Superintendent Sunday School
Geo. H. Crafts

Mr. St. Amand stated that while there was no set rule it has been the custom to elect a new chairman every two years and as Chairman Watts had filled the office of Chairman for two years.  Mr. St. Amand moved that the vote of thanks be expressed to him for the able and conservative manner he as presiding officer has performed his duties and of the great interest he has taken in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the church. Carried.

Mr. St. Amand moved that if his esteemed friend Mr. J.C. Peck would consent to accept the chairmanship of the Board, it would be a source of great gratification to the entire body. Mr. St. Amand’s suggestion was heartily endorsed by all present and upon consent of Mr. J.C. Peck he was unanimously chosen Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Upon motion Mr. John L. Moore was unanimously elected Vice Chairman of the Board.

Treasurer submitted his report covering receipts and disbursements from Jan. 1, 1905 to Jan. 7, 1906 (for year 1905)

Receipts
Cash in hands of Treasurer 1905 $64.58
General collections in offering basket $1,266.25
American Unitarian Association $250.00
Total Receipts $1,580.83
Disbursements
Rev. C.A. Langston to July 1st $600.00
Rev. Moore Sanborn to Jan. 1st $412.00
All other expenses including music, organist, etc. $499.78 $1,462.28
Amount in hands of Treasurer Jan 1, 1906 $118.55

The Clerk reported church attendance as follows:
Dec 24, 1905 – 100
Dec 31st – 102
Jan 7, 1906 – 120
Jan 14th – 111
Total – 439
Average – 109 ¾

Mr. St. Amand moved that the Board of Trustees ratify the action of the church in securing the Opera Mouse for four Sunday evening meetings.  Carried.

Mr. St. Amand moved that the following appropriations be made for the year:

$10.00 per month to be paid to violinist
$1.60 per Sunday for organist and
$1.76 per week for Janitor
Also the ten dollars per month be placed at the disposal of the music committee to provide tor a singer. Carried.

The Opera House Meetings were thoroughly discussed, and Mr. Harding moved that Mr. Behre and Mr. St. Amand be added to the committee of three appointed by the church to arrange for the meetings. Carried.

Mr. Behre informed the meeting that President Eliot at Harvard intended coming South in a month or two and suggested that it would be a good idea to invite him to stop over et Atlanta and make an address for us.

Mr. John L. Moore moved that Rev. Sanborn correspond with Rev. Samuel Eliot and see if it were not possible for him to stop in Atlanta. Carried.

Upon motion Mr. Behre was requested to act with Mr. Douglas and the balance of the committee in arranging for music for the Opera House meetings.  Carried.

The minutes if the last meeting were read and approved.

The Chairman announced the following committees for 1906:

Finance:
J.G. St. Amand, Chairman
John L. Moore
D.L. Spencer
Julius R. Watts
C.H. Behre
W.A. Jackson

Care of Property:
W.M. Francis, Chairman
A.F. Walker
Frank Lederle

Music:
Mrs. A.M. Lederle, Chairman
Mrs. Cora. P. Williams
Mrs. C.H. Behre

Church Operations:
Rev. Moore Sanborn and associates.

There being no further business, meeting adjourned.

<signed>

J.E. Harding, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 214 – 217
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Posted in Meeting Minutes, Physical Collection, Unitarian Church of Atlanta, Unitarian Records - Book 2

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