Thursday October 20, 2016
Parish Council Present: Father Joe, Ron Witkowski, Joy Dykes, Libby Campbell, Erin LeBrocq, Terrance Shalow, John Vaughn, and Larry Beauboeuf
Finance Council Present: Johnny Addison, Buddy McDowell, David Pigott, John Manno, Jr. and Stephanie King
Special guest from the Diocese: Randy Tiller
I. Call to order
President of the Parish Council, Ron Witkowski called to order the special meeting of the Parish Council and Finance Council and Terrance Shalow opened with prayer. Witkowski reviewed the activities of the parish and spoke about the success of the Fall Festival.
II. New Business
Randy Tiller discussed his role as advisor to the parish from the diocese to help facilitate the financial crisis regarding the HVAC system for the school and multipurpose room as well as the outcome of St. Pius X Child Developement Center (CDC). Tiller suggested that we take it to the parish to vote on if the parish would like to continue to subsidize the CDC. Tiller stated that the diocese will be sending two people to assess and do an accreditation process of the CDC. The plans are that they would be able to assess the CDC and would be able to provide a real cost CDC. Sister Carol Shively, superintendent of schools, is part of the team that will be assessing the CDC and make a recommendation of what is needed to bring the CDC for accreditation.
There are contributors that are willing to contribute funds to replace and upate the current HVAC system. all money needs to be in place before repairs/replacement can begin. The issue is that some contributors are willing to contribute regardless of the outcome of the CDC, but there are some other contributors that only want to contribute to keep the CDC opened. The main quandary is that the parish cannot commit to keeping the CDC opened even after the repairs are made. It was Suggested that we do a marketing campaign, and a business plan for the CDC. It was said if the CDC can fall under the Diocese Superintendent of Schools and become a religious school as well as CDC, it could be a selling point for growth.
Based on the most recent census at St. Pius X, the parish is significantly lowered than they were 9 years ago. According to the notes that were distributed, St. Pius had 375 plus families, while the most recent census indicates 100 families. Mr Tiller suggested that St. Pius do an outreach campaign to recruit parish members.
Meeting ended with uncertainty.
Stephanie King, Secretary President