Monday, February 23, 2009

How I Spent My Sunday Morning....

What nicer way to spend a blustery Sunday morning than in a somber meeting about shul finances ;) ?
Isn't it the same everywhere nowadays?
Did I hear somebody ask for my opinion? 
No? Are you sure?

Well here goes - 

Instead of picking the lowest paid employee of the organization and slashing his/her salary by 50%, I propose that it might be more cost effective to give an ACROSS THE BOARD cut of a mere 1% to all wages ... according to your own figures that should more than TRIPLE how much you'd be saving by doing things your way.....

If nobody sponsors a shul shalosh seudos... then DON'T HAVE ONE.  If they don't put their "money where there mouth is" then let them eat at home. It's obviously not that important to them.

If we paid property taxes on a building until we were able to establish to the government that we are a tax exempt organization, aren't those monies REFUNDABLE once we've proven our status?  I work for a tax-exempt organization as well, and we do this retroactively for sales tax all the time.... shouldn't it work that way for property taxes as well?

And in addition...... maybe it's time to do a little "fence mending" with those disenfranchised people who used to do the "bailouts".  People who care deeply and have the means to provide emergency funding to our mosdos deserve our highest respect.  
Eitz Chayim Hi LAMACHAZIKIM Boh.


Dude with hat (aka BTS) said...

Our shul is in money trouble too... And not only in that.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Ah, shul politics.