Adult Guest Applications due asap
Jan 29 Regional Prayer Call
Feb 12 Regional Conference Call
Feb 15 Presidents Day YL Holiday
Feb 25 Work Crew Applications Completed and priority list sent to Shannon
Mar 1 Mission Wide Day of Prayer
Mar 1-3 AT Training
Ski Trip Forms
Here are the forms you will need for your Ski trips. Leaders must fill these out as well. Print form and fax to (719) 867-3581 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the trip. For questions, contact (719) 381-1957.
One form for the whole trip- 1733 SnowSport Enroll Summary-1
Helmets: If Young Life insurance is purchased for the trip, it is required that the participant wear a helmet. Areas can order a safe, inexpensive helmet through SnowShack. For a single/small purchase, use coupon code YNGLFE15 for a 15 percent discount. For orders of six or more, use coupon code YNGLFE20FOR6 for the discount.
Work Crew Training
Good news for all:
The Young Life Benefits Plan ended the 2014-15 fiscal year with a surplus, a portion of which Mission leadership has determined should be returned to the field by issuing a benefits premium refund and/or by setting aside funds for benevolence assistance. The fact of a surplus is pretty remarkable, especially considering premiums have remained flat over the last five years while most organizations have experienced skyrocketing premium increases. We are blessed to have such a well-managed, generous benefits program.
Action for some:
- If you are responsible for a mission unit that is less than 1.0 cash month ahead at the end of January 2016, your area will automatically receive a refund of your January premium.
- If you are responsible for a mission unit that is in surplus 1.0 cash month or more at the end of January 2016, you have a choice to make: you do nothing and allow 50% of your premium refund to be used for staff benevolence assistance or you can keep 100% or give 100%.
How Much Money will I get back?
Direct staff to look at their cash flow and then find the “GROUP BENEFITS 5230” line to see how much has been paid each month for benefits. The amount that will be refunded is the amount that is paid for benefits in January. As of today that number is not posting in the January column yet (that amount usually gets populated right at the end of the month). But most folks can look at how much has come out the past three months to see what that monthly amount will be in January.
Instructions on how to elect a different option, along with more information about the program, is available in the attached document. The deadline is end of day Friday February 19,2016 For questions or assistance, contact your regional office or Holly Pettit, Manager of Field Administration.
Dinner Fundraising Ideas
Adam Silverness has put together an outline on the fundraising dinners he has been doing in Bozeman. Great Best Practices!
Regional Financial Policy
In the past few years we have worked hard to make a shift from operating out of a place to deficit to a place of fiscal health and we have committed as a Division to stay above -0- cash months (cm) throughout the year. As a result we are currently one of the healthiest Divisions in the Country and have seen a significant reduction in deficit experienced on Regional and local levels. The intent of this policy is to embrace a ‘checkbook mentality’ in our financial stewardship while still being able to dream and risk as we reach out to new communities and more kids. Simply, “we won’t spend money we don’t have”. Our Divisional commitment is to have our Cash Flow ebb and flow between 0.0 (cm) – 2.0 (cm) monthly surplus or more over the course of the fiscal year. Here is the regional financial policy.
Coding in Concur
If you are fundraising for operating, you can use the expense account #6425 operating fundraising and there will not be a service charge on those expenses. Fundraising for camp should go to expense account #6255 camp.
Events around the region to pray for
Feb 8 Big Sky Banquet
Feb 12-15 Cody Ski Trip
Feb 19-21 Flathead Ski Trip
Feb 19-21 Regional Board overnighter
March 4-6 Billings Campaigners ski weekend