Dear St. Andrew members,
This is a long-overdue introduction of myself as the “new” St. Andrew Treasurer. I assumed the position from Andy Resor in July, and with Andy’s valued assistance I’ve been coming up to speed – one month-end at a time. When I took the position, I knew there would be occasions when I would be away from home, so I’ve explored ways to perform the job remotely, and have largely succeeded. In support of that goal, there are two ways the congregation can help:
Electronic Payment Vouchers: If you have a reimbursable expense, it can be submitted to me using an e-mailed copy of the Payment Voucher form, following the “Guidelines” on the form. Use of e-mail will allow me to receive the voucher wherever I am. I can then initiate payment using our bank’s electronic Bill Pay system, which delivers a mailed check in 3-4 days. An electronic copy of the Payment Voucher is located in the “Donations – Electronic” section of the church website. Receipt of a voucher from a member’s e-mail address will satisfy the form’s requirement for a signature, and expense receipts will be requested after the fact, if needed. My e-mail address is: RogerAPaulsen@cs.com.
If you’re not comfortable submitting a reimbursement request electronically, you can certainly continue to use the paper form, and leave it in the Treasurer’s mailbox at church – which leads to my second request for help.
Mail Box Assistant: For those occasional times when I’m away from home for an extended period of time (a week or more), I’d like to have the help of an assistant who can check the Treasurer’s mailbox twice a week, and then communicate any items requiring attention (payment vouchers, bills, etc.) Pat Sharpe performed this task for me a couple times last fall, and did a great job, but Pat already has a demanding volunteer job and I don’t want to add this to her workload. This would be a pretty easy task for someone who normally attends worship on Sunday, and then visits the church at least once during the week – choir practice, for example. I wouldn’t expect the task to require more than one hour a week, and then only when I’m away, which I would be sure to coordinate with the assistant.
In those rare circumstances when I’m away, and immediate attention is required, other members of the Finance Committee can be contacted: Don Patterson, Pattie Holt, Andy Resor.
Please let me know if you would be interested in helping as a Mailbox Assistant, or if you have any questions regarding use of the Electronic Payment Voucher.