The Zen Center Board met on January 21 at Greens Restaurant for an all-day retreat and meeting.
The Board unanimously approved signing a memorandum of understanding with BRIDGE Housing Corporation and approved the continuing search for a building site among a number of possibilities for a Zen-inspired Senior Living Center.
The Board discussed progress on the Sangha Project and will formally address it again at the February meeting.
The San Francisco Zen Center Board is seeking to fill a position with new responsibilities, vice president for operations—someone who would act as a senior manager for administrative matters and report directly to the president of Zen Center. We anticipate that the position will commence in the first quarter of 2015. Read more
The SFZC Board of Directors wishes to thank the members of Zen Center for their participation in approving the slate of board candidates. Albert Kutchins, Brian McCaffrey, Margie O’Driscoll, Anna Thorn and Jon Voss will serve three-year terms beginning in January 2015 and completing at the end of December 2017. Congratulations to new and continuing board members for the 2015-2017 term. Read more
The Board of Directors of Zen Center met on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Greens Restaurant.
The Board’s major action item was to pass a new policy for abbatial review, designed to encourage self-evaluation among each member of the abbacy (the current abbot and abbesses and the abiding teacher at Tassajara) as to the quality of communication each abbot and abbess maintains with their peers. Each member would be asked to share a written review of this practice with the board chair, who will coordinate the process and meet with the abbatial leaders. This practice is designed to foster team work and unity, and encourage connection within the abbacy.
Submitted by Gretchen Rau, Governance Committee Chair
The San Francisco Zen Center Board of Directors presents the following list of nominees for three-year board terms, commencing January 1, 2015: Read more
The Board unanimously passed a budget of more than six million dollars for fiscal year 2014-15, and added special commendations to the president (Susan O’Connell), treasurer (Jordan Thorn), and Finance Committee chair (Helen Degenhardt) for the quality of their work and of the presentation. Read more
- approved an amended Deed of Gift sending the Zen Center archives to Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
- created a task force led by Bruce Fortin to consider the abbatial feedback process.
- approved a resolution granting a further $25,000 to the Green Gulch septic repairs program.