St. Sava Mission Joint Management Committee Meeting

2017 09 30 17 jackson 2On a most pleasant fall day on September 30 2017 a meeting of Joint Property Management Committee of the Saint Sava Mission and Retreat Center in Jackson was held at the same facility in Jackson, CA. The property at the Saint Sava Mission has two organizations of combined stewardship which work together to maintain the operation of this very important property. The Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and the Saint Sava Mission Foundation have joint tenancy and responsibility for this property known by all Serbs and locals as the Saint Sava Mission. In attendance, and representing the Diocese was his Grace Bishop Maxim and leading the Mission Foundations delegation was Stan Grgic of San Francisco. All together there were nine participants who assembled from near and far to address a full agenda having many topics of discussion. Stan Grgic asked to begin the meeting with a blessing from Vladika Maxim which set the meeting in motion in a spirit of wonderful brotherly love and optimism.

Protopresbyter Stephen Tumbas, as the recent long time Camp Director and Mission Foundation Board Member provided the hospitality for the committee members as they worked through the agenda. Discussions ranged from developing the job descriptions for employed workers to many facets of building and property maintenance needs. Projects which were completed were reported on and one of the most visible was a new gate at the entrance of the camp road. Since the construction of the buildings in the early 1960’s, it was obvious that the imminent challenges will be for major investment in facility modernization, building renovation and other major infrastructure upgrades. Along with these projects there was discussion on how to generate the funding necessary to accomplish the tasks at hand.

In conclusion, the committee was thankful to his Grace Bishop Maxim for his important participation and concern for this most valuable asset we have inherited from our great benefactors and former hard working stewards. Members of the committee offered superb constructive leadership with their ideas, and there was noticeable optimism for continued future constructive collaboration. Most importantly the committee emphasized the need to promote Saint Sava Mission to the faithful and friends throughout the western American region to solicit the much needed financial help. With hope for so much potential for future good works at this blessed location in Jackson, we pray that the Lord continue to grant us the ability to succeed!





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