Ways and Means News
Dining for Dollars
Let’s get together for dinner at Souplantation (1555 Adams Ave.) on Wednesday Nov. 20th any time between 5 and 8 pm. This is a great place for the whole family and all your friends. Souplantation will rebate 15% of your bill to the church.
2. Your dinner must include the purchase of a drink.
3. You may not use a coupon, but PLEASE use scrip.
We will be having these Dining for Dollars events monthly. If you know of a restaurant close to church that holds fundraisers, please contact Judith (waysandmeansocuucorg) .
For Sale: 1998 Ford Crown Victoria which has a factory installed natural gas engine. It is in great condition, and we have all the repair records. If you or someone you know would like to have access to the carpool lane even when you are driving alone, and like a roomy, cushy ride, this is the car for you. This car is a bargain at $3,000.
Stop by the OCUUC parking lot on Sunday morning to see your new car, or for more information, contact Tom Loughrey or Judith Stamper (waysandmeansocuucorg) .
The first Crown Victoria model for Ford Motor Company appeared in 1955. The Crown Vic was a top-of-the-line version of the Victoria, a two-door hardtop model heavily accessorized. The Crown” was a metal band that ran from beltline to beltline over the top of the car, roughly even with the back of the front seats. The buyer could opt for the portion of roof ahead of the “Crown” to be a glass insert. This model was called a Crown Victoria “Skyliner”.
The current iteration of the Crown Victoria has changed little since it first appeared in 1992. The Crown Vic is a body-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive sedan that is suited for heavy-duty use as police cars, taxicabs and other fleet users . . . and as a six-passenger family sedan. The vehicle is large and comfortable. The Crown Vic is the last large rear-drive sedan of its type made by a U.S. manufacturer.
The Crown Victoria shares a platform with the Lincoln Towncar and the late Mercury Marquis. The CV and the Marquis share a lot of the same sheet metal. The proliferation of alternative family vehicles including mini-vans, crossovers and the like has relegated the big Ford to being sold only into fleet service. The standard power for the Crown Vic is a 4.6 liter modular V-8 that has a variety of configurations and power output.
Over the life of this model, mechanical improvements have been made to the engine, transmission, suspension, and steering, without altering the basic appearance of the vehicle. It remains today a large, body-on-frame sedan with moderate power and great durability, the last of the breed.
Ford has announced that it is closing the plant in 2011 that makes the Crown Vic (Mercury and Lincoln versions, too) has been made for many years. There are no definite plans to produce another vehicle of this type. Ford hopes to retain some of their fleet business with a beefed up Taurus for police and fire departments and the Transit Connect for taxi use.
Chevrolet Impalas and Chrysler 300/Dodge Chargers are being promoted as the new police cars, but these are both unit-body construction. The Chevrolet is front-wheel-drive, a far less durable option to the Crown Vic’s rear-wheel-drive. Unfortunately, in the near future, the vehicle in your rear view mirror, the one with the flashing light bar across the top, will be something other than the familiar Ford Crown Victoria.
The Ways and Means Committee chair is Judith Stamper (waysandmeansocuucorg) . The Ways and Means Committee is the think tank for our new fundraising efforts. Bring your creative ideas for raising money to help OCUUC fund new and existing programs. The Ways and Means committee is under the direction of the Finance Council.
Ways and What???
Many people ask what is Ways and Means and what do they do? Well, here it is in a nutshell. The goals of Ways and Means are to work with the VP Finance, Finance Council and other church committees/leaders/programs on the following:
Ways – Locating and developing WAYS to raise money for the congregation utilizing both internal and external sources.
Means – Living within our MEANS by reducing financial waste and helping our congregation operate more financially efficient.
Ways and Means – We will be undertaking, with the guidance of the Finance Council, some of the tasks of developing processes for a long term financial plan and budgeting process which will enable more congregational input throughout the process and encourage more long term financial stability for OCUUC.
Contact the committee by email at waysandmeansocuucorg (waysandmeansocuucorg) .