Minutes of the St. Luke Safeguard
29, 2013 at 7:00 pm
In attendance: Eddie Melendrez, Ben Garcia,
Barbara Hansen, Cyl Rudar, Maria Garcia, Rich Martinez
Sherri Keelin, Carmen Gee, Maureen
Bustamante, Ivonne Melendrez, Sarah Abraham, Jeana Chavez.
The meeting was opened with a prayer prepared and
led by Ben Garcia. The meeting began at 7:05 pm
Committee Reports/ Old business:
Hand out- Ben passed out "Summer Safety
Tips can help prevent Sexual Abuse" from the Virtus online
-He reminded us of
children playing outside
-The importance of children knowing who safe adults are
-Children hurting other
-Adult interaction with children
Fingerprinting-May 4th, it seems some people are being called back to re-take fingerprints, there was a problem
with the machines.
-Question about fingerprints: If I work for a Government agency, Unified
School District etc. Why can’t you request them? The DOJ does not allow for us to share or retrieve your information
each other’s information. Each entity holds its own ID number and is given your information based on that ID number.
-Any information that is returned as a red flag, is reported to the pastor only and he passes on only
Virtus online: For those
that cannot access their bulletins online from Virtus- please let us know or simply have not registered online and need a
-Please make sure you have registered online after you attended your Virtus
Virtus facilitators needed-
please contact Barbara if interested
Fingerprinting- Live Scan as per Ben he was informed that people are needed to assist with this in the Archdiocese.
Questions of why not all
ministries are represented?
-Information is posted on Church website, bulletin and a mass email with
a reminder was sent out.
Reminder: That safeguard is not only for the Children we
protect, but to protect our volunteers and our Elderly. Also to bring awareness to all.
Ratio of Volunteers vs. teens
This is determined
depending on the event. Some only require 1 adult per 10.
Drivers carrying teens must be over the age of 25 and show proper insurance and DL#
Edler Abuse-Ben informed that a County Speaker is willing to come and speak
to Elders and anyone interested.
Barbara also informed that Tracy Webb will be returning to give a Cyber bully awareness
Next Virtus Class- August 23rd @ 6:30 pm with Eddie Melendrez
RE-certification class- will be announced as Jackie Di Peppe and Sue McConnell give us available dates.
Fingerprinting- Barbara shared that we are applying for another date to
be on our campus.
Door- 2nd reminder Exterior Door by the restrooms is broken and needs to be repaired.
door is pushed and pulled it can be forced open from the outside.
Room 402 Jorge Rudar said the East door close to the Youth room is not closing correctly
Youth room East door, is also having problems shutting.
Children can assault
other children- Ben reminded us of the case in on February 2013 California Preschool, Rocked by Sex Scandal, Is Closing Its
Doors. A 5 year old girl performing oral sex on 4 year old boys at
First Lutheran Church of Carson School