Posts by Board of Trustees

The Statement of Conscience (SOC): Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy

Elizabeth Olson reports The Statement of Conscience (SOC): Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy (PDF) was adopted. The draft version was shared last week. The General Assembly affirmed these “Actions of Immediate Witness” designed to encourage social justice activism this year. Defend and Advocate with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Communities (PDF) The COVID-19 Pandemic: Justice. Healing. Courage (PDF) Stop Voter Suppression and Partner for Voting Rights and a Multiracial Democracy (PDF) [by clicking on each bullet point separately, you will be able to see the details of…

May Board Update

In Attendance : Tom Lesiewicz, Kevin Sweeney, Erica Lavine, Steve Stultz , Elizabeth Olson, Jamie Yucuis, Rev. Leland New Business Request for Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Endorsement Elizabeth will be reaching out to the requestor to get more details and provide guidance. Ongoing Business Fundraising We discussed some ideas on how to fundraise to ease our budget crunch. Tom has reached out to the Grand Victoria Foundation to get help with fundraising and writing grant requests. Annual Meeting…

April Board Update

In Attendance : Tom Lesiewicz, Kevin Sweeney, Erica Lavine, Steve Stultz , Elizabeth Olson, Jamie Yucuis, Rev. Leland New Business Minister’s Report We discussed the minister’s involvement in the UUMUA / 5th Principle Project. Review Music Director Job Description Kevin moved to accept the job description and offer letter, Jamie seconded. It was unanimously approved. ET recommendations for reopening The Board reviewed the recommendations from the Executive Team. We will discuss further at our next meeting on May 4. Direction…

Ministerial Search Committee Update

Dear Friends, In October, the UUCE Board of Trustees began a process of reaching out to congregational members to gather input on desired qualities and potential candidate names to have serve on the upcoming Ministerial Search Committee. After tallying names mentioned in that round of surveys, the Board arrived upon a list of the top 14 candidates. Because volunteering for this committee will require a significant commitment of time and energy, those candidates were then contacted by Board members in…

March Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet our current BoT leadership. Budget Financial Committee meeting notes reviewed. Summary of Actual vs. Budget reviewed. Pledge income has caught up with budgeted amount as of February reporting. Projections at the moment show that we could have a surplus on the current year budget, but this is based on rolling over a surplus from the prioryear. Discussion of staff wages and recommendations from the FC. We should aim to provide COLA raises…

December Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet our current BOT leadership. Ongoing Business Search Committee Progress Tom asked about progress on congregant calling. We will go over the list of suggestions at the January meeting. Stewardship Committee Charter Kevin presented a draft of the Stewardship Committee charter. The charter was approved unanimously. BoT Governance Policies Kevin presented a draft of changes to BoT Governance Policies. These primarily are related to removing reference to “finance” responsibility from the ET, with…

November Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet our current BOT leadership. New Business Minister’s Report We discussed the new website, and showing potential new members the grounds. Congregant Calling Campaign We discussed our progress. The goal is to get it done by Dec 5 – 6. Stewardship Committee Charter Kevin will have it ready by the next Board meeting. Endowment Committee Signatories Jamie will take care of this. Staff Reviews Rev. Leland is working on the staff reviews. Ongoing…

Forming a Search Committee

As you may or may not know, we will soon be starting the search process for a new settled minister. First, we need to select a Search Committee, and in order to do that, the Board of Trustees will be making phone calls to members to select nominees. The Board is looking for members that will best serve the needs of our church community. What to Expect If you are a member of UUCE, expect to receive a phone call…

October Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet our current BOT leadership. New Business Statements of Support We discussed the efforts it would take to have a public statement of support for political things (such as the Fair Tax Act), and it was not something we were able to do for this election. Political Discussion Group We discussed creating a separate group (on Facebook or elsewhere) for civil political discussion. If this is done, it will be as a “social”…

August Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet the current BOT Leadership. Board Business Reopening the Building The Board reviewed the Executive Team’s procedures for reopening the building to small groups. The Board unanimously voted to allow the building to reopen to small groups based on the procedures. Survey Results This past month, the Board sent out a survey to UUCE members to measure the community comfort with reopening the building, or resuming some amount of activities in person. The…