The most recent Board meeting was August 17. Beginning with happy news, the Board unanimously approved Congregational Sponsorship of Rose Reidel, our Office Manager and student at Starr King School of Ministry, to support her process of becoming a UU Minister. We heard a summary of finances and approved an Annual Pledge Drive for this Fall. As we face a series of short term ministers, the Board agreed to a temporary administrative structure in which those ministers will be supervised by the Board of Trustees; Omega Burckhardt, the Assistant Minister arriving Sept. 19, will be supervised by the Julie Forest, Board President; and, Robie Evans, Director of Operations, will serve as Head of Staff, supervised by Board Vice President Cora Pendergast.
We approved Juneteenth as an additional staff holiday, brainstormed ideas with the Journey Toward Wholeness (JTW) Chair, Valerie Jaques, for a new charge for JTW, conducted self-education on governing the Board itself and our institution as a democracy under our Fifth Principle, and asked for the existing policies and practices from the Nominating Committee, which is in charge of nominating people for all elected positions. We responded to prior Open Mic's from Scott GrantSmith and Valerie Jaques. We heard new Open Mic presentations from Sue Marberry, Marcia Biller, and Kathleen MacLeod. Full minutes will posted in the Members?section of the FUUSD website once they are approved by the Board. ~ Maureen McNair, Trustee at Large.
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