1. Sunday, May 3rd we will have our annual meeting. At that time, we will do several important things.
We will need to vote on next year’s budget. It will be a bit different next year because Rev. Tony will no longer be our minister.
Please remember that for the next couple of weeks, there are dates/time selected that board members are available if you have questions about the budget. However, please be advised that if no one has shown up in the first 15 minutes of a meeting, then the board member is not obligated to stay . Of course, you are always welcome to call any of us before the annual meeting on May 3rd as well.
The dates/times are as follows:
Tuesday, April 14 at 11:45 am
Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm
Sunday, April 26 after potluck
2. We will also need to vote for Board members. Three of the current Board members–Rosanne Barker (President), Blaine Hinds (Treasurer), and Pam Maine Johnson (Secretary)–have all agreed to serve one more year if that is what the congregation wants. Our Vice President, Anne True, has asked not to serve next year. The Nominating Committee, consisting of Beth Williamson, Richard Lane, and Blaine Hinds, is eager to hear from each of you if you are willing to serve or know someone who would like to. The committee welcomes all suggestions, especially for the vice president. Please consider serving even if you have not done so before. Past and current board members are more than willing to train new leadership!
3. A discussion of future leadership development.
I look forward to seeing each of you at the Annual Meeting on May 3rd.
Changes They Are A’comin…” As many of you have heard, the make-up of TWUUC board has changed. Regrettably, Beth Williamson has stepped down as president and we are in need of a vice president. Blaine Hinds continues to act as treasurer and Pam Johnson has agreed to be secretary. Hats off to both of them! Beth will attend meetings when she can in the role of past president. I have attended TWUUC regularly for more than a year now, enveloping myself in the caring and loving ways of all of you. I took the time to grieve the loss of my father who was a UU for 60 years. Now it is time for me to give back and I have both the emotional strength and the willingness. Rev. Tony, in his capacity as our consulting minister, has led us through the “Love Reaches Out” program and initial work with a congregational consultant, Margaret Borden. Her excellent “Start Up” session helped us determine some important goals such as establishing better communication between the board and the congregation. Margaret led an awesome session and we are the better for it. Thanks to all who stayed and helped to give shape to our future. I hope you can join us for the third, and last installment “Love Reaches Out” on Sunday, Dec. 14th as we strive to include as many as possible in this discernment process. There will be good food and even better company. We are learning a great deal about ourselves as a congregation and what we hope for in the future. I am inspired by our willingness to embrace change and to look outward toward the community of Huntsville. I envision an active, vital presence that encourages participation (whether in mind, body, spirit, and/or pocket!) from old, new, and potential members. I look forward to serving all of you, particularly in this time of transition. Rosanne