Chair: Kathy Paranya
The Aesthetics Committee is charged with assisting with furnishing and decor choices pertaining to the public spaces of our UUSO buildings. email@example.com
The Bylaws Committee, consisting of the Moderator and the two previous Moderators, is responsible for reviewing the Bylaws and for bringing proposed revisions to the congregation for a vote at the Congregational Meeting in May. firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Liaison: Keith Willcox
Chair: Margaret Davis
The Endowment Committee is charged with stewardship of the Community Fund and the development of the Endowment Fund, including both the raising of funds, and the disbursement of funds.
The Finance Committee prepares the annual budget for the congregational meeting and oversees the day-to-day operational finances of UUSO. email@example.com,
Board Liaison & Chair:
Board Liaison: Karen Palmer
The Green Sanctuary Task Force facilitates the steps that UUSO is taking to become a UUA accredited Green Sanctuary. This represents a pursuit of excellence in stewardship of our Earth’s precious resources. firstname.lastname@example.org
The UUSO historian handles all matters pertaining to UUSO’s history – that of the Society itself, including the architectural history of the Chapin Memorial Sanctuary, which is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and that of the Society’s history in the larger Oneonta community. email@example.com
The Connections Team is responsible for welcoming new members through the hosting of social gatherings and the “Getting to Know UU” classes, and recognizes and honors them on New Member Sunday each year. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Arleen Benedict
The mission of the Memorial Program is to provide a plaque and a book of records to honor and remember UUSO members and friends who have died; to support the Ruth Achenbach Garden which provides a safe and peaceful place for cremains to be scattered or interred; and to bring comfort to those who mourn. email@example.com
Members: Scott Segar(2020), Kate Seeley (2021)
The Committee on Ministry works with the minister to monitor the ministries of UUSO and encourage right relationships within the UUSO community.
The Nominating Committee is charged with submitting to the Congregation a slate of nominees – for the Board of Trustees, the Endowment Committee, the new Nominating Committee and the Moderator – to be voted on at the Annual Meeting in May.
Board Liaison: Rosemary Summers
Chair: Rosemary Summers
The Personnel Committee reviews and proposes policies and compensation related to staff positions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Rosemary Summers
The Properties Committee is in charge of everything related to the upkeep of our two buildings, the Chapin Memorial Sanctuary and Olympia Brown House, including the grounds. email@example.com
Chair: Deb Bruce
The Religious Education Committee manages all aspects of religious education for children, youth, and adults.
Chair: Kari Reynolds
The Stewardship Committee fosters a culture of stewardship among our members and friends as they share their time, talents, and treasure throughout the year. This committee coordinates all fundraising activities and the annual pledge campaign. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Worship Team meets quarterly to coordinate all aspects of the Sunday worship services (scheduling, music, theme, and other matters) as well as other regularly occurring worship gatherings and special services. The team is made up of the Minister, Pulpit Guest Coordinator, Music Director, Worship Musician, Music Volunteer Coordinator, Worship Associate Coordinator, and Audio/Video Team Coordinator.