Sawdust From the Board

August 1, 2019 Thanks again to all that former board president (and now clerk) Karen Palmer has done for UUSO during the past four years. The baton is now officially in my hands and I will do my best to live up to the honor.  The first board meeting of the 2019-20 fiscal year was held on July 24. The first part of the meeting was open to all. After the open part of the meeting, we met for a less formal retreat. During the open meeting, we took care of some annual record-keeping, like setting the dates for the Congregational meetings, which will be on October 27 and May 17. The minister’s annual self-assessment was reviewed and will be published in the newsletter. The Treasurer reviewed, corrected, or explained all budget lines that reported over 2 percent of their anticipated expense. Board meetings will always be on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The exception to...Read More >

Answers to Minister’s Agreement Questions

The following are questions that seemed to be left unanswered after our June 2 conversation with the congregation about the Minister’s Agreement.   Rev. Craig and Trustees Arlana Young & Karen Palmer worked together to provide these answers. If you have further thoughts or questions, please don’t hesitate to speak with Rev. Craig or any Board member and we’ll do our best to provide you with further clarity.  The plan going forward is for Trustee Rosemary Summers and Rev. Craig to draw up a draft update to the current Minister’s Agreement utilizing the congregation’s input and the new UUA/UUMA recommendations. After this first draft is reviewed by the Board, we will host another conversation about the Minister’s Agreement with the Congregation around mid or later September.  We will attempt to further clarify questions and obtain more input which will inform the negotiation with the Minister and Board toward a final updated Agreement. Answers to Minister’s Agreement Questions 1.1 Requested article...Read More >