President’s Post

The GUUF Board of Trustees met on July 12, 2017. Items of note are summarized below.

  • Dave Baker, outgoing Chief Financial Officer, presented the results of the audit report. Results were favorable. Included in the report were suggestions for improvement. Chief among these was a recommendation to update financial procedures. Dave Baker and others will be working on this task this year.
  • The board reviewed information concerning the insurance payment received due to hail damage to the roof and to the HVAC system. Building and Grounds will be getting estimates for repairs. Upon receipt of estimates, a decision will be made regarding which repairs are needed.
  • Per request of Furniture, Fixtures, and Aesthetics Committee, a notebook containing costs for the prints in the gallery in the narthex will be kept in the narthex. The goal of this change is to allow for easier access to costs for potential buyers without posting prices on the wall. As a reminder, GUUF receives a percentage of the purchasing prices for artwork bought from the gallery.
  • The board discussed the upcoming ministerial transition. As you all may know, Pat Jobe will be retiring at the end of June. The current board recommendation is to pursue hiring a developmental minister through the Unitarian Universalist Association. Several congregational conversations will be held throughout the transition process, and input from individual members is always welcome. See below for more information.
  • As you may have heard, white supremacy has been a major topic of discussion within the Unitarian Universalist Association, both at and outside of General Assembly. Given this emphasis, the board agreed to emphasize this topic in some of our fall Religious Education programs, as well as in other contexts. More information will be forthcoming in future months.

 

~Lisa Lipscomb