Get on Board, July 2017

At its June 13, 2017 meeting, the UUFA Board of Trustees accomplished the following:


  • expedient business practices during the building project;
  • the review and refinement of Houser Walker Architecture (HWA) contracts prior to signing;
  • debrief and recommendations from the Annual Congregational Meeting;
  • the new Board orientation meeting and discussion of strategic planning; and
  • revision to the Finance Committee recommendation on external fund management to include further review by the Investment Committee.

Took the following action:

  • to form the Expanding Our Vision Building Project Committee (BPC);
  • to appoint Iva King as Chair of the BPC and Bob McArthur as Board representative;
  • to authorize President Lee Cornell to sign the HWA contracts;
  • to authorize Capital Campaign Treasurer John Olive to open a Capital One Spark interest-bearing account to hold capital campaign funds;
  • to appoint new members to the Committee on Shared Ministry;
  • to accept the resignation of Rich Rayburn as Treasurer and appoint Thrane Jensen to fulfill the remainder of Rich’s term;
  • to accept refinements to Appendix A definitions of “committee” and “team”;
  • to create a Bylaws Review Task Force for the next program year chaired by Lee Cornell with members, Bob McArthur, Karen Solheim, and Herb West;
  • to authorize Linda Gilbert to sign the contract for summer camp Nurse;
  • to authorize Camp Administrator hours for Kelly McConnell;
  • to approve one week of pay for July 2017 for Music Director, Amber Fetner, for the purpose of program planning; and
  • to accept Aleta Turner as a delegate representative to UUA General Assembly.

Accepted the following reports and discussed when necessary:

  • Treasurer’s report; and
  • Leadership Council Year-at-a-Glance.

Set as future agenda items:

  • to discuss a policy on offering leave to contract workers;
  • to select the Board Vice President;
  • to define operational procedures for teams;
  • to organize a strategic planning task force;
  • to appoint two new members to the Finance Committee;
  • to reflect on Rev. Alison’s sabbatical, the past year’s accomplishments, and vision for the coming year.

To read the adopted May 9, 2017, Board minutes, please click HERE – May 9, 2017. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees is Tuesday, July 11, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Comments are invited. You are welcome to attend this meeting, or please share any feedback you have with any Board member.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Teskey, Secretary, UUFA Board of Trustees