01/16/2019 KUUF Board of Trustees Agenda

Agenda for January 16, 2019


6:30 PM                Call to Order:  Eric Harrold, President

                                Chalice Lighting  (opening blessing)


6:45 PM                Vote to adopt the Consent Agenda

  • Minutes of the December 19, 2018 board meeting
  • Board Liaison & other reports: Council, Finance, Personnel, etc.

6:50 PM                Vote to adopt the Agenda for this meeting

6:55 PM                President’s Report: Eric Harrold Review of Fellowship Business

  • Stewardship chair search continues
  • I intend to schedule an additional board meeting in March dedicated to the budget
  • Easterseals of Wash granted us permission to use their wifi to establish comms between sanctuary and children’s care area.
  • Committee on Ministry will transition off board members as replacements are identified

7:00 PM                Treasurer’s Report (Mark Sugimoto): Vote to approve.

7:15 PM                Board Growth Topic: What’s in it for us; UUA and PWR dues

7:20 PM                                                                       *****OLD BUSINESS *****

KUUF community outreach (Jack Peterson): A list of past Charitable Giving organizations has been provided by Arlis Stewart. How can KUUF “intentionally” support those organizations? Discussion.


Congregational Safety Task Force (Lisa Johnson): A draft Congregational Safety Plan is provided for review. The Council will be discussing at their February council meeting with the intention of implementing safety plan action items. Discussion.

7:40 PM                                                                   *****NEW BUSINESS *****

Reality of quarter-time ministry (Eric Harrold):
I rejoice in having Jessica Star Rockers as our quarter-time minister. The reality is that Jessica will not be able to remain our quarter-time minister indefinitely. She is balancing committee’s interests with quarter-time work. KUUF could get a distorted view of quarter-time ministry if she accepts separate pay from committees. Discussion.

7:50 PM                                                                   ********************

KUUF 2018 Five-Year Plan passed by congregation (Eric Harrold): Now that the KUUF 2018 Five-Year Plan has been accepted by the congregation, the board, council and committees need to review for items which need their attention. The board could form a task force to assist all “Responsible Groups” with identifying their roles in executing this plan. Discussion.


Board service acknowledgement (Jackie Westwood): There is interest in formally acknowledging members who have served on KUUF’s Board of Trustees. Perhaps a special area on the web-page where members who have made significant contributions can be honored. Should there be written criteria for consideration – if we decide to do that? Discussion.


Library budget request (Eric Harrold): Selene has requested a library budget of $340 to be added to this church year’s budget. I hope to have the Finance Committee recommendation by the time of the meeting. Discussion.


Annual congregational meeting (Eric Harrold): I have discussed our options regarding when to hold our annual congregational meeting (ACM) with our administrator and I’m suggesting we agree on 28 April 2019. Although the new board members will have been voted onto the board at the April ACM, board organization isn’t complete until the May meeting, when a new President and Vice President are elected by the board. Off going board members are encouraged to attend the May board meeting.


UUA congregational certification for General Assembly voting eligibility (Eric Harrold): The UUA sent out a certification link to KUUF for updating. We need to complete this form to be eligible to have voting delegates at General Assembly. We need to vote yes, no or abstain on the statement of conscience entitled “Democracy Uncorrupted.”  https://www.uua.org/action/process/csais/corruption-of-our-democracy/2016-2020-csai.


8:25 PM                Thank you card recipient nomination(s) for December 2018:  

                                Conversations with the Board Topics: __________

                                For the good of the order:

Date of next Board meeting:  February 20, 2019

8:30 p.m.             Adjournment

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