Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 2009 Newsletter: Mini-Minutes from August 2009 Board Meeting

Minutes Denton UU Board Meeting Aug. 24, 2009 7:00 p.m.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer reported on declining pledges and the necessity of making transfers from savings to cover operating costs. Also discussed plans for a capital campaign to cover costs for completing building remodeling. Discussed need to save funds for the purpose of underwriting continued ministry. Rev. Heath volunteered that the UUA Transitions Dept. suggests that congregations seeking ministry have reserves for two (or preferably three) years’ compensation.

Worship Committee Report (attached).

Communications Report (attached): Board expressed concerns relating to newsletter including timeliness of mailings, printing costs, and need for a text-only online version.

Religious Education Report (attached). Approved several action items relating to RE rooms, including plans to paint walls and update lighting as well as to install a bulletin board. Discussion of personnel files. Board agreed to consider a policy/resolution urging Openness and Transparency in all Boards and Committees.

Building and Grounds: Bob Snyder provided update.

Membership Committee: New committee being set up. Hospitality will operate separately. Suggested that Hospitality and RE work together for RE-themed Potluck in October.

Minister’s Report (no attachment): Discussion of priorities tabled until a later date (Retreat or Sept. meeting).

New Business: Review of Agenda for Sat. Retreat. Discussion of Policy governance model of operations. Discussion of need for capital campaign (more at retreat). Board agreed to act as Committee to oversee Pledge Campaign this year.

Adjourned: 9:00 p.m.

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