First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Board Minutes 2013-09-15

Board Meeting, September 15, 2013

Meeting called to order by President Jean Buttrell at 2:07 p.m.
In attendance:  
Jean Bruttell, President
Judy Gutierrez, Treasurer
Rachel Hawkins, Secretary
David Mikitka, Operations Area Coordinator
Gail Lockwood, Ministry Area Coordinator
Michael Zepeda, Education Area Coordinator
Rev. Jennifer Innis, Consulting Minister
Also Present:      Cheri Husband
Dale Husband

Chalice Lighting and Reading
Agenda Review.
Affirm working rules and board covenant.  
Michael Zepeda agreed to be process server.  
Personal check in.

Visitors were greeted and invited to speak.  Cheri Husband requested that the Board investigate transportation options for members and visitors who do not have their own transportation.  She had contact with someone from HandiTran, but did not have specific information on pricing or the arrangements.  This may be an issue for social justice and/or caring and sharing to pursue.  Dale Husband sought input on ideas for the church library.  He was concerned that the dewey decimal system may not be user friendly, especially for newcomers to the church.  After discussion and some brainstorming, it was agreed that we would keep the dewey decimal system, but use the shelves and tables to highlight books about Unitarian Universalism.  
Michael Zepeda moved to enter executive session.  Second.  Motion passed.
Michael Zepeda moved to close executive session.  Second.  Motion passed.
Michael Zepeda moved to change Karl Thibodeaux’s title from office assistant to office administrator.  Second.  Motion passed.
Michael Zepeda moved to enter executive session.  Second.  Motion passed.
David Mikitka moved to close executive session.  Second.  Motion passed.
As per district and UUA suggested religious professionals’ periods of non-participation, and following an informal request, Michael Zepeda moved that the Board formally inform the previous Director of Religious Education that she and her family are to cease membership and participation in all aspects of First Jefferson’s congregational life.  Second.  Discussion.  Passed.  
Rachel Hawkins moved to accept the Board’s liaison reports as well as last month’s minutes.  Second.  Passed.  
Judy Gutierrez presented the finance report.
New Business:
The worship arts committee is requesting help with volunteerism, and has asked the board to help with ushing until a new lead usher can be identified and trained.  Michael Zepeda moved that the Board take on the responsibility of lead ushing, with the goal of developing and training a squadron of ushers.  Second.  Discussion.  Motion passed.

Review of action items:
Michael Zepeda will draft a letter to the former Director of Religious Education.
Michael Zepeda will check with Irene to see if she has access to labels for the library.
Jean Bruttell will take to social justice and caring and sharing committees about transportation options.
Jean Bruttell will work on assembling a task force for by-laws revision.
Rev. Jennifer Innis will notify the Personnel committee of the change in Karl’s title.

Process observer comments: some cross talk; mostly we did well and stayed on task.
Personal Check out.
Closing Words
Meeting adjourned at 4:53.

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