Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves!
Huge thanks to our Nominating Committee this year -- Lisa Kent, John Cowlishaw and Carolyn Wallace. They are reaching out to members to find out who will serve on our board for the coming year. The wonderful part of being in a small congregation is that the job of making sure we have a good strong board is the responsibility of all of us who care about UUCG.
Right now we need someone to step into the President Elect position. The good news is that with the new by-laws we all voted on at the 2022 Annual Meeting -- we need a President-Elect who will automatically serve as President the next year. That President Elect position is designed to be a year to help out and observe, and the next year to serve a 1 year term as President -- a much better system than just a 2 year presidency.
Here is a bit about the role of President:
1. UUCG has a "President of the Board" with a role of creating agendas for board meetings and running board meetings. It is a coordinating role for the Board.
2. Board meetings are monthly and previous minutes are all online.
3. The President helps facilitate the decisions for the congregation which are made by the whole board as a group.
4. The President makes sure decisions the board makes are based on the UUCG By-Laws and the UUCG Policies and Procedures document. Both are online and provide help to the board in making decisions.
5. The President helps keep things real on the board. As a small congregation, we can not do everything, so the board and the rest of the congregation depend on the members to do what they can to keep us an engaged community.
As the outgoing president, I have loved my time working with the board members. UUCG is a small but active community that cares and nurtures each other -- but I have especially loved how it is the whole congregation that pitches in to make UUCG work. UUCG members have great ownership of our building and programs... we all care that UUCG is strong.
So think about who might be good as President Elect (and then President), talk to the Nominating Committee, and consider serving or encourage others to serve.
President, Board of Trustees