Presidents Column

 Joan Thate 7-2017

                  Joan Thate

  PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The Nitty Gritty of Congregational Life

This month’s message is going to be short and cover some of the necessary pedestrian issues at our UU:

    1. We’ll need to remind ourselves and each other— until it becomes second nature— to save the concrete area parking for those who have limited mobility on Sunday mornings only.  We do not want to make them into permanent handicapped parking because, except on Sunday mornings, they are not needed for that purpose, and because some individuals who need a solid parking spot for walkers or canes might not have the required sticker if their need is temporary. 
    2. The August Board of Trustees meeting will be changed from our usual third Thursday of the month to the last Thursday, August 30, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. so that more members can attend.  This change is for this month only.   Any issues congregation members want to bring to the Board, please note this change.  While we’re on this subject, please let me know is you wish to have some “air time” at the Board meeting.  All our members and friends are welcome to attend Board meetings. 
    3. The Board will hold a retreat in September to work on goals for the year.  If you have ideas you’d like us to discuss, please bring those to any Board member by the end of August. 
    4. We need to have a cadre of members and friend who regularly attend the first Friday pot lucks at UU to volunteer to make these events happen every month.  Please contact Rhonilee Bachschmidt or Sheila McMahon to offer your help.

Don’t forget that we do a huge percentage of the maintenance ourselves on scheduled work days.  Contact Susan or Preston Garrison to offer your help.  There are both inside and outside jobs that need our attention.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          --Joan Thate