Presidents Column

 Joan Thate 7-2017

                  Joan Thate

  PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE—  You Are What Keeps Us Going (July/August Jotter)

Once again, summer.  How does a year slip by so fast?  Because this is a special summer-spanning issue, I’m just going to use this space to, once again, say how important what each of you contributes to make our UU work, and what we’ll need to keep it going this year.

We will need to do more fund-raising than we have done in the past, so we’re looking for some enthusiastic people who have a desire to help with that goal.  I know some of you have some real expertise from long experience in that area, and some of you are looking for ways to help.  Our Board is open to all kinds of good ideas, so come talk to me—or any one of us—and let’s get to work on your ideas.  I’d like to have a volunteer to coordinate all the fund-raising projects.  Might that be you?

And I also want to say a special “thank you” to Susan Garrison for funding the replacement of a broken porcelain sink in our kitchen and for Cliff Jackson for saving us many dollars by installing the new sink.  Take a moment one of these Sundays and have a look at the new stainless sink in our center island.  It has all the bells and whistles—including a new garbage disposal, which will make working in our space much easier.  And thank Susan and Cliff when you get a chance. 

I hope you all are having a safe and enjoyable summer, especially if you are traveling to other places or taking other “time outs.”    We look forward to having our full contingent back with us this fall.

                                                                                                                                                                            --Joan Thate