June 2015

Minutes for the Ritual for Business from June 27, 2015

In attendance: Kimberly, David, Jamie, Rosemary, Barbara, Jan, Scot

  1. Approval of Agenda – approved
  2. Roles – David will be Non Sequitur, Jan as Vibes Watcher, Rosemary as Parliamentarian, Barbara as Devil's Advocate.
  3. Chalice Lighting – approved
  4. Minutes – approved with minor changes
  5. Treasurer's Report – not present
  6. Committees
    1. Stewardship – there is an event tonight! You should all come.
    2. KidSpace – we received a request from a regular visitor to help a Pagan UU child fulfill his religion/spirituality badge for Boy Scouts through Gaia Community; KidSpace is working on it.
    3. Communications – everything is moving smoothly. Jamie needs blurbs for the next Earth Healer.
    4. Ritual Teams – God Auction prep is ongoing. Calender has been set through Samhain. Meeting schedule has been shifted starting in September, see calendar (so October will be Wednesday, November Thursday, December Monday, etc). Next meeting is on Wednesday July 1.
    5. Membership – intermittent visitors, but nothing to create a New Member Class from.
      1. Library – Rosemary still has the bookshelf available if someone has a vehicle large enough to transfer it (and we obtain permission to move it here).
    6. Social Justice – the last meeting discussed the Stuff Sharing idea in more depth, and how it might work. There will be no meeting in July because of God Auction.
    7. NomCom – David pointed out that per the bylaws, John has been automatically terminated as Treasurer due to missing the last five Rituals for Business, unless we consider that timer starting over for his new term in May (in which case he's only missed two). NomCom will have a conversation with him and find out if he can continue.
      Jamie will remind Kit that he wanted to write up some procedures/amendments for how NomCom works.
    8. Welcoming – we made a not-very-subtle reminder on FB yesterday that we have people available to legally perform marriages, following the SCOTUS decision.
    9. Liaisons
      1. Manheim – they conducted an election; David voted for a mix of old and new officers according to his conscience, then helped count the ballots. Seft is still president.
      2. Interfaith – Linda was not present, no report.
      3. LLC – not much report due to no meetings and not many replies to emails; see below for proposal. Isha did get ahold of Seft to figure out how to pay their rent; she put the check into a mail slot at an empty house, but it has not been cashed yet. The email he gave does not work, though Barbara has another email to use.
  7. Old Business
    1. Budget – attached; amended a few typographical errors and consensed.
    2. Rental of the Building – Barbara proposed to increase our rent by $60/month and amend our lease to add a 6'x12' storage room upstairs, and change the classroom rental upstairs from two timeshare rooms to one exclusive-use room (the northernmost). This would allow us to furnish the room as we choose, and lock it. We also would continue have use of the locking closet up there on the north wall.
      Linda, John, and Erin are all in favor of it (in their roles as part of KidSpace).
      Consensed, with the understanding that at the end of the process there will be a written lease.