May completed our onsite Ukrainian Refugee program. Everyone who is not with their sponsor has moved to a dormitory in Los Angeles, and our two-story building is almost empty again. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who donated items, made meals and grocery runs, did onsite stays, drove, and made it all happen. I have been so impressed by all the volunteer response and compassion. We are awesome!
The Annual Meeting is upon us. I hope to see each of you June 12th fifteen minutes after the service, whether on Zoom or in person. It is our greatest exercise in democracy, and it will determine how the Board will operate for our next fiscal year. Elections and budget approval are always part of the agenda. This year we also have a Bylaw Revision to clarify the need for staggered terms.
The Board approved Matthew Patterson and myself to be two of our three designated delegates to the General Assembly (GA)) https://www.uua.org/ga at its May meeting, but there is still one spot open. General Assembly is our annual gathering of all Unitarian Universalist congregations. This year it is hybrid with the onsite portion in Portland, Oregon on June 22nd to 26th. If you are a member and would be interested in voting on the Association’s business and stands on various issues, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, thank you, to everyone who makes our congregation happen!
Nancy Loughrey is Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church's Board President.