President's Column for
I was drawn to Unitarian Universalism because it values freedom of thought, an attribute sadly missing from my childhood religion. I started attending UUSE in 1999, have served on several committees, and am now president of the Policy Board. My early career was as a clinical social worker, later as corporate lawyer. Now in retirement I volunteer as a lawyer at CT Legal Services assisting low-income elders. As an avid musician, I play flute and cello in several community groups. I am married to David Webbe. We have three children, and a dog and a cat.
This short President’s Column will simply provide you with some updates of what the Policy Board has been doing recently. As usual, we have been busy.
We currently have several task forces in process. The Constitution Task Force is making proposed revisions to the Constitution to present to the congregation for approval. We have a meeting procedure task force that is looking at that portion of the Constitution separately. Finally, we have a task force working on revising the Committee on Ministry. We plan to get all of these proposed changes out to you for review prior to the Annual Meeting in May. As with last year, the proposed document changes will be available for review online, and we will also make sure to have plenty of printed copies in the lobby. If requested, we could mail or email copies to congregants. Also, we could have an after-Sunday Services discussion to review the proposed changes.
The Policy Board has been assisting the Denominational Affairs committee to prepare for the March 17 Special Congregational Meeting to vote on Article II changes.
We have updated our insurance requirements for those utilizing the UUSE building for outside activities. Numerous members and friends have suggested ideas for rental, but as of this date, we have no one on the rental task force. Please let us know if you have an interest in publicizing and helping to arrange the rental of the UUSE building to outsiders.
We also need a leader for the history/archives task force, and this might be an opportunity for you as well.
Well that is what I can think of right now. If you want to share any ideas with me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peggy Webbe, President