An Annual Congregational Meeting is held in April, May or June each year to adopt the budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, elect members of the Board of Trustees, hear reports from the President, the Minister and staff members, and conduct any other business specified in the notice of the meeting.
May 6, 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting
At the Annual Congregational Meeting on May 6, 2018 after the 11 a.m. worship service, the following business was conducted:
- Approval of the proposed 2018-19 operating budget
- Election of Board of Trustees members
- Vote on revised Investments and Endowment Policy
- Report on status of Building Needs Task Force
- Presentation of annual reports
The proposed 2018-19 operating budget was approved.
The following three members were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Trustees beginning July 1 2018:
Mark was elected to a three-year term starting in 2015 and will now serve a second three-year term. He has been a member of UUCC since Oct. 6, 2013. He brings significant experience as an officer of several congregations in Kansas, as well as nine years as a national board member of a 5,000+ member hobbyist organization with an annual budget of approximately $500,000. Mark is employed as a computer security analyst.
Mindy was selected by the board to complete the third year of the term of a board member who resigned that will expire June 30, 2018. She will now serve a full three-year term. She began attending UUCC in January 2013, and along with her husband Josh joined in January 2017. Their children, Axel, 5, and Anja, 4, are in our religious education program. Mindy is an assistant professor in the Columbia College Department of Physical and Biological Sciences where she specializes in forensic science.
Elaine has been a member of UUCC since Feb. 16, 1997. She has served in a number of volunteer capacities, including stints as member and chair of both the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. She is currently volunteering as a substitute usher and teller when needed. Elaine has also been an officer and volunteer in community organizations. She works for the University of Missouri as a human resources analyst and has worked in the finance and analysis fields.
Per church bylaws, the Investments and Endowment Policy requires approval by both the Board of Trustees and the membership. The policy originally was approved by the Board of Trustees on Feb. 16, 2017 and by the membership on May 21, 2017.
The board recommended an amendment to the policy at its Jan. 18, 2018 meeting, and that amendment was approved by the membership with a change in the location of new language on May 6, 2018. As amended, the following language now appears immediately below the Endowment Fund heading in the policy:
The purpose of the endowment fund is to assure the long range financial future of the church and to fund capital needs and special projects that are consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles and further the mission of the church.
View the entire Investments and Endowment Policy as amended May 6, 2018.
Paper copies of the following annual reports were made available at the meeting: