External Unity April 2009

Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)
The Nominating Committee Special Edition
Vol. 2, No. 20 , April 9, 2013

Open Positions for the Next Fiscal Year & Important Dates for Nominations

  

Dear Unity Church Members,

First, let's review what the Nominating Committee does. The Nominating Committee is charged with giving Voting Members information about:
  • what positions are voted on every year by the congregation
  • where to find those positions described in our bylaws
  • which positions are vacant in an upcoming year
  • what is the skill set required for a particular position

The NC also communicates to the congregation the timeline for accepting nominations.

 

How are Candidates Nominated for Open Positions?

Unity Church has an open nominations period in which any Voting Member may nominate another Voting Member for an open position. Voting Members may also nominate themselves as candidates for open positions.

 

When all the nominations are in at the end of the open nomination period, and candidates have been interviewed by one or more members of the Nominating Committee, the Nominating Committee will make recommendations for the slate of candidates to be voted on at the Annual Congregational Meeting. 

 

Please note that although the Nominating Committee makes recommendations for candidates on the slate, any other person nominated, who is a Voting Member and who meets the requirements for a position, can request to be placed on the slate and voted on at the Annual Congregational Meeting.  

 

What is an Open Position?

An open position is one for which either a term is ending, or the position is being vacated early by the person already in it.  

 

Open positions for this next Fiscal Year, which begins on July 1, 2013 are noted the following table as TBD:

 

Position

Candidate(s) to Date

Term

President

Chris Pender

2nd term (limit 3)

Vice President

TBD

1st term (limit 3)

 

Treasurer

TBD

1st term (limit 3)

 

Clerk

Ellen Dehm  

2nd term (limit 3)

At-Large

Brigitte Von Weiss 

Term expires 2015

At-Large

Melanie D'Aiello

Term expires 2014

At-Large

Mark Kunemund 

Term expires 2014

At-Large

TBD

Vacated term, expires 2014

At-Large

TBD

Vacated term, expires 2013

Assistant Treasurer

TBD 

1st term (unlimited)

Collector

Ken Love

4th term (unlimited)

Nominating Committee

Frank Smith 

2nd term (limit 3)

Nominating Committee

Jennifer Gold 

1st term (limit 3)

Nominating Committee

TBD

1st term (limit 3)

Parish Hall Association

Ken Love

7th term (unlimited)

Parish Hall Association

Ernie Cohen

6th term (unlimited)

Parish Hall Association

Sandra Hill

6th term (unlimited)

Memorial Fund Trustee

Anne Fredericks

?th term (unlimited)

Memorial Fund Trustee

Ed White

?th term (unlimited)

Memorial Fund Trustee

TBD

1st term (unlimited)

What is the Timeline for Nominations?

  • Nominations are open from now until April 15, 2013.

After April 15, 2013, no additional nominations will be accepted. Please also remember that nominations are not accepted from the floor at the Annual Congregational Meeting. This decision was made so that the nominating process can be as transparent as possible to the congregation, but also to ensure that due diligence is done around the election of our church leadership.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting is to be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013, after Social Hour.
Just as with civic voting, it is important for church members to be present and to participate in our governance process by attending the Annual Congregational Meeting, hearing updates on the health of our operations, and voting on these leadership positions.

 

How Do I Nominate Myself or Someone Else?

If you would like to nominate yourself or some other Voting Member of the congregation for one of the positions in the table above, or just have questions about positions or the nominating process, please don't hesitate to contact us at welcome2ucne@gmail.com.   

 

Respectfully,

UCNE Nominating Committee

Jennifer Gold 

Frank Smith 

Andy Champagne-Willis