2016 Spring Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 22 – 12:30 p.m. – Golden Campus Sanctuary
Absentee Ballots will be available from the church office by Friday, May 6 and are due back no later than 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 19. A 15% quorum is necessary to conduct the business of this meeting; absentee ballots will not count toward this quorum.
Please plan to attend! Light lunch will be available for a donation and child care is provided.
Agenda items will include:
- Receive 2015-16 Annual Report;
- Introduction of 2016-17 lay leaders;
- Elect 2016-17 Board Trustees (nominees for 3-year terms: Ed Cecil, Kathy Covert, David Fleck);
- Elect 2016-17 Board Officers (nominees for 1-year terms: President, Jon Hassinger; Vice-President, Tom Goodreid; Financial Officer, Jef Fugita; Secretary, Andrea Aikin);
- Elect one (1) Leadership Nominating Committee member (nominee for 3-year term: Patti Coe-Withington);
- Elect one (1) Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust Director (nominee for 3-year term: Dave Gallagher);
- Approve proposed bylaws changes: Introduction to Proposed Bylaws Changes, Redlined Bylaws
- Approve Proposed Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust Charter
- Approve 2016-17 annual operating budget: Proposed Summary Budget, Proposed Budget Details
- Approval of 2016-17 Social Responsibility Council Task Forces
Friends and newcomers are welcome to attend and will be given the courtesy of the floor, but only members who have signed the Membership Book no later than April 22 may vote.
Ed and his wife Meridee have been members at JUC since 2006. They have been active in a number of JUC programs including presenting recorder quartet music (with their son Matt and his wife Liyun) at Christmas and Easter services a few years ago, helping with the Sloans Lake Community Church breakfast, bringing home-cooked fried chicken to the Family Promise dinners for several years now, contributing home-made furniture and bowls to the JUC auctions and craft faires and, most recently, teaching an adult RE class with Intern Minister Emily Conger on Race and Privilege. Ed has been teaching in the Physics Department at Colorado School of Mines for the past forty years. He and Meridee have taught multiculturalism, conflict resolution and service learning courses in the Guy T. McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs at Mines for the past twenty years. Ed and Meridee have two grown sons and four grandchildren and live in Golden with their moderately well behaved yellow Labrador retriever, Cooper.
A lifelong UU, David Fleck joined JUC in 2012 with his Wife Erin and 1 year old Daughter Annabelle. David has helped keep the coffee pots pouring and is active with our Just Neighboring All Church Project. Past service to the community include: Edgewater City Council, Edgewater Redevelopment Authority and Race Director for the City Park Criterium bicycle race. Professionally, David is a Design Project Manager for Denver Commercial Builders Construction Company.
Kathy Covert first joined JUC over 30 years ago-during Rev. Robert Latham’s ministry. The late Rev. Joe Willis nudged her to join a Long Range Planning Committee. During a ten-year hiatus in northern Virginia she served on the UU Congregation of Fairfax Board of Trustees. Upon returning to Colorado in 2005 she re-joined JUC and served as co-chair of the Pastoral Care Group. Kathy retired from the U.S. Geological Survey a few years ago and now enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling a bit. She is especially fond of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Patti Coe-Withington became a JUC member in October 2008. She lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff, and has two adult children, Ashley (33) and Nick (31), and is grandparent to twin 2 year-olds Brooklynn and Michael. Patti volunteered as a commons coordinator for two years, as well as in various other capacities, and has co-chaired the Being UU: Adult Faith Development team (formerly LEAP) for seven years. Patti is a Senior Account Executive at Travelers Insurance. She enjoys backpacking, gardening and caring for her wee grandkids.
David became a JUC member in 2011 after starting to attend as a visitor about 15 years ago. He was injured in a construction accident almost 9 years ago (incomplete paraplegia), did not work for 6 years during surgeries, rehab and some traveling when he could. Prior to his accident he had several vocations over the years, including stockbroker, realtor, mortgage broker and banker. He did residential and commercial construction, and worked as bartender/waiter. He was born in Indiana and has lived there and in North Dakota, Ohio, and finally Colorado. He grew up in Aurora (as an Irish Catholic) and graduated from Gateway HS. He graduated from Fort Lewis College with a B.A. in Finance and later attended CU Denver working towards an MS in finance. He has traveled and worked in the southern and central mountains of Colorado selling land and building homes for several years and for a developer in the Denver area after that. After being out of work for several years during surgeries and rehab, he got his realtor license back three years ago and works with Sterling RE Group in Lakewood. He lives in Golden with his old dog Lexi and works anywhere he can find a house to sell. David is also an avid fisherman and enjoys nature and the outdoors however he can (not much skiing or motorcycle riding since his injury — needs new toys!).