What are the certification deadlines?
An officer from your congregation must log in to certify your congregation's membership numbers each year by February 1 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Data Services cannot offer any extensions to this deadline. NOTE: Because February 1 falls on a weekend in 2015, the upcoming certification deadline will be Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST.
Membership numbers, which are used to determine the number of voting delegates you are allowed to send to General Assembly as well as your congregation's Annual Program Fund requested contribution*, may not be changed using the online system between February and July. The Unitarian Universalist Association Board intends for membership numbers not to change between February 3 and July 1. In the event of compelling need, you may petition the Secretary of the Association (secretary [at] uua [dot] org), to change a certified membership number. After July 1, you may petition the Director of the Annual Program Fund (apf [at] uua [dot] org), to change your membership number.
Please don't wait until the last minute to submit your congregation's information! Due to high traffic on the day of the deadline, our email mailboxes and phone lines may be inundated and you may not get the help you need if you wait until the very last day. After you submit your certified membership number, you are free to log in to the system again and again to make changes to your original submission, as long as you make your "final" submission before the deadline of Monday, February 2 at 5 p.m. PST.
*Congregations in the Southern Region are participating in the Generously Investing For Tomorrow (GIFT) program and do not make APF contributions based on the total membership number.