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Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees conducts the affairs of the Association and carries out policies and directives, acting for the Association between General Assemblies. The Board is composed of the Moderator, who chairs the Board, the Financial Advisor, and ten trustees elected at large. The Youth Observer and the President of the Association are members of the Board without voting privileges. The Board meets at least quarterly, with additional conference call meetings during the course of the year. Check Announcements below for information about upcoming conference call meetings.

The Board approves new congregations, Associate organizations, and Affiliate Member organizations; defines rules for Association membership, General Assembly (GA) procedures, ministerial and religious educator credentialing, and delegate accreditation; sets the business agenda for General Assemblies and schedules the time and location; proposes amendments to bylaws and rules; appoints members of Board Committees and Officers of the Association; nominates candidates for Moderator; adopts the annual budget; oversees investments; appoints study commissions as required by the Bylaws; creates policies to promote openness and transparency and to establish the boundaries and goals governing the work of the staff and committees; and assigns new congregations to Districts.

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Gathering for Purpose — Transforming General Assembly: UUA Board of Trustees Seeks Feedback on Draft Values & Principles

At General Assembly (GA) 2014, the Board of Trustees presented a GA Talk session to bring the attendees up-to-date on the Board's work to transform the various ways we gather to do the work of our Association. (Learn more and join the conversation.)

UUA Board of Trustees to Host June 4, 2014 Webinar "What to Expect at GA 2014"

Attending General Assembly (GA) 2014 as a delegate, either in Providence or off-site? Join Moderator Jim Key, Vice Moderator Donna Harrison, and trustees Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie and Julian Sharp, as they discuss what's on the agenda for this year - including the fossil fuel divestment resolution, congregational study/ action issues, and a workshop on re-imagining GA and how we gather together. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT. (Learn more and register.)

UUA Board Report for April 2014

The Board of Trustees met in Boston April, 10-13, 2014. Both trustees and senior Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) staff expressed their gratitude for the solid partnership that has allowed the staff and board to engage constructively with each other and with serious issues. The Board approved the President’s interpretation of the Association’s Global Ends statement, several monitoring reports, and the 2015 budget was also approved as presented by the administration. (Read full Board Report.)

Call for Nominations — Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism

The Annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism is one of the most prestigious awards given by the UUA. The Award Committee would appreciate receiving nominations from throughout the leadership of our Association so we can select from a broad range of exemplary leaders of our movement. (Read full call for nominations.)

UUA Board of Trustees Offers Rebate on Registration for Congregational Presidents as Delegates to General Assembly 2014 (June 25-29-2014)

Dear Member Congregations of the UUA,

The UUA Board of Trustees would like to extend a special invitation to our congregations to send called and elected leaders to General Assembly (GA) in Providence this year. As an incentive to encourage participation, the Board has authorized a $100 rebate on the registration fee for the participation of congregational presidents as delegates to GA2014. (Read full letter.)

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Last updated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Rev. Susan Ritchie. Opening Vespers from the UUA Board of Trustees Meeting; October 2010 in Boston.

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