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The paragraphs below summarize the meetings of the Commission while it was
working on its last study, published under the title Engaging Our
During April 21-24, 2005 the Commission met at Picket-Eliott House in Boston.
We held discussions with UUA Moderator Gini Courter and with outgoing Financial
Advisor Larry Ladd. Much of our time was dedicated to planning for the
presentations on the report, to be made at GA in Fort Worth. New officers were
selected for the next two years. We reviewed and adopted a number of changes to
our operational handbook. We also planned for the incorporation of three new
Commissoners into the group following this summer's elections at GA, and began
to set our meeting schedule for the next two years.
In lieu of its usual winter meeting, the Commission held conference calls in
December 2004 and January 2005, at which we discussed needed revisions to the
text of our report and began the planning of its release at the upcoming General
The Commission met at Picket-Eliott House in Boston on October 20-23, 2004.
We continued to work on our upcoming report, brainstormed potential titles, met
with our editor Mary Benard, and worked out the content of the final chapter,
developing a process for the writing of conclusions and recommendations. We also
spent an evening in our ongoing efforts to attend to anti-oppression issues by
watching and discussing a film.
On August 10-13, 2004, the Commission met at Picket-Eliott House in Boston,
MA. During this meeting we refined the structure of our upcoming report,
reviewed drafts of report sections written by individual Commission members, met
with our UUA/Skinner House editior Mary Benard, and discussed CoA procedures in
light of the policy on transparency and openness in UUA operations passed at the
In June of 2004, the Commission met during General Assembly in Long Beach,
CA. In addition to a brief plenary report, we presented a worshop in which we
previewed some of the content of the upcoming report. In our meeting time we
continued to refine the content and structure of the report and assigned the
writing of sections of the report to specific members of the Commission. Looking
to the future, we spent some time brainstorming a list of potential topics for
future studies. We also met with representatives of the Nominating Committee
regarding skills needed for future Commission nominees.
In January and April, 2004 the Commission met at Picket-Eliot House in
Boston. During these sessions we met with:
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Last updated on Friday, July 22, 2011.
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