Board of Trustees Report, General Assembly 2018

Audio note: moving your audio balance control to the left will remove the echo on speakers; moving back to the right will let you hear more of the room, which is nice during singing.

UUA General Assembly Off-site Participation: Kansas City, Missouri | 2018

Part of General Assembly 2018 Event 203: General Session II

The following final draft script was completed before this event took place; actual words spoken may vary. Unedited live captions of General Session II (TXT) were created during the event, and contain some errors. Captioning is not available for some copyrighted material.

Barb Greve: Welcome to the 2018 Board Report. Following last year’s model, we have a panel of board members to whom I (as MC) will ask questions. To start, would each panelist please share your name, congregation, role (professionally and/or on the board) and answer the question: What is it like being a board member and why did you say yes to serving?

I’ll start: I’m Barb Greve, member of First Parish in Framingham MA. In my professional life I am a hospice chaplain and the religious education assistant to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, CA. On the board I am one of the 2 co-moderators, along with Elandria Williams. I said yes to serving because I believe governance is important and I enjoy board work.

[discussion will need to be live captioned] Our next question: What (if anything) have you given up to be a board member?

[discussion will need to be live captioned] How has the work of the Commission on Institutional Change influenced the work of the board?

[discussion will need to be live captioned] The board has been making an intentional shift to embrace different styles and models of leadership/coleadership.

What have been some of the ways this is happening and how is it changing the way the board “does business?” [discussion will need to be live captioned] What are your hopes for the upcoming year (for UUism, for the board, etc.)?

[discussion will need to be live captioned] We’ve got to wrap up. But before end I want to share with our audience that we didn’t think about leaving space for questions from the floor until it was too late to add logistically, for which we’re sorry. We hope that anyone with questions or just generally interested in being in dialogue with us will attend our board open office hours, happening in Convention Center room 2210, next happening on Friday from 11 a.m. - noon and Saturday from 2.20 - 3.30 p.m.