January 2016 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

January 21, 2016

BUUF Library

6200 Garrett Street, Garden City, Idaho



Board Members: Claudia Fernsworth, Lori Watsen, Roger Sherman, Sue Langley, Marcia Lyons, Gwyn Reid, Sarah Bratley, Linden Boice, Craig Raese

Others: Reverend Sara LaWall, Cathy Carmen (Program Ministry Council), Lars Bergeson


Action Number Decision Notes
Motion 20160121-1 Consent Agenda

Minutes – December 17, 2015 Board Meeting

Treasurer Report

PMC Report

Director of Religious Exploration Report

President’s Report

Minister’s Report

Motion to accept Sarah Bratley

seconded (Roger Sherman) and passed by unanimous voice vote


Motion 20160121-2 Auction Special Appeal:

Move to approve Reverend Sara LaWall’s installation service and reception as recipient of auction special appeal proceeds.

Motion to approve: Sue Langley

Seconded (Claudia)and passed by voice vote (one recusal)
Motion 20160121-3 Motion to appoint the following BUUF members to the Governance Task Force:

Allie Gooding, Bill Reid, Marcia Lyons, Roger Sherman, Jim Bigelow, Jackie Groves


Motion to approve: Gwyn Reid

Seconded (Linden Boice)

Passed by unanimous voice vote



Board Agenda


6:30 Ingathering (15 minutes)

Chalice Lighting – Sue Langley

Board Gratitude Circle – Thank you notes – Marcia Lyons

(sign notes and sign up for Sunday Welcome and Board Ingathering)

Personal Story – Lori Watsen

Group reflections on story (2 minutes)

Board Covenant – Claudia Fernsworth



6:45   Business Meeting

  • Consent Agenda 10 minutes (Vote Required)
    • Minutes – December 17, 2015 Board Meeting
    • Treasurer Report
    • Minister’s Report
    • PMC Report
    • Director of Religious Exploration Report
    • President’s Report
    • Questions/Discussion of Consent Agenda Items


  • Board Education
    • Lars Bergeson – Roberts Rules Presentation – 20 minutes


  • Action Item
    • Auction Appeal – 10 minutes


  • Break (5 minutes)


  • Discussion Items
    • 21st World Cafe 10 minutes
    • Planning for Annual Meeting 10 minutes
    • Governance – 45 minutes
      • Governance Task Force Appointment
      • Decide on End Statements (addition to Social Justice and Welcoming)
    • Executive Session


  • Adjourn


Non agenda items – upcoming board events

  • World Café (spring) – February 21, 2016
  • Annual Meeting – May 15, 2016


Board goals

  • Create a roadmap of and make progress on a shift to policy based governance
  • Bylaws review (including make up of board)
  • Structural – Communication strategies for committees under board
  • Continue to support last year’s initiatives
    • to be a welcoming congregation – creating pathways to engagement
    • Social Justice will help guide and inform all aspects of BUUF’s congregational life
  • Future Bylaws review