April 2017 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

April 20, 2017

BUUF Library

6200 Garrett Street, Garden City, Idaho



Board Members:  Linden Boice, Craig Raese, Sue Langley, Lori Watsen, Gwyn Reid, Matthew Sabin, George Raino, Marcia Lyons, Sarah Bratley


Other:  Reverend Sara LaWall, Jim Bigelow


Action Number Decision Notes
Motion 20170420-1 Accept Consent Agenda.

o Minutes – March 16, 2017 Board Meeting

o Treasurer’s Report

o   Minister’s Report

o   Director of Religious Exploration Report,

o   President’s Report


Move to Accept – Sue Langley

Seconded (Craig Raese) and passed by unanimous voice vote



Motion 20170420-2 Move to include two motions in the agenda for annual meeting: 1) regarding becoming a membership organization of Interfaith Equality Coalition and 2) voting to adopt the UUA Declaration of Conscience, and to table discussion of bylaws change regarding public statements.


Motion:  Gwyn Reid

Seconded (Marcia Lyons).



6:50    Business Meeting

  • Consent Agenda – Vote Required (10 minutes)


  • Minutes – March Board Meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Minister’s Report
  • Director of Religious Exploration Report
  • President’s Report
  • Questions/Discussion of Consent Agenda Items




  • Annual Meeting Agenda Review & Planning (30 minutes)

Discuss DRAFT agenda & Action Items

Logistics: Notice of Meeting, set-up, childcare & youth activity, and presentation leads

  • Discuss potential membership for Strategic Planning task force (5 minutes)


7:35    Break



  • Discuss process for selecting delegates to UUA General Assembly and further ways to educate congregation on candidates for UUA President (10 minutes)


  • Twin Falls Covenant / Partnership (10 minutes)


  • UUA Leadership Changes – Impact (10 minutes)


  • Policy Based Governance – Next steps and how do we begin to “live into” adopted policies (5 minutes)


  • Executive Session (15-20 minutes)


  • Adjourn