August 2020 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

August 20, 2020

Zoom Meeting


Board Members: Tom von Alten, Sarah Cox, Elaine Daly, Rachel Murphy, Elizabeth Pirie, Scott Smith, Mark Zimmerer, Cathy Sherman

Also Attending:

Rev. Sara LaWall

Board Action20200820-1Accept Consent Agenda without Treasurer’s reportMoved: Tom Second: Sarah Carried: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstentions                                                       
Board Action20200820-2Adopt the draft of the Charge to the Engaging Space Actualization Task Force with changes as discussed at the 8/20/2020 Board meetingMoved: Rachel Second: Elizabeth Carried: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstentions  
Board Action20200820-3Release the Wake Now Our Vision funds to Rev. Sara to direct their use for the purpose of upgrading the technical and sound capabilities for worship services.Moved: Tom Second: Sarah Carried: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstentions  
Board Action20200820-4Make the BUUF Administrator responsible for and the Registered Agent for the annual report to the Idaho Secretary of State.Moved: Sarah Second: Rachel Carried: 8 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstentions
Board Action202008-5Allow small group meetings for BUUF activities and existing BEC clients on BUUF exterior grounds. Meetings are required to be held in accordance with Central District Health guidelines.Moved: Rachel Second: Tom Carried: 7 Yes, 1 No, 0 Abstentions

Discussion Items

  • Reopening review

The pros and cons of opening any part of BUUF to group use was discussed. It was decided by a motion that gatherings of 10 or fewer people would be allowed in outdoor spaces of BUUF. Physical distancing and use of masks are required.

  • Change to the Employment contract for Rev. Sara

A rider to the contract was requested to allow for flexibility in the number of sermons required during the covid pandemic. The Board agreed to the rider; a Board member will draft contract language to be reviewed during the September Board meeting.