January 2017 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

January 19, 2017

BUUF Library

6200 Garrett Street, Garden City, Idaho



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


Other:  Reverend Sara LaWall



Action Number Decision Notes
Motion 20170119-1 Accept Consent Agenda

o Minutes – December 15, 2017 Board Meeting

o Treasurer’s Report

o   Minister’s Report

o   Director of Religious Exploration Report,

o   President’s Report


Move to Accept Gwyn Reid

Seconded (Marcia Lyons) and passed by unanimous voice vote


Motion 20170119-2 Move to affirm draft of Board of Directors Job Description with minor modifications.

Lori Watsen


Seconded (Linden Boice)

Remove “adhere to covenant” passed by unanimous voice vote

Motion 20170119-3 Move to accept the recommendation of the Fundraising Committee for the auction appeal -Interiors Improvements.

Sarah Bratley

Seconded (Marcia)

Passed – with one abstention

6:50    Business Meeting

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


7:00     Action Items


  • Vote to affirm draft (or final working copy) of Board of Directors Job Description Policy. This will be shared with the Nominating committee to help guide their process (10 minutes)


  • Vote to approve recommended cause/recipient for Auction Special Appeal (10 minutes)


7:20      Discussion Items


  • World Café – February 19, Pizza @ 1, Begin @ 1:30? (20 minutes)
    • Planning, Delegation of tasks
    • Topic: UUA Election, Denominational Connections

7:40    Break



  • Budget Priorities and hopes for process, review & discuss (20 minutes)
    • Review/affirm priorities identified at last month’s meeting
    • Staffing: Administrator, Shared Intern, both?
    • What roles would we envision for each? Where do we see the most need? How do we “sell” the need?
    • Develop plan for communicating priorities to: Stewardship/AGD, finance, PMC, others?


  • Preparing for Strategic Planning: Thought process, timing, planning, tasks (20 minutes)
    • What is our overall goal for a strategic plan?
    • What are three desired outcomes?


  • Executive Session (10-15 minutes)
  • Adjourn