Updates from the Board

Treasurer’s Update For November 2017

Since the Congregational Meeting on November 12, there have been a number of questions from members on how to make a QCD to the Capital Campaign using an RMD from an IRA. This alphabet soup really can be deciphered, so let’s start with defining the acronyms. IRA – Individual Retirement Account QCD – Qualified Charitable … Continued

Board Update for November

Your Board had another busy month.  At our regular meeting, we approved several proposals with financial implications–authorizing use of an additional $37,500 from the Building Fund for expenses associated with the Capital Campaign; approving a proposal to initiate the process for hiring an Intern for 2018-19; and accepting the Finance Committee’s recommendation that BVUUF accept … Continued

Abundance to be Thankful for!

Often when hiking in the mountains I’m stunned about the abundance in nature: abundance of golden fall leaves, abundance of fresh air to breathe, abundance of sparkly stars to gaze at, etc. This abundance seems to expand and there is never a shortage. Similar to the feeling of love where there is enough to expand … Continued

Board Update for October

It was another busy month for your Board with two meetings and several significant decisions.  We approved a budget request from the Building Committee and added hours to the job description of the Office Support Specialist position using additional funding from the Combined Campaigns Committee.  We also approved our Board Goals for 2017-18; continued our … Continued

September 2017 Treasurer’s Report from Joan Mulcahy

The month of September ended with a budget deficit for the second month in a row following the pattern experienced in the months of August and September of both 2015 and 2016. The amount of the deficit thus far is also consistent with previous years and thus not a cause for concern at this point … Continued

September Board Report, from Wynn Montgomery

At its September 13 meeting, your Board filled the three remaining elected positions (on the Committee on Shared Ministries and Leadership Development Committee); discussed the continuing and growing prairie dog invasion and asked the Grounds Committee for a detailed analysis of options; and began consideration of the Congregation Wide Goals that emerged from the August … Continued

August Board Report

Your Board met twice in August and prepared for a busy year by exploring personal strengths and interpersonal interactions.  We also adopted several important policies, approved a hiring decision and a committee appointment, and scheduled a congregational meeting.  Board votes (all unanimous) approved new policies that: Create a Combined Campaigns Committee by blending the Capital … Continued

Serve Your Fellowship Community

This year, with the exciting vibrancy of planning to build an energy efficient building and raising the funds for it, there is a bigger need for us to serve and volunteer than ever.   The number one reason we all join this Fellowship is to experience each other’s support in community and to help heal … Continued

Treasurer’s Report for August 2017 by Joan Mulcahy

This is my first report to the Fellowship as BVUUF Treasurer for fiscal year 2017-2018. Thus I report on the fiscal health of the Fellowship at the end of June 2017 as well as the end of our fiscal year–information provided by Wayne Itano, our previous treasurer, in his end-of-fiscal-year 2016-2017 report submitted to the … Continued