President’s Message — March 2024

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?‘”

The UUFP is looking for a few good people. First, we are looking for people to serve on the
Board of Directors. The Board serves a critical role in providing governance to ensure the
ongoing success of our fellowship. As outlined in our by-laws, all board members are elected
by the members of our fellowship. What you may not know is that our by-laws outline term
limits for each position. While there are many advantages to having term limits, one of the
biggest benefits are the new ideas and fresh perspectives that new board members bring.
Diversity of ideas is critical to being successful in an ever-changing environment. Periodically
adding new members to our Board of Directors not only keeps us in covenant with our by-laws
but also infuses the Board with new energy and ideas. So, if anyone is interested in serving on the board, please reach out to any member of the board.

Second, many of our committees are looking to add more people. Our committees and their
functions are varied, so regardless of your skills and talents, there is a committee that could benefit from your participation. Please speak to any Committee Chairperson to find out more.

Third, we are looking for two individuals to represent the UUFP at the General Assembly
meeting to be held this June. General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect,
and make policy for the Association through democratic process. This will be a virtual
meeting, so no travel is required. If you are interested in learning more about GA or want
to participate, please speak with a Board member.

I’ll close with thanking people who have given of their time this past month: Miranda Van
Horn, Kay Price, and the Membership Committee held the UU102 class and Clifford Schulman held another Cooking with Chef Clifford event. Who knew fundraising could be so tasty. I know there are many others who have given of their time to support the UUFP over the past month. While I might not know who you are and what you have done, please know
that all your efforts are appreciated.

With Gratitude, Linda

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