2022-03-24 LG Minutes

21 04 2022

Date: March 24, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the sky circle above Alcott

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:37 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Zoe, Sofia, Prosper, Bel, Raven, Pomona,

Absent: Etaoin, TED

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the February minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report February 28, 2022

ASSETS January 31, 2021 February 28, 2021
Magic’s account L$9931 L$15,526
Byk’s account L$132,019 US$1096.68 L$282,819 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$141,950 US$1571.68 L$298,345 US$1571.68
EXPENSES January 31, 2022 February 28, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$8,000 L$17,000
L$4008
Rent: L$75,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$200 L$400
Total Expenses L$83,200 L$96,408
INCOME January 31, 2022 February 28, 2022
Plate collections: L$5994 L$11,787
Pledge payments: L$84,800 L$164.022
Total Income L$90,794 L$175,809
Membership 34 35 – new member Prosper

Sofia notes that we have one new member, Prosper.

Note also that Sofia’s vision may prohibit her acting as Treasurer in future and she asks that others may consider taking on that responsibility. Sofia can get through the next year and help someone else take over the job.

We all express our sympathy for Sofia with this life-changing medical condition.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Sofia asked about the lighthouse abandoned by Thisbe Blackadder when she discontinued renting in the NW (which plot?). It has remained in place because it looks good there and can stay there until someone else rents the plot and wants it removed.
  • 12th Anniversary of UUtopia is tomorrow, March 25th. Let’s plan to hold another anniversary party for the 15th anniversary, as we did 2 years ago for the 20th.

Outreach – Et not present

  • No news

Library Report – Pomona

  • (from February, not included in regular minutes)
  • Any improvements you want to do to the library is all okay with me. I haven’t had time to do anything there recently. LuvWorldReligions has all the money the LG gave plus whatever donations have come in. All those assets are assets of FUUCSL. I made the avatar but consider it property of FUUCSL. Who ever is running the library can use that avatar and build the inventory etc. Then when they leave the next person has everything they need to continue. It was my way of ensuring it kept going . I love the library and just want it to keep going. It is a blessing to many.
  • There are still things that belong to me there but you can send them back to me anytime. I had been trying to replace those items over time so everything there was from Luv and an asset of FUUCSL. Just know the girls that use the discussion area got very upset when I removed it and the cat LOL. They donate regularly so I try to keep them happy.
  • Oh, also if the media is turned on there should be a video about UU—–Turns out the TV is broken (sigh) I’m trying to find something else to put above the fireplace
  • (2) LuvWorldRelligions , the Librarian Avatar, has $L 17,903 gathered from various donation boxes in the Library.
  • (3) I (as LuvWorldReligions) made the Unitarian Universalism sign and the four “books” shown in that area LARGER. These are all in one of the “discussion areas” in the Library. The “books” are full of notecards (rather than links) with information about UU and UUtopia and FUUCSL. The text of these notecards follows below*. PLEASE let me know if you would like to suggest edits or additions.

*The text of the notecards was enclosed in Pomona’s email to the LG on March 14 which failed to reach all members; those who did not receive it can see the notecards by going to the library and clicking on the books.

Prosper suggests that there’s a way of publishing tablets in SL that opens text in a window you can read without it blocking the SL screen. He can also make a poster that would open notecards or these tablets.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through June of 2022. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia)

I have included the pagan holidays led by Zoe, Raven and Prosper in the rotation following requests as indicated in earlier minutes. If anyone would like to claim one of the open spots, let me know.

January 27th (Imbolc/Candlemas/Brigid/Groundhog’s Day) Zoe

March 17th (Ostara/Spring Equinox) Prosper

April 28th (Beltane)* Raven

June 23rd (Litha/Summer Solstice) Zoe

July 28th (Lughnasadh/First Harvest) Prosper Bread Offering

September 22nd (Mabon/Autumn Equinox/Second Harvest)*Raven

October 27th (Samhain/Final Harvest)*Raven

November 17th (Harvest Day – A different spin on Thanksgiving [a week before the actual day]) OPEN

December 15th (Yule)*Raven

17-Mar Prosper/Ostara
24-Mar Zyzzy
31-Mar Zoe
7-Apr Sofia
14-Apr Zyzzy
21-Apr Zoe
28-Apr Raven/Beltane
5-May Sofia
Mary 12 Zyzzy
19-May Zoe
26-May Sofia
2-Jun Zyzzy
9-Jun Zoe
16-Jun Sofia
23-Jun Zoe/Solstice
30-Jun Zyzzy
7-Jul Sofia

Saturday service – TED was not here for a report.

New Business.

  • Replacement of the old Biz canopy over the discussion area? Prosper can whip up something and we can look.
  • Prosper can also tweak non-Biz prims in the Sanctuary to resolve some problems with resolution.
  • Declining attendance?
  • Additional events could attract more attendance, as could listing them in the SL events schedule. Sofia did a web search to find out how to list events there and says it’s easy.
  • Prosper could lead meditation weekly. Sofia suggests it would be good to try it out a couple of times and see if there’s interest. Zyzzy suggests that a Notice be sent out in the Unitarian Universalists of SL group.
  • Prosper reminds us of the Thanksgiving dinner– ould it be possible to have a dinner on a semi-regular basis?
  • Bel asks if we could have a monthly dance event. Liliana would be happy to DJ. Zoe could set up the party platform for a dance party April 28 after the Beltane service.

Liliana who will lead that service agrees that would be appropriate. Party platform is at

  • Prosper suggests starting a newsletter.

Next meeting April 28 at 5:30pm SLT at TED and Zoe’s woodsy island which is at

The meeting was adjourned at 6:09 pm SLT.


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