2024-05-23 LG Minutes

20 06 2024

Date: May 23, 2024

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At another place at Zyzzy’s

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:36 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Zyzzy, Raven, Et

Absent: Zoe, TED

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the March Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report April 30, 2024

ASSETS March 31, 2024 April 30, 2024
Magic’s account L$18,083 L$25,023
Byk’s account L$263,810 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$199,699 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$281,893 US$1176.68 L$224,722 US$1176.68
EXPENSES March 31, 2024 April 30, 2024
Presenters: L$26.000 L$34,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$600 L$800
Total Expenses L$101,600 L$184,800
INCOME March 31, 2024, 2024 April 30, 2024
Plate collections: L$16,581 L$23,921
Pledge payments: L$174,089 L$174,089 2024:69% of pledged amount
Total Income L$190,670 L$198,010
Membership 38 38

The annual pledge campaign has resulted in L$252,777 being pledged. We will most likely be dipping into our reserves at the end of the year as I estimate yearly expenses to require a L$300,000 pledged in order to break ever. Our reserves are robust and will carry us for many years, but we need more people pledging at the $100 (USA) rate. That’s roughly 25,000 Lindens

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Freda wants to take Orikosh’s former parcel.

Outreach – Et

  • Not much.
  • (GA June 20-23 (online only, some free-to-view items).)
  • Sofia will be attending (virtual) GA. Who else?

Library Report – ?

  • Et: Sermon library coming together. Continuing to collect services. 2020-23 collected; will figure out where to place things.
  • (Ideas: after getting them collected, possibly folding individual sermons into a folder/object, or pointer to a web page on fuuscl.org)

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of 2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (Zyzzy, Zoe, Sofia and Raven are in the regular rotation. Other volunteers are welcome!)

2024

RavenPride

11-Apr Zyzzy 1000
18-Apr Sofia 1000
25-Apr Zoe 1000
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Zyzzy
23-May Sofia
30-May Raven
6-Jun Zyzzy
13-Jun Zoe
20-Jun Sofia Litha
27-Jun
4-Jul-24 Zyzzy
11-Jul Zoe
18-Jul Sofia
25-Jul Raven
1-Aug Zyzzy
8-Aug Zoe
15-Aug Sofia
22-Aug Raven
29-Aug Zyzzy
5-Sep Sofia
12-Sep Raven
19-Sep Zoe Mabon
26-Sep Zyzzy
3-Oct Sofia
10-Oct Raven
17-Oct Zoe
24-Oct Zyzzy
31-Oct Raven Samhain
7-Nov Zoe
14-Nov Sofia
21-Nov Zyzzy
28-Nov Raven
5-Dec Sofia
12-Dec Zoe Tiny Carolers
19-Dec Raven Yule
26-Dec Zyzzy
2-Jan Zoe
9-Jan Sofia

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun Sofia
Lammas 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 Zoe
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after a pride service on June 27

Saturday Service – TED

Saturdays alternating Open Topic with a subject homily works well. European participants, a few regulars. Good discussions and company, worth doing.

Continuing business

  • In our group email we’ve planned, written, and revised a letter to Linden Research about problems in Second Life. Letters sent to Linden Labs. Nothing heard back as yet.
  • Research other groups we may share this with
  • One route would be directly sharing with leaders of groups involved in education (ie Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education or VWBPE), or supportive services (Virtual Ability), major fundraising groups (RFL of SL which is currently presenting its annual Fantasy Faire), and of course other religious organizations (the Baha’i who share our region for example). Also reputable just-for-fun groups of long standing, like the Raglan Shire group that presents Tiny Caroling annually at UUtopia. Those groups can be asked to sign on to a revised version of the letter “from the undersigned groups,” or draft their own individual versions.

Another route would be to circulate a petition via one of those online petition-signing sites, to appeal directly to SL users.

ZOE will contact other groups and report back at May meeting

RE-VISIT: JUNE 2024

Next meeting: June 27 at Little Meeting Circle (Pride Day)

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

Homework: research options for SJ work here in SL. (Grameen Bank? Camp Hill food bank)

FYI: Camp Hill food pantry donations can be sent to:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampHillUU

at Zyzzy’s

little dome meeting circle

Sofia’s Beach Cabana





2024-04-25 LG Minutes

23 05 2024

Date: April 25, 2024

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At another place at Zyzzy’s

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:31 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, Zyzzy, Raven, Zoe, TED

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the March Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report March 31, 2024

ASSETS Feb 29, 2024 March 31, 2024
Magic’s account L$15,029 L$18,083
Byk’s account L$263,810 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$263,810 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$278,839 US$1176.68 L$281,893 US$1176.68
EXPENSES Feb 29, 2024 March 31, 2024
Presenters: L$19,000 L$26.000
Rent: L$75,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$400 L$600
Total Expenses L$94,400 L$202,600
INCOME Feb 29, 2024 March 31, 2024, 2024
Plate collections: L$13,127 L$16,581
Pledge payments: L$174,089 L$174,089 2024: 69% of pledged amount
Total Income L$187,216 L$190,670
Membership 38 38

Project a deficit of 30K for this calendar year.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Tee took Bel’s former parcel
  • Orikosh has left her parcel.
  • Freda reappeared and renewed her parcel.
  • Aziza rented Alcott NNE

Outreach – Et

  • Not much.
  • (GA June 20-23 (online only, some free-to-view items).)

Library Report – ?

  • Et: Sermon library coming together. Continuing to collect services.
  • (Ideas: after getting them collected, possibly folding individual sermons into a folder/object, or pointer to a web page on fuuscl.org)

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of 2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (Zyzzy, Zoe, Sofia and Raven are in the regular rotation. Other volunteers are welcome!)

2024

11-Apr Zyzzy
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zoe
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Zyzzy
23-May Sofia
30-May Raven
6-Jun Zyzzy
13-Jun Zoe
20-Jun Sofia Litha
27-Jun Raven Pride
4-Jul-24 Zyzzy
11-Jul Zoe
18-Jul Sofia
25-Jul Raven
1-Aug Zyzzy
8-Aug Zoe
15-Aug Sofia
22-Aug Raven
29-Aug zyzzy
5-Sep Sofia
12-Sep Raven
19-Sep Zoe Mabon
26-Sep zyzzy
3-Oct Sofia
10-Oct Raven
17-Oct Zoe
24-Oct Zyzzy
31-Oct Raven Samhain
7-Nov Zoe
14-Nov Sofia
21-Nov Zyzzy
28-Nov Raven
5-Dec sofia
12-Dec Tiny Carolers
19-Dec Raven Yule
26-Dec Zyzzy
2-Jan Zoe
9-Jan Sofia

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun Sofia
Lammas 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 Zoe
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after a pride service in June.

Saturday Service – TED

Saturdays alternating Open Topic with a subject homily works well. European participants, a few regulars. Good discussions and company, worth doing.

Continuing business

  • In our group email we’ve planned, written, and revised a letter to Linden Research about problems in Second Life. Letters sent to Linden Labs. Nothing heard back as yet.
  • Research other groups we may share this with
  • One route would be directly sharing with leaders of groups involved in education (ie Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education or VWBPE), or supportive services (Virtual Ability), major fundraising groups (RFL of SL which is currently presenting its annual Fantasy Faire), and of course other religious organizations (the Baha’i who share our region for example). Also reputable just-for-fun groups of long standing, like the Raglan Shire group that presents Tiny Caroling annually at UUtopia. Those groups can be asked to sign on to a revised version of the letter “from the undersigned groups,” or draft their own individual versions.

Another route would be to circulate a petition via one of those online petition-signing sites, to appeal directly to SL users.

ZOE will contact other groups and report back at May meeting

RE-VISIT: JUNE 2024

Next meeting: May 23 at Zyzzy’s

The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

Homework: research options for SJ work here in SL. (Grameen Bank? Camp Hill food bank)

FYI: Camp Hill food pantry donations can be sent to:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampHillUU





2024-03-28 LG Minutes

25 04 2024

 

Date: March 28, 2024

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At Zyzzy’s new place in the lagoon

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:24 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, Zyzzy, Raven, Zoe, TED

Absent: Prosper

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the February Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report February 29, 2024

ASSETS January 31, 2024 Feb 29, 2024
Magic’s account L$7628 L$15,029
Byk’s account L$142,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$263,810 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$150,238 US$1176.68 L$278,839 US$1176.68
EXPENSES January 31, 2024 Feb 29, 2024
Presenters: L$8,000 L$19,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$200 L$400
Total Expenses L$83,200 L$94,400
INCOME January 31, 2024 Feb 29, 2024
Plate collections: L$6908 L$13,127
Pledge payments: L$35,000 L$174,089 2024: 69% of pledged amount
Total Income L$45,200 L$187,216
Membership 38 38

As of Feb 29, 2024 , we had pledges from 9 persons for L$252,777. Our normal operating expenses are roughly L$300,000 per year. I will begin contacting members who have not pledged via IM.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Bel told the rental system that she will not continue to rent her parcel.
  • Hyacinth did so as well.

Outreach – Et

  • Not much. GA June 20-23 (online only, some free-to-view items).

Library Report – ?

  • Et: Sermon library finally coming together. Right now a few years set up; prototype at (near the small meeting circle)Et has services going back to 2007. Some good ones to revisit back there.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through mid-2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (Zyzzy, Zoe, Sofia and Raven are in the regular rotation. Other volunteers are welcome!)

2024

14-Mar Zyzzy
21-Mar Raven
28-Mar Sofia
4-Apr Zoe
11-Apr Zyzzy
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zoe
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Zyzzy
23-May Sofia
30-May Raven
6-Jun Zyzzy
13-Jun Zoe
20-Jun Sofia Litha
27-Jun Raven Pride

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun Sofia
Lughnasadh 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 Zoe
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after a pride service in June.

Saturday Service
– TED

Saturdays have been just a few people, so I haven’t done the BUNT homilies. Trying to alternate Open Topic with a subject homily. Good discussions and company.

New Business

  • In our group email we’ve planned, written, and revised a letter to Linden Research about problems in Second Life: at today’s meeting we plan to review, discuss, perhaps approve and sign.
  • Moved to accept current draft email:
  • Meanwhile, here’s the Third Draft, amended during the LG meeting:

FUUCSL Leadership Group

15 Fremont Street

Westfield, MA 01085

Thursday, 28 March, 2024

Linden Research, Inc.

548 Market St, PMB 59201

San Francisco, CA 94104-5401

945 Battery St,

San Francisco, CA 94111

Dear Oberwolf Linden and Philip Linden,

As a religious community that has contributed to the economy and culture of Second Life for over seventeen years, we are writing to express our concerns and urge Linden Research to proactively address serious issues that have been raised repeatedly over the years.

We recognize the value that Second Life offers to a wide range of users, including religious groups, disability and social justice groups, as well as education, scientific, and creative communities. Our preference is to see the virtual world improve rather than to leave it. However, we must also consider our ethical and financial responsibilities. We recently withdrew funding from Kiva due to concerns with its financial dealings, and we are prepared to do the same with Second Life if the fiscal and ethical issues remain unaddressed.

We urgently request Linden Labs to directly address the following concerns:

1. Compliance with cybersecurity laws and data security risks

2. Vulnerability to misuse for money laundering and gambling

3. Potential virtual or real sexual harassment of children and child sexual abuse or “ageplay,” whether conducted by adults with child avatars or by actual children (due to possible failure of age verification)

4. Possibility of profiting from illegal activity and from images and videos of that activity, and the exportation of those images for real-world circulation

5. Concerns about the corporate culture, its climate, and inclusivity

We appreciate the “Official Statement From Executive Chairman Oberwolf Linden” issued on Wednesday, the 20th of March. It is a nice pledge to support the guidelines, but it is in essence a placeholder response with no substantive information, and does not allow for dialogue with, involvement of, or input by users in the democractic process which our Unitarian Universalist princples affirm and support.

Previous to Wednesday’s statement, the only indication of an effort to address these issues was a blog post claiming an unattributed indication by “reliable sources” to a sole blogger that the company was conducting internal investigations. It would be in the best interest of Linden Research and its Second Life users for your company to make a good faith effort to address these ongoing and repeated concerns in a public, transparent, and accountable manner.

We suggest the following proactive measures:

1. Contracting an outside auditing and security consulting firm

2. Hiring security and financial compliance managers with solid backgrounds and no previous connections to the company

3. Providing open, ongoing, two-way communication with Second Life users regarding these issues, to keep us updated on progress

Implementing these measures would increase our confidence in your company and our comfort in maintaining a presence on the Second Life platform.

Second Life has been experiencing a decline in user numbers for some time. We would prefer to see this virtual world, with its excellent potential, improve and expand. Our efforts to that end will be ongoing, including the publication of this letter on our website and outreach to other groups that may be interested in joining forces with us. The issues raised do not disappear when people are silent; they are resolved only when people are vocal and proactive, as we hope Linden Research itself will be.

Imagine the positive impact Linden Research could have by taking a leadership position, modeling constructive change and responsiveness to users in an online platform. Other corporations may follow your lead, resulting in better virtual realities and their positive influence as part of the larger, very real world we all share.

We thank you in advance for your efforts and look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

FUUCSL Leadership Group

Zyzzy Zarf, moderator
Etaoin Barcelona, secretary
Sofia Freenote, treasurer
TooEasilyDistracted
Zoetrope Ocelot
Raven Cutrere

  • Suggestion: Real names on snail-mail to Linden Labs. Avatar names on the web site.
  • Since they all use SL names in communications, we stay with the avatar names.
  • We’ll deliver the letter three ways: inworld, in snail mail (945 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111), and as email.
  • Zoe doing snailmail; Zyzzy will do email and drop in their profiles
  • Published on minutes as part of our minutes
  • Research other groups we may share this with and bring it up at next meeting as NEW BUSINESS

Next meeting: April 25 at another place at Zyzzy’s (to be identified next month)

The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

Homework: research options for SJ work here in SL. (Grameen Bank? Camp Hill food bank)

FYI: Camp Hill food pantry donations can be sent to:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampHillUU





2024-02-22 LG Minutes

28 03 2024

Date: February 22, 2024

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the little dome meeting circle near the Sanctuary.

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, Zyzzy, Raven, Zoe, TED, Prosper

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the January Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report January 31, 2023

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2023 January 31, 2024
Magic’s account L$77,302 L$7628
Byk’s account L$154,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$142,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$231,912 US$1176.68 L$150,238 US$1176.68
EXPENSES DECEMBER 31, 2023 January 31, 2024
Presenters: L$103,000 L$8,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$2400 L$200
Total Expenses L$405,000 L$83,200
INCOME DECEMBER 31, 2023 January 31, 2024
Plate collections: L$79,661 L$10,200
Pledge payments: L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount L$35,000 2023: 23% of pledged amount
Total Income L$405,680 L$45,200
Membership 38 38

As of January 31, 2023, we had pledges from 6 persons for L$150,000. In early March I will continue the pledge campaign by contacting members by IM.

I have stopped all loans on KIVA and as the loans that are out are repaid, I will collect the money and return it to the treasury.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Aime moved to Alcott NNW
  • A new resident, Stella Vespera (far.wanderer) immediately snapped up Aime’s 1024 in UUtopia

Outreach – Et

  • Not much. GA June 20-23.

Library Report – ?

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through mid-2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (Zyzzy, Zoe, Sofia and Raven are in the regular rotation. Other volunteers are welcome!)

2024

4-Jan Zyzzy
11-Jan Zoe
18-Jan Sofia
25-Jan Zyzzy
1-Feb Zoe Imbolc
8-Feb Sofia
15-Feb Zyzzy
22-Feb Raven
Feb-29 Sofia
7-Mar Zoe
14-Mar Zyzzy
21-Mar Raven Ostara
28-Mar Sofia
4-Apr Zoe
11-Apr Zyzzy
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zoe
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Zyzzy
23-May Sofia
30-May Raven
6-Jun Zyzzy
13-Jun Zoe
20-Jun Sofia Litha
27-Jun Raven Pride

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun Sofia
Lughnasadh 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 Zoe
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after a pride service in June.

Saturday Service – TED

Saturdays have been just a few people, so I haven’t done the BUNT homilies. Trying to alternate Open Topic with a subject homily. Good discussions and company.

New Business

  • None

Next meeting: March 21 at Zyzzy’s new place: we can meet in the lagoon, on the beach, or around a campfire in the woods. Lots of space so it’s just a question of being in water, sand, or log seats.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 pm SLT.

Parking Lot (revisit or delete)

  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

Homework: research options for SJ work here in SL. (Grameen Bank? Camp Hill food bank)

FYI: Camp Hill food pantry donations can be sent to:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampHillUU

at Zyzzy’s

little dome meeting circle

Sofia’s Beach Cabana





2024-01-25 LG Minutes

22 02 2024

 

Date: January 25, 2024

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the little dome meeting circle near the Sanctuary.

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, Zyzzy, Raven, Zoe, TED, Prosper

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the December Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report December 31, 2023

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2022 DECEMBER 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$79,641 L$77,302
Byk’s account L$131,441 US$1096.68 L$154,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$475 US$130
Total Assets L$211,082 US$1571.68 L$231,912 US$1176.68
EXPENSES 2022 2023
Presenters: L$103,000 L$103,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2400 L$2400
Total Expenses L$405,400 L$405,400
INCOME 2022 2023
Plate collections: L$78,104 L$79,661
Pledge payments: L$317,122 2022: 99.4% of pledged amount L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount
Total Income L$395,226 L$405,680
Membership 35 38

· In 2023 there were 13 pledging members, down from 14 in 2022, and 18 in 2021. I will begin soliciting 2024 pledges in February, by announcements at services, notices and personal IMs.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • I’ve been in contact with Pomona. I’ve asked her to give me modify permission for her stuff, as I’m considering moving it to a skybox.
  • LunaLinda wanted a 1024, but there wasn’t one available, which is why I’m thinking of moving Pomona.
  • Options:
    • Put Pomona’s stuff in a skybox
    • Move her meditation area in the commons, rest into a skybox
    • Split some of Zyzzy’s land to free up some 1024’s

Outreach – Et

  • FYI: Revised Article II is a topic for January in my RL congregation.
  • Et updated the Article II billboard with the latest wording.

Library Report – ?

  • Pomona will not be in SL for the foreseeable future.
  • Et has set up a blue ball object behind the new Article II Values billboard to accept notecards: service notecards or OOS’s. They will be renamed “OOS yyyy-mm-dd topic (name of service leader)” (it might change, Et to rename.) Also setting up a set of panels, one for each year, to retrieve services. January: Still in progress, but a few years should show up Really Soon.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through mid-2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2024

4-Jan Zyzzy
11-Jan Zoe
18-Jan Sofia
25-Jan Zyzzy
1-Feb Zoe Imbolc
8-Feb Sofia
15-Feb Zyzzy
22-Feb Raven
Feb-29 Sofia
7-Mar Zoe
14-Mar Zyzzy
21-Mar Raven Ostara
28-Mar Sofia
4-Apr Zoe
11-Apr Zyzzy
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zoe
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Zyzzy
23-May Sofia
30-May Raven
6-Jun Zyzzy
13-Jun Zoe
20-Jun Sofia Litha
27-Jun Raven Pride

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun Sofia
Lughnasadh 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 Zoe
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after a pride service in June.

Saturday Service
– TED

Saturdays have been just a few people, so I haven’t done the BUNT homilies. Trying to alternate Open Topic with a subject homily. Good discussions and company.

New Business

  • Are we still called Lovelace? (Check FUUSCL website; may be a historical artifact)
  • Should we drop Kiva and find another way to have an effect in RL? (Zyzzy)

(note to Sofia if you see this–we did lose your voice partway through your comments as you fully crashed)

Motion: No new Kiva loans to be made.

(seconded and passed. Note Joan Ixito was the originator of this.)

Homework: research options for SJ work here in SL. (Grameen Bank? Camp Hill food bank)

FYI: Camp Hill food pantry donations can be sent to:

Facebook: Camp Hill UU page

Next meeting: February 22

At little dome meeting circle

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

at Zyzzy’s

little dome meeting circle

Sofia’s Beach Cabana





2023-12-07 LG Minutes

25 01 2024

Date: December 7, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:33 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, Zyzzy, Raven, Zoe, TED

Absent:Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the October Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report October 31, 2023

ASSETS September 30, 2023 October 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$61,306 L$66,478
Byk’s account L$220,434 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$152,755 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$281,740 US$1176,68 L$219,233 US$1176,68
EXPENSES September 30, 2023 October 31, 2023
Presenters: L$77,000 L$85,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$1800 L$2000
Total Expenses L$303,800 L$387,000
INCOME September 30, 2023 October 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$63,015 L$68,387
Pledge payments: L$295,464 L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount
Total Income L$358,479 L$394,406
Membership 37 37

Treasurer’s report November 30, 2023

ASSETS October 31, 2023 November 30, 2023
Magic’s account L$66,478 L$73,843
Byk’s account L$152,755 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$164,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$219,233 US$1176,68 L$238,453 US$1176,68
EXPENSES October 31, 2023 November 30, 2023
Presenters: L$85,000 L$94,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2000 L$2200
Total Expenses L$387,000 L$396,200
INCOME October 31, 2023 November 30, 2023
Plate collections: L$68,387 L$75,952
Pledge payments: L$326,019 L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount
Total Income L$394,406 L$401,971
Membership 37 38*

*Newest member: LillyLal

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • I’ve extended Pomona’s rental on the teahouse property. What should we do with this long-term?.

Outreach – Et

  • FYI: Revised Article II is a topic for January in my RL congregation.
  • Et to update the Article II billboard with the latest wording.

Library Report – ?

  • Pomona will not be in SL for the foreseeable future.
  • Et has set up a blue ball object behind the new Article II Values billboard to accept notecards: service notecards or OOS’s. They will be renamed “OOS yyyy-mm-dd topic (name)” (it might change, Et to rename.) Also setting up a set of panels, one for each year, to retrieve services. In progress.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through mid-2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2023

7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven
28-Dec Sofia

2024

Thursday
4-Jan Zyzzy
11-Jan Zoe
18-Jan Sofia
25-Jan Zyzzy
1-Feb Zoe Imbolc
8-Feb Sofia
15-Feb Zyzzy
22-Feb Zoe
Feb-29 Sofia
7-Mar Zyzzy
14-Mar Zoe
21-Mar Raven Ostara
28-Mar Sofia
4-Apr Zyzzy
11-Apr Zoe
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zyzzy
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Sofia
23-May Zyzzy
30-May Zoe
6-Jun Sofia
13-Jun Zyzzy
20-Jun Zoe
27-Jun Sofia

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun open
Lughnasadh 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 open
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after pride service in June.

Saturday Service
– TED

This Saturday The Bug-Eyed Lens, next Open Topic, then BUNT, then OpenTopic

New Business

  • Are we still called Lovelace? (Check FUUSCL website; may be a historical artifact)

Next meeting: January 25

at little dome meeting circle

The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 pm SLT.

Parking Lot
:
(revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

Sofia’s Beach Cabana





2023-10-26 LG Minutes

7 12 2023

Date: October 26, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, TED, Zyzzy

Absent: Raven, Prosper, Pomona, Zoe

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the September Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report September 30, 2023

ASSETS August 31, 2023 September 30, 2023
Magic’s account L$56,867 L$61,306
Byk’s account L$183,891 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$220,434 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$240,758 US$1176,68 L$281,740 US$1176,68
EXPENSES August 31, 2023 September 30, 2023
Presenters: L$68,000 L$77,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1600 L$1800
Total Expenses L$294,600 L$303,800
INCOME August 31, 2023 September 30, 2023
Plate collections: L$58,326 L$63,015
Pledge payments: L$295,143 L$295,464 2023: 89% of pledged amount
Total Income L$353,469 L$358,479
Membership 37 37

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Freda offered to cover Orikosh, as I still have not heard from Ori. The outlook is unclear.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Pomona will not be in SL for the foreseeable future.
  • Library avatar holds donations. Zoe has access, if password not changed.
  • Zoe, for now, is Librarian.
  • Prosper has ideas to add content.
  • Are there copyright issues with UU World content?
  • Are the OOSes in the library? (Authors have them in their inventory.) Pomona may have been collecting these, Prosper may help here.
  • Zyzzy: Can OOSes be put on fuuscl.org? In case we lose inventory.
  • SacredText.com has a lot of public domain text.
  • Et to look into making an “oos basket” that authorized users can add notecards. And then a day to organize by date (possibly topic?) “yyyy-mm-dd OOS name topic”

Thursday Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of 2023. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2023

19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven
2-Nov Zyzzy
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday Service – TED

New Business

Next meeting: December 7 at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

The meeting was adjourned at 5:51 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.
  • Propose OOS name convention




2023-09-28 LG Minutes

26 10 2023

Date: September 28, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At Pomona’s Tea House

Etaoin and Sofia called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Zoe, Et, TED, Prosper

Absent: Zyzzy, Pomona, Raven

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the August Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report August 31, 2023

ASSETS July 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$47,273 L$56,867
Byk’s account L$192,391 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$183,891 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$240,664 US$1176,68 L$240,758 US$1176,68
EXPENSES July 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Presenters: L$58,000 L$68,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1400 L$1600
Total Expenses L$284,400 L$294,600
INCOME July 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$48,632 L$58,326
Pledge payments: L$258,100 L$295,143 2023: 89% of pledged amount
Total Income L$306,732 L$353,469
Membership 37 37

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Freda offered to cover Orikosh, as I still have not heard from Ori. The outlook is unclear.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • (Etaoin says) Pomona sent an email about having to drop out of SL for a while, and plans to return.
  • See New Business

Thursday Worship Report – Sofia

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of 2023. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2023

7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe
28-Sep SOFIA
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven
2-Nov ZYZZY
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday Service – TED

New Business

  • Do we need someone to step in and cover the Library for the LG? What responsibility is involved?
  • Library avatar holds donations. Zoe has access, if password not changed.
  • Zoe, for now, is Librarian.
  • Prosper has ideas to add content.
  • Are there copyright issues with UU World content?
  • Are the OOSes in the library? (Authors have them in their inventory.) Pomona may have been collecting these.
  • Zyzzy: Can OOSes be put on fuuscl.com? In case we lose inventory.
  • SacredText.com has a lot of public domain text.

Next meeting: October 25 at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

The meeting was adjourned at 5:49 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.




2023-08-24 LG Minutes

26 09 2023

Date: August 24, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Zoe

Absent: Et, Raven, TED, Prosper, Pomona

Observing: Hyacinth

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the July Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report July 31, 2023

ASSETS June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$40,551 L$47,273
Byk’s account L$253,591 US$1096.68 L$193,391 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$475 US$130
Total Assets L$294,142 US$1571.68 L$240,664 US$1176,68
EXPENSES June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
Presenters: L$50,000 L$58,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1200 L$1400
Total Expenses L$201,200 L$284,400
INCOME June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$41,910 L$48,632
Pledge payments: L$258,100 L$258,100 2023: 78% of pledged amount
Total Income L$300,010 L$306,732
Membership 37 37

Our dollar balance is lower than last month because of two factors: (1) Our Kiva balance is no longer $475 (our initial investment) but $130. That is because, every time a micro-loan is made, a small service fee is subtracted, which gradually erodes the value of the account over time, and some loans are not repaid. The Kiva account automatically makes new micro-loans when earlier loans are repaid. (2) I transferred $1000 out of Second Life and into a paypal account set up for Byk. In the process I paid a $50 fee, so only $950 ended up in paypal. I have transmitted all the login information needed to control the finances of the congregation to Etaoin and Zyzzy.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Orikosh is now over 2 months behind on rent. I’ve IM’ed her, but no response. If anyone has other contact methods, please try them.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news. Road Tripping, may be visiting TED next week!

Library Report – Pomona

  • (Etaoin says) Pomona sent an email about having to drop out of SL for a while, and plans to return.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of 2023. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2023

17-Aug Zyzzy
24-Aug Sofia
31-Aug Zoe
7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe Mabon
28-Sep Zyzzy
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven Samhain
2-Nov Sofia
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven Yule
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday service – TED

New Business

  • Sofia – suggestions for the 48 cushions in the Sanctuary. Possibly pick up every-other cushion. We decided to do it as a trial. Zyzzy will make it happen.
  • How do we amend our Bylaws? Sofia passed the bylaws around and the process is there.

Next meeting: September 28 at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

The meeting was adjourned at 5:52 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.




2023-07-27 LG Minutes

24 08 2023

Date: July 27, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Et, Zoe, Raven, TED

Absent: Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the June Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

ASSETS May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Magic’s account L$32,603 L$40,551
Byk’s account L$253,591 US$1096.68 L$253,591 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$286,194 US$1571.68 L$294,142 US$1571.68
EXPENSES May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Presenters: L$41,000 L$50,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$1000 L$1200
Total Expenses L$192,000 L$201,200
INCOME May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Plate collections: L$33,962 L$41,910
Pledge payments: L$233,100 L$258,100 2023: 78% of pledged amount
Total Income L$267,062 L$300,010
Membership 37 37
  • I have created a PayPal account for Treasurer Byk. I would like to propose a motion to transfer $1000 from inside of Second Life to this PayPal account. I will share the login details for this account with Zyzzy (moderator) and Etaoin (secretary). We should discuss whether more people want to or should be party to this information.
  • Moved to transfer US$1000 to the PayPal account that RL Sofia set up. Login information to be shared via notecard to Zyzzy and Etaoin. Seconded by Zoe. Passed unanimously.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Don Setzer left his parcel. He said he might return someday.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • (Etaoin says) Pomona sent an email about having to drop out of SL for a while, and plans to return.

Thursday Worship Report- Sofia

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of 2023. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

Here are the upcoming pagan services for 2023. Raven has claimed some and some are open. If anyone wishes to lead one of the open services, please let me know, and I’ll include it in the schedule..

Imbolc: February 2nd, 2023 Zoe (reg rotation)
Ostara: March 23rd, 2023* Raven
Beltane: April 27th, 2023* Raven
Litha/Midsummer: June 22nd, 2023 Prosper
Lughnasadh: July 27th, 2023 Pomona
Mabon: September 21st, 2023 Zoe
Samhain: October 26th, 2023* Raven
Yule: December 21st, 2023* Raven

The (somewhat) regular rotation proceeds as follows:

2023

29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul TED Lughnasadh
3-Aug Zyzzy
10-Aug Zoe
17-Aug Zyzzy
24-Aug Sofia
31-Aug Zoe
7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe Mabon
28-Sep Zyzzy
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven Samhain
2-Nov Sofia
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven Yule
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday service – TED

  • Homily proposed for this week. Open Topic every other week.

New Business

  • None

Next meeting: August 24 at

Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

The meeting was adjourned at 5:52 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.
  • How do we amend our Bylaws? Sofia will research this.

Meeting places:

  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UUtopia/147/100/1862
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UUtopia/139/75/21