2021-01-28 LG Minutes

25 02 2021

Date: January 28, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

January meeting 5:30pm SLT Sofia’s Temple in Alcott

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:35 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Et, Zoe, TED, Pomona, Liliana

Absent:

Observing: Freda

Minutes – Etaoin

  • December needs some extraneous words removed below the finance grids
  • December’s minutes acceptance moved, seconded, and approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report December 31, 2020 (Note this is CY 2020.)

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2019 DECEMBER 31, 2020
Magic’s account L$103,853 L$126,935
Byk’s account L$27,182 US$1096.68 L$54,218 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$156,035 US$1571.68 L$181,153 US$1571.68
EXPENSES 2019 2020
Presenters: L$52,000 L$84,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2600 L$2600
Total Expenses L$354,600 L$386,600
INCOME 2019 2020
Plate collections: L$105,062 L$125,682
Pledge payments: L$275,334 2019: 101% of pledged amount L$312.066 2020: 101% of pledged amount*
Total Income L$380,396 L$437,748
Membership 44 39

In 2020, there were 15 pledging members. I will begin soliciting 2021 pledges in February, by announcements at services, notices and personal IMs.

TED will give CDs to pledging members this year. She will send information to Sofia for the pledge drive.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Big changes with Freda dropping Nightingale and buying two new homestead regions, UUtopias Harper and Anthony, named for Frances Harper and Susan B. Anthony.
  • She also took the UUtopia NNW parcel for the Belles’ Theater.

Sanctuary Sound System – Zyzzy

  • I’ve mostly completed the new Streaming Music Jukebox for the Sanctuary. There are only a few fiddly bits remaining to deal with.The Jukebox uses a web page for selecting songs like the previous version, but instead of putting the URL of the chosen mp3 file into the parcel music field, it puts a streaming server URL there and streams the chosen songs through that server. This eliminates the looping problem that we currently have with direct playback of mp3s. There may be other problems – I’ve heard some dropouts, probably because I set the buffers too small. I’ve increased their size, so let me know if you hear any burbles.This jukebox now allows queueing music. The queue is shown on the web page. Note that it removes the “next song” 30-ish seconds before it starts playing due to the server lag. You can also skip the current song, clear the queue, and stop the music. Be careful of the server lag – skipping a song when it’s near the end may end up skipping the next song in the queue instead.Note that this is currently running on a server in my house. At some point, I’ll make the server selectable. Also, because it’s running from my house, I have to have the song files on that server too, so for now, only I can change what’s available. Feel free to send me mp3s (128kbps, CBR) or just song names & artists and I’ll add them. I hope to eventually allow playing songs from the FUUCSL music library.If you try to use the jukebox, but nothing happens, let me know and I’ll restart the server. Having it auto-restart is one of the upcoming enhancements.

    Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements.

Outreach – Et

  • No recent activity. Online UUA General Assembly coming up.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Book club proposal. Pomona will be in touch with Cat who is proposing a book club at the library of world religions. A poster in the library is OK. Using the library group is OK. Announcement from UU of SL one time is OK. Pomona will be responsible for this project.

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • About 6 people showing up regularly, including Europeans. The alternating weeks of open discussion and written service works well for TED.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

    • Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of May. Note the color-coded blocks. This is my way of ensuring that each one of the regular four presenters are in a regular rotation. Please check to be sure that it suits you. We can always make trades.
    • Special dates:

      18 March Liliana
      29 April Liliana
      16 Sept Liliana
      28 Oct Liliana
      16 Dec Liliana

7-Jan TED
14-Jan Pomona
21-Jan Prosper
28-Jan Zyzzy
4-Feb Zoe
11-Feb Sofia
18-Feb Pomona
25-Feb Zyzzy
4-Mar Zoe
11-Mar Sofia
18-Mar Liliana
25-Mar Pomona
1-Apr Zyzzy
8-Apr Zoe
15-Apr Sofia
22-Apr Pomona
29-Apr Liliana
6-May Zyzzy
13-May Zoe
20-May Sofia
27-May Pomona

New Business

  • Saturday (and Thursday) services are still in the SL Event Calendar. Et sets them up 3 months at a time.

Next meeting February 25 at 5:30pm SLT in History Cafe

The meeting was adjourned at 6:19 pm SLT.





2020-12-03 LG Minutes

28 01 2021

Date: December 3, 2020

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

December meeting 5:32pm SLT at the Library office

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

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Et, Zoe, TED, Pomona, Liliana

Absent:

Observing: Freda

Minutes – Etaoin

  • October’s minutes acceptance moved, seconded, and approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report Oct 31, 2020

ASSETS Sept 30, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
Magic’s account L$88,554 L$101,215
Byk’s account L$110,638 US$1096.68 L$17,418 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$199,192 US$1571.68 L$118,633 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year-to-date
Sept 30, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
Presenters: L$59,000 L$69.000
Rent: L$225,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$1800 L$2000
Total Expenses L$285,800 L$371,000
INCOME
Year-to-date
Sept 30, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
Plate collections: L$94,820 L$99562
Pledge payments: L$257,766 L$285,266 *96% of pledged amount (L$297,738)
Total Income L$352,586 L$384,828
Membership 38 39

NEW MEMBER Morrigan.ethaniel 10/30/20

Treasurer’s report Nov 30, 2020

ASSETS Oct 31, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
Magic’s account L$101,215 L$113,801
Byk’s account L$17,418 US$1096.68 L$34,418 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$118,633 US$1571.68 L$148,219 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year-to-date
Oct 31, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
Presenters: L$69.000 L$77,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2000 L$2200
Total Expenses L$371,000 L$379.200
INCOME
Year-to-date
Oct 31, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
Plate collections: L$99,562 L$112,348
Pledge payments: L$285,266 L$285,266 *96% of pledged amount (L$297,738)
Total Income L$384,828 L$397,614
Membership 39 39

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Sofia rearranged her property, dropping Nightingale and taking another 4096 in Alcott. Freda arranged to rent Nightingale, so it’s staying put.
  • I’m mulling over the idea of rearranging the four regions to form a square instead of a line.

Outreach – Et

  • No recent activity.

Library Report – Bel

  • No report

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • Since mid-October TED has been responsible for all the Saturday services. Thank you TED!
  • TooEasilyDistracted has been leading all FUUCSL Saturday Services since UTstudent stopped alternating as leader. The suggestion of having Open Topic services on alternate events has worked well to reduce leader time stress. On 11/28 TED presented the 1st of the 5 essay Existentialism-to-Action series given on Thursdays over the past few years. There are usually about 6 people discussing, often including a new face and several regulars.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

  • Thank you to Sofia, Zoe, Pomona, Lilana and Zyzzy for leading services.
  • The usual rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia-Pomona
  • Liliana will have a special Yule service Dec 17
  • TED will lead a service Jan 7

Upcoming Schedule for Thursday services

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of March. Note the color-coded blocks. This is my way of ensuring that each one of the regular four presenters are in a regular rotation. Please check to be sure that it suits you. We can always make trades.

Re: 10-Dec Has anyone figured out how to record the tiny carolers? Several people have asked for access to a recording. Freda has used FlashbackPro to record SL events. Or Liliana has used OpenBroadcasterSoftware (OBS). Freda has purchased the full version of FlashbackPro.

Zyzzy is working on music improvements.

12-Nov Zyzzy
19-Nov Zoe
26-Nov Sofia
3-Dec Pomona
10-Dec Zoe Tiny Carolers
17-Dec Liliana
24-Dec Sofia
31-Dec Zyzzy
7-Jan TED
14-Jan Pomona
21-Jan Zyzzy
28-Jan Zoe
4-Feb Sofia
11-Feb Pomona
18-Feb Zyzzy
25-Feb Zoe
4-Mar Sofia
11-Mar Pomona

18-Mar-2021 Liliana

29-April-2021 Liliana

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

New Business

  • (Music skipping problems) Zyzzy is experimenting with Plex server. The viewer software is the root cause of this problem. Streaming music, rather than loading MP3s, will solve this problem.
  • A committee to be formed to explore the options and make recommendations on the rearrangement of the four UUtopia regions. Early ideas are that Thoreau and Nightingale move to touch the north coast of UUtopia and Alcott.
  • Liliana and Zoe to set up the Pagan Circle again
  • Freda: Party Dec 25.

Next meeting January 28 at 5:30pm SLT in Sofia’s Temple in Alcott

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UUtopia%20Alcott/175/44/31

The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 pm SLT.





2020-10-22 LG Minutes

3 12 2020

Date: October 22, 2020

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

September meeting 5:30pm SLT at Sofia’s Pacific Island

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:35 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Et, Zoe, TED, Pomona, Liliana

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

  • September’s minutes acceptance moved, seconded, and approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report Sept 30, 2020

ASSETS August 31, 2020 Sept 30, 2020
Magic’s account L$80,589 L$88,554
Byk’s account L$110,638 US$1096.68 L$110,638 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$191,227 US$1571.68 L$199,192 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year-to-date
August 31, 2020 Sept 30, 2020
Presenters: L$51,000 L$59,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1600 L$1800
Total Expenses L$277,600 L$285,800
INCOME
Year-to-date
August 31, 2020 Sept 30, 2020
Plate collections: L$78,486 L$94,820
Pledge payments: L$256,986 L$257,766 *73% of pledged amount (322,736)
Total Income L$335,472 L$352,586
Membership 38 38

Note: Only two large pledges are outstanding. I will be contacting these members in the next few days.

(Note from last month’s minutes about Thursday/Saturday collections.) A report about collections was in the August minutes. The Saturday and Thursday collections were analyzed. We decided not to change the amounts in the collection bowl.

Treasurer’s report May 31 2020 Treasurer’s report June 30 2020

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing interesting happened this month.

Outreach – Et

  • No recent activity.

Library Report – Bel

  • No report

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • UTstudent is starting to get active with thesis work and cannot lead services. TED is in danger of becoming overloaded and needs help.
  • FUUCSL-Sat Svc often seems to naturally run about an hour and a half, with the intermission break about half-way. There has been lots of good info, ideas and link sharing during the Potency in the World discussions.
  • Sept 26 UTstudent’s partner
  • Oct 3 TED
  • Oct 10 UTstudent
  • Oct 17 TED
  • Oct 24 tbd

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

  • Thank you to Sofia, Zoe, Pomona, Lilana and Zyzzy for leading services.
  • The usual rotation will be Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia-Pomona
  • Liliana’s three special services have been added to the rotation.

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end of the year. Please check to be sure that it suits you. We can always make trades.

Thursdays

8-Oct Zoe
15-Oct Zyzzy
22-Oct Sofia
29-Oct Liliana
5-Nov Pomona (Dia de los Meurtos)
12-Nov Zyzzy
19-Nov Zoe
26-Nov Sofia
3-Dec Pomona
10-Dec Zoe Tiny Carolers
17-Dec Liliana
24-Dec Sofia
31-Dec Zyzzy

New Business

  • None

From 2018: Make the first Thursday in December the future combined November/December meeting. Starting this year until the end of time. Therefore Dec 3 is the next Leadership Group

Next meeting will be at 5:30pm SLT at the Library office

The meeting was adjourned at 5:56 pm SLT.





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