2021-08-26 LG Minutes

22 09 2021

Date: August 26, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the discussion circle on the party platform.

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

Present: Zyzzy, Liliana, Et, TED, Pomona, Prosper

Absent: Zoe, Sofia

Observing: Druid Vitae, UUGuestSpeaker

Welcoming our new Leadership Group member!

Minutes – Etaoin

  • July’s minutes were approved

Elections

  • Election of LG members was held on Thursday, Aug. 19. The current members were re-elected, and Prosper Telling was elected.
  • Zyzzy will continue as Moderator, Sofia as Treasurer, Etaoin as Secretary.Xyxxy E

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report July 31, 2021

ASSETS June 30, 2021 July 31, 2021
Magic’s account L$65,373 L$71,495
Byk’s account L
220,189
US$1096.68 L$187,027 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$285,562 US$1571.68 L$258,522 US$1571.68
EXPENSES June 30, 2021 July 31, 2021
Presenters: L$50,000 L$60,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1200 L$1400
Total Expenses L$201,200 L$286,400
INCOME June 30, 2021 July 31, 2021
Plate collections: L
67,036
L$73,408
Pledge payments: L
230,421
L$285,259 87% of pledged amount
Total Income L$297,457 L$358,667
Membership 34 34

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UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Asgoodson has left their parcel
  • Decoration of unowned parcels has started!
  • I checked out the auto-playing video in the Library, but it refused to play for me. I didn’t see any reason why that was. In any case, it appears to be set to play for anyone with “autoplay” enabled in their preferences. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.

Outreach – Et

  • No action.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Religious Literacy book group now on hold since Glenacia (the leader) has a new job and wants to wait until sometime in September to see if she can continue as leader. There may be a new day and time set. These discussions should be added to the SL Events calendar. Et explained how to add Events to the SL Calendar.
  • Saturday Worship Report (from TED) We’ve been having good discussions on Saturday. Group size varies, from just one to the better part of 10. About half non-overlap with Thursdays. People from Europe. TED will be away Aug 14 and 21 (out 8/9 – 27). Thank you Zyzzy for fixing the jukebox, especially on short notice. Zoe will take 8/14. Pomona will at present take responsibility for putting Saturday services on the Events Calendar; TED wants to learn how to do this also.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through October. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy. (The regular schedule is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia-Pomona)

Special dates

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

26-Aug Zyzzy
2-Sep Zoe
9-Sep Sofia
16-Sep Liliana
23-Sep Pomona
30-Sep Zyzzy
7-Oct Sofia
14-Oct Zoe
21-Oct Pomona
28-Oct Liliana

New Business

  • TED giving a homily about Motivations at the Camp Hill UU congregation’s “Eventide” zoom meeting Thursday September 2nd 4 pm SLT. Prosper says the more the merrier. We should announce it to the UUs of SL group – Aug 26th, Zyzzy? (Ask TED or Prosper for link)
  • GUEST SPEAKERS PROGRAM: Pomona discussed soliciting our friends to contribute homilies and/or other ideas for services. The avatar “UU Guest Speaker” is a new avatar that Pomona will use to present guest services. If anyone has ideas let us know. “Universalist Recovery Church” has a good blog “Barbara’s Column”; Rev. Barbara Stevens gave Pomona permission to use one of her blogs for a homily on July 22. Jessica Sand of the Vancouver WA congregation provided the homily for the August 19th service, and Jessica even attended the service herself.

Next meeting September 23 at 5:30pm SLT at the discussion circle on the party platform.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:54 pm SLT.





2021-07-22 LG Minutes

26 08 2021

Date: July 22, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

the discussion circle on the party platform.

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

Present: Zyzzy, Et, TED, Zoe, Pomona

Absent: Sofia, Liliana

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

  • June’s minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report June 30, 2021

ASSETS May 31, 2021 June 30, 2021
Magic’s account L$56,923 L$65,373
Byk’s account L$209,689 US$1096.68 L
220,189
US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$266,612 US$1571.68 L$285,562 US$1571.68
EXPENSES May 31, 2021 June 30, 2021
Presenters: L$44,000 L$50,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$1000 L$1200
Total Expenses L$195,000 L$201,200
INCOME May 31, 2021 June 30, 2021
Plate collections: L$58,386 L
67,036
Pledge payments: L$205,421 L
230,421
76% of pledged amount
Total Income L$263,807 L$297,457
Membership 34 34

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Zena Silverstar has disappeared. No idea why. I’m leaving her parcel alone for now.
  • Del moved from UUtopia ENE to UUtopia NNE1, next to TED and Zoe.
  • Orikosh hasn’t been heard from in almost two months.
  • We currently have 7 available parcels, 3 on Alcott and 4 on UUtopia.
  • With this many empty parcels, I think it would be nice if some people decorated them. Perhaps leave a tasteful “this parcel is available” sign somewhere on them.
  • Discussion:
    • We should invite others to decorate un-rented parcels.
    • Clean out the “UUtopian” group after announcing the cleanout
    • Send a group message to UUtopians inviting others to decorate.
    • We will provide a sign that says “Parcel available for rental touch sign for information” and it will send you a notecard with rental information (someone should generate the object/notecard and distribute to UUtopians)
    • Please make decoration objects group-owned to UUtopians to allow other UUtopians to adjust.

Outreach – Et

  • No action. UUA GA next year in Portland; maybe we can meet (plan your vacation for 2022!)

Library Report – Pomona

  • Now discussing “The Dalai Lama’s Cat”. Low attendance but TED and Pomona have continued. Time moved to Thurs 14:30 SLT. 4 of us were there today for the first session on this book.
  • These discussions should be added to the SL Events calendar.

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • We’ve been having good discussions on Saturday. Group size varies, from just one to the better part of 10. About half non-overlap with Thursdays. People from Europe. TED will be away Aug 14 and 21 (out 8/9 – 27). Thank you Zyzzy for fixing the jukebox, especially on short notice. Zoe will take 8/14.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through September. Note the color-coded blocks. There have already been several trades incorporated into the summer schedule so please double check the schedule for accuracy. (The regular schedule is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia-Pomona)

Special dates

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

29-Jul zyzzy
5-Aug zoe
12-Aug sofia
19-Aug Pomona
26-Aug zyzzy
2-Sep zoe
9-Sep Sofia
16-Sep Liliana
23-Sep Pomona

New Business

  • TED giving a homily about Motivations at the Camp Hill UU congregation’s “Eventide” zoom meeting Thursday September 2nd 4 pm SLT. Prosper says the more the merrier. We should announce it to the UUs of SL group – Aug 26th, Zyzzy? (Ask TED or Prosper for link)
  • There is a video playing automatically at the library. Zyzzy will check it out.
  • Elections: for the month of July, ask the congregation whether anyone wants to join the leadership group. Then have elections on August 19. Et will come up with a list of candidates just before the vote, then a vote by acclamation just before the service
  • Zoe reached out to Prosper Telling about the elections and he said yes, he would be interested, and the time would work out fine for him, so please put his name on the ballot.

Next meeting August 26 at 5:30pm SLT at the discussion circle on the party platform.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 pm SLT.





2011-06-24 LG Minutes

21 07 2021

Date: June 24, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

June meeting 5:30pm SLT at Zoe’s and TED’s place.

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

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Et, TED, Zoe

Absent: Liliana, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report May 31, 2021

ASSETS April 30, 2021 May 31, 2021
Magic’s account L$44,930 L$56,923
Byk’s account L$192, 139 US$1096.68 L$209,689 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$237,069 US$1571.68 L$266,612 US$1571.68
EXPENSES April 30, 2021 May 31, 2021
Presenters: L$33,000 L$44,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$800 L$1000
Total Expenses L$183,800 L$195,000
INCOME April 30, 2021 May 31, 2021
Plate collections: L$43,845 L$58,386
Pledge payments: L$194,921 L$205,421 68% of pledged amount
Total Income L$238,766 L$263,807
Membership 34 34

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • UUtopia Harper and UUtopia Anthony, Freda’s regions,disappeared on June 7. She’s keeping her parcel on UUtopia for now.
  • Hollys returned to her parcel, UUtopia NE!
  • Tom06 Castro has left his parcel, Alcott NNE

Outreach – Et

  • No action. At the General Assembly–next year in Portland. There are a few discussions about how RL congregations are going to continue with the new normal.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Discussing “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. LeGuin. Low attendance but TED and Pomona will continue

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • We’ve been having good discussions on Saturday. Small groups, about half non-overlap with Thursdays. People from Europe. TED will be away Aug 14 and 21.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through September. Note the color-coded blocks. There have already been several trades incorporated into the summer schedule so please double check the schedule for accuracy. (The regular schedule is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia-Pomona)

Special dates

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

3-Jun Zyzzy
10-Jun Pomona
17-Jun Sofia
24-Jun Zoe
1-Jul Zyzzy
8-Jul Sofia
15-Jul Zoe
22-Jul Pomona
29-Jul Zyzzy
5-Aug Zoe
12-Aug Sofia
19-Aug Pomona
26-Aug Zyzzy
2-Sep Zoe
9-Sep Sofia
16-Sep Liliana
23-Sep Pomona

New Business

  • TED giving a homily about Motivations at the Camp Hill UU congregation’s “Eventide” zoom meeting Thursday September 2nd 4 pm SLT. Prosper says the more the merrier. We should announce it to the UUs of SL group. (Ask TED or Prosper for link)
  • There is a video playing automatically at the library. Zyzzy will check it out.
  • Elections: for the month of July, ask the congregation whether anyone wants to join the leadership group. Then have elections in August.

Next meeting July 22 at 5:30pm SLT at the discussion circle on the party platform.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm SLT.





2011-05-27 LG Minutes

21 06 2021

Date: May 27, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

May meeting 5:30pm SLT in Book club discussion area in Library

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

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

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report April 30, 2021

ASSETS Mar 31, 2021 April 30, 2021
Magic’s account L$31,211 L$44,930
Byk’s account L$272,139 US$1096.68 L$192, 139 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$303,350 US$1571.68 L$237,069 US$1571.68
EXPENSES Mar 31, 2021 April 30, 2021
Presenters: L$24,000 L$33,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$600 L$800
Total Expenses L$99,600 L$183,800
INCOME Mar 31, 2021 April 30, 2021
Plate collections: L$29,926 L$43,845
Pledge payments: L$179,921 L$194,921 64% of pledged amount
Total Income L$199,847 L$238,766
Membership 34 34

So far L$303,814 has been pledged for 2021. L$300,000 is what we need, going forward, for a healthy balanced budget.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • UUtopia Harper and UUtopia Anthony, Freda’s regions, will disappear on June 7. She’s keeping her parcel on UUtopia for now.
  • Hollys has left her parcel. No idea why.
  • UUtopia NE is now available!
  • I broke the sanctuary jukebox yesterday, but Pomona noticed and let me know in time. Turns out that the ShoutCast controller I’m using has a bug in the latest version that prevents it from playing mp3s. I reverted to the previous version, and now it works again.

Outreach – Et

  • No action.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Discussing “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. LeGuin. Low attendance but TED and Pomona will continue

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • We’ve been having good discussions on Saturday. Small groups.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through September. Note the color-coded blocks. There have already been several trades incorporated into the summer schedule so please double check the schedule for accuracy. (The regular schedule is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia-Pomona)

Special dates

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

6-May Zyzzy
13-May Sofia
20-May Zoe
27-May Pomona
3-Jun Zyzzy
10-Jun Pomona
17-Jun Sofia
24-Jun Zoe
1-Jul Zyzzy
8-Jul Sofia
15-Jul Zoe
22-Jul Pomona
29-Jul Zyzzy
5-Aug Zoe
12-Aug Sofia
19-Aug Pomona
26-Aug Zyzzy
2-Sep Zoe
9-Sep Sofia
16-Sep Liliana
23-Sep Pomona

New Business

  • TED giving an Existentialism sermon at the Camp Hill UU congregation’s “Eventide” zoom meeting June 2nd 4 pm SLT. Prosper says the more the merrier. We should announce it to the UUs of SL group. (Ask TED or Prosper for link)

Next meeting June 24 at 5:30pm SLT at Zoe’s and TED’s place. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UUtopia/185/230/22

Another time,we will meet at the discussion circle on the party platform.

NOTE: General Assembly will have some programming going on Thursday night (Service of the Living Tradition, then affinity group meetings)

The meeting was adjourned at 6:04 pm SLT.





2021-04-22 LG Minutes

27 05 2021

Date: April 22, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

March meeting 5:30pm SLT Stone Circle

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

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

Absent: Liliana, Bel

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

  • March’s minutes. Note the meeting date at the end is different — we are meeting on the 22nd not the 29th. Correction on upcoming June 23 (24) service.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report March 31, 2021

ASSETS Feb 28, 2021 Mar 31, 2021
Magic’s account L$24,020 L$31,211
Byk’s account L$266,061 US$1096.68 L$272,139 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$290,081 US$1571.68 L$303,350 US$1571.68
EXPENSES Feb 28, 2021 Mar 31, 2021
Presenters: L$16,000 L$24,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$400 L$600
Total Expenses L$91,400 L$99,600
INCOME Feb 28, 2021 Mar 31, 2021
Plate collections: L$22,535 L$29.926
Pledge payments: L$171,843 L$179,921 2021: 64% of pledged amount
Total Income L$194,378 L$199,847
Membership 34 34

So far L$279,264 has been pledged for 2021. Only two expected pledges outstanding.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing new this month.

Outreach – Et

  • Et needs to publicize the online services list.
  • Et is going to the UUA General Assembly, and possibly Pomona. 6/24-27. The Service of the Living Tradition starts 1.5 hours before LG and should finish by the LG meeting.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Discussing “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. LeGuin. Low attendance but TED and Pomona will continue

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • We’ve been having good discussions on Saturday. Small groups.

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

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

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
3-Jun Zyzzy
10-Jun Zoe
17-Jun Sofia
24-Jun Pomona
1-Jul Zyzzy
8-Jul Sofia
15-Jul Zoe
22-Jul Pomona
29-Jul Zyzzy
4-Aug Zoe
12-Aug Sofia
19-Aug Pomona

New Business

  • TED giving an Existentialism sermon at the Camp Hill UU congregation May 16 9am SLT. We should announce it to the UUs of SL group after checking with Prosper.

Next meeting May 27 at 5:30pm SLT in

Book club discussion area in Library

The meeting was adjourned at 5:56 pm SLT.





2021-03-25 LG Minutes

22 04 2021

Date: March 25, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

March meeting 5:30pm SLT Circle near the Memorial Hill

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

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Et, TED, Liliana. Bel; Pomona & Zoe arrived on time

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

  • February’s minutes acceptance moved, seconded, and approved. NOTE date confusion on the web site.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report February 28, 2021

ASSETS January 31, 2021 Feb 28, 2021
Magic’s account L$11,337 L$24,020
Byk’s account L$99,218 US$1096.68 L$266,061 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$110,555 US$1571.68 L$290,081 US$1571.68
EXPENSES Jan 31, 2021 Feb 28
Presenters: L$8,000 L$16,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$200 L$400
Total Expenses L$83,200 L$91,400
INCOME Jan 31, 2021 Feb 28, 2021
Plate collections: L$9,652 L$22,535
Pledge payments: L$170,343 L$171,843 2021: 65% of pledged amount
Total Income L$189,647 L$194,378
Membership 38 34

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Membership is down to 34. I removed four avatars from the active member role as they had either left the group or not signed in after 1/1/2020. Those individuals are Taterbug Rossini, Beacon Questi, elseedyor and Morrigan.ethaniel.

The amount pledged so far for 2021 is L263,186. There are only 5 individuals I’m waiting to hear from, whose pledges last year amounted to L$42,560. I am following up with IMs.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Tim, aka tmst01 got back in touch with me, unfortunately, right after I cleared his parcel and rented it to someone else. He wants to pay the back rent and come back.
  • Anara Heartsdale rented Tim’s former parcel at Alcott WSW.
  • Today is the 11th anniversary of UUtopia’s Founding!

Outreach – Et

  • From February: Et is going to the UUA General Assembly, and possibly Pomona. 6/24-27. (future GAs: June 22 – 26, 2022 in Portland, OR; June 21 – 25, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Should we publicize our RL zoom services during the announcement period? Perhaps invite it during the beginning of announcements and people there can add it to the chat? Et working on an object to give away a notecard.

Library Report – Pomona

  • The Religious Literacy Book Group is meeting Sunday afternoons at 3:30 pm SLT in the Library, where there is now installed a discussion ball and a nice sign about the group. This is led by Glanecia O’Riley (glanecia.varriale). The time was chosen by Glanecia and Too Easily Distracted. At the last meeting, only Glanecia and TED and I were present. Glanecia doesn’t want to be responsible for sending reminders of the meetings, but will allow me to do so. We are currently reading “Religious Literacy” by Stephen Prothero. We will begin discussing “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. LeGuin on April 11th. I am not certain this is an optimal time on Sundays, but hopefully it will work. At any rate, I’m going to encourage it as much as possible.

Saturday Worship Report (from TED)

  • No one showed up last Saturday, I think because of Equinox parties. Aside from that, good conversations, and always at least a couple of people in the congregation. The alternating weeks of open topic 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

29-April-2021 Liliana

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

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
3-Jun Zyzzy
10-Jun Zoe
17-Jun Sofia
23-Jun Pomona
1-Jul Zyzzy
8-Jul Zoe
15-Jul Sofia
22-Jul Pomona
29-Jul Zyzzy
4-Aug Zoe
12-Aug Sofia
19-Aug Pomona

New Business

  • Freda and Hex’s ceremony 4/7 4:30 SLT — Ceremony at Sanctuary, Reception at Beachy Keen
  • (Sofia) landscaping near the Thanksgiving table?She proposed removing the table and adding stepstones between the sanctuary. Everyone liked that idea.

Next meeting April 29 at 5:30pm SLT in

Place: Stone Circle

May meeting: Book club discussion area in Library

The meeting was adjourned at 6:01 pm SLT.





2021-02-25 LG Minutes

25 03 2021

Date: February 25, 2021

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

February meeting 5:30pm SLT History Cafe

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

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

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

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

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report January 31, 2021

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2020 January 31, 2021
Magic’s account L$126,935 L$11,337
Byk’s account L$54,218 US$1096.68 L$99,218 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$181,153 US$1571.68 L$110,555 US$1571.68
EXPENSES 2020 Jan 31, 2021
Presenters: L$84,000 L$8,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$2600 L$200
Total Expenses L$386,600 L$83,200
INCOME 2020 Jan 31, 2021
Plate collections: L$125,682 L$9,652
Pledge payments: L$312.066 2019: 101% of pledged amount L$170,343 2021: 79% of pledged amount
Total Income L$437,748 L$189,647
Membership 39 38

Two new or returning members: Head Waydelich and Aime Ravenhurst. Pledge drive is continuing with many pledges yet to be made. This month I will be contacting folk by IM to ask for their pledge.

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

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Tim, aka tmst01 has been absent for almost four months. No replies to my messages. I’ve reclaimed his parcel.
  • I got a message from Dearborn Carling that he’s taking over the rental payments for the Baha’i area. Dearborn said that Peter needed a break from the expense, so he and Lady Mom are handling it now. I heard from Peter – he’s ok.

Sanctuary Sound System – Zyzzy

  • The new streaming jukebox is working well! We had a problem Thursday where it wasn’t responding, but I tracked that down to my neglecting to automatically reset it when the region restarts. Fixed now.
  • I intend to make the webpage interface more attractive.

Outreach – Et

  • No recent activity. Et is going to the UUA General Assembly, and possibly Pomona. 6/24-27. (future GAs: June 22 – 26, 2022 in Portland, OR; June 21 – 25, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA)

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)

  • This month has been lower attendance, but some good conversations, and always at least one person in the congregation. The alternating weeks of open topic 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-2021 Liliana (Ready!)

29-April2021 Liliana

16-Sept-2021 Liliana

28-OCT-2021 Liliana

16-Dec-2021 Liliana

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

Next meeting March 25 at 5:30pm SLT in

Place: Circle near the Memorial Hill

April Meeting: Stone Circle

May meeting: Bookclub discussion area in Library

The meeting was adjourned at 5:57 pm SLT.





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.