2023-04-27 LG Minutes

25 05 2023

Date: April 27, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the little meeting circle near the sanctuary.

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

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

Absent: Pomona, Prosper

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the March Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia –

Treasurer’s report March 31, 2023

ASSETS Feb 28, 2023 March 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$13,268 L$19,834
Byk’s account L$178,441 US$1096.68 L$277,191 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$191,709 US$1571.68 L$297,025 US$1571.68
EXPENSES Feb 28, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Presenters: L$16,000 L$24,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$250 L$600
Total Expenses L$91,250 L$174,600
INCOME Feb 28, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$14,027 L$20,793
Pledge payments: L$144,500 L$156,700 2023: 48% of pledged amount
Total Income L$158,527 L$177,493
Membership 36 36

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothin’ happenin’

Outreach – Et

  • GA!. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia planning on attending. Prosper may also. (GA 2024 may be all virtual.) discuss.uua.org has notes on Article II suggestions. Including one from me (on behalf of some RL congregation comments). Et will look for the banner.

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through August 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:

30-Mar Zyzzy
6-Apr Pomona
13-Apr Sofia
20-Apr 8th Principle Zyzzy leads
27-Apr Raven Beltane
4-May Hyacinth
11-May Zyzzy
18-May Zoe
25-May Sofia
1-Jun Zyzzy
8-Jun Zoe
15-Jun Sofia
22-Jun Prosper Midsummer (GA 6/21-25)
29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul Pomona Lughnasadh
3-Aug Zyzzy
10-Aug Zoe

Saturday service – TED

  • No news.

8th Principle vote

  • 4/20 service chat:

[19:22] Zyzzy Zarf: Ok. We’re voting now on these options:

[19:22] Zyzzy Zarf: – 1. Accept the National proposal

[18:51] – 2. Accept the FUUCSL proposal

[18:51] – 3. Accept Sofia’s chatGPT version.

[18:51] – 4. Craft a new proposal that satisfies our objections to the three.

[18:51] – 5. Reject all the proposals and not adopt an 8th Principle

[18:51] – 6. Not ready to decide anything. Keep discussing.

[18:51]

[19:22] Pomona Writer: Dav0? Hyacinth?

[19:23] dav0clure (dav0.turas): 6

[19:23] Aime Ravenhurst: 1

[19:23] LillyLal: 1

[19:23] Etaoin Barcelona: 1

[19:23] Hyacinth (coderchik): 1

[19:23] Pomona Writer: 2

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: 1

[19:23] TooEasilyDistracted: 2 or 4

[19:23] Hyacinth (coderchik): I am not a voting member though

[19:23] Pomona Writer: OK, thanks Hy.

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: That’s ok, Hy

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: Is that everyone?

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: Yes

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: Ok

[19:24] Etaoin Barcelona: (I’ll record this vote for the Leadership Group meeting next week)

[19:24] TooEasilyDistracted: Good work Et

[19:24] Pomona Writer: thanks, ET

[19:24] TooEasilyDistracted: Good work Et

[19:24] Pomona Writer: thanks, ET

[19:24] Zyzzy Zarf: Yes. We need to unscramble this. There’s a clear majority for option 1, but we’ll see if that’s enough

[19:25] Zyzzy Zarf: Thank you all!

[19:25] – ** Closing words and Extinguishing the Chalice **

  • Discussion during LG: a too-small number of members.

No urgency to adopt right now. May be best to just note “support for the 8th Principle”

Resolve:In the spirit of the Eighth Principle, this congregation should continue to strive to understand and work against all oppressions.

m/s/p; Resolution passes.

  • Proposed 8th Principle language: We value the cultural diversity, communication, and cooperation of all social groups; we hope to extinguish misconceptions, stereotypes, discrimination, and other oppressions in ourselves and in our institutions.
  • National proposal: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountability dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
  • Re-write by ChatGPT: As member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we covenant to promote a journey towards spiritual wholeness. We will actively work to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community that dismantles racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. Our commitment to accountability and justice will guide our actions. (Sofia)

New Business

Next meeting: May 25 at the meeting circle.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:49 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)





2023-03-23 LG Minutes

27 04 2023

Date: March 23, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the little meeting circle near the sanctuary.

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

Present: Zyzzy, Pomona, Sofia, Et, Zoe

Absent: TED, Prosper, Raven

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the February Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia –

Treasurer’s report March 31, 2023

ASSETS Feb 28, 2023 March 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$13,268 L$19,834
Byk’s account L$178,441 US$1096.68 L$277,191 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$191,709 US$1571.68 L$297,025 US$1571.68
EXPENSES Feb 28, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Presenters: L$16,000 L$16,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$250 L$350
Total Expenses L$91,250 L$166,350
INCOME Feb 28, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$14,027 L$20,793
Pledge payments: L$144,500 L$156,700 2023: 48% of pledged amount
Total Income L$158,527 L$177,493
Membership 36 36

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

  • GA!. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia planning on attending. Prosper may also. (GA 2024 may be all virtual.) UUA accepting comments on the new Article II April 1-30.

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through August 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

5-Jan Zyzzy
12-Jan Raven
19-Jan Sofia
26-Jan Zyzzy
2-Feb Etaoin
9-Feb Sofia
16-Feb Zyzzy
23-Feb Zoe
2-Mar Sofia
9-Mar Zyzzy
16-Mar Zoe
23-Mar Raven OSTARA
30-Mar Zyzzy
6-Apr Pomona
13-Apr Sofia
20-Apr 8th Principle Zyzzy leads
27-Apr Raven BELTANE
4-May Hyacinth
11-May Zyzzy
18-May Zoe
25-May Sofia
1-Jun Zyzzy
8-Jun Zoe
15-Jun Sofia
22-Jun Prosper Midsummer (GA 6/21-25)
29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul Pomona Lughnasadh
3-Aug Zyzzy
10-Aug Zoe

Saturday service – TED

  • No news.

8th Principle vote

  • 3/30 through 4/20 services– discuss alternative wording during the services.
  • 4/20 “this is not a regular service, this is a discussion/vote” Several of us can run the service.
  • Voted by the Board to do this.
  • Proposed 8th Principle language: We value the cultural diversity, communication, and cooperation of all social groups; we hope to extinguish misconceptions, stereotypes, discrimination, and other oppressions in ourselves and in our institutions.
  • National proposal: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
  • Re-write by ChatGPT: As member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we covenant to promote a journey towards spiritual wholeness. We will actively work to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community that dismantles racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. Our commitment to accountability and justice will guide our actions. (Sofia)

New Business

  • Congregational vote to adopt 8th principle? Congregational vote to include current Principles in our Bylaws?

Next meeting: April 27 at the meeting circle.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:59 pm SLT.

Parking Lot : (revisit or delete)





2023-02-23 LG Minutes

22 03 2023

Date: February 23, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

Party Platform.

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

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

Absent: Raven

Observing: Hyacinth

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the January Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia –

Treasurer’s report January 31, 2023

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2022 January 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$79,641 L$6859
Byk’s account L$131,441 US$1096.68 L$128,441 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$211,082 US$1571.68 L$135,300 US$1571.68
EXPENSES 2022 2023
Presenters: L$103,000 L$8000
Rent: L$300,000 L$75,000
Advertising: L$2400 L$200
Total Expenses L$405,400 L$83,200
INCOME 2022 2023
Plate collections: L$78,104 L$7418
Pledge payments: L$317,122 2022: % of pledged amount L$0*
Total Income L$395,226 L$7418
Membership 35 35

*Pledge drive begins in February

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

  • GA!. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia planning on attending. Prosper may also. (GA 2024 may be all virtual.)

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through May 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

5-Jan Zyzzy 1000
12-Jan Raven 1000
19-Jan Sofia 1000
26-Jan Zyzzy 1000
2-Feb Etaoin IMBOLC
9-Feb Sofia
16-Feb Zyzzy
23-Feb Zoe
2-Mar Sophia
9-Mar Zyzzy
16-Mar Zoe
23-Mar Raven OSTARA
30-Mar Zyzzy
6-Apr Pomona
13-Apr Sofia
20-Apr Zoe
27-Apr Raven BELTANE
4-May Hyacinth
11-May Zyzzy
18-May Zoe
25-May Sofia
1-Jun Zyzzy
8-Jun Zoe
15-Jun Sofia

Saturday service
– TED

  • Pretty good attendance at SatSvc recently, several Europeans, nice folks.

New Business

  • Congregational vote to adopt 8th principle? Congregational vote to include current Principles in our Bylaws?
  • Proposed 8th Principle language: We value the cultural diversity, communication, and cooperation of all social groups; we hope to extinguish misconceptions, stereotypes, discrimination, and other oppressions in ourselves and in our institutions.
  • Do we explicitly include racism? ableism? Xenophobia? Agency? Right to choose? Gender identity? Other things we are “uncomfortable to talk about”?
  • National proposal: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

Next meeting: March 23 at the little meeting circle near Sanctuary.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:17 pm SLT.

Parking Lot
:
(revisit or delete)

  • FOR NEXT MEETING, Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principle on December 29 so we should wait one more month before we discuss it at the Leadership Group (says Sofia).




2023-01-26 LG Minutes

23 02 2023

Date: January 26, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At Library discussion area, freshly redecorated.

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

Present: Zyzzy, Pomona, Sofia, Et, Raven

Absent: TED, Zoe, Prosper

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the December Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia –

Treasurer’s report December 31, 2022

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2021 DECEMBER 31, 2022
Magic’s account L$104,187 L$79,641
Byk’s account L$120,027 US$1096.68 L$131,441 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$224,214 US$1571.68 L$211,082 US$1571.68
EXPENSES 2021 2022
Presenters: L$103,000 L$103,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2600 L$2400
Total Expenses L$405,600 L$405,400
INCOME 2021 2022
Plate collections: L$107,150 L$78,104
Pledge payments: L$321,259 2021: 96% of pledged amount L$317,122 2022: 99.4% of pledged amount
Total Income L$428,409 L$395,226
Membership 34 35*

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

*Dec 15 new member Stella Vespera

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing new

Outreach – Et

  • No news.
  • UUA Article 2 Bylaws update; GA 2023 June 21-25 Pittsburgh

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through May 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

sofia

5-Jan Zyzzy
12-Jan Raven
19-Jan Sofia
26-Jan Zyzzy
2-Feb Zoe IMBOLC
9-Feb Sofia
16-Feb Zyzzy
23-Feb Zoe
2-Mar
9-Mar Zyzzy
16-Mar Zoe
23-Mar Raven OSTARA
30-Mar Zyzzy
6-Apr Pomona
13-Apr Sofia
20-Apr Zoe
27-Apr Raven BELTANE
4-May Zyzzy
11-May Zoe
18-May Sofia
25-May Zyzzy
1-Jun Zoe
8-Jun Sofia

Saturday service
– TED

  • No report this month

New Business

  • Distributed Visitor Monoliths to everyone to play with. These detect avatars in the area and will report when they are first and last seen.
  • Anti-Griefer Stuff: since a recent episode with trolls at the service, some of us would like info on how to eject and ban people. Also, we may want to review our land permissions and make sure all LG members have the ability to eject and ban people sim-wide and not only on one parcel at a time. Zoe has copied some of her old security info from Dublin years ago, and will share a folder of those notecards at our meeting, that we can look over at our leisure, as examples of anti-griefer procedures. Let’s keep this in the Parking Lot until after the holidays, and then schedule a time to practice ejecting and stuff. ADD TO JANUARY MEETING
  • Eric’s notes: (using Firestorm)
    • If griefing loudly, actively: open IM window (no message needed) and ban immediately. IM window will let you get to the avatar profile quickly.
    • IM griefer and nudge to civility–maybe something else is going on.
    • Give griefer an opportunity to be civil; some will play nice for a little while but then turn bad.
    • To ban:
      • World > Region Details (or ALT-R)
      • “Access” tab
      • “Banned” sub-tab
      • “Add…” button
      • Search for the avatar’s name, hit Go. You can copy the name from the IM window profile, or hit “Near Me”.
      • Click on name in result list.
      • You will get a window titled “Deny access for this estate only or for all estates that you manage for Zyzzy Zarf”. Hit “All Estates”
      • Avatar will disappear!
      • Optionally, send an abuse report: (I always do because some griefers will send a abuse report against you)
    • Bring up profile (from the IM window)
    • On 2nd Life tab, hit gear dropdown in lower right corner
    • “Report” button
    • Send an abuse report. Category is usually “Harrassment” In summary note this is to counter an abuse report they may send against you. Include IM chat in Details, and selected open chat.
    • Select “Report Abuse”

    Next meeting: February 23 at Party Platform.

    The meeting was adjourned at 6:07 pm SLT.

    Parking Lot
    :
    (revisit or delete)

    • FOR NEXT MEETING, Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principle on December 29 so we should wait one more month before we discuss it at the Leadership Group (says Sofia).




2022-12-01 LG Minutes

26 01 2023

Date: December 1, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At Sofia’s North Island

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

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

Absent: Raven

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the October Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

There are two reports this month, because of the combined Nov/Dec meeting.

Treasurer’s report October 31, 2022

ASSETS Sept 30, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Magic’s account L$55,289 L$61,790
Byk’s account L$179,541 US$1096.68 L$89,541 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 234,830 US$1571.68 L 151,331 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year to date
Sept 30, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$76,000 L$85,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$1800 L$2000
Total Expenses L$302,800 L$387,000
INCOME
Year to date
Sept 30, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Plate collections: L$53,052 L$59,803
Pledge payments: L$257,222 L$284,687 98.5% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$310,274 L$344,490
Membership 35 35

Treasurer’s report November 30, 2022

ASSETS Oct 31, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Magic’s account L$61,790 L$66,459
Byk’s account L$89,541 US$1096.68 L$119.441 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 151,331 US$1571.68 L 185,900 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year to date
Oct 31, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$85,000 L$93,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2000 L$2200
Total Expenses L$387,000 L$395,200
INCOME
Year to date
Oct 31, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Plate collections: L$59,803 L$64,672
Pledge payments: L$284,687 L$287,122 99.3% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$344,490 L$351,794
Membership 35 35

A small deficit this year, but we have reserves to cover this. Noted that we need to grow the membership.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing new

Outreach – Et

  • No news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through March of 2023. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia). Raven has also asked for the service on January 12, but I’ve forgotten the reason. Perhaps someone could add the topic, here, during our meeting tonight.

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 OPEN
  • Mabon: September 21st, 2023 Zoe
  • Samhain: October 26th, 2023* Raven
  • Yule: December 21st, 2023* Raven

The (somewhat) regular rotation proceeds as follows:

24-Nov Sofia
1-Dec Zoe
8-Dec Zyzzy
15-Dec Raven/Yule
22-Dec Zoe – Tiny C.
29-Dec Sofia

2023

5-Jan Zyzzy
12-Jan Raven
19-Jan Sofia
26-Jan Zyzzy
2-Feb Zoe Imbolc
9-Feb Sofia
16-Feb Zyzzy
23-Feb Zoe
2-Mar Sofia
9-Mar Zyzzy
16-Mar Zoe
23-Mar Raven Ostara

Saturday service – TED

  • TED: My eyes are done and I’m home, can do Saturday this week. Very odd vision just now, but it works, and should get better. Hooray!

New Business

  • Article II discussion at the UUA (for our information only)

Next meeting: January 26 at LIbrary discussion area, freshly redecorated.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 pm SLT.

Parking Lot:

(revisit or delete)

  • FOR NEXT MEETING, Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principle on December 29 so we should wait one more month before we discuss it at the Leadership Group (says Sofia).
  • Anti-Griefer Stuff: since a recent episode with trolls at the service, some of us would like info on how to eject and ban people. Also, we may want to review our land permissions and make sure all LG members have the ability to eject and ban people sim-wide and not only on one parcel at a time. Zoe has copied some of her old security info from Dublin years ago, and will share a folder of those notecards at our meeting, that we can look over at our leisure, as examples of anti-griefer procedures. Let’s keep this in the Parking Lot until after the holidays, and then schedule a time to practice ejecting and stuff. ADD TO JANUARY MEETING




2022-10-27 LG Minutes

1 12 2022

Date: October 27, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At Pomona’s Teahouse.

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

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

Absent: Prosper, Et (working early voting for the elections)

Observing: nobody

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • The August Minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

ASSETS August 31, 2022 Sept 30, 2022
Magic’s account L$48,469 L$55,289
Byk’s account L$189,541 US$1096.68 L$179,541 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 238,010 US$1571.68 L 234,830 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year to date
August 31, 2022 Sept 30, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$67,000 L$76,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1600 L$1800
Total Expenses L$293,600 L$302,800
INCOME
Year to date
August 31, 2022 Sept 30, 2022
Plate collections: L$46,032 L$53,052
Pledge payments: L$257,222 L$257,222 89% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$303,254 L$310,274
Membership 35 35

Only three pledges have yet to be paid.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing new

Outreach – Et

  • No news.
  • (If you are in Montgomery County Maryland, vote early–not often!)

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday Worship Report (Sofia & Zoe)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through December 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. Hyacinth had volunteered to lead a service for November 17th but that has become impossible for her, because a new job will keep her busy Thursday evenings for some time. She hopes to soon be able to offer special services on Tuesdays at her place in UUtopia, and she still hopes to lead a Thursday night service at some time.

The following special services are included in the schedule:

October 27th (Samhain/Final Harvest) Raven

November 24 (Thanksgiving Dinner) Sofia

December 15th (Yule)*Raven

December 22 (Tiny Carolers) Zoe

The (somewhat) regular rotation proceeds as follows:

6-Oct Zyzzy
13-Oct Zoe
20-Oct Sofia
27-Oct Raven/Samhain
3-Nov Zyzzy
10-Nov Zoe
17-Nov Sofia
24-Nov Sofia
1-Dec Zoe
8-Dec Zyzzy
15-Dec Raven/Yule
22-Dec Zoe – Tiny C.
29-Dec Sofia
5-Jan Zyzzy

Raven will send Sofia the dates for 2023 Pagan services

Saturday service – TED

  • News from TED: cataract surgery Nov8-11. Hoping to be at Saturday Service Nov12. Someone has been coming to SatSvc from Germany; Thurs evening service is inconvenient time. One of TED’s client/friends died Oct19, TED may end up executor.
  • Does anyone want to be a standby backup leader for Nov12? Sofia will do it.

New Business

  • Anti-Griefer Stuff: since a recent episode with trolls at the service, some of us would like info on how to eject and ban people. Also, we may want to review our land permissions and make sure all LG members have the ability to eject and ban people sim-wide and not only on one parcel at a time. Zoe has copied some of her old security info from Dublin years ago, and will share a folder of those notecards at our meeting, that we can look over at our leisure, as examples of anti-griefer procedures. (MOVE TO OLD BUSINESS FOR NEXT MEETING)
  • Proposal from Zyzzy to delete 3 of 4 users in fuucsl.org google workplace – agreed Zyzzy should do so
  • This would reduce our monthly cost from $12 to $3
  • Login info would be shared with LG

Next meeting: December 1 at 5:30 pm SLT at Sofia’s North Island

Our next meeting is the combined November, December meeting, on December 1. (Remember we have one meeting in early December, instead of the two in November and December, to avoid holiday conflicts.)

The meeting was adjourned at 5:57 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • FOR NEXT MEETING, Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principle on November 17
  • 8th principle: wait for sermon to discuss this




2022-09-22 LG Minutes

27 10 2022

Date: September 22, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the Library Atrium: seating is available on six benches AND on the 13 or so stacks of books.

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

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

Absent: Sofia, Prosper

Observing: Hyacinth

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the August Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

(I am still on bereavement leave -I’ll be back next month)

Treasurer’s report August 31, 2022

ASSETS July 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
Magic’s account L$43,304 L$48,469
Byk’s account L$128,041 US$1096.68 L$189,541 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 171,354 US$1571.68 L 238,010 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year to date
July 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$59,000 L$67,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1400 L$1600
Total Expenses L$285,400 L$293,600
INCOME
Year to date
July 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
Plate collections: L$40,667 L$46,032
Pledge payments: L$256,022 L$257,222 89% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$296,689 L$303,254
Membership 35 35

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing new

Outreach – Et

  • No news

Library Report – Pomona & Zoe

  • Zoe reports on the library garden:

Thanks for all the great ideas! Working from suggestions received last month, I’ve finished decorating the atrium. It was a pleasure to do it!

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through December 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. Hyacinth has volunteered to lead a service for November 17

October 27th (Samhain/Final Harvest)*Raven

November 17th Hyacinth

December 15th (Yule)*Raven

We need to update the Google calendar with services from Nov 10 forward; the last service noted on it is Nov 3rd. We may need to think about who needs login info for the Google account that has edit permissions for that calendar, or share edit permissions for that calendar with more than one other account as backup.

11-Aug Zyzzy
18-Aug Zoe
25-Aug Sofia
1-Sep Zyzzy
8-Sep Zoe
15-Sep Sofia (Zoe sub)
22-Sep Raven /Mabon
29-Sep Pomona
6-Oct Zyzzy
13-Oct Zoe
20-Oct Sofia
27-Oct RAVEN/Samhain
3-Nov Zyzzy
10-Nov Zoe
17-Nov Hyacinth
24-Nov Sofia
1-Dec Zyzzy
8-Dec Zoe/Tiny Carolers
15-Dec Raven/Yule
22-Dec Sofia
29-Dec Zyzzy
5-Jan Zoe
12-Jan Sofia

Saturday service – TED

  • Saturday usually about 4 people at least, and always valuable conversations. Much appreciation to TED for leading Saturday services!

New Business

  • Trolls and Griefers, policy and procedures: All members of LG now have the ability to do estate-wide bans, not merely parcel bans. We’d like to have a workshop so all the LG will know how to wield that power. Zoe could adapt something from Dublin security training that she underwent years ago and create a notecard for that workshop, and we can all have fun practicing freezing and ejecting one another.
  • Proposal from Zyzzy to delete 3 of 4 users in fuucsl.org google workplace
  • This would reduce our monthly cost from $12 to $3
  • Login info would be shared with LG

Next meeting: October 27 at Pomona’s teahouse

After that, we won’t have a November meeting but will meet on December 1. (Remember we have one meeting in early December, instead of the two in November and December, to avoid holiday conflicts.)

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 pm SLT.

Parking Lot : (revisit or delete)

  • (Table until end of summer?)(Sofia) Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principles.
  • 8th principle: wait for sermon to discuss this




2022-08-25 LG Minutes

22 09 2022

Date: August 25, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

TED and Zoe’s spot

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

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

Absent: Prosper

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the July Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report July 31, 2022

ASSETS June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
Magic’s account L$37,098 L$43,304
Byk’s account L$211,041 US$1096.68 L$128,041 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 248,139 US$1571.68 L 171,354 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year to date
June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
Presenters: L$48,000 L$59,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1200 L$1400
Total Expenses L$199,200 L$285,400
INCOME
Year to date
June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
Plate collections: L$34,211 L$40,667
Pledge payments: L$194,022 L$256,022 89% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$228,233 L$296,689
Membership 35 35

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Don Setzer has taken over Holly’s parcel

Outreach – Et

  • No news

Library Report – Pomona & Zoe

  • Zoe reports on the library garden:

There’s already a lovely garden surrounding the library, on the outside, but…

… that inner central area is difficult to transform into a garden as requested, since it’s inside a formal building…

…having tried several things from a zen garden to a floral clock, I’ve set up a circle of tabletop miniature-gardens-in-books, a central turtle pond, an aquarium, birds…

… having some motion helps make the space feel alive, I think…

… there are places you can sit, including two benches, and twelve piles of books…

… I’ll appreciate getting some feedback from anyone who has time to offer some.

Maybe what we want is some more simple idea, with one central focus, like a really large aquarium or aviary? Maybe what’s there now is too cluttered?

(After our meeting, many LG members popped over to the library and provided very helpful feedback. Thank you all!)

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through December 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.

TED has shared simple list of topics with Pomona (nice for emergency fill-in)

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

11-Aug Zyzzy
18-Aug Zoe
25-Aug Sofia
1-Sep Zyzzy
8-Sep Zoe
15-Sep Sofia
22-Sep Raven /Mabon
29-Sep Pomona
6-Oct Zyzzy
13-Oct Zoe
20-Oct Sofia
27-Oct RAVEN/Samhain
3-Nov Zyzzy
10-Nov Zoe
17-Nov OPEN/Harvest Day
24-Nov Sofia
1-Dec Zyzzy
8-Dec Zoe/Tiny Carolers
15-Dec Raven/Yule
22-Dec Sofia
29-Dec Zyzzy
5-Jan Zoe
12-Jan Sofia

Saturday service
– TED

  • Saturday low attendance, but always someone, and some valuable conversations.

New Business

  • The FUUCSL Google Workspace account is transitioning to paid.
  • Zyzzy has provided a CC# so that it’s paid for. Estimated US$12/month
  • A motion (approved): Sofia moved that whenever there are US dollar expenses incurred on behalf of FUUCSL and approved by the Leadership Group, they shall be reimbursed. Pomona seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting September 22 at 5:30pm SLT at Library (if someplace to sit, or library office).

The meeting was adjourned at 5:53 pm SLT.

Parking Lot
:
(revisit or delete)

  • (Table until end of summer?)(Sofia) Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principles.
  • 8th principle: wait for sermon to discuss this




2022-07-28 LG Minutes

25 08 2022

Date: July 28, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

Zoe and TED’s island

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

Present: Zyzzy, Zoe, Et, Prosper, Pomona

Absent: Sofia, Raven, TED

Observing:

Minutes – Etaoin

  • Approved the June Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report June 30, 2022

ASSETS May 31, 2022 June 30, 2022
Magic’s account L$30.152 L$37,098
Byk’s account L$212.041 US$1096.68 L$211,041 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 242,193 US$1571.68 L 248,139 US$1571.68
EXPENSES
Year to date
May 31, 2022 June 30, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$42.000 L$48,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$1000 L$1200
Total Expenses L$193,000 L$199,200
INCOME
Year to date
May 31, 2022 June 30, 2022
Plate collections: L$27,065 L$34,211
Pledge payments: L$181,022 L$194,022 67% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$208,087 L$228,233
Membership 35 35

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Hollys has left her parcel (again). Might be back someday (again).

Outreach – Et

  • No news

Library Report – Pomona

  • Zoe and Pomona to go before the service 7/28 and start sharing ideas.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through October 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 adjusted the schedule to get around my summer vacation plans so each of you should do the same and communicate by group email if swaps are needed.

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.

TED has topics and will share them with Pomona (simple list now available)

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

23-Jun Zoe/Solstice
30-Jun Zyzzy
7-Jul Sofia
14-Jul Zoe
21-Jul Zyzzy
28-Jul Prosper/Lughnasadh/First Harvest
4-Aug Sofia
11-Aug Zyzzy
18-Aug Zoe
25-Aug Sofia
1-Sep Zyzzy
9-Sep Zoe
15-Sep Sofia
22-Sep Raven /Mabon
29-Sep Pomona
6-Oct Zyzzy
13-Oct Zoe
20-Oct Sofia
27-Oct RAVEN/Samhain
3-Nov Pomona??

Saturday service

  • No Report.

New Business

  • 8th principle: wait for sermon to discuss this

Next meeting August 25 at 5:30pm SLT at Zoe’s spot .

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 pm SLT.

OLD INFO: (revisit or delete)

  • (Table until end of summer?)(Sofia) Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principles.




2022-06-30 LG Minutes

28 07 2022

Date: June 30, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

Sofia’s tropical island in the sky

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

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

Absent: Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the June Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report May 31, 2022

ASSETS April 30, 2022 May 31, 2022
Magic’s account L$27,233, L$30.152
Byk’s account L$223,041 US$1096.68 L$212.041 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 250,274 US$1571.68 L 242,193 US$1571.68
EXPENSES April 30, 2022 May 31, 2022
Presenters:
Stone Circle & Tiny Carolers
L$34,000 L$42.000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$800 L$1000
Total Expenses L$184,800 L$193,000
INCOME April 30, 2022 May 31, 2022
Plate collections: L$23,946 L$27,065
Pledge payments: L$181,022 L$181,022 63% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$204,968 L$208,087
Membership 35 35

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothing new

Outreach – Et

  • No news
  • (Some discussion about 8th principle. Article 2 rewrite commission is going to reach out to the RL congregations for the rewrite.)

Library Report – Pomona

  • None

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through October 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 adjusted the schedule to get around my summer vacation plans so each of you should do the same and communicate by group email if swaps are needed.

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.

TED has topics and will share them with Pomona (simple list now available)

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

23-Jun Zoe/Solstice
30-Jun Zyzzy
7-Jul Sofia
14-Jul Zoe
21-Jul Zyzzy
28-Jul Prosper/Lughnasadh/First Harvest
4-Aug Sofia
11-Aug Zyzzy
18-Aug Zoe
25-Aug Sofia
1-Sep Zyzzy
9-Sep Zoe
15-Sep Sofia
22-Sep Raven /Mabon
29-Sep Pomona
6-Oct Zyzzy
13-Oct Zoe
20-Oct Sofia
27-Oct RAVEN/Samhain
3-Nov Pomona??

Saturday service – Last Saturday, no one showed up; TED can use the Open Topic prep next OT day. Homily about cooperation, nurturing, and a stable life environment drafted for this Saturday.

New Business.

  • None

Next meeting July 28 at 5:30pm SLT at Zoe and TED’s island.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 pm SLT.

OLD INFO: (revisit or delete)

  • (Table until end of summer?)(Sofia) Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principles.