By-Laws Amendment

Dear Members of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton:

During the 2020 Annual Meeting, Jacki Rohan moved that the By-Laws be amended at the next Annual Meeting to eliminate a reference to “Delegates to meetings of the Massachusetts Bay District of the Unitarian Universalist Association” as the Mass Bay District no longer exists.  Per the UUA website, “In April 2016, the congregations of the Mass Bay District voted to dissolve the corporation of the district.”

In addition, the UUSC no longer has congregational delegates.

Accordingly, the members of the Society will be asked to vote on the following By-Laws amendments during the Annual Meeting to be held Sunday, June 6 at 11:45AM.

SECTION 4. At the Annual Meeting of the Society there shall be elected by ballot from the membership of the Society: a Moderator, a Clerk, one or two Assistant Clerks, a Treasurer, one or two Assistant Treasurers, and one high school age member of the Board of Trustees, Delegates to meetings of the Massachusetts Bay District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Delegates to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and Delegates to other denominational meetings to serve for one year, and two members of the Board of Trustees, one or two members of the Operations Council, and one member of the Board of Investment to serve for three years. Candidates for these offices shall be selected from the recommendations of the Nominating Committee or by nomination from the floor. Unless otherwise provided, all officers shall hold office until the next Annual Meeting and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. Any vacancy occurring by death, resignation or otherwise may be filled at any legal meeting of the Society, or by the Board of Trustees for the interim until the next meeting of the Society.

-Gordon Moriarty

FUUSN By-Laws Committee