Annual Meeting Recap; Materials Posted


About 80 UUs gathered at the UU Congregation of Princeton to for UULMNJ’s Annual Plenary.  “We are getting good at these meetings” sums up attendees’ feelings about the event.  One participant noted that these meeting allow us to create thoughtful positions on many complex issues, a task which is too large for individual congregations. And it is always important to have an opportunity to connect and energize one another in addition to our usual teleconferences. We even had a cake to celebrate our fifth anniversary.  Thank you for all who helped the day run smoothly.

Meeting business included electing new board members and adopting a 2014 – 2015 budget.  New board members elected to serve on the UULMNJ Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2014:

  • Andrea Lerner (Metro NY District Executive)
  • Rev. Bill Neely (Princeton)
  • Roni Taylor (Plainfield)

Continuing to serve on the board are Nick Lewis (Montclair), Frances Prestianni (Princeton), Missy Staples (Somerset Hills), and Judy Strachan (Montclair).   Gail Marsh Saxer (Ocean County) and Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst (Monmouth County) will be ending their terms on the board. And our youth representative, Adam Green (Ridgewood) has let us know that he has to leave the board.

The past year’s highlights and accomplishments were reviewed, and attendees were treated to an informative and entertaining keynote address, How We Got Here:  New Jersey’s Crawl Out of the Great Recession, by Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective.

At the conclusion of the plenary, there was a liaison and congregation volunteer training covering actions as a moral imperative, congregational resources and Salsa, our advocacy system.

Meeting materials are posted here:

Annual Meeting Recap

Plenary Agenda

Executive Director’s Report

President’s Report

Legal Advocacy Project

Task Forces – Annual Reports

Issue Briefs/Position Papers

UULMNJ Partnerships

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet





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