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Liaison Minutes – November 2016

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

November 2, 2016, 7:30 PM

In Attendance:

Gene Whitney (Princeton)

Al Stawsky (Palisades)

Ira Mendelsberg (Ridgewood)

Sally Gellert (Paramus)

Toby Tyler (Morristown)

Diane Finn (Montclair)

Laurice Grae-Hauck, Outreach/Administrator

Rev. Rob Gregson, Exec. Dir.

 

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Gena (Princeton): Voter registration drive with 15 UUs at events in the area. Gena and Elaine went to the “Making A Killing” screening. Hoping to do a screening at UUCP. Had 19 members from Princeton at IssuesCon16.
  • Ira Mendelsberg (Ridgewood): Black Lives Matter group is working on programs for the congregation. Action Alerts forwarded ...
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Liaison Minutes – October 2016

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

October 5, 2016, 8 PM

In Attendance:

Gene Whitney (Princeton)

Nick Mellis (Washington Crossing)

Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator

Rev. Rob Gregson, Exec. Dir.

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Nick Mellis (Washington Crossing): Charles Stevens preaching this Sunday on the separation of Church and State. Regular FAQ groups on racial justice/Black Lives Matter. Members are split on whether or not to hang a banner on the church. Conversations continue. UUCWC is working with the local police department. Rev. Kim talked about UULMNJ from the pulpit on Sunday.
  • Gena (Princeton): Bill ...
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CC Min 7-13-2016

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

July 13, 2016, 7 PM

In Attendance:

Kim Mitchell (Plainfield)

Al Stawsky (Palisades)

Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator

Rev. Rob Gregson, Exec. Dir.

 

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Kim Mitchell (Plainfield): 6 murders this year. The mayor has started a public safety initiative. FUSP has signed on to provide meeting space, per recommendation of BLofUU, and healing space for Black Lives organizations. (Kim is interested in database research.) Admin has taken on social justice work, Sharon Maguire. New minister beginning August 1.
  • Laurice (Montclair): June 12 solitary confinement event with ...
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CC Min 6-3-2015

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

June 3, 2015, 8 PM

In Attendance:
Nick Mellis (Washington Crossing)
Al Stawsky (Palisades)
Toby Tyler (Morristown)
Elaine Nigam (Princeton)
Cecilia Cosca (Montclair)
Sally Gellert (Paramus)
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Nick (Washington Crossing): been to Counsel for Faith and Action meeting, introduced a new marijuana legalization bill. Will be a long time before they take a vote on it.
  • Toby (Morristown): UULMNJ coffee hour a couple of weeks ago. Gathered some interest. Got some pushback ...
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Liaison CC Min 5-6-15

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

May 6, 2015, 8 PM

In Attendance:

Lorraine Wearley  (Summit)
Nick Mellis (Washington Crossing)
Al Stawsky (Palisades)
Edie Waill (Parmaus)
Sally Gellert (Paramus)
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Edie (Paramus): May 15 “Inequality for All” film, Gordon McGinnis president of NJ Policy Perspective leading discussion. Teens talk about racism May 28. Showing Inconvenient Truth about charter schools run by corporation. Hosted workshop organized by the YWCA “building a multi-racial community: what can white people do”. Plating ...
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Liaison CC Min 4-1-15

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

April 1, 2015, 8 PM

In Attendance:

Toby Tyler (Morristown)
Lorraine Wearley  (Summit)
Diane Finn (Montclair)
Elaine Nigam (Princeton)
Al Stawsky (Palisades)
Edie Waill (Parmaus)
Sally Gellert (Paramus)
Bill Potter (Princeton)
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Sally (Paramus): “Escape Fire” film screening was snowed out. Community Garden raised $6,000 for Center for Food Action.  Lots of things coming up for Earth Day.
  • Lorraine (Summit): Has been taking emails and names from people during tabling and forwarding them ...
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Liaison CC Min 3-4-15

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

March 4, 2015, 8 PM

In Attendance:

Toby Tyler (Morristown)
Lorraine Wearley  (Summit)
Cecilia Cosca (Montclair)
Elaine Nigam (Princeton)
Al Stawsky (Palisades)
Edie Waill (Parmaus)
Jeri Doherty (Sussex)
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Edie (Paramus): Lunch raised $593 for Center Food Action. Co-sponsoring a social justice weekend with Ridgewood March 27-29 racial justice at Ridgewood.  Book discussion on the New Jim Crow, co-sponsored by CUC, Palisades and Ridgewood. Discussion about having a “Black Lives Matter” sign ...
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Liaison CC Min 2-4-15

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

February 4, 2015, 8 PM

In Attendance:

Peggy Wood (Lakeland)
Lorraine Wearley  (Summit)
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.

AGENDA:

Congregations Check-in: 

  • Peggy Wood (Lakeland): Co-presidents want UULMNJ to do a lay led service. (This is arranged for 3/22/15.  Fighting the Pilgrim Pipeline. Resolution did not pass in Wayne.  Town council is working on a more specific resolution now.
  • Lorraine Wearley (Summit): Summit had previously fought off the pipeline in their community.

Craig Updates:   (8:28pm)

  • Solitary confinement bill S2588 is in the senate law and ...
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Liaison CC Min 12-3-14

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

December 3, 2014, 8 PM

In Attendance:
Nick Mellis (Titusville)
Edie Waill (Paramus)
Elaine Nigam (Princeton)
Toby Tyler  (Morristown)
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.

 

 AGENDA:
Congregations Check-in:
  • Toby Tyler (MoTown): Craig and Rohn Hein presented a social justice workshop.  Social justice meeting decided to support immigration effort by donating to Stamp Out Despair at First Friends.  Morristown held a vigil for Michael Brown.
  • Nick Mellis (Washington Crossing):  Council for Action workshop run ...
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Liaison CC Min 10-5-14

Monthly Liaison Conference Call Minutes

October 5, 2014, 8 PM

In Attendance:
Cecilia Cosca (Montclair)
Toby Tyler (Morristown)
Sally Gellert (Paramus)
Peggy Wood (Lakewood)
Elaine Nigam (Princeton)
Al Stawsky (Palisades)
Nick Mellis  (Washington Crossing)
Lorraine Wearley (Summit)
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Exec. Dir.
Laurice Grae-Hauck, Administrator
AGENDA:
Benediction
Congregations Check-in: 8:05
  • Peggy: a pipeline is going through and wants to announce a global frack down. 610 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, Saturday Oct 11, 11:00am
  • Lorraine: UCS having a committee fair. Carolyn and Lorraine are putting together ...
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