New Board Members Elected at UULMNJ Annual Meeting
About 70 UUs gathered in Titusville at the UU Church at Washington Crossing to carry out the business of the UULMNJ and the UULMNJ Public Policy Network. New board members were elected, the 2013 – 2014 budget was adopted, and the past year’s highlights and accomplishments were reviewed. Annual reports from Rev. Craig and the task forces, as well as other materials included in the participants’ packets, are posted on the UULMNJ website.
Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director of the Coalition for Peace Action, gave an energizing keynote address. He reminded us of the importance of putting our faith into action for to bring about a halt in gun violence, and for other issues that speak to us.
New members were elected to serve on the UULMNJ Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2013:
- Nick Lewis (Montclair)
- Lorraine (Missy) Staples (Somerset Hills)
- Doug Cocuzza (Sussex Co)
- Rev. Allison Miller, (Morristown)
- Judy Strackan (Montclair)
Continuing to serve on the board will be Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst (Monmouth Co), Rev. Kathleen Green (Ridgewood), Frances Prestianni (Princeton), Gail Marsh Saxer (Ocean Co), and our youth representative Adam Green (Ridgewood).
Rohn Hein, Elaine Nigam, and Lynne Quinto, and Rev. Charles Ortman, four of our founding members, are ending their terms on the board. Their contributions to UULMNJ and ULMNJPPN have been monumental in establishing and guiding our organization. We will miss their board participation, but are heartened to know that they will continue helping in many ways.
Annual Meeting Materials