Governance for Congregations, Bylaws & Policies

As a congregation becomes diverse in membership, it may want to consider having affinity groups as part of its organizational structure.

These groups may have representation on the board and may provide a voice for minority racial identity, ethnic identity, and sexual orientation and identity, among others.

If you are interested in being a member of the Olympic UUF affinity group Contact:

Elinor Tennyson

Administrative Coordinator

admin@olympicuuf.com

elinor1020@yahoo.com

360-417-2665

Provisions

Olympic Universalist Unitarian Fellowship shall institutionalize Affinity Groups into its decision-making process as another way to create an inclusive environment where the best possible non-oppressive decision may be reached.

Affinity Groups shall be created at the discretion of the Board of Directors and shall be an official body of the congregation, afforded the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as other Standing Committees.

Affinity Groups shall exist to evaluate the potentially oppressive impact specific institutional- and/or organizational decisions and/or decisions regarding policy may have on members of the congregation who identify themselves as members of a group that has been historically marginalized and disenfranchised in larger society.

Membership in any affinity group shall be open to any person who publicly lives and/or self-identifies as being a member of the specific target group for which the affinity group has been formed and is approved by the board of directors.

For more UUA information contact growthresources@uua.org. or  Bylaws & Policies, Governance for Congregations

ON GOING AFFINITY GROUPS:

Reading for the fun of it!

Short Story Book Group

First & Third Tuesdays at 10 am

To learn more contact:

Kitty Hawks

206-755-2832 or

alettehawks@yahoo.com

Tuesday Brunch

Second and Fourth Tuesdays

11 am at the Mariner Restaurant in the JCPenney mall in Sequim

For more information contact:

Rose Prestipino, roseprestipino@gmail.com

OUUF Men’s Group

Wednesdays, 7-9 pm

At members’ homes.

For More information contact:

George Stratton

(360) 452-6719

OUUF Women’s Groups

All Things Considered

Evening Group

Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. At members’ homes

For More information contact:

Jean Stratton

360-452-6719 or

jeanmstratton@gmail.com

 

Reflections

Second and fourth Thursday 1-3 PM at the Fellowship Hall

For More information contact:

Serena Mylchreest

serena@mylchreest.com

 

Choir

OUUF Sundays at 9:30 am and Tuesdays at 3:00 pm.

Newcomers welcome!

For More information contact:

Choir Director

Joel Yelland

509-322-5328 or

JoelYelland@gmail.com