2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be Sunday, June 5, 2016, immediately following services. At this meeting, we’ll be voting on the 2016-2017 Budget, the slate of candidates put forward by the Nominating Committee for both the USR Board and Nominating, and a proposed By-Laws change.


For the USR Board:
Please note change: The Board of Trustees and the Nominating Committee announce that due to Elizabeth Ames’ resignation as Trustee, Holly Nolan has been nominated to serve on the Board for the last two years of a three-year term beginning in 2016-2017.

Rob Willis (President, 1st year)
Kevin Smith (Vice President, 1st year)
Peter Duran (Treasurer, 2nd year)
Bernie Josefsberg (Secretary, 1st year)
Sean Brennan (Trustee, 1st year)
Laura Krag (Trustee, 2nd year)
Julie McMurray (Trustee, 1st year)
Holly Nolan, Trustee (1st year of 2 year term)
Jackie Nadler (Trustee, 1st year)


For Nominating Committee:

Regina Andrews (2nd year)
Peter Levy (2nd year)
LuAnn Markowitz (1st year)
Helen Matusow-Ayres (1st year)
Assunta Trischka (2nd year)


Proposed By-Laws Change

The Board of Trustees respectfully submits the following change to our By-Laws, which would add the Safe Congregation Response Team to the list of committees or task teams for which membership in the USR is a prerequisite.

Current By-Laws:

Article 4 Membership

Section 4. Friend

Any person who desires to be associated with the Society, but not as a member, may be included on the Society’s mailing list as a Friend, but such Friend is not entitled to vote at meetings of the Society or serve on the Board of Trustees, Program Council, Nominating Committee, Committee on Ministry, Intern Committee, or any Ministerial or RE Search Committee.

Proposed By-Laws Change

Any person who desires to be associated with the Society, but not as a member, may be included on the Society’s mailing list as a Friend, but such Friend is not entitled to vote at meetings of the Society or serve on the Board of Trustees, Program Council, Nominating Committee, Committee on Ministry, Intern Committee, Safe Congregation Response Team, or any Ministerial or RE Search Committee.


2016-2017 Annual Budget

The Board of Trustees submits a proposed budget for 2016-2017 for consideration by the membership of the USR. Please contact the office for a copy of the budget.