Leadership

Safety and Risk Management Committee, Chairperson

Lead the Committee that worries for everyone else, evaluating the conditions of buildings and facilities and personal interactions in order to assure that QUUF is as safe and risk-free as possible  

Detailed Description: 
QUUF exists for the spiritual, religious, emotional and social opportunities for its members and friends. Physical and emotional safety is integral to meeting those needs. Assurance that a person will be as free from harm as possible contributes to a sense of well-being and security. This Committee, while acknowledging that we can’t prevent all accidents or minimize all interpersonal conflicts or make accessibility perfect for all, shows our compassion for fellow congregants by developing and implementing our safety policy that deals with high severity low frequency situations. The chairperson works with the Director of Family Ministry, Fellowship Sexton, other Staff, Buildings and Grounds and other committee chairs as appropriate to identify Safety and Risk Management issues. The responsibility of the SRMC is to develop a safety policy, keep it current, and implement it. Safety and Risk Committee members develop policies, procedures and actions. They conduct inspections and coordinate with other committees and staff to correct problems or implement steps to prevent unpleasant and potentially dangerous conditions and situations. Primary Activities: Conduct annual room by room safety review to identify any physical safety hazards and work with the Sexton to ensure they are corrected, hold an annual evacuation drill of the building, regularly conduct a Risk Survey and update our safety and risk policies.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

All of the SRMC members contribute to the spiritual and community experiences of fellowship members and visitors by allaying anxiety and concerns about risk of physical and emotional injury.  The chairperson benefits from collaboration with other committees and the leadership.  He or she learns interesting and useful information about the operation of the fellowship that may not be obvious to the general membership.

Skills Needed: 

Willingness to express information, knowledge, thoughts, and opinions in collaboration with others. Some knowledge of safety and risk issues associated with the fellowship facility and the needs of a diverse congregation is helpful.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The committee will share knowledge, history, and skills to orient new members.

Contact Person: 
Bruce Laurie
Contact Person Email: 
bruce_laurie1@msn.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
10

Pledge Campaign Event Coordinator

Develop the skit to communicate the pledge message at the March Fellowship Dinner.

Detailed Description: 
Creates and/or finds skit Recruits players and musicians, organizing the rehearsals Gathers props/ scenery Presents at pledge event (early March)
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The skit entertainment provides the much needed levity during the financial campaign. 
Creating the skit is an opportunity for fun, creativity, and developing personal friendships

Skills Needed: 

An engaging mind Ability to recruit and rehearse for the event

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Previous skits/ music can serves as guidelines. The Pledge campaign committee generally coming up with annual theme that provides direction.

Contact Person: 
Marilyn Mitchell, Sherry Modrow
Contact Person Email: 
mmitchell@cablespeed.com, smodrow@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
5

Pledge Campaign Committee Chair

The chair works with committee members to oversee the big picture of meeting the financial needs of the congregation. 

Detailed Description: 
The Annual Pledge committee consists of about half a dozen people, folks with the longer view of maintaining the QUUF budget. While the specific philosophy of fundraising may change, many specific roles build upon what has been done previously. The chair oversees the group, conducts monthly meetings (usually October to May) and keeps the process on track. January and February are the busiest, when the committee meets weekly to assure a smooth Pledge campaign since pledges provide 90% or more of the QUUF operating budget. The chair keeps notes of the meetings. Specific areas that are part of the campaign include: Creating the informational brochure and newsletters, providing pledge packets, providing an annual dinner or other all congregation event before Stewardship Sundayand creating a theme for the campaign, including displays and entertainment. Short term helpers, many of whom take on the role each year include: Event Coordinator who recruits event/table hosts; Publication Coordinator,who writes and/or oversees all written materials (newsletters, brochures, bulletin updates, etc.); Production Coordinator who provides office support, packet materials,envelope stuffing), and Coordinator of testimonials who recruits and assists with the preparation and delivery of pulpit and written congregant testimonials. Post campaign follow-up includes; pledge acknowledgements, thank yous, evaluating the effectiveness of the campaign.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The success of QUUF hinges on how well we can provide the financial support for our staff and programs.   The Annual Pledge Campaign Committee Chair is an essential position, which affords the satisfaction of being a key person in maintaining QUUF as a vibrant organization.
The chair likes to see and provide the big picture and ais drawn to the value of its importance.   The chair enjoys figuring out how to communicate the big picture to the congregation.  The chair has the satisfaction of “taking care of our stuff, ”  of providing the fellowship the means by which we can extend our giving to what is both greater than ourselves and personally important.

Skills Needed: 

• Financial acumen! A love of seeing/directing the big financial picture • Organizational skills are very important; the Ability to see the whole as well as component parts • Ability with people on a committee and recruiting volunteers

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Supportive committee members and past volunteers provide many ways of assistance. Written drafts of previous year’s campaigns provide the backbone on which the next year’s campaign is built.

Contact Person: 
Susie Gorske, Sherry Modrow
Contact Person Email: 
susiegorski@gmail.com, smodrow@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Susie Gorski, Sherry Modrow
Date Filled: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
20

Designated Offerings Chair

Lead this vital committee who purpose is to select local charitable nonprofits as Designated Offering recipients.

Detailed Description: 
The Chair of the Designated Offerings Committee schedules and conducts the committee meetings, provides the members with the necessary information upon which to base their choices of recipients, provides directions for performing their assignments, provides backup or rescheduling if needed, and oversees the assignments during the year to ensure that all tasks are carried out in a timely manner. In addition, the Chair is required to file several reports with the Board or other agencies and is encouraged to attend various meetings, such as the Leadership Council. Time is required at the beginning of the year to provide committee members with the information they need and to set up the meeting. There are two meetings per year of 1 ½ hours each. In addition, the Chair also serves as liaison to several recipients which requires several hours each time. The Chair is also responsible in an emergency for covering an assignment which can’t be fulfilled, or arranging for someone else to do so.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serving as Designated Offering Committee Chair provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with the larger community and to become familiar with the accomplishments of the local charitable service organizations and the dedicated individuals serving them.  It also serves to deepen connections with and appreciation for the committee members and their service to QUUF.

The congregation benefits by becoming more knowledgeable about these community organizations, their needs and what they do.  By donating to the various recipients, Fellowship members can feel they are making a difference in the world by enabling the nonprofits to continue their work and enrich our community and ultimately the world.

Skills Needed: 

The Committee Chair needs to have good organizational skills, be an effective leader and be able to direct and supervise others in carrying out the mission of the committee.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Information from previous years will be provided and the new Chair will be given whatever assistance is requested and needed by the outgoing Chair.

Contact Person: 
Kyanne Andersen
Contact Person Email: 
kyanne.andersen@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Endowments Committee member

The Endowments Committee solicits and manages the funds for the Endowments Fund of the fellowship.  This is an elected position voted on by the general membership of the congregation at the annual meeting.

Detailed Description: 
Endowments Committee members participate in discussions of the requests for expenditures. They analyze, discuss and recommend how the funds are invested for optimal return while balancing the risk. Members develop ideas for encouraging people to contribute to the Endowment Funds. The Endowment Committee meets approximately eight times a year, or more as needed. Typical meetings are 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. The committee also holds an annual retreat of approximately four hours. In addition, members may also spend approximately 20 hours annually working at home.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The benefit for doing the service for the fellowship is the personal gratification in knowing that you are contributing to the financial wellbeing of the fellowship, providing service over and above financial contributions.  In addition there is the joy of working with a team of thoughtful and congenial people.

Skills Needed: 

Ability to analyze, listen to opposing views and have a basic understanding of finances

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training and support comes by participating in meetings and learning based on your own ability and on-the-job training.

Contact Person: 
Roger Andersen
Contact Person Email: 
randers48@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
4

Sunday Services Committee Member

Take part in making morning services a rewarding experience for the congregation.  Using a Leadership Team approach , individual members organize various aspects such as ushers, summer speakers and other components of the Sunday service.

Detailed Description: 
The weekly Sunday Service is the focal point of the UU experience. Sunday Services committee members have the opportunity to provide input into this soulful community celebration. Serving on the committee involves a monthly meeting and participation in one or more of the roles assigned to the committee such as recruiting, selection of summer speakers, ushering, participation as a Sunday Services associate and preparing and disseminating minutes. Committee members spend a total of approximately three hours a month in these activities. One of the committee’s most important contributions is training and supplying ushers for the Sunday Services throughout the year.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Participation in this committee provides:

  • Rewarding personal and spiritual growth in the knowledge that each member is making a substantial contribution to the overall satisfaction congregation members derive from Sunday Services.
  • Opportunity for learning new skills such as participating in Sunday Services, leadership, ushering and recruiting.
  • Working with and getting to know like-minded committee members whose common goal is to provide a rewarding Sunday Services experience for the congregation.
  • Opportunity to help reinforce the commitment congregation members feel toward QUUF.  
  • The feeling of togetherness and family that Sunday Services engender.
Skills Needed: 

First and foremost is the desire to help provide a rewarding experience for members at the Sunday Service. To do so will require such skills as taking responsibility for one or more of the elements that make up the service. Helpful skills would include the ability to work with other members of the committee, to consider the various needs of the congregation when formulating policy and to have an open mind to the variety and needs of individuals who make up the congregation. Committee members should be able to work independently as part of the team approach.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training comes from hands-on experience working alongside committee members and learning about the various aspects of the Sunday Service. Committee members also benefit and learn from both ministers who participate in the committee.

Contact Person: 
Kate Lore
Contact Person Email: 
katelorequuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
3

Sunday Services Chair

The Sunday Services Committee maintains and enhances the content and quality of our Sunday Service.  The chair is the team leader for this committee’s “Leadership Team.”  The chair has the big-picture responsibility for the activities of others on the leadership team, for organizing meetings and for communication with QUUF Leadership and Staff.

Detailed Description: 
Sunday morning services are at the heart of our congregational life and ministry. This vital Committee uses a team-based approach in the support of the Sunday morning experience for members. Sunday Services Chair responsibilities include the following: 1. Schedule and announce committee meetings. 2. Facilitate meetings or recruit a facilitator for the meeting. 3. Act as committee contact for staff and leadership. 4. Act as the team lead for the leadership team of the committee. Other members of this team work on budget, annual report, leadership assembly, recruiting, recording minutes and job descriptions. The time commitment would be four hours per month, occasionally more during more intensive times for the committee. This amount of time includes calling meetings of the whole committee, and/or the leadership team of the committee, as needed (once every 1-3 months), as well as facilitating, or finding a facilitator, for meetings. Regular emails are also part of the work of this role, and communicating between the office and others on the committee.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

There is nothing more important than our Sunday Services to our congregational life and ministry.  The chair of Sunday Services plays a pivotal role  in supporting the ministers and the whole Sunday Services committee.  The chair benefits from the opportunity to develop leadership and facilitation skills.   A close working relationship with the ministers makes this and exceptional opportunity.

Skills Needed: 

The chair needs to be able to take responsibility and follow through on communication and organization for the committee including communication with other members of the leadership team, the office and the Board. The ability to facilitate a group of people is a must as is the ability to use email and access to a home computer.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The minister and the board liaison to the committee supply support for the chair. In addition the chair receives periodic opportunities for leadership training through leadership assembly and UUA webinairs.

Contact Person: 
Kate Lore
Contact Person Email: 
katelore@quuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Carrie Andrews
Date Filled: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
4

Membership Committee Member

The purposes of this committee are: to welcome visitors and promote new membership; to orient new members into the life of the congregation; and to enhance the retention of current members. The committee consists of a Chairperson appointed by the Board and from 6 to 10 members. The committee works closely with the Membership Coordinator and may support/assist the coordinator’s work

Detailed Description: 
General responsibilities for all Committee Members include the following: attend monthly meetings August through June; participate in discussion, decision making regarding the work of the Committee; participate in preparation for and presentation of Newcomer Orientations, New Member Sunday and other Committee sponsored events; volunteer, at least occasionally, to be a Sunday morning Greeter; model a welcoming presence among the congregation, even when not “on duty” as a Sunday morning Greeter. All Committee members share the task of making follow-up contacts with new members approximately 3 months after they join. The Membership Committee has opportunities for Team Leaders in specific areas. The Welcoming Team Leader is the Sunday Greeter Coordinator, who schedules Greeters for each Sunday service, year round (maintain a list of Greeters and substitutes, Committee members sign up at the monthly meeting, many others are “regulars”, remaining slots are filled by phone or email; recruit when necessary). Each Monday this team leader provides QUUF office with names of Greeters for the next Sunday. The Note Writer' s goal is to stir a sense of belonging among all members by making personal contacts. We will initiate this program in August 2017 by writing short, welcoming and thoughtful notes to members who have belonged the longest. We are seeking a lead Note Writer will collaborate with the Membership Coordinator to determine to whom and when notes will be sent. The Connecting Team Leader organizes the team in its work. In collaboration with the Membership Committee Chair, the ministers and the Membership Coordinator the Connecting Team Leader assists in organizing, preparing for and conducting Newcomer Orientations as needed (traditionally held in fall, winter and spring). The Engaging in Congregational Life Team Leader assists the Membership Committee Chair and Membership Coordinator with myriad details accompanying the New Member Sundays. This team leader also takes the lead in getting all Committee members involved in follow-up contacts for new members and collaborates with the Ministers and Membership Coordinator to develop ways to increase and enhance new member’s sense of belonging.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Interact with and add to the enrichment of, newcomers, friends and members of the QUUF community. You have the opportunity to be a part of the first line of interaction and assist in furthering the spiritual, intellectual and social growth of friends, members and self.

Skills Needed: 

A desire to meet and interact with people. Good organizational and communication skills. Flexibility is important in order to work with other committee members and as a part of the various groups at QUUF. Ability to manage your own time and also meet the needs of the fellowship.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The Membership Chair provides assistance along the way.

Contact Person: 
Judy McCutchen
Contact Person Email: 
judy@eagleroost.net
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Judy McCutchen
Hours per Month: 
2

Membership Committee Chair

Use your leadership skills in organizing, inspiring, encouraging, and working with an experienced and delightful committee whose purpose is to welcome, connect with and help engage QUUF members in congregational life.

Detailed Description: 
Provide leadership for all the Membership Committee work. Listen to, encourage participation of and value input from all Membership Committee members. Support Membership Committee Team Leaders. Plan, prepare and conduct interesting, relevant and participatory monthly meetings September through June. Collaborate with the Membership Coordinator on Orientations and other projects as appropriate. Be responsible for timely submitting of budget and reports as requested by QUUF. Time Commitment Monthly Meetings- September through June (currently 2 to 3:30 pm the second Thursday of the month) While time for planning, prep and then the meeting varies some, it is usually no more than 5 hours a month. Collaborative meetings with Membership Coordinator as needed. (Varies depending on activity – most months one hour every other week. Newcomer Orientations - November, February, May. We prepare for the 3-hour events by putting together participant notebooks. The actual events, held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, each require prep and cleanup time, so about 4 to 5 hours of Chair and Committee member time. Newcomer Recognition Sunday – The week before, the Membership Coordinator and Committee Chair have several hours of prep. Leadership Assembly gatherings – four 2 hour evening events a year
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

While responsible for specific tasks and activities that are the Membership Committee’s charge, as committee chair you will have many opportunities to share your expertise and creativity as you lead. It feels good to take a turn as a leader in our Fellowship from which we draw so much spiritually, intellectually and socially. It is energizing to get acquainted with potential members and friends and then welcome them as they choose to join QUUF. At each Orientation session, words from Kate and inspirational stories from the participants prompt reflection on what is really important …in life as well as being an active member of our Fellowship. The Leadership Assembly is a welcome opportunity to connect with other committee chairs and learn about things such as QUUF’s programs, current issues and governance.

Skills Needed: 

Ability to create an atmosphere of shared good work and discovery during meetings and our tasks. Have the ability to get everyone involved and let them know they are valued. It helps to have the ability to be both serious and playful, to direct the energy to important work or sense when one, or all, need to step back, perhaps to think or to laugh. It takes skill to nurture committee members while they discover and develop new skills and also to empower others to lead teams.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The Board and Staff Liaisons provide on-going support, answer questions and serve as a connection from you, the Membership Chair to all those who serve to make QUUF all it is. These include the QUUF administration, Board and other volunteers and staff. Ideally, a Membership Committee Chair will have served on the Membership Committee for at least the year prior to taking the job. Thus, s/he will have” on-the-almost-my-job” training. Certainly the retiring committee chair will mentor the new chair.

Contact Person: 
Betty O'Bryan
Contact Person Email: 
bettob3333@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
10

Kitchen Care Committee (Circle) Chair

Oversee KCC in its goals of promoting Fellowship enjoyment of all events involving QUUF kitchen use. The Kitchen Care Committee/Circle assures a clean, uncluttered, healthy and eco-friendly environment for food and drink preparation.

Detailed Description: 
Overseeing KCC activities include: 1) Cooperating with Building and Grounds Committee in collection of recycling materials, trash and garbage, with the Green Sanctuary Committee in composting, and with the custodian in kitchen care. 2) Encouraging all kitchen users to follow the Green Kitchen Guidelines and practices which allow safe use of the facility and leave the kitchen in perfect condition its next use. 3) Understanding the operation of appliances and providing written and demonstrated instructions for their use. 4) Cleaning and clearing the refrigerator, stove and shelves regularly, 5) Monitoring kitchen materials (cleaning supplies, utensils, equipment, linens, etc.). This also includes discouraging unsolicited donations, periodically informing QUUF of items left in the kitchen before removing and donating them, and assuring that the kitchen is equipped to meet the Fellowship's needs, replacing or upgrading items when necessary. 6) Scheduling support for emerging needs like special cleaning or repairs and KCC meetings 7). Propose and monitor annual budget (3 hours/year) 8) Participate in Leadership Council (3 hours/quarter)
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

 The congregation benefits from a well-equipped, sanitary environment for safe food preparation, which enables social or community cooking activities.   The wider community benefits from QUUF's continued status as a Donor kitchen in which food for donation (e.g., to the Boiler Room, Winter Shelter) may be prepared.   In addition, all benefit from a good kitchen for community rental use during meetings, weddings, banquets, funerals, etc.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational Technical (how equipment functions) Social Food handling Green and non-toxic cleaning approaches. Leadership Council Social Hour Set-up Use of all appliances Kitchen lay-out KCC Meetings Donor Kitchen public health laws.   

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Guides and manuals for the use of the kitchen are provided and there is an experienced group of volunteers to assist.

Contact Person: 
Cathe Bell
Contact Person Email: 
bell.cathe@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hours per Month: 
10