Leadership

Green Sanctuary Committee Chair

Facilitate meetings and help promote the 7th UU principle to “respect the interconnected web of all existence of which we are a part”.  

Detailed Description: 
Work with staff, board liaisons, Social Justice Council, and the greater Jefferson County community to further the purpose of the committee. The Committee encourages the congregation to learn about and take action to promote sustainability and care of our environment. We encourage personal lifestyle changes and congregational practices to reduce our carbon footprint. We work to heal environmental injustices, especially those affecting native peoples. We strive to incorporate ecological conscience in religious education and worship. Our theme since 2015 has been “Global warming, climate justice and the Salish Sea”. Activities that are undertaken depend upon the passions and interests of the individual members and opportunities that often arise – like a new movie opportunity, or whom we select for the EcoHero Award. Examples of committee action include conducting environmental audits, collaborating with Social Justice Council efforts to promote Climate Justice, sponsoring films and presentations with other groups, supporting environmentally related RE programs and services, and advocating for legislation that promotes our values.We usually meet once a month. Time required is about 6-8 hours most months (September – June) but more in October (Harvest Festival), March (World Water Day), April (Earth Day), and if other elective opportunities arise. Term 3 years.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

For those seriously concerned about the future of life on earth, this committee is a great way to feel like you are doing something about it. Sharing concerns and positive actions with like-minded folks can be a great relief. The chair of this committee has a great opportunity to learn and exercise leadership skills and get to know other leaders through the Leadership Assembly. The congregation benefits from the work of the committee, since the committee offers ways that everyone can contribute to help address environmental crises and climate disruption.

Skills Needed: 

Passion for doing something about Global Climate Disruption, Ability to prepare for and facilitate meetings, willing to motivate people to take action, able to listen and be accepting of different opinions, Patience with small steps in the right direction.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Outgoing chairs are willing to work closely with incoming chair.

Contact Person: 
Peg Hunter, Patrick Johnson
Contact Person Email: 
spiritbearpeg@gmail.com, patrickjohnson01@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
8

Rummage Sale Chair

Make sure all the moving parts are in place for QUUF's one day Rummage Sale, held annually in September. 

Detailed Description: 
As chair there is some pre-planning, lining up volunteers, working the week prior to the sale, and being the one in charge on the day of the sale.The chair makes sure there is an ad in the Leader for the Wednesday prior to the sale, Check in with Mack Boelling about putting up the sale signs on the street corners the of the sale. He does this every year. Have supplies on hand such as good quality price stickers masking tape, etc. On set up days (Wed through Friday before the sale day) the chair welcomes workers and helps them figure out where and what they would like to do: unpack stuff, price items, arrange on tables, etc. The chair keeps everyone on task and makes sure we don't have too much fun! The sale is always on the weekend between Wooden Boat and Film Festivals in September. The time commitment for set up is Wednesday prior to the sale through Friday, 10 am-4pm. On Saturday it is 8am-3pm (or until all cleaned up) Open to the public from 9am -2pm. Ideal to have two coordinators.
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

It is great fun working with so many good people helping to put the rummage sale on and meeting and making new friends.This sale is not only a fundraiser for the Fellowship, but a nice community builder for everyone helping. The sale also serves the larger comunity outside the Fellowship when they come to the sale.

Skills Needed: 

Sense of humor and the ability to unpack and to price treasures. (Pricing is an imperfect science which steadily improves over the setup days.) Also need to be able to tell all the wonderful helpers where they are needed. So many have been doing this for year, they know everything.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training will be provided by an experienced crew.

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen, Kate Lore
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Pathways: Strategic Communication Task ForceTeam Member

Members brainstorm, design, implement, and monitor tactics to achieve the goal of shifting the culture of QUUF with regards to service as part of the Pathways to Service initiative. This initiative seeks to make service an integral part of all members’ experience at QUUF by valuing it as an opportunity for meaningful experiences rather than simply as “volunteering.”

Detailed Description: 
The purpose of this task force is to ensure the success of the Pathways to Service Initiative by attending to what is necessary to shift the culture at QUUF in regards to service. It is envisioned that what will be needed are various strategic communications such as clear messaging through video, printed collateral, spoken words (especially from the pulpit), website, weekly update, specialized trainings, and other. Strategic Communication Task Force members will meet monthly for 3 - 6 months, to brainstorm, design, implement, and monitor tactics. Early meetings will involve orientation and training from members of the Pathways design team. Between meetings, members will work on implementing ideas generated by the group. It is anticipated that the time commitment would be approximately 8 hours per month. This Task Force will be chaired by a member of the Pathways design team and the task force will work closely with the design team to ensure alignment of plans and activities.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Because this service opportunity requires specialized skills, serving in this capacity offers someone with these skills the chance to have a unique impact. This can be deeply fulfilling. This opportunity also offers the chance to meet new people and get to know and learn from each other, while working on something important together. The congregation will benefit from the work of this team because everyone will have a clear picture of the value and benefits of service and will have a higher likelihood of being fulfilled by service.

Skills Needed: 

To be successful in this position, the volunteer needs to have knowledge of what makes communication effective and have experience designing and implementing various forms of communication tools. Knowledge of cultural change and how organizations make these kinds of changes in an intentional way is helpful.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The first meeting or two of this task force will involve orientation to the Pathways to Service initiative and some training on cultural change. The task force will be chaired by a member of the Pathways design team who will check in with members regularly to be sure the job is a good fit and that members feel like they have the information they need.

Contact Person: 
Carolyn Latteier, Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
clatteier@gmail.com, jimandkendra@olympus.net,
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Common Read Coordinator of the Social Justice Council Steering Team

Lead the annual Social Justice Common Read program.

Detailed Description: 
Each year the UUA chooses a social justice book as a common read. A decision needs to be made – will we use the UUA book? Will we choose our own? The coordinator organizes this process and organizes any discussion groups as follow-up. The Coordinator begins this process in September or October when the UUA’s choice is announced and asks for volunteers to read this book. Coordinator orders books to share; some readers may purchase their own. Readers discuss with the Social Justice Council Steering team and decide on a book. Then a series of plans must be made: will the book discussion be an ALPS class? What format will be used to discuss the book? Who will organize, recruit, and facilitate the discussion? Estimated time per month is 3 hours per month during the service which will end after the book discussion in the spring.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The common read books are inspiring, and that benefits to both the coordinator and the congregation. The discussions are informational and are linked to UU principles. Being the coordinator is a way to make connections and build community.

 

Skills Needed: 

Coordinator should have good organizational skills and the ability to follow up and communicate.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Chairs will assist.

Contact Person: 
Diane Haas
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled

Auction Leaders

Lead the team that oversees QUUF's largest fundraiser, held in November.

Detailed Description: 
If you are organized, willing to facilitate meetings, and like the idea of helping QUUF with its biggest fundraiser party of the year, this opportunity is for you. The auction is held in November and people are eager to help with advertising the event with colorful artwork at QUUF, soliciting and gathering auction items, creating the catalog, setting up on the day of, and working during the party in various capacities. But we need two co-chairs and 2-3 others willing to oversee the project from planning to completion. There are 1-2 meetings during the summer, 2-4 meetings in September and October, 1-2 final meetings in November. You keep the church office informed and provide announcements for the Weekly Bulletin, etc. You keep track of the recruited volunteers, send emails as needed, The day of the auction is busy with set up and then the party. Many of the people on the various auction teams have been doing their job for years, which makes things go smoothly.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Make new friends while you help the congregation with one of the most important events of the year. Hone your leadership skills and exercise your creativity to make a fun event

Skills Needed: 

Positive, can do attitude, good organizational skills. Willingness to speak in front of the conversation a plus. Basic computer skills.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training and assistance comes from the prior leaders of the auction.

Contact Person: 
Carol Graves
Contact Person Email: 
colorqueen4@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Open
Date Filled: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

ALPS Co-chair

Facilitate teams which run the popular Adult Education Program.   Hold the big picture and oversee the running of the program, including visioning and budget.

Detailed Description: 
Chair meetings, develop and monitor budget, facilitate goal-setting and report to the Board, and liaise with staff, attend Leadership Assembly, coordinate sizable, multi-faceted operation (currently some 15 teams), recruit members (many long-standing members remain committed members), provide enthusiasm to keep committee engaged.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Benefits for the congregation: provides opportunities for people to share knowledge and talent and opportunities for people to learn: brings new people into the fellowship, develops community within the classes. Benefits for the co-chair; personal connections of the team, sense of contributing by facilitating a great program, opportunity to use organizational and community-building skills, the satisfaction contributing substantially to QUUF as well as to the larger community.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational and facilitation skills, ability to see and managed the big picture, rudimentary computer skills.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Current and former chairs are still involved and eager to train and mentor. Merilee will end her term in June of 2018, Paul in June of 2019.

Contact Person: 
Paul Loubere
Contact Person Email: 
seaberelou@yahoo.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Hours per Month: 
10

Board of Trustees Member

The Board provides the general direction of the Fellowship and establishes policies and procedures for the operation of the Fellowship. 

Detailed Description: 
Board members are elected by the Fellowship after being nominated by the Nominating Committee. The Board meets monthly. A board member is also a liaison with three QUUF committees and attends their meetings as may be required, keeping both the Board and the committee advised of matters pertaining to both. Board members also attend the quarterly Leadership Assembly meetings and the annual Board Retreat. The Board reviews reports from the Treasurer, ministers, staff, and from the committee liaisons as appropriate. The Board plans for the future of the Fellowship. In the name of the Fellowship, the Board receives and holds all real and personal property acquired by the Fellowship.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serve with other committed QUUF members for the benefit of the Fellowship. Make new friends and deepen relationships with '"old" friends. Learn and participate in the operations of the Fellowship. Help provide for the future direction of the Fellowship.

Skills Needed: 

Good listener, work well with others, analytical, willing to work through differences with respect for each other, open to compromise, dependable in carrying out one's assigned duties with competence.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Board retreat, talk with current members

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen
Contact Person Email: 
nilspedersen@q.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
5
Availability: 
Position Filled
Date Filled: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Hours per Month: 
6