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Pledge Campaign- Fellowship Dinner Coordinator

Have fun organizing the annual potluck Fellowship Dinner that kicks off the annual Stewardship Pledge Campaign.

Detailed Description: 
This short term commitment begins in late January when approximately 22 table hosts are recruited. An email is sent to all of the hosts from the previous year many agree to host again. In additional an email is sent to all who have indicated an interest in hosting and additional hosts are recruited during coffee hour. In early February the coordinator sends an email to all hosts explaining their roles and asking for table theme/menu information. Sign up sheets are prepared by the coordinator and available for 3 Sundays in February. Usually the coordinator is at the sign up tables during this time to explain/answer questions. As tables fill the coordinator gets the guest list to the hosts. A second group email is sent the week before the event to all hosts. The coordinator also recruits people to make the coffee and bring it to the Fairgrounds, people to bring cups and glassware, and recruit people to help with clean up. A table chart is prepared to facilitate Christopher's table set up on Friday evening. On the morning of the dinner the Coordinator opens the Fairgrounds and usually stays most of the day as hosts arrive to set their tables. The coordinator is the last person to leave, locking up on the way out. Email thanks to the hosts is nice. All activity for this role is done between late January and is completed by the first week of March.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

It is a great chance to get to know new people in the congregation through the process of host recruitment and then encouraging sign ups for the dinner itself. It is fun for anyone who enjoys socializing, lets you practice your organizing skills, and achieves tangible results. The congregation is EXTREMELY grateful for taking on this role and it is great knowing you are helping with an important part of the Pledge Campaign. The Fellowship dinner itself is a fun, community building event and a good kick-off for the Pledge Campaign.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational skills, communication skills including some email facility like creating a group contact list to make it easy. Being willing to ask volunteers to host.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Kendra Golden, coordinator for the last two years will be delighted to work with you to get up to speed. She will provide copies of all emails, etc. that she has used.

Contact Person: 
Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
jimandkendra@olympus.net
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Inactive
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Kendra Golden and jo Anne heron
Date Filled: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

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

Pledge Campaign Committee Member

Join a group committed to meeting the financial needs of the congregation.  

Detailed Description: 
The Annual Pledge committee consists of about half a dozen people, folks with the long view of maintaining the QUUF budget. The chair works with committee members to oversee the big picture of meeting those needs. Monthly meetings (October to May) keep the process on track.January and February are the busiest times, when the committee meets weekly to assure that the annual Pledge campaign can run smoothly. Pledges provide 90% or more of the QUUF operating budget, giving us the ability to do our programs as well as we do! Chair and committee members make sure the parts of the campaign come together. These include: • Revising and devising the informational brochure, newsletters and notices • Providing pledge packets and information on ways and means to give • Providing an annual light hearted event before Stewardship Sunday • Providing an angle/theme for the campaign, including displays and entertainment Specific jobs in the above tasks are done by short-term volunteers. These include some or all of the following: Fellowship Event Coordinator, Table hosts, Provider of display posters, Entertainment Coordinator, Person to oversee the production and distribution of brochures (Packet and envelope stuffing), Sound system provider, Stewardship testimonials. Post campaign follow-up includes; pledge acknowledgements, thank yous, evaluating/assessing the effectiveness of the campaign.
Service Term: 
1 year
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.  Committee members like to see and provide the big picture and are drawn to the value of its importance.  They enjoy figuring out how to communicate the big picture to the congregation.  They have the satisfaction of “taking care of our stuff.”  They enjoy 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 to work with people on a committee to get a job done

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Supportive committee members and past volunteers provide much assistance. Good records of previous years’ campaigns provide the backbone on which the next year’s campaign is built.

Contact Person: 
Marilyn Mitchell, Sherry Modrow
Contact Person Email: 
mmitchell@cablespeed.com, smodrow@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
10

Pathways to Service Conversationalist

Join the Pathways to Service Conversation Team and have interesting, enjoyable one-on-one conversations with members of the congregation. 

Detailed Description: 
A Pathways to Service conversation is an opportunity for you to explore with individuals, the spiritual path that brings people to QUUF, what kinds of service have been meaningful to them in the past, and how they might find a role at QUUF that is rewarding and feeds their passions. Team members are asked to meet with two members per month (for about one hour each) and make a written record of that conversation. You will work from a list of people who are interested in having a conversation or who have been identified as members who might benefit from this program. The information gleaned form these conversations will help the Pathways team leaders offer suggestions for opportunities to serve. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve in an individual capacity on your own schedule. You will be helping the Pathways program reach a goal of having conversations with all of our members over a two year time span.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Meet new interesting people and learn their stories,  help them understand more about QUUF. The congregation will benefit from your willingness to serve, help us compile good information in a way that can be used to make good matches between members' passions and ways to serve and lead.

Skills Needed: 

Interpersonal skills,especially ability to be a good listener are important. Ability to write a summary of the conversation for the Pathways team. Must be affiliated with QUUF (be a member or a friend).

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The Pathways team will train you (about 2 hours) give you the materials you need, and always be just a phone call or email away from providing any assistance.

Contact Person: 
Pam Clise
Contact Person Email: 
pamm@olympus.net
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
6

Green Sanctuary Committee Member

The Green Sanctuary Committee informs and educates the congregation about sustainability and the care of our environment through presentations as part of the formal service, and multiple programs and activities throughout the year. 

Detailed Description: 
The purpose of the Green Sanctuary Committee is to encourage the congregation to learn about and take action to promote sustainability and care of our local to global environment through increased consciousness, lifestyle changes, community education and involvement in environmental issues at the personal, congregational, UU, local, state and federal levels. QUUF became certified as a Green Sanctuary by UU Ministry For Earth in 2009 after completing a 2- year process of educational programs, energy audits, activism and other ongoing commitments to support our 7th UU Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part”. Our current Green Sanctuary Committee theme is Global Warming, Climate Justice and the Salish Sea, and we embrace all efforts that promote a just and sustainable community. The committee works closely with the Social Justice Council Examples of regular activities include: 1) Earth Day, celebrated with service events and musical or film programs and selection of an EcoHero from the congregation or community for recognition and an award. 2) A Harvest Festival hosted with our Religious Ed. Committee early every fall with cider pressing and squash car races, games, and a potluck dinner. 3) Other events, such as music, art in the foyer, invited talks are organized as well. Committee members tasks involve preparation for events - distributing announcements in town and to local newspaper, designing and distributing posters, selling tickets in QUUF lobby, arranging the lobby, friendship hall, sanctuary, some food layout. Tasks at the Harvest Festival include helping with car construction, judging the car races with a sharp eye, overseeing safety and sanitation at the apple pressing, testing the vintage. The committee generally meets monthly, 1.5 hours, during the church year. There are programs and events that can involve committee members for another 3 or more hours per event. The committee is open to new ideas or initiatives brought by new members and frequently supports local environmental programs initiated by other local groups, like movies, marches, letter writing campaigns, legislative outreach, and more. The committee consists of a chairperson appointed by the board as well as QUUF Members and friends and others who chose to participate. More information can be found in the Operations Manual of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, adopted 1998, Revised May 2008, Revised and Updated July 2016, under the headings Green Sanctuary Statement and Green Sanctuary Committee.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The committee member is introduced to a wide variety of environmental and sustainability issues through the committee meetings and activities of the committee.   The member has the opportunity to inform and involve members of the congregation in these social and educational events at a personal level and/or through community action.   These activities expand the horizons of the member beyond the usual levels of exposure to environmental issues.

Skills Needed: 

No special skills needed other than a passion for the environment.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The committee chair, long standing committee members and QUUF liaison members provide a rich resource for volunteers to carry the activities of the GS committee.

Contact Person: 
Peg Hunter, Patrick Johnson
Contact Person Email: 
spiritbearpeg@gmail.com, patrickjohnson01@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
4

Designated Offerings Committee Member

Help to recognize and select local charitable nonprofits as recipients of a Designated Offering.

Detailed Description: 
The Designated Offerings Committee usually meets twice a year for approximately 1½ hours each. At the first meeting, held before the Church year begins, the committee members select and schedule (in accordance with the dates assigned by the administration) 16 nonprofit organizations to receive QUUF funds from Designated Offerings for that year. (These offerings are in addition to the monthly Food Bank collection.) The Committee comes together for a second meeting a few months later, at which time they update the list and make any necessary changes. Depending on the number of Committee members, each member serves as liaison to three to five organizations. Committee members volunteer to serve as liaisons to the recipients. The liaisons’ responsibilities are to contact the recipients; write a brief description of the organization for publication in the Weekly Update and the Order of Service; and arrange to meet their representative at the Sunday service. To facilitate the process, the liaisons report to the Chair on their contacts with the organizations and their responses. Other than the two meetings and greeting the recipient representative on the designated Sunday, the Committee members work independently.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serving on the Designated Offering Committee is truly inspirational and 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.  Committee members thereby become more familiar with Port Townsend and the surrounding community and the needs of its people.

The congregation benefits by becoming more knowledgeable about these community organizations, their needs and what they do.  By donating to the various recipients, QUUF 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: 

Committee members must be organized, responsible, capable of working independently, able to contact and communicate with people they do not know and willing to follow through on their assignments.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No special training is necessary. Committee members are given enough information to enable them to carry out their responsibilities, and assistance is provided by the Chair if needed.

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

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