Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane Annual Congregational Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane (UUCS), pursuant to current UUCS Bylaws Article IV, Section 4 for the annual Congregational Meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane (UUCS) to be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the UUCS at 4340 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane, WA 99224. The meeting is as per Article IV of the current Bylaws.

THE AGENDA for the meeting is as follows. The meeting is anticipated to last until 2:30 p.m., although, may last longer upon a vote to extend the meeting and a quorum is retained.

UUCS 2022 Annual Meeting Agenda

12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2022


  • Opening Song—Deborah Jacquemin, Music Director
  • Centering—Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof, Minister

Formal Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to Order, Quorum, Adopt Agenda—Gordon Diddens, Moderator
  2. Parliamentary Procedure –Tom Mosher, Parliamentary Advisor
  3. Approve 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes—Gordon Diddens
  4. Approve April 24, 2022 Special Congregational Meeting Minutes—Gordon Diddens
  5. Introduction of Board of Trustees—Gordon Diddens
  6. Presentation of Candidates and Votes—Gordon Diddens
    1. Board of Trustees Candidates—Nancy Avery, Nominating Team
      1. Lilia Riordan-Rogers—3 year term
      2. Catherine Trestrail—3 year term
      3. Candace Schmidt—1 year term
    2. Nominating Team Candidate –Nancy Avery, Nominating Team
      1. Jan Wingenroth—3 year term
  7. Reports
    1. Minister’s Report—Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof
    2. Board of Trustees’ Report—Lynn Jinishian, Board President
    3. Treasurer’s Report—Betsy Rush
  8. Budget Review—Betsy Rush
  9. Budget Discussion & Vote—Gordon Diddens
  10. Bylaw Amendment proposals & Vote (2 minutes per speaker)—Gordon Diddens
    1. First proposed amendment (by Board of Trustees) – Article XVI Amendments, Section 3: Revises the provision that proposed amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws must be submitted to the Board prior to presentation to Congregation.
    2. Second proposed amendment (by Tyler-Babkirk, Larson, Greene, Eagle & Stuebing) – Article VII Board of Trustees and Board Appointees, Section 14: Adds new sub-section “e.” which calls for, every 2 years, evaluation of the Minister(s) & the Ministry of the Church.
    3. Third proposed amendment (by Larson, Greene, Eagle, Stuebing, Tyler-Babkirk) – Article XV Shared Ministry Team, Section 1. c.: Adds words to existing sub-section encouraging input for Congregants.
    4. Fourth proposed amendment (by Eagle, Greene & Stuebing) – Article VIII Operations Team, Section 2: Changes Members on Ops-Team from “two to four” to “three.”
    5. Fifth proposed amendment (by Eagle, Greene & Stuebing) – Article VIII Operations Team, Section 10: In the event the Ops-Team can’t reach consensus, the current wording states the Team accepts the final decision of the Senior Minister. The proposed amendment would make the final decision that of a majority of the Ops-Team and not that of the Senior Minister.
  11. Open Forum (Time permitting)
  12. Adjournment
  13. Shalom—Deborah Jacquemin

THE REPORTS REFERRED to in the Agenda are available in the UUCS office, via links in the UUCS weekly newsletter (the SUUN), on an information table in the UUCS Friendship Hall and/or accompanying this notice, as emailed to all UUCS members in good standing.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS (see all-member email, links in SUUN and table in Friendship Hall).
NOTE: Various amendments to the Bylaws have been proposed by the Board and some members as set forth in the above agenda. It is possible we will not be able to get to all of the amendment proposals. Those not addressed in this meeting, will be continued to the 2023 Annual meeting or to a special annual meeting for the purpose of considering the remaining amendments.