Agenda for 2024 Annual Members' Meeting


DRAFT AGENDA FOR USCL 9th Annual Members Meeting 3/10/2024  CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF AGENDA



Board of Trustees:  President Dan Maynard, V. P. Kathleen Assiff,  Treas. Jane Cloos,

Secretary. Jill Dening ; Chrissie Shearer, Lucille Olson, Teresa Mulford

Minister: Rev. Sharon Ketchum          Jessica Shelton - Record minutes

Greg Dening – Tech Assistant to verify membership of virtual attendees

In Person: Board member to check-in members

In Person at 2395 Washington Road, Lansing, MI 48911

Zoom: Meeting ID: 177 417 886 Passcode: 601744

12:00   Call Meeting to Order by Board President                                           President Chrissie Shearer

Opening Prayer                                                                                              Rev. Sharon Ketchum

Mission, Vision, and Core Values                                                      All

Approval of Meeting Agenda                                                            Motion

Explanation of Voting Methods                                                        President Chrissie Shearer

In person members raise hands for all voting. If joining virtually. Raise hand next to face.

Any member can request that we take a roll call vote on any item.

Scrutineers for counting of Zoom Hand Votes:  Greg Dening and Jessica Shelton.

Scrutineers for in person votes:  ask for two volunteers

Establish quorum       – number of members signed into meeting              Greg Dening

Motion to approve 2023 Annual Members Meeting Minutes                                           

Minutes posted on website – they will not be read aloud…

Financial Report                                                                                             Treasurer Jane Cloos

Presentation 2023 Financials, P&L, Balance Sheet, Actuals/Budget

Presentation of 2024 Budget

Motion to approve 2024 Budget

Blessing the Ministry’s gifts and assets                                                        Rev. Sharon Ketchum

           Acknowledgements: Our Board of Trustees                                                Rev. Sharon Ketchum

Old Business

There is no old business from the 2023 annual members meeting

*Election of Board of Trustees Members   

Vice President Jeff Benoit will take over meeting as the President is one of the nominees

Board Rep of Nominating Team presents the slate of nominees              Maggie Bishop

Slate of Board Nominees 2024: Both are running for their 2nd  term

(alphabetically):          Jane Cloos, Chrissie Shearer

Nominations from the floor are entertained                                                Jeff Benoit

Each nominee is invited to introduce themselves

Vote to approve the slate presented by the Nominating Team                  Jeff Benoit

(If there are nominees from the floor, vote will be done by raising of hand.-

Asking that any nominations from the floor be submitted prior to the meeting)

Chair of meeting reverts to Chrissie Shearer

*Election of Congregational Representative and Alternate to Nominating Team    Chrissie Shearer

Vote for Congregational Rep and Alternate Representative to nominating team:

Asking that volunteers to be part of the nomination team submit interest prior to meeting

 President’s Report                                                                                                    Chrissie Shearer

Reports – to come

  1. Renovation Budget Update Report
  2. Venue Rental Team update Report

New Business

Any from the floor? Questions?

Closing Prayer                                                                                               Rev. Sharon Ketchum

Motion to Adjourn –

Everyone is invited to a Chili Potluck in the Great Hall