Stay In Touch the Easy Way
Are you aware that UUCOV has an informal Facebook page for members and friends to ask questions, post goings-on, happy events, family and friend news, etc.. In Touch-UUCOV is a face book page open to all members and friends. This is an informal page to keep connected. It is especially fun during the summer months when many are away and it is an easy way to keep in touch with friends and what is happening in the congregation. It is a 'closed' group so if you're not already part of it, you'll need to send an email to Lori telling her you want to be invited; she'll take it from there.
It's an easy way to find out what is happening in the congregation and to keep in touch with friends, especially during the summer months when so many of us are traveling or away for months at a time. We were able to hear from our members at General Assembly in New Orleans, we can see pictures of gardens from the north, get an update on the mat project or see pictures from last month's Elizabeth Ellis storyteller afternoon.
Gonna Make This Garden Grow
Last December, when John Spitzer took over as Chair of Legacy Friends, he talked with various members and past Legacy Chairs and then convened an Advisory Group to assist him in promoting opportunities for members and friends to provide a legacy to UUCOV.
Currently, all Legacy Friends’ donations are directed to the UUCOV Endowment Fund, which only allows withdrawals of interest – withdrawals of principal are not allowed. Some individuals have said they would like to have their entire donation available to UUCOV to support legacy projects, such as buildings. In consideration of this situation, the Advisory Group has recommended that we establish a new fund from which the entire balance would be available to support legacy projects, and that members be given the option to allocate donations to this fund.
John Spitzer writes, “I hope we can implement this recommendation in the near future, as I am one of the members who would like to use it.” John and his Advisory Group have other proposals under consideration as well so stay tuned. If you have questions about Legacy Friends or wish to obtain information about planned giving, please contact John 319- 331-5914 or .
Tip of the Hat
Tip of the Hat is a new column that provides a place for each of us to express recognition of or thanks to others in the congregation. You might ‘tip your hat’ to a group, a team, or an individual. If you have a submission for this column please email it to the editor, Leie Carmody, with “tip of the hat” in the subject line. Your message should include who is being recognized or thanked.
To Steve Doublestein. Thanks for making what could have been a knuckle-biting event (joining experienced kayakers after an almost 30-year distance from being on the water) into an easy and pleasurable experience by offering his encouragement and hands-on assistance. Leie Carmody
To Tim Saltonstall and the volunteers. Appreciation for showing up at the Laurel Community Association to do the food sorting. Linda Underwood
To Marilyn Amick. Thanks for the beautiful calligraphed names in our Membership Book of all those who joined UUCOV since 2015. Claire Harrison
Beginning June 5th, the Social Activities Committee will meet regularly on the first Monday of the month in Water's Hall from 12:30-2:30pm. Interested? Contact Catherine DiSante . Bring a brown bag lunch.