The Memorial Gift Committee receives and acknowledges contributions made to UUCOV in memory of a deceased. You'll find gift forms on the lanai, at the UUCOV office, or by calling Theresa Hake at 941-480-1401. On receiving a donation and this form, a note of appreciation is sent to the donor, acknowledging the amount and date of the gift. Memorial gifts which are for a restricted or special purpose, or which are of real property or other non-monetary nature, will first be referred to the Board of Directors for disposition. After acceptance by the Board of a restricted gift or property a letter of appreciation will be sent to the donor.
Viewing the UUCOV Memorial Book
A committee was created in 2005 to develop policies relating to memorials for UUCOV members and friends. One suggestion was a Memorial Book, and it was eagerly embraced by all members. It was determined that the Memorial Book would be a leather-bound book with pages designed by an artist skilled in illumination type design with room for some brief biographical notes. This seemed a fitting way to memorialize our members, and it would provide a wonderful source for personal information and history for the church as well as for individual descendents. The Memorial Book of tributes to deceased members and friends of UUCOV was introduced to the congregation at the end of January, 2008.
Marilyn Amick was chosen as the artist for the Memorial Book. Laura Marcusa will also be creating pages. A stand with a locked drawer was designed and built by members of the congregation in order to house the book. The Board voted to pay the costs for the pages. If members still want to make a financial remembrance, they can make donations in the memory of the deceased to UUCOV.
If you wish to remember a deceased member or contribute information on a deceased member or friend of the congregation's page, contact Marilyn Amick or Laura Marcusa and they will take you through the process.
The Memorial Book is always available before or after Sunday service on its designated stand at the right side of the stage. Additional appointments to view it may be made at the discretion of the President of the Congregation. You can also view the pages below.