1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:05,120 I recognize the off-site delegate oh you 2 00:00:03,120 --> 00:00:07,350 just left the procedural mic okay 3 00:00:05,120 --> 00:00:08,460 like I said we have a little tablet up 4 00:00:07,350 --> 00:00:11,420 here that's how we keep track of the 5 00:00:08,460 --> 00:00:11,420 people who are off-site 6 00:00:25,120 --> 00:00:29,780 may I ask the youth observers to go to 7 00:00:27,830 --> 00:00:32,480 the pro mic which is where we move 8 00:00:29,780 --> 00:00:34,640 amendments to the bylaws while I explain 9 00:00:32,480 --> 00:00:36,680 what high school age for the Unitarian 10 00:00:34,640 --> 00:00:39,350 Universalist Association we have a 11 00:00:36,680 --> 00:00:42,200 policy that states that high school age 12 00:00:39,350 --> 00:00:47,000 is grades 9 through 12 or their 13 00:00:42,200 --> 00:00:49,520 equivalent in homeschool or 14 to 18 if 14 00:00:47,000 --> 00:00:52,010 an 18 year old is still in high school 15 00:00:49,520 --> 00:00:54,379 that person is high school age 16 00:00:52,010 --> 00:00:57,050 if a person is younger than 18 but 17 00:00:54,379 --> 00:00:59,300 taking primarily college courses or not 18 00:00:57,050 --> 00:01:01,159 in high school that person is not a 19 00:00:59,300 --> 00:01:03,699 youth by our policy does that make sense 20 00:01:01,159 --> 00:01:03,699 to everyone 21 00:01:03,820 --> 00:01:12,290 very well I recognize Bailey saddle 22 00:01:09,530 --> 00:01:14,960 Meyer senior youth observer to the Board 23 00:01:12,290 --> 00:01:16,280 of Trustees and Tanner Linden junior 24 00:01:14,960 --> 00:01:18,350 youth observer to the Board of Trustees 25 00:01:16,280 --> 00:01:22,250 Tanner will you please make the 26 00:01:18,350 --> 00:01:24,560 appropriate motion moved that the 27 00:01:22,250 --> 00:01:28,549 proposed bylaw amendments to alter 28 00:01:24,560 --> 00:01:32,360 language to by law article 6 section 6.3 29 00:01:28,549 --> 00:01:37,990 membership section 6.4 election of 30 00:01:32,360 --> 00:01:42,079 Trustees section 6.5 term section 6.6 31 00:01:37,990 --> 00:01:48,130 qualifications of trustees and rule g9 32 00:01:42,079 --> 00:01:51,679 point 13.2 order of names on ballot as 33 00:01:48,130 --> 00:01:55,579 detailed on page 77 of the final agenda 34 00:01:51,679 --> 00:01:59,420 and as amended in the mini-assembly be 35 00:01:55,579 --> 00:02:03,560 adopted by the assembly is there a 36 00:01:59,420 --> 00:02:05,749 second very well the motion has been 37 00:02:03,560 --> 00:02:08,499 moved and seconded we are ready for 38 00:02:05,749 --> 00:02:08,499 discussion 39 00:02:12,620 --> 00:02:20,340 here's your question how do you honor 40 00:02:17,340 --> 00:02:23,030 youth who contribute to our and your 41 00:02:20,340 --> 00:02:23,030 communities 42 00:02:57,770 --> 00:03:01,270 we didn't do the board 43 00:05:24,460 --> 00:05:30,530 all right before we start with our lists 44 00:05:28,700 --> 00:05:34,370 of line of hooks at the procedure mic 45 00:05:30,530 --> 00:05:37,580 I've been asked to read mind or to say 46 00:05:34,370 --> 00:05:39,050 that the there are some according to the 47 00:05:37,580 --> 00:05:40,790 rules of Massachusetts the laws of 48 00:05:39,050 --> 00:05:43,010 Massachusetts there are some things that 49 00:05:40,790 --> 00:05:46,310 youth are not would not be able to vote 50 00:05:43,010 --> 00:05:49,280 on that is in our board policies and 51 00:05:46,310 --> 00:05:50,960 procedures what you are able to not able 52 00:05:49,280 --> 00:05:53,240 to vote on I recognize the delegate at 53 00:05:50,960 --> 00:05:56,180 the procedural microphone I need of 54 00:05:53,240 --> 00:05:57,500 Anita Farber Robertson Melrose Unitarian 55 00:05:56,180 --> 00:06:00,140 Universalist Church Melrose 56 00:05:57,500 --> 00:06:02,840 Massachusetts I'm the minister there and 57 00:06:00,140 --> 00:06:06,110 my concern is about inclusion that the 58 00:06:02,840 --> 00:06:08,210 definition of youth was bracketed by 59 00:06:06,110 --> 00:06:10,430 where they are in relation to high 60 00:06:08,210 --> 00:06:12,110 school schooling whether it's 61 00:06:10,430 --> 00:06:15,680 homeschooled or in a formal institution 62 00:06:12,110 --> 00:06:17,570 I presume we are allowed to have youth 63 00:06:15,680 --> 00:06:19,880 in our congregations who for whatever 64 00:06:17,570 --> 00:06:22,100 reason are not in high school either 65 00:06:19,880 --> 00:06:24,620 they've dropped out or been expelled or 66 00:06:22,100 --> 00:06:28,220 whatever and I would want those youth to 67 00:06:24,620 --> 00:06:30,950 be able to also participate thank you 68 00:06:28,220 --> 00:06:35,150 for that I understand the definition of 69 00:06:30,950 --> 00:06:39,770 youth does include age yes not just high 70 00:06:35,150 --> 00:06:43,430 school size I reckon we recognized 71 00:06:39,770 --> 00:06:45,530 delegate the procedural microphone thank 72 00:06:43,430 --> 00:06:49,340 you good morning I'm Kathy Hickok from 73 00:06:45,530 --> 00:06:51,890 initial Church in Memphis I'm not 74 00:06:49,340 --> 00:06:54,350 completely clear how many voting members 75 00:06:51,890 --> 00:06:56,900 there are on the board now and whether 76 00:06:54,350 --> 00:07:00,050 these two youth trustees that we might 77 00:06:56,900 --> 00:07:01,820 elect would be full voting members with 78 00:07:00,050 --> 00:07:03,980 the rest of the board making a total of 79 00:07:01,820 --> 00:07:06,310 how many members on the board good 80 00:07:03,980 --> 00:07:06,310 question 81 00:07:13,250 --> 00:07:17,610 alright there are 11 trustees plus the 82 00:07:15,570 --> 00:07:21,300 financial advisor plus the moderator 83 00:07:17,610 --> 00:07:24,800 which makes 13 so adding to youth 84 00:07:21,300 --> 00:07:24,800 trustee so that would be a total of 15 85 00:07:26,870 --> 00:07:35,130 correct except most things we do by 86 00:07:32,280 --> 00:07:37,290 consensus and we don't do voting any 87 00:07:35,130 --> 00:07:44,360 more that way so that you that are on 88 00:07:37,290 --> 00:07:46,830 our board do get safe in voice oh yes 89 00:07:44,360 --> 00:07:48,480 but then they don't get to vote but now 90 00:07:46,830 --> 00:07:49,860 they will get to vote if this if this 91 00:07:48,480 --> 00:07:54,300 were the past thank you 92 00:07:49,860 --> 00:07:56,820 I reckon for the board statement I 93 00:07:54,300 --> 00:08:01,440 recognise the youth observers at the pro 94 00:07:56,820 --> 00:08:03,240 mic my name is Bailey saddle Meyer I am 95 00:08:01,440 --> 00:08:06,300 a member of the First Unitarian Church 96 00:08:03,240 --> 00:08:09,600 in Providence and I will be reading the 97 00:08:06,300 --> 00:08:11,700 board statement the proposed bylaw 98 00:08:09,600 --> 00:08:14,370 amendments which have been most closely 99 00:08:11,700 --> 00:08:16,710 formulated by Tanner Linden and Bailey 100 00:08:14,370 --> 00:08:19,410 saddle Meyer in the past fiscal year 101 00:08:16,710 --> 00:08:22,770 include changes to five different 102 00:08:19,410 --> 00:08:24,840 sections these amendments will give the 103 00:08:22,770 --> 00:08:27,690 youth observers the opportunity to 104 00:08:24,840 --> 00:08:30,480 become youth trustees by shifting the 105 00:08:27,690 --> 00:08:32,460 role of this position the youth trustees 106 00:08:30,480 --> 00:08:35,580 would now be elected through the 107 00:08:32,460 --> 00:08:37,919 nominating committee in addition there 108 00:08:35,580 --> 00:08:41,010 will be a set term limit for youth 109 00:08:37,919 --> 00:08:44,490 trustees as they may only serve that 110 00:08:41,010 --> 00:08:47,280 two-year role once but afterwards may 111 00:08:44,490 --> 00:08:50,940 serve two other full terms on the board 112 00:08:47,280 --> 00:08:53,100 as a trustee at large the most important 113 00:08:50,940 --> 00:08:55,890 aspect of these proposed bylaw 114 00:08:53,100 --> 00:08:57,930 amendments is that the youth members of 115 00:08:55,890 --> 00:09:01,170 the board would be given an official 116 00:08:57,930 --> 00:09:04,950 vote they do not currently possess that 117 00:09:01,170 --> 00:09:07,260 power thank you I recognize the delegate 118 00:09:04,950 --> 00:09:09,570 at the concern microphone 119 00:09:07,260 --> 00:09:12,300 Christina hobby from the Unitarian 120 00:09:09,570 --> 00:09:14,490 Church of Evanston I am for youth 121 00:09:12,300 --> 00:09:18,150 trustees but I am NOT for the fact that 122 00:09:14,490 --> 00:09:19,620 this neglects the ability for 16 17 and 123 00:09:18,150 --> 00:09:21,400 18 year olds because they have to 124 00:09:19,620 --> 00:09:24,130 complete their 125 00:09:21,400 --> 00:09:26,710 term by high school age this means they 126 00:09:24,130 --> 00:09:28,390 cannot be elected in this league means 127 00:09:26,710 --> 00:09:31,330 that older youth who may have not made 128 00:09:28,390 --> 00:09:34,840 this decision to run are not being able 129 00:09:31,330 --> 00:09:38,070 to so as an inclusive community we are 130 00:09:34,840 --> 00:09:40,180 neglecting to include the older youth 131 00:09:38,070 --> 00:09:49,120 thank you I recognize the delegate at 132 00:09:40,180 --> 00:09:50,950 the hello my name is Rory anima cannon I 133 00:09:49,120 --> 00:09:53,260 attend the new Church of Medford 134 00:09:50,950 --> 00:09:55,270 Massachusetts and this is Julia Landis 135 00:09:53,260 --> 00:09:58,270 who is a member of Thomas Jefferson 136 00:09:55,270 --> 00:10:01,530 Memorial Church uu we are speaking on 137 00:09:58,270 --> 00:10:04,810 behalf of the 2018 youth caucus Wyatt GA 138 00:10:01,530 --> 00:10:07,480 current former and uncommon Youth 139 00:10:04,810 --> 00:10:09,940 trustees and observers as well as former 140 00:10:07,480 --> 00:10:12,040 youth the board should represent the 141 00:10:09,940 --> 00:10:14,560 entire community of Unitarian 142 00:10:12,040 --> 00:10:17,430 Universalism this community includes a 143 00:10:14,560 --> 00:10:21,160 large proportion of youth who are strong 144 00:10:17,430 --> 00:10:22,780 passionate and powerful as youth we 145 00:10:21,160 --> 00:10:24,640 believe it is our right to have a vote 146 00:10:22,780 --> 00:10:26,860 in the largest governing body of our 147 00:10:24,640 --> 00:10:29,290 association for it is important to have 148 00:10:26,860 --> 00:10:30,970 our opinions included every single 149 00:10:29,290 --> 00:10:33,370 person has a different perspective on 150 00:10:30,970 --> 00:10:34,480 the world and what every perspective is 151 00:10:33,370 --> 00:10:36,370 different there are similarities 152 00:10:34,480 --> 00:10:39,820 depending on their culture age 153 00:10:36,370 --> 00:10:44,260 background etc the board is missing the 154 00:10:39,820 --> 00:10:46,000 perspective of the youth by changing the 155 00:10:44,260 --> 00:10:48,340 youth observer position to a youth 156 00:10:46,000 --> 00:10:50,140 trustee we are committing ourselves to 157 00:10:48,340 --> 00:10:53,710 upholding the inherent Worth and dignity 158 00:10:50,140 --> 00:10:55,890 of every dedicated individual currently 159 00:10:53,710 --> 00:10:58,540 the youth observers have the same 160 00:10:55,890 --> 00:11:01,480 responsibilities as all the trustees at 161 00:10:58,540 --> 00:11:04,360 large but do not have an official vote 162 00:11:01,480 --> 00:11:08,860 this means the youth are being listened 163 00:11:04,360 --> 00:11:12,040 to but never truly heard as the upcoming 164 00:11:08,860 --> 00:11:14,650 generation we are the present and the 165 00:11:12,040 --> 00:11:17,380 future of this faith if we are not 166 00:11:14,650 --> 00:11:20,260 trusted now with the responsibility of a 167 00:11:17,380 --> 00:11:24,250 vote we will never be prepared to move 168 00:11:20,260 --> 00:11:27,640 our community forward we are graying we 169 00:11:24,250 --> 00:11:29,890 are divided and this vote is one step 170 00:11:27,640 --> 00:11:33,340 toward a more liberated and unified 171 00:11:29,890 --> 00:11:34,270 future for Unitarian Universalism thank 172 00:11:33,340 --> 00:11:41,410 you 173 00:11:34,270 --> 00:11:46,270 I recognize the delegate at the concern 174 00:11:41,410 --> 00:11:47,649 microphone Robert Van from Westside uu 175 00:11:46,270 --> 00:11:51,880 in Fort Worth Texas 176 00:11:47,649 --> 00:11:53,620 I commend the board for including youth 177 00:11:51,880 --> 00:11:56,380 on the board 178 00:11:53,620 --> 00:12:00,450 I spent the past part of the past year 179 00:11:56,380 --> 00:12:03,130 at my church enabling and encouraging 180 00:12:00,450 --> 00:12:05,890 passing the bylaws that enable and 181 00:12:03,130 --> 00:12:09,370 encourage the inclusion of a youth on 182 00:12:05,890 --> 00:12:12,220 our board however I think this 183 00:12:09,370 --> 00:12:15,940 particular the way this particular by 184 00:12:12,220 --> 00:12:19,510 law is written is still flawed and the 185 00:12:15,940 --> 00:12:22,330 first thing is I think that having two 186 00:12:19,510 --> 00:12:27,070 youth on this small aboard with their 187 00:12:22,330 --> 00:12:29,230 particular outlook I think is including 188 00:12:27,070 --> 00:12:33,700 - making it making it given them too 189 00:12:29,230 --> 00:12:36,070 powerful a vote on the board my second 190 00:12:33,700 --> 00:12:38,020 point I think you've probably answered 191 00:12:36,070 --> 00:12:39,790 in that you there 192 00:12:38,020 --> 00:12:42,790 there's our legal problems with the 193 00:12:39,790 --> 00:12:45,459 youth being able to vote I would include 194 00:12:42,790 --> 00:12:48,940 that in the bylaw limiting the vote 195 00:12:45,459 --> 00:12:52,390 rather than in a policy matter which can 196 00:12:48,940 --> 00:12:54,790 be easily changed I think that because 197 00:12:52,390 --> 00:12:57,959 of the legal ramifications that there 198 00:12:54,790 --> 00:13:00,490 should be a limit the third thing is 199 00:12:57,959 --> 00:13:03,820 Bailey herself had pointed out in her 200 00:13:00,490 --> 00:13:05,680 earlier presentation to us how difficult 201 00:13:03,820 --> 00:13:08,020 this has been for her how and how much 202 00:13:05,680 --> 00:13:10,720 she's learned and how much she's been 203 00:13:08,020 --> 00:13:12,130 able to do but how much she's been she's 204 00:13:10,720 --> 00:13:14,560 been hurt in her high school and how 205 00:13:12,130 --> 00:13:17,649 much is left out of many of the things 206 00:13:14,560 --> 00:13:23,170 that are going on with her school so I I 207 00:13:17,649 --> 00:13:26,890 think that limiting the term to one year 208 00:13:23,170 --> 00:13:28,600 would be much better giving these the 209 00:13:26,890 --> 00:13:31,450 students than a chance to do something 210 00:13:28,600 --> 00:13:34,630 else for another year and when there are 211 00:13:31,450 --> 00:13:36,160 going up before a college board I'm not 212 00:13:34,630 --> 00:13:38,470 sure exactly what the college boards are 213 00:13:36,160 --> 00:13:40,779 looking for now but generally speaking I 214 00:13:38,470 --> 00:13:43,810 what I understand is they're looking for 215 00:13:40,779 --> 00:13:45,880 multiple different types of activities 216 00:13:43,810 --> 00:13:48,550 in the community and if 217 00:13:45,880 --> 00:13:52,500 these students do one year in the 218 00:13:48,550 --> 00:13:55,690 community all right I recognize the 219 00:13:52,500 --> 00:13:57,310 off-site delegate at the procedural 220 00:13:55,690 --> 00:14:02,920 microphone are we ready 221 00:13:57,310 --> 00:14:04,300 up site delegate procedure go Mike okay 222 00:14:02,920 --> 00:14:07,710 we are not I recognize the other 223 00:14:04,300 --> 00:14:07,710 delegate at the procedural microphone 224 00:14:09,510 --> 00:14:15,130 I'd like it clarify um the Champlain 225 00:14:13,150 --> 00:14:17,440 Valley Unitarian Universalist Society I 226 00:14:15,130 --> 00:14:19,990 have a question about clarifying the 227 00:14:17,440 --> 00:14:21,970 rules since a motion to call the 228 00:14:19,990 --> 00:14:23,500 question is in order as I recall after 229 00:14:21,970 --> 00:14:25,720 seven minutes depending on other 230 00:14:23,500 --> 00:14:29,080 conditions and since a motion to call 231 00:14:25,720 --> 00:14:31,060 the question is non debatable I want to 232 00:14:29,080 --> 00:14:34,120 be clear that doing that before 15 233 00:14:31,060 --> 00:14:36,670 minutes of debate have elapsed precludes 234 00:14:34,120 --> 00:14:39,520 the opportunity of making any amendments 235 00:14:36,670 --> 00:14:41,500 to the amendment you're correct so a 236 00:14:39,520 --> 00:14:43,660 vote to call the question who's also a 237 00:14:41,500 --> 00:14:45,810 vote to have no amendments correct thank 238 00:14:43,660 --> 00:14:45,810 you 239 00:14:50,100 --> 00:14:53,130 I recognize the delegate at the 240 00:14:51,540 --> 00:14:56,220 procedural microphone 241 00:14:53,130 --> 00:14:58,110 I'm aja Hauser I'm a delegate for a 242 00:14:56,220 --> 00:15:01,380 church of the larger fellowship I would 243 00:14:58,110 --> 00:15:03,120 like to thank you I would like to remind 244 00:15:01,380 --> 00:15:05,040 folks coming up to mics please don't 245 00:15:03,120 --> 00:15:06,750 speak for other people people can speak 246 00:15:05,040 --> 00:15:15,720 for themselves don't name other people 247 00:15:06,750 --> 00:15:18,720 and speak for them thank you I'm going 248 00:15:15,720 --> 00:15:24,060 to recognize the off-site delegate at 249 00:15:18,720 --> 00:15:26,880 the pro microphone I'm speaking for 250 00:15:24,060 --> 00:15:30,060 Joseph Barker uu Church of the South 251 00:15:26,880 --> 00:15:31,800 Hills Pittsburgh we need to support this 252 00:15:30,060 --> 00:15:34,800 amendment and take advantage of the 253 00:15:31,800 --> 00:15:39,060 value talents I'd end ideas of our 254 00:15:34,800 --> 00:15:40,589 incredible youth okay thank you I 255 00:15:39,060 --> 00:15:43,380 recognize the delegate the concern 256 00:15:40,589 --> 00:15:45,690 microphone my name is patty Potter I'm a 257 00:15:43,380 --> 00:15:49,259 member of the Unitarian Universalist 258 00:15:45,690 --> 00:15:51,420 Church in Fresno California and I just 259 00:15:49,259 --> 00:15:54,240 wanted to point out that this is age 260 00:15:51,420 --> 00:15:56,250 discrimination the same way that it can 261 00:15:54,240 --> 00:15:59,189 be h discrimination of people of my age 262 00:15:56,250 --> 00:16:04,199 and older this is discrimination based 263 00:15:59,189 --> 00:16:05,730 on people of high school age that a more 264 00:16:04,199 --> 00:16:08,089 appropriate way to do it would be to 265 00:16:05,730 --> 00:16:11,029 change the culture within our 266 00:16:08,089 --> 00:16:15,480 congregations because youth can be 267 00:16:11,029 --> 00:16:17,220 delegates already so I'm encouraging 268 00:16:15,480 --> 00:16:21,720 that and saying that it's not 269 00:16:17,220 --> 00:16:25,889 appropriate for a bylaws I recognize the 270 00:16:21,720 --> 00:16:28,110 delegate at the procedural microphone hi 271 00:16:25,889 --> 00:16:30,569 I'm Reverend Nina gray and I'm the 272 00:16:28,110 --> 00:16:35,130 minister of merida at First Unitarian 273 00:16:30,569 --> 00:16:38,790 society of Chicago and the question I 274 00:16:35,130 --> 00:16:42,630 have I want a clarification did you say 275 00:16:38,790 --> 00:16:48,190 that if a person is say 17 years old but 276 00:16:42,630 --> 00:16:51,490 in college that they are excluded yes 277 00:16:48,190 --> 00:16:54,520 I would like to get some clarification 278 00:16:51,490 --> 00:16:57,610 on why that would be so because they are 279 00:16:54,520 --> 00:17:01,900 of of high school age but happened to be 280 00:16:57,610 --> 00:17:04,750 really smart to answer that question I 281 00:17:01,900 --> 00:17:06,339 am going to ask Bart Frost director of 282 00:17:04,750 --> 00:17:08,740 the youth young adults at the UUA to 283 00:17:06,339 --> 00:17:10,390 answer at the amendment microphone thank 284 00:17:08,740 --> 00:17:13,209 you recognize Bart Frost 285 00:17:10,390 --> 00:17:15,069 at the amendment microphone Bart Frost 286 00:17:13,209 --> 00:17:17,170 director of youth and young adult 287 00:17:15,069 --> 00:17:21,579 ministries at our Unitarian Universalist 288 00:17:17,170 --> 00:17:23,290 Association so within our uua we are 289 00:17:21,579 --> 00:17:24,760 focused within the office of youth and 290 00:17:23,290 --> 00:17:27,040 young adult ministries are focused on 291 00:17:24,760 --> 00:17:29,950 two areas of lifespan faith development 292 00:17:27,040 --> 00:17:34,000 youth and young adults and by having a 293 00:17:29,950 --> 00:17:36,310 focus on 14 to 18 year olds or youth as 294 00:17:34,000 --> 00:17:39,160 we define them high school aged as Gregg 295 00:17:36,310 --> 00:17:42,640 thank you defined for y'all that allows 296 00:17:39,160 --> 00:17:44,440 us to really focus in now we know that 297 00:17:42,640 --> 00:17:47,380 our young people are in a very wide 298 00:17:44,440 --> 00:17:49,390 range of educational opportunities but 299 00:17:47,380 --> 00:17:52,300 when a young person moves off into 300 00:17:49,390 --> 00:17:54,790 university or out of the high school age 301 00:17:52,300 --> 00:17:57,580 their community they're they're entering 302 00:17:54,790 --> 00:18:00,010 into a new developmental stage and that 303 00:17:57,580 --> 00:18:01,630 new developmental stage is what we term 304 00:18:00,010 --> 00:18:04,420 emerging adult which comes out of 305 00:18:01,630 --> 00:18:06,580 academia and in that stage they need 306 00:18:04,420 --> 00:18:09,270 they have different needs and and 307 00:18:06,580 --> 00:18:13,960 different wants and that is how we help 308 00:18:09,270 --> 00:18:15,760 serve and minister to them and so 7 a 17 309 00:18:13,960 --> 00:18:17,770 year old in college is considered 310 00:18:15,760 --> 00:18:21,340 actually would be considered a young 311 00:18:17,770 --> 00:18:23,950 adult but still a minor it is some you 312 00:18:21,340 --> 00:18:27,310 know it's it's complicated and it does 313 00:18:23,950 --> 00:18:29,290 and has worked well for us so far and I 314 00:18:27,310 --> 00:18:31,810 also note that a 17 year old who's in 315 00:18:29,290 --> 00:18:34,390 college could run for trustee through 316 00:18:31,810 --> 00:18:38,410 our normal processes I recognized his 317 00:18:34,390 --> 00:18:41,320 doll got the pro microphone I am Larry 318 00:18:38,410 --> 00:18:44,800 lad a delegate from the uu congregation 319 00:18:41,320 --> 00:18:49,660 in Falmouth Massachusetts the first time 320 00:18:44,800 --> 00:18:52,800 I was a delegate was 1969 the first year 321 00:18:49,660 --> 00:18:52,800 we had a youth caucus 322 00:18:54,970 --> 00:19:04,390 that year we youth ran a candidate for 323 00:18:59,870 --> 00:19:08,299 the UUA board and that candidate lost a 324 00:19:04,390 --> 00:19:14,150 youth would not run again or be elected 325 00:19:08,299 --> 00:19:17,350 until 2003 after the General Assembly 326 00:19:14,150 --> 00:19:20,450 had created a Youth trustee position 327 00:19:17,350 --> 00:19:23,929 that successful candidate who stands 328 00:19:20,450 --> 00:19:26,179 behind beside me and each candidate 329 00:19:23,929 --> 00:19:29,320 since many of whom stand beside me and 330 00:19:26,179 --> 00:19:32,659 behind me have contained continued to be 331 00:19:29,320 --> 00:19:38,419 strong leaders within our faith 332 00:19:32,659 --> 00:19:42,890 community in 2013 the youth trustee 333 00:19:38,419 --> 00:19:46,279 position disappeared as an afterthought 334 00:19:42,890 --> 00:19:49,820 in an otherwise transformational 335 00:19:46,279 --> 00:19:52,610 governance change the elimination of 336 00:19:49,820 --> 00:19:56,510 district trustees and reduction in board 337 00:19:52,610 --> 00:19:59,950 size has resulted in a more diverse and 338 00:19:56,510 --> 00:20:03,770 innovative board but the at-large 339 00:19:59,950 --> 00:20:07,130 elections that enhanced racial gender 340 00:20:03,770 --> 00:20:12,500 and age diversity has failed to reach 341 00:20:07,130 --> 00:20:15,950 below the age of 28 despite the best of 342 00:20:12,500 --> 00:20:20,779 intentions to honor nineteen sixty nine 343 00:20:15,950 --> 00:20:23,350 to cast a more expansive vision let us 344 00:20:20,779 --> 00:20:23,350 fix it 345 00:20:26,580 --> 00:20:33,269 I recognize the delegate of the concern 346 00:20:30,750 --> 00:20:34,919 microphone good morning my name is 347 00:20:33,269 --> 00:20:36,450 Reverend Joe cherry I'm a delegate from 348 00:20:34,919 --> 00:20:38,820 the Unitarian universal Society of 349 00:20:36,450 --> 00:20:41,940 Cleveland and I come to you today as 350 00:20:38,820 --> 00:20:44,789 chair of the nominating committee and 351 00:20:41,940 --> 00:20:48,630 I'm talking to the next chair on phone 352 00:20:44,789 --> 00:20:52,529 our concern my concern is in recruiting 353 00:20:48,630 --> 00:20:55,620 and sharing of data of minors so I don't 354 00:20:52,529 --> 00:20:58,769 oppose this I'm just asking my concern 355 00:20:55,620 --> 00:21:02,760 is for guidance from the board about how 356 00:20:58,769 --> 00:21:05,580 to share data of minors safely and so we 357 00:21:02,760 --> 00:21:09,330 would like if this passes some help with 358 00:21:05,580 --> 00:21:10,409 that well her and I think we at the UA 359 00:21:09,330 --> 00:21:11,519 will certainly partner with the 360 00:21:10,409 --> 00:21:13,769 nominating committee and doing that 361 00:21:11,519 --> 00:21:16,110 meaning a thumbs up from our CEO so yes 362 00:21:13,769 --> 00:21:18,809 I recognize the delegate the procedural 363 00:21:16,110 --> 00:21:20,490 microphone Orlando Montoya a Unitarian 364 00:21:18,809 --> 00:21:21,690 Universalist Church of Savannah I would 365 00:21:20,490 --> 00:21:23,399 like to call the question 366 00:21:21,690 --> 00:21:25,289 all right motion to call the question is 367 00:21:23,399 --> 00:21:28,740 not debatable so get your voting cards 368 00:21:25,289 --> 00:21:30,269 ready if you would like to call the 369 00:21:28,740 --> 00:21:33,409 question and move directly to a vote 370 00:21:30,269 --> 00:21:33,409 please raise your voting card 371 00:21:43,660 --> 00:21:47,320 thank you you can put them down if you 372 00:21:45,490 --> 00:21:48,580 would not like to call the question and 373 00:21:47,320 --> 00:21:59,260 keep hearing debate please raise your 374 00:21:48,580 --> 00:22:02,530 voting card off-site votes all right the 375 00:21:59,260 --> 00:22:06,580 question has been called all those in 376 00:22:02,530 --> 00:22:09,880 favor of the amendment on youth trustee 377 00:22:06,580 --> 00:22:12,870 as amended in the mini-assembly please 378 00:22:09,880 --> 00:22:12,870 raise your voting card 379 00:22:21,890 --> 00:22:30,140 okay thank you all those opposed please 380 00:22:25,730 --> 00:22:32,650 release your voting card in our off-site 381 00:22:30,140 --> 00:22:32,650 votes please 382 00:22:39,030 --> 00:22:52,930 the motion clearly passes 383 00:22:41,180 --> 00:22:52,930 [Applause]