[Msd-youthannounce] Minutes for the September YAC Meeting/Officers Retreat
elainey at mac.com
Sat Sep 15 18:03:43 EDT 2007
September 13, 2007 Best YAC Meeting ever
Aubrey Weaver- Senior Co Chair
Tristen Wolfe- YCR
Zoe Read- Co-chaplain
Elaine Crutchley- Newsletter Editor
Faith Robinson- Co-chaplain
John Murray Albea- Networker
Scott Weaver (is a rebel)
Dustin Michael Weaver- TAR
Jacob Kaiser Zabawa- Junior Co Chair
Michael James Stand-Gravois
Alex “A-hizzle” Popp
1. Update on Community Building
a. Cell phone use breaking community, what is fair?
-limit usage, not during meetings unless necessary. Short calls
during free time, not the entire time because free time is for
community building. Be conscious of community.
-Have parents contact advisors in case of emergency
-Turned off or silenced during meetings?
-If someone is on call then the group knows, so no one is offended
-Make limited cell phone usage announcement during orientation and in
the registration packet sheet.
-Encourage people to turn them off
-There is a consensus on the new limited cell phone usage policy,
which is turning phones to silent during meetings, and using
discretion during free time.
b. What About Churches with Wifi?
-Very limited internet. Encouraged not to be
on myspace or facebook.
-E-mail as a primary source of communication
-internet usage for YAC needs is okay if
everyone agrees to it
-uncontrolled internet youth creates anxiety and gives more
complaints against YAC
-Apply big four plus five to websites
Scott Weaver: At YAC functions we don’t use the internet unless it’s
relevant (iTunes, or YAC resources)
Dana Poss: seconds Scott’s motion
-Colin Albea thinks email checking is okay
-Back to the limited computer time?
-Five minute computer warning, ten minutes off definitely
-Computer use only for conversation, preferably relevant
-checking in with an advisor for internet permission
-Modification: No internet use without advisor permission (Toniann)
-Dana seconds, unanimous
c. Sex Policy
-clarification of the sex policy
-not because it’s inappropriate, but because it’s a community
breaker, included any form of coupling off
-Article 4 Responsibilities and objectives says to create a fun and
-can teenagers use their own discretion?
-Matt says they can
-As leaders of the YAC it should be brought to spirit committee
-covenant around the sex policy as a YAC
2. Young Adult Experience
a. A YAC like group for young adults. It will be running by 2009. An
open request for ideas for the youth group send them to Aubrey.
-Communication with each other, events planning
-an official way to stay in touch, a support group
-If you have ideas email Aubrey at actressglow at yahoo.com
or call 205-601-3546
3. Healthy Congregations Conference- YAC involvement
-inform people about the YAC, what we do and
why we’re here.
-To get more than four or five congregations
at each CON.
-Same Saturday as ACT or SAT, so it’s hard to know if there is youth
-Watch YAC leaders list
--after a straw pull, a pretty good number of people could come and
would need a place to stay.
Faith and UUEarth, let her know if there’s interest.
5. Chaplain Training Add in!
a. Mysterious Date
-when dates reveal themselves, the chaplains
will be contacted
b. Can the Mid South District send both Faith and Zoe?
-have to ask congregations for funds
6. GA Add in
-the request was for $500, but there could
be consolidation of money.
-Youth registration is $160 before March 1,
-congregation paying for registration fee,
b. Ft. Lauderdale June 25-29 2008
-contact Claire Crutchley
Claire.crutchley at gmail.com
7. YAC Advisors
a. District Advisors
-attending four YAC events a year
-exact requirements are in the bylaws
b. Home congregation work
-go home and get names of adults that would
be good potential advisors.
-should probably ask first
-advisor training in March
8. YCR Report
-meeting with people around the continent
-talked about anti racism and anti
b. The YRUU Question
-in the process of restructuring YRUU (the
youth portion of UUA)
-for more details look up the minutes for Youth Council on the YRUU
portion of uua.org or contact Lynn Connelly.
-social action coordinator get in touch with Laura Manning before
CONFront for meeting up with other youth groups
9. Peace Pinwheels
a. What to think about?
-visions of peace
-at AUUF next weekend.
10. CONcert proposal November 9-11, 2007
-hard time reading Faith’s, d-i-y workshop
b. touch group leaders
-John, Dustin, Elaine and Aubrey
c. open coffeehouse
-open to the host congregation as participants and spectators.
Refreshments will be for sale, is that cool?
-outside people from CON and then send them back out, District adults
should make sure that people not involved will have left by a point.
-only open to the congregation, not the community
d. fee increase and pacific southwest adult
- approval? Aubrey motions to approve, Steve
seconds, unanimously approved.
11. 1:00-3:45 working time
-planning the glbtq CON February 8-10 Nashville
-leadership Development CON March 28-30 UUCA
-Jr. High CON planning April 8-11 Huntsville
-BeachCON May 10-June 1 UUFEC
p.s. Advisor Training March 1 in Auburn
a. We will strive to protect the physical and emotional safety of
others by being aware of those around those.
b. Expand number 1: We will strive to respect each other’s
differences and the differences of others.
c. Clarify number 6: we will listen to others while they are
d. Broaden number 7: take out in this covenant
e. Change our humorous contribution: to strive for more cowbell
B. Aubrey moves to vote, Jacob second that motion,
a. oh wait, Carl questions our silliness. Humor is in the covenant,
why do we need ridiculousness? Motioned to take out all mentions of
c. Aubrey moves to make a motion once again, Jacob or
John seconds, consensus.
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