Annual and Congregational Meetings

Dear UUS:E Voting Members:

UUS:E’s 2021 Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday morning, May 23, shortly after the 10:00 AM service ends. We will again be holding our meeting over Zoom as we will likely not be holding services in person yet at that time.

The agenda for the annual meeting will include the following:

Also — You can now read the 2020-2021 UUS:E Annual Report in Full 2020-2021.

We look forward to seeing you on May 23!

Robert Stolzman, UUS:E President

Kevin Holian-Borgnis, UUS:E Vice President

Rev. Josh Pawelek, UUS:E minister



91 UUS:E members met virtually on October 25th in a special meeting. Trinity solar
discussed the financial benefits for homeowners and for UUS:E of installing solar. Church
staff gave updates of activities, both virtual and in person, that are keeping our church
members connected during the pandemic. The Treasurer recommended
giving all staff a 2 % bonus once our Paycheck Protection loan is forgiven. The members
present voted to join the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance with dues of $1500
and matching grant money from UUA of $1500. The vote was 88 yes, 1 no, 2 abstentions.

Respectfully submitted,
Jean Mamonas, Clerk


October 1, 2020

Dear UUS:E Voting Members:

We hope this letter finds you coping and faring well within these COVID times.  As you may remember, we had hoped to follow up last May’s virtual annual meeting with a live special meeting for the congregation this fall.  Unfortunately, that is not possible, but we do want to convene a congregational meeting in Zoom on Sunday, October 25th at 11:30 am. We think it is important in this time of uncertainty to give everyone a chance to hear where we stand as a community.

In addition to providing a general “state of the congregation” overview, the agenda for this special meeting will include the following:

  • Update to the 2020-2021 Annual UUS:E operating budget;
  • Voting on a proposal to formally join Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance  (GHIAA)

Specifically, the congregation shall be asked to vote on the following question:

Shall the Unitarian Universalist Society: East become an official member of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA)?

Informational sessions on what institutional membership in GHIAA entails will be held on Friday, October 16 at 1:00 pm and Monday, October 19 at 7:00 pm. Watch our regular eblasts for login and call-in information; or contact the UUS:E office. Please note: For the congregational meeting we will use the same login and call-in that we use for virtual Sunday Services.

If you are unable to attend but would like to designate a proxy, the form appears below this letter.  If you are unable to print, you may also contact the UUS:E office to receive the form in the mail.  Please complete it and send it to Annie in the front office.  We plan on sharing the Zoom link for the meeting as we get closer to the date.  Although we cannot meet in person, we hope you will find the time to join us.  It is good to see and hear everyone in our community, even if it is over Zoom.  Please remember to reach out if you need anything and keep your connection to UUS:E strong.  We look forward to seeing you on October 25th!


Robert Stolzman,                    Kevin Holian-Borgnis                        Rev. Josh Pawelek
UUS:E President                     Vice President                                     UUS:E Minister 

P.S. For anyone interested in the 2019 – 2020 UUS:E Annual Report, click here or contact Annie Gentile in the UUS:E office.




Unitarian Universalist Society: East
153 Vernon Street West
Manchester, CT 06042

Proxy Voting Designation Form

I, ________________________, hereby designate  _______________________  (print name of proxy voter, who must be a member of UUS:E)

to vote as my proxy at the UUS:E congregational meeting scheduled for 11:30 A.M. on Sunday, October 25th, 2020.

Signature: ________________________________   (signature of voting member)

Date: ____________________________
















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