I'm not sure I wouldn't increase the count of
"progress-friendly" members. Remember, it was Patsy who put together the
alternate slate; and that, as our first real venture (in recent years) into
contested Board elections, might be viewed as a progressive step. I can't speak
for Barry; guess we'll find out as he starts presiding at meetings.
Certainly the rest of us aren't afraid of change, but some of us would like to
be convinced that the change is both advisable and sustainable. (And a few
would like to regress to 30 years ago, then find a stasis box. But only a
very few, and none of them on the Board at present.)
Thanks, once again, for the fine job you did chairing the
meeting. And I was glad you see you worked out getting your Dad a vote again.
He's been a part of my UU life from the beginning.
From: [address removed]
[mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of
Gregory Sent: Sunday, May 27,[masked]:14 PM To:
[address removed] Subject: [unitarians-125]
Today, as we, the changers, "lost" an
election, we won an amazing victory! The progressive intent wins, no matter
what! We are stronger now and clear! With six of eight friendly to
progress; we've no problems on the board unless we create them
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