Regional ConCentrics On Hold

The Regional ConCentric Resolution and the work of members of the C*UUYAN Regional Needs Task Force was withdrawn at ConCentric 2005 due to blocks in the consensus process that led to a compromise proposal that did not require Plenary action.  The resolution will continue to be a point of discussion throughout this year with CUC and UUA District Young Adult Representatives and Local YA & CM Group leaders.  This fall C*UUYAN SC has authorized the submission of a Fund for Unitarian Universalism grant to help finance 4 Regional Events in Spring 2006 designed with the same intentions outlined in the Regional ConCentric Resolution with the exception of power to elect members fo the C*UUYAN Steering Committee.  A Continental ConCentric will also be planned for Summer 2006.  Young Adult Representatives from each UUA District and CUC Region will be invited and hopefully funded to attend both events this summer, in addition, each local Young Adult and/or Campus Ministry group will be asked to send a delegate to the Regional Events (to-be-named).

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4 responses to “Regional ConCentrics On Hold

  1. Regional ConCentrics, Redux

    Radical Hapa: Regional ConCentrics On Hold: Joseph brings us news from ConCentric, which is ending as I write this. To break down his post with my initial, gut reaction commentary: The Regional ConCentric Resolution and the work of members of…

  2. Regional ConCentrics, Redux

    Radical Hapa: Regional ConCentrics On Hold: Joseph brings us news from ConCentric, which is ending as I write this. To break down his post with my initial, gut reaction commentary: The Regional ConCentric Resolution and the work of members of…

  3. Joseph: Please post the following in regards to the Alternative proposition– I think the word-for-word plenary document is important for those who read your blog to read.
    Thanks!
    Nadya.

    ___________________________

    Regional Needs Task Force Strategy Plan

    In order to fully study and research how to best serve local, district, and regional campus and young adult leaders, and because we believe we could not reach consensus on how to best continue at this time, the Regional Needs Task Force proposes the following alternative. Ideas presented in the original Regional ConCentric proposal may be brought into conversation in the future as a long term solution. Because the Alternative position sees the goal of Regional ConCentrics as finding and empowering new local/regional leaders within the US and Canada, we propose:

    (1) A continental ConCentric will continue to be held.
    (2) The Regional Needs Task Force recommends that C*UUYAN and the YACM office support Regional Leadership Development Conferences, in the recommended regions, beginning this Spring. The conferences will be planned and bottom-lined by the Conferences Planning Committee working in conjunction with District Staff, District Young Adult Committees, and local Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leaders.
    (3) C*UUYAN will support a grant application to the Fund for Unitarian Universalism to fund these conferences.
    (4) These Conferences will be used as a chance to gage our capacity at the Regional Level. In addition Regional leaders will be given a chance to discuss and pass up business items and nominations to the Continental Steering Committee and Continental ConCentric.
    (5) These conferences can be held at a time other than during the summer—this appeals to the needs of continuity in leadership by involving Young Adults at a time when direct and efficient communication can occur (difficult during the church/YA/CM group break time in the Summer); this also appeals to the need of Young Adult District Representatives to be present and vocal in district assemblies.
    (6) Using the model of the successful Campus Ministry Trainings, these conferences will be planned with minimal commitments from the YACM office and rely more on District Staff and District YA Leaders.
    (7) The task force recommends that C*UUYAN works with the YACM office to both increase the role and accountability of District Reps to their Districts as well as Steering Committee’s accountability to Local and Regional Leaders.
    (8) The success of this action will be evaluated in Plenary at ConCentric 2006.

    We believe that this solution does not require a by-law change and we are presenting it to the plenary body only for feedback and discussion

    The Regional Needs Task Force and Regional Leaders

    Ella Hereth, CPC
    Frank Wells, CPC
    Claire Sexton, CPC
    Marcus Cooley, CMWD Rep
    Leanne Todd, CPC
    Michael Tino, YACM Office
    Joseph Santos-Lyons, YACM Office
    Teresa Ives, Heartland District Rep
    Nadya Hand, Florida District Rep
    Scott McNeil, TJD Rep
    Darrick Jackson, SC
    Petra Aldrich, YACM Office
    Kimberlee Tomczek, CMWD Staff
    Rev. Alison Miller, CMAC Chair
    Tomoko Takano, ConCentric Co-Chair

  4. “This fall C*UUYAN SC has authorized the submission of a Fund for Unitarian Universalism grant to help finance 4 Regional Events in Spring 2006 designed with the same intentions outlined in the Regional ConCentric Resolution with the exception of power to elect members fo the C*UUYAN Steering Committee.”

    What do you know about this grant application? Any details you can think of might be helpful, like who is writing it, where that money might go if it was granted. Anything

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