Come to Ottawa in May!

ACM-2015-Website-Banner[1]Join us in Ottawa for the CUC Annual Conference and Meeting! Held at Algonquin College, May 15-17, this year’s theme will bring us workshops and streams delving into the ongoing quest of Seeking Justice in a Changing Land.

Registration is now open!

Adults General: *Early-Bird – $275 (until Mar 31), *Mid-Bird – $300 (April 1 – 30), *Regular – $325 (after Apr 30), One-Day Registration Sat – $175, *Sun – $210.
*All registration include the Banquet Dinner on Sunday night, except One-Day Saturday. Online registration closes April 30.

CanUUdle (ages 14-21): Early-Bird – $100 (until Mar 31), Regular – $125 (April 1 – 30),
*All registration include meals. Registration closes April 30)

Children (ages up to 14): Regular – Sat-Sun: $100 / Fri-Sun: $150 (until April 15),
*All registration include lunches. Registration closes April 15.

Register by the Early Bird Deadline (March 31st) and you will be entered to win a free registration! Continue reading

2015 Annual General Meeting

Got Delegates?

Your congregation’s delegates are important folks – they step up to become familiar with the business going to the CUC’s Annual General Meeting, and then share this with your congregation. They are the carriers of your congregation’s wishes when it comes to voting on resolutions. Now that the proposed resolutions are available, if you haven’t yet had opportunity to do so, we suggest that you take advantage of CUC Month to select your delegates. To support you in this process, CUC staff has put together some information about representation, delegate selection, preparation for the AGM, and roles of delegates prior to and in-between AGMs. Click here for the Delegate FAQs.

For matters going to the Annual General Meeting, please refer to the Governance – Annual General Meeting section of the CUC website.

Delegates – Your Congregation’s Links to the CUC

Your congregation’s delegates are important folks – they step up to become familiar with the business going to the CUC’s Annual General Meeting, and then share this with your congregations. They are the carriers of your congregation’s wishes when it comes to voting on resolutions. We suggest that your delegates are selected early, and to support you in this process, CUC staff has put together some information about representation, delegate selection, preparation for the AGM, and roles of delegates prior to and in-between AGMs. Click here for the Delegate FAQs.

 

Future of the CUC’s National Conference

In 2012, a survey was sent out to gain feedback about your thoughts on the future of the CUC’s national conferences. Many of you responded – thank you. One of the questions asked if the CUC should move to an every-other-year conference. A majority responded with “yes.” And an overwhelming majority felt that national conferences should take place on campuses rather than hotels.

CUC staff have listened to you.  The CUC will hold conferences in 2015 and 2016, and move to a conference every other year after that. What does this mean for the Annual General Meeting and CanUUdle?

In 2017, arrangements will be in place for off-site participation and delegate registration and voting for the Annual General Meeting, which still has to take place, well… annually. CUC staff are in energetic conversations with youth and young adults about the possibilities of youth and young adult conferences. As plans develop, staff will keep you informed through eNews and the leaders’ lists. If you have questions or comments, please email executivedirector@cuc.ca.

Annual Conference and Meeting

Another year’s conference has been successfully completed. A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to the Unitarian Church of Montreal for co-hosting this event, and for stepping up so beautifully. In particular, thanks go to Amber Bellemare, the lead person for UCM, and Rev. Diane Rollert, minister at UCM. Thank you also to the volunteers from the Lakeshore UU Congregation – we couldn’t have done it without all of you! For photos and information about ACM 2014, click here.

The 2015 Annual Conference and Meeting will be held in the capital city of Ottawa.

Hosted by the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, the theme is “Seeking Justice in a Changing Land.”  The ACM venue is Algonquin College, which  has a beautiful new theatre, where the Sunday service will be held.

For 2016, the congregations of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia have just confirmed that they will co-host ACM 2016. We will return to the University of British Columbia, which was the site of the 2007 ACM.

Being part of the planning teams for conferences provides exciting opportunities to connect with UUs across the country, to grow in skills, and to offer our gifts. Let us know if you’d like to share your skills – fill out this short survey about your availability and areas of interest, and CUC staff will be in touch with you.