Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes Nov  1, 1888 (Annual Meeting)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 1, 1888 (Archivist: No specific date in original notes; used Nov 1)
Meeting called to order at 8:20 pm. Mr. Gude chosen chairman.

The meeting was opened by prayer by Mr. Chaney. In (the) absence of the Secretary, Mr. Lederle was chosen to act in his place.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted.

The Treasurer then read his report, which was accepted. On motion of Mr. Harbison, the thanks of the meeting was tendered to the Treasurer for his full and able report.

Mr. Chaney explained the attitude of the (American Unitarian) Association toward the Parish stating he has requested the Secretary to reduce the appropriation this year by three hundred dollars which would leave about five hundred dollars to be raised above that was raised last year.

He suggested that we try to raise this by increasing our subscriber-ship list. He offers to deliver lectures by which about two hundred dollars could be raised. The rest could be raised by a sale or other enterprise.

Mr. Chaney also suggested that each member present pledge himself to endeavor to get one or two members in the next six months.

Mr. Harbison moved that a soliciting committee to secure new members be appointed.

The Chair appointed as such Committee (of) Messrs. Winslow and Kennedy. Messrs. Dixon and Norrman and Miss Cooledge were appointed a nominating committee.

Theo Kennedy was chosen a Trustee to fill the place of A.V. Gude whose term had expired.

The nominating committee reported as follows:

  • Clerk – J.M. Klingelsmith
  • Treasurer – J.Y. Dixon
  • Auxiliary Committee – Mrs. Chaney, Mrs. Morrill, Mrs. Center, and Mrs. J.R. Hodge
  • Advisory Committee – Mrs. Gude and Mrs. Morrill
  • Library Committee – Mr. Klingelsmith, Howard Fisher

These officers were all elected.

It was moved and seconded that the Trustees be asked to express to the American Unitarian Association our gratitude for their service during the year.

Mrs. Chaney read a report of the work of the year (Archivist: Assumed to be work of the Ladies Auxiliary), which was received with the thanks of the meeting.

After interesting discussion and conference, the meeting adjourned

Frank Lederle, Secretary pro tem

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 02   Book: 01   Pages: 156 – 157
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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