Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes of Nov 9, 1885 (Annual Meeting)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 9, 1885
Annual meeting of Church of Our Father
Members present: Mesdames Center, Fisher, Klingelsmith, Lederle, Winslow, Hodge, Dixon, Powers, Gude and Chaney.
Messrs. Chaney, Hodge, Dixon, Burris, Norrman, Winslow, Fisher and Klingelsmith.

Reading of the minutes and reports of last meeting was dispensed with.

Mr. Burris was called to the chair.

The report of the Treasurer was then called and accepted with thanks, but the resignation contained in it of Treasurer Hodge was not received or accepted. Said report is filled and marked “Treasurer’s Report Nov. 9, 1885” and is part of these minutes.

The Secretary’s report was then called for and read and ordered received and accepted. The same is filed and marked “Secretary’s Report Nov 9, 1885.”

Rev. Mr. Chaney then asked leave to make a report, which was received with a vote of thanks as establishing a valuable precedent. Said report is filed and marked “Rev. Rev. G.L. Chaney Report Nov. 9, 1885.”

The next in order was the election of officers for the coming year.

A motion was made and carried to increase the Standing Committee by one.

A motion was made and carried to appoint a committee of three to report nominations and the chair appointed Messrs. Dixon, Norrman and Fisher.

This committee reported the following:

That the Treasurer and Secretary be elected as their own successor for the coming year.

Mr. Dixon to be the new member on the board and Mr. Winslow to fill the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of the term of Mr. Lederle.

It was voted to give the Committee on (nomination) power to cast the ballot of the church and it resulted in the election of those nominated.

It was moved that the chair appoint a committee to draft suitable resolutions and send same to the Rev. Cole Davis Bradley who presented our church with a very elegant communion set, the same being received with gratitude and admiration. The committee appointed consisted of Rev. G.L. Chaney and Mr. Gude.

It was moved that the Auditing Committee of last year be retained to audit the accounts of the Treasurer.



J.M. Klingelsmith, Secretary

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 25   Folder: 02   Book: 01   Pages: 147 – 149
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA


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