Discussion with UUA Board Re: Sponsored Organisations

To the Moderator, President, and Board of Trustees of the UUA:

After much research through the materials the individuals of our group
have amassed over our years working in the UU world, several requests to
the Youth Office and Young Adult/Campus Ministry Office, and hours of
search through the contents of UUA.org, we have been unable to find
information documenting the relationship between the UUA and its Sponsored
Organizations YRUU and C*UUYAN. Over the course of many conferences put on
by portions of both groups, we have heard different ideas on what said
unseen rules permit and deny to the Sponsored Organizations. It is our
belief that to be able to truly understand what our roles are as members
of YRUU and C*UUYAN when it comes to events like General Assembly and
ConCentric, we must have a grounding in what it means to be a Sponsored
Organization.

In addition, at this years General Assembly the delegates will be asked to
vote on a bylaw change that would allow Sponsored Organizations to submit
Study Action Issues. How can we, the General Assembly, make an informed
decision on such a bylaw change, when there is no available record
describing these organizations?

Any information you can supply us that clears the murky waters of these
relationships would be gladly accepted.

Thank you,
Heartland District Young Adult & Campus Ministry Sustainability Corps
Theresa Ives, Co-Chair
UU Church of Flint/Church of the Younger Fellowship
Kelly Rauch, Co-Chair
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, IN
Donald Wilson, Convenor
Church of the Larger Fellowship/Church of the Younger Fellowship
Traci Griggs, YRUU Liason
UU Congregation of Grand Traverse, MI
Jonathan Schultz, At Large
First UU Church of Detroit, MI

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