CALL TO THE LREDA ANNUAL MEETING!
The 2016 LREDA Annual meeting will be held during LREDA Professional Day on June 22nd,11-12:30 at the Columbus Hilton. LREDA Bylaws require a formal call to the annual meeting for LREDA members to be delivered not less than 60 days before the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, Active LREDA Members may vote on the budget and the nominees. Online voting will be avaialbe from May 28th through June 17th. Instructions for online voting will be shared in the near future. The Active Member category is required for voting privileges and does not include Student/New Members.
Introducing the Slate of Nominees
The LREDA Nominating Committee, following careful consideration, has nominated three incoming board members:
- Andrea James, Secretary
- Lily Rappaport, At-Large Continental Events Portfolio
- Annie Scott, President Elect.
Meet the Nominees
Andrea James, Secretary
Andrea James has served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg as Director of Religious Exploration for children, youth, and families since 2008.
Andrea greatly enjoys being part of a collegial community and is honoured to serve LREDA continental. She will be stepping down as co-Chair of the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators (CUURE) Chapter in May, and is very proud of the recent growth in LREDA membership and Endowment Fund raising among Canadians.
Andrea is a long-time member of a book group, has a thing for bodies of water, and travels with her family whenever possible. She and her partner Murray have two daughters, ages 20 and 15.
Lily Rappaport, At Large, Continental Events Portfolio
Lily Rappaport brings twenty years of experience working as a religious educator in Unitarian Universalist congregations. A teacher, activist and arts enthusiast, she is committed to making the world better through education, learning from others, community building, and intentional activism. “I’ve learned that the best way to save the world is to savor life, relationships, nature, and to welcome all intentions of bringing peace into the world.”
She likes to rollerblade (which is both retro and hip), ice skate, travel, snap photos and organize talent shows.Currently she is the Interim Director of Religious Education at the Universalist Church in West Hartford.
Lily has also served congregations in Manhasset, Westport and White Plains. She has been the Dean of Star Island Lifespan Religious Education conference for the past two years, a facilitator for the online Interim training course for UU Professionals, and an Instructor for the UUA Youth Advisor Training. Lily is part of the Diversity/Multicultural Ministries and the Asian/Pacific Islander Caucus (A/PIC).
Annie Scott, President-Elect
Annie Scott has been shaped and nurtured by her involvement with LREDA colleagues, clusters, chapters and the continental organization since 1992. They have enabled her to stay in this calling of Unitarian Universalist religious education by living in covenantal relationships, inviting her into an always deepening spiritual and religious journey and by walking with her through professional and personal hard times.
Annie has had the privilege to serve five congregations; Phoenix, AZ, Devon, PA, Germantown, PA, Oregon City, OR, and currently, Golden, CO. She has served on district RE committees in the Pacific Southwest, Joseph Priestley and the Pacific Northwest LREDA Chapters. She served on the LREDA Diversity and Inclusion Team for nine years and the Excellence in Shared Ministry Task Force 2012-2013 and was a member of the LREDA Nominating Committee 2013-2015.
She loves camping with her hubby, Mick, and dog, Bubs, watching Alfred Hitchcock movies and singing occasionally with her brothers 60’s rock and roll band in Oregon.