Beth and David Allen hosted a potluck dinner at their lovely home celebrating the successful sale of Empty Bowls at the Olalla Bluegrass Festival in August. (See the previous posting below.) Seven potter family members were present at this celebratory event, along with twelve members from the Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who served the soup and strawberry short cake at the Olalla Bluegrass Festival.
Checks of nine hundred dollars each were presented to representatives from Key Peninsula Community Services, FISH Food Bank of Gig Harbor, and South Kitsap Helpline. These funds will be used to feed hungry people in the Peninsula and South Kitsap area.
All in all, it was a very supportive, festive occasion celebrating the Fellowship's commitment to reach out to the larger community to aid people in need.
On October 6 the Board of Trustees held their annual retreat at Susan’s house. A few interested non-Board members also participated. The intent was to look at PUUF from a distance, so see who we are, where we are, and where we would like to be in one year.
The day began building a Board covenant, signed by attending Board members. Next, we reviewed the past year’s successes, noting how far we had come in this period. The rest of the morning was spent discussing who we are, what we do best, and what we don't do very well.
After lunch we discussed how to help PUUF grow, not just in numbers, but also in spiritual depth and organizational maturity. We concluded by discussing where we want PUUF to be in one year.
The result was a better understanding of PUUF, our role for individuals and for the community.