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Nominating Committee

The Nominating committee makes recommendations to the board and the congregation for position openings on the

• Board of Directors
• Nominating Committee
• Endowment Committee
• Committee on Ministry

Nominations are made for each church year beginning July 1. These recommendations are coordinated with the Board of Directors and with the Senior Minister. The church membership votes on the recommendations for the Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee and the Endowment Committee at the Church’s Annual meeting. The Board acts independently on the recommendations for the Committee on Ministry.

The nominating committee actively solicits recommendations from the church membership for position openings and for Volunteer Chalice Award recipients through direct outreach to the membership, articles in the church newsletter, a suggestion table in the church lobby, etc. Please forward any names for consideration to nominations@richmonduu.org.  Include the nominees name and the position you are nominating them for.

Board officers are elected for 1-year terms and members-at-large are elected for 3-year terms. An individual may serve on the Board for a maximum of five (5) consecutive years. An individual may serve as an officer in any one elected position for a maximum of three (3) consecutive years. An individual who has served five (5) years on the Board my return after an absence of one (1) year.

The Nominating Committee consists of six (6) church members plus the outgoing member-at-large (completing his/her 3rd year). The Nominating committee members serve 3 year terms, with two members rotating off each year. The chair is appointed by the Board of Directors.

The Endowment Committee consists of no less than five (5) church members, serving 3 year terms. Members who are rotating off my be re-elected to new 3-year terms. A member cannot serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. After a lapse of one (1) year, a former committee member may be re-elected.

The COM consists of six (6) church members, serving 3 year terms with two members rotating off each year. Members who are rotating off may be re-elected for new 3-year terms.

Volunteer Chalice Award

The Nominating Committee also makes recommendations to the Board of Directors the recipients of the Volunteer Chalice Award (VCA). The VCA was established in 2002. It is given quarterly in recognition of exemplary service to the church community. Any member or pledging friend who has belonged to the church for at least one year, including Youth members is eligible to received the award. Sitting Director, Officers and Staff are not eligible for this award. The board makes final decisions on recipients of the award. The committee keeps accurate records of recipients of the award. Recipients’ biographical information is forwarded to the church archivist and to the church newsletter.

Download this form to nominate someone for the Volunteer Chalice Award.

Volunteer Chalice Form (pdf format)
Editable Volunteer Chalice Form (MS Word format)

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Sep 1
    6:00 pm
    Leadership Development Committee

  • Wednesday, Sep 3
    5:30 pm

  • Thursday, Sep 4
    7:00 pm
    Zen Meditation

  • Sunday, Sep 7
    10:00 am
    Service, Nursery & Pre-K

  • Monday, Sep 8
    5:30 pm
    Greene Leaders

  • Monday, Sep 8
    7:00 pm
    Writers Meeting

  • Tuesday, Sep 9
    6:00 pm
    Ewe Ewe Knitters

  • Tuesday, Sep 9
    7:00 pm
    COM meeting