Shift toward regionalization aims to create greater connections among congregations.
By Donald E. Skinner
The first of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 19 districts are just weeks away from becoming a region.
On April 27, delegates at the Central Midwest District annual meeting voted to give up their district structure and become the MidAmerica Region in company with the Prairie Star and Heartland districts.
Delegates in the Prairie Star and Heartland districts had voted earlier in April in favor of regionalization. At all three meetings, the votes were overwhelmingly in favor.
The delegates to the Heartland District Annual Meeting have voted overwhelmingly in support of authorizing regionalization. This is the second of three votes, with the Prairie Star District voting unanimously in favor on April 6th, and Central Midwest District will vote on April 27.
The delegates at the Prairie Star District Annual Meeting also voted to transfer Camp UniStar to the newly forming Camp UniStar Foundation. This summer, any first-time campers from either Heartland or Central Midwest Districts will receive a 10% discount.
The delegates to the PSD Annual Meeting have voted, authorizing regionalization with a unanimous vote. This is the first of three votes, with one in Heartland District next weekend and one in Central Midwest District at the end of April.
The delegates also voted to transfer Camp UniStar to the newly forming Camp UniStar Foundation.
History is being made. Stay tuned.