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AC 2013 PSD vote on MidAmerica   2FROM: Eric Huffer, MidAmerica Region Board President

DATE: February 20, 2017

This is the Official Call for the 2017 MidAmerica Region Annual Meeting and Regional Assembly:

April 28-30, 2017

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Business Meeting begins at 10:45 am Central Daylight Time
Saturday, April 29, 2017

This Call to Meeting notification also includes:


The Bylaws of the MidAmerica Region of the UUA state that congregations and individual members of the Church of the Larger Fellowship may have the same numbers and kinds of delegates at the Region’s Annual Meeting as are permitted at the UUA General Assembly. This includes member delegates in the numbers set out in the UUA Bylaws. In addition, ministers in fellowship serving congregations, credentialed religious educators, credentialed musicians, and those serving as directors of religious education are also eligible to be delegates. Delegate cards in the appropriate numbers will be mailed to congregations prior to the Annual Meeting. Delegates must bring their delegate credentials to the Annual Meeting and register for their voting credentials.

Voting materials will be made available on the MidAmerica Region website ( and will be emailed to presidents, ministers, religious educators, musicians, administrators, and those registered for Regional Assembly by no later than March 30, 2017. 

Contact the Regional Office at
312-636-9724 or email

Annual Meeting FAQs

When should we receive our Delegate Credential Cards?

The Delegate Credential Cards should reach your church office no later than March 30, 2017.

When will delegates receive voting materials?

Voting materials will be emailed to all those registered for the District Assembly by March 30, 2017. Materials will also be available on the Region website.

How many delegates is each congregation entitled to send to Annual Meeting?

This document contains a list of congregations, sorted alphabetically by state then city, that shows the number of delegates each congregation may send to the Annual Meeting. pdf Congregational Delegate Count 2017 (178 KB)

Should you believe that the number of delegates is in error, please contact Lisa Presley, Congregational Life Consultant, at, or 248-514-5458.

How is the number of delegates determined?

The number of delegates is determined by the MidAmerica Bylaws. For congregational delegates, the numbers are the same that the congregation would be entitled to for General Assembly. Ministers in fellowship serving congregations, affiliated ministers in fellowship, credentialed religious educators, credentialed musicians, and directors of religious education are afforded delegate status by virtue of their position.

How are membership numbers determined for each congregation?

The congregational membership is reported/certified with the UUA in February each year. The number of certified members as reported by February 1, 2017, is used to determine number of delegates for each congregation for this year's Regional Assembly.