2023-2024 Year

Our intent is to complete all business and cease operations as soon after the final service is held on May 21st. While there are no known reasons that this cannot take place before the end of June, it is possible that some tasks may persist into July. As a result, we will need to elect trustees for the three expiring terms and approve a budget. This will take place at the meeting on April 30th.

Voting for board members:

  • Alice Logie (continuing) for secretary
  • Bonnie Rowan (continuing) for member at large
  • Cass Cochrane (new) for member at large
  • Nominations from the floor

The proposed budget consists of $18,693 in expenses, the single largest element being legal fees that will most likely be billed before June 30th, and the remainder being services (e.g. bookkeeping) required should operations run through the end of the year. The proposed budget can be found here: https://firstunj.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2023-2024-First-U-Budget-for-Approval.pdf

Special Congregational Meeting on April 30, 2023

A Special Meeting of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (dba First Unitarian NJ) shall be held immediately following the regular worship service at 3:30 pm on April 30th, 2023 at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, 74 S. Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023 (enter from McDermott Place).

The purpose of this meeting is to take actions required to dissolve the congregation.

Meeting Agenda:
  • Dissolution of the Society
  • Distribution of assets
  • Authorize the board to act on behalf of the congregation 
    1. Waive the bylaws to allow dissolution and distribution of assets 
    2. Board Election for year beginning July 1 
  • Approval of budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1
Anyone requiring an absentee ballot must request one in advance from Charlie Neiss by emailing president@fusp.org or calling 908 239-1319.

Absentee ballots must be received no later than 3:30 pm on Sunday, April 30th, 2023.