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Board Meeting Summary

By Ben Boerkoel, Secretary, DignityUSA

At its meeting October 4-6, 2002, in Washington, DC, the DignityUSA Board of Directors:

  • Participated in a six-hour training session through a grant from the Gill Foundation,
  • Approved a budget for fiscal year 2002-2003 and accepted the audit for Fiscal Year 2001 (FY 2001), October 1, 2000 — September 30, 2001,
  • Adopted a fundraising plan to support the 2002-2003 budget,
  • Approved a budget for the 2003 DignityUSA Convention in Las Vegas,
  • Adopted a motion calling for accountability from priests and bishops as well as opportunities for reconciliation between a priest and the Church in the sexual abuse scandal,
  • Reviewed the nomination and election process of 2002 and began planning for elections in 2003,
  • Adopted a revision of the Chapter-In-Formation Manual,
  • Adopted a press release policy for DignityUSA,
  • Discussed actions around the November United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meeting, and
  • Reaffirmed its commitment to stay connected with chapters and members,
  • Approved changing the frequency of sending financial statements to chapters from monthly to quarterly.