Save the Date for the 2018 Pacific Western Regional Assembly

The second Pacific Western Regional Assembly will be held April 27-29, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This Regional Assembly will take the place of PNWD’s annual District Assembly. PNWD, and the other three PWR districts, will each convene separate business meetings during the Portland event.

Publicize this event in your congregation and make plans to join UUs from the 185 congregations of the Pacific Western Region right here in our own backyard! Be sure to let your DRE and Youth Advisors know that youth-specific programming will be offered at Regional Assembly.

More details and registration information will be available this fall.


Recap of 2017 District Assembly

The 2017 District Assembly was held February 25 at The UU Church in Eugene, Oregon.

Saturday’s activities included a forum of the three UUA presidential candidates with UUA moderator Jim Key. Attendees had the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Rev. Alison Miller, and Rev. Jeanne Pupke. The forum was recorded and can be viewed here.

During the PNWD Annual Meeting, delegates approved the slate of nominees for board and nominating committee. Toyan Copeland, of the UU Congregation of Whidbey Island in Freeland, WA, was elected to her first term on the board. The Rev. Sydney Morris, of The UU Church in Eugene, OR, was also elected to her first term, after having completed an appointed term to fill a board vacancy. The Rev. Carol McKinley’s second term ended, and after having served six years on the board, she was elected to serve a five-year term on the PNWD nominating committee.

Treasurer Jim Mason reported on the stellar audit of PNWD books (included in the Annual Meeting Packet) and announced that PNWD dues will be increasing by $1 effective July 1, 2017. District dues for 2017/2018 will be assessed at $27 per member.

There were 53 delegates representing 24 member congregations. This met the requirement for a quorum, which is 40 delegates from 19 member congregations. Total attendance at the 2017 District Assembly was 111.