Conversations: MJ and WA scheduled a meet-up at the UUMA Institute at Asilomar. It was a small group and a good conversation. One person talked with WA about potentially applying, and 4-5 people in different places of discernment talked with MJ.
Recommendations and Applications: No new suggestions since last meeting (total is now 45). All people suggested have received invitations to apply. No one has yet formally put their name in yet as an applicant, though many people have indicated that they will do so, or are still in discernment about it. A number of people have responded to MT with thanks for being included.
General Assembly: We will have a suite at General Assembly where interested applicants can have a private conversation with members of the PSC, ask questions, etc. We will have a booth in the exhibitor hall. At the booth, we’ll have our identifying banner, a postcard with links and deadlines, information about the suite “office hours” and a private way to sign up for them, probably a Google doc shared only amongst the PSC members. At our next meeting, we will schedule office hours times, and our private PSC meetings. PSC will have time to give a plenary report; exact time not set. We should also be present for the rule amendment re: presidential financing.
Background Checks: The UUA HR department will administer the background checks. MJ will include the cost of this in our budget request. The PSC will ensure that there privacy of both the identity of the potential candidates and the results of the checks will be assured.