Tip of the Hat
Tip of the Hat is a new column that provides a place for each of us to express recognition of or thanks to others in the congregation. You might ‘tip your hat’ to a group, a team, or an individual. If you have a submission for this column please email it to the editor, Leie Carmody, with “tip of the hat” in the subject line. Your message should include who is being recognized or thanked.
To the members of UUCOV: I would like to thank the members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice for the donations to the needy students of our school. Each year they provide students with supplies to start the school year off on the right foot. Thank you for being such great neighbors and helping our students achieve their academic dreams. Jason Hunter, Island Venice Montessori School, Venice campus principal.
To the ARE Team and the Social Justice Team: Thank you for keeping us informed and relevant. Every summer the NY Times does an article about the books that the nation's colleges and universities are recommending for summer reads, indicative of what our educational institutions deem important and what some of the younger generation is reading. I was delighted to see several of our UUCOV reads from last year listed in the article - "Just Mercy", "Hillbilly Elegy", and "Evicted". - Linda Underwood
To Kindra Muntz: Her energy to make our community a better place is extraordinary. From afar, all summer, she keeps track of what our county and state legislators and commissioners are doing and calls on us to write, march, picket, and call. Linda Underwood
To Linda Engle, for Chairing the summer meetings of the Common Good Committee, and to Leie Carmody, Francie Storey, Peggy Drogosch, Barbara Buehring, Becky Leas, Marty King: All you Common Good volunteers who staffed the Social Justice table, gathered petitions for Single Member Districts and the Voting Restoration Amendment, kept our Public Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/InTouchCommonGood dynamic and growing, and all our Common Good efforts humming all summer, you are the greatest! - Kindra Muntz