IN THE BUUF, The Newsletter of the
BUFFALO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
DECEMBER 2014
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Center, 206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25) in Buffalo.
Use the rear door.
The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.
Wednesday, Dec. 10	David Boyer on “Capitalism vs. the Spirit of Christmas”
Sunday, Dec. 14		BUUF HOLIDAY PARTY at the home of Carolyn Grieve and Dick Puckett.        
          This will be a pot luck; see below for time and food assignments.
Wednesday, Jan. 14	First BUUF meeting in 2015
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BUUF BOARD MEETING
The next REGULAR BUUF BOARD meeting will be December 10 at 8:30 p.m. after the regular meeting.
Duncan will take a picture of the Board for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, so be sure to attend if you are able.  We’ll try to keep the meeting short!
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BUUF HOLIDAY PARTY
We will meet at the home of Carolyn Grieve and Dick Puckett on Sunday, December 14 at 1:30 p.m. for our annual BUUF Holiday Party.
	If your last name begins with A through O, bring a salad or main dish.
	If your last name begins with P through Z, bring a dessert.  
	Our hosts will have smoked turkey and beverages.  Vegetarian dishes are welcome.
Their address is 514 Buffalo Run Road.  Be sure to RSVP to Carolyn at (763) 276-1090 or grievecarolyn@gmail.com.  If you need directions, Carolyn or Dick will be glad to tell you when you RSVP!
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BUUFalo GALS
The women of the BUUF meet the third Thursday of each month for lunch and conversation.
We’ll meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thurs., December 18 at Wild Marsh Golf Course.
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OUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS – The BUUF now has a post office box.  If you’re sending us anything through the mail, use PO Box 154, Buffalo, MN 55313.
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REFRESHMENTS
One of the most popular parts of our meetings is the time we spend at the beginning of the evening enjoying refreshments and social time.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to provide refreshments for our meetings through the end of 2014:
			December 10	   Pattie Dorf and Bill Weir
If you would be willing and able to provide refreshments in 2015, look for the sign-up sheet at our next meeting.
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BUUF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
President, Marie Smith, buuf_uubuffalo@yahoo.com, (763) 295-3732
Vice President, Duncan Fowler, duncfowler@gmail.com
Secretary, Louise Markve, loumar937@gmail.com
Treasurer, Carolyn Grieve, grievecarolyn@gmail.com
Budget and Finance, Carolyn Grieve, grievecarolyn@gmail.com
Denominational Affairs, Bill Weir, wweir1@gmail.com
Fellowship, Maria Maki, makimaria@gmail.com and Polly O’Brien, pollyeobrien@gmail.com
Facilities, Pattie Dorf, pattie@jerryd.net
Historian, Betty Waldhauer, jackwald@lakedalelink.net
Newsletter, Marie Smith, Doods1945@aol.com
Outreach, Duncan Fowler, duncfowler@gmail.com
Program, Luke Markve (chair) and Corinne Miller, luvik@me.com
Social Action, Louise Markve, loumar937@gmail.com
You can make your involvement in the BUUF more interesting and informative by serving on one of these committees.  Contact information for each chairperson is listed above.  We’re really very nice people, and we won’t demand too much of your time!  Give us a call.
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2015 MIDAMERICA REGION ASSEMBLY
The MidAmerica Region of the UUA will hold its annual Regional Assembly April 17 – 19, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville, Illinois.  The theme of the conference is to be “The ‘New’ in the New Era of Unitarian Universalism.”  Speakers will be:
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, new president at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California.  She is a UU World contributing editor, former editor of the New Your Times Book Review, author of three books, and until June 2014 was senior minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City.
Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; in 2008, All Souls became the largest UU congregation in the USA with over 1800 adult members.
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