Board of Trustees      Nominations

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                                                                            General Information

Thank you for considering candidacy for the Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Board of Trustees. The Board serves an important role in keeping the vision of our community and determining policy that supports its growth. With the exception of filling a Board Vacancy, all Trustees are elected to serve a three-year term. The following information outlines the basic position requirements, expectations, nomination process, and election procedures, including key dates. If you want to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Trustees, please complete the attached questionnaire.

Please note that per our By-Laws, the fact that you have applied may be announced to the membership at the Annual Meeting.

All Nominees are asked to present a short Candidate Statement if they are selected for presentation at the annual Membership Meeting.   

 

                                                                SERVING ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Our Board is responsible for the fiduciary well-being of our ministry and ensures that the mission and vision of Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena is followed and on course. We are truly grateful for the service of the Ahiah Board of Trustees, without whom the success of Ahiah CSL Pasadena would not be realized.

 

As a member of the Board of Trustees, you have the opportunity to share your faith and affirm the Truth for Ahiah as we prepare for our future and maintain our present good standing.

 

If you have been a Member of Ahiah for at least one year and have answered the call to be in service for one or more of our many volunteer opportunities to serve our Center, please consider being of service on the Ahiah Board of Trustees.

 

Prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve in this manner. Please review and complete the application on-line.  Click this link:  https://ahiah.breezechms.com/form/6635f3

 

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Sunday, Feb 14, 2021.  The Election will be held at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

                                                                               Our Sacred Covenant

Our Identity as the Board of Trustees is to be completely humble, gentle, and patient with one another in love. We make every effort to keep the unity of Spirit through the bond of peace. We each perceive that we are one with all people and all are one with us. There is no separation. 

 

Our Vision is Unity Our Purpose is Expressing love through service Our Intentions are: 

1. To embrace spiritual principle and practice as the foundation of our activities.

2. To maintain a big picture awareness

3. To articulate our vision, values, and philosophy

4. To maintain a high level of service and stewardship

5. To be ambassadors of the Center

6. To communicate openly and regularly  

Basic Requirements:

  • One-year membership at Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena

  • Have taken at least two (2) Science of Mind classes or equivalent to be determined by the Senior Minister

  • Not being paid by the Center or have another family member on the Board

  • Business/financial experience and/or organizational skills

  • Ease with long-range planning

  • Committed to Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena

    • Ability to give time and talent to the Center

    • Be an experienced tither: Consistent, identifiable giver who is giving a percentage of their income from a tithing consciousness.

 

Expectations

  • Have an e-mail account available for frequent Board communications between Trustees and Staff.

  • Committed to completely fulfilling the three-year term

  • Attend Board meetings (usually the third Wednesday night of each month)

  • Possibly participate an extra tele-meeting or video meeting and commit to a yearly retreat

  • Actively contribute and participate in visioning and planning activities

  • Maintain visibility in our community by attending Classes and events at the center on a regular basis

  • Communicate and listen to all congregants and visitors

  • Attend occasional dialogue sessions with the Senior Minister or Assistant Minister

 

Nomination Process and Selection Procedures

  1. Notice of openings by the Senior Minister from the pulpit

  2. Applicant completes questionnaire and submits biography                                                            - to complete the application on breeze, click here

  3. Nominating Committee reviews applications – pre-screening

  4. Nominating Committee interviews eligible candidates

  5. Nominating Committee recommends final candidates to the Board

  6. Board reviews nominees and puts forward their recommendation

  7. Final slate of nominees is announced from the pulpit

  8. Nominees are presented to members at the Annual Membership Meeting

  9. During the Annual Meeting, additional Nominees may be nominated from the floor, provided that they have already applied and been reviewed by the Nominating Committee. 

  10. New Trustees are elected at the Annual Membership Meeting by the congregation. 

2022 Nominating Committee

 

Gloria Roberts, Annette Spence, Linda Marquez, Marcia Bradshaw, and Rev. Scott Olson

 

Timeline for 2022

 

January 31, 2022

Applications are available and must be turned in by February 27, 2021

 

February 27, 2022

Applications Process Closed

 

February 28 thru March 6, 2022

Nominating Committee holds in-person interviews with applicants

 

March 13, 2022

Nominations are announced from the pulpit

 

Board Commitment Dates for 2022

March 27, 2021

Annual Meeting and Elections

Transition Meeting of Outgoing Board to Incoming Board

 

April 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

First regular meeting of the Board

 

Every 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ahiah Board of Trustees

 

Dates to be determined by the Board

 

Annual Board Retreat

Ahiah Ministry of Prayer and Leadership Retreat

 

For More Information Contact

Deborah Glik, Secretary                          dglik@ucla.edu                             213-706-6590

OR ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBER

Myrna Hawthorne, President             mlovinghawthorne@gmail.com        626-379-0633

Jacqui Owens, Vice-President            jacquelyneowens@yahoo.com        626-319-4838

Gloria Roberts. Treasurer                        glorob8@gmail.com                     626-710-8208

Lake Payne, At Large                          lakepaynerealty@gmail.com            

Rev. Scott Olson                                    revscottahiah@gmail.com              626-795-4216