Welcome to the UUA Central Midwest District! We are one of 19 districts working to further liberal religious values as part of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The district covers all or part of five states – Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan and Indiana – and serves nearly 80 congregations including some emerging congregations, with over 13,000 members.
The final District vote took place April 27, and all 3 Districts have now voted YES to creating the MidAmerica Region. The MidAmerica Region will have its own governing board, replacing Prairie Star, Central Midwest and Heartland District Boards as of July 1, 2013. Your UUA Field Staff have not changed and will continue to serve you.
The Three District Boards and UUA District Trustees, with gratitude in our hearts, THANK YOU for your participation, for reading numerous communications, for sending informed delegates to District meetings, for requesting almost 50 personal congregational presentations, and for considering our proposal.
It is not just a leap of faith into a way of being that will energize our members and take our faith into the future , but with your voices, dedication, energy and participation that the future of our faith will be transformed and the world touched.
The next step is the June vote at General Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky to amend the UUA Bylaws to recognize our Region. The Mini-Assembly on this will take place Thursday, June 20, 3:30 – 4:45 pm. Come show your support and then vote YES at the business meeting.
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Heartland Delegates Approve Regionalization
The delegates to the Heartland District Annual Meeting have voted overwhelmingly in support of authorizing regionalization. This is the second of three votes. Central Midwest District will vote on April 27.
Delegates in Prairie Star District Approve Regionalization
The delegates to the PSD Annual Meeting have voted, authorizing regionalization with a unanimous vote.
The delegates also voted to transfer Camp UniStar to the newly forming Camp UniStar Foundation. This summer, any first-time campers from either Heartland or Central Midwest Districts will receive a 10% discount.
History is being made. Stay tuned.
Vote at GA to Create MidAmerica Region
UUA Board members David Jackoway of the Heartland District, Erik David Carlson of the Central Midwest District, Graham Kreicker of the Prairie Star District, and Kathy Burek, President of the Prairie Star District invite you to General Assembly in Louisville, KY to help make history by approving the first-ever UUA region, the MidAmerica Region.
MIDAMERICA FINAL DRAFT BYLAWS
Thank you for the comments you sent prior to February 1. The final draft is now ready for you to view. MidAmerica Region Final Draft Bylaws rev. 2013-02-24 (46.13 kB)
At the three District business meetings in April, delegates will vote on a proposal to dissolve the current Prairie Star, Central Midwest and Heartland Districts and re-form as MidAmerica Region.
The three District Boards have been working tirelessly to get the draft MidAmerica bylaws out for public review and comment. As you review the bylaws, please keep in mind that details will be in Board policies created by the MidAmerica Regional Board of Trustees if you approve the regional board creation at your District business meeting this coming April.
-- Kathy Burek, Bill Sasso, Amy Taylor, District Presidents; and the Regionalization Bylaws Committee.