Bill Williamson passed away on Saturday, November 19th. For those of you who do not get a paper, I have copied the obituary from the Madison paper below. Condolences can be sent to Trudy Williamson at 6401 Offshore Drive, Apt. #202Madison, WI, 53705. He will be truly missed.If you have spent any time looking at the recent Member and Friends Directory, you have probably wondered why some members were moved to the Friends list. Needless to say, this was pretty speedily brought to my attention.The changes made were due to my incomplete understanding of the bylaws, and for that I have no excuse. My motivation was to have correct data to report to the UUA. Now however, I do know the bylaws! One important bylaw says that if you were a member prior to 2007, you will always be a member! And another critical piece of information is that should the Board contemplate a status change, they are required to contact the member prior to making any change. You should also know that any member experiencing difficulty fulfilling their pledge has the option of discussing their situation with the President. The President then has the ability to waive the financial obligation. Therefore, I have corrected and reprinted the Directory. I will send it out in regular email and it will also be available in hard copy at Park Hall for the next couple of weeks. I thank those who brought this to my attention and I apologize for the any distress this may have caused.
Join us after the program for some vegetarian minestrone soup.The program and fellowship time will be followed by a Laughter Yoga class presented by Tatsiana O'Neill. See below for more information. December 4, 2011, 10 am: Spiritual Roundtable, Susan Larkin will present"Genealogy, Musings on Family History"December 11, 2011, 10 am: On "A Christmas Carol", special music by the Madison Horn Club.December 18, 2011, 10 am: Solstice CelebrationThere will be no program on Sunday, December 25, 2011.
Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.
Member Tatsiana O'Neill has been teaching all levels of Yoga classes in the Baraboo Area from restorative to advanced level classes since 2006. Tatsiana, with the goal of changing the world one student at a time, pours her heart and soul into her teaching.You can read more about Tatsiana and her Yoga practice at her website http://www.itsallaboutyou-studio.com/index.html.Tatsiana will present the class on Laughter Yoga after our program on November 27 and will continue classes after the Second Sunday UU Service beginning December 11. A free-will donation of $5 benefits the Free Congregation of Sauk County.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no Fourth Friday Film this month.
Member Mike Irwin is starring as Scrooge and member Ellen Paul is one of two costumers and Marita Kelter is directing the chorus.For more information go to: http://www.sptheatreguild.org/
Marita Kelter has rented the hall for December 17, 2011.
William Landram Williamson, 91, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, died on Saturday, November 19, at Agrace HospiceCare Center. Dr. Williamson was born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Atlanta Georgia. He received degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Emory University, Columbia University and the University of Chicago. After service in the U.S. Army as troopship transport commander in World War II, he worked as a librarian at Baylor University, Montclair (NJ) State College and at Columbia University, where he served as Nicholas Murray Butler Librarian from 1954-1964. He was Professor of Library Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 until his retirement in 1987. He was library consultant in Indonesia on three occasions, from 1960-62, in 1970, and in 1986. Author of the biography of William Frederick Poole, he was a scholar of American library history and wrote also about international library relations. He served for four years as editor of International Leads, a publication of the International Relations Round Table of the American Library Association.
Professor Williamson was married to Daisy Levy for 40 years. She died in 2002, bequeathing to him a loving step-daughter Andrea Irizarry and her husband Elvin, of Fresh Meadows, NY, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his devoted wife of five years, the former Gertrude Wright, whom he treasured, and by many loved nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
There will be no Board meeting in December. The Board meeting in January will be held in concurrence with a retreat addressing the Board vision.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10 a.m., Fruhlingsfest at Park Hall followed by a potluck. Andrew Kerr will preside. Park Hall will provide tea, coffee and lots and lots of leftover soda from the New Year's Eve party. I believe we even have some white Zinfandel that we can chill.Sunday, June 2, 2013, 10 a.m., Spiritual Roundtable. Steve Westre will lead roundtable discussion on Mindfulness based on the book by Tim Ryan “Mindful Nation”. Sunday, June 9, 2013, 10 a.m., Annual Business Meeting of the Free Congregation of Sauk County.