Governance of The Mountain
We are proud that our doors are open to all, and we are equally proud of our transparency in our management of this beautiful mountaintop. The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is a not-for-profit membership organization 501(c)(3). Our bylaws grant to members the right and responsibility of ensuring the ongoing welfare of The Mountain through the election of trustees and by approving any changes as needed to the bylaws of the Corporation.
The Mountain Vision
An exemplary retreat, camp, and learning center that celebrates Unitarian Universalist principles, inspires people of all ages, transforms lives, and builds a more compassionate world.
The Mountain Mission
The Mountain enriches lives, fosters an appreciation of the natural world, honors the interconnectedness of all things, and inspires people to build inclusive, meaningful, sustainable communities throughout their lives.
Our core values, central to all philosophies and practices of The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Inc., are based on the Purposes and Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association:
The inherent worth and dignity of every individual
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process
The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
We covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
An annual membership meeting is held each year during Memorial Day weekend. Members elect a Board of Trustees, which is accountable to the membership of The Mountain and all who love and sustain it. The Trustees select and supervise the Executive Director. The full board meets at least four (4) times annually to conduct the business of the organization.
The Mountain is sustained by the generous financial support and volunteer efforts of its members and friends. Staff is selected and supervised by the Executive Director. They accomplish the day-to-day activities that support our mission by leveraging this member support. The Mountain is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Alliance of Camp and Conference Centers (UUACCC.org).
The Mountain Endowment Fund is a separate 501(c)(3) organization created to provide for the long-term needs of The Mountain. A separate Board governs the Fund.
The Mountain Needs You!
Your Mountain's Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is composed of five elected members and one liaison from the Board of Trustees. Additionally, the immediate Past President of the Board is invited to participate as a non-voting ex-officio member.
The Nominating Committee is structured as an independent committee, operates separately from Board influence, and is elected by Members of The Mountain, as stated in Section 6.2 of the Bylaws.
The Nominating Committee seeks to identify a pool of talented individuals who are connected to The Mountain and want to contribute to its positive evolution. The committee vets all candidates to select those individuals best suited to meet the upcoming needs of the Nominating Committee.
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