Welcome! The Central Midwest District UUA has recently merged with the Districts of Heartland and Prairie Star to form the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. This site is for archival information only. For the latest events and news, please go to MidAmericaUUA.org.
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.
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.
Last Updated (Friday, 04 October 2013)
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.
We have heard your desire for connections, for social justice networks and witness, and your commitment as citizens of our faith. We look forward to journeying with you into a future filled with possibilities we create together.
Bill Sasso, Central Midwest President
Kathy Burek, Prairie Star President
Amy Taylor, Heartland President
Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 July 2013)
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.