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Ethical Society Annual Meeting
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Democracy in action at the St. Louis Ethical Society occurs at the Annual Meeting, May 18. We will convene at 7 p.m. in the Becker Room for a delicious dessert potluck brought by you! Then it’s on to hear about Society business and budget at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
You’ll be able to livestream the business meeting from home via Altar, but we are encouraging attendance in person for those able to come. Members will confirm new Trustee Secretary Rachel Jones and Board President-Elect Scott Wright. Congratulate Trish Cowan-Williams as she takes the Society reins as President for 2023-24.
Voting will be in person or via absentee ballots available by request from the ES Office (firstname.lastname@example.org.) There will be no online voting for Society business this year. 2022-23 Annual Reports will be available in advance of the meeting in print or on the ES Website.
Board Candidate Bios:
Scott Wright has been an active member of the Ethical Society of St. Louis for the past eight years. In that time, Scott has contributed to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Membership Team, Fundraising Team, Citizenship Empowerment Team, Platform Re-Imagine Team, Humanist Hangouts, Ethical Band and Activist Academy, and he looks forward to engaging the Society as a member of the Board of Trustees. Scott works for the organizational change management team in the HR department for WashU, primarily engaged in project management activities. In his free time, he enjoys running Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, listening to philosophy podcasts, playing old video games, and taking long walks in Tower Grove Park with his partner Casey and their distinguished black lab, Diesel. (Casey also compels Scott to mention their two cats, Moss and Zuko, also known as “Search” and “Destroy.”)”
Rachel Jones, a St. Louis native, has been a member of the Ethical Society since December 2016. She works part-time as an administrative assistant at The Bach Society of Saint Louis, a non-profit choral/orchestral performing arts organization, and she is also a professional choral singer. Previous board experience includes service in roles of Treasurer of a parent cooperative in Germany, Secretary of Missouri Choral Artists, and representative in the Young Friends Council of the Missouri Botanical Garden; she is currently serving as Treasurer of her Homeowner’s Association. In addition to singing with her friends, Rachel enjoys hiking, reading sci-fi, going out, and knitting. You can spot her in the Becker Room on Sunday mornings with her husband, member Michael Jones, wrangling their three children: Eliza, Calvin and Axel Jones. Rachel has greatly valued the learning and relationships that have come out of her various lay leadership roles at the Society and looks forward to serving on the Board, if the Society will have her.