QUARTERLY NEWS LETTER FROM
Summary of Events of the First Quarter 1955
The Urantia Brotherhood has been functioning since January 2, 1955, when the 36 councilors comprising the General Council met and signed the Constitution of the Brotherhood and selected the following officers:
President William S. Sadler, Jr. Vice President Warren H. Kulieke Secretary Anna Rawson Treasurer Russell W. Bucklin Secretary-General Marion T. Rowley
As you know, these officers along with the committee chairmen constitute the Executive Committee. (See attached sheet for names of committee members and the 36 councilors.)
The Executive Committee meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are both formal and informal. We open formally, recess for informal discussion, and then reconvene to handle the necessary business.
Our deliberations and legislative acts are no secret. Hence, periodically, we shall present this news letter giving you a brief account of our activities, committee functions, and a resume of our deliberations and decisions. Already numerous problems have presented themselves, from obtaining stationery and record books to the matter of granting charters to Urantia Societies, and though we are one in purpose and united in goal, our reasoning on many matters is greatly diversified. We are learning the inestimable value of groups thinking.
On January 2, in addition to the launching of the Brotherhood, the Trustees of the Urantia Foundation formally announced and signed their "Declaration of Intention" to print The Urantia Book. Accordingly, on February 11, the necessary steps were taken to begin the actual publication of the book. Let us be thankful for this interval between the formal beginning of the Brotherhood and that fast approaching day when the Word will be made Book.
We are in motion. We may make mistakes, but, as Bill says, may they be new and original ones. We covet the Father's guidance, but it is difficult to steer or guide anything unless it is moving in some direction.
Your comments and suggestions concerning this news letter are most welcome
Warren H. Kulieke
A Service of
The Fellowship for Readers of The Urantia Book