"What Every Member of the Meeting Should Know About Clerking and Quaker Decision-making" -- Arthur Larrabee's much anticipated workshop is finally here this Saturday, 9/27. As of a week ago a few spaces were still available, so if you haven't registered and would like to participate, check with clerk Andrea Hoskins.
Here's the agenda for the day:
- 09:00 Gather and refreshments
- 09:30 Program
- 12:30 Lunch
- 01:30 Program
- 04:30 Adjourn
Arthur will also lead a session in the 9:30 hour on Sunday, so if you're not doing the workshop you can still participate in that.
Please hold our traveling Friends in the light as they make their way to us. Car pooling to the meeting house will be helpful to make space for our many guests.
Able hands are needed for the work day this Saturday to spruce up the meeting house in preparation for the many visitors who will be attending the Arthur Larrabee clerking workshop on the 27th. Visit the event page on the calendar to see a list of things to be accomplished and see what you can sign up for.
Friends are reminded that we have a user group in the meeting house on Saturdays at 12 noon, so work in the meeting room itself needs to be completed before then.
The People's Climate March
In case you haven't heard, the People's Climate March is taking place in New York September 21st. Many of our QEW Friends will be there (including our own Brad and Tere) marching for us and for the planet. Mary Jo Klingel suggests ways the rest of us can support them even if we can't be present.
- Announce the march in your Monthly Meeting, if you are not already discussing it.
- Hold those who are marching in the Light.
- Consider whether your meeting might make funds available for this who wish to go and march.
- Discuss this march with the young people in your meeting. See if any of them might want to go and then
work with your meeting to support them financially.
- Check out the QEW web site (quakerearthcare.org) and the Climate March website (peoplesclimate.org) for more information and to lend your support.
SEYM Business Meeting
Fall interim business meeting for SEYM will be hosted this year by Sarasota Meeting, 3139 57th Street, Sarasota, FL 34243, Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30 to 5:00. The executive committee meets Friday Oct. 3 at 7pm. You can download a flyer below. The documents in advance are available for download from the SEYM website.
Workday September 20
To spruce up the meeting house and grounds in preparation for the Arthur Larrabee workshop, buildings and grounds is calling for a workday on the 20th. Suggested time is early AM till lunch. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Consult the calendar page for a list of tasks to be accomplished.
Miami Meeting invites SEYM Friends to a
Clerking Workshop led by Arthur Larrabee
"What Every Member of the Meeting Should Know
About Clerking and Quaker Decision-making"
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:30pm, at the Miami Friends Meetinghouse.
The schedule will be:
9:00am Light breakfast is provided
9:30am Workshop begins
12:30pm Lunch is provided
1:30pm Workshop resumes
4:30pm Workshop ends
Registration is required. The workshop can accommodate up to forty participants, and there are still a few openings. A donation of $50 is suggested to help cover the cost of the event. Scholarships are available to ensure that all who are interested can take advantage of this opportunity. Hospitality can also be arranged.
We will need hospitality for about 15 people for Friday and Saturday nights for people attending the Arthur Larrabee workshop. They are all Quakers from within SEYM Quaker Meetings. They will be arriving on Friday evening for the workshop on Saturday Sept. 27. Several have asked to have hospitality on Saturday night so they can stay over and