Business Meeting Agenda & Reports

July 22nd Business Meeting
7-8:30 pm by Zoom

(see calendar page for Zoom details)

Agenda

Please click the links to review the reports

Opening

Note: Please bring something in each of the following colors:
White, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow.
The Clerk will use these to assess the sense of the Meeting.

  • Opening Worship
  • Clerk’s Comments
  • Approval of June Minutes
    (click link to review the minutes)

Reports

Clerk’s Announcements

  • Looking ahead to future Quaker activities:
    — SCYM is beginning to plan for Fall Yearly Meeting sessions online.  Information at SCYM.org
    Pendle Hill has various online activities open to Quakers worldwide
  • Future Forums:
    — We have begun discussion forums on the Wednesday evenings when we do not have Business Meeting. 1) What forums would you like to have? 2) Are there forums you would like so lead?
  • Opportunities for Leadings:
    Cielo Grande Quarterly Meeting had to cancel its March meeting. Scheduling another is only possible if enough Friends are led to organize it.  Please see Greg Koehler or the Clerk is you feel led.
    Texas and the Federal Government are ramping up executions. We are invited to write letters requesting clemency and/or opposition. Please see the Clerk for how to get information. There is also an opportunity to coordinate letter-writing for the Meeting.
    The Newsletter editor thanks those who have taken on monthly ‘columns’ on topics of their choosing. Peggy is creating “Know your Friends” pages. Julia is writing on FCNL issues and opportunities.  Gretchen regularly writes on various topics.  Others are welcome to take up topics as well.

Other Announcements

  • From FCNL:
    FCNL’s July Quaker Changemaker event “Advocacy and the Arts.” 
    July 29 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT
     We’ve seen how creative advocacy, like singing to senators, has brought imagination and humanity to Friends’ advocacy with FCNL—and how it has led to major breakthroughs in relationship-building with members of Congress. The event will feature Friend Tom Rawson, a folksinger, FCNL General Committee representative, and Advocacy Team member; and Hassan El-Tayyab, a musician and FCNL’s lead lobbyist for Middle East policy. Together, we will discuss music, Quaker advocacy, and FCNL’s lobbying to advance peace in the Middle East.
    — Click the link above to RSVP to participate.

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Other Business

  • As it arises …
  • Closing Worship