2022 Annual Business Sessions

We’re meeting online via Zoom for our 2022 Business Sessions. Further down the page you will find a proposed topical agenda prepared by the Clerk. Here’s the basic schedule.

Business Session 1 – 7/28/2022 10:30am
Business Session 2 – 7/29/2022 10:30am
What Can We Say Together – Anti-Racism – 7/30/2022 10:30am
Business Session 3 – 7/31/2022 1:00pm

Documents in Advance

LEYM committees and projects are developing reports that will inform our deliberations. We’re using a Google Doc that is being regularly updated to collect and share this information. Use the button below to view the current submissions.

Rough Topical Agenda for Business Sessions

Note: This is the predicted agenda – agendas may shrink or grow based on time needed.
Wednesday
Epistle
Land acknowledgement
Welcomes
Presentation on demographics
absent, deceased members
Introduction: First time attenders, visitors
Interactive Roll call
Epistle cmte

Thursday
Epistle
Process pointers
Clerk’s report
Meeting worker report
Naming
Nominating – Information, Questions
Ad Hoc Site Committee – Information, Questions

Friday
Epistle
Memorial Minute reading
Query for next year
Budget, information and questions
Treasurer’s report
Ad Hoc Site Committee – Decision
Establish ad hoc group for Organization/Structure.

Saturdaythis focused session is designed to prepare and give participants a chance for discernment on a single topic, and departs from typical business format.
Background, how this has risen and developed in MM’s and the YM
Explanation of process
Small groups – worship sharing
Whole group – discernment
Possibilities to carry this forward in 2022-3

Sunday
Epistle
If time permits: One breath reports from any committee, representative, etc.
Nominating – Decision
Budget – Decision
Report from Saturday Business session
Our epistle(s) reading, decision

LEYM on Social Media

FGC is hiring a Conference Director. Apply by Feb 22 https://www.fgcquaker.org/2023/01/24/conference-director/

Pendle Hill is hosting an online event featuring Beverly Ward speaking on The Battered Earth on Feb 6 at 7:30 Details at https://pendlehill.org/events/the-battered-earth-injury-loss-and-healing/

Bookings are open for the 2023 @QuakerUNOffice summerschool in Geneva, which has changed the lives of many participants. 20-26 year olds from anywhere in the world can apply.

More info here: https://quno.org/timeline/2023/1/quaker-united-nations-summer-school-2023-applications-now-open

Reminder: FCNL’s Young Adult Program Assistant Fellowship opportunity application deadline is Feb 10th. Great opportunity for young friends interested in public policy and good causes! https://apply.workable.com/friendscommittee/j/C6399D659C/

2023 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival and Forum starts Saturday, Feb 4th, runs through April 8. See all the details at https://quakerfahe.com/2023/01/13/2023-black-quaker-lives-matter-film-festival-forum/

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