North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

Plenary Session #4 - Thu PM - Evaluation; AFSC and QEW reports

2013:8 Minute of Record: Announcements

2013:9 Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate NPYM Structure

2013:10 Minute of Record: Reports of Quaker Organizations supported by NPYM


Plenary Session #4
Thursday July 18, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 PM

The Plenary gathered in song and waiting worship.

2013:8 Minute of Record: Announcements

Annual Session Clerk John Allcott announced that Yakima Worship Group, called during the roll call of meetings and worship groups yesterday, requested to be laid down during the past year and Tacoma Monthly Meeting, under whose care it existed, approved.

2013:9 Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate NPYM Structure

Framing :
In Summary and Detailed versions, the report of the Committee was posted in the Plenary room and at npym.org.

The following recommendations were put forth in these reports:

  1. the Annual Session approve the proposal from the ad hoc Children's Committee to hire a part-time coordinator,
  2. that a new ad hoc committee be formed to explore improving communication within the Yearly Meeting, and
  3. to continue the life of the Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate NPYM Structure for another year.

Minutes of Exercise (questions, comments and concerns from the floor of the plenary):

Discernment on the recommendations of the ad hoc Committee to Evaluate NPYM Structure is scheduled for Plenary #6.

2013:10 Minute of Record: Reports of Quaker Organizations supported by NPYM

Representatives from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Quaker Earth Care Witness (QEW) made 30 minute reports of their activities.

American Friends Service Committee - Eddy Crouch introduced Sonia Tuma, Western Regional Director of AFSC who reported on the American Friends Service Committee activities . A written copy of the report was posted in the plenary room and at npym.org

Quaker Earth Care Witness. - Allen Stockbridge Eric Joy and Steve Shriner, representing Quaker Earth Care Witness, reported on QEW activities. A written report was posted in the plenary room and on NPYM.org

The Plenary closed in waiting worship.