Friends, there will be interesting business, orderly prepared for your consideration, on Sunday afternoon April 20th at 1:00 pm at Fifteenth Street meetinghouse (just west of Second Avenue in Manhattan).
We will be considering these matters. You can click for those presentations that are published in advance. Look again before attending Quarterly Meeting – more come in!
Progress is being made in the relationship among the Quarterly Meeting, Friends Seminary, and the Fifteenth Street Meeting.
Our Trustees will give their annual report; besides updates, new issues include investing our assets without supporting fossil fuel development, better management of projects on our buildings, and another money matter or two that are well-prepared for our efficient action.
Our Ministry & Counsel committee will offer to convene an opportunity for us to hear and discern the social and environmental concerns that arise from how we invest our assets.
Our Audit & Budget Committee will present our annual Audit and interpret our financial health.
A second Flushing Remonstrance will be introduced, in the spirit of the Flushing Remonstrance of 1658 in our behalf. Friends will be invited to sign the beautifully rendered document in support of ensuring that surveillance and frisking in New York City respect all people’s privacy and dignity equally.
We will hear news about what Quakers are doing in our local Meetings – Staten Island Meeting, Morningside Meeting, Manhattan Meeting, Flushing Meeting, Fifteenth Street Meeting and Brooklyn Meeting. And the downtown Manhattan outdoor Meeting has plans.
There will be a proposal about the future of our Housing Committee (the Friends we appoint to the Board of Friends House in Rosehill). There will be a progress report from Friends In The City (the multigenerational, wholesome housing we’ve sponsored in the Bronx).
And we will select Friends to carry forward our work (see Nominating roster below), as well as conform a couple of our committees to serve our current needs.
Bring food to share at noon, and we’ll all fortify ourselves for a worthwhile session!
- Andy von Salis, Clerk