Quarterly Meeting October 28, 2012

Friends, the next Quarterly Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Flushing Meetinghouse at 137-16 Northern Boulevard in Queens. All are welcome for fellowship as a City-wide community of Friends! Meeting for Worship will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at 12 p.m., and Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business at 1 p.m. For more about the day at Flushing, see the Flushing Meeting info.

The Meetinghouse is a five-minute walk from the 7 Train terminus at Main St. Follow Main St. or Prince St. north to Northern Boulevard, and turn right.
(NOTE that the MTA has CANCELED the scheduled service change for that day, due to Hurricane Sandy’s possible arrival! Specifically, “With weather forecasts calling for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy beginning this weekend, all planned subway service changes this weekend are cancelled—with the exception of changes planned for the 7 and J lines, which are now scheduled through Saturday only.” from: Subway-Bus@alerts.mta.info, Oct 26, 2012 at 1:19 PM).
Drivers, please note that car parking in the area is limited! For travel and parking details and directions, see pp.2-3 of the Flushing Meeting info.

Friends are asked to bring lunch dishes that will not require re-heating. A First Day School program is offered at 11:00 am, and AM and PM childcare will be provided.

In advance of the Meeting, the following documents are now included for reference and review, and please check back for more. Click to download: Minutes of the July 2012 QM; one or more nominations on the QM Committee roster; our Ministry & Counsel Committee’s Minute and recommendation on the relationship among QM, Friends Seminary and Fifteenth St. Meeting; the annual reports to us from Friends Seminary Committee (with financial reports) and Brooklyn Friends School Committee; a progress report on Trustees’ Practices; reports from Staten Island Meeting, Manhattan Monthly Meeting, Flushing Meeting, Brooklyn Meeting, ;our Trustees’ Minute on donation issues;

July 2012 Quarterly Meeting

Friends, our next Quarterly Meeting is on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. Directions to the Cemetery are on the website. A permit to drive and park in Prospect Park can be downloaded here. Meeting for Worship will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at 12 p.m.., and Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business at 1 p.m. In advance of the meeting, the following documents are included for reference and review. Click to download the following documents: April 15th Quarterly Meeting minutes, Nominating Committee roster, Minute on Property Task Group from 15th St MM, Request from the Housing Commitee, Brooklyn Monthly Meeting Report, Cemetery Committee Report

January Quarterly Meeting

Friends, the next quarterly meeting will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Brooklyn Monthly Meeting, 110 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY. Meeting for Worship will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at 12 p.m., Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business at 1 p.m., and a meeting of the corporation at 2 p.m. In advance of the meeting, the following documents are included for reference and review. Click to download minutes from October QM, Advance Agenda, Brooklyn Monthly Meeting Report, Nomination, Revised Friends Seminary report, Relief Committee annual report 2012 , Manhattan Monthly Meeting report , Care Committee Report Jan 2012, Budget 2012 , UPDATED Reference sheet on Property.

Special Meeting on Saturday, January 7, 2012

Special Meeting on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Fifteenth Street Meeting House from 10:00 to 12 noon. Please read the documents below prior to the meeting:
Issues-Property Task Group
A Reference Sheet to accompany “Issues Identified by the Property Task Group”-Charles Brainard
Financial History-Maureen Healy
Property Committee minutes 12-25-1861

October Quarterly Meeting

Friends, the next quarterly meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Morningside Meeting (Riverside Church). Meeting for Worship will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at 12 p.m., and Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business at 1 p.m. In advance of the meeting, the following documents are included for reference and review: July Meeting Minutes, Advance Agenda, Friends Seminary Report, Friends Seminary Financial Report, Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn Monthly Meeting Report, Interim Trustees Report, Property Task Group Report, a Cover Letter and 2-Page Report from Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting, Flushing Meeting Report, Flushing Meeting Proposed Minute on Colombia Free Trade and the New York Quarterly Meeting Nominating Roster,
Minutes of July 2011 NYQM and Morningside Monthly Meeting.

Next Quarterly Meeting: April 17, 2011

Friends, the next Quarterly Meeting will be held on April 17, 2011 at 15th Street Meeting. Meeting for Worship will be at 11AM, with a potluck lunch to follow at 12PM. Business Meeting will be at 1PM, including the Annual Meeting of the Corporation at 2PM. The first part of the meeting will be devoted to the consideration of the following three queries concerning the way we conduct our business meetings:
1. How do we know when we are Spirit-led?
2. What helps us be Spirit-led?
3. How can we help one another move cheerfully–even within disagreement or conflict–toward a Spirit-led understanding of and collaboration with one another?
Please see the attached roster from the Nominating Committee here.