Statistical Clerk Job Description – 2012

STATISTICAL CLERK (2012)
JOB DESCRIPTION

  • The Statistical Clerk maintains the official list of members of the Pacific Yearly Meeting.
  • The Statistical Clerk assembles annual statistics of deaths, new memberships, transfers or withdrawals of membership and changes of address from constituent Monthly Meetings.
  • The term of office is three years.
  • Statistical Clerk is an ex officio member of the Finance committee.

Call to Junior Yearly Meeting 2014

  • Click here for main JYM program information (Web page)

Dear Possible Junior Yearly Meeting Attenders,

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) 2014 is just around the corner and all of us from the JYM planning committee are interested in having you join us! While there is a general age limit (grades 9-12 are recommended), attendance is based primarily upon maturity level and self-readiness. So don’t hesitate to ask your parents, anyone on the JYM planning committee, or even other Quakers familiar with the program about registering for JYM, the Middle School program, or as a Young Adult Friend.

This summer, Pacific Yearly Meeting is taking place at Walker Creek Ranch from July 14 thru 19, so mark your calendars! JYM is an opportunity to build long-lasting friendships and a strong community with other teens as well as the Friendly Adult Presences (FAPs) who stay with us.

Should you have concerns about your parents not being able to attend and/or money issues chances are you may still be able to attend. There is a lot of financial aid available, as well as possible help from both your yearly and monthly meetings. If your parents are not planning on attending, don’t count yourself out! There are plenty of Quakers adults who would be happy to sponsor you for the duration of JYM. Ask an adult you trust or  someone from your Meeting who is attending and able to sponsor, or feel free to ask our JYM adult co-clerk, Sue Torrey sjtorrey@charter.net, if you need help finding a sponsor.

Junior Yearly Meeting is a welcoming self-led community where we, along with the FAPs present, decide our own values and expectations; these accommodate both the parental concerns, as well was what we expect from one another. The week is filled with games, worship sharing, taking part in a service project, community night, transformative workshops, and a huge dance party!

If all this sounds something like you’d enjoy, don’t wait another second!

Here are all the links you need to register for this summer’s JYM.

Hope to see you there!

2014 JYM Planning Committee:

Co-Clerks: Alex Gillespie (San Diego), Hannah Mackinney (Strawberry Creek), Miriam Myers (San Francisco)

M&O Clerk: Natasha Herrera (Mexico City)

M&O: Maya Price (Berkeley FC), Jarod Rischpater (Palo Alto), David Shaw (Santa Monica)

For more information, contact the JYM Committee: jym@pacificyearlymeeting.org

M&O Request For Input For PYM Annual Session 2014

Dear Monthly Meeting Clerks and PYM Reps:

There is considerable energy and discussion among PYM Friends about what makes wider Quaker gatherings deepening and nourishing as well as the challenges that arise as Friends contemplate distance, schedules, and costs of attendance.  As Friends are brainstorming and generating ideas which might be useful for our Yearly Meeting to consider for our future sessions, we want to hear from our Monthly Meetings.  Please set aside some time at your June or July business meeting to give the following queries some thought.  We are especially interested in hearing from Friends (whether members or attenders) who do NOT tend to go to Quarterly or Yearly Meeting, to find out what would draw them in and what is currently getting in their way from attending.  It will be important to hear from as wide a group as possible, so we urge you to make time for this discussion and to send us your notes in whatever form they take.  We are not expecting your Meeting to come to unity at this stage, rather we are initiating the dialogue.

  1. What do you look forward to (or would you look forward to) when you attend wider Quaker gatherings?
  2. What have you experienced in a wider Quaker gathering that has inspired you or moved you to a deeper sense of Spirit working in your life?
  3. What prevents you from attending wider Quaker gatherings, in particular PYM’s Annual Session?  Could changes in format, schedule, cost, etc. make it possible for you to attend?


Responses can be sent to Barbara Babin, convener, Experimentation and Implementation Subcommittee of Ministry and Oversight, b_babin@yahoo.com.  Thank you so much for your consideration!

There will also be an interest group at this year’s Annual Session that Friends are invited to participate in.

Brainstorming The Annual Session We Want to Attend

Experimentation and Implementation Subcommittee of Ministry and Oversight
Facilitated by Barbara Babin, Bronwen Hillman, Valerie Nuttman:

We will facilitate a lively discussion about what inspires us about our Annual Sessions. Think about an Annual Session or other Quaker gathering that particularly inspired you. Please share your experience with us. How could we create future Annual Sessions that will be inspiring and bring more people in?

About Jonathan Vogel-Borne and his Keynote Address

Your Sons and Your Daughters will Prophesy” (Acts 2:17 & Joel 2:28)

Loving greetings!

I so look forward to being with Friends at Pacific Yearly Meeting this summer. After nearly 30 years of wandering in the eastern parts of this country, I am especially blessed to be invited “home” to the yearly meeting where I was raised. I grew up in Orange Grove Monthly Meeting in Pasadena. My first formal travel in ministry was under the care of Pacific Yearly Meeting. In 1982, with a minute from Santa Cruz Monthly Meeting endorsed by the Yearly Meeting, I took part in a cross-continental bicycle peace pilgrimage called the “Peace Peddlers.” Six west coast adult young Friends, all of us in our 20s, rode from San Francisco to Washington DC (touching Mexico and Canada), listening to the American people for the spiritual grounding that would lead to nuclear disarmament.

Leaving California in 1984, I moved with my spouse, Minga Claggett-Borne, to Greensboro, NC, where we helped organize the 1985 World Gathering of Young Friends. Minga and I then came to New England to serve the Friends Meeting at Cambridge as Resident Friends. From 1991 to 2013, I was the lead staff person for New England Yearly Meeting.

The Annual Session’s theme “Youth and Prophecy: Awakening to a New Creation” highlights my own call to name, encourage and live out our prophetic witness, fulfilling our divine purpose, dismantling the domination system, tearing down the religion of empire, building alternative communities and bringing all of us, all of creation home to the unconditional love of God. I have drawn the title for my talk, “Your Sons and Your Daughters will Prophesy” from Peter’s speech on the day of Pentecost—”these people are not drunk. It is only 9am in the morning!” (Acts 2:14-38). Peter goes on to quote the prophet Joel:

In the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old ones will dream dreams, your young ones will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
And they will prophesy” — (Joel 2:28-29)

The Yearly Meeting Session’s theme acknowledges that like the early Friends—who were mostly people in their 20s and 30s, even teenagers like James Parnell, age 16 when he died in prison—adult young Friends in Pacific YM and elsewhere in the Quaker world are rising up with a strong, prophetic message and witness. We will receive that message at the YM Annual Session on Wednesday morning.

Again, even in this phase of my life—as I dream dreams—I am still and always will be a child of Pacific Yearly Meeting. I am so glad to be coming home…

In the infinite love of God,

Jonathan Vogel-Borne
jvb@thebornes.org

Mural – Quaker Testimonies – at Santa Monica Friends Meeting

April 26, 2014, SCQM Spring Gathering, Santa Monica, CA

A joint project of Santa Monica Friends Meeting and Southern California Quarterly Meeting, this mural about Quaker Testimonies: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Unity and Equality, was painted on the parking lot wall of the Santa Monica Meetinghouse.

The mural was planned by teens, young adults, and the SCQM Youth Planning Committee, with artist Tanna Moontaro (Santa Monica Friends Meeting) and Alyssa Nelson (PYM Youth Program Coordinator / Davis Meeting). Younger children, parents, and others joined them to paint, and everyone signed it at the end of the day with colorful thumbprint “buds” on a community vine (see picture at bottom of page).

SMFM and SCQM Joint Project - Mural on Quaker Testimonies
SMFM and SCQM Joint Project – Mural on Quaker Testimonies

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Welcome to YAF Program 2014

Young Adult Friends Program

68th Annual Session

YOUTH AND PROPHECY: AWAKENING TO A NEW CREATION

July 14 thru 19, 2014
Walker Creek Ranch
Petaluma, CA
Register NowRegistration now open.

Early Discount ended May 19.
Late Fees after June 9.

(We cannot guarantee registrations postmarked after June 9, 2014.
Each late registration will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
)

Downloads

Pre-Annual Session YAF Retreat – “Living Up to the Light”
What: YAF Pre-Annual Session Retreat
Friday evening, July 11 – Monday morning, July 14, 2014
Where: Redwood Forest Friends Meeting
1647 Guerneville Rd,
Santa Rosa, CA
REGISTER (http://goo.gl/DvI47z)

What & Why: Strengthen the fellowship among YAFs by worshiping, hanging out,
playing games, and making and eating delicious food together. Prepare to arrive at annual
session grounded and ready to take on the Spiritual work of the week. We will send a
packing list and more information regarding food and sleeping arrangements in the
coming months.

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Welcome to JYM Program 2014 & 2015

ARCHIVE: 2014, 2015

2015

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) Friends are teens, typically ages 13-18, between Children’s Program and Young Adult Friends. There are activities at annual session that middle schoolers and JYM do together to prepare for a transition to JYM from Children’s Program. Please contact the clerks of these committees to determine the best program fit for a particular Friend.

Calendar and general information for youth.

Info about JYM 2015 and the Annual Session at Walker Creek Ranch, July 13-18, 2015.

Info for FRAPs (Friendly Responsible Adult Presences): see the Adult Allies/FRAPs page for details.

Important Reading

Call to Junior Yearly Meeting 2015

Dear Junior Yearly Meeting Attenders,

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) 2015 is just around the corner, and all of us from the JYM planning committee are interested in having you join us! While there is a general age limit (grades 9-12 are recommended), attendance is based primarily upon maturity level and self-readiness. So don’t hesitate to ask your parents, anyone on the JYM planning committee, or even other Quakers familiar with the program about registering for JYM, the Middle School program, or as a Young Adult Friend.

This summer, Pacific Yearly Meeting is taking place at Walker Creek Ranch from July 13 thru 18, so mark your calendars now! JYM is an opportunity to build long-lasting friendships and a strong community with other teens as well as the Friendly Responsible Adult Presences (FRAPs) who stay with us.

Should you have concerns about your parents not being able to attend and/or money issues, chances are you may still be able to attend. There is a lot of financial aid available, as well as possible help from both your monthly and yearly meetings. If your parents are not planning on attending, don’t count yourself out! There are Quaker adults who would be happy to sponsor you for the duration of JYM. Ask an adult you trust or someone from your Meeting who is attending and able to sponsor, or feel free to ask our JYM adult co-clerk, Steve Leeds, if you need help finding a sponsor.

Junior Yearly Meeting is a welcoming self-led community where we, along with the FRAPs, decide our own values and expectations; these accommodate both parental concerns and what we expect from one another. The week is filled with games, worship sharing, taking part in a service project, community night, transformative workshops, creative expression, and a huge dance party!

If all this sounds something like you’d enjoy, don’t wait another second!

See you there!

What is JYM?

“Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is composed of Friends of junior high and high school age. They may hold a Yearly Meeting or meetings of their own during the PYM annual gathering, Quarterly Meetings, or at other times chosen by the Junior Yearly Meeting Committee. In keeping with Friends’ practices, they select officers and committees as needed, hold sessions and take such actions as are appropriate.

“These may include the composition of a Junior Yearly Meeting epistle or epistles. Youth are welcome at Yearly Meeting plenary sessions, and are asked to bring reports of their own sessions at an agreed time. JYM is an important part of the Yearly Meeting community and is encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of PYM. The Junior Yearly Meeting [Adult] Committee appoints Advisors to the Junior Yearly Meeting.” (See below for description of the adult committee.)

(From PYM Faith & Practice, p. 170)

2015 JYM Planning Committee:

Co-Clerks:
Email: jym [at] pacificyearlymeeting [dot] org
Note: PYM emails aren’t working at the moment.

  • Natasha Herrera (Mexico City)
  • Maya Price (Berkeley Friends Church)
  • Jarod Rischpater (Palo Alto)

M&O Clerk:

  • David Shaw (Clerk, Santa Monica)
  • Rose Nadis (Santa Barbara)
  • Miles Pangelina (Berkeley)
  • Nina Shaw (Santa Monica)

JYM Adult Committee:

Co-Clerks:
Email: jymadultcommclerks [at] pacificyearlymeeting [dot] org
Note: PYM emails aren’t working at the moment.

  • Sue Torrey (Central Coast)
  • Steve Leeds (San Francisco)

What does the Adult Committee do?

“The Junior Yearly Meeting [Adult] Committee serves as a support group for the Junior Yearly Meeting and as the liaison between Junior Friends and Pacific Yearly Meeting. The committee is responsible for providing appropriate adult leadership during Junior Yearly Meeting activities and is available to advise and counsel the Junior Friends. It helps Junior Friends arrange programs during the annual Junior Yearly Meeting <see p. 120> and at other times of the year. Ministry and Oversight appoints a liaison to this committee, to facilitate communication in both directions.

“The committee, officers and Clerks of the Junior Yearly Meeting and other interested Junior Friends usually meet at the Representative Committee session to plan for Junior Yearly Meeting. The Clerk of the committee and the Clerk of Junior Yearly Meeting jointly report to Representative Committee. The committee may also meet at other times.

“The committee consists of eight members who serve three-year overlapping terms, of whom two or three are appointed annually. To the extent possible, members of this planning group also attend Representative Committee. The Clerk or Clerks of Junior Yearly Meeting are members of Representative Committee ex officio.”

(From PYM Faith & Practice, p. 183)

 

2014

Junior Yearly Meeting Program 2014

68th Annual Session

YOUTH AND PROPHECY: AWAKENING TO A NEW CREATION

July 14 thru 19, 2014
Walker Creek Ranch
Petaluma, CA

Early Discount ended May 19.
Late Fees after June 9.

(We cannot guarantee registrations postmarked after June 9, 2014.
Each late registration will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
)

Get ready, register, go!

Forms to sign:

JYM Call to Annual Session

Dear Possible Junior Yearly Meeting Attenders,

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) 2014 is just around the corner and all of us from the JYM planning committee are interested in having you join us! While there is a general age limit (grades 9-12 are recommended), attendance is based primarily upon maturity level and self-readiness. So don’t hesitate to ask your parents, anyone on the JYM planning committee, or even other Quakers familiar with the program about registering for JYM, the Middle School program, or as a Young Adult Friend.

This summer, Pacific Yearly Meeting is taking place at Walker Creek Ranch from July 14 thru 19, so mark your calendars! JYM is an opportunity to build long-lasting friendships and a strong community with other teens as well as the Friendly Adult Presences (FAPs) who stay with us. Should you have concerns about your parents not being able to attend and/or money issues chances are you may still be able to attend. There is a lot of financial aid available, as well as possible help from both your yearly and monthly meetings. If your parents are not planning on attending, don’t count yourself out! There are plenty of Quakers adults who would be happy to sponsor you for the duration of JYM. Ask an adult you trust or someone from your Meeting who is attending and able to sponsor, or feel free to ask our JYM adult co-clerk, Sue Torrey sjtorrey@charter.net, if you need help finding a sponsor.

Junior Yearly Meeting is a welcoming self-led community where we, along with the FAPs present, decide our own values and expectations; these accommodate both the parental concerns, as well was what we expect from one another. The week is filled with games, worship sharing, taking part in a service project, community night, transformative workshops, and a huge dance party!

If all this sounds something like you’d enjoy, don’t wait another second!

Above are all the links you need to register for this summer’s JYM.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact the JYM Committee: jym@pacificyearlymeeting.org

2014 JYM Planning Committee:

Co-Clerks:
Alex Gillespie (San Diego)
Hannah Mackinney (Strawberry Creek)
Miriam Meyers (San Francisco)

M&O Clerk:
Natasha Herrera (Mexico City)

M&O:
Maya Price (Berkeley FC)
Jarod Rischpater (Palo Alto)
David Shaw (Santa Monica)