the theme of our Annual Session in July will be
Radical Inclusivity: Responding to the Persistent and Insistent Love of God
RepCom will be hosted by Quaker Oaks Farm (QOF), meeting at the Visalia Friends’ Meetinghouse (VFM) on the ancestral land of the Wukchumni Tribe from 6pm on Friday, March 6, through Saturday March 7 and continuing to Sunday March 8 if necessary.
Please register for RepCom by SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 by filling out the form on the PYM website:
(Persons registering after Friday February 15 cannot be assured of overnight hospitality.)
Before coming to RepCom, please review the advance documents on the website carefully.
Overnight accommodations will be provided in nearby homes and there is plenty of camping and floor sleeping space available at QOF, adjacent to VFM There are also inexpensive hotels/Airbnbs in Visalia and Exeter. Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided (along with snacks/tea/coffee) for a suggested donation to QOF of $40. Please note any food restrictions in your registration.
TRAVEL & REIMBURSEMENT:
Visalia is easily accessible by car, bus, or train and shuttles to the Meetinghouse will be provided. Travel expenses of officers, clerks, and Representative Committee members (Monthly Meetings’ representatives to PYM) are reimbursed 25¢ per mile for round trip road atlas mileage between the member’s Home Meeting and the location of the Meeting being attended or actual expenses up to $.25 per mile. Round trip travel from Mexico or Hawaii is reimbursed up to $600. Members are encouraged to reduce costs by taking advantage of special bargain rates (early reservation, two for one, special offers, etc.).
PRESENTING AND REPORTING:
Please submit written reports by February 15 to Sharon Gates, Assistant to the Clerk (email address below). Guidelines for reports are on the PYM web page. Reports sent after 2/15 might not be posted prior to RepCom. Contact Sandy Kewman, Presiding Clerk (email address below) if your committee is presenting at RepCom.
Interest Groups at the 2020 Annual Session:
The process for getting Interest Groups scheduled for Annual Session is on the PYM website. Please submit your proposals by Sunday, March 8 to Sharon Gates, Assistant to the Clerk (email address below).
Junior Yearly Meeting: The youth leadership of Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) and JYM Adult Committee members will meet at QOF March 6-8 to plan for JYM 2020 at Walker Creek Ranch. JYM planners look forward to worshiping and sharing meals with Friends attending RepCom. If you have questions, please contact the clerk of the JYM Adult Committee, Dan Strickland firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy Kewman, Presiding Clerk of PYM, will preside at RepCom. She and I will send you further information, including an agenda, in one or more follow-up mailings.
Questions for the Presiding Clerk? Contact Sandy at PYMclerk@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you in Visalia,
Sharon Gates, Assistant to the Clerk