This post is linked from the YPCC web page.
PYM Youth Programs Coordinating Committee
Program Evaluation Report 2019
(See also the summary of responses in appendix in linked PDF, above)
Responses to an online survey, sent to meetings and individuals in December 2018, provided clear support of the Youth Programs Coordinator (YPC) and offered suggestions and critiques of the efforts of the YPC and the Youth Programs Coordinating Committee (YPCC). Respondents who have been active in regional events such as Annual Session and Quarterly Meetings were more knowledgeable regarding impacts on the youth programs and listed many positive changes observed since the program began. A desire for support of the children’s program and youth programs in monthly meetings was expressed. A concern that youth programs were not developing a spiritual foundation and that we address issues of racism, classism, sexism and ageism were also expressed. Respondents were divided regarding the question of hiring an administrative support person and focusing the YPC role on youth activities. A majority of respondents support the cost of the YPC as money well spent, with some expressing concern regarding the impact of the cost on meeting budgets and limited impact seen at the monthly meeting level.
Continue reading “YPCC Evaluation Report to AS 2019”
PDF for download: ypc_Epistle013_May2019_AlyssaFarewell.pdf
See YPCC page for a list of all YPC Epistles and Announcements
May 15, 2019 – From Alyssa Nelson
Hello Pacific Yearly Meeting Friends! And farewell!!
After eleven years (!!!), the time has come to bid you a ‘see you around.’ Today is my official last day as the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator, a role I’ve been in since August 2011 and an initiative I’ve been part of in various ways since spring 2008. I’m writing to make sure everyone knows I’m leaving and to take this opportunity to share some reflections.
(For those sitting on the edge of your seats right now…, Yes, there will be a new YPC. The Youth Programs Coordinating Committee will be making an announcement about that shortly. At the end of this epistle you’ll find a list of contact people for the interim.) Continue reading “YPC Epistle XIII – Alyssa’s Farewell – May 2019”
Update 6/5/19: MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED WITH THE TEEN AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS, as soon as possible: A fantastic way for adults to experience Annual Session and have your registration fees waived as well. Learn more below in the original invitation:
Dear PYM Friends:
Can you think of a Friend who’d be a good fit to volunteer with children or teens at Annual Session? Please send this message to them!
Continue reading “Volunteer with JYM or Children’s Program at 2019 PYM Annual Session: DEADLINE EXTENDED”
Quick links for 2019 JYM:
- CONSENT AND MEDICAL FORMS for Minors (PDF): must submit to complete 2019 registration. Send to Registrar with payment.
- REGISTER online for JYM and the 2019 PYM Annual Session, being held at Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA, USA from Friday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
- See sections below for registration, required forms, and financial assistance to attend ….. and DANCE THEME!!!!!
- Contacts: The Adult Co-Clerks of JYM Committee are Muriel Strand <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Sarah Armstrong Jones <email@example.com>
Watch this page for …..
Continue reading “Welcome to JYM 2019”
Registration for PYM’s Annual Session is now open. To register, go to the 2019 Annual Session page and follow the link to online registration. For information about PYM Annual Session in general, please see the Annual Session Information page. See also Financial Assistance for PYM Annual Session.
Annual Session 2019 Attendance Fees
This page is for information only. The online registration process also contains this information, and it will calculate your total cost based on your answers to the questions asked.
Rates are 8% lower across the board than in 2018. There is no cost to attend only Meeting for Memorials on Sunday, July 14. Late fees or cancellation fees apply to registrations or cancellations completed after June 12.
These rates include meals. Continue reading “Annual Session 2019 Attendance Fees”
Following the devastating Camp Fire in 2018 in northern California, Chico Friends Meeting established a Quaker Fund for people affected by the fire. Funds were received from Quaker Meetings and individual Quakers throughout the US and abroad. As of 5/12/2019 all funds have been allocated and the fund is closed. Deepest thanks to all who contributed.
See the Chico Friends Meeting website for information about the projects that were funded through this effort.
Chico Friends Meeting
1601 Hemlock Street
Chico California 95926
Posted by Sharon Gates, PYM Assistant to the Clerk
11/25/18, revised 12/8/18, 8/11/19.
Dear PYM Committee Clerks, Officers, and Reps,
We have two Zoom (video conferencing) accounts available for PYM-related business.
If you would like to request the scheduling of a zoom time block, contact the Assistant to the Clerk at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Please include the following information in your email request:
Continue reading “Zoom Video Conferencing Available for PYM Business”