YPC Epistle XII & Calendar – April 2015

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  • YPC Epistle XII – April 2015 (PDF — Formatted without photos for printing and posting on Meetinghouse bulletin board. Photos in Web Version below only. To print or save PDF of web version with photos, just print this webpage and choose from options in your print dialogue window.)
  • Calendar Only – Epistle XII (PDF) or click here for Calendar webpage.

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Web Version: (Please ask permission before reproducing photos, unless to print for posting in a PYM Friends’ Meetinghouse, or if you or your child was a participant in the activity photographed.)

Youth Programs Coordinator Epistle XII – April 2015

Liaisons, Clerks, and Representatives:  Please distribute this epistle widely. Consider reading it aloud at Meeting for Business and including it in your newsletter. Thanks!

Greetings, Pacific Yearly Meeting Friends!

I’ve just returned from an invigorating week at Quaker Oaks Farm so excited to tell you about the Spring Youth Service Learning Camp put on in partnership with the local Wukchumni Tribe. Teens and adults enjoyed games, archery, crafts and camping together in our tent village on the Visalia meetinghouse lawn. We journeyed to Kings Canyon National Park to visit our ancestor trees, the giant sequoias.

Quaker Oaks Farm Youth Camp Trip to Kings Canyon National Park - April 2015
Spring Camp 2015 Visit to Kings Canyon National Park – Group Photo by Lee Terkelsen

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2015 Adult Allies to Youth / FRAP Workshops Coming Up Soon — Register Now for April 18th (Orange Grove) or May 2nd (Friends House)!

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Summary:

Dear Friends,

Please post the attached flyer, announce to your Meetings, and encourage one another to register for one of our Spring 2015 “Becoming Adult Allies to Youth” workshops. Does someone come to mind whom you could personally invite?

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Quaker & Wukchumni Young Adults Campout at Quaker Oaks Farm

QUAKER & WUKCHUMNI YOUNG ADULTS
CAMP-OUT AT QUAKER OAKS FARM
February 14-16, 2015 (Presidents’ Day / Valentines Day Weekend)
17218 Avenue 296, Visalia, CA 93292
https://quakeroaksfarm.wordpress.com/

… a Drug- & Alcohol-Free and Fun- & Spirit-Filled event …
… Rain or Shine! …

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YPC Epistle XI & Calendar – October 2014

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Youth Program Coordinator Epistle XI – October 2014

Liaisons, Clerks, and Representatives:  Please distribute this epistle widely. Consider reading it aloud at Meeting for Business and including it in your newsletter. Thanks!

Dear Pacific Yearly Meeting Friends,

I’m back now from taking some time off after annual session. In September, Roger Price and I were married under the care of Davis Friends Meeting. We were touched by the number of Friends, including a strong showing of young adults and teens, who came to celebrate with us. For most of our other friends and family this was their first Quaker event or Meeting for Worship, and many of them remarked how welcomed they felt into a new, whole community. (And my non-Quaker sisters were very relieved after much concern about how open worship might go: what might people say or do?!?!)

Momentous events and changing seasons remind me to ask Friends and Meetings to let me know about transitions among your youth and families. Have any youth moved away for college or work? I can help make introductions with their new local Friends communities. Last year, for example, I introduced three new college students to the New England Yearly Meeting Young Friends & Young Adult Friends Coordinator. One college student asked me about Friendly summer internships in the Boston area, and I was able to introduce her to a local Friend in a position of servant leadership whom I had met at the 2005 World Gathering of Young Friends. Any new children among you? It would be helpful to me in my outreach and support efforts to have an updated list of your Meeting’s youth, ages, grades, and parents/guardians.

 

YAF Retreat at Redwood Forest Meeting, July 2014
YAF Retreat at Redwood Forest Meeting, July 2014, with special guest Jonathan Vogel-Borne

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Quaker Oaks Farm Spring Youth Service Learning Camp 2015

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Pre-Registration Interest Form (PDF) — Please fill out and submit early.
Flyer for Spring Youth Camp at Quaker Oaks Farm (PDF) — Please post and share widely.

Quaker Oaks Farm
Spring Youth Service Learning Camp 2015
Visalia, CA

March 31 to April 4th 2015

All interested high school aged youth (and mature middle schoolers) are invited to Quaker Oaks Farm’s 2015 Spring Service Learning Camp, in partnership with the Wukchumni Tribe and the Youth Programs of the Pacific Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

This camp will be focused on learning about Native American History and Culture, more specifically about the Wukchumni Yokuts from Central California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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Youth Program Report to Annual Session 2014

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Youth Program Report — Annual Session 2014 (PDF Version, including appendices, 7 pages total)

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Youth Program [Coordinator Supervisory] Committee Report
Pacific Yearly Meeting – Annual Session 2014

Introduction / Overview
This two-page report (plus appendices) addresses the work of the Youth Program Coordinator Supervisory Committee as a whole, our updated Goals and Objectives and subcommittee structure (Appendix A), the work of the Youth Program Coordinator in conjunction with the committee, reflections on the evolution of the Coordinator position, and a recommended name change for this committee to simply “Youth Program Committee.” The new Youth Program Fund (i.e., interest from the Bob Vogel Endowment gift from PFOS) policy and application are in Appendix B of this report and available on the PYM website (“Youth Program” tab > “Resources & Funding”).

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YPC Epistle X – June 2014

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Youth Program Coordinator Epistle X – June 2014

Liaisons, Clerks, and Representatives:  Please distribute this epistle widely. Consider reading it aloud at Meeting for Business and including it in your newsletter. Thanks!

Dear Pacific Yearly Meeting Friends,

In my last epistle I described our envisioning of an ideal PYM community as a City on a Hill, how we’re looking out at where we want to go and how to get there together. So far, this year has been full of these community-building activities. Over forty young adults, children, and older adults from Pacific and North Pacific Yearly Meetings attended the Western Young Friends New Year’s Gathering in Foresthill, CA, and they are actively planning already for the 40th anniversary gathering at Camp Myrtlewood in Southern Oregon this coming New Year. At SCQM Spring Quarter, youth and adults worked together to paint a colorful mural on Friends’ testimonies in the parking lot of the Santa Monica meetinghouse. Lots of photos and a description of the mural project are posted on the PYM website’s gallery: pacificyearlymeeting.org/2014/gallery/smfm-and-scqm-mural-quaker-testimonies/

SCQM Mural Painting - April 2014, Santa Monica Meetinghouse Parking Lot
SCQM Mural Painting – April 2014, Santa Monica Meetinghouse Parking Lot

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