2023 RepCom Information

The 2023 Sessions of Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Representative Committee (“RepCom 2023”) will take place February 25 and March 4, 2023, via Zoom.  There will also be an orientation meeting for Monthly Meeting Representatives on Friday, February 24, via Zoom.
To register to attend RepCom 2023, use the form at the bottom of this page.

The theme for Annual Session 2023 will be: 
Beloved Community Part II: Centering the Voices of the Next Generation

 

Overview

Pacific Yearly Meeting (PacYM) Officers and Committee Clerks are members of Representative Committee, along with one designated representative from each Monthly Meeting, the Clerks of College Park and Southern California Quarterly Meetings, and the immediate past Clerk of the Yearly Meeting. But, you don’t need to be the representative for your Monthly Meeting or serving the Yearly Meeting in any particular role to attend. All Friends with interest in the business of Pacific Yearly Meeting are invited to RepCom.
 
Representative Committee meets once a year (over two Saturdays) to:
– conduct any pressing business that requires the discernment of the Yearly Meeting body
– conduct business pertaining to the holding of Annual Session
– address financial items, such as the Treasurer’s report for the previous fiscal year, changes to the budget for the current year, and the budget for Annual Session
– consider nominations made by Nominating Committee since Annual Session and approve these nominations when so guided
– confirm interim appointments
– name the Naming Committee, which proposes the names of Friends to serve on the Nominating Committee
 
Any business that PacYM committees, officers or representatives to outside organizations intend to bring to Annual Session must be brought to RepCom for a “first reading”. Additionally, PacYM committees that would like to propose an interest group session for Annual Session must submit their proposals before the rise of RepCom.
 
PacYM Committees, the Treasurers and others, prepare and submit reports in advance of RepCom. These reports will be posted on this page as they become available. (Click HERE for guidelines on preparing reports.)
 

For more information about Meeting Representatives and Representative Committee, see page 175 of the 2001 edition of Faith & Practice.

Questions about RepCom? Email Heather at assistanttotheclerk@pacificyearlymeeting.org 

When/Where

Representative Committee (RepCom) will be held via Zoom over two Saturdays, February 25 and March 4, 2023, with three sessions on each of those days:  9:30-11:30am; 1:00-2:30pm; 3:00-4:30pm (Pacific time).
There will also be a meeting just of Monthly Meeting Representatives to Yearly Meeting 7:00-8:30 pm (Pacific time) on Friday, February 24, to familiarize reps with the purpose of RepCom and their role in it.
Friends who register to attend RepCom (using the form at the bottom of this page) will receive the Zoom information by email on Thursday, February 23.

Other Important Dates

Junior Yearly Meeting 

Our teens will be meeting March 10-12 for an in-person/hybrid event to plan the Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) program for Annual Session 2023, while also enjoying community building and other activities together.
For more information, please contact the JYM Committee Clerks or Keenan at youthprogramscoordinator@pacificyearlymeeting.org

Materials

Reports

Proposing Interest Groups for Annual Session

See How to Propose an Interest Group for Annual Session for information about submitting an Interest Group proposal for the Annual Session. Interest groups need to be sponsored by a PacYM committee. The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 4. To submit a proposal, click HERE.

Additional note: PacYM committees and Friends’ organizations are invited to hold an interest group-type session on Zoom at any time during the year. A formal proposal is not required for interest group sessions held outside of Annual Session. For more information email Heather at assistanttotheclerk@pacificyearlymeeting.org

Minutes

The minutes will be available on the PacYM Minutes page once they are finalized.

Register to Attend RepCom 2023

Register here to attend the sessions of Representative Committee (RepCom) 2023
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