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<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt'>Letter to Friends</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Newsletter of the </span></font>Santa
  Fe Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends</p>

<h2><b><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Third
Month 2007</span></font></b></h2>

<p class=MsoBodyText align=left style='text-align:left'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>How beautiful upon the
mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth
peace; that bringeth good tidings! (Isaiah 52:6-7)</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<h1><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Calendar
of E</span></font></b>vents</h1>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>All e</span></font>vents take place at the
Meetinghouse, 630 Canyon Road, unless otherwise noted.� Meeting for Worship is
held every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.� Child care and First-Day School
are provided during the 11:00 a.m. Meeting.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
 12.0pt'>3/4/07</span></font>������������� 10:00 a.m.������� Singing, First Day
  School room</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>12:30 p.m.</span></font>
������ Potluck following 11:00 a.m. Meeting</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
 12.0pt'>3/11/07</span></font>����������� 9:15 a.m.� ������� Ministry and Oversight
Committee, guest apartment.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:1.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Friends bringing
concerns, please come at </span></font>10:00.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>10:00 a.m.</span></font>
������ Singing, First Day School room</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>10:00 a.m.</span></font>
������ Caring for Earth Committee, Library</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Thursday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
 12.0pt'>3/15/07</span></font>����������� 7:15 p.m. �������� Spiritual
Formation Group</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
 12.0pt'>3/18/07</span></font>����������� 10:00 a.m. ������ Singing, First Day
  School room</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>10:00 a.m.</span></font>
������ Peace and Social Concerns Committee</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>12:30 p.m.</span></font>
������ Potluck (soup provided)Young Adult Friends (18-30ish)</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Sunday</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
 12.0pt'>4/1/07</span></font>������������� 10: a.m. ���������� Singing, First Day
  School room</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>12:30 p.m.</span></font>
������ Potluck following 11:00 a.m. Meeting</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:.5in'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyText2><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt'>MINUTES OF MEETING FOR WORSHIP WITH ATTENTION TO
BUSINESS</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoBodyText2><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font
 size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>February 18, 2007</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>Present:� Philip Balcombe, Mary Ray Cate, Bob Gaines,
Pam Geyer, Da</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>id Giltrow, Jane Goldthwait, Rebecca
Henderson, John Kretzmann, Peg Martin, Alison Martinez, Audrey Miller, Da</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>id Vaux, Jennifer Wellington, Be</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>erly Busching�clerk, Peggy Giltrow�recording clerk.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>Meeting began with a short reading from the works of
John Woolman, taken from page 98 of the IMYM draft �Faith and Practice�, where
he quoted the words of a Nati</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e American
with whom he was meeting:� �I lo</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>e to feel where the words come from.�� A short period of silence
followed.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Ministry
and </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:
 bold'>O</span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
  font-weight:bold'>v</span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>ersight</span></font></b><b><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'> Committee</span></font></b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>� The committee reported on their meeting
of </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>2/11/07</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>.� M&amp;O shared their li</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>es and the li</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>es of others since the last meeting, and discussed Worship Groups under
the care of the Meeting.� Peg Martin, Ford Robbins, Wyn Lewis and Roland Pool
will make a </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>isit to the Taos Worship Group in the
near future.� </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>The Query for Third Month, 2007 will be:� Do we fully
embrace life and our experiences, knowing that all things are impermanent?�</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt'> </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>M&amp;O discussed Philip Balcombe�s concern about the
ability to speak for Meeting at his upcoming trial for ci</span></font>vil
disobedience and agreed that he could state that his action was endorsed and
supported by Meeting because Meeting has endorsed the Declaration of Peace, and
that he could also speak about Quaker history.� Otherwise, he would be speaking
for himself.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>M&amp;O was asked to pro</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ide guidance to the Committee on Conscientious Objection regarding its
role and function.� Members of M&amp;O, along with other Meeting members if
appropriate, will meet with the Committee to re</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>iew its history and discuss its focus.� M&amp;O felt it was important
that the Committee make its acti</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ities known to the wider community.� If requested, M&amp;O will assist
Meeting committees as tenderly and thoughtfully as they can.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>M&amp;O briefly discussed the garage door incident and
thanks Peg Martin for her efforts in meeting with the Rodriguez family, and her
securing a restraining order from the District Court.� M&amp;O would also like
to thank the Building Committee, and others, who came to Peg�s immediate
assistance and are following up with the repairs and with the insurance
company.� Business Meeting appro</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ed the reimbursement to Peg of the costs for obtaining the restraining
order.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>M&amp;O will re-publish the Eleanor Von Erfa pamphlet
regarding worship within the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Treasurer�s
Report</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> The report
shows a balance of $8,349 in the General Fund and of $7,387.50 in the
Maintenance Fund at the end of January, 2007.� Donations were $991 and funds
for use of the Meeting House $126.� $646 was spent on operating expenses and
$600 on good works commitments, decreasing the amount in the General Fund by
$249 during the month.� Donations for use of the guest apartment totaled $650.
Maintenance and repair costs were $1,181.� With phone and cleaning costs the
Maintenance Fund decreased by $637 during the month.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� Business Meeting asked for clarification on what
happens to donations.� Unless gifts are specially earmarked they go into the
General Fund.� Occasional gifts are earmarked for the Maintenance Fund or other
uses.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� The a</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ailability
and use of scholarship money was discussed.� The 2007 budget includes $1000 for
scholarships.� Meeting agreed that requests for scholarship funds for members
and attenders to go to IMYM in June would be considered by the Treasurer, Clerk
of </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Finance</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> Committee and Clerk of Meeting.� Please
see boxed announcement in this newsletter about a</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ailability of scholarship funds and deadline for requests (April 1).�
Meeting stressed the importance of assuring that Worship Groups know of the a</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ailability of scholarships. Meeting agreed that
requests for scholarships to attend Quaker e</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ents which occur separately from IMYM will be addressed as needed.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Finance</span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'> Committee Report</span></font></b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>� The </span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>Finance</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'> Committee reported on their meeting of </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>2/6/07</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>, at which it considered the charges from Business
Meetings of </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>1/21/07</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> and </span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>12/17/06</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>.� Discussions included how to better manage the
Maintenance Fund and how to sustain it.� With the cooperation of Building,
Residence and Garden Committees they would like to mo</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>e toward a realistic annual Maintenance Fund budget,
realizing that one necessary line item will be for emergencies.� Needs
identified and appro</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed by the January Business Meeting total
about $11,000.� Based on pre</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ious years
anticipated re</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>enues to the Maintenance Fund will total
about $6,000.� The shortfall will draw down the fund considerably.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� Last year 14% of the income for the General Fund was
recei</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed in the first quarter, 17% in the 2nd�
quarter, 18% in the 3rd quarter and 50% in the final quarter.� Assessments to
IMYM of $4,455 and possible scholarship requests for $1,000 occur in the first
two quarters, as well as regular monthly operating expense commitments.� This
makes it difficult to fund good works commitments in a timely manner.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� Meeting appro</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ed </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Finance</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> Committee�s request for a letter to be
sent to Friends and friends in the next two months gi</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ing a financial state of the meeting summary at the
beginning of the year.� The letter will be sent o</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>er the signatures of the Clerk of the Meeting and the Clerk of the </span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Finance</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'> Committee.� Discussion included many helpful
suggestions on form and content.� Friends are asked to submit ideas to the </span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Finance</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'> Committee on how best to inform our community of the
financial commitments we ha</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e made as a
Meeting.� People need to know how much money Meeting needs, when, and why.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��� ����������� Meeting appro</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ed </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Finance</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> Committee�s request that the
responsibility for looking into changing the requested donation for use of the
Guest Apartment after it is refurbished be gi</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>en to the Building and Residence Committees.� They will report back to
the Meeting with their recommendation.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� After long and thoughtful discussion, Meeting appro</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed the creation of a Special Ad</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>isory Committee on Stewardship and Long-term Funding.�
M&amp;O was asked to make recommendations to Meeting for the charge to and
formation of the committee within larger consideration of the ongoing process
of future planning in the meeting.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>Request by Philip Balcombe for Meeting funds to bring
special witnesses to the trial of the <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Ele</span></b></span></font><b><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>v</span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>ator 9</span></font></b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>.� Discussion focused on the difference
between personal witness and informing the public, as well as the purpose of
the Sufferings Fund.� Meeting appro</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ed a sum of $200 from As Needs Arise to bring nationally known speakers
for the trial of the Ele</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ator 9, so that they can speak at public
meetings to raise awareness as well as testify at the trail.� The purpose is to
support Meeting�s August endorsement of the Declaration of Peace, rather than
to take the place of Philip�s indi</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>idual testimony.� Indi</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>iduals are also encouraged to pledge donations of money and air miles
for this purpose.� Please contact Philip Balcombe at 466-2982 or pgbalcombe at cybermesa.com.�
All donations are contingent upon trial de</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>elopments.� Ford will look up M&amp;O�s August discussion of
appropriate uses of the Sufferings Fund.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Communications
Committee</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> asked
Meeting to consider policy guidelines in requests to forward items to the 136
persons subscribed to Meeting�s e-mail list.� Meeting appro</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed the following guidelines: &quot;In general, posts
to the list should be limited to messages which must be disseminated before the
next issue of the newsletter, such as Meeting or committee announcements or
requests by members or attenders for assistance or to offer goods or ser</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ices to others in the Meeting. Announcements of e</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ents of other organizations may be posted if they are
directly related to issues or concerns with which the Meeting is currently
engaged.� Items which are not urgent may be posted, but will be collected into
a weekly digest of announcements.� Meeting members and attenders wishing to get
messages that address their broader concerns might consider subscribing
directly to the email lists of organizations such as AFSC, FCNL, or Amnesty
International. �The Communications and Peace and Social Concerns Committees
will periodically pro</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ide a list of organizations which may be
of interest to the Meeting.&quot;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� The newsletter sur</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ey recei</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed 46 responses.� Results will be posted
on the kiosk. A more detailed report will be gi</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>en at a future business meeting.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� The updated Directory will be distributed after March
1.� Thanks to friends for responses to both newsletter and Directory
information requests.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Residence
Committee</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> pro</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ided Meeting with a re</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ised Resident Job Description.� Friends are asked to look at the copy a</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ailable on the Kiosk or to ask Audrey Miller, Clerk of
the Residence Committee, for a copy (424-1208 or audrey88 at clo</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ermail.net.)� Our Resident takes care of an
agreed-upon list of tasks for Meeting.� We are extremely lucky that she does so
with lo</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e and concern for Meeting and members,
well abo</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e the letter of the agreement.� If you ha</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>e concerns about any items in the job description
please contact the Residence Committee.� </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>The Guest Apartment occupancy rate for January was at
50%.� Peg is currently spending about 15 hours per week on Meeting business.�
She will gi</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e a presentation at the March potluck
(1st Sunday, March 5) entitled �E</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>erything You Wanted to Know about Peg Martin but Were Afraid to Ask�.��
Peg is a</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ailable Thursday afternoons for spiritual
companionship.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Building
Committee</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> held no
formal meeting last month, but did respond to the crisis of the destruction of
the garage doors.� Repairs ha</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e been
discussed with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation and the insurance adjuster.�
The rough estimate for repairs is $2,500.� Meeting has a $1,000 deductible.�
Temporary plywood doors will be installed at the far end of the garage while
the original doors are repaired.� That should happen this week.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� Concerns were </span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>oiced for the safety of the Resident and of other Meeting members who
might be on the property alone.� Meeting feels that safety of persons is a
priority matter.� Please con</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ey safety
concerns directly to Bettina Raphael, Clerk of the Building Committee (988-2487
or bettinaraphael at msn.com) or Audrey Miller, Clerk of the Residence
Committee (see abo</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e).� </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Earth
Care Committee</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>
held its first meeting February 11.� The goals of the committee are education
about the en</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ironment, political and personal action
to protect the earth, and acti</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ities to increase our appreciation of the natural world as a Meeting
community, including our children.� The committee came up with a list of 11
projects which people </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>olunteered to coordinate.� One
possibility is a re</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>i</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>al of an old tradition, a Meeting camping trip in July or August.� Are
people interested?� The committee report is a</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ailable on the Kiosk.� Please contact Mary Ray Cate if you ha</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>e questions or want to be in</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>ol</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed
(989-1630 or sunlitart at hotmail.com.)� The next meeting of the Earth Care
Committee will be on the 2nd first Day of March.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=2
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-weight:bold'>IMYM
Continuing Committee</span></font></b><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>�
Bob Gaines reported on his first meeting as Santa Fe Monthly Meeting�s
representati</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>e to IMYM Continuing Committee in </span></font><font
  size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Colorado</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'> last month.� He was impressed by the dedication of
the people and the amount of work in</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ol</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ed.� The three queries sent to Meetings
last fall were addressed by indi</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>idual groups who looked at the responses of indi</span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>idual Meetings.� Unity seems near for IMYM to join
FGC. �Further con</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ersation will be held at IMYM in June
about Quaker Earth Care Witness and Border Concerns.� </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>��������������� New Mexico Regional Meeting, to be held in Albuquerque
April 14 and 15, will focus on the topic of Migrant and Border Concerns.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>Meeting closed with silence.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>Respectfully submitted, Peggy Giltrow, Recording Clerk</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=4
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Creating
a Culture of Peace is Feeling Groo</span></font></b><b><font size=4><span
 style='font-size:14.0pt;font-weight:bold'>v</span></font></b><b><font size=4><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;font-weight:bold'>y</span></font></b>, by Sarah Cutler</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Two quotes ha</span></font>ve been floating through my
head this week.� One is the old and familiar gem from Gandhi: �Be the change
you wish to see in the world.�� The other is a child�s memory of a Simon and Garfunkel�s
  <i><span style='font-style:italic'>59th Street</span></i><i><span
style='font-style:italic'> Bridge Song</span></i>: �Slow down, you move too
fast, got to make the moment last�� (For historical accuracy, it turns out that
the lyrics are really �morning� not �moment�.)� Strangely, both inform and give
context to the adventure of living my understanding of Peace and Simplicity.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Daily, I see the inherent business of our world e</span></font>ven
as I choose a life dependent on the slower and more body-focused methods of
bike and foot travel.� I feel my own peace shatter as I move too fast.� Coming
to Friends� Meeting grants me the support and encouragement of community as I
seek to remember this law of motion. The Second Month Query��How does your
faith inform your life?� How does your life inform your faith?��the growing
network of �Adult Young Friends,� the Earthcare group working to help arrange carpooling,
and so many other small seeds stirring at SFMM certainly sustain me as I pedal
uphill or sink gratefully into Silence.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Sometimes someone tries to hand me a halo (which is
dreadfully uncomfortable under hat and helmet); it is not that my choice is
enlightened or bra</span></font>ve or even that it would work for another�it is
what brings me closest to being the change I wish to see in the world.� My choice
has expanded my community as I seek to share rides to places too far or too
dark to travel by bike, simplified my life by anchoring me to a smaller radius
inside city limits, and given me intimate knowledge of back roads and bus
routes.� Moreover, it stacks functions and guarantees that I don�t have to
budget for exercise; it is my health insurance and endorphin rush rolled into
daily life.� In brief, that is why I write: to be a voice to encourage Friends
to find that which creates Peace in their lives.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Peace begins first of all in the Stillness that
connects us to the Light.� From there come our actions.� To this end, I am in</span></font>volved
in coordinating a Santa Fe retreat (April 27-29) called �<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Creating a Culture of Peace (CCP): Non</span></i><i><span
 style='font-style:italic'>v</span></i><i><span style='font-style:italic'>iolence
Training for Personal and Social Change</span></i>.�� What first drew me to
this group was the curriculum which seeks not only to understand the root
causes of violence and the history of nonviolence, but emphasizes the personal
and spiritual tools necessary for recreating the world into one of Peace.� In
many ways similar in scope to the widely supported <i><span style='font-style:
italic'>Alternati</span></i><i><span style='font-style:italic'>v</span></i><i><span
style='font-style:italic'>es to Violence Project</span></i>, the three-day CCP
retreat is a deeper chance for personal and world renewal, spiritual growth,
and dreaming into being the peace for which we pray.� As spiritual activists,
we often forget to renew and expand our tools and to take the time and space to
connect, find community, and slow down.� This slowing is vital to our ability
to be the change we wish to see in the world.� If such a retreat and nonviolence
training calls to you (or if you want to know that best ways to avoid the St.
Francis/Cerillos intersection) please be in touch.�� After all, when it comes
right down to it, I�m �Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.� <font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>(Sarah can be reached at 505.216.5219 or </span></font><font
 size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt'>ia e-mail: laughingtreespace at msn.com)</span></font></p>

<h3><b><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;
font-weight:bold'>News from Hadassah Haskale in </span></font></b><b><span
  style='font-weight:bold'>Israel</span></b></h3>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>We
are </span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ery happy to hear from Hadassah Haskale,
who attended Santa Fe Meeting when she li</span></font><font size=2><span
 style='font-size:10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
10.0pt'>ed here but is now li</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:
 10.0pt'>v</span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>ing in </span></font><font
  size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Israel</span></font><font size=2><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>.� She writes, </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Dear Friends yearning for peace in the Middle East,
I'm sending out this message in the hope that you will contribute to this
initiati</span></font>ve in whatever ways you can�with group endorsements, as volunteers,
participants in the march and special events et al.� Wishing you all peace and joy
in 2007, SalamShalom,</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Hadassah Haskale dashaskale at yahoo.com</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font
 size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>June 5, 2007</span></font>,
will mark 40 years since the June 1967 war.� On June 5 the &quot;march for
Israeli-Palestinian peace&quot; will take place in cities and towns throughout
the world in solidarity with the people of Israel and Palestine who will march,
demonstrate and organize for Israeli-Palestinian peace throughout Israel and Palestine.
Several main events will be held in key cities such as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah,
  Nablus, Gaza, Washington, New York, Chicago, Athens, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt,
  London, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Moscow, Rome, Amman, Cairo, Tokyo, and
others. (Do I hear Santa Fe?)</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The call for Israeli-Palestinian peace based on the
&quot;two-states for two peoples&quot; formula and for ending the conflict will
be the uniting force that will bring out millions of people across the globe.��
This is a ci</span></font>vil society initiative to be launched and supported
by civil society organizations including NGOs, political parties, labor unions,
universities, churches and other religious groups and organizations, etc.� The
private sector is being called to join the initiative and to provide financial
support.� All of the events and marches should be covered widely in the
media.�� Efforts will be made to enlist the active support and involvement of
public personalities from politics, the arts, music, and the movie and
entertainment industries.� The June 5 initiative will include marches,
demonstrations, peace concerts, seminars, study-days, petitions, and more�all
supporting Israeli-Palestinian and ending the conflict.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>We are beginning to organize all o</span></font>ver
the world. We hope that there will be an organizing committee in each city.�
Each organizing committee will design and implement the activities that are appropriate
for that place.� We will try to keep the political messages unified, positive
and constructive.� There will be a central web page for publicizing the activities
and actions in each community.� The entire operation will be organized by volunteers.
�We need to know what you are willing to do�we are open to all of your
suggestions, ideas and initiatives. As we receive feedback and emails, we will
sign them up by city and then provide the names and contact information to the
organizing committee in each city.� If you manage to sign up more volunteers,
it is important to transmit that information to us so that we can update the
central database.� We will keep the database on the web site.� We need to get
the names, location, contact information and what the volunteers are willing to
do.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>It is important to begin to get public figures
enlisted in each city�artists, musicians, politicians, etc. so that we can draw
more international and local attention to what we are trying to do.� Let us
know where you li</span></font>ve and what you can do to move this initiative
forward. List name, location, position, telephone, fax, email, what you can do
to help. Keep us posted and we will keep you posted.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>��������������� Best wishes, in peace, Gershon Baskin and Hanna Sinoira</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
11.0pt'>Gershon at ipcri.org, hanna at ipcri.org Phone: +972-2-676-9460���
Fax:� +972-2-676-8011</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=4
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Spiritual
Autobiography of Jeanette Young,</span></font></b><font size=4><span
style='font-size:14.0pt'> Part 2</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� (Jeanette Young is our most senior member of Meeting.� In
an earlier newsletter she told of her childhood and her mo</span></font>ve to New
  Mexico after World War II.)</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� While I was teaching in Ojo Caliente, (husband) Da</span></font>vid
was home reading Friends literature.� When we moved to Santa Fe, we joined the
Meeting here.� This meeting had as members or attenders Olive Rush, Jan Bauman,
the Turkle family, Sylvia Loomis, Edith Crosby, Marie ?? Elise Howand, Eleanor
Brownell, her sister, Grace Davids, Evelyn and Harry Wills, the Abeyta family,
Ina (Mrs. Gerald) Cassidy, Clare Dienan, and Anna Reed.� These are the
�regulars� I remember.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� I was teaching.� I�m not a do-gooder, and there are records
elsewhere about Meeting obligations and projects.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� The authenticity and authority of the Bible I learned at an
early age.� �Jesus lo</span></font>ves me, this I know for the Bible tells me
so,� we sang.� �For the Bible tells me so� implies that the Bible is to be
believed.� It <i><span style='font-style:italic'>knows</span></i>, therefore I
know, that �Jesus loves me.�</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� �At the Cross, at the Cross, where I first saw the Light
and the burden of my sins was washed away� was also </span></font>very impressive
and comforting. I was �born in sin� as I heard from somewhere, then �at the
Cross� all that was changed, and I was not a sinful creature any more.� I had a
clean slate to start on.� �Go and sin no more.�� (Keep that slate clean!)</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� To me sin was not so much a catastrophe as a knowledge of right
and wrong and an obligation to obser</span></font>ve the right and practice
that which was <i><span style='font-style:italic'>right.</span></i>� Somewhat
simplistic, I found out later in life, since right and wrong are not so clearly
defined as they once seemed to be.</p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Tolerance and such </span></font>virtues came later.�
I did not need tolerance to enjoy the elderly Negro couple we passed and with
whom we exchanged greetings as they sat on their small front porch, while we
were walking to church a few blocks farther on.� I did not need tolerance to move
over and sit by a Negro high school student.� I needed only the observation
that I had an assembly songbook and she did not have one.� She needed to see
the book in order to join in the singing.� The whole one hundred pupils of the
small high school gasped when I moved over beside her to share my songbook.� I
thereby learned about INtolerance and what came to be known as discrimination.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>In my old age I am obser</span></font>vant but not
intolerant of skin color and so forth, but I have a very hard time being
tolerant�in fact I am not�of the gnawing Rats of Commerce on TV and radio.� I
bemoan the misuse of all our wonderful discoveries and inventions, the invasions
of privacy, the insidious teaching to children of all the wrong values.� And
yes, I am very appreciative of the good families (like mine, therefore good?)
the good teaching of our children in Meeting.� I think they would like and
should have more acquaintance with �Jesus loves me, this I know for the Bible
tells me so.�</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The Lord gi</span></font>ve me grace enough to be
grateful for all that is good.� Give me wisdom, and others give wisdom, that
our country may serve as a nation of loving people, believing in Thee,
worshiping in whatever form be chosen, but always aware of obligations, knowing
right from wrong, loving, caring, taking care of our children, that they may have
the traits of civilized, caring, loving individuals.� Cure us of our
bestiality, our wants and our lavish dreams of more and more convenience, of
this world�s material goods.� Turn our hearts to goodness, love for our
neighbor and our family.� Help us to be human again, in the best sense of
humanity, soul good, not rich just in things.� Help us to know goodness,
Godliness again.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Jeanette
Young</span></font></b>, will be at home (right up Canyon road at 1139 Camino DeLora)
and <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>welcoming </span></b><b><span
 style='font-weight:bold'>v</span></b><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>isitors</span></b>
for tea and crumpets any day between 2:00 and 5:00.� There�s no need to call
ahead; short, sweet visits are fine.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoTitle><b><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:16.0pt'>Announcements</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Ste</span></font>ve Spencer, who worked with Albert
Schweitzer in Africa, offers these words from the great humanitarian:
&quot;Judging by what I have learnt about men and women, I am convinced that
there is far more in them of idealist will-power than ever comes to the surface
of the world.� Just as the water of the streams we see is small in amount
compared to that which flows underground, so the idealism which becomes visible
is small in amount compared with what men and women bear locked in their
hearts, unreleased or scarcely released.� To unbind what is bound, to bring the
underground waters to the surface: mankind is waiting and longing for such as
can do that.&quot; <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Out of My Life and
Thought,</span></i> page 114.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Resident Friend, Peg Martin will be a</span></font>vailable
at the Meetinghouse for <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>spiritual
companioning</span></b> on Thursday afternoons beginning in March.� Anyone
desiring to have a listening/reflective presence on the journey may call� 983-7241
to reserve a time.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Pledges are requested to bring nationally known
speakers to <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Trial of</span></b> <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Ele</span></b></span></font><b><span style='font-weight:
 bold'>v</span></b><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>ator 9.</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Philip Balcombe, a member of Santa Fe Friends Meeting, is one of the
indi</span></font>viduals on trial for actions arising from attempting to take
the Declaration of Peace to Senator Domenici�s office last September. Meeting
has approved the sum of $200 from As Needs Arise to help bring nationally known
peace speakers such as Kathy Kelly as witnesses in the trial of the Elevator 9.
They would also speak at public meetings to raise awareness about the
Declaration of Peace.� Individuals are encouraged to pledge money or air miles
to help with this project.� The actual use of the money and miles depends on
whether it will be possible for outside witnesses to testify at the trial.� To
pledge, please contact Philip Balcombe at 466-2982 or pgbalcombe at cybermesa.com.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><b><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Scholarships
for IMYM Annual Gathering</span></font></b>�applications are due April 1.�
Financial need should not prevent anyone from attending the Annual Gathering.�
Send the Treasurer a brief letter stating the amount needed no later than April
1.� The 2007 IMYM Annual Gathering will be June 10-17 at Ghost Ranch.� Yearly
Meeting sessions begin on the evening of June 13.� Registration materials will
be available in the Meetinghouse library after March 1, or contact Bob Gaines at�
505-466-1746.� The registration deadline is April 16.� More information,
including costs, is at http://imym.org/registrars2007/ earlyannounce2007/.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Marty Carroll is getting together a <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>dream group</span></b> to meet weekly or e</span></font>very
two weeks. The only criteria are that you have dreams that you remember, at
least every week or two, that the work people do would be confidential, and
that you would be willing to come on a fairly regular basis.� Regarding dream
recall, I will say that being in a dream group definitely stimulates dream
recall!�� The format would mainly be taking turns working on our own dreams, in
a supportive group atmosphere.� There would be no charge for this group.� It
would begin soon and last until sometime in May.� If interested, contact Marty,
424-1220.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Marty Carroll and Mary Ray Cate also announce, �Again
this summer we are offering a <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>dreams and
creati</span></b></span></font><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>v</span></b><b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>ity seminar at Ghost Ranch</span></b>.� It is
scheduled for July 9 to 15.� If you want a laid-back week with lots of support
and laughter and creativity while delving into the fascinating world of the
inner life, please join us!� We meet in the mornings and the evenings.�
Afternoons are free for swimming, hiking, reading, or whatever takes your
fancy.�� For more information please contact Marty, 424-1220 or Mary Ray,
989-1630.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Nichoe Lichen shares information about upcoming <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>IMYM/AFSC Joint Ser</span></b></span></font><b><span
 style='font-weight:bold'>v</span></b><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>ice</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Projects</span></font></b>.� The last
full week of March, 2007, features an open project with Moorestown Friends School
at Mesa Abajo/Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sonora/Chihuahua</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
  12.0pt'>Mexico</span></font>--painting, gathering, in a beach community in Mexico
where </p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Spanish is useful but not necessary.� Further plans include:</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>April 7-13 Desemboque de los Seris (</span></font>Mexico)</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Summer Border project in </span></font>Arizona with details TBA</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>End of October/Day of the Dead Har</span></font>vest/Day of the Dead at
Thanksgiving at Desemboque TBA</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>1st weekend Dec - celebration of Nati</span></font>ve crafts and foods/Heard
 Museum basket market</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Scholarships are a</span></font>vailable from JSP and often
from home meetings.� All trips begin out of Tucson, AZ. Participants travel in
the JSP van with others. Typical cost from Tucson is about $350.00.�
Interested?� Sign up!� Because Mike Gray is on sabbatical this year, please
contact Barb Luetke, barbls at msn.com, who will direct you to those who can give
details.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Jennifer Wellington passes on information that Annette Kowal
of Mountain View Meeting has gathered about <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Young
Friends� high-energy plans for Yearly Meeting 2007</span></b>.� Jane Kroesen,
current con</span></font>vener, has �all in excellent order� for this year,
whether we get 18 kids, as in one recent year, or 40, as in another.� One
additional adult is needed to be with Jane at specific times during IMYM 2007
and to be in charge for 2008.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Peg Martin is organizing a <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>�Quakers in the Arts�</span></b> concert with Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan
on Sunday, June 10 in the Meetinghouse garden.� Sa</span></font>ve the date!�
Peg promises us a folksinging, hymnswinging good time.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Our <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Meeting for
Worship for Healing</span></b>, which used to con</span></font>vene once a
month, has not been held recently, but if anyone would like to revive it,
please call Ann McLaughlin, 995-9655, 955-6617.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Your <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>contributions</span></b>
for the following ongoing ser</span></font>vice projects are always
appreciated.� Please bring to Meeting: 1. Used postage stamps, 2 Lightly used
children�s books, 3. Non-perishable teen-friendly foodstuffs for youth shelter,
4. Big brown paper grocery sacks for Food Depot.� Thank you!</p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>The Fellowship Committee is seeking </span></font><b><span
 style='font-weight:bold'>v</span></b><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>olunteers
to close up on Sundays</span></b> after Meeting. The main responsibilities are
tidying up (i.e., washing cups and emptying wastebaskets) and closing up the
Meetinghouse.� Most Sundays it probably takes 15 to 20 minutes, less if two
people work together.� Potluck Sundays typically take a bit longer, but usually
there are more volunteers to help.</p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>E</span></font>veryone is invited to volunteer, but we
would especially like to hear from those who are willing to serve either once a
month or every other month. If you are ready to volunteer, or if you need more
details before committing, contact Bob Gaines at gaines at comcast.net or
466-1746.� If you can only help intermittently, you can just sign up for an
open date on the roster in the kitchen.� We'll give you a reminder call before
your Sunday.</p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><b><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Final Affairs Packets</span></font></b>:
Ministry &amp; Oversight Committee offers a packet of standard information
forms on the matter of Final Affairs.� The packets may be found in the library
of the Meetinghouse.� These forms with your information may help the Society of
Friends, loved ones, and/or others carry out your wishes upon your death.�
Santa Fe Monthly Meeting is offering these forms as a voluntary service to
anyone who finds them helpful, without the intention to intrude upon any family
responsibilities.</p>

<p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Bulbs are pushing up into the early-spring sunlight of
the Meetinghouse garden, and so are weeds.� <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Volunteer
gardeners</span></b> are welcome; you don�t ha</span></font>ve to wait for an
organized work day!</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>�The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord� Let
all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.� (Psalm 33:5-8)� Jennifer
Wellington reminds us that </span></font><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>America</span></b><b><span
style='font-weight:bold'> uses about 15 times more energy</span></b> per person
than does the typical developing country.� Replacing one incandescent light
bulb with an energy-saving compact fluorescent bulb means 1,000 pounds less
carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere and $67 is saved on energy costs over
the bulb's lifetime, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alliance
to Save Energy.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-indent:.5in'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt'>Jennifer Wellington also passes on information that
Annette Kowal of Mountain View Meeting has gathered about <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Young Friends� high-energy plans for Yearly Meeting
2007</span></b>.� Jane Kroesen, current con</span></font>vener, has �all in
excellent order� for this year, whether we get 18 kids, as in one recent year,
or 40, as in another.� One additional adult is needed to be with Jane at specific
times during IMYM 2007 and to be in charge for 2008.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Nichoe Lichen shares information about upcoming <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>IMYM/AFSC Joint Ser</span></b></span></font><b><span
 style='font-weight:bold'>v</span></b><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>ice</span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Projects</span></font></b>.� The last
full week of March, 2007, features an open project with Moorestown Friends School
at Mesa Abajo/Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sonora/Chihuahua</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
  12.0pt'>Mexico</span></font>--painting, gathering, in a beach community in Mexico
where </p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Spanish is useful but not necessary.� Further plans include:</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>April 7-13 Desemboque de los Seris (</span></font>Mexico)</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Summer Border project in </span></font>Arizona with details TBA</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>End of October/Day of the Dead Har</span></font>vest/Day of the Dead at
Thanksgiving at Desemboque TBA</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>1st weekend Dec - celebration of Nati</span></font>ve crafts and foods/Heard
 Museum basket market</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Scholarships are a</span></font>vailable from JSP and often
from home meetings.� All trips begin out of Tucson, AZ. Participants travel in
the JSP van with others. Typical cost from Tucson is about $350.00.�
Interested?� Sign up!� Because Mike Gray is on sabbatical this year, please
contact Barb Luetke, barbls at msn.com, who will direct you to those who can give
details.</p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>����������� Peg Martin is organizing a <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>�Quakers in the Arts�</span></b> concert with Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan
on Sunday, June 10 in the Meetinghouse garden.� Sa</span></font>ve the date!�
Peg promises us a folksinging, hymnswinging good time.</p>

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