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<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 23pt"><STRONG>Letter to Friends</STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">Newsletter of the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends</P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 14pt"><STRONG>First Month 2008</STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">"The Eternal is complete in itself.</P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">The Finite is complete in itself.</P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">One completeness comes out of another completeness.</P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">When one completeness is taken from another completeness</P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">Completeness itself remains."</P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER">The Shanti verse that begins and ends the <EM>Isawaysa Upanishad</EM>, translated by
Donald Groom. Alternative translations are included within this newsletter.</P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 14pt"></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt">	</SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 17pt"><STRONG>Calendar of Events</STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 8pt"><STRONG>	</STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P>All events 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. 
Childcare and First Day School are provided during the 11:00 a.m. Meeting. The
South Santa Fe Worship Group holds Meeting for Worship every Sunday at
10:30 a.m. at the former International Institute for Oriental Medicine, 4884 La
Junta del Alamo, Agua Fria.</P>

<P>Sunday	1/6/08		10:00 a.m.	Singing, First Day School room </P>

<P>				12:30 p.m.	Potluck 	</P>

<P>Sunday	1/13/08	9:15 a.m.	Ministry and Oversight Committee</P>

<P>				10:00 a.m.	Singing, First Day School room </P>

<P>Sunday	1/20/08	10:00 a.m.	Singing, First Day School room </P>

<P>				12.30 p.m.	Meeting for Worship for Business</P>

<P>Sunday	1/27/08	10:00 a.m.	Singing, First Day School room </P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 10pt">Please tell the editors about any items that should be in the calendar: Alison Martinez, 438-0729
alison1@cybermesa.com. Thank you.*    *    *</SPAN></P>

<P>Beverley Weiler and Stephanie Gonzales have asked the Clerk of Meeting to let
Friends know that <STRONG>Jeanette Young</STRONG> slipped away peacefully on Dec 21, about
3:15 p.m. &nbsp;Your thoughts and prayers are requested for Jeanette, her family and
friends.<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 14pt"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 14pt">*    *    *<EM></EM></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG>People for Peace Anniversary Meeting</STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG>to be held on January 2<SUP>nd</SUP></STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P>[This notice has been submitted to the newsletter by<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG> </STRONG></SPAN>Elliott Skinner and Linda
Hibbs of People for Peace.]</P>

<P>On Wednesday, January 2<SUP>nd</SUP>, at 7 p.m., People for Peace celebrates the beginning
of its 18<SUP>th</SUP> year.  We invite everyone from Santa Fe Friends' Monthly Meeting to
join us. At 9 p.m. there will be splendid cake and time to visit. The event will be
at the Commons on the Alameda.People for Peace's experiment in Quaker
practice began January 1, 1991, in the Quaker Meetinghouse. We seek to
integrate peace action, with reflection and study. Our sole agenda is to speak
from silence. Our shared information, insights and occasional wisdom create a
rare event in politics--a foundation for political action that is evidenced in an
archive that we assemble each year.  Our meetings are at the Commons on the
first Wednesday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.There will be a seminar on
Vandana Shiva's Earth Democracy on January 23, 2008.  Please call Linda or
Elliott at 983 3906 to enroll in the seminar, or with any questions that you may
have about this community-at-large in our city that has been so been ably
supported and inspired by the discipline of Quaker practice.Directions:</P>

<P>The Commons on the Alameda is located at 2300 Alameda Street. The distance
from St. Francis Drive is 2.1 miles. One turns left off Alameda onto Camino
Carlos Rael. The parking lot is immediately on the right. At the lower end of the
parking lot, cross the wooden bridge to the breezeway. Take a door on the left
under the breezeway. </P>

<P>Note:  After the light at Camino Alire, there are two stop signs, before the turn
left to the Commons, which does not have a stop sign.  It is a cross street,
however, with Camino Vista Encantada on the right and Camino Carlos Rael, on
the left. </P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG>Birth of a Faith-based Immigrant Allies Group</STRONG></SPAN><STRONG></STRONG></P>

<P>Following the initial series of four educational sessions about the concerns and
issues of immigrants in Santa Fe, a Faith Community Immigrant Allies Group
has begun. Meeting more than quarterly, the gatherings have a Quakerly format
with four to ten different faith communities represented. Participants have
divided into several working committees. One is working on expanding
awareness of immigration concerns to other faith communities. Another has
developed a seven-page list, "Sources of Information on Immigration and
Border Concerns". The packet identifies extensive internet resources included
under the topics History, Impact on US and Mexico, Policy, Law, Social
Mobilization, and Organizations. A third committee has developed a fact sheet
on how to become tutors and English as a Second Language instructors for
immigrants in Santa Fe.  On Wednesday January 9, the full Faith-Based
Immigrant Allies Group will meet with Somos Un Pueblo Unido for an update
about legislation that will impact immigrants in NM. We will organize lobbying
efforts on that date. The meetings are open to the public. </P>

<P> </P>

<P><STRONG>7:00 p.m. Wed, January 9 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, </STRONG>corner of
Manhattan and St. Francis Drive. Also, save this date<STRONG>: Sunday, January 6 at
4:00 p.m., </STRONG>showing of the film<STRONG> "De Nadie"</STRONG>, concerning the journey of migrants
from Central America across several borders.</P>

<P>Location yet to be determined.<STRONG>  </STRONG>Co-sponsored by Somos Un Pueblo Unido and
the ad hoc Committee of Migrant and Border Concerns of the Santa Fe Monthly
Meeting of Friends. <STRONG></P>
<BR WP="BR1"><BR WP="BR2">
<P></STRONG><STRONG>Spiritual Formation</STRONG></P>

<P>The IMYM-sponsored spiritual formation program is in its third month at SFMM.
With eight participants, our December readings are 'Meeting Jesus Again for the First
Time' and Chapter 3 of Patricia Loring's <EM>Listening Spirituality</EM>. For January we'll be
reading the chapter, 'A Plea for the Poor' in<STRONG> </STRONG><EM>The<STRONG> </STRONG>Journal of John Woolman,</EM> and
Chapter 4 of<SPAN STYLE="text-decoration: underline"> </SPAN><EM>Listening Spirituality</EM>. Meetings and worship groups in Silver City, Las
Cruces, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Flagstaff and Durango have initiated the program this
year. The comments below have been expressed by SFMM participants about out
spiritual formation program: "Many of us are finding it a deep and enriching
experience.&nbsp;Feel free to talk to any of our members about their experiences, which are
probably unique for each person. One thing I think most of us would say is that it is
another world from "Friendly Sixes,"&nbsp;which are designed to help Meeting members
enjoy each other socially.&nbsp;&nbsp;Spiritual Formation Groups, in contrast,  provide
an&nbsp;opportunity to support each person in his or her own spiritual path, and rely on
worship, worship sharing,  prayer,  and shared spiritual readings to help accomplish
this.""Knowing that others in my small nurturing and accountability group are
working on a daily spiritual practice helps me keep the intention of doing my own."<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"></SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 14pt"><STRONG>Guilty! -- Of Trying to See Our Senator </STRONG></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 17pt"><STRONG>  </STRONG></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 13pt">by Rev. John Dear</SPAN></P>

<P>As published in CommonDreams.org<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">On September 6th, 2007, six of us were found guilty in Federal court in Albuquerque, NM, by
a Federal judge for trying to visit the office of our Senator. We will be sentenced in a few
weeks. The message? It is a Federal crime to attempt to speak to an elected Republican about
the U.S. war on Iraq. Don't visit your Senator! Don't get involved! Don't speak out! Don't
take a stand for peace-or you too may end up in jail!</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">It all started one year ago, when nine of us entered the Federal Building in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, and tried to take the elevator to the third floor to the office of Senator Pete Domenici
to present him with a copy of the "Declaration of Peace", a national petition campaign aimed
at stopping the U.S. war on Iraq, bringing our troops home, and pursuing nonviolent
alternatives and reparations. Over 375 similar actions took place across the nation that week.The Senator's office manager came downstairs, said she would only allow three of us upstairs
and, after forty-five minutes of waiting and negotiations, we nine just decided to go upstairs,
figuring we had a right as a group of constituents to deliver our petition to the Senator's
office. As we stepped onto the elevator, a policeman put his foot in the door, and the next
thing we knew, the power was turned off. So there we stayed-for some six hours. </SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">By the end of that memorable day, with over twenty police officers, SWAT teams, and FBI
officials standing in the lobby, the Homeland Security director told us we had the choice to be
arrested, jailed and tried, or cited and tried. He gave us no warning, never told us to leave,
never read us our rights. We took the citations, and for the past year, have been in and out of
court, waiting to testify about our attempt to visit the Senator's office. [Six of the elevator
nine have now been convicted, most receiving a $300 fine and a suspended sentence, and have
been directed to register with a Federal marshal for a Federal misdemeanor. Ed.]</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">As far as the prosecutor was concerned, we went there to disrupt the Federal Building and
shut down the elevator. He seemed to think we liked being in an elevator. He, of course, had
been a marine for decades, and now commands a National Guard unit, and was just back two
days before the trial from directing military operations in Colorado Springs. He called the
police and the Senator's assistant to testify against us. They said we had plenty of warning,
said we threatened to do a sit-in, and said we disrupted the government's office work.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">Then it was our turn. One by one we took the stand-Philip [Balcombe of our Meeting],
Michella, Sansi, Ellie, Bud and I. We each testified that we had intended to bring a copy of the
"Declaration of Peace" statement to the Senator's office, in the hope that it could be faxed to
him, that he would sign it, and that he would work to stop this evil war.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">During my testimony, I was asked about the lists of names I brought with me that day. I had
printed out the name of every U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, and some 10,000 Iraqi civilians
killed, and said I thought they would remind us why we were there, that perhaps we might
leave them with the Senator's staff. The judge interrupted me and asked if I carried those
names around with me all the time. While unfortunately it's now all too common for many of
us to spend our time at demonstrations reading the names of the dead, I held back from
saying, "Yes, don't you? Don't you care about the U.S. soldiers who've been killed, and the
countless, innocent Iraqi civilians killed?" Instead, I said I always carried with me information
about the war and how to stop it.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">It was a grueling, exhausting eight-hour day. At the end, the judge returned with his verdict
but then launched into a speech explaining why he believed the police and the Senator's staff
person, and not us, particularly not me. He said the fact that I carried with me the names of
every U.S. soldier killed and some ten thousand Iraqi civilians killed proved I intended to be
there a long time, and shut down business in the Federal Building. He basically called us all
liars, and defended the government's evil war.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">I'm not so sure that on that day one year ago I did intend to shut the Federal Building down,
as noble a nonviolent act that might be in such times. Only a few months before, I brought a
group to meet with Governor Bill Richardson, and he received us warmly, and let me speak
for twenty minutes about why he should work to end the war on Iraq, disarm Los Alamos and
abolish our nuclear weapons, and end the death penalty in New Mexico. I didn't rule out the
possibility that in fact Domenici's staff might be willing to hear us. In the end, however, the
police themselves disrupted business as usual. They turned off the elevator. They shut down
the Federal Building. They prevented us from visiting our elected representative's office.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">So what do we learn from this experience? What is the message from Federal Court in New
Mexico? I suppose it's this: Those who dare visit their Republican Senator to speak against
this evil war are liable for a Federal crime. Don't presume you have any rights in this so-called democracy. Those days are over.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">Meanwhile, the real crime continues, and the real criminals get away with mass murder, with
the crucial, full backing of our courts. The war goes on, the killings go on, and the lives of our
sisters and brothers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and elsewhere are shattered. Our
government, in its race to [create] a global empire, has sunk to all new levels of corruption,
lying, repression, and old fashioned hubris. Our task is permanent nonviolent resistance
against the culture of war, nonviolence as a way of life, full-time non-cooperation with
violence, war, and empire.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">All things considered, then, it's a great blessing to be found guilty of speaking out against this
evil war. I hope more and more people will write their Senators and congress people,
especially Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, and demand that they end this war; that more
and more people will sign up at www.declarationofpeace.org and keep building the movement
against this war; that more and more people will march for peace, vigil for peace, organize for
peace, agitate for peace, speak out for peace, fast for peace, cross the line for peace, pray for
peace, and find themselves guilty of pursuing a new world without war.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">In such times as these, there may be no greater blessing.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt"><EM>Rev. John Dear is a Jesuit priest, pastor, retreat leader, and author of twenty-five books on
peace and nonviolence, including most recently, "<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/dp/038551008X?tag=commondreams-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=038551008X&adid=1E5GBBZH8DG4MX8191ME&">Transfiguration</A>" (Doubleday, with a
foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu). He is featured in a new DVD film, "The Narrow
Path," with music by Joan Baez and Jackson Browne (at <A HREF="http://www.sandamianofoundation.org/">www.sandamianofoundation.org</A>),
and writes a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter at <A HREF="http://www.ncrcafe.org/">www.ncrcafe.org</A>. He lives
in northern New Mexico. </EM></SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG>Book Review</STRONG><EM></EM></SPAN><EM>Take this Bread: a radical conversion, </EM>by Sara Miles (Ballantine,
2007) reviewed by Audrey Miller</P>

<P>Sara Miles' memoir, <EM>Take This Bread</EM>, is an inspiring book. I loved how honest the
author was about herself and what was going on around her.  Miles was a restaurant
cook in the US and a journalist in Latin America.  She was born to parents who were
both atheists, and she claimed to be one herself, until one day she walked into St.
Gregory's Episcopal Church in San Francisco.St. Gregory's founders "believed in the
absolute religious value of welcoming people who didn't belong," Miles reports.  Even
announcements were phrased so that newcomers and strangers could understand,
without any jargon or insider references.  The church celebrated communion every
Sunday around a table where everyone participated and shared bread with others. 
Miles was converted immediately. "You can't hope to see God without opening
yourself to all God's creation," Miles says now.After some time, Miles started a food
pantry and eventually started feeding the people who were helping her distribute the
food. She got so much community help and support, as well as some grants, that she
was able to help other food pantries get started.A visiting minister praised Miles'
"wonderful food program," but she responded, "It's not a program. It's a community of
prayer."Food and healing go together," Miles adds.  "There's physical healing and a
broader healing... Prayer's not about getting the outcome you wish for."<EM>Take this
Bread</EM> is available in bookstores, online, and at the Santa Fe Public Library Southside
Branch, 248.246 Mil.<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 18pt"></SPAN></P>

<P><STRONG>Report Back: New Nuclear Weapons Funding Cut</STRONG></P>

<P>Your lobbying made a difference!  The Administration's plan for a new nuclear
weapon, the so-called Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW), has been rejected by
Congress. Special thanks are due to the hundreds of activists in North Dakota and
New Mexico who played an extraordinary role in the defeat of this new weapon.
Without your work to convince Senators Byron Dorgan and Pete Domenici, we would
not have achieved this victory.Your efforts were part of a broad effort by national
organizations, local groups, and individual citizens across the country to defeat RRW.
Working together, we have lobbied Congress, researched and analyzed government
documents about RRW, published articles on the dangers of new nuclear weapons,
run advertisements in newspapers, contacted our members of Congress, and much
more. Please pass along this message to others in your state that may have been
involved in these efforts.  The specifics:After failing to pass most of the
appropriations bills required to fund the Federal Government, this week the House of
Representatives took up a massive "omnibus" spending bill that includes more than
half of the Federal Government's discretionary spending. Deep within the half-trillion
omnibus bill, one line indicates zero money has been appropriated for RRW. The
Senate is expected to follow suit and the president to sign the bill later this week. 
That one budget line represents the culmination of hours upon hours of advocacy and
a huge victory for the arms control community. In the harsh political climate of the
past seven years, the arms control community and individual activists stopped the
nuclear "bunker buster," a new nuclear bomb plant, and now the Reliable
Replacement Warhead.  Congratulations all, and happy holidays!</P>

<P>Friends Committee on National Legislation</P>

<P><STRONG>Minutes Notice</STRONG></P>

<P>At the time of "going to press" it is not possible to include minutes of the 12<SUP>th</SUP> Month
Meeting for Worship for Business. Because of several announcements and notices in
this newsletter which need to be published as soon as possible, this <EM>Letter to Friends</EM>
is sent to you at, or close to, the usual time in the month, and a separate publication of
the minutes will be mailed/emailed in due course.</P>

<P><STRONG>Videos for Waging Peace</STRONG> </P>

<P>We have received a very impressive DVD from AFSC, containing the following four
films:</P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol">�	</SPAN>"Bringing the War Home: On the Road with Eyes Wide Open" (11.5
min.) documenting the travelling exhibit of empty boots which has
stirred emotions across the country;</P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol">�	</SPAN>"Before You Enlist" (14 min.), an effective counterpoint to seductive
recruitment practices of the U.S. military;</P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol">�	</SPAN>"Wage Peace" (3 min.), a series of devastating images about the loss of
life in Iraq;</P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol">�	</SPAN>"Twenty" by the Robert Cray Band. (8 min.) This is a music video (a
blues ballad), beautifully done, about a young soldier who questions his
mission in Iraq. </P>

<P>Please contact Dave or Peggy Giltrow if you are interested in borrowing the
DVD (988-4751)</P>
<BR WP="BR1"><BR WP="BR2">
<P><STRONG>A Verse from the Isawaysa Upanishad</STRONG>Translation by Marjorie Sykes:</P>

<P>In this is<SPAN STYLE="font-size: 10pt"> </SPAN>wholeness; in that is wholeness.</P>

<P>That which springs from the whole itself is whole.</P>

<P>Yea, should this wholeness be taken from the whole,</P>

<P>That which remains is forever whole.</P>

<P>Translation by Eknath Easwaran:</P>

<P>	All this is full.  All that is full.</P>

<P>	From fullness, fullness comes.</P>

<P>	When fullness is taken from fullness,</P>

<P>	Fullness still remains.</P>

<P>Donald Groom (whose translation is found on the front of the newsletter) and
Marjorie Sykes were both English Quaker peace workers who spent many years
in India and studied the Vedanta. All three translators were friends and admirers
of Mohandas K. Gandhi.</P>
<BR WP="BR1"><BR WP="BR2">
<P ALIGN="CENTER"><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG>Messages and Announcements</STRONG></SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 8pt">	</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol" STYLE="font-size: 11pt">�	</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">The Treasurer will send acknowledgments for your 2007 donations before the
end of January. To help the Meeting make the best use of our limited financial
resources, the acknowledgment will be sent to your email address if you are on
the Meeting's email announcements or newsletter list. (The IRS accepts email
acknowledgments to document donations, but if you prefer a printed
acknowledgment instead, contact the Treasurer, Bob Gaines.) Those without
email will be mailed their acknowledgment.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 10pt"> </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">Thanks to all who donated in 2007!</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol" STYLE="font-size: 11pt">�	</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">The new Meeting Directory is available. Friends and attenders can request a
copy at any time, either 'printed on demand' and mailed to you or sent to you
electronically, i.e. as an email attachment. For hard copy please contact Molly
Vaux (mollyvaux@comcast.net, 988-9545) or to receive by email contact Bob
Gaines (gaines@comcast.net, 466-1746). In either case please specify whether
you want the local Santa Fe directory or the outside Santa Fe directory, or both.</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol" STYLE="font-size: 11pt">�	</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">Junk no more! &nbsp;Your excess calendars, greeting cards, and old magazines can
help women prisoners to maintain connections with friends, families and the
outside world. &nbsp;Just call Audrey Miller at 424-1208. &nbsp;She'll pick up your
donations and get them to the women. &nbsp;Thank you!</SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-family: Symbol" STYLE="font-size: 11pt">�	</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 11pt">Friends and attenders are reminded that Michele Chrabot collects brown paper
grocery bags for recycling at the Santa Fe Food Bank. They may be given to her
after 11 o'clock Meeting for Worship or placed in the designated bag in the
Meetinghouse kitchen.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 10pt"></P>
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<P ALIGN="CENTER"></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 16pt"><STRONG>Some Key Meeting Contacts</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 8pt"></SPAN></P>

<P><SPAN STYLE="font-size: 8pt"><STRONG></STRONG></SPAN><STRONG>Santa Fe Meeting Websites</STRONG>: http://sf.imym.org  http://santa-fe.quaker.org/index.html</P>

<P><STRONG>Ministry and Oversight Committee</STRONG>: (for personal or meeting-wide concerns, and needs for pastoral counseling) Ford Robbins,
convenor, 466-7665 fordrobbins@earthlink.net; Joan Spencer, 984-2217
ssspencer@pol.net; Dimitri Mihalas, 661-7414; Philip Balcombe, 466-2982 pjbalcombe@cybermesa.com; Jennifer Wellington, 438-9399
jfloresta@gmail.com; Michael Simon, 989-3817 msimo@lycos.com;
Roxanne Seagraves, 438-3714 rstories@aol.com</P>

<P><STRONG>Meeting Clerk</STRONG>: Jennifer Wellington, 438-9399
jfloresta@gmail.com</P>

<P><STRONG>Meeting Resident</STRONG>: (for guest apartment, or to report building
problems, etc.) Peg Martin, 983-7241. </P>

<P><STRONG>To schedule use of building: </STRONG>Contact Ford Robbins, 466-7665, </P>

<P>                                                             fordrobbins@earthlink.net</P>

<P><STRONG>Recorder</STRONG>: Beverly Busching, 984-8742 bbusching@mindspring.com</P>

<P><STRONG>Treasurer</STRONG>: Bob Gaines, 466-1746 gaines@comcast.net  Please mail
financial contributions to Treasurer, Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of Friends, 630
Canyon Rd, Santa Fe NM  87501, or put in "birdhouse" box.  Thank you!</P>

<P><STRONG>Young Friends</STRONG> (18-40ish) get together often.  For information please
contact Sarah Cutler, 216-5219 smcutler@mtholyoke.edu.</P>

<P><STRONG>The Peace and Social Concerns Committee</STRONG> welcomes new members.
Anne McLaughlin, 995-9655 caunteton@msn.com.  Meetings as and when
announced.</P>

<P><STRONG>The Committee on Conscientious Objection</STRONG> meets as needed.  For
information please call Howard Shulman, 984-9908.</P>

<P><STRONG>Newsletter</STRONG>: Alison Martinez, 438-0729 (ph/fax). Please e-mail
submissions to alison1@cybermesa.com, no later than the day after business
meeting. Put paper submissions in the Newsletter box at the Meetinghouse by
the day of business meeting and alert the editors. </P>

<P><STRONG>South Santa Fe Worship Group</STRONG> contact person is Alison Martinez,
438-0729 alison1@cybermesa.com</P>

<P><STRONG>For a complete list of committees</STRONG>, see the Meeting Directory.
(Available as advised in first item of Messages and Announcements above.)</P>

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