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March 2008 Newsletter

Letter to Friends

Newsletter of the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Third Month 2008

“I have heard some Friends deny their anger in a silent ‘peace’ where there is no understanding of each other. Such Friends are angry but by their silence the progress of world peace has stood still. If we are angry we know how wars develop. It does not matter who’s wrong. What matters is that we care enough to talk to each other.”

Sue Norris, 1982, from Quaker Faith & Practice, Britain Yearly Meeting

 

Calendar of Events

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.

Sunday 3/2/08 10:00 a.m. Singing, First Day School room

12:30 p.m. Potluck

Sunday 3/9/08 9:15 a.m. Ministry and Oversight Committee

10:00 a.m. Singing, First Day School room

Sunday 3/16/08 10:00 a.m. Singing, First Day School room

12.30 p.m. Meeting for Worship for Business

Sunday 3/23/08 10:00 a.m. Singing, First Day School room

Sunday 3/30/08 10:00 a.m. Singing, First Day School room

10:00 a.m. Meeting for Muffins

Please tell the editors about any items that should be in the calendar: Alison Martinez, 438-0729 alison1@cybermesa.com. Thank you.

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Meeting for Worship for Business

Santa Fe Monthly Meeting of Friends, 17 Second Month, 2008

Present: Greg Cliburn, Bob Gaines, Pam Geyer, David Giltrow, Rebecca Henderson, John Kretzmann, Peg Martin, Anne McLaughlin, Ford Robbins, David Vaux, Molly Vaux, Jennifer Wellington (Clerk), Peggy Giltrow (Recording Clerk)

Meeting began with a short period of silence at 12:45 p.m.

The minutes of the first month Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business were approved.

The Finance Committee reported on its meeting of Jan. 30. (See below, and on Meeting e-mail and web site.) Topics included contents and timeliness of Treasurer’s reports, tracking of in-kind contributions, adequacy of insurance coverage, safety and ease of contributions, updating of the Finance Committee procedures manual, and the yearly audit to be accomplished by June. It was noted that Meeting minutes from 1950 recorded the appointment of a 2-person audit committee (to deal with a budget of $150 dollars). This is the second year for the resumption of audits, with a significantly larger budget. Frank Hirsch, Bill Weldon and David Giltrow will do an inventory (list and photos) of the contents of the Meetinghouse as time permits. The committee does not plan to send a spring reminder letter about the need for contributions to support the budget adopted by Meeting for 2008. Instead, we ask Friends to be aware of the state of the budget throughout the year by paying attention to Treasurer’s reports and newsletter reminders, and to contribute according to their individual circumstances.

After thoughtful questions and discussion, Meeting approved the committee’s recommendation of purchase and installment of a USPS-approved locking mailbox to replace the current open mailbox. Meeting approved with changes the publication of a form for people to use if they wish to make periodic automatic contributions to the Meeting through their banks. The purpose of the form is to let the Treasurer know where money which appears in the Meeting’s account is coming from. The form appears in another section of this newsletter and can also be found online at the Meeting’s web site, http://sf.imym.org/

The committee’s report was accepted with thanks.

The Treasurer’s report (available elsewhere in the newsletter, via Meeting e-mail, and on the web site) was accepted with thanks. The Treasurer explained a bit further the note on January figures. About 40% of the amount listed for both donations and expenses was actually for money handled in January but accountable to 2007. The amount in checking and money market accounts is higher than usual because the Treasurer will shortly pay the IMYM assessment and the quarterly amount for good works.

Discussion ensued about the use of the word “donations” and circumstances under which IRS filing is required. There was some concern that emergency repairs needed in January and February, especially water and sewer problems, would eat up money authorized for improvements from the Maintenance Fund in 2008. The Treasurer reassured us that so far the flow in and out of the Maintenance Fund seems to be OK, despite cancellations of use of the guest apartment because of plumbing problems. We have received one generous donation earmarked for sewer repairs. The question may be raised again if funds seem to be short after the Quarterly Report appears.

Nominating committee gave a first reading of names of those who have agreed to serve beginning in July of 2008 (available elsewhere in the newsletter, and on the Meeting e-mail and web site). Four names were added, one verbally and three in an additional Meeting e-mail: Recording Clerk—Marguerite Kearns; AFSC liaison—David Henkel; South Santa Fe Worship Group contact person—Alison Martinez; Committee on Border Concerns—Wyn Lewis. The duties of the Fellowship Committee were discussed, and Friends were reminded that a list of tasks for opening and closing the Meetinghouse can be found on the broom-closet door. A clarification was made in the distinction between the terms “clerk” and “convener”. “Clerk” is used for the head of Ministry and Oversight committee and for the Clerk of Meeting. All other committee heads are conveners. The first reading was accepted with heartfelt thanks for the work of the Nominating Committee and their prompt action in fulfilling their charge. A few positions are still vacant; Friends are urged to consider their leadings.

Resident’s Reports (available elsewhere in the Newsletter) for December and January were accepted with thanks. The Resident pointed out that the $40 figure for income from the Guest Apartment in January reflected the ongoing plumbing problems and subsequent need for cancellations. She has accepted bookings all the way through next Christmas; there are still some openings available. Requests for exceptions to the three-day rule are handled on a case-by-case basis. Peg thanked Friends for encouragement and loans of water, showers and laundry facilities during the great freeze of 2008. The Residence Committee’s report thanks Peg, “on behalf of the Meeting, for her vigilance, resilience, and good cheer during this time of unpleasant living and working conditions.” The Meeting heartily concurred.

Ministry and Oversight reported on their meeting of February 10. Their total focus was on support for the Meeting family. Needs have gone from those of 15 individuals in January to 20 in February.

The Query for Third Month, 2008 will be “What are we doing individually and corporately to share the experience of our faith?”

Jeanette Young’s wonderfully loving Memorial Service was held yesterday in the Meetinghouse, followed by further sharing over chocolate. Ford shared with us a thank you card from Jeanette Young’s family which accompanied an honorarium for the Meeting. The following note of thanks was given to M & O from Jeanette’s family:

“The very special people of the Meeting have seen to her needs and her comfort, both physical and spiritual. Jeanette’s family would like to thank the people of the Quaker Meeting for everything they have done. Most especially, Jeanette’s family wishes to thank Beverley Weiler, Jeanette’s dear friend and caretaker, for assuming the responsibilities of caretaker of Jeanette when we were unable to be here for her. Though we can never thank Beverley enough, we are awed by her example of true and loving friendship. In addition, we send our heartfelt gratitude to Stephanie Garcia who was a kind, loving caretaker and angel of Jeanette’s though, again, “thank you” will never suffice.”

Meeting approved with thanks the Memorial Minute for Jeanette Young (which can be found elsewhere in the Newsletter). It will be sent to IMYM and to the Meeting’s Recorder. M&O reports with thanks that three tender and loving Memorial minutes have been received from Taos Clearlight Worship Group. They will be handled in the same way and published in next month’s Newsletter.

Please look for four announcements from M&O elsewhere in the newsletter. M&O’s report was accepted with thanks for their continuing care.

Peace and Social Concerns reports that a pamphlet from the Committee on Conscientious Objection called “Exploring Your Deeper Spiritual Self; Resources on Conscientious Objection” is available on the portal or by contacting Howard Shulman at 984-9908.

Santa Maria de la Paz will hold a 24 hour peace vigil from 7 p.m. February 29 to March 1. (See separate notice in this newsletter.)

The Eyes Wide Open boots are at Bob Gaines’ house. They will be used at the Mother’s Day Peace Rally and are available for use at other events as well. Bob Gaines has recently been elected President of Santa Fe Veterans for Peace. Kip and Helen Corneli are also officers.

The City Council on Feb.13 unanimously passed a resolution “Recognizing and Celebrating Mother’s Day, this year and each year forward, as a day of peace in the city of Santa Fe”.

The planning group scheduling the Mothers’ Day Peace Rally meets from 3–4:30 each First Day at the Meetinghouse. They are looking for more groups to co-sponsor the rally. Anne McLaughlin will report on the rally to the Interfaith Leadership alliance at their monthly lunch meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of March at St. John’s Methodist church.

The committee’s report was accepted with thanks.

The Long-Range Planning Committee will meet soon, but has no news since the last Business Meeting. An inquiry was made about the composition and action of the committee named to do a visioning statement. The seven people who agreed to serve need a convener. Jan-Willem Jansens is available as a resource person when a meeting is scheduled.

First Day School. Ford and Jan-Willem will work to find a time for Meeting to continue the dialogue on needs and care of young people and families which began at the last Business Meeting.

Building Committee is very pleased to report that the water and sewer problems have been resolved. Meeting gave their heartfelt thanks for facilitating repairs.

Garden Committee. Meeting was reminded that the unsafe play structure needs to be dismantled as soon as the weather permits. Alice Parrot mentioned the possibility of allowing Meeting to use some of her ditch water in an informal conversation with garden committee members. We need to discuss this generous offer with her. If it happens, Meeting should consider helping clean the Acequia Madre during the annual work day in March.

Earth Care Committee. Several people viewed the powerful movie “What a Way to Go; Life at the End of Empire”. This two-hour movie is available for loan to others. Contact Jennifer Wellington at 438-9399 if you would like to borrow it.

Meeting noted with sadness that Molly and David Vaux will soon be attending Santa Fe Meeting less often. They are moving to their new house in the Rociada area in March (and keeping a tiny toe-hold in Santa Fe as Molly pursues her studies). Meeting gives them heartfelt thanks for all they do and have done. David says they are not saying good-bye. They will still see us in Santa Fe, but look forward to the chance to attend the Las Vegas worship group also. Molly thanked Meeting for making them so welcome.

Meeting for Worship for Business ended at 2:05 p.m. as we held each other and all of us in the Light.

Respectfully submitted,

Peggy Giltrow, Recording Clerk

Treasurer's Report for January 1-31, 2008

(Stated at February 13, 2008)

General Fund donations: $2,756*

Percentage of budgeted donations received: 10%

General Fund expenses: $1,457*

Percentage of budgeted expenses paid: 6%

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Maintenance Fund donations: $339

Percentage of projected donations received: 3%

Maintenance Fund expenses: $252

Percentage of projected expenses: 4%

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Total cash in bank on January 31: $20,286

Checking and money market accounts $8,091

CDs (6 and 9 month) $12,095

Share $100

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General Fund: $14,436

Maintenance Fund: $3,430

Turkle, Olmstead, & Sufferings Funds: $2,302

Adult Education Fund $118

*See Notes next page:

[Continued from Treasurer’s Report]

 Notes: General Fund donations and expenses for January 2008 include 2007 donations received in 2008 and 2007 expenses paid in 2008. (To provide a more accurate picture of the Meeting's finances in 2007, those 2007 donations and expenses were also included in the end of year report for 2007. Of course, the actual dollar amounts in Meeting accounts are not affected; only the numbers reported in the two periods have changed. For those interested, we normally use a cash basis accounting, but I used a hybrid cash and accrual method suggested in the Philadelphia YM "Treasurer's Guide" to give a more accurate picture of the Meeting's financial status at the end of 2007.)

Santa Fe Friends Spring Women's Gathering

Friday, March 21st  6:00 pm

 

Women Friends and their friends are invited to join us for an evening

of worship sharing, good conversation and hearty food. 

 

We will meet at Bettina Raphael's home:  611 Cortez St., SF

Please call or email us to tell us you can come, to get directions

 and to let us know what you can bring to share

 for our Potluck Taco Dinner. 

 

Bettina Raphael:  phone 988-2487   bettinaraphael@msn.com

Mary Ray Cate:  phone 989-1630

24 Hour Peace Vigil

February 29 ––– March 1, 2008

Santa Maria de la Paz

“Reflection, Prayer and Fasting for Nonviolence”

7:00 p.m. Friday

Ecumenical Service (Fr. Earl Rohleder)

8:00 p.m. Friday ––– 4:00 p.m. Saturday

Reading of the names of the US soldiers and Iraq people killed in the Iraq War

1:30 p.m. ­­––– 3:00 p.m. Saturday

“The Narrow Path, walking toward peace and non-violence with John Dear, SJ”

(DVD presentation) 90 mins.

4:00 p.m. ––– 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Closing ceremony

Sponsored by Santa Fe Pax Christi ­––– Come join us night or day!

Report on Finance Committee meeting of Jan 30

Reports from Treasurer: The Treasurer reported that the new software, designed for church use, is working well for the most part. The committee discussed desirable elements for reports to the committee and to the Business Meeting. We will continue to make the Treasurer’s report and reports of Finance Committee available in advance of Business Meeting as well as in printed copies for the Business Meeting. Acting on a request from Business Meeting, the Treasurer will make the date of his report the last day of the month until the last quarter.  During the last quarter, as we need to keep careful tabs on how close we are to meeting the yearly budget and to alert the community about possible shortfalls, the Treasurer will make the date of the report closer to the date of the Business Meeting. This is possible because online banking with electronic checking, web bill paying and immediate credit of deposits allows for almost immediate verification of cash flow.

Safer Mailbox for Meeting:  The committee recommends to Business Meeting that we get and set up a lockable mailbox on site.  The cost will run between $75 and $200, depending on the need for a new post to set it on.

Automatic contributions form: The committee recommends to Business Meeting that we offer members and attenders this option for making automatic monthly donations from their banks. We would ask that the form be published in the Newsletter and made available through e-mail and the web site.

Tracking of in-kind contributions: If the contribution is something for which meeting has budgeted, we track it as a savings; otherwise we just say thanks. If and when there is a compelling reason to try to track all in-kind contributions we can work on figuring out how to do that.

Insurance: Coverage was reviewed in 2006. We feel that coverage is adequate for the building and for liability.  Bob Gaines looked into coverage for trustees and officers and found that a D&O policy insures against the "wrongful acts" or "breaches of duty" of the directors or officers, but not the type of liability we were concerned about (i.e., the personal liability of our officers or trustees for injuries or damages beyond the $1million covered by our existing policy). The advice of organizations which counsel nonprofits is to take steps to minimize risk rather than worry too much about insuring against suits.

Inventory of contents of Meetinghouse: Such an inventory (list and photos) could be useful for insurance purposes and possibly for the Long Range Planning Committee. Frank Hirsch, Bill Weldon and David Giltrow will work on the inventory as time permits.  The inventory could be used as the basis for an appraisal if that is felt to be necessary.

How to get people to contribute in a Quakerly manner:  We discussed the problem of how to give people the information they need to know what is necessary for Meeting to meet its yearly budget, while at the same time tenderly acknowledging the differences of people’s circumstances.  We decided not to send a spring reminder letter, but to be sure to let people know through the Treasurer’s reports and newsletter the state of the budget throughout the year.

Yearly audit needed by June. Greg Cliburn will work with one other person to do the audit.

Procedures manual: The Treasurer will update the procedures manual with policy changes as they occur. Respectfully submitted,

Peggy Giltrow, Convener of Finance Committee

Automatic Contributions to Santa Fe Monthly Meeting

Most banks and credit unions now offer a service––typically free––which allows you to set up an automatic payment on any frequency you desire. (Some banks or credit unions may require you to have a special checking account which does not pay interest in order to get this service free.)

There are two ways you might be able to set up an automatic payment:

 Your bank or credit union will mail a check to the Meeting at 630 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501; or

 Your bank or credit union will transfer the money electronically to the Meeting's account at Guadalupe Credit Union (contact the treasurer for the Meeting's account number).

If you do not currently use such a service at your bank or credit union, ask if they provide arrangements for automatic payments. You may be able to set one up for contributions to the Meeting simply by filling out a form. Or the bank or credit union may provide the service via “web bill pay,” which can also be used for paying any bills on line.

However your banking institution provides the service, you set the amount and you can stop payments at any time. In most cases you can specify the day of the month the payment will be initiated.

If you decide to set up an automatic contribution to the Meeting, please provide the Treasurer with this information, which will allow us to acknowledge your contributions at the end of the year:

Your name _______________________________________

Date to begin _________________

Amount each period $ ___________________

Monthly or other period? __________________________

Day(s) of the month payment is expected ______________________

End Date (if anticipated) __________________

 

Towards a Definition of Silent Worship

Worship, according to the ancient practice of the Religious Society of Friends, is entirely without any human direction or supervision. A group of devout persons come together and sit down quietly with no prearrangement, each seeking to have an immediate sense of divine leading and to know at first hand the presence of the Living Christ.

It is not wholly accurate to say that such a Meeting is held on the basis of silence; it is more accurate to say that it is held on the basis of holy obedience. Those who enter such a Meeting can harm it in two specific ways: first, by an advance determination to speak, and second, by advance determination to keep silent. The only way in which a worshipper can help such a Meeting is by an advance determination to try to be responsive in listening to the still small voice and doing whatever may be commanded.

Such a Meeting is always a high venture of faith and it is to this venture we invite you....

[Prepared by Friends attending the World Council of Churches, Amsterdam, 1948, as an introduction to a worship service after the manner of Friends, engaged in by the Council at that time.]

Submitted by Caroline Rackley

… The silence may be broken if someone present feels called to say something which will deepen and enrich the worship. Anyone is free to speak, pray or read [or sing, Ed.] provided that it is done in response to a prompting of the spirit which comes in the course of the Meeting. The silence is broken for the moment but it is not interrupted.

… One of the unique features of a Quaker Meeting is the variety of experience it can embrace. Some people will have a profound sense of awe and wonder because they know that God is present. Others will be far less certain, and may only be able to hold onto a dim awareness that the values they experience in life point beyond themselves to a greater whole.

In the quietness of the Meeting those present can become aware of a deep and powerful spirit of love and truth that transcends their ordinary experience. United in love, and strengthened by truth, the worshippers enter upon a new level of living, despite the different ways in which they may account for this life-expanding experience.

[From a 1987 leaflet published by Quaker Home Service]

Nominating Committee Report

for Business Meeting of February 17, 2008

Nominating Committee: Marty Carroll (424-1220), Peg Martin (983-7241), Joan Spencer (984-2217)

The following folks have already agreed to responsibilities starting June, 2008.

Clerk: Jennifer Wellington

Archivist: David Giltrow

Recording Clerks: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ______________________________________________

Recorder: Beverly Busching

Treasurer: Bob Gaines

Meeting Resident: Peg Martin

Trustees: Elliott Skinner, David Henkel, Jennifer Wellington

Building: Convener _____, Bettina Raphael, Peg Martin, David Giltrow, Bill Weldon

Communications: David Vaux – newsletter editor, Alison Martinez – press release person

Committee on Conscientious Objection: Convener, Howard Shulman

Earthcare Committee and Compost Project: Convener, Mary Ray Cate, Anne Lindsay, Kip and Helen Corneli, Jennifer Wellington

Fellowship: Convener, Bob Gaines,

Finance Committee: Convener, Peggy Giltrow, Greg Cliburn

Garden: Co-conveners Lorraine Graham & Jamie Gagan, Alan Rogers, Roxanne Seagraves

Good works Committee: ________________________________________

History: Convener, David Giltrow, Ford Robbins

Library: Jonathan Ashworth

Ministry & Oversight: Clerk, Ford Robbbins, Michael Simon, Joan

Spencer, Roxanne Seagraves, Philip Balcombe, Dimitri Mihalas

Naming Committee: Marty Carroll, Joan Spencer

Peace and Social Concerns: Convener, Anne Mclaughlin

Residence: Peg Martin, Marty Carroll, Bob Gaines

Young Friends Committee: Jan-Willem Jansens

Las Vegas Worship Group contacts: Shelley Cohen & Martha Moody

Los Alamos Worship Group contact: John Kretzman

Taos (Clearlight) contacts: Rebecca Henderson & Pelican Lee

IMYM : (Intermountain Yearly Meeting)

Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts: Ford Robbins & Caroline Rackley

Committee on Faith and Practice: ________________________

Continuing Committee: Bob Gaines_______________________________

Nominating Committee:____________________________

Joint Service Project representative: Beverly Busching

FCNL Meeting contact: Helen Corneli

Pendle Hill contact: Marty Carroll

Jeanette Pauline Goodling Young

Jeanette P.G. Young died peacefully on December 21, 2007 in her home in Santa Fe with her dear friend and caretaker, Beverley Weiler, at her side.

Jeanette was born on January 8, 1906, in York, Pennsylvania, to Spurgeon Howard and Clara Amon Goodling. With her younger sister and brother, she grew up surrounded by her extended family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jeanette studied modern dance and choral music in Philadelphia, and studied at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with her RN degree. Jeanette was an excellent student and subsequently received a scholarship to Temple University. She graduated with degrees in English and Home Economics.

During World War II Jeanette served in the Navy Nursing Corps. She left the Navy at the end of the war, bought a surplus Army Jeep, and, after her brother taught her to drive, she took off cross country to Taos, New Mexico, to study art.

In 1950 Jeanette was teaching in Ojo Caliente, and also working as a housekeeper at a nearby ranch. It was there that she met her husband, David L. Young, who was in charge of the ranch cattle. They married soon and took off for Oregon. A year later they hurried back to New Mexico and settled in Santa Fe. Dave worked with the Forest Service while Jeanette worked as an RN at St. Vincent’s Hospital and as a visiting nurse.

On October 3, 1954 the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting accepted Jeanette and David as

members. In those days, a committee of Meeting members was appointed to “interview” a prospective new member. Olive Rush, Yvonne Turkle and Brinton Turkel served as Jeanette and David’s “interview committee”. They recommended acceptance and the Meeting concurred. From that time, Olive Rush remained a close friend of Jeanette’s until Olive’s death.

In 1960 Jeanette and David moved into their own home off of Canyon Road, which is where Jeanette lived for the rest of her life. After her retirement, Jeanette devoted time to writing and had her first book of poems published in 2001. From her most recent volume of poetry, Night Wind, published in 2006, we find this eloquent summing-up:

“Jeanette was predeceased by her husband David, her parents, her sister Elizabeth and her husband, Charles Knouse, her brother Spurgeon C. Goodling, widower of Bernice Goodling, and his second wife Jean Sweazey Goodling, and by her nephew, James Howard Goodling.”

Jeanette is survived by her nieces, Susan G. Mills of Connecticut, Clare May K. Snyder of Pennsylvania and their families; her nephews, Charles Knouse and “Buck” Knouse of Pennsylvania and their families. Among her many great nieces and nephews, Jeanette was especially close to Michele Knouse Line, her husband Bob and their two daughters, Arianna and Hailey. Rachel Mills, who lived with Jeanette during a college winter term, learned a great deal about living simply and finding delight in the world around us; she loved the time she had with her great aunt.

In the last few years Jeanette had the great joy of growing to know the granddaughter of her close cousin, Joseph Kling, Melissa Patterson-Kling and her partner, Pilar Patterson-Kling. They have become experts at preparing Sunday brunches in Jeanette’s (very tiny) kitchen.

Jeanette is also survived by many dear friends who brought joy and comfort to her life. She drew people close to her. Jeanette was an unofficial grandmother to many of the children over her many, many years as a member of Santa Fe Monthly Meeting. Jeanette’s family and friends are grateful to have known her, to have loved her and to have been inspired by her.

Messages and Announcements

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 Final Affairs Packets are available in the library. Members and Attenders are invited to pick up a packet for consideration.

 “Friendly Six” groups are forming. If interested, please contact a member of the M & O Committee.

 Friends are reminded that M & O maintains a Meeting Calendar. Please contact Ford Robbins (505-466-7665) to schedule use of the Meetinghouse for your event. This will help avoid conflicts and will allow Meeting to maintain security of the premises.

 Friends who know someone who would like to reserve a stay in the guest apartment are asked to have the potential guest(s) contact the resident, Peg Martin (505-983-7241), directly to make the booking, so that she can know exact dates as early as possible and coordinate reservations. If there is a change in plans, this also should be communicated directly to Peg by the guests.

 Junk no more!  Your excess calendars, greeting cards, and old magazines can help women prisoners to maintain connections with friends, families and the outside world.  Just call Audrey Miller at 424-1208.  She'll pick up your donations and get them to the women.  Thank you!

 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.

Some Key Meeting Contacts

 

Santa Fe Meeting Websites: http://sf.imym.org http://santa-fe.quaker.org/index.html

Ministry and Oversight Committee: (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

Meeting Clerk: Jennifer Wellington, 438-9399 jfloresta@gmail.com

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

To schedule use of building: Contact Ford Robbins, 466-7665,

fordrobbins@earthlink.net

Recorder: Beverly Busching, 984-8742 bbusching@mindspring.com

Treasurer: 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!

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

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

The Committee on Conscientious Objection meets as needed. For information please call Howard Shulman, 984-9908.

Newsletter: 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.

South Santa Fe Worship Group contact person is Alison Martinez, 438-0729 alison1@cybermesa.com

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

Never marry but for love,

but see that thou lovest what is lovely.

William Penn


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