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New Haven Friends Meeting

225 East Grand Avenue

New Haven, CT 06513

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Join Friends to develop skills in Quaker decision-making processes in our Meetings and committees. We are offering two workshops to help community members gain more knowledge and skills. These workshops are open to all. We especially encourage people who are currently clerks of meetings, committees or other groups, as well people who would like to become more active participants or leaders themselves. The workshops will be led by Fritz Weiss, past presiding clerks of New England Yearly Meeting.

This workshop is in two parts. Friends are invited to attend either the morning session or both sessions. (Attending the afternoon session alone is not recommended: the morning session is a prerequisite.)

Schedule:

9:00-9:30 Friendly gathering over tea and coffee
9:30-12:30 Clerking basics
12:30-1:30 Brown bag lunch
1:30-4:00 Delving deeper

MORNING SESSION: Introduction to Clerking/Friends Decision Making

In the morning session, we will focus on key components of Friends decision making such as agenda, clerk, recording clerk, etc. This will be a good workshop for people with little to no experience clerking. You are encouraged to participate in the afternoon workshop as well if you are able.

AFTERNOON SESSION: Delving Deeper into Clerking/Friends Decision Making

In the afternoon session, participants will gain experience facilitating Friends decision making. Using scenarios, you will have the opportunity to serve in various roles as well as problem solve challenges that arise in this process. The afternoon workshop is designed for people who have already had some introduction to clerking and Friends decision-making.

This workshop is sponsored by the Coordinating and Advisory committee of NEYM and hosted at the New Haven Friends Meeting.

Questions about the workshop may be directed to Fritz Weiss at rossvall.weiss@gmail.com


Childcare

Childcare is available by advance request (email events@neym.org). Please let us know by September 6 if you need childcare. We will do our best to accommodate you if you make the request afterward, but it can be difficult to find a childcare provider on short notice.


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