Quaker Business Meeting Minutes
Local Meeting Minutes from Sunday November 12th 2017
17.47 Minute of record
17.48 Christmas day 2017
We thank Anne Watkinson for her three years representing us at the University of Essex in the chaplaincy and ask Ecky Prolingeuer to be chaplain there until the end of November 2020.
We thank Liz Hurley for her long and dedicated service for organising our rota for Assistant Wardenship, ably helped by Bob Hurley. She has asked to lay down this role. We appoint Sylvia Jeffcock to take over this role from the beginning of January until the end of December 2018.
17.50 Art exhibition
We hope that this activity will be repeated in the future.
The use of Plan Money for investment advice will be reviewed in 2018.
We thank our trustees for the careful monitoring of our financial affairs. We are reminded that we are all part of Area Meeting decision making.
17.52 Governance review
We ask Ian Brown to be our Children and Young Persons coordinator until the end of 2018. He has agreed to ensure that the childrens room and its resources will be kept in working order. He has agreed to set up All Age Worship on fifth Sundays and arrange for the Childrens Christmas party. We ask that he liaise with known families, possibly through a closed Facebook group,
We ask him, along with the clerk, to maintain a list of Friends who are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked who could be asked to help should the need arise. We ask the clerk to be proactive in approaching Friends to become DBS checked.
We ask Julia Usher to purchase four small chairs to be kept permanently in the Meeting Room for very young children.
We will review the situation again in November 2018.
17.52ii (Documents in advance 6) Library
The suggestion that we should not have a library at all has been opened. We recognise that this suggestion needs more careful discernment which could form part of the refurbishment consideration.
Signed: D. Anne Watkinson
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