Miami Quarter – 10th Month 2020

Miami Quarterly Meeting
Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business
18th of 10th Month, 2020

Peter Hardy, Presiding Clerk
Cecilia Shore, Recording

How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured, and strangers are welcome? Seek to know one another in the things which are eternal, bear the burden of each other’s failings and pray for one another. As we enter with tender sympathy into the joys and sorrows of each other’s lives, ready to give help and to receive it, our meeting can be a channel for God’s love and forgiveness.
Faith and Practice of Britain Yearly Meeting, Query #18
Friends were invited to respond to the query from out of the silence.

Roll Call for Meetings
Campus Friends Meeting: none
Community Friends Meeting: Lisa Cayard
Dayton Friends Meeting: Nikki Coffee Tousley
Eastern Hills Friends Meeting: Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson
Lexington Friends Meeting: Richard Mitchell
Louisville Friends Meeting: Barry Zalph
Miami Monthly Meeting: none
Oxford Friends Meeting: Cecilia Shore
Yellow Springs Friends Meeting: Bruce Heckman

Clerk’s report
Peter Hardy has responded in writing to inquiries about our cemeteries, and asked for the Friends present to support a letter to a Friend in Eastern Hills who is about to have surgery. He thanked RNE and others for their help in organizing the Joint Quarterly Meeting. 

Finance report
Treasurer’s report: Veronica Frost submitted a report to the clerk, which is appended.

Benevolent Fund $3361.14
Cincinnati Fund two accounts: $7842.66 plus $8247.63
Joint Quarter fund $500
Green Plain Meeting house: $19,764.37. See the report about Green Plain from Veronica that is appended.   Susan Hyde clarified that the cemetery is active but open only to members and their families and people who have longstanding relationships with the meeting. 

We accepted and approved the Treasurer’s report, and the report regarding the Green Plain meeting house.  

Announcement of next meeting
The meeting is scheduled for 2nd month 21st, 2021; we anticipate meeting online.  Peter will contact Community Friends meeting to host and do the children’s program and Louisville Friends meeting to provide the adult program.  The agenda will include appointment of officers. Peter is seeking nominations for the Clerkship, Recording Clerk, Treasurer, and Committee of Two.  Meeting representatives will discuss these nominations and others over lunch at the February meeting.  Friends approved these plans for the next meeting. 

Other business
Bill Heilbron, OVYM statistician, noted that the statistical form is provided on the Yearly Meeting website.  He noted that although membership numbers should be reported, attendance could be problematic to report.  We recommended that Bill bring this matter to Executive Committee.  

We closed with silent worship.


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