The Gathering Committee is responsible for planning the program of one annual Gathering and providing care for that Gathering when it meets. A new committee is constituted for each Gathering, starting in Spring of the previous year.
The 2014 Gathering will be at CALU in southwest Pennsylvania. If you are interested in serving, complete the Expression of Interest form and you will be contacted by mid March about whether there is room for you on the Committee. (Due to the large number of Friends in Pennsylvania, we may hear from more Friends who want to be of service than we have room for on the Committee.) The first meeting of the 2014 Gathering Committee is April 26-27 at Downington Meeting outside of Philadelphia.
Who serves on the Committee? The Gathering Committee is self selected and includes members of FGC’s Long-Range Conference Planning Committee (LRCP) as well as members recruited from meetings located near the Gathering site.
Responsibilities of Committee membership:
- Attend meetings of the Gathering Committee (with occasional exceptions).
- Serve on a subcommittee (including phone and email meetings).
- Follow up on subcommittee and Gathering committee tasks, as agreed.
The Committee’s work during the Gathering: During the Gathering, the committee meets daily to hold the Gathering in the Light, to exercise care for the Gathering, and to address concerns that arise at the Gathering. Because members of the Gathering Committee are heavily involved in the functioning of the Gathering, some Friends may not be able to attend these daily meetings. A core group of Friends from each subcommittee should attend every day. These Friends should be able to speak to their committee‘s work. All Friends participating in these daily meetings should remember that these meetings are often confidential and should not be discussed outside of the Gathering Committee.