Friends General Conference

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Meeting for Business December 2018

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Frederick Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business

Twelfth Month, Ninth Day, 2018


Opening Worship

In attendance were Carol Ahlum, Annette Breiling, Dat Duthinh, Kathy Funkhouser, Nick Funkhouser, David Kunz, Julie Kunz, Julie Odland, Ann Payne, Jim Wagner, and Karen White

2018-12-01     Second reading of the Budget– Annette Breiling, Clerk, Stewardship and Finance

Approved budget is attached.

2018-12-02     Program Committee annual report– Accept report

Accepted report is attached. 

2018-12-03     Report on Liaison between Frederick Friends Meeting (FFM) and

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) – Dat Duthinh 

Informal report from Friends’ Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Lobbying Day 

A highlight of the informal report was during lobbying week: a November 30 meeting between FCNL representatives and the staff of US Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin, all of Maryland. Members mentioned that it was an invigorating, bonding experience. Plans are underway to invite the FCNL Executive Director to come to Frederick Friends Meeting next summer.

Accepted report is attached

Meeting minutes its appreciation to Michele Hartley and Dat Duthinh,

 Co-Communicators of the Frederick Advocacy Team, for their dedication to this task.

Our next Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business will be held January 13, 2019 at noon. 

Kathy Funkhouser, Presiding Clerk 

Julie Odland, Recording Clerk

Note: see the attached report for reports