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 the Spring of the previous year.
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.
Where is the 2024 Gathering?
The Gathering will be held will be held at Haverford College in Haverford, PA (outside Philadelphia) from June 30 – July 6, 2024
Who are the clerks of the 2024 Gathering Committee?
The clerks of the 2024 Gathering are Lori Piñeiro Sinitzky, Green Street Friends Meeting, PhlYM and John Skinner, Twin Cities Friends Meeting, NYM.
When will the 2024 Gathering Committee meet?
The first meeting of the 2024 Gathering Committee will be on August 19 at noon Eastern / 11am Central / 10am Mountain / 9am Pacific. The committee will have a hybrid meeting in October.
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.