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 2023 Gathering?
The Gathering will be held July 2 – 8, 2023. We are planning for an in-person Gathering with some online programming at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, U.S.
Who are the clerks of the 2023 Gathering Committee?
The clerks of the 2023 Gathering are Kate Jaramillo and Jessica Bucciarelli, both of North Pacific Yearly Meeting. The 2023 Gathering is under the care of Pacific Yearly Meeting.
When will the 2023 Gathering Committee meet?
We’re hoping to have the first meeting of the 2023 Gathering Committee in late March 2022. It will be hybrid or all virtual. We will share the date/s when confirmed. Future meeting dates TBD.
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.
Read the Gathering Committee FAQs!