[Sayma-Discuss] [Sayma-Announce] [Fwd: News from The William Penn House]

Charles Schade c.vmbra at verizon.net
Thu Feb 7 21:02:52 EST 2008


That's awfully hard to follow on a small e-mail screen, Errol.

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From: "Errol Hess" <errol at kitenet.net>
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Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 8:00 AM
Subject: [Sayma-Announce] [Fwd: News from The William Penn House]


> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Brad Ogilvie <brad at williampennhouse.org>
> Reply-To: brad at williampennhouse.org
> To: errol at kitenet.net
> Subject: News from The William Penn House
> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 06:00:17 -0500 (EST)
>
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>                                    January, 2008
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>                                       including
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>                                     groups with
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>                                         fun.
>                                     Touring DC?
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>                                There is no better
>                                   place to start
>                                your visit to this
>                                 amazing city than
>                                 right here at the
>                                     William Penn
>                                House. In addition
>                                to comfortable and
>                                      affordable
>                                  lodging, we have
>                                easy access to all
>                                  the major sites
>                                 either on foot or
>                                     by Metro.
>
>                                  And, starting in
>                                  2008, we have a
>                                  partnership with
>                                 Bike the Sites to
>                                provide affordable
>                                    bike rentals.
>                                  Biking is one of
>                                  the best ways to
>                                 see the area, and
>                                  our knowledgable
>                                  and enthusiastic
>                                  biking staff can
>                                     provide many
>                                  suggestions from
>                                the casual ride to
>                                the more hard-core
>                                rider who wants to
>                                  explore the more
>                                   distant sites.
>
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>                   Welcome to the inaugral William Penn
>                    House/Washington Quaker Workcamps
>                     newsletter.  We are going to be
>                     sending out this newsletter on a
>                      monthly basis with alternating
>                     emphasis on news and information
>                   about these two organizations.  Our
>                   goal is to keep all of you informed
>                    about our programs.  For those of
>                    you who have contributed to these
>                       organizations, we hope it is
>                   informative and conveys all the good
>                        things that come from your
>                     support.  We also invite you to
>                    participate and give input to all
>                              that we do.
>
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>                       e-mails, please feel free to
>                    opt-out, and you will continue to
>                    receive our paper e-mails as they
>                   are published. We do, however, hope
>                     you will be an active reader and
>                   participant in the opportunities we
>                   have and are creating for people to
>                     make a difference in the world.
>
>                              What's new for
>                                  2008
>
>
>                            For over 40 years,
>                             The William Penn
>                             House, a Quaker
>                            Center located on
>                            Capitol Hill, has
>                                 provided
>                             hospitality and
>                               programs for
>                               people for a
>                                variety of
>                            reasons.  Over the
>                            past few years, we
>                            have dramatically
>                              stepped up our
>                             programs as part
>                            of our commitment
>                            to youth and young
>                                adults.
>
>                            We have developed
>                               a model for
>                                 learning
>                              that spans the
>                               spectrum of
>                               change from
>                                service to
>                               education to
>                              advocacy, and
>                              everything in
>                                 between.
>                              Regardless of
>                            whether the issue
>                            is social justice,
>                              poverty, HIV,
>                              equal rights,
>                              energy or the
>                             environment, we
>                             have developed a
>                                network of
>                              providers and
>                                 advocacy
>                            organizations that
>                            engage people in a
>                            wonderful learning
>                             experience that
>                              changes their
>                                 lives.
>
>                              Throughout the
>                            next year, we will
>                             be adding to our
>                               already-busy
>                            schedule with more
>                            programs for youth
>                              and families,
>                              deepening our
>                              connection to
>                             Quakerism while
>                            empowering all who
>                            attend regardless
>                              of their faith
>                               tradition or
>                            beliefs to become
>                            more conscious of
>                            the difference we
>                             can make in the
>                                 world.
>
>                              Of course, The
>                            William Penn House
>                             is also an ideal
>                            place to stay when
>                             coming to DC for
>                             any reason.  We
>                              are just five
>                             blocks from the
>                            Capitol building,
>                              and close to 2
>                              Metro stations
>                            (Union Station and
>                             Eastern Market).
>                            We are in a great
>                               location for
>                             seeing the sites
>                                as well as
>                             connecting with
>                                the local
>                               community at
>                             Eastern Market.
>                             After a busy day
>                            of activities, we
>                              offer a quiet
>                             place to reflect
>                              and restore.
>
>                               As the year
>                              unfolds, this
>                             newsletter will
>                            keep you informed
>                            about all that is
>                            going on here, as
>                            well as ways that
>                                 you can
>                             particitipate -
>                             everything from
>                              joining us to
>                              supporting the
>                            abilities of those
>                            with less means to
>                                join us.
>
>                               Help Create
>                            Opportunities for
>                                 others
>
>
>                             Increasingly, we
>                               are getting
>                              requests from
>                            schools and youth
>                                groups to
>                            participate in our
>                              Workcamps.  In
>                             order to provide
>                                 the best
>                            opportunities for
>                              them to learn,
>                            serve, and become
>                            empowered to make
>                             a difference in
>                            the world, we need
>                             your help.  The
>                            gift of many youth
>                            is their time and
>                            energy.  For many
>                             adults, the gift
>                              of funding for
>                            building materials
>                            and program costs
>                              enables these
>                            youth to maximize
>                               their gifts.
>                             Please consider
>                            helping us in this
>                              vital work by
>                             donating funds.
>                            Donations can also
>                             be made on-line.
>
>
>    It is a pleasure, an honor and a charge we take seriously to be a
> presence for Quakerism in this powerful, exciting and troubled city.  In
> the true tradition of Quakersim, we know that our ability to provide the
> opportunity to bear witness to what is and what can be in our world, and
>  to make a difference through all of our programs is exciting.  We hope
>                    you will join us along the journey
>
>
>                               Sincerely,
>
>            Byron, Patricia, Brad, Judy, Faith, Ben and Morgan
>                         The William Penn House
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