[saymaListserv] Request for information
moriah at preferred.com
Mon Jun 5 18:33:01 JEST 2000
Perhaps it would help to understand that "more time for workshops" (at
least as far as I know) is linked to this one particular Yearly Meeting
theme, in which SAYMA is trying to do some work on a matter -- spiritual
diversity -- that has been a source of occasional difficulty. In this
context, workshop-time might be construed as a way of doing the business
of the yearly meeting.
moriah at preferred.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Free Polazzo <freepolazzo at mindspring.com>
To: Willard Vaughan <teamenv at premiernet.net>; Seaside Guest House
<Friends at btl.net>
Cc: SAYMAKITE <sayma at kitenet.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 9:23 PM
Subject: Re: [saymaListserv] Request for information
> I'm sorry to hear that business meeting will have "less time" and that
> was added to workshops.
> The reason for having Yearly Meeting is the business, after all. The
> is "extra".
> Interesting how we spent many years trying to figure out how to put
> time into business, especially to remove pressure from the clerk and
> setting the agenda. There also needs to be "extra" or "open" time
> any agenda to allow for the Spirit to move during any meeting. This
> especially true at SAYMA Yearly Meeting, where we only meet as a body,
> a year.
> Does anyone involved in the decision have any idea why the wider
> groups' time was deemed worthy of cutting?
> Free Polazzo
> Douglasville, Georgia
> At 08:03 PM 06/04/00 -0500, Willard Vaughan wrote:
> >John Self
> >I did not intend to shut down the light in anyone but the decision
> >made that
> >more time would be given toward workshops and such and less to
> >Buisness. It is generally one session of the Meeting for Buissness
> >reports are given. But this year we have shorten our time and have
> >important issues to consider.
> >I guess somewhere in the process something had to give way and it
fell to the
> >wider quaker groups. Each group has been instructed that if time
> >will try to work the groups in as available.
> >As to your comment as to 'something wrong with SAYMA". Yes there is
> >wrong and I am glad. If we perfect and had our act together, we
> >to meet and discuss the issues. Instead there are several issues
that we of
> >sayma need to meet and discuss - and no I do not feel we all agree
> >issues be they major or minor.
> >So I guess we all can be part of the solution or part of the
problem - I feel
> >from your email that you want to be part of the solution and just not
> >to do. Well look me up at YM if you can I would love to continue
> >converstation. I'll be the only male at the head table.
> >Willard Vaughan
> >your recording clerk for sayma
> >Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association mailing list
> >sayma at kitenet.net
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