[saymaListserv] Request for information

Peggy Bonnington bonnipeg at sprynet.com
Mon Jun 5 23:52:52 JEST 2000


Beautiful clarification / distinction, Mary.  Thanks.  peggy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mary Calhoun <moriah at preferred.com>
To: sayma <sayma at kitenet.net>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [saymaListserv] Request for information


> 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.
> 
> ^o^
> Mary Calhoun
> moriah at preferred.com
> Foxfire FM
> 
> ----- 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
> more
> > was added to workshops.
> >
> > The reason for having Yearly  Meeting is the business, after all.  The
> rest
> > is "extra".
> >
> > Interesting how we spent many years trying to figure out how to put
> more
> > time into business, especially to remove pressure from the clerk and
> others
> > setting the agenda.      There also needs to be "extra" or "open" time
> in
> > any agenda to allow for the Spirit to move during any meeting.    This
> is
> > especially true at SAYMA Yearly Meeting, where we only meet as a body,
> once
> > a year.
> >
> > Does anyone involved in the decision have any idea why the wider
> quaker
> > 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
> was
> > >made that
> > >more time would be given toward workshops and such and less to
> Meeting for
> > >Buisness.  It is generally one session of the Meeting for Buissness
> that the
> > >reports are given.  But this year we have shorten our time and have
> several
> > >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
> allows, we
> > >will try to work the groups in as available.
> > >
> > >As to your comment as to 'something wrong with SAYMA".   Yes there is
> > >something
> > >wrong and I am glad.  If we perfect and had our act together, we
> would not
> > >need
> > >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
> with the
> > >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
> sure
> > >what
> > >to do.  Well look me up at YM if you can I would love to continue
> this
> > >converstation.   I'll be the only male at the head table.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Willard  Vaughan
> > >your recording clerk for sayma
> > >
> > >
> > >
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