Committees and Members


As Friends do not have a traditional minister and staff, Meeting acts through its committees.  From a Business Meeting of the whole to a Relief Committee with three members, activities in Quakerism are accomplished through Committees.

Committees have either a clerk for a long standing committee such as Ministry and Counsel or a convener for a short-term committee such as a Clearness Committee.  Like all Quaker activities, committees begin and end in silent worship and members await the leading of the Spirit in the transaction of business. Committees are therefore forms of worship that are Spirit-led.

In order to ensure a democratic distribution of authority, the clerk and other members of committees serve only for a specified length of time. All Meeting members and attenders may be asked to sit on committees, depending upon their leadings and the discernment of their gifts by the Nominating Committee.

Anyone with a leading for service to the community should contact the Clerk of Nominating or any Member of the Nominating Committee to make that leading known.

POSITIONS & Committee members for 2017 (positions are 1-yr renewable)

CLERK: Pamela Wood (2nd year)

RECORDING CLERK: Stephen McDonnell (1st year)

ASST. RECORDING CLERK: Bernard Winter (one year only)

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Charlene Ray, Pamela Wood, Bryan Oettel

TREASURER: Dan Seeger

ASSISTANT TREASURER: Charlene Ray

MINISTRY AND COUNSEL: (3 years, renewable once)

Ends January 2018: David Fletcher, David Evans, Charlene Ray co-clerk (all 1st term)

Ends January 2019: Mason Jenkins co-clerk (2nd term), Rob Stevens (1st term) one position open

Ends January 2020: Ed Elder, Karen Taborn, Tom Goodridge (all 1st term)

RECORDER FOR MEMBERSHIP/HISTORIAN: Helen Garay Toppins

NOMINATING (2-year position):

End January 2018:  Lee Rada (convener), Tim Dalton, Peter Beck

Ends January 2019: Emily Eckstut, Burr Eckstut, Charlotte Ehrman

HOSPITALITY: Joyce Richardson (Convener), Richard Schmidt, Charlene Ray, June Tano

FIRST DAY COORDINATORS: Sally Campbell, Richard Schmidt

FIRST DAY CAREGIVERS: Naomi Paz Greenberg (Coordinator), Tom Goodridge, Sally Campbell

LIBRARY/LITERATURE COMMITTEE: Corona Machemer, Richard Schmidt, Jane Alexandre

LIBRARIAN: Sally Campbell

RIVERSIDE SPACE COMMITTEE: Charlotte Ehrman (Convener), Sally Campbell

COMMUNICATIONS AND WEBSITE COMMITTEE: Corona Machemer (Convener), Bryan Oettel, Kathy Stackhouse. 

FRIENDS IN UNITY WITH NATURE/ Earth Care Witness: Tom Goodridge, Committee of the Whole.

PEACE AND SOCIAL CONCERNS: Corona Machemer / David Fletcher (Co-Conveners), Committee of the Whole.

ARCH VISITORS: (No committee at present.) The following have ARCH training:  Sally Campbell, Kathy Hinton, Dot Savage, John Tweddle, Charlene Ray

COMMITTEE FOR PRISON MINISTRY: Helen Garay Toppins, Pamela Wood, Ernie Buscemi, Woodbourne Prison Quaker Worship Group. 

Committee member who does not visit the prison worship group – for correspondence: David Fletcher

FIRST DAY MONTHLY SING:  First Sundays at 10. Amala Lane (Convener), Nancy Britton, Kathy Wood

QUARTERLY JOINT NOMINATING (MMM appointment): position open

 

LIAISONS/REPRESENTATIVES

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (AFSC):  Pamela Wood (Under care of Peace & Social Concerns)

FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION (FCNL): Kathy Stackhouse

NEW YORK QUARTERLY MEETING: position open

YOUNG ADULT FRIENDS: Currently under care of Ministry and Counsel

POWELL HOUSE: Nancy Britton

PENDLE HILL: Steve McDonnell

FRIENDS GENERAL CONFERENCE (FGC):

NEW YORK YEARLY MEETING: Pamela Wood

NEW YORK YEARLY MEETING COMMITTEE ON DISCERNMENT:

RIGHT SHARING OF WORLD RESOURCES:


NEW YORK QUARTERLY MEETING POSITIONS

(filled by Joint Nominating, except for Joint Nominating itself, which is a Morningside nomination)

TRUSTEES: Katherine Alford (term ends 2018), Bart Dominus (term ends 2019)

RECORDING CLERK:

AUDIT AND BUDGET

EDUCATION FUND:

MINISTRY AND COUNSEL: David Britton, (3rd term ends April 2017)

RELIEF: John Slater (term ends April 2017)

THE GREAT LAKES REGION (Africa) EDUCATION COMMITTEE: (term ends 2018, no maximum)

COMMITTEE FOR DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN ALLOWED MEETING: (o maximum, 3 year terms) Sally Campbell (term ends April 2017), Richard Schmidt (term ends 2019)