Committees of Our Meeting
We have many committees that keep our meeting functioning well. Regular attenders and members are encouraged to participate in at least one committee to help share in the workload of the meeting and to be an active part of our community.
Job Descriptions of Meeting Committees, Officers and Representatives
First Day School (PDF)
Loaves and Fishes (PDF)
Care of Meeting (PDF)
- Financial Aid for Quaker Events (PDF)
- Committee Handbook (PDF)
Mutual Care (PDF)
Officers of the MeetingClerk (PDF)
Alternate Clerk (PDF)
Recording Clerk (PDF)
Database Keeper (PDF)
Web Coordinator (PDF)
Meeting RepresentativesAmerican Friends Service Committee (PDF)
Ben Lomond Quaker Center (PDF)
College Park Quarterly Meeting (PDF)
Friends Committee on Legislation (CA) (PDF)
Friends Committee on National Legislation (PDF)
Pacific Yearly Meeting "PYM" (PDF)
PYM Friends in Unity with Nature (PDF)
Sierra Friends Center (PDF)
These notes, the text of which can be found here, contain advice for people considering or engaging in service on a committee.
This process, also known as the Strawberry Creek Method, has been adopted by a number of meetings as a helpful way to discern the gifts that members and attenders bring to committee work. This process is exceptionally useful when the committee is having some trouble with a particular position, but is not always practical for filling every position. Information about the process can be found in Spiritual Discernment within the Nominating Process by Perry Treadwell, most recently printed in the October 2005 edition of Friends Journal . The text can also be found here.
There are certain pieces of information that Nominating Committee looks for when they are nominating folks to serve on committees. We put together a template that specifies those pieces of information and encourage committees to use this template when updating their job descriptions. You can find that template in a Word document format here.