Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 12/20/2020through a Zoom audio/video connection.

We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on the environment.  We heard affirmations of the importance of the concerns these queries raise.

Tricia Crocker, treasurer, presented the year-end treasurer’s report for the fiscal year ending 11/30/2020 and the budget-year-to-date treasurer’s report for the period ending 12/20/2020 (attached).The budget was nearly in balance for the 2020 fiscal year, not taking into account contributions of $4,000 that were received in 2020 but allocated to fiscal years 2021 and 2022 ($94.97 was withdrawn from unrestricted reserves to balance the budget).  We accepted the reports.

We approved the following positions for Meeting service for 2021 on second reading (except for Treasurer, already approved):

Presiding clerk: Arthur David Olson

Recording clerk: Victor Thuronyi

Treasurer*: Tricia Crocker

Festival coordination: Tricia Crocker, Susan Rogers

Farmers Market project coordinator: MaryJane Muchui,Tricia Crocker

Second hour coordinator: John Knight

Children’s program: Arthur David Olson, Mary Jane Muchui

Adelphi liaison: Victor Thuronyi

Presbyterian Church liaison: Victor Thuronyi

Postal mail pickup: Ellen Sarrett

Electronic mailing list maintainer: Tricia Crocker

Backup greeter: Arthur David Olson

Web maintainer: Mackenzie Morgan

*Treasurer’s term coincides with the budget year (12/1/20 to 11/30/21).

We approved an agreement with the Presbyterian Church for use of the library for the period through November 30, 2021.

We decided to schedule our annual holiday gathering for Sunday Jan. 3, 2021, at 1:30, commencing with worship sharing, holding this meeting virtually. 

We discussed options about using the funds in our meeting place fund to support Adelphi’s proposed building project, with two possible options being (1) make an annual gift to AFM of about $2,000 to subsidize the mortgage on the proposed building, and (2)  lending the proceeds from the meeting place fund to Adelphi Friends Meeting (AFM) at an interest rate of 2-1/2%.

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next onJanuary 17, 2021, at 1:30, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording