Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 12/17/2023 in the library of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, following meeting for worship.

We heard and discussed queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on the environment.                

Tricia Crocker, treasurer, presented the end-of-year report for FY 2023 and the treasurer’s report for the period 12/1/2023 to 12/17/2023 (attached).  We accepted the reports.  

We approved the agreement for use of the space in the Presbyterian Church for the period Dec. 1, 2023, to Nov. 30, 2024.

We approved service positions for 2024, as follows:

Presiding clerk: Arthur David Olson

Recording clerk: Victor Thuronyi

Treasurer*: Tricia Crocker

Festival coordination: Tricia Crocker

Second hour coordinator: John Knight

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

Adelphi liaison: Victor Thuronyi

Presbyterian Church liaison: Mary Jane Muchui

Community group liaison: Susan Rogers

Postal mail pickup: Ellen Sarrett

Electronic mailing list maintainer: Tricia Crocker

Backup greeter: Mary Jane Muchui

Web maintainer: Mackenzie Morgan

*Treasurer’s term coincides with the budget year; treasurer approved separately.

We decided to lay down the farmer’s market coordinating position and merge these duties into the Presbyterian Church liaison position.

We heard of an opportunity to volunteer at Shepherd’s Table. We also heard about an opportunity to do anti-racism work.  We decided to further consider these opportunities.

We confirmed the date for the holiday celebration as Jan. 7, 2024.

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on January 21, 2024, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording