Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 8/15/2021 through a Zoom audio/video connection.

We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on outreach.  We heard that some members are mentioning and striving to live Quakerism in their activities; but that some are unaware that there still are Quakers.

Tricia Crocker, treasurer, presented the budget-year-to-date treasurer’s report for the period 12/1/2020 to 8/15/2021 (attached). We accepted the report.

We had a first reading for position of Treasurer: Tricia Crocker, for the term from 12/1/21 to 11/30/22, the second reading to take place next meeting.

We considered proposed amounts for giving to community groups.  We added $120 to the Montgomery County Maryland chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

We decided to continue an in person second hour on the last Sunday of the month, and to add an on-line meeting for worship on Thursday evenings (7:30), on a trial basis.

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on September 19, 2021, at 1:30, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording