Takoma Park Friends Meeting-Preparative gathered on 11/15/2020 through a Zoom audio/video connection.

 We heard queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice on peace.  We heard of the difficulty in bridging differences in views.  We heard that the query emphasizes day-to-day and personal action.

We heard that Adelphi Friends Meeting (AFM) approved our 2021 budget and Tricia Crocker’s service as Assistant Treasurer (ex officio) of AFM at its October business meeting.

We considered the following positions for Meeting service for 2021 on a first reading (except for Treasurer, already approved), a second reading to be held next business meeting:

Presiding clerk: Arthur David Olson

Recording clerk: Victor Thuronyi

Treasurer*: Tricia Crocker

Festival coordination: Tricia Crocker, Susan Rogers

Farmers Market project coordinator: Mary Jane 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

We discussed a holiday event, and tentatively decided to schedule for Sunday Jan. 3.  Given the Covid situation, we decided to hold this meeting virtually and to confirm the date by polling our mailing list.

We heard and approved these minutes.  We adjourned, to gather next on December 20, 2020, at 1:30, or at the call of the presiding clerk.

Arthur David Olson, presiding

Victor Thuronyi, recording