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- Minutes 4 July 2017
- Sustainers’ call 16 June 2017
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- Sustainers’ call 20 January 2017
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- 2015 FPT-AWP Annual report
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- Minutes 3 Dec 2013
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- Minutes 29 Jan 2013
- Minutes 2 Jan 2013
- Minutes 5 Dec 2012
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- Minutes 1 May 2012
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- Agenda for March 2012 Working Group call
- Minutes 7 Mar 2012
- Minutes 8 Feb 2012
- Minutes 3 Jan 2012
- Minutes 6 Dec 2011
- Minutes 9 Nov 2011
- Minutes 19 Apr 2011
- Minutes 15 Feb 2011
- Minutes 18 Jan 2011
- Minutes 21 Dec 2010
- Minutes 19 Oct 2010
- Update 15 Oct 2008
- Apology 21 July 2008
- Update 17 July 2008
- Update 12 June 2008
- Update 20 May 2008
- Update 17 Feb 2008
- Update 11 Feb 2008
Minutes 3 Sep 2013
Minutes and Agenda
Skype Meeting Tuesday-Wednesday September 3-4
Dwight Burton – American who lives in Jakarta Indonesia with his wife (who is Indonesian), was member of NW Meeting. New to the group, excited to be involved. Background in computer, conflict resolution.
Shawna Doran – glad to be back on the call
Nadine Hoover: is doing really well and is SO glad to have all this energy of all these people who feel this is such important work.
Sharon Hoover, just checking in, working on the FPT newsletter and preparing a talk on Quakerism
Gay Howard: I am part of a new small meeting for worship, we have not yet got to the place where we can talk easily about what we feel and think in terms of the spiritual life – so i volunteered to lead a discussion on “The Quaker Way” by Rex Ambler. Offer that we read the book out loud, and as we go along, people can express their own feelings Opened up much better than ever before. Reteaching the insights of the early Quakers.
Chris Hughes: Good morning, I am Australian, part of Victorian Regional Meeting, hosts small home meeting monthly, co-convenor for the First Nations People’s committee, AVP Advanced on the fear and … communication, works for Australian Council of Trade Unions as educator.
Valerie Joy: A big Welcome to Dwight Burton, wonderful that another Sustainer has come on board Yan de Voogd, thrilled about Nadine’s visit to Silver Wattle in australia in 2014.
Fenna Mandolang, Clerk: describe a moment in my life – in Buffalo NY they used to ship the flour from the west — huge huge silos along the Buffalo river. When the technology changed, they were abandoned. some people are using the silos for climbing, for artwork, and recently I participated in a artwork where audience participates by singing/humming a note so that the whole resonates. Wonderful. Working with Jenna on the photographs: how we are housing them.
Tom Martin: not able to join the call.
Nancy Mcintyre: Quaker of 25 years convincement, rtd teacher, mother of 4, gmother of 5, love the enthusiasm that I am feeling about this AWP Peace Teams. also excited about the Power of Goodness, and am doing the teachers handbook. Would like to be a storyteller, great way to learn together. New to the group.
John Michaelis: FPT – communication with Jenny Horton who is trying to set up with Chris Hughes visits to talk in Ireland about FPT and AVP. Significant changes in the structure to AVP internationally, interesting challenging and thought provoking. Unexpectedly may be in USA next week for work.
Jasmine Payget: Blue Mountains, come from background of Env Edu and community involvement. Been off and returning to work soon. Interested in FPT; learning, observing, working it out. Started learning Indonesian! Hooray!
Petrus, has to leave early, very happy that little , the seasons are changing, so it gets hot and cold and I’ve been sick for about a week. I”m still active with activities at Peace Place where we are doing AVP with the parents, finished a Saturday course for the parents of the teachers of the school. (Thankyou for the letter we all received recently – it was very good)
Janet Riley, went to a meditation group which I have belonged to for many years. The sense of direction was a great experience, number of Indian monks there, great talks and sharing and meditation. Extremely excited about the progress of the Power of goodness.
Nick Rozard, my life is super busy, did a lot of work with the water filters about 5 weeks ago and was very happy with the progress. But since then I have been re-doing the upstairs room. Really looking forward to Nanik and Ninok to come to the USA , building of grass roots peace.
Deb Wood: have spent the last 10 days in Maine, two other couples who are friends and I went to the American Folk festival in bangor? and was able to re-connect with my friends. Went to Portland, maine where my son and his family lives. Feeling that I almost had a vacation. Almost ready to get back into the swing.
Bowo: Dear Nadine and friends of FPT-AWP, Good evening. I hope everyone is well. I am sorry not to be able to join this month’s conference call because I will be facilitating a SHEEP meeting in East Aceh on Tata Kelola Gampong and advocacy. In August, AVP Aceh did not complete any activities as it was the holidays for our Muslim friends. However, Tina and I got together with some AVP friends from Aceh Tamiang and Langsa. We enjoyed the hospitality of Lidziah and Rida (Teachers of the Chrysalis Preschool), Ferrizal, and Fauziah. Greetings to my FPT family, Brave Bowo
Barbara Thomas: My apologies. I’ll be picking up someone at the airport just at that time. I’ll look forward to the minutes. Blessings, Barbara
Announcements and Accomplishments (comments):
Fundraising for Nanik & Ninok’s trip
Power of Goodness Team
Sustainers Buddy System
Incorporation in Australia
If time: What are you doing for FPT-AWP? Why is FPT-AWP important to you? Any issues, concerns, or questions?
The meeting opened with a moment of silence.
Valerie on the Peace Team in the Philippines in October 2013: Valerie just had knee surgery (currently 5 weeks on) and is doing well. Ludwig is going well, looking forward to hearing from Nanik and Ninok. We are a team of 5 facilitators including Terry Pinnell. Blaze will also accompany the team to do documentation. There is a huge number of participants, from government and young people, on an island called Bohol. Very beautiful, with chocolate hills inland.
Friends were reminded that there are still several outstanding needs for support (see Resources Needed):
Translating and printing AVP manuals in Nepal – $3,500.
Nanik and Ninok graciously accepted an invitation to attend Friends Peace Teams’ 20th Anniversary 20-24 June 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and AVP International Gathering 13-19 July 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. Needed:
FPT 20th Anniversary: Ind-US ticket for Nanik and Ninok US$1,800 x 2 = US$3,600. (Aug 9, on http://www.airtkt.com CGK-JFK-DUB-CGK $1,877 on Turkish Air; then $4,955up!)
Teacher Study Tour in US: Two months in US food & local travel = $300x2mox2people= $1,200
World Forum Foundation: US-Puerto Rico tickets $350 x3people = US$1,150 Registration: $825/person x 3 = $2,475; Housing $200 x 5 nights = $1,000;
FPT-AWP Ireland Speaking Tour: Local food & travel for Nanik and Ninok 60e/dayx14daysx2people 560-1,120 euro/ US$750-1,500 and Coordinator-Nadine half of that $375-750.
AVP International cost: Travel for Nanik & Ninok $1,400 x 2 people = $2,800; Travel for Nadine $1,000; Registration for Nanik and Ninok 45-500 euro x2 person = 90-1,000 euro = US$120-1,335; Registration for Nadine AVP Int’l gave a scholarship, thank you! Yeah!
Comments: Had we already decided to go ahead with getting of the tickets. There were two people who guaranteed $1000 each. But this is not enough to cover the two tickets alone. Until we do the fundraising and Nadine has written to a number of funds, but until others come forward with guarantees, then difficult. Dean and Sharon will guarantee. Hurrah! Nadine – each of us requesting meeting to help this donation to have this occur. We will need to revisit this in the next few calls. Sharon feels a sense of frustration – wants FPT to be in the lexicon of Meetings across the United States. John M: Sharon speaks my mind, and want to share more broadly the news of FPT in the USA. … And Blaze will put together a trailer (in November) and early in 2014 will have a video for FPT.
Mislan requested $200/semester twice a year for tuition and transport to attend college for early childhood development. He has taken no salary from the school (2012 – 2017).
Legiani (Ani) requested $200/semester twice a year for tuition and transport to attend college for early childhood development. She makes $5/month working at the school and regularly writes children’s story books (2012 – 2017).
Legiegi (Egi), requested $200/semester twice a year for tuition and transport to attend college for early childhood development. She makes $5/month working at the school (2013 – 2018).
Suci requested $200/semester twice a year for tuition and transport to attend college for early childhood development. She makes $5/month working at the school (2013 – 2018).
Resources Received (YEAH!)
Second-hand Windows laptop, preferably with Microsoft Office and a good battery, for Subhash to administer the AVP Nepal Team.
1. Power of Goodness Team
Minute: Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific agrees to take the Power of Goodness Project under our care, to release the Friends International Library of this responsibility (as per their request: Janet Riley, Johan Maurer and Misha Roshchin). We will solicit stories and illustrations on an ongoing basis from Friends, peace teams and peace activists with a concern for nonviolence and reconciliation. The Power of Goodness Team will: 1) set specifications for stories that are culturally and personally specific, but universally recognizable; 2) solicit and receive story submissions; 3) review and select story submissions for inclusion in the global story pool on the Power of Goodness tab; 4) edit and prepare stories for posting on the website; and 5) ensure legal documents for publishing are in order. The team may consider collections of these stories for publication of additional versions in other world regions and languages; each version will include stories from around the world while highlighting a specific region.
Nadine Hoover, Gay Howard, Sharon Hoover, Janet Riley and Nancy Mcintyre agreed to serve on the Power of Goodness Team for the Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific Working Group. They requested Nadine Hoover serve as Coordinator. Chris Hunter and Adlan Adayev of Peacebuilding UK, Johan Maurer, Misha Roshchin, and Janet Riley will continue to serve as Advisors for the Russian/Chechen Version. Javier Morales has reviewed the web files and has agreed to integrate the Power of Goodness website as a tab on the FPT-AWP.org website. Nadine Hoover has offered to have Conscience Studio ensure that each book is formally published and made available internationally.
John M: suggestion In Australia John is running the website Quaker Voice and would like to propose in the future that there be some connection between the two projects.
2. PROPOSED BUDGET for 2013-2014
Friends approved the Budget to send to FPT Council.
(Background: Issue raised about the amount of money spent on administration vs project in this project. Income will be raised that will then be able to disburse more funds to projects. Administration is important in order to raise the money. Transition time – important to pay attention. The intent is that the Sustainers will help the administration and promotion and other work of FPT AWP, with funds raised directly to go to the project.)
3, We need to talk to people to become sustainers. What we are able to do is:
John M will talk with 10 people in the next year
Nick find two sustainers
Gay will speak to two people
Deb I cannot promise to find any sustainers
Dwight willing to talk to at least five people
Valerie I need a little more time, but I will talk to 3-5 people by early next year
Shawna will talk to five groups of people including Gainesville Meeting by the end of the year
Nadine will find as many as we need that the rest of the group can’t find
Sharon will approach at least two new people, but not more than that because they’re already giving
Fenna, I know this is very important, and it would really help me to practice with you, I can think of two people, so I can talk to 3-5 people before Christmas
Jasmine, like Valerie it will be easier when the Australian Incorporation is in place, then I’ll ask people in the new year
Janet, can’t commit to doing that now.
4. Proposed Incorporation in Australia
The objects of the Association are: Friends Peace Teams-Australia Inc. is a not for profit organisation for the charitable purpose of promoting social welfare and a peaceful world. Friends Peace Teams-Australia Inc. works around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peace, healing and reconciliation.
Provide financial and communications administration and support for individuals who travel for peace, visiting people from opposing sides of conflicts in the spirit of people-to-people exchange and peace.
Provide translation services of materials and interpretation necessary to ensure relationships among volunteers across multiple languages.
Provide recruitment, coordination and logistical backstopping for peace teams who travel with a concern for peace to maintain long-term relationships through visitation in areas of conflict or former conflict.
Solicit, review, select, edit, publish and distribute stories of peace, nonviolence, healing and reconciliation from around the world.
AVP in Indonesia – with early childhood and primary school
Petrus says that the work of AVP with early childhood is going well. They have tried to integrate with primary school teaching, but this is very difficult. Travelling to the Philippines will help them agreat deal with this?? (Nadine to review this and alter as necessary)
Janet will speak to Sandy Springs Friends School about the Power or Goodness, so if anyone has photos of children from our work in Nepal, Philippines or Indonesia, the sooner the better. The talk will go on YouTube.
Dwight Burton: excited
Shawna Doran: had-to-go-to-help-her-daughter
Nadine Hoover: fabulous
Sharon Hoover: overwhelmed
Valerie Joy: clarity
Fenna Mandolang: sustainers
John Michaelis: empowering
Jasmine Payget: energised
Nick Rozard: good night
Deb Wood: energy
NEXT CALL October 1st/2nd 2013