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Minutes 5 Nov 2013
Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific
Minutes and Agenda
Skype Meeting Tuesday/Wednesday November 5 / 6
Present: Ludwig bon Quirog (attempted but couldn’t commit), Dwight Burton, Joe DiGarbo, Nadine Hoover, Gay Howard, Valerie Joy, Fenna Mandolang, Tom Martin, John Michaelis, Nicholas Rozard, Deb Wood
Apologies/Regrets: Jane Drexler, Anne Eggleton, Sharon Hoover, Jasmine Payget, Karen Reixach, Janet Riley, Sarah Rozard, Barbara Thomas
Announcements and Accomplishments: Any comments or questions.
Compiling MM addresses
Commitments to write for YM newsletters
How is approaching sustainers going?
FPT Council Report:
A. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: FPT 20th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Baltimore’s Stony Run Friends Meeting and co-sponsored by Friends School of Baltimore (Friday-Sunday 6/20-22/14)
B. Sharon Hoover retires from the FPT Council
C. Recommendation from the three initiatives for Council fundraising
Feedback to take back to the Council?
Additional FPT-AWP news/stories/concerns — Discuss time change.
The meeting opened with a moment of silence.
Welcome. Check in:
Dwight Burton: All’s well in Jakarta. Rainy season is starting. I live in Jakarta near Benhil.
Joe DiGarbo: I’m using the iPhone because my computer is not working. Lately I’ve been consumed getting ready for my next trip to Palestine and Israel. I’ve been had some interaction with Nadine, John and Tom, especially about the Discernment Advanced workshop. Other than that, I’m doing well. The trip is 8-22 December 2013.
Jane Drexler: Is unable to make the call for November and December but will be available from January 2014.
Anne Eggleton: Anne writes: My husband and I will be out of town visiting our boys. I will be thinking of you all.
Nadine Hoover: I did four talks and a soup and bread dinner and only raised about $300, so I need others to reach out for funds. We only have a couple hundred dollars left in our account (and about $760 for water filters), so we need more people looking for funds.
Sharon Hoover: Is returning from traveling and visiting relatives and will do her best to join the call.
Gay Howard: has severe anemia and is coming out of it and is very glad for that.
Valerie Joy: Hopes to join the call but is not certain her technology will work. I have had an inspiring time both in the Philippines and in Korea. Last weekend with the other Quakers here
I travelled to Seoul and then to Daejon very fruitful also here at the WCC assembly. I will report in December so that would be good and I hope Nordvik can be on the call as well. I am very keen that Ludwig also goes to Ireland.
Fenna Mandolang: After periods of very busy times, a lot of rest is needed. I was very busy, then took some rest and now I’m ready to go again.
Tom Martin: Busy Friends Peace Teams month, Zuwati came from AGLI, then Saskia came from New Zealand and Guatemala. We raised $300 and $400, respectively. I’m looking forward to John Michaelis coming soon and we hope to raise a some money then.
John Michaelis: I leave for the US in less than one week. I’m looking forward to the presentation to Austin Meeting on the first of December, then going to Nepal with Ann Dusseau, Mary Amel, and Bob Barnes, and Margaret Willens. We’re planning to do three basic workshops and one trauma healing workshop. 2-24 December 2013.
Jasmine Payget: Extends her apologies for not joining. She is settling into a new full time job and her office is not set up yet. She should be more organized and able to join in the future as the time change suits as it is lunchtime. Jasmine writes: Very pleased that we will have Nadine here soon.
Petrus: I am in Aceh and for several days now I have been talking with friends here. There have been trouble with communication with Lilis, but she has received the files from Blaze to translate his interviews and next week I hope to get to Barak Induk for a day.
Karen Reixach: Is in Mexico with Tricia (her daughter), TJ and Janey and is unable to join the conference call.
Janet Riley: Janet Riley writes: I will not be at the conference call tonight. I commit my attention on helping in the process of handing the Power of Goodness project over to FPT. I sincerely give my full support and prayers to all of you who are working with dedication for peace in our troubled world. Janet continues to meet with Gay Howard and Nadine Hoover once a month and doing a lot of work moving forward.
Nick Rozard: Spending a lot of time thinking about where I am with the filters and how to move forward. Next week a group is coming together in Alfred to talk about government grants that might help us move forward. I processed some data and our results and technology are looking more full and successful.
Sarah Rozard: Is enjoying school and is thinking of us.
Barbara Thomas: Barbara writes: I can’t join you for the call tonight as we have a discussion of a book that all of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is reading called: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness. We expect that we will be making some action decisions for MD or DC soon around exceptionally punitive drug laws and inhumane conditions in prisons. There was a talk last night at the William Penn House on starting non-profit private prisons. (Whoa!)
At the AVP regional gathering in Maryland, Martha Baer and I gave a report on FPT-AWP work on our trip to Indonesia. As everyone else there was doing AVP in prisons, you can imagine that the interest was high in hearing about this expansion of the vision. A couple of people asked for contact information, but no sustainer pledges.
Deb Wood: Just had a Quarterly Meeting retreat with a woman recently arrived in New York Yearly Meeting who will be a great resource for working with our young Friends. It was very good and I’m encouraged.
See the list of accomplishments on google documents, but note especially that:
Jenna Morales, communications specialist, has posted a monthly report for October. A lot of development work has been accomplished! A solid foundation is on its way. Her “working hours” are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Emails in the later part of the week will be responded to on Monday.
Valerie Joy led a Peace Team to the Philippines. Please share if have not already in check ins.
Deb Wood wrote a lovely appeal letter that will go into a lovely newsletter that Jenna is producing to go out very soon. Nadine hopes in the future more Friends on the Working Group can get involved in writing for the newsletter, each Spring and Fall.
Nanik (VIA petrus)Had a great trip to the Phillipines, she needs to learn much more
Sean McCrumb is clerk of peace and witness in Ireland and has invited FPT to do a speaking tour for one week prior to the AVP international gatering in Ireland. John Michaelis, Nadine Hoover, Petrus, and Chris Hughes will be the talkers
We’re hoping Petrus can represent FPT-AWP at AVP International in Ireland. This will be cheaper than bringing two people from Indonesia.
Friends were reminded that there is still a need for 25 more sustainers. There is no money in our bank account to cover Jenna’s hours in November. If anyone is planning on making a donation, it would be good to make it now. We’re just putting together a newsletter, and a list of Monthly Meetings to send it to, 1100 copies would be one copy to each meeting, plus the $560 for printing the newsletter $460 in postage. It seems worth it, but if we don’t have the funds, Nadine and John will fund it personally.
We need a list of monthly meeting mailing addresses. Jenna began this development work but quickly realized that it would be an expensive endeavor to pursue from scratch. It would be much cheaper and faster if we, the working group, sent Jenna lists by YM, which she could then verify.
Australia — (send to Val)
Baltimore — Fenna
Inter Mountain — Fenna
Iowa (Conservative) — Fenna
Lake Erie — Nick
North Pacific — Fenna
North West — Dwight
New England –Fenna
New York — Deb
Ohio Valley –
Pacific — Gay Howard
Philadelphia — Joe DiGarbo
Southeastern — Fenna
Southern Appalachia –
South Central — Tom
Which Friends would commit to writing an article for their own yearly meeting newsletter twice a year? If anyone would like to work with one other representative on the Council to submit articles to their YMs as well, that would spread the work out.
Inter Mountain — Gay – Western Friend
Iowa (Conservative) –
Lake Erie –
North Pacific — Gay – Western Friend
New England –
New York –
Ohio Valley –
Pacific — Gay – Western Friend
Southern Appalachia –
South Central –
How is approaching sustainers going? speaking about FPT-AWP?
Now is a good time to approach people about donating. This is the end of the year when people plan their donations.
Fenna is thinking of stories, she has a story about Tondamulyo preschool in Indonesia, and is working on a story about Leonard Peltier, and how to use these stories as part of why people should support FPT
The other day Petrus met a reporter who was very traumatized in Perlak when he went to a logging mill where he was detained and interrogated for three hours. Petrus told him about AVP workshops happening in his area, and he was interested. He had visited a psychologist a few times but it was not helpful. He has not had the courage to talk about it, and was excited for the opportunity the workshops offer.
John clarified the differences between Friends Peace Teams and Alternatives to Violence for a meeting in Australia, a fruitful discussion ensued. From this talk Jane Drexler has become interested in FPT.
Report from FPT Council Meeting:
Announcing two celebrations of Friends Peace Teams 20th Anniversary:
Friday 6/20/14 through Sunday 6/22/14 in Baltimore’s Stony Run Friends Meeting, USA.- Gay, Tom, John
Friday 2/21/14 through Sunday 2/23/14 at Silver Wattle Quaker Retreat outside Canberra, Australia. -John
Who plans on attending?
Thank you, Sharon Hoover, for your service on the FPT Council and as editor of Friends Peace Teams PeaceWays.
Report from the three initiatives as a single voice with recommendations to the Council for its structure, priorities, continuing responsibilities for communications and information dissemination, and directed support for the programs and ministries offering grassroots peacebuilding on the ground led by its initiatives worldwide can be found in the Announcements and Accomplishments document. What is the feedback of FPT-AWP on the priorities for the Council and the ways the Council could support initiatives?
Nadine points out that friends peace teams is different from other organizations in that we have taken care to remain grounded in the fieldwork and avoid bloating with staff. We should send out the statement of priorities that was written by the three initiative coordinators and given to the council.
Other FPT-AWP work you’d like to talk about now?
This meeting changed time when The US changed time for daylight savings time. It seems unfair to countries that do not change their time.
Nadine Hoover-Delighted, thank you so much
Sharon Hoover-Looking forward to the work
Gay Howard-Looking forward to the work
NEXT CALL December 3 / 4 2013