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Minutes 2 January 2018

Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific
Working Group Minutes and Agenda
Zoom Meeting Tuesday/Wednesday January 2/3, 2018

Present: Fenna Mandolang, John Michaelis, Gay Howard, Jane Drexler, Deb Wood, and Chris Hughes
Apologies/Regrets: Nadine Hoover, Josh Albertson
Not with us: Chuck Esser, Valerie Joy, Youngsil Kang, Subhash Kattel, Tom Martin, Petrus, Vidya

Agenda Preview:
Check In Sentence
Questions and Feedback on News and Updates
Reports:
Initiative Coordinators
Communications
Treasurer
FPT Council
Resources Needed
Decisions/Actions/Consideration:
Who or how will you reach out to enrich the FPT AWP Working Group membership?
Closing Word

The meeting opened with a moment of silence.

Check in sentence:
Jane Drexler – Recovering from flu. Getting there.
Gay Howard – Having a great time. Children and grandchildren all visited from afar and had a wonderful time.
Chris Hughes – from Melbourne, Australia. Calling in from work but all is well.
Fenna Mandolang – Encouraged by all the friendship letters.
John Michaelis – Christmas with family in the USA and later in the month returning to Australia.
Deb Wood – Christmas with some family. Very cold in her area. Preparing for a Quaker retreat.

Questions and Feedback on News and Updates:
Indonesia – Updates In Indonesian

Korea – no update this month
Nepal – no update this month
Philippines – no update this month
Power of Goodness – no update this month

Reports:
Initiative Coordinators: none
Communications: none
Treasurer:
Incoming
$2,670 undesignated individual
$625 sustainers
$500 int peace training
$3,795 Total In

Outgoing
$11.42 sustainers
$2,016.60 nepal
$4,270.08 undesignated
$623.92 international travel
$145 power of goodness
$500 international training peace
$7,567.02 Total Out

Total $-3,772.02

Balance $3,973.00

Jane Drexler will prepare the Australian financials the same way for next month.

FPT Council: Had a communications meetings today. The meeting discussed transformation of FPT from support of individual ministries to a Quaker organisation. Individual working groups will post on their websites and Facebook. Asia West Pacific will need to find its own communications point person. Evan Welkin has said he wishes to quit. He cited financial issues and communications with the different working groups. There is progress with managing all the websites including those for AGLI.

Resources Needed:
Recording Clerk: backup to Valerie still needed–how about asking new YM Reps, like Bob Rhudy or Jack Willis?
Korean Information Writing Summary: we could use someone to condense some of the Korean information to send out to our group, the Council and e-news list. – Deb would work on this as long as it was presented to her in English.
Stories of Success: The FPT Council suggested we write up the stories of success that have been a part of our work. John started a list of suggested stories we might contribute. Additional stories, edits, or comments would be appreciated. It would be a great addition for Power of Goodness. Nadine will ask Darcia Bowman if she would accept this task- for payment.

Decisions/Actions:
Who or how will each one of us reach out to enrich the FPT AWP Working Group membership? FPT AWP WG is a volunteer based organisation. It needs support for the different roles. There is also the transition from the original personal ministry to an ongoing organisation with different Friends filling roles.
Gay – three people in her meeting
John – Rosie Betzal. John also presented to his local meeting in Australia which was well received. It has not yet translated into any commitments. Perhaps he and Jane can work on developing this.
Chris – attending the AVP gathering in Perth, Australia and will see if anybody may be interested.
Fenna – her meeting has a mid-week meeting using the FPT AWP Zoom account. She makes this known to the meeting. Ask Evan for copies of the introduction to FPT PeaceWays and commit to sharing them/placing them at meeting houses.
Deb – there is a local AVP facilitators’ meeting and she will see if anyone is interested in joining.
Jane – coming to the Council F2F in April.

Closing word:
Jane Drexler – Looking forward
Gay Howard – Looking forward
Chris Hughes – reconnecting
Fenna Mandolang – face to face
John Michaelis – anticipation
Deb Wood – peace

NEXT CALL February 6/7, 2018