Membership Recorder's Annual Report for 2011:
We began 2011 with 149 members, including 16 minors. During the year we added two new members (one by application and one by transfer) and sadly lost five (three by death, one by transfer, and one by resignation). The end of year total is 146.
We were saddened by the deaths of Monimia Barker, Irene Williams, and Jim Paul. All had been valued participants in our meeting community.
Holly Ford asked to have her membership transferred to the meeting in Anchorage, Alaska where she has been living.
In October Gregory Leibman resigned from Meeting and this was accepted with regret.
On the brighter side Mary Coady applied for and was accepted into membership. Deborah Danser transferred her membership to Third Haven from Downingtown Meeting in Pennsylvania.
We expect to add several children of members to our numbers shortly. This relates to the fact that parents need to formally ask for membership for their children. In days gone by when a couple were members, the membership of their children was automatic. They were known as Birthright Members. This is no longer the case. Some meetings within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting recognize a category of Associate Membership This designation is intended for children under the age of 21. Once they reach majority they decide for themselves whether or not they wish to remain members. So far, at Third Haven we have not done this, but perhaps we should consider the possibility.
Respectfully submitted, Marsie Hawkinson, Membership Recorder