Nominating Committee Annual Report
for THFM Committees beginning Jan 2012:
The Nominating Committee for year 2012 consists of myself, Dee Rein and Susan Claggett. We have met several times and believe we have comprised a draft of committees and "worker bees" for THFM 2012 that promises to be dynamic and productive. We thank all for their spirit of volunteerism that has helped keep this Meeting functioning. We continue to be amazed by the variety of talents our members and attenders possess.
There have been times during our meetings together that we would stop and reread the passages in Faith and Practice pertaining to our committee work. These advisements have been infinitely helpful and are as follows: "Monthly meeting officers and committee members are given substantial autonomy within their areas of responsibility, so their wise selection is essential to the Meeting's welfare. The Nominating Committee bears the important responsibility of discerning the gifts of members, recommending the right people for these and other services to the Meeting, and seeing to their replacement at appropriate intervals by others equally well qualified" (pg. 187, F&P). To the best of our ability, we have attempted to help guide those willing to serve to the areas we feel their gifts will shine. We have tried to be mindful not to overburden a few with too many tasks. We have uncovered some areas of weakness and some areas of strength. We have ultimately trusted the process of discernment and feel that all who have chosen tasks to do will serve faithfully and well.