Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1.12.13 Interim Meeting,
Report to Third Haven Friends Meeting, 1.13.13


Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) Interim Meeting (IM) now meets 5 times a year and performs the governance functions of PYM between the PYM annual sessions. The Third Haven IM representatives will make an oral report to the Third Haven meeting for business and prepare a brief written report for the minutes following each IM. Those Friends who want additional or complete IM information, can go directly to the IM page on the PYM website. On 1.12.13, Tom Corl and Dee Rein, Third Haven's IM representatives, went to the 4th and Arch Street Meetinghouse for IM. Information and materials are emailed to monthly meeting IM representative before the IM.

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The meeting opened and closed with silent worship. Several items were routine or for information: introductions, recognitions, General Secretary's (Arthur Larrabee's) report, report on Junior IM in February, and approval of the 11.10.12 IM minutes.

IM accepted a recommendation from the Arch Street Meetinghouse Standing Committee and clerk Alan Crosman that the serving of wine be allowed in the Arch Street Meetinghouse. This will allow more rental uses and income. This was discussed approved.

The IM approved regular annual reports to IM from PYM standing committees. This corresponds to the Third Haven practice. The agenda committee will set schedule of standing committee reports. This was discussed and approved.

The recording clerk read 1.12.13 action minutes.

Respectfully submitted,
Tom Corl
Interim Meeting Representative
Third Haven Friends Meeting

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