Report of Recorder of Membership, 2012:
At the start of 2012 we had a total of 145 members*, including 16 children (under 21). During the year we gained 8 new members including 2 adults and 6 children. Sadly, we lost 2 members by death. This brings the year end number to 151 members of Third Haven Friends Meeting.
We mourned the loss of Peggy Paul in March. In October we were saddened to lose John Todd at the age of 95.
On the positive side Cynthia Quast and Catherine Cripps asked for and were accepted into membership, as were Margaret, Eleonora, Juliette, and Anna Sofia Neil, plus Lucy and Zadoc Bond.
It is interesting to note that two of our "children" became 21 during 2012. Also, six are between 22 and 28 years of age. Another fourteen are between 15 and 20. The demographics of our meeting's membership are changing.
Martha L. Hawkinson
*Our member Mary Gibney Bodel died in December 2011, but we didn't receive word of this until January 2013. Adjustment has been made for that year's record.
2012 membership statistics (due 3/1/2013)
2012 Year-end Count as of December 31.2012 we had
129 members age 21 & older (includes 2 who turned 21 in 2012
22 members under age 21
Changes in 2012:
_____ "Births" - applications for infants under 1 year; 2 Deaths
_____ Transfers in from another Monthly Meeting; _____ Transfers out
8 Applications accepted for new members; _____ Resignations
Applications by associate members for full membership; _____ Release by Meeting
Total (+) 8
Total (-) 2
Net change: + 6
Our total membership reported for 2011 was 146
Adjustment to 2011, if any: - 1
Adjusted total for 2011 (line 1 + line 2): 145
Net change in 2012 (from Section 2): +6
Total for year-end 2012: 151
Martha L. Hawkinson, Recorder January 21, 2013