to use the surplus from YM 2006 to reduce the subsidy from the General Fund for financing
to suspend the Interest Allocation process (see Handbook Section 11.1.6) for 2006–2007, and
ask the Treasurer to bring a further recommendation about this in the Budget papers for
to allocate monies for the AWPS visitor from the FWCC Travel Fund.
to donate $600.00 to Pendle Hill and $600.00 to Woodbrooke.
not to include a donation for the Indigenous Concerns Committee in the 2006–7 budget
to place the $2000 donation from Just Peace into the Refugee Assistance Fund to assist Cherry and Dave McKay in bringing African refugees to Australia,
Young Friends Standing Committee Report 2006
Young Friends have no more to report about our risk management policy. We have started
using the policy when organizing our camps. The Child Protection Policy is still in the minds of
YFs, and we are working with the CP committee/working group on these issues.
Our Easter camp was of course good, though it was a small gathering this year, with 10
people at its peak time. We still love Werona, and each other, so what more could we ask for
an Easter weekend! Our business meeting was deliciously short, our meeting for worship
unprecedentedly sleepy, the food marvelously organic and the fire hot, just as we like it. We
made another stone chair to keep the existing one company, they sit together like Friends in
silence, feeling the sun rise and watching it set each day. The complete run-down of Easter
camp is in our epistle.
Several YFs have relocated this year, mostly in the direction of Melbourne (leaving Tasmania
void of active YF-ness), but also in the direction of Africa. Fran from Sydney has recently
joined Kim and others in Kenya literally building a Quaker community which will house up to
40 people. Those living in the community will more or less be full-time volunteers, working for
the good of the local town and hopefully inspiring people to do the same. They plan to grow
food on the land and make the community as self-sufficient as possible.
Also, Thomas Ashton attended Aotearoa/NZ Yearly Meeting Summer Gathering at Easter this
year as part of the YF exchange.
YFs within states try to organize meetings every now and again, which is hard when everyone
is so busy. We are all staying in touch via our group email list, and look forward to camp and
Yearly Meeting in Tassie.
In Peace and Friendship,
Young Friends Coordinato