Search Committee of Interim Meeting Annual Reports

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2016 Annual Report

Search Committee is responsible for assuring that BYM has strong leadership in its Yearly and Interim Meeting clerks and recording clerks, its treasurer, and assistant treasurer, its Supervisory and Nominating Committees.

This year, our thanks to many Friends, who are accepting second terms in those positions. New faces that received a first reading at June Interim and will receive a second reading at annual sessions are: Marcy Seitel of Adelphi for Interim Meeting Clerk, Peirce Hammond of Bethesda for Supervisory, and Denna Joy of Richmond for Nominating.

As Search Committee has been under staffed this year, we asked our YM Clerk and Acting General Secretary to discern with us who to invite as Interim Meeting clerk. We used the Strawberry Creek Nominating Process, bringing forward names of Friends to fit the position from a space of deep worship. We appreciate their help and for introducing this method.

We are grateful to many for discerning with us who, from their Meetings, might be led to fill the needs of our blessed community. Your suggestions and encouragement guide our work. Barbara Thomas will be leaving Search as clerk after annual sessions and Karie Firoozmand will take up the mantle.


2015 Annual Report

Search Committee is responsible for assuring that BYM has strong leadership in its Yearly and Interim Meeting clerks and recording clerks, its treasurer, and assistant treasurer, its Supervisory and Nominating Committees.

We are fortunate that the YM and IM leadership is continuing with joyful energy and creative ideas.

We will name Mary Campbell (FMW) to Supervisory Committee to replace Jolee Robinson, who has served on Supervisory for four years and will cycle off. Mary is enthusiastic about taking on the search for a new General Secretary. She will be appointed to a one-year term so that Supervisory gets back on track with two new (or returning) Friends each year, per Manual of Procedure guidelines. Supervisory Committee terms are two years, renewable up to six years.

We hope to refresh Nominating Committee with four Friends from Meetings that are not represented among the eight continuing members. We have three Friends to bring forward as of this writing. Nominating Committee is a guiding force for BYM, populating all its other committees and representative positions.

We are grateful to many for discerning with us who, from their Meetings, might be led to fill the needs of our blessed community. Your suggestions and encouragement guide our work.

With love and appreciation from your Search Committee,

Barbara Thomas (Annapolis), clerk; Linda Coates (Little Britain), Karie Firoozmand (Baltimore, Stony Run), Steve Hulburt (Blacksburg) and Gobind Moore (Maury River)


2014 Annual Report

Search Committee is delighted to report that we can present some new servant leaders to BYM at Annual Session this year:

Ken Stockbridge (Patapsco), Yearly Meeting Clerk
Tasha Walsh (Maury River), Interim Meeting Clerk
Arthur David Olson (Takoma Park), Interim Meeting Recording Clerk

In addition, Sheila Bach (Langley Hill) has accepted a second term on Supervisory and three Friends have stepped up to put their names forward for Nominating Committee: Susie Fetter, York; Keith Fullerton, Monongalia; and John Farrell, Patapsco.

We are grateful to many for discerning with us who from their Meetings might be led to fill the needs of our blessed community. At the beginning of each year, we can only hope that Spirit will lead us; at the end of the year, why are we surprised that Spirit-led matches can be brought before Friends at Annual Session?

With love and appreciation from your Search Committee,

Kevin Caughlin (Sandy Spring), Clerk; Barbara Thomas (Annapolis), assistant clerk, Andrei Israel (State College), Linda Coates (Little Britain), Karie Firoozmand (Stony Run), Steve Hulburt, (Blacksburg)

2013 Annual Report

No report received.