Quakers Australia Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting
The Formal AGM session is at
2:30pm AEDT on Saturday 20 January 2024
online at this Zoom link
Bruce Henry, QA Presiding Clerk
The AGM will be part of the
January Online Mini-Yearly Meeting 2024
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 January 2024
Online Meeting for Worship,
Formal & Information sessions,
Friendly School & convivial times,
and much, much more
All sessions are online and open to everyone
Friends, you are warmly invited to join us for an online Yearly Meeting weekend in January. An innovative program is being developed and can be seen in outline by clicking on this link (see in particular the link to the program outline) or by going to the JanYM24 calendar.
The Quakers Australia AGM and any other business sessions will be open to all, as is our usual practice for Yearly Meeting sessions. In effect, this is a second, albeit experimental, Yearly Meeting gathering for 2024. You don’t need to be a representative from your Regional Meeting to attend, as has been the case for past January Standing Committee meetings. In fact, we’re keen to call this a ‘January Yearly Meeting’ weekend and not use the term ‘Standing Committee’ at all. Decisions requiring our spiritually grounded, corporate discernment can be made in January without having to wait for July.
Apart from any necessary business, the January Yearly Meeting 2024 (JanYM24) weekend will offer times for gathering in worship with one another and opportunities for inspiration and reflection. There will also be a Friendly School (or two—one on Friday evening, the other on Sunday), Preparatory and Information Sessions, and community time (on Saturday) for social connection and having fun together. We hope to include ways for children, families and isolated Friends to be involved. We encourage Friends to gather in pods. There will be plenty of time free from Zoom. We are also inviting Friends from Aotearoa/New Zealand Yearly Meeting to join us.
We encourage you to come and experience the variety and richness of our Quaker life and look forward to seeing you online during this weekend in January.
Submitted by the January Yearly Meeting 2024 Task Group and the Yearly Meeting Clerking Team
Any questions? Please contact Kerstin Reimers on firstname.lastname@example.org