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Minutes 1 Oct 2013
Minutes and Agenda
Skype Meeting Tuesday/Wednesday October 1/2
Nick Rozard, Nadine Hoover, Petrus, Fenna Mandolang, John Michaelis, Tom Martin, Gay Howard, Deb Wood, Joe DiGarbo, Valerie Joy and Dwight Burton
Apologies/Regrets: Barbara Thomas, Heri Wibowo, Janet Riley, Jasmine Payget.
Need to check in with: Shawna Doran, Anne Eggleton, Subhash Kattel.
Announcements and Accomplishments: Any comments or questions.
May we postpone Nanik and Ninok’s trip until funds are available? The pressure doesn’t feel right. They’re on the team to the Philippines in October and we are asking AVP-International to bring one Indonesian to Ireland in July.
How is approaching sustainers going?
How are you feeling about being involved with Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific? Activities is very active and going well.
If time: What are you doing for FPT-AWP? Why is FPT-AWP important to you? Any issues, concerns, or questions?
The meeting opened with a moment of silence.
Welcome. Check in:
Joe DiGarbo: Made arrangements today with Joe Moore, clerk of Lancaster Friends Meeting, to go to Gaza, Palestine and Israel Dec 8 for two weeks to follow up with organizations trained in 2010-2011. Israeli group in Jerusalem. A good fit because it has on staff Christians, Jews and Palestinians. We will be going to Ramallah to meet with the Friends International Center there, looking into coordinating in country AVP work. It’s exciting to see AVP Gaza get off the ground. We plan to return to work with PLO and Palestinian authorities and then finish in Israel. My question to this group is sustainability? What kind of influence or involvement do oes you have in areas where you build up AVP groups? After the initial phase is done, what dthe relationship look like going forward?
Nadine Hoover: Nadine is delighted with the work that we are doing. Enjoyed visit from Deb and Bridget
Sharon Hoover: Just returned from a group that has been working on writing.
Gay Howard: Working with the FPT Council
Valerie Joy: Working with the visit to the Philippines, including an AVP kit. AVP Queensland meets at her house tonight and hoping to work with refugees.
Fenna Mandolang: Time spent preparing for and at a friends wedding. Nourishing to see the support for the couple. But also noticed that sometimes, even in people’s attempts to be supportive, they were simultaneously demeaning, often using put-downs. She was reminded of how violence can permeate everyday life and how important our work is.
Tom Martin: Seldom better. Two FPT visitors – Zawadi Nkuze, Saskia Schuitemaker from New Zealand and Guatemala.
John Michaelis: Returned to Australia. Workshops in schools in Seattle. Remarkable group of kids in his group. Ignore the statement that kids need more light and livelies and can’t debrief. This is not true! The kids said you put in too many games and weren’t letting things go deep enough – a surprise learning for John. Kids can go deep and take care of their learning. Jane Drexler would like to join our calls.
Petrus: Petrus, Six week program ended last Saturday, Peace Place began a six week, three-hour a day, AVP program for parents and adults. They are finding the parents saying they really appreciate all the changes at home. Nadine Hoover: That they are calmer and happier.
Some of them have said that their neighbors have commented on how they have changed.
After they have gotten to know AVP, they are learning a lot about how to become better friends with their neighbors and in their family. But they are noticing how much practice it takes.
Nick Rozard:Nick has been driving a van for the local school, which provides income, but does not leave much time for working on water filters. While he is sitting in the van for hours without much to do, he is thinking of the water fitler work he wants to do! He is excited about making water fitlers his work.
Barbara Thomas: We are sponsoring a vigil at the White House supporting Palestinian-Israeli negotiations the evening of the conference call.
Heri Wibowo: Apologies in advance that I will not be able to attend the Skype conference call for the month of October, but I will be attending a regional training program in perspective building, knowledge, and skills exchange in Malaysia.
Deb Wood: Met with Nadine and Nick in Alfred in the last month and administrative today hoping to move on to things more fulfilling soon.
Dwight Burton: Greetings from Jakarta, enjoyed recent trip to Yogyakarta with spouse
We have been very active. Nadine sent out updates from the Initiative Coordinators. The Power of Goodness Team worked hard this month. Nick is pressing forward on the water filters. Teams are being organized for the Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia and Australia. We will have an FPT Gathering at the Quaker Center in Australia as well as a gathering with First Nations people and a week-long discernment workshop. See the list of accomplishments on google documents, but note especially that:
Israel / Palestine: Joe described in his check in above.
Indonesia: Petrus described in his check in above.
Philippines: Valerie described in her check in above.
Power of Goodness Team worked hard this month, see: Notes from Power of Goodness meeting.
Friends were reminded that there are still several outstanding needs for support:
25 more sustainers.
Funds for a speaking tour; we’ll arrange it once the funds are collected, a minimum of $5,000 is needed.
Four scholarships for Early Childhood Development at $200/semester 2x/yr.
Translation of AVP Manuals into Nepali at approximately $3,500.
Release Nick and a microbiologist to work half-time on water filters for four months, $7,500.
Subsidize a team to go to Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, or other country.
Purchase supplies for a school for one year, $360.
We postponed Nanik and Ninok’s trip to the U.S. until funds are available. The pressure doesn’t feel right. They’re both on the team to the Philippines in October and we are asking AVP-International to bring one Indonesian to Ireland in July. We will work towards a trip to the USA when funds become available.
Friends Peace Teams Council is discussing a capital campaign, but it seems unrealistic and out of tune with our condition. When it becomes clearer, we will share the information with this group.
Fundraising priorities would be helpful. Nick expressed, and others affirmed, the first priority was for securing enough sustainers to fund the office that allows him to turn his attention to the water filter development. When we speak to people about becoming sustainers, they may not do that, but they may donate, which keeps our activities running, or they may take on sharing our stories with others and raising the funds to be a sustainer. The second priority is to use your best discernment to see what activity speaks to you and share that concern with people until you find the funds for it, then pick another one to work on.
How is approaching sustainers going?
John M has already spoke to about 10 people and got one sustainer, Jane D.
Nick – has been thinking about what he would say to approach someone and decided he would explain that having a reliable organization allows volunteers like himself to come and go, but to have a place to come back to to do good work in the world. If your child or grandchild someday might like to have this opportunities, we need to have people who support it so it’s there when others are ready to come to it. He has not spoken to anyone yet though. (Pledge: 2 sustainers)
Dwight – also thought through how he might approach people (Pledge: approach 5 people)
Nadine – emailed a couple people who said they would add it to their end of the year considerations. Asking people might not get sustainers, but might get new donors, which are always needed.
Fenna – entered a work lounge to hear someone laughing about wanting really expensive shoes for Christmas. She jokingly said, “I’m looking for sustainers for Friends Peace Teams.” The guy, who makes very little money, asked if she’d still be looking for sustainers after Christmas. She said yes. He said he couldn’t give $500, but he could give $1.00/day. Fenna thought if he talked to his family, friends, church and so forth, he might be able to raise it. (Pledge to talk to 3-5 people)
Other FPT-AWP work you’d like to talk about now?
John is having trouble with communication to Nepal, so he is not clear if his trip will be going in Novmber 201 3.
Nadine will be in Australia 12 Feb – 26 Mar. The Indonesia trip is still on for 1 Jan – 12 Feb and 26 Mar – 24 April. Australian schedule is set. Indonesian schedule will be set soon.
Joe DiGarbo: Glad to be with the group; learning; appreciate; orienting
John Michaelis: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Nadine Hoover: Gratitude
Sharon Hoover: Listening
Gay Howard: Hopeful
Valerie Joy: Energy
Fenna Mandolang: Sustainers/sustain
Tom Martin: Teamwork
Petrus: Work hard
Nick Rozard: Friendships
NEXT CALL November 5 / 6 2013