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Yearly Meeting is upon us.

Augustana Campus

Friends, we will gather in Camrose at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, starting this Friday, Aug 4, with a Pre-YM Retreat led by Beverly Shepard.  Yearly Meeting session will follow with a community celebration on Saturday; the Sunderland P. Gardner Lecture given by Maggie Knight on Sunday evening and a week filled with activity, sharing, time for quiet reflection and spiritual growth and learning.  Every year we come together as a family, it’s an event that nourishes body and soul.

Should you need to reach anyone during this time – you can either call the YM office (888-296-3222) and leave a voicemail – messages will be retrieved daily; or you can call the CYM on-site contact number 780-781-0507 .

Visit www.quaker.ca/business/cym2016 to download reports and information from our Session.

If you are not able to be among us in person, we ask you to hold our Session in the Light.

 

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NOW CLOSED. Call for Proposals: Editor for the Canadian Friend and quaker.ca

Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) seeks a contractor to edit The Canadian Friend and to upload materials to our website, quaker.ca. CYM is a religious organization of Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) in Canada.

The contractor will solicit material, edit and produce two issues of The Canadian Friend (CF) per year, to appear in the spring (April) and fall (September/October). Working with an editorial committee, the contractor will set editorial direction for The Canadian Friend. The contractor will receive requests for advertising in The Canadian Friend and communicate with advertisers. The contractor will work in InDesign, and send the issue of The Canadian Friend to the printer, as well as creating a PDF version to be posted on the website. Past issues of The Canadian Friend can be viewed at http://quaker.ca/resources/the-canadian-friend/

Material from The Canadian Friend will also be used as content on quaker.ca, our website.

The editor will solicit and receive additional content to be posted on quaker.ca

The editor will also use our FaceBook presence to post information about material in The Canadian Friend, upcoming deadines, and quaker.ca posts.

Quaker.ca is a WordPress multisite webpage, with public-facing and private sections. Maintenance of the public site will include posting materials, updating contact information, and other updates as requested. The private sections of quaker.ca consist of internal documents and committee webpages. The contractor may be asked to post materials, or to provide technical support to committees posting their own materials.

The contractor is responsible for providing space, software and hardware required for the work, including InDesign, image processing abilities (such as resizing and cropping photos for web use and print), and internet access.

The contractor is encouraged to attend the 2016 Canadian Yearly Meeting gathering (August 5-13) in Camrose, AB, with paid travel, housing and food.

The contractor should have demonstrable experience with InDesign, WordPress and the production of print and/or on-line magazines. Experience with unprogrammed Quaker meetings, particularly within CYM, is desirable. Previous experience or training in journalism, editing and social media is an advantage.

Deliverables:

  • two issues of The Canadian Friend per year
  • regular posting of materials for quaker.ca, to be posted twice weekly on a schedule mutually agreed upon by the editor and Publications and Communications committee.
  • regular posting of new material on the blog for quaker.ca (at least 2 posts per month)

Production of The Canadian Friend will be paid for up to 100 h per issue. Web editor work is expected to be 10 h / month.

This is a one-year contract, to be renewed on mutual agreement for an additional two years, with the possibility of further extension. Work is to be invoiced monthly, and will be paid at a rate of $35/h by the CYM bookkeeper following approval by the Clerk of Publications and Communications committee.

To apply, please send a letter outlining experience and interest in the position, with resume and any other supporting information. Questions and applications may be sent to cf-editor-search@quaker.ca

Applications should be received by July 10, 2016.

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CYM 2016: Registration Form and Registration Material Available!

In preparation for Yearly Meeting session, we have uploaded the following:

  1. Registration Form (PDF version to print and mail) or the on-line form (Excel file to fill in, save and email to the office).  Please note that the Excel form is designed for one registrant per Excel Worksheet.  If there is more than one person in your household registering, please fill out the Person 2 Worksheet, Person 3 Worksheet, etc. by clicking along the bottom tabs.  Questions?  Email cym-office@quaker.ca.
  2. The Registration Material (all the YM details!).

 

For more information, please visit the CYM 2016 Gathering page.

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Announcing Online Course Spring 2016: “Uh Oh, Was That a Leading?”

Friends across Canada are invited to participate in this new free online course facilitated by David Summerhays (Montreal Monthly Meeting). The five-week course will begin mid-April and conclude in May 2016.
The course content will include:
• Exploration of the concept of “leadings”
• Readings and discussion on how early Friends and Friends throughout history have understood “leadings”
• Jokes
• Discernment of what is and what is not a “leading”
• Practice explaining Quakerism to newcomers
• Exploration of what participants learned in the course

For more information and instructions on how to register, please click here.

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The 2016 Gathering in Camrose, Alberta needs your help!

Dear Friends, the Youth Program needs your help! The following positions are available.

Youth Program:

We are looking for people to help lead our Youth Program this summer at CYM. The Youth Program is an incredibly fun place to be at CYM – there is enthusiasm, laughter and joy; but we need great leaders to bring a wonderful program together. If you can serve CYM by being a leader in the Program we want to hear from you! Your responsibilities would include working with the Youth Program Coordinator to put together a program for the summer and running the program at CYM (there will be volunteers to help). The program needs to include worship time, Quaker study time and outings. There are many resources available to help you. We cannot run a program for children and youth without leaders.

If you feel able to offer this service, please contact Beth Ward bward9@gmail.com. Your travel, meals and lodging can be paid for by CYM as these are Required Services positions.

FOOD COOP Coordinator:

To coordinate the Food Coop at Canadian Yearly Meeting 2016 at Camrose, Alberta

The Coordinator plans shopping lists and menu choices in consultation with the Continuing Committee of Food Coop and the Local Arrangements Committee, facilitates food preparation, manages food storage and ensures safe food-handling practices.

The Coordinator has volunteers available for site set-up and maintenance, financial control, food shopping, preparation and clean up. Typically Food Coop participants sign themselves up for volunteer shifts throughout the week that CYM is in session.

From mid-day Thursday, Aug 4 to next Saturday, Aug 13 (a two-day start-up shopping/planning period precedes the first meal which is Saturday supper, Aug 6). Attends for four hours at each of two meals a day (breakfast is completely in the hands of Coop participants).

We are seeking someone who is familiar with volunteer organizations and sensitive to the Quaker values of simplicity and community building. The person may or may not be a member of the Religious Society of Friends. An honorarium of $800 (eight hundred dollars) is available.

For further information and for application form:
David Summerhays, david.summerhays@gmail.com
Food Coop Committee

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