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CLOSED: 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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An invitation to Rowanwood…

Hi Friends –

In February, David and I escaped from the damp and dark of Victoria to spend 2 beautiful snowy weeks at Ed and Viv Abbott’s home at Rowanwood, a rural co-operative on 92 acres of land near Orillia, Ontario (only half an hour from Camp NeeKauNis). We were warmly welcomed by members of the co-op – pot luck, movie night, tea and conversation.

 

They are looking for a young family or couple interested in community living and I thought that Friends would be a good fit. Rowanwood was incorporated in 1981 based on principles of consensus decision-making, shared leadership and a commitment to the stewardship of the land. There is a working sugar-bush (David pitched in with the tapping and we got a taste of the first syrup this year!), a communal organic garden, a pond and beautiful trails throughout the wetland/mixed hardwood acreage. The 9 member families each live in their own home, one of which (a 4-bedroom living unit) is now available for a prospective new member-family.

 

To enquire please contact Miriam Owen or Laird Keith; email: miriam.laird AT distributel DOT net

 

— Celia Cheatley

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OPENING FOR RESIDENT FRIEND AT OTTAWA MONTHLY MEETING

Ottawa Monthly Meeting is seeking a Friend or attender to serve as Resident Friend for a one year renewable term beginning September 1, 2013.

A free apartment is offered in exchange for about 12 hours of duties a week. The Resident Friend helps the Monthly Meeting fulfill the elements of its life as a community: looks after the Meeting House and garden, books the facilities, and handles telephone and email enquiries. Detailed guidelines are available upon request. The apartment is a one-bedroom unit with a private entrance, on the second floor of the Meeting House in the Glebe area of Ottawa.

Please apply by regular mail or e-mail outlining why you are interested in the position, what you are doing now, your relevant past experiences and the contributions you feel you can make to Ottawa Monthly Meeting. Please include at least two references.

Send this information by June 1, 2013 to:

David Shipley

951 Kincaid Court

Ottawa, ON K1V 6N6

email: urbshipATmagmaDOTca

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