Committees

Sixth Month 2017


disclaimer: the official AFM Committee membership list is on a board atop the mantle in the foyer at the Meetinghouse.

Clerk: Patti Hughes (1609)

Asst. Clerk: Kitty R (1609)

Recording Clerk: Barbara E (1506)

Asst. Recording Clerk:

Treasurer: Satchel L (1705)

Asst. Treasurer: Laura W (1701)

Meetinghouse Coordinator: Susan O (1511)

Archivist: unfilled

Recorder: Barbara E (1506)


Board of Directors

As owners of real property, we are required by law to have a Board of Directors to manage our assets.

Members


Care and Nurture Committee

Tends to Friends in need such as the sick, the grieving, and those facing short term challenges.

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Communication Committee

Maintains the Meeting website, stores and disseminates the minutes of our Business Meetings, sends out notices to everyone on the listserv.

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Finance Committee

Maintains the Meeting’s records on Quickbooks, pays the Meeting’s bills, pays the Meeting’s employees and the resultant payroll taxes, reimburses Friends who have spent money on behalf of the Meeting, and prepares the annual budget for Meeting approval.

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Hospitality Committee

Supervises Sunday refreshments and arranges for a greeter, also welcomes newcomers.

Members


House and Grounds Committee

Buys the Meeting’s supplies, hires a cleaning person and an outside lawn-care worker, puts together groups of volunteers for specific projects such as landscaping, arranges for things that are broken to be fixed, deals with the fire marshal and Metropolitan Sewage as needed, collects and distributes the mail, maintains the mail table in the foyer, routes messages left on the Meetings phone to the proper Friends, and periodically takes the trash can to the curbside for Tuesday pickup.

Members

  • Clerk – Nick M
    Adrianne W
    Sarah Jane T (1402)
    Jim B (1303)
    Tim B (1506)
    Cameron A
    Rylin H

Library Committee

Supervises the library and buys new books as way opens. It also stores certain periodicals and newsletters from other meetings.

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Ministry and Counsel Committee

Supervises the spiritual life of the community such as the conduct of the business meeting and new memberships. It also serves as a sounding board for the clerk. From time to time it revises information available to Friends and visitors in the vestibule. It tends to the needs of individuals through its sub-committee, Care and Nurture.

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Nominating Committee

Makes sure that all other committees are adequately staffed. It also approaches newer attenders and invites them to participate in the life of the community by joining a committee.

Members


Peace and Earth Committee

Distributes all of the Meeting’s budgeted outreach funds: local, national, and international. It is also charged with keeping Friends aware of any political/legal matters which touch our traditional values/testimonies.

Members


Racial Justice Committee

In January 2015, Asheville Friends Meeting began working toward unity on the following mission statement for the Racial Justice Committee: The Racial Justice Committee of the Asheville Friends Meeting works to address white supremacy and racism in Asheville Friends Meeting, the City of Asheville, and the greater SAYMA community.

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Religious Education Committee

Through stories, readings, Scriptures and other inspirational sources including the history, traditions and testimonies of Friends, the RE Committee hopes to prepare the children for the time when they will want make decisions about which spiritual path they will wish to align themselves. The RE committee also supervises the paid child-care specialist who takes care of children too young for the program.

Members


Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Committee takes requests from individual Friends needing financial support to attend or participate in events or activities and provides for or recommends funding.

Members

    • Kitti R
      Elizabeth D
      Barbara E
      Pat J

Spiritual Enrichment Committee

The Spiritual Enrichment committee is charged with presenting periodic after-meeting programs which Friends will find enriching, including threshing sessions, home-led presentations, and various outside speakers. It is also charged with planning for occasional retreats, both day-long and over-night.

Members


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