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Shrewsbury & Plainfield
Half-Yearly Meeting

Directory & Handbook

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Contents

Constituent Monthly Meetings Committee Membership and Duties
2012-2013 Committee Appointments Terms and Duties of Clerks
New York Yearly Meeting website  

CONSTITUENT MONTHLY MEETINGS

MANASQUAN
Adult Class: 10:00 A.M.
Worship and First Day School (Ninth to Sixth Months): 11:00 A.M.
2257 Meetinghouse Road (Routes 35 & 524 at Rt. 35 Circle)
P.O. Box 522
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 701-0826
Email: rfulton [at] comcast.net
Clerk: Emily H. Fulton

NEW BRUNSWICK
Worship & First Day School: 10:30 A.M.
Worship 7th & 8th Months: 9:30 A.M. (No FDS)
109 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick. NJ 08901
(732) 846-8969
Email: KeithVoos [at] aol.com
Clerk: Keith Voos

RAHWAY & PLAINFIELD
Worship & First Day School: 10:30 A.M. Worship also on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M.
225 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 757-5736
Email: info [at] PlainfieldQuakers.org
Clerk: Bruce Harpster clerk [at] PlainfieldQuakers.org

  SOMERSET HILLS WORSHIP GROUP
(Under the care of Rahway & Plainfield MM)
Worship: 9:30 A.M.
Episcopal Convent of the Community of St. John Baptist
82 W. Main St. (Route 24)
Mendham. NJ 07945
(908) 876-4491
Email: ccoulthurst1938 [at] yahoo.com
Contact person: Carol Coulthurst

SHREWSBURY
Worship & First Day School: 10:30 A.M.
Route 35 at Sycamore Avenue
P.O. Box 92
Shrewsbury. NJ 07702
(732) 741-4138
Email: gayedelman [at] verizon.net
Clerk: Gay Edelman

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CLERKS POSITIONS

CLERK

  • Two-year term, normally beginning in September after nomination in April of even years.
  • Duties include: setting agenda for business sessions, circulating the agenda, reporting to New York Yearly Meeting, Clerking the Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, and other responsibilities as they may arise.

CLERK OF MINISTRY & COUNSEL

  • Two-year term coinciding with the term of the Clerk.
  • Duties Include: setting agenda for Ministry & Counsel session, circulating the agenda, clerking the Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Ministry & Counsel of HYM, and other responsibilities as they may arise.

RECORDING CLERK OF BUSINESS SESSION

  • Two-year term, normally beginning in September after nomination in April of odd years.
  • Duties include: preparing minutes at HYM Business Session, circulating minutes to all Monthly Meetings in advance of next Session.

TREASURER

  • The Shrewsbury-Plainfield Half-Yearly Meeting designates a Friend to represent us among the regional meeting treasurers on the New York Yearly Meeting Financial Services Committee. The Half-Yearly Meeting has no treasury of its own.

RECORDING CLERK OF MINISTRY & COUNSEL

  • Two-year term, normally beginning in September after nomination in April of odd years.
  • Duties include: preparing minutes at HYM Business Session, circulating minutes to all Monthly Meetings in advance of next Session.

NOTE FOR ALL TERMS:

A maximum of 2 consecutive terms may be served with a minimum of one full year before being eligible for appointment to same position.

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COMMITTEES

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Comprised of 4 members, one from each of the constituent monthly meetings, as appointed by the meetings. Terms are 3 years with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms served with a minimum of one full year before being eligible for appointment to same position.

Positions to be sought by the Nominating Committee:

  • HYM Clerk (even year)
  • Recording Clerk (odd year)
  • HYM Clerk of Ministry & Counsel (even year)
  • Recording Clerk of Ministry & Counsel (odd year)
  • Two Representatives to NYYM Nominating Committee to serve 3 year terms (1 or 2 representatives each year).
  • One Representative to NYYM Ministry & Counsel Coordinating Committee to serve a 3 year term (every 3rd year. or as needed).

The Nominating Committee shall meet in advance of the April HYM Session to prepare the slate of nominations.

MINISTRY & COUNSEL COMMITTEE

Comprised of the Clerk and Recording Clerk of HYM Ministry & Counsel, and the Clerks of the constituent Monthly Meeting's Ministry & Counsel Committees, or their designated representatives.

The duties of the Ministry & Counsel Committee include: overseeing the publication of the HYM newsletter ‘The Candle,’ developing closer ties between the Monthly Meetings, planning HYM events / retreats other than those listed in the calendar.

The Ministry & Counsel Committee shall meet at least two times per year. These meetings are open to all interested in attending. The committee may, if necessary, meet more frequently and in closed session.

HYM GATHERINGS COMMITTEE

Comprised of 4 or more members, one or more from each of the constituent Monthly Meetings, as appointed by the Monthly Meetings.

This committee will plan and promote HYM gatherings as needed.

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2012–2013 COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

ClerkMary Harpster, Rahway-Plainfield Monthly Meeting
Recording ClerkRoger Dreisbach-Williams Monthly Meeting
Treasurer/Representative to NYYM Financial Services CommitteeRobin Gowin, New Brunswick Monthly Meeting
Clerk, Half-yearly Meeting Ministry & Counsel CommitteeRoger Dreisbach-Williams