Fall Sessions 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 7:00pm to Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 12:00pm


Fall Sessions

New York Yearly Meeting

November 9–11  •  Powell House, Old Chatham, New York


Fall Sessions have moved from our original locations in Somerset and Plainfield, New Jersey, because of Hurricane Sandy.

Fall Sessions will begin with dinner on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday. Please register directly with Powell House. All pre-paid money for food will be transferred to your Powell House bill.

FEES: overnight, either or both nights, $60; breakfast $7.50 each day; lunch $10 each day; dinner $15 each day; + $10.00 per person for facility use.

Friends may also ask for home hospitality. Please let me know if you are requesting home hospitality by return email.

Financial assistance may be available from the Equalization Fund. To request assistance please contact me by return email. Financial assistance may also be available from NYYM committees. To request committee assistance please contact your committee clerk.



The program below has been changed slightly from that planned originally for Sessions in Somerset and Plainfield.

The program on Friday evening will run from 7:30 to 9:15 pm and both topics discuss matters that will arise in some form in business either on Saturday or Sunday. The aim is to provide an informal setting in which Friends can learn more background, ask more questions, and explore more aspects of the topics and experiences than will be possible under the constraints of a business session—plus enjoy a measure of entertainment and fellowship as we do so.

Greta Mickey will present from 7:30 to 8:15 on her work among Friends in Georgia. She has a travel minute for consideration during our business sessions.

From 8:15 to 9:15, Diane Keefe, Margaret Mulindi, and Christopher Sammond will together present on their visit to Chwele Yearly Meeting in April 2012. During one of our business sessions, the body will be asked to consider entering into a partnership with Chwele YM.


Because of the change in location, please register directly by phone with Powell House: 518-794-8811.


6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9:15 pm Program
8:15 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:45 Meeting for worship
10:00 – 12:00 Meeting for business in worship
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Committee meetings
3:10 – 4:45 Committee meetings
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner ◊ Youth Committee meets
6:15 – 8:30 Coordinating committee meetings
9:00 – 10:00 Meeting for worship
10:15 – 12:15 Meeting for business in worship
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:45 – 3:00 Committee meetings

Meeting Space

Requests for meeting space by committee clerks should be directed to Jeffrey Aaron at [email protected].

Resources for this Session

NYYM Budget 2013 11/10/2012