Fall Sessions 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 1:00pm



New York Yearly Meeting

Fall Sessions 2016

November 11–13, 2016

Ethical Culture Society
White Plains, NY
Scarsdale Meetinghouse
Scarsdale, NY


Welcome to the summary page for New York Yearly Meeting's 2016 Fall Sessions.

See the table of contents below for documents related to Fall Sessions 2016.

Fall Sessions Survey

Give us your feedback on Fall Sessions

Minutes of the Fall Sessions

Actions taken by the gathered body of the Yearly Meeting

  • Friends approved a minute in support of the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Acess Pipeline and distribution of the minute.
  • Friends approved the NYYM 2017 budget.
  • Friends approved revisions to the Covenant Relations section of our Faith and Practice and a new section on the Use of Technology (see Documents below for links).
  • Friends approved a travel minute for Emily Provance.
  • Friends approved two actions by the NYYM Trustees: disposal of the Plattekill Meetinghouse and disposal of the Friends cemetary in Morris, New York, and its maintenance fund to the Town of Morris. See the minutes of the Trustees in Reports below.
  • Friends asked the clerk and general secretary to resend a letter originally approvd at Fall Sessions 2014 to President Obama requesting a pardon for Leonard Peltier. [link to minutes]
  • Friends asked the clerk and general secretary to send a letter to President-elect Trump encouraging him to publicly repudiate hateful messages and actions that arose during and since his campaign.

Documents from the Sessions

Reports to Sessions