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Our 2021 Keynote Speaker is Eileen Flanagan, a Quaker author, speaker, and online teacher, whose lessons on spiritually-grounded non-violent activism have reached thousands.

Minutes of Fall 2020 Sessions with Attachments

Here is the link to the minutes with attachments from our recent Fall Yearly Meeting Sessions.

Minutes of Fall Sessions

Please review, optimally before we gather for 2020 Representative Meeting.

The website content manager regrets not getting these to you sooner. There are many good reports and action minutes contained in these business meeting minutes.

2020 SCYM Epistle to Friends Everywhere

Reports for Fall Sessions 2020

Fall Postponed SCYM Yearly Meeting Sessions Go Online and more...

Fall Postponed Yearly Meeting Sessions Go Online: SCYM Friends involved with yearly meeting planning, and clerks and others from the various monthly meetings and worship groups, met online for worship with attention to business on June 9, 2020. After a lengthy discussion they approved the following minute:

Minute 06.09.2020.1 Friends decided that we would not meet at Greene Family Camp in September. The YM planning committee is asked to begin planning for a Fall 2020 yearly meeting session to include online and possibly in person aspects. They will include others in the planning as needed.
We will ask the treasurer to arrange with Greene Family Camp to meet at Easter in 2021. The minute was approved.

Your help and suggestions are welcome in planning 2020 Yearly Meeting Sessions for September 24-27, 2020. Please email the clerk of Yearly Meeting Planning Committee, Tom Ivash, at if you can help.

Here are links to the Keynote video and text. Thanks to Minga Claggett-Borne for her sharing her experience to assist SCYM Friends in discerning how live in the Light in these times challenging times.

Living in the Light Video
Living in The Light Keynote Text

The worship sharing after the talk was deep and Spirit filled. Minga asked us to address the querie, "What part of her sharing spoke to you?" Many spoke of the new reality around us as bring both sadness and joy. Some suggested we were learning a new way of being with some challenges but some positive changes in themselves, their communities and the world. There was a spoken

Dear Friends,

Please continue to hold those suffering from the virus, resulting financial constraints and the challenges of social distancing in the Light. SCYM Ministry and Care is doing all it can to support monthly meetings and worship groups as they care for Friends in need. A survey of what is being done at the monthly meeting level is taking place. Friends should look toward their monthly meetings and worship groups for support. Monthly meeting and worship group clerks should contact Ministry and Care if what is needed exceeds their resources.

Many Friends are expressing a desire to help those within and beyond our meetings who depend on jobs that have gone away and live pay check to pay check. On Sunday, March 29, 2020 the ad-hoc committee to discern SCYM COVID19 response met online to discuss whether and how to honor our commitment to hourly staff who would have earned wages by serving us at 2020 April Sessions. Those present included Friends present were Gerald Jimmy, Jr. - Clerk, Jessica Arjet - Recording Clerk, Liz Yeats - Associate clerk, Warren Wilson Reiner, Lori Laub, Kevin King, Val Liveoak, Anne Collins, Chris Drexler, Karen Takemoto, and Denise Wilkinson. Friends reviewed many aspects of this situation. The following minute was approved:

SCYM AD-HOC COVID COMMITTEE 2020.3.29.01 Friends approve the treasurer to release $2800 to Greene Family Camp so that they can distribute these funds to the hourly staff members of Greene Family Camp who would not be paid for the weekend that we had to cancel. The web content manager (Liz Yeats) will encourage Friends in SCYM to contribute to this fund. Should contributions exceed the $2800, the treasurer will ask this committee to meet again to discuss how to proceed with the surplus.

This amount includes the $2,000 in estimated wages usually paid by Greene Family Camp and $800, the usual tip provided to hourly staff at annual sessions. The camp assures us the entire amount will be distributed appropriately to the hourly staff.

Individual Friends and meetings wishing to contribute to SCYM funds to help cover this cost should send checks to SCYM at:

Lori Laub, SCYM Treasurer
4312 E. 67th St. #665
Tulsa, OK 74136
If you have further questions please email the clerks using this form.

Dear Friends,

As we move into these times of social distancing, Friends in SCYM are finding ways to help each other deal with social distancing and the effects of the disease on indiviuals and meetings.

The one family in SCYM that reported that one member had tested positive for COVID19 report they are now recovering nicely. They are trying to rest and so, while they appreciate your prayers, they are staying annonymous. More news of SCYM Friends will be posted as we have it.

A new fall date for SCYM 2020 Yearly Meeting Sessions is confirmed as September 24-27, 2020. Watch here for more details.

All are invited to worship virtually online: All Yearly Meeting Wednesday Mid-Week Worship, 7-8pm (connect at 6:30 for tech help) and with SCYM Monthly Meetings on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Please click "read more" for details.

Link to Valiant Together listing for wonderful ideas for infusing Quakerism into family life and First Day School while social distancing at