Formal notice of AGM 9 December 2020 at 7pm on Zoom

The formal notice was sent to members, including those who have signed up in 2020, by email on 5 November and reads as follows:

Dear Members and friends of NFN,

Please accept this letter as formal notice of our belated 2020 AGM which will be held by Zoom on Wed 9 December 2020 at 7pm. Tim Regan, a member of the SG, will act as our host. To register please email: tim_regan82@hotmail.com (note the understroke between Tim and Regan!) by Saturday 14 November 2020. You will then be sent the link to join the meeting and any additional papers.

In these complicated times it is so much harder to keep in meaningful contact. Many of us are on a steep learning curve to develop ways of keeping in touch using digital means. It is all the more important therefore that we get a good turnout at our AGM to consider the future of the network. Though the AGM is primarily for members we warmly welcome all our interested friends as observers.

We need your active support to think about the Network’s focus and its place within the Society of Friends and this will be the main business of our AGM. We look forward to meet many of you there.

Please notify Gisela with nominations for Steering group and clerk, suggestions and any other business by 14/11/2020: jgcreed@btinternet.com

With best wishes

Gisela Creed (clerk)

Agenda:

1 Annual report including updates on: website, newsletter and finance, membership

2 Minutes of last Meeting (30/03/19)

3 Simple amendments to Constitution

4 The Future of the Network, discussion, introduced by David Boulton (paper)

a. aims and structure of the network

b. conferences/other activities etc (suggestions welcome)

5 Membership arrangements

6 Appointment of steering group and clerk

At present the following members of the steering group are willing to continue: Trevor Bending (website), Piers Maddox (Treasurer and newsletter), Roger Warren Evans (membership), Gisela Creed as ordinary member, and Tim Regan. Wishing to stand down at the AGM after long service are: David Boulton, Keith Ryecroft and Sarah Siddle, David Parlett resigned already in August 2020, and your clerk wishes to hand over this role. This leaves 4-5 vacancies to be filled by volunteers who can play an active role and a proposal for clerk.

7 Any other business

 

The Steering Group 2019-20: David Boulton, Trevor Bending (website), Gisela Creed (clerk), Piers Maddox (treasurer and newsletter), David Parlett (formerly newsletter editor and membership), Tim Regan, Keith Rycroft, Sarah Siddle, Roger Warren Evans (membership).

6 thoughts on “Formal notice of AGM 9 December 2020 at 7pm on Zoom”

  1. Although Non-Theist Quakers may include many outright Atheists, count me in for all the Membership Dues you may need. Love being part of this great group..

    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization! ” LOL

    Jules, wishing everyone, peace profound

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  2. Dear Tim, Non-theist Friends, Society of Friends (appreciating the simplicity of the name ‘Society of Friends’ and re NtFs, for example),

    Greetings, and I hope this finds you well. Nice to have attended Meeting with you in SF some years ago. I’d like to attend the Nontheist Friends’ Network AGM on Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 7pm British Time – https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20201209T190000&p1=136&p2=791 – which is 11 am Pacific Time (and 2pm Eastern Daylight Time), I think.

    Appreciating your Nontheist Friends’ Network organizational focus in the British Isles (and I became a member of the Society of Friends in Edinburgh, Scotland).

    Friendly regards, Scott https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/11/salal-wuas-brain-wave-headsets-covid-19.html

    NtF label in blog – https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/nontheist%20Friend

    Tim Regan – https://twitter.com/dumbledad

    Scott MacLeod – https://twitter.com/scottmacleod World Univ and Sch Twitter – http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch Languages – World Univ – http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod WUaS Press – https://twitter.com/WUaSPress “Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) – http://twitter.com/HarbinBook OpenBand (Berkeley) – https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand

    On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:40 AM Non-theist Friends Network wrote:

    > Trevor posted: “The formal notice was sent to members, including those who > have signed up in 2020, by email on 5 November and reads as follows: Dear > Members and friends of NFN, Please accept this letter as formal notice of > our belated 2020 AGM which will be held by” >

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  3. Dear NtF Network, NtF Planners and Tim and NtFs,

    Having just emailed the NtF list with the email below, I just received a bounce-back from the NTF Google Group …

    Address not found Your message wasn’t delivered to *ntf-talk@googlegroups.com* because the address couldn’t be found, or is unable to receive mail.

    What’s up with this? I sent a “[NTF-talk] What would a Nontheist Friends Journal entail?” email in this list on Sunday evening, 2 days ago, and is now the NtF talk list stopped, and without announcement?

    Sincerely, Scott http://www.quakerquaker.org/profile/ScottMacLeod https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/nontheist%20Friend

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    1. Don’t know about this Scott. You are confusing the US/International nontheist Friends group, website and google forum with our UK based group here (only this website!).
      Possibly the correct email address for the google group might be
      nontheist-friends@googlegroups.com (but I’m not sure).
      Scott, for future comments could you please eliminate the long ‘tails’ full of multiple links – wordpress doesn’t like it and I don’t have time to edit them all so will put them in the trash!
      If you’d like to attend our AGM as an observer, please email Tim at the address given above.

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  4. I left the NtF group a couple of years ago – sorry, I don’t know what the status of the group is now.

    From: Scott MacLeod
    Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:27 PM
    To: Non-theist Friends Network ; tim_regan82@hotmail.com; Planning Group Non Theist Friends ; ntf-talk@googlegroups.com; World University ; Meeting WorldUniversity ; Anita Bower ; David Boulton ; Os Cresson ; john hunter ; Rosemarycoffey@aol.com; James Riemermann ; Victor Thuronyi ; Barbara Forrest-Ball
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