2019 Gathering

1. QAIG Annual Meeting 2019

Date Change 

The date of our next Annual Meeting 2019 has been changed in order for us to
meet in the larger George Fox Room. The date for your diaries is now Saturday
26th January 2019
(not 2nd February as originally planned) 9.30 for 10.15 start through 1600 at The Priory Rooms, Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF.

I’m sure that everyone attending will appreciate having more space.

We are proposing to focus on ‘sustainability’ at QAIG this year – primarily in terms of eco-sustainability but also in the sense of sustainability of projects. We are keen to know what we can learn from F/friends and colleagues with whom we work about meeting the challenges we have, and how we can bring any of these messages back to QAIG/BYM.

A calling note asking for responses about attendance will be sent out in the next few weeks – but make sure the date is in your 2019 diary! Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us on qaig.uk@gmail.com to ask any questions, let us know you are interested in coming or be added to the mailing list so that you get the calling note.

 

2. Southern Africa Yearly Meeting, Easter, 2019- anyone interested in attending?

This is a wonderful opportunity, and if you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Nancy Fee at her email address provided below.

Dates: Arrival on Wednesday 17 April, and departure Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Easter is Sunday, 21 April.

General Description: eMseni (“A Place of Grace”) is a residential training/retreat centre run by the Methodist  Church for up to 150 people. It is in Benoni, Ekurhuleni.  It is close to ORT Airport, near Johannesburg and Pretoria. The website link is: http://emsenichristiancentre.co.za

Costs for Room and Board:  These are likely to be around Rand 650/per person/per night for a shared room (about  £33 per person/per night). This is similar to the costs for YM 2018, with an increase for inflation.

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Nancy asap at nancyfee2017@gmail.com.

 

3. Other News

a) Meeting for Sufferings has agreed to QAIG being a Quaker Recognised Body.  The planned group for those working with charities happened on 24 October, and a report is available if you would like a copy.

b) Sadly, we note the death of Yvonne Kassim, a strong supporter of QAIG.

 

Best Wishes,

Colin

QAIG Secretary

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