General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-September 2019 Business and Finances: The 2019 fiscal year is drawing to a close with 92% of the year complete as of August 30.  Support & Revenue is close to budget.  Expenses are trending below budget. The final appeal is in mailboxes and final email campaign is underway and we …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-May to Mid-June 2019 Business and Finances: Completed the FY 2020 Draft Budget for Finance Committee, which will recommend to Admin Council that it be shared with the monthly and quarterly meetings.  A final Proposed Budget, adjusted for any new information, will be completed in early July for approval at Annual Sessions.  Stewarded two bequests from …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-April to Mid-May 2019 Business and Finances: The company that printed the 2018 Faith and Practice has been sold and its distribution subsidiary declared bankruptcy. We’ve moved the remaining copies of Faith and Practice to FGC’s QuakerBooks, where they are available for purchase. The second quarter was closed and a …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-March to Mid-April 2019 Business and Finances: We evaluated our Operating Reserve status and it is holding steady. Last year, after PYM met its Operating Reserve goal of $1.2 million the Finance Committee approved a rubric to apply on an annual basis to ensure the Reserve is not becoming underfunded …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-February Through Mid-March 2019 Business and Finances: PYM has been using the services of Your-Part-Time-Controller (YPTC) since November. YPTC identified and implemented a range of process efficiencies in closing the books for quarter ended December 31, 2018.  Based on the updated process we expect to generate financial information more quickly …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-January Through Mid-February 2019 Business and Finances: The FY 2018 audited financial statements were posted on the website.  See them at www.pym.org/finance/audits. We are finishing the annual report, an attractive, user-friendly summary of PYMs 2018 fiscal year which will be sent to donors next month. PYM’s insurance policies renew in January.  The 2019 PYM Master Policy, under the Friends …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

Mid-December 2018 Through Mid-January 2019 Business and Finances: Received donations in response to the December appeal. An informal analysis indicates most gifts that came in are similar or increased a bit from last year and lapsed donors from as long ago as the year 2000 have made gifts. Overall, though …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

General Secretary Report on Staff Activity to Councils Mid November – Mid December 2018 Business and Finances: Your Part Time Controller has PYM’s accounting work in hand. Check writing and payroll have run smoothly, as have all Aging grants which are sent out at the beginning of each month. We …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

General Secretary Report on Staff Activity to Councils Mid-October Through Mid-November 2018 Business and Finance: As shared in the written GenSec report to Continuing Sessions, PYM operations ended FY18 in a solid, positive position. Lower covenant and annual fund contributions year-over-year were mitigated by higher investment income and by expense …

General Secretary Report to Councils

General Secretary, PYM

General Secretary Report on Staff Activity to Councils Mid-September Through Mid-October 2018 Business and Finance: Our fiscal year ended September 30th! The year-end prompted a variety of tasks including communications with monthly meetings and quarters about their final covenant payments, getting out last minute grants and payments and closing the …

PYM Staff Join National Walk Out Day

Addressing Racism, Children, Continuing Sessions, Faith & Practice, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, General Secretary, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Peace & Social Concerns, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Quakers in our region have a long history of concern about gun violence. Individual monthly meetings and the yearly meeting have approved minutes and spoken with lawmakers about it. A campaign that grew out of PYM peace work successfully closed a Philadelphia gun shop with a tremendous reputation and record …

Apply to Work with and for Our Youth

Administrative Council, Children, Employment, First Day School, Friends and Education, Friends Who Care For Youth, General Secretary, Middle School Friends, Outreach, Pastoral Care Support, Quaker Life Council, Religious Education, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends, Young Friends

Dear Friends! I want to make sure you are aware that we are nearing completion of the process to hire our first Youth Engagement Coordinator. We aim to complete the process by the middle of November, 2017. Another announcement will follow at that time. When the new Youth Engagement Coordinator …

General Secretary’s Letter from Bethlehem

General Secretary

Tonight is our last night in the Middle East. Every day so far I’ve felt like the day couldn’t be any longer or more emotional. Each day I learn that it can be. This was absolutely the longest day filled with more experience than I can process.

General Secretary’s Letter from Jerusalem

General Secretary

I’m writing this letter at the end of two very full days in and around Jerusalem. We are staying in a place right across the street from the New Gate to the Old City. It is mesmerizing to be walking in Jerusalem on the same streets that Jesus did.