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Calendar PageThe Calendar Page has our scheduled events (many with a linked map) and the Activities Page provides a general description of our recurring events.

FEBRUARY 2016

06: Saturday: 10am. Executive Committee Meeting will be telephonic. Please contact if you did not get the invitation with phone number and access code.

07: Sunday: 12n. Quaker Voluntary Service staff Ross Hennesy and Hilary Burgin will be at Antioch to chat with students after meeting for worship at Yellow Springs Meeting.

21: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Community Friends Meeting. Adult Program by Miami. Read the Invitation and Schedule.

MARCH 2016

Comments are due to the Faith and Practice Committee this month on the revisions to sections on Listening to the Spirit, Other Quaker Organizations, and Quaker Testimonies. Documents were emailed out in late November 2015 but can be obtained from

APRIL 2016

02: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting in Room 150 in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Ealham College.

14-17: Thu-Sun. 2016 FGC White Privilege Conference (WPC17) at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Join FGC's Ministry on Racism and the Quaker Group at this annual conference. For more information or to register, visit the FGC WPC17 Website.

17: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.

23: Saturday: The Annual Spring Religious Nurture and Education reatreat will be at Quaker Hill, Richmond, IN, the theme for which is Bringing Newcomers and Elders Together.

MAY 2016

15: Sunday: Submissions for the June Quaker Quill are due to the .

15: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Louisville Friends Meeting. Adult Program by Eastern Hills (State of the Society Reports).

JUNE 2016

04: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at North Meadow in Indianapolis.

15: Wednesday: Reports in Advance are due to the . See the Reports in Advance Document for more details.

JULY 2016

01: Wednesday: OVYM Directory Corrections are due to the .

27-31: Wed-Sun: OVYM Annual Sessions at Earlham College. See the Annual Sessions Page for all of the details as they are published.

AUGUST 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016

15: Thursday: Submissions for the October Quaker Quill are due to the .

OCTOBER 2016

01: Saturday: 12n. Executive Committee Meeting at Community Friends Meeting.

15-16: Sat-Sun: Joint Quarterly Meeting, Miami to host at a location yet to be determined. Youth Program will be hosted by Whitewater Quarterly and OVYM MY & Teens Committees.

NOVEMBER 2016

17: Thursday: 6pm. Annual Memorial Meeting for Worship at Quaker Heights Care Community, 514 High Street, Waynesville, OH 45068.

DECEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2017

Statistical Reports are Due this month to the .

15: Sunday: Submissions for the February Quaker Quill are due to the .

15: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.

Latest News

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QUAKER HEIGHTS NEWS
Added 11/20/2015 by the
Quaker Heights Care Community has received a ranking of 5 stars, among the top 10% in the country. Wendy Waters-Connell received the Miami University Nursing Alumni Distinguished Service Award and acknowleged Dr. Eugenia Mills as one of her mentors.
Calling All Federal Employees: There's a new way to support Quaker Heights through the Combined Federal Campaign using the code 52115.

VISITING FRIENDS IN JAPAN - BLOG POST
Added 10/20/2015 by
This past summer, David and Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson traveled in ministry to visit Friends in Japan. Read Rhonda's Blog Post about their trip that puts into broader political, historical and religious perspecive.

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 2015 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ARE AVAILABLE
Added 10/12/2015 by the
The Minutes of the 10th Month 3rd 2015 Executive Committee, held at Community Friends Meeting, have been published. Read The Minutes to see the business that was transacted during the meeting.

QUAKER HERITAGE CENTER 10 YEAR CELEBRATION
Added 09/05/2015 by the Quaker Heritage Center
The Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College is celebrating its 10th anniversary. with a series of special events. Read the full news article or visit the Quaker Heritage Center website for more details.

LAURA HYDE WORKING WITH QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Added 08/15/2015 by
Laura Hyde of Yellow Springs Meeting will spend the next year in the Quaker Voluntary Service program working for the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. She needs to raise funds for this program and needs our help. Please read Laura's QVS Appeal Docuemt containing the full details of the program and links to the fund-raising websites.

2016 YEARLY SESSIONS WILL BE AT EARLHAM COLLEGE
Added 08/07/2016 by
The 2016 Annual Sessions will again be at Earlham College, July 27- 31. See the Annual Sessions Page for the latest information as it becomes available.

OHIO VALLEY YEARLY MEETING COMMITS TO DIVESTMENT
Added 08/07/2015 by the
Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) commits to divesting our yearly meeting’s financial resources from all fossil fuel extraction companies. OVYM will publicize this act of divestment from all corporations involved with extracting coal, petroleum, and natural gas as one way to raise awareness of the critical global challenge of climate change. We will make these financial changes to reflect right relationship with Earth, as well as other Quaker values, including equality and integrity. We will do so as soon as reasonably possible. We encourage our members and other Quaker bodies to take similar action. (Minuted August, 2015)

OVYM STILL NEEDS AN ASSISTANT TREASURER
Updated 09/01/2015 by the
The important position of Assistant Treasurer remains open and needs to be filled. Please prayerfully consider this opening on the Quaker Job Openings Page and use the Contact Us Page to let us know of you, or someone you know, would consider serving in this capacity.

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The October 2015 Quaker Quill is available!

October issue of the Quaker Quill was published to the Website. It has Annual Sessions's Epistles and a lot more. Visit the Quaker Quill Page for an overview and to download the PDF copy of the Quaker Quill Newsletter.