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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.

JANUARY 2015

Statistical Reports are due to the this month. The new form (which does many calculations for you) is available on the OVYM Forms Page.

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

18: Sunday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting at North Meadow Circle of Friends.

24: Saturday: 2pm. Teen Service Trip (Costa Rica) information meeting at Community Friends Meeting, 3960 Winding Way, Cincinnati. We have set a deadline of February 15 for a $100 deposit to secure a place in the group. Other Meetings and fundraising activities will be scheduled in the coming months. See the Costa Rica Introduction document for details.

FEBRUARY 2015

07: Saturday: The February Meeting of the OVYM Executive Committee will be telephonic. Details will be emailed out to members prior to the meeting.

15: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Eastern Hills. Adult Program by Englewood. Save the Date! Fun, Food, Worship, Fellowship, and a little business. The children are going to the Cincinnati Zoo.

MARCH 2015

15: Sunday: Deadline for submission of OVYM Budget and Finance Requests to for the April 4th Budget Meeting to be followed by the Executive Committee Meeting. See the Budget Call Document for more information.

APRIL 2015

04: Saturday: 12 noon. Executive Committee Meeting at the Earlham School of Religion, 228 College Avenue, Richmond, IN, 47374. The Budget Committee Meeting at 10am preceeds the Executive Committee Meeting.

18: Saturday: Whitewater Quarterly Meeting.

MAY 2015

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

17: Sunday: Miami Quarterly Meeting at Lexington Friends Meeting. Adult Program by Community (State of the Society Reports).

JUNE 2015

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

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

21-July 2: Teen Service Trip to Costa Rica. The OVYM Teen Group is planning to travel to Costa Rica for it's summar 2015 Service Trip, and the alumni of the group who graduated from high school in 2011 or later are invited to participate. See the Costa Rica Introduction document for details.

JULY 2015

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

05-11: Monday-Friday: 2015 FGC Gathering: Seeking Wholeness, will be at Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. FGC will publish information to their FGC Gathering Page as we get closer to the date.

29: Wednesday: Opening Day for OVYM Annual Sessions at Earlham College. See the Annual Sessions Page for all of the details. Annual Sessions run through Sunday, August 2nd.

AUGUST 2015

02: Sunday: Last day of OVYM Annual Sessions.

SEPTEMBER 2015

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

OCTOBER 2015

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

17-18: Saturday-Sunday: Joint Quarterly Meeting, Miami to Host, location to be announced.

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WHITE PRIVILEGE CONFERENCE
Posted 01/27/2015 by
The 2015 White Privilege Conference (WPC) will take place in Louisville, KY, March 11-14. WPC is an opportunity to connect with-and be challenged by-people who are committed to examining issues of privilege and oppression in our own lives and in our community institutions. Various workshops also expand the discussions to all the intersections between privilege and its impacts-among race, gender, age, class, sexual identity, etc. Please visit the White Privilege Conference Website and read the Testimonial and General Information document for more information.

QUAKER HERITAGE CENTER NEW EXHIBIT
Posted 01/17/2015 by the
Behind the Scenes: What Happens at the Quaker Heritage Cenhter. Join us "Behind the Scenes" for a sneak peek at the everyday work of our museum. Discover how we care for the priceless historic treasures entrusted to us. Learn about our atifact research process, and vote for your favorite display. See the Quaker Heritage Center Website for location and all of the details.

OPEN POSITION FOR A MIDDLE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Updated 01/01/2015 by
The position of Middle Youth Coordinator is open. Please see the Open Positions Page for more information.

QUAKER HEIGHTS MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Updated 01/01/2015 by Quaker Heights
Construction is under way for the new 11,000+ square foot Quaker Heights addition. Estimated completion date for th new wing is the summer of 2015. When finished, it will house 15 private suites for short-stay residents coming to the facility for post-hospital rehab, a dining room and kitchen as well as a state-of-the-art therapy gym for residents and outpatients.

NEW QUAKER QUEST BROCHURE
Updated 01/01/2015 by Friends General Conference
Friends General Conference and the Quaker Quest Travel Team volunteers have developed a new resource about welcoming and inviting newcomers into the life of our Meetings. You Are Welcome Here! is a collection of stories and practices that can spark conversations and encourage small changes. Visit the You are Welcome Here FGC Page for more information or to download the booklet.

OLNEY FRIENDS PROTECTS PASTURES FOR POSTERITY - A PLEA FOR PARTNERS
Updated 01/01/2015 by the
Olney Friends School in Barnesville, Ohio decided not to lease rights to potentially rich oil and gas reserves under its land for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

OVYM STILL NEEDS AN ASSISTANT TREASURER
Updated 01/01/2015 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.

2015 YEARLY SESSIONS WILL BE AT EARLHAM COLLEGE
Updated 01/01/2015 by
The 2015 Annual Sessions will again be at Earlham College, July 29 - August 2. See the Annual Sessions Page for the latest information.

DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT, NEWS ARTICLE, PAGE UPDATE, OR OTHER DOCUMENT FOR THE WEBSITE?
Updated 01/01/2015 by the
Your OVYM Website needs your input. If you have anything you want to submit for any of the pages of the website, please let us know.

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Have you visited the Publications and Forms Pages recently?

Have you visited the Documents and Minutes Page recently? There are a lot of OVYM Publications available to download on that Page, including the current Faith and Practice and a completely revised OVYM Handbook.

There is also an Applications and Forms Page with all new PDF format forms (including Expense Report, Membership Record, and Statistical Report) that you can download, fill out, and either print or email with the information you typed. We even built the Statistics form to auto calculate many of the fields for you.