It looks like my summer plans are settled now:
First I’ll be going to Canadian Yearly Meeting in Nova Scotia beginning next week on August 3, at the suggestion of a dear friend from Toronto (whom I met at the Burlington YAF gathering). There’s a day-long silent retreat before sessions officially starts, and the schedule seems more geared towards worship than workshops. I am also pleased that they have a co-op food option where everyone helps with cooking and cleaning, which is cheaper and I expect more environmentally sound than the cafeteria option.
As for business, they’ll be dealing with some heady issues, largely arising from the reports of the Consultation & Renewal Working Group (which reminds me of Britain YM’s RECAST group), which I’ve only skimmed so far. It includes a recommendation that CYM leave both FUM and FGC, as well as some slightly wonky structural recommendations. Erin (aka Quaker Scholar) posted about this back in February.
It runs until the 11th, but I have to leave on the 8th so I can catch a plane to Olympia, Washington to visit my sisters until the 14th. Yesterday I emailed Olympia Friends Meeting, and hopefully I will hear back soon. No California on the horizon, and New Mexico will probably be delayed until the fall.