Monday, 12 February 2018

Minutes of February business meeting


Minutes of a Meeting for Worship for Business held on Sunday 4th February 2018 at 11.30, Bethany Room, Methodist Church, Witney.
9 Friends were present. &21.35 from Quaker Faith and Practice was read during our opening worship.
01/18. Arrangements for Dennis Compton’s funeral.
This will take place on Wednesday 7th February at South Oxford Crematorium, Garford, OX13 5PA at 12 noon.
We agree to fund £50 for the notice of Dennis’s death in ‘The Friend’.
02/18. Finance
Ruth Slade, our Treasurer, talked us through the financial outturn for 2017 and the revised budget for 2018.
We note that our finances continue to be in good health and we are where we expected to be. We have put a stop to the cheque to Base 33 for £225. We have £1,000 earmarked for the Witney Homelessness Strategy group.
We approve the figures for the outturn for 2017. Copies of the accounts are attached to the minutes.
03/18. Charney Manor Away Day.
This will take place on Sunday 25th February from 2.30-7.30pm. Numbers are good and we have a total of 34 Friends attending from Witney, Charlbury and Burford Meetings.
The full cost of the Day is £1,020  of which £500 has already been earmarked from Sue Bower’s legacy.
We agree to fund the £520 shortfall from our training budget.
04/18. Witney Homeless Strategy.
Mahalla Mason updated us on this. There was a meeting on 30th November. There is a small need in Witney. ‘Homes 4 All’ was present and was passionate about a ‘Jumpstart’ bus for Oxfordshire. SWEP (severe weather emergency protocol) was mentioned. Oxford churches provide space to sleep under this scheme. There is a possibility of this happening in Witney.
There is to be a Churches Together in Witney meeting on 5th February where a full report will be given by the Homelessness Strategy Group. Mahalla will report back to us on this meeting.

There being no other business the meeting closed with worship at 11.55.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Area Meeting trustees in Witney

Oxford and Swindon Area Meeting trustees joined Witney Friends for a shared lunch before their meeting on 21 January.(There was a little trouble with our door: the last photo shows Sharon and Jennifer not quite managing to fix it!)
 Photos from Sue Hubbbert