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10 August 2007


Trustees – another way - preview

Rod Harper, Mary Lou Leavitt and Rachel Pantin have wrestled with the new ways

'The Society of Friends is a church and a church is a charity
  • ' With these confident and definitive words, John Philips, clerk of the Stewardship Committee, first acquainted many of us with the forthcoming legal requirement for us to register our Monthly Meetings as charities with the Charity Commission
  • The implications have all been helpfully spelt out by the Stewardship Committee, but because the Society of Friends has always been an orderly organisation, many of the requirements are already being undertaken – accounts, policies, reports and so on
  • Nevertheless it has been helpful to receive the detailed material flowing out to our Monthly Meetings, advising on what has to be done
  • That is, until the advice relating to trustees was received – we are advised 1) that trustees should have separate meetings from Monthly Meeting and Preparative Meeting and that they should have their own clerk; and 2) that the MM clerk shouldn't be a trustee because of possible conflict of interest with the trustees of the MM

  • Rod Harper, Mary Lou Leavitt and Rachel Pantin

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