Trying to find Clerks


Dear Friends:  The Nominating Committee of Palo Alto Friends Meeting has faced challenges recently in filling the position of Clerk of the Meeting and Recording Clerk.  Two Friends have been sharing the Clerk position for what is now the third year.

We recognize that different meetings handle these positions in different ways and would like to hear from anyone about what has worked, what you have tried, what you are doing now, and what challenges your Meeting has faced in this area in filling these positions and, if appropriate, how you have established “succession” for clerking. We know that time commitment is often part of the challenge and if you have made changes in the way your Meeting operates, records content of Meeting for Business, etc., that would also be of interest. 

We hope to hear from Friends throughout the West (and even beyond) and are confident that such sharing will strengthen our nominating process and  our Meeting as  a whole.  You may contact us through Talley Kenyon at:

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