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News & Notes for April 2014

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Greetings! Here is the Meeting's “News and Notes” for April 2014. If you have any items for the May edition, please email them to me before April 28th.
-Christa Farmer (editor)  christa@

 Westbury Meeting Calendar:

April 2014

  • Sunday, April 6th, 10:00am Spiritual Journeys, in the Meeting House

This month Michael Mascari will share his spiritual journey. Everyone is invited.

  • Tuesday, April 8th, 6:30pm Pot Luck Discussion, in the Community Center

Everyone is welcome to attend. Dinner is from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Discussion from 7:30 – 9:00 pm (at times ending about 8:30 pm) You are invited to bring a dish. If your address ends in an even number please bring a salad or dessert. If your address ends in an odd number please bring a main dish or starter dish. The discussion article is "A Simple Life"- a copy can be emailed to you if you write to christa@

  • Saturday April 12th, 9am – 1pm: WMM Work Day

We plan to oil the meeting house floor and/or begin outdoor cleanup, weather permitting.

  • Sunday April 13th, 10:00-10:55am Contemplative Singing, in the Meeting House

These gatherings are designed to help us center down & prepare for silent worship. Simple, gentle songs will be taught & sung a capella. You don’t need to know how to read music. Drop in anytime. Hope you can join us! Next sing: Sunday, May 11th (the 2nd & 5th Sundays of each month) Questions? Ann Bassett-Short (ann@  )

  • Sunday April 13th: Meeting for Business.

Elizabeth Enloe will present the annual Head of School Report and be available for questions, and there will be a discussion of the WFS Audit Report, previously distributed.

  • Tuesday April 15th, 5:30pm: Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting.

May 2014

  • Thursday, May 8th: Golf Outing and Dinner fundraiser for the school. 

Please mark your calendar and start thinking of high quality goods and services you could donate to the auction.

  • Saturday May 17th: Family Barn Dance (co-sponsored by the Meeting).

Children are free and admission is $7 for adults.

Other News:

  • The nominating committee is meeting and will be contacting members and attenders for committees that will have members rotating out and be brought forward in June. -Jim Darragh, Clerk

 From the School Board:

  • Friday April 4th: Grandparents/Grandfriends Day.
  • The Nursery and Pre-K children are going to a performance of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" this month at Tillis, LIU Post. 
  • The garden beds have been turned for spring planting by the children.