of the Retreat meetings of the
BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE WAY
Retreat #206 Minutes - Swan Island, ME
The meeting was called to order by Bro. Abbot John MacDuffie at 1:15 P.M.
In attendance were Srs. Linda Kimball and Janice Chilek, Bros. John MacDuffie, Richard Waddell, Charles Erb, Jeffrey Lewis, and David Andrews.
The Minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting of this BSOW chapter were read by Bro. David Andrews and APPROVED.
Retreat Director, Sr. Linda Kimball, chose not to exercise the option to move lunch one half hour later to 12:30 P.M. (to avoid interference with the time of silence.) Lunch preparation activity offered no distraction to the quiet at this retreat.
Bro. John MacDuffie offered the following retreat financial report:
Minutes of the chapter meeting at the Irons Homestead were read by Sr. Linda Kimball.
The following topics were raised as a result of this reading:
After discussion, Bro. Waddell moved and Bro. Erb seconded that the 2013 retreat be held May 20 through 24. It was APPROVED. We were reminded to arrive in plenty of time to catch the usual 2:15 P.M. ferry.
It was APPROVED by consensus that there be silence in the evening following Communion. It will begin when the Communion candelabra is extinguished or at 10:00 P.M., whichever comes first, and will continue to the Rising Bell at 7:00 A.M.
It was APPROVED by consensus that Communion follow closely on the evening reading rather than wait until 9:00 P.M.
Thanks were recorded by ACCLAMATION for the excellent cuisine provided at this retreat by Retreat Director Sr. Linda Kimball and Associate RD David Andrews. Cuisine flexibility, more fresh foods, and foods brought from home were noted with approval.
This acclamation encouraged Sr. Linda and Bro. David to offer their services again next year as Retreat Director and Associate Retreat Director. APPROVED by further acclamation.
It was APPROVED by consensus that left-over food be made available to Bro. Charles Erb to be used for the Game Loft program for teens in Belfast. (Unopened food will go with Sr. Linda.)
The meeting was declared adjourned at 1:46 P.M.