Superintendents & Secretaries Gathering, September 17-20, 2018

Dear Friends,

Following the tradition of many years, superintendents and executive secretaries from yearly meetings and a handful of other Quaker organizations across North America will gather for an annual retreat fondly called Sups & Secs.  This is a chance to gather with executives of Quaker organizations with similar issues and constituencies.


When: September 17 - 20.  Meals will start with Monday dinner and end with Thursday lunch.


Where: Powell House, New York Yearly Meeting’s retreat center near Albany NY. If you get to Albany, NY by train or plane, we can get you the rest of the way. If you are driving, the address is 524 Pitt Hall Road, Old Chatham NY. When you register, it will be helpful if you note whatever you know about your transportation plans at that time so we can follow up as needed.


Food: If you have dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc., please be sure to note that on your registration.


Program: It worked well in 2017 to be lightly scheduled. We needed varying levels of contact with our home bases and the schedule left room for that or relaxation as needed. That group thought that sounded like a good plan for 2018.  Christie Duncan-Tessmer of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting agreed to put together some light programming around the theme of Courageous Conversations.


Cost: $300 - This covers the meals and housing.  You can pay online when you register or use the default payment of zero on the registration form and pay by check by mail or in person.




You can direct facility questions to Sharon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 518-794-8811

You can direct other questions to me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 914-979-2037


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Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
phone  518-794-8811
fax     518-794-8815
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