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At 10:29am on 2nd mo. 10, 2015, John Leighton said…

Hello Helen - you left a message for me on QuakerQuaker, but unfortunately I hardly ever log in, nor do I receive notices by email of messages.  However, I have now logged in and seen of your interest in the meeting in Hong Kong.  How might I be able to help you?  I am very happy to receive emails to jrleighton@gmail.com, or even a Skype call would be welcome at jrleighton.   You may be aware that there was the FWCC AWPS triennial meeting in HK recently, and it was good to see a number of Australian Friends here.  In particular, it was good to see Ronis Chapman and Gretchen Castle, who have been helpful to our meeting in HK.  Some other Australian Friends showed an interest in the HK meeting whilst here, and I do hope that any concerns of theirs have been addressed.  I know that Ronis and Gretchen have a full understanding of the recent history of Friends in this part of the world.

I am interested, having seen Facebook, that you have recently been to Papua, and are connected with Silver Wattle.  I'd be glad to connect, even if you no longer have a particular interest in the HK meeting.

Peace and Light, John

At 5:59am on 4th mo. 27, 2014, Jenny Turton said…

Thanks for those thoughts Helen. Surely how we model these values to our children is one of the earliest and most significant experiences for them. I wonder too when we should introduce them to things that are not good in the world. I recently went to see the film  "Girl Rising" for International Women's Day, which shared a very powerful message about how education of girls can make a significant positive impact. However, the girls and women in the film has experienced slavery, child marriage, rape, poverty and natural disasters. I wanted to take my 9 year old daughter, but in the end decided not to because I felt she might be too young to be exposed to the grim realities of the experiences of many women. I think it was the right choice, but I wonder when is the right time, such that children are aware of the realities of the world, but feel empowered to make a difference, and to feel hope and not hopelessness?

At 10:58am on 12th mo. 17, 2013, David Millar said…

Hi, I'm looking at various Quaker forums. Hope to start some Circles of Discernment on earthcare topics.

At 12:01am on 3rd mo. 21, 2013, Christopher Hatton said…

I had to smile when you mentioned sweet singing voice... I am a genuinely appalling singer, but I loved being in Turkana as well, and yes the children had a great impact on me. It was a good group, and I loved being with our tour guides (Eden, Simon, John and Gabriel).

The impact of being in Kenya,  continues to work through me, in fact as we approach a 1 year anniversary  it amazes me still, and I will write something for my blog.

I see that you have now retired to a new meeting in the city of Melbourne, I can imagine after a while at Stillwater, that is a new challenge.

Join the club in being actively in prayer and contemplation in the inner-city. With Blessings 

At 1:57pm on 2nd mo. 12, 2013, Chris Beauchamp said…

I love your profile. . . and wish you much peace and contentment on the journey in your retirement.


At 8:48am on 7th mo. 19, 2011, Deborah said…

Here is another link for a snood pattern for you,

Julie's Snood



At 11:33pm on 6th mo. 20, 2011, Shane Moad said…
Hi Helen, even if you could come for a day trip that would be great and we could see if other Friends were available to have a shared lunch with us. We have low attendance at meeting as many have moved out of town over the last few years but those who come I am sure would like to join with us if possible. If it is to hard for you to get all this way we are happy to come and meet you say, in Mundaring, as there are some nice spots to have lunch there.
If you want to write and offline email to me you can contact me through my web page which is www.shanemoad.com
At 4:03am on 6th mo. 20, 2011, Shane Moad said…
Hi Helen, we would love to catch up with you when you get to Perth. The only problem is we don't have a spare room to put you up in as both our children are home. There is the local hotel that David Eley stayed in when he was here and said he quite enjoyed it and the price was very reasonable. Let me know what you were considering and we will look into more for you.
At 3:34am on 4th mo. 21, 2011, Shane Moad said…
Helen, I met to say in my last post, if you want to contact me off Quaker Quaker it is possible through my web page that can be found on my page on this site. There is a "contact" link on there, feel free to contact when you feel like it........Shane
At 3:17am on 4th mo. 21, 2011, Shane Moad said…
Greetings Helen, I am glad you were able to finely track me down. It would be good to catch up if possible when you visit, we should keep in contact.
At 7:50am on 8th mo. 1, 2010, Enok Kippersund said…
An Autralian! So nice to learn there are quakers down under. I asked an Australian friend if she knew about quakers in Australia, and she never had heard about! Now I know! This means I welcome you, friendly.
At 8:47pm on 7th mo. 1, 2010, Raye said…
Hi, Helen, we met at OYM a year or two ago. I pray all is well out your way.
At 6:54pm on 7th mo. 1, 2010, Texas Friend said…
Hi Helen, no, I am not David E., but he and I are good friends and we belong to the same meeting. (So that was a pretty good guess!) Michael
At 9:39pm on 6th mo. 24, 2010, Stephen Golding said…
I do have horse traing but I my be able to get there at some stage
At 2:31am on 6th mo. 8, 2010, Miss Eagle said…
Thank you Helen. It would be good to see the progress. I'll take a rain check on your invitation to come and see. Please advise when a heatwave is predicted.

Re this site. It is a Ning format. I haven't checked out the tabs at the top - but a Ning format usually has an events tab which is great for inserting up-comng information. If none of the tabs have the event format, you might like to ask the site managers if they would consider adding it. The other possibility is to set up a page in the name of the Australian Quaker Centre (I have some lovely pictures to put up - but I'm sure you would have some already). I think an AQC page would also help to attract this international membership.

Blessings and bliss
At 8:27pm on 6th mo. 7, 2010, Miss Eagle said…
Hi Helen, great to see you here. Lovely pic. We have just had David and Trish Johnson down. David did a presentation on AQC I believe at the shared meal on Friday night at Friends House. I didn't get to it. Weather has been foul and my health is only just starting to turn a positive corner since the Sept 18 "event" at AQC. However, I saw them both on Sunday at Eastern Suburbs Local Meeting. First time I have seen Trish I think since the long ago when I was part of North Queensland Friends.

How are you managing things at AQC - do you still live there most of the time. This site looks like it might be an appropriate place to inform people about AQC and its operations.

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