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Tuesday, Nov. 16 (All times in Eastern)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Planned Giving Donor Appreciation
>> By invitation only.

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Advocacy Teams Summit
>> For current Advocacy Team members, by invitation only.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 (All times in Eastern)

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Welcome for First-Time Attenders [Optional]

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Tech Review Time (If You Need It!) [Optional]

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Coffee with Friends [Optional]
>> Casual opportunity to catch up with old Friends and new. FCNL staff will be joining these sessions. But remember to bring your own coffee!

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary and Welcome from Diane Randall

12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Plenary: Seeking an Equitable FCNL

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Keynote: Reviewing the Legislative Ask with Amelia Kegan, Domestic Policy Legislative Director
>> This November, the FCNL community will gather to advocate for rebuilding the U.S. economy to put children and families at the center.

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ed Snyder Award and Justice Award Presentations

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Strategies for a Successful Lobby Visit
>> Learn FCNL’s theory of change and learn how to lobby like a Quaker: by harnessing the power of your story.

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Planning Our Delegation Visits on Capitol Hill
>> We will break into delegations to practice lobbying by state.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 
Office Hours on the Lobby Ask [Optional]
>>  Our lead lobbyist, Amelia Kegan, and other FCNL staff will be available to answer any lingering questions you have before your lobby day.

Thursday, Nov. 18 (All times in Eastern)

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Lobby Visits (Throughout Day)

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Optional Worship
>> Please join us for some centering worship before a day of virtually advocating on Capitol Hill.

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Coffee with Friends [Optional]
>> Casual opportunity to catch up with old Friends and new. FCNL staff will be joining these sessions. But remember to bring your own coffee!

12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Lunch with the Lobbyists [Optional]
>>  There will be two 45-minute sessions available during this time where you can choose to hear from any of our lobbyists about the highlights of their program in the last year and ask questions.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grassroots Organizing with the Advocacy Corps [Optional]
>>  This workshop will be led by current members of the current class of Advocacy Corps.

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Worship Sharing Groups
>> An opportunity to gather in small groups to reflect and worship together.

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Affinity Groups
>> We will be offering affinity group gatherings for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and white attendees to gather in small groups.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
End of Lobby Day Plenary: Featuring a Congressional Speaker and Program Assistant Speeches
>> Join us to celebrate a day of advocacy with congressional speakers and four speeches from this year’s class of Program Assistants.

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Young Adult Gathering [Optional]
>>  This is an opportunity for members of our young adult network (ages 30 and under) to gather in community.

Friday, Nov. 19 (All times in Eastern)

11:00 a.m-11:45 a.m.
Coffee with Friends [Optional]
>> Casual opportunity to catch up with old Friends and new. FCNL staff will be joining these sessions. But remember to bring your own coffee!

12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Lunch with Friends [Optional]
>> An interactive lunch experience to chat with other attendees over a bite to eat. Bring your own lunch!

1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Looking Towards 2022 with FCNL’s Lobbyists
>>  Why does our advocacy matter now? Choose from any of our lobbyists to hear why your advocacy is critically important as we look forward to the 2022 elections.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FCNL Skills Building Workshops
>> FCNL staff will lead workshops teaching skills on how to be the most effective advocate you can be.

3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
FCNL Scavenger Hunt! [Optional]
>>  This optional community-building time will be a friendly competition in meeting other members of the network as part of a scavenger hunt. There will be prizes!

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Affinity Groups
>> We will be offering affinity group gatherings for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and white attendees to gather in small groups.

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Opening of Annual Meeting with Opening Worship and Keynote Speech by Vanessa Julye
>> Clerk: Ron Ferguson; Worship Sharing Leader: Deborah Suess, North Carolina Fellowship of Friends.

8:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Worship Sharing by Affinity Groups
>>  We will be offering worship sharing by affinity group gatherings for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and white attendees to reflect on the evening’s plenary.

Saturday, Nov. 20 (All times in Eastern)

11:00 a.m-11:45 a.m.
Coffee with Friends [Optional]
>> Casual opportunity to catch up with old Friends and new. FCNL staff will be joining these sessions. But remember to bring your own coffee!

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Welcome for First-Time Attenders [Optional]
>>  This will include tech review for first-time attenders.

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Welcome for First-Time General Committee Members [Optional]
>>  This will include tech review for first-time attenders.

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Tech Review Time (If You Need It!)

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary and Welcome from Diane Randall and Clerk Ron Ferguson

12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Meeting for Business I: Introducing the Candidate for General Secretary
>> Presentation from Executive Committee.

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Meeting for Business II
>> Nominating, Naming, Field, Development, and Finance Committees will all give reports. Two members of this year’s class of Program Assistants will also give speeches.

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Programming for Non-General Committee
>> There will be alternative workshops made available for those who are not members of the General Committee. Two members of this year’s class of Program Assistants will also give speeches.

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Standing Committee Workshops

3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Executive Committee Workshop: Candidate for General Secretary

4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Worship Sharing Groups

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Affinity Groups

7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Evening Plenary: Celebrating FCNL’s Growth in the Last Decade and Diane Randall

Sunday, Nov. 21 (All times in Eastern)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship
>>  Led by our worship sharing leader, Deborah Suess, North Carolina Fellowship of Friends.

1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Coffee with Friends [Optional]
>> Casual opportunity to catch up with old Friends and new. FCNL staff will be joining these sessions. But remember to bring your own coffee!

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FCNL Skills-Building Workshops
>>  FCNL staff will lead workshops teaching skills on how to be the most effective advocate you can be.

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meeting for Business III
>> The General Committee will revisit any additional business and discern on confirming the new General Secretary.

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Programming for Non-General Committee [Optional]
>>  There will be alternative workshops made available for those who are not members of the General Committee.

4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Closing
>>  We will close out Annual Meeting 2021 with speeches from FCNL staff, two Program Assistants, and a congressional speaker.

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