Past Annual Meetings
2011 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
Date: March 17 & 18, 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
2010 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
Date: March 18-21, 2010
Location: Reisterstown, Maryland, USA
Theme: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. John 13:34-35
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Suess, North Carolina YM-FUM
2009 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
Date: March 19-22, 2009
Location: Canby, Oregon, USA
Theme: The Vision is for its appointed time. Habakkuk 2:2-3
Keynote Speaker: Jan Wood, Northwest YM
2008 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
Date: April 3–6, 2008
Location: Morgantown, Indiana, USA.
Theme: “So then, let us be always seeking the ways which lead to peace and the ways in which we can support one another.” Romans 14:19
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Stacy, Baltimore YM
2007 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
Date: March 15–17, 2007
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Theme: from II Corinthians 9, verses 6–12, was centered on stewardship and giving: “God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8) and “The rendering of the ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God” (2 Corinthians 9:12).
Keynote Speaker: Bernard LaFayette Jr., Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island.
2006 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
Location: Chiquimula, Guatemala.
Theme: To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. —I Corinthians 12: 4-7.
Keynote Speaker: Duduzile Mtshazo, Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting and Clerk of Friends World Committee for Consultation. [photos]
2005 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting
in Tempe, Arizona. Download Keynote Address here (PDF 163KB).