William Penn House

About William Penn House and NYYM's Named Representatives

Contact Information

515 East Capitol St. SE, Washington DC

William Penn House is a Quaker seminar and hospitality center on Capitol Hill. Its staff educate Quakers in how they can relate to and influence our government. In addition to its seminar and educational functions, it also serves as a hospitality center for Friends and others interested in visiting Washington.

The William Penn House property is owned by the Friends Meeting of Washington, and its operations are under the direction of a board made up of Washington area Friends. Guidance on policy is provided by the National Consultative Committee, composed of representatives of the endorsing yearly meetings, of which New York is one, and related organizations.

Functions of Representatives

The representative attends the annual meeting. The representative is responsible for bringing the work of William Penn House before the Yearly Meeting, including the writing of an annual report, and maintaining contact with the Witness Coordinating Committee.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees

Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committe membership and committee clerking.

Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.

Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coorcinating committee clerks.

Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.

Documents & Resources