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Open Letter from Director
Carrie Mayes San Angelo

People of Peace,

Good afternoon!  I hope all is going well with you.  The following is an update about my most recent and future status with PI and PIET.  I would appreciate your reading this with an open mind and heart.  I would also appreciate your discernment before forwarding this email.

I had been feeling like I've been spinning my wheels with PI and PIET since the beginning of this year, and I was ready to throw in the towel in April.  But I was renewed and encouraged with April's monthly meeting and recommitted myself to the important work of PI and PIET.  I set forth to establish a PIET blog and to begin designing/ordering t-shirts so we can represent ourselves at area events.

Then May came and threw my world off kilter.  The month of May hit me pretty hard with unforeseen and unavoidable life issues completely unrelated to PI or PIET.  Things have been much better in June, and I am grateful that I was able to attend Knoxville's PrideFest on behalf of PIET and Church of the Savior, UCC, Knoxville.  Despite the recent much-needed return to relative normalcy, I feel it is necessary to announce that I need to step down from the Director's Position of both PI and PIET.

As so many things in my life are tentative right now, I am not able to commit to volunteer work like I was almost 18 months ago when I took on the Director's role in PI and PIET.

So, PI and PIET need new Directors.  These are volunteer positions, so the qualified candidates should have a stable source of supporting themselves.  There's a lot of work to do, which means the qualified candidates should be energetic community organizers and fundraisers.  To make PI and PIET successful, viable organizations, the qualified candidates should be able to devote between 10-20 hours per week to the organization and at least one day per month for organizational meetings with other members.

Please search your hearts and contact lists for the person or persons whom you think might be able to fill these open positions.  And also, please keep a special place in your heart for me, too. 

Sincerely,
Carrie Mayes San Angelo
c.mayes.sanangelo@gmail.com
865-304-7277


Peacebuilding institute

An Overview of the Peacebuilding Institute
www.peacebuildinginstitute.org

Founded in 1988 by James L. Foster, the Peacebuilding Institute (PI) is a non-profit volunteer organization that is committed to maintaining an online network of peace workers all over the world.  This is a group of independent organizations from many nations which have chosen to affiliate with the Peacebuilding Institute for the purpose of mutual support and encouragement in our worldwide quest for peace.  Each affiliate has its own program and governance and chooses when and how to work in concert with others in ways that are mutually beneficial and which advance the cause of global peace.  Each organization is also represented through our website under the tab “Affiliates.

Peacebuilding Institute of East Tennessee

The founding and local affiliate of this network is the Peacebuilding Institute of East Tennessee (PIET), and our goals are to:

  • Become acquainted with a variety of philosophies which incorporate principles of non-violence into daily living;

  • Foster and cultivate peace in our personal lives as well as our neighborhoods;

  • Bring together the network of local peace organizations

Regular meetings are monthly on the second Sundays
from 2:00-3:00 at Church of the Savior (UCC).

Current Officers of the Peacebuilding Institute
Director, Carrie Mayes San Angelo
Peace Memo Editor: Victoria Medaglia
Treasurer, Tim Kobler
Webmaster, Ralph Hubbard

Peacebuilding Institute Affiliate Organizations (PIAO) is a group of independent peacebuilding organizations from many nations which have chosen to affiliate with each other for the purpose of mutual support and encouragement in our worldwide quest for peace.  Each affiliate has its own program and governance and chooses when and how to work in concert with others in ways that are mutually beneficial and which advance the cause of global peace. Together they represent peacebuilding efforts on every continent, every major religion and every major culture.  Each organization is also represented on the Peacebuilding Institute website under “peacebuilding affiliates.

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