Tulsa Peace Fellowship

There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Ben Franklin

Happy New Year! Let's hope 2012 is the year that peace prevails!

We have the following updated list for our Steering Committee.

TPF Steering Committee for 2012 (the 9-member Board, listed here roughly in order of seniority)

  • L. Hochhaus, Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
  • J. LeViness, Green Party (Okla) and Liaison #1 for Peace House Tulsa
  • J. MacMahon, Green Country Greens (eastern Okla)
  • C. Reynolds, past TPF Vice President 2009-2011, Veterans for Peace, & co-founder of TPF as a non-profit in Oklahoma
  • T. Nuspl, past TPF President 2009-2011, Sec'y/Treasurer 2012-2017, & co-founder of TPF as a non-profit
  • B. Cheek, immediate past TPF VicePresident 2011-12 (position vacant 2013-2017) and Peace House Tulsa Liaison#2
  • A. Tiger, past TPF Sec'y 2010-2011
  • M. Manley, incoming TPF President for 2012 and immediate past TPF president 2012-2017 (position vacant 2018)
  • plus one other boardmember, from Pax Christi (Catholic peace movement)


The TPF executive for 2012 will consist of Manley (President), Cheek (Vice-President), and Nuspl (Sec'y/Treasurer). Fron 2013 to 2017, we have been suffering from the absence of a vice-president in charge of activism, to organize our monthly "first Saturday" protest.  Do you want to come forward?  As a collective, the TPF executive and steering committee are committed to seeking consensus, as far as possible, in all our decision-making on behalf of the Fellowship.  Grassroots participation at our monthly meetings is actively encouraged!

In addition to the Steering Committee (the Board), we have a group of non-voting advisors and wisdom-keepers. For 2012, the Advisory Group (honorary positions, TPF emeritii and patrons) is 22 people strong. 

 

TPF Advisory Group (honorary positions, TPF emeritii and patrons):

  • N. Moran, past TPF president, Tulsa, Okla
  • T. Luce, TPF emeritus member, and a veteran of the Korean War, Tulsa, Okla
  • C. Beckwith, Tulsa, Okla
  • V. Mapstone-Ackerman, TPF emerita member (out of state)
  • L. Hicks, TPF emeritus, Tulsa, Okla
  • B. Griffin, former TPF webmaster
  • S. Singh, TPF emerita, Tulsa, Okla
  • D. Satterthwaite, Green Country Quakers, Tulsa, OK
  • M. Clarke, Humanist Association (Tulsa chapter) & TPF emerita, Tulsa, Okla
  • N. Batchelder, Peace House in OKC, Oklahoma City, Okla
  • R. Friend, in OKC
  • A. Spotts, Stillwater Democrats (OK congressional district 3) and TPF emerita
  • G. Holmes, T-Town DFA and Oklahoma Veterans Cttee (Tulsa Democrats), Tulsa, Okla
  • J. Ramsey, former TPF Sec'y/Treasurer, Veterans for Peace, & co-founder of TPF as a non-profit, Tulsa, Okla
  • R. Guay, Oklahoma Center for Conscience (OCC), in Oklahoma City.
  • B. Bryant, Oklahoma chapter of Global Solutions (ok-global), in Oklahoma City
  • A. Mason, TPF "ambassador" #1 in the Nation's Capitol, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, in Washington D.C.
  • K. Mason, TPF "ambassador" #2 in the Nation's Capitol, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, in Washington D.C.
  • D. Yount, former TPF webmaster and former TPF SteeringCttee member 2009-2011, in Muskogee, Okla
  • J. Hoskins, former TPF SteeringCttee member 2009-2011, in Vinita, Oklahoma
  • C. Inkaniswh, Native American Church, and former TPF SteeringCttee member 2009-2011, Tulsa, Okla

In memoriam:

  • Armin Saeger, former TPF advisor from Green Country Quakers, Tulsa OK, died 28th April 2012.  He was a WWII Conscientious Objector (C.O.), and the author of an autobiography entitled Sowing My Quaker Oats (2010). Obituary online.
  • Harry Allison, former TPF advisor. He died in 2008.

 

Our activism is undertaken to a degree under the following larger regional and national organizations.

Umbrella Groups for TPF Activism & Fellowship:

  • Peace Action (National) – their webpage: http://www.peace-action.org/
  • Veterans for Peace (National)
  • September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

  • National Network in Opposition to the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY)
  • National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy
  • American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) – Oklahoma city chapter
  • Green Country Friends (Quakers), in Eastern Oklahoma
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches of Tulsa
  • Oklahoma Center for Conscience, OCC (formerly Oklahoma Committee for Conscientious Objection, or OCCO) – Oklahoma city
  • Center for Racial Justice, Tulsa
  • Tulsa Interfaith Allliance (TIA)
  • The Peace Alliance (National Campaign for a Department of Peace)
  • OK-Global -- their webpage: http://www.ok-global.com/education.html


WE WILL NEED HELP this year and all subsequent years to establish and maintain our membership as a chapter of PEACE ACTION. Contact the TPF Sec'y/Treasurer today about becoming a sustaining member, with a monthly, quarterly, or yearly financial contribution to TPF.

Please send your check earmarked "Peace Action subscription" to TPF at the following address :

The Tulsa Peace Fellowship
c/o UU Church of the Restoration,
1314 N. Greenwood Ave, Tulsa Oklahoma. Zip code: 74106-4854

 

If I want to volunteer, who do I call?


Volunteers with the the Tulsa Peace Fellowship come together regularly at rallies and demonstrations – just come and join us!

You can also attend our monthly organizational meeting, held five days after our monthly peace vigil (see first Saturday of the month, for regularly scheduled anti-war demonstration, 41st & Yale).


In other words, how is TPF structured?
We are a grassroots, bottom-up, civic-sector organization, organized as a collective. We are governed by an entirely volunteer Steering Committee, equivalent to a Board of Directors, including three volunteer officers (President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer). The Steering Committee consists of the nine or ten most active and engaged members of the Fellowship, selected annually. We follow an internal by-law on consensus decision making.
We also have a non-voting Advisory Group, consisting of former board members, our financial supporters, and wisdom keepers. There are various sub-committees or task forces with specific peace-related missions, organized by issue, which you can join. We are a registered non-profit.

Thank you!

Queremos Paz.

~on behalf of the TPF Steering Cttee

 

"There never was a good war or a bad peace."

~Ben Franklin

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For 2013 and 2014, we have been suffering without a vice-president in charge of activism, to organize our monthly "first Saturday" protest.  Do you want to come forward?

There has been some interest of late in reviving the TPF “first Saturday” protests. Whoever among the board members comes forward to organize these is welcome to also assume the mantle of TPF Vice-President, on the TPF executive. If a non-board member comes forward from out grassroots, the organizer of the protests will be gladly co-opted onto the TPF Steering Committee (board).

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