Tulsa Peace Fellowship

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

We have a new president!  Long-time board member Larry Hochhaus has agreed to be the new TPF President, starting in January 2018.   We also have a new vice president!   Newcomer Christopher Radebaugh started as VP at the end of February 2018.

We also have two new members on the Steering Ctee.  1. Susan Singh joined us early in January 2018; 2. and Daniel Yount re-joined the Steering Cttee, after some extended time away from it.

We have the following updated list for our Steering Committee.

TPF Steering Committee for 2018 (the "board of directors", listed here roughly in order of seniority)

  • L. Hochhaus, TPF President, Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
  • J. LeViness, Green Party (Okla) and Liaison for Peace House Tulsa @ CoRUU
  • 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, Sec'y/Treasurer, past TPF President 2009-2011, & co-founder of TPF as a non-profit
  • D. Yount
  • S. Singh, League of Women Voters (LWV) & Tulsa Shambala Meditation Group
  • C. Radebaugh, TPF Vice President
  • plus one other boardmember, from Pax Christi (Catholic peace movement)
We also continue to recruit for additional members on the Steering Cttee, if you should know anyone you'd like to nominate.
And a BIG THANK YOU to the UU Church of the Restoration for continuing to host us. Find them on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/COTRUUTULSA
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!
Reminder:  Any member of the Steering Cttee or any member of the non-voting Advisors group who is unable to attend the TPF meeting in person can voice their approval or concerns about an agenda item via the listserv dedicated to TPF internal correspondence, by sending a message to tpfsteeringcom@yahoogroups.com  (Membership on the listserv is by invitation only.)

In addition to the Steering Committee (the Board), we have a group of non-voting advisors and wisdom-keepers. For 2018, the Advisory Group (honorary positions, TPF emeritii and patrons) consists of the following people:

  • N. Moran, past TPF president, Tulsa, Okla
  • T. Luce, TPF emeritus member, and a veteran of the Korean War, Tulsa, Okla
  • C. Beckwith, TPF emeritus member, Tulsa, Okla
  • V. Mapstone-Ackerman, TPF emerita member (out of state)
  • L. Hicks, TPF emeritus member, Tulsa, Okla
  • B. Griffin, TPF emeritus member, former TPF webmaster
  • 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, TPF emerita member (out of state)
  • G. Holmes, T-Town DFA and Oklahoma Veterans Cttee (Tulsa Democrats), in 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, former TPF "ambassador" in the Nation's Capitol, with Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, in Washington D.C.
  • K. Mason, former TPF "ambassador" in the Nation's Capitol, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, in Washington D.C.
  • J. Hoskins, former TPF SteeringCttee member 2009-2011, in Vinita, Oklahoma
  • V. Adams-Harris, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, in the Greenwood District, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • E. Hatley, Riverkeeper for the Grand River, NE Oklahoma; and director or co-founder of LEAD (Local Environmental Action Demanded), Vinita, Oklahoma.

In memoriam:

  • Bryan W. Cheek, former TPF Vice-President 2011-2012, and former member of the TPF SteeringCttee; he was a member of TPF since 2003. He died 17th March 2018.

  • Clark Inkaniswh, Native American Church, former TPF SteeringCttee member 2009-2011, and former TPF Advisor, 2012-2015, in Tulsa, Okla. He died 23rd November 2015.  A funeral service was held in Broken Arrow, 2nd Dec 2015. An active board member, he gave the keynote address, Dec 2012, at our 10-year landmark celebration.
  • 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

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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Ooops Tony, wrong Church on your link that's a whole different kind of church.

here's the fb for COTRUU https://www.facebook.com/COTRUUTULSA


Okay, corrected now.  I did get the right link in the announcement on facebook. 

joni said:

Ooops Tony, wrong Church on your link that's a whole different kind of church.

here's the fb for COTRUU https://www.facebook.com/COTRUUTULSA


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