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Yearly Meeting 2024 6-13 July
Yearly Meeting 2024 will be held from Saturday 6th July to Saturday 13th July at the West Beach Parks complex, near the foreshore at West Beach, SA. This was the site of Yearly Meeting 2017. It will be a hybrid event combining in-person and online gatherings.
The main meeting venue will be at the headquarters of SA Sea Rescue on Barcoo Rd, West Beach. Formal sessions will be held at this venue. A range of smaller spaces, for face-to-face meetings of Share and Tell sessions and Friendly schools, will be in the lounge areas of the accommodation units at The Retreat nearby. Online Share and Tell sessions and Friendly Schools will be run separately.
The Seadragon and Spinifex Shacks at The Retreat have been booked for Friends attending Yearly Meeting. These are comfortable, airconditioned small houses with wifi and well-equipped kitchens, suitable for self-catering. Friends can request single or shared bedroom accommodation. Four of the Shacks are wheelchair accessible.
A range of alternative, budget style accommodation is available for Friends to book for themselves at the Big 4 West Beach Parks Caravan Park which is 800metres from The Retreat. The Caravan Park offers a range of accommodation including cabins and caravans. Please book early because YM24 takes place during school holidays and this is a popular venue.
For those who choose to make their own arrangements with accommodation, there is a bus connecting the CBD with The Retreat. For seniors, bus travel is free in Adelaide.
A buffet style evening meal will be served at the Function Room of the Sailing Club, which is adjacent to the Sea Rescue venue and close to The Retreat. However, there is a limit of 120 guests for dinner, so Friends are urged to register early. There is ample parking at the Sailing Club.
A packed lunch will be available for Friends to pick from at the Pool Side Function Room at The Retreat during Yearly Meeting.
The Pool Side Function Room has been booked for activities for young children and their carers. It is close to a play ground with a large jumping pillow.
Two Sand Dune shacks at the Retreat, adjacent to an adventure play ground, have been reserved for the daytime use of Junior Young Friends and their carers. However, a camp offsite during Yearly Meeting may be possible. Please contact SANTRM Clerk if you are interested in being involved in a JYF camp or working with the JYFs during YM24.
Costing for YM24 is in progress. Friends will be advised of the costs of accommodation and meals at YM24 on the registration form. Keep watching this site for updates.
Jo Jordan SANTRM Clerk
M: 0403 913 719
A draft timetable can be viewed here. (Please note: just under the date at the top, you can alter the time zone to reflect your own time zone)