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What is going on with this RAYAC organization that is not in any district that I know of -- I also heard that at the Congress in North Carolina next year that the Past President of the YPD, Jerry Turner is running -- if you know what's going on and/if your out thier Jerry -- give a response -- I know that he did a good job with the YPD -- I would be interested in knowing what he would like to do with this non-functional organization.

-- Anonymous, December 24, 2001


I know Bro. Jerry Turner quite well. I am not sure if he is logged onto this discussion group, so those of us who know him will alert him of your interest in his campaign plans. I also did not know he was running for this position. I do know that Bro. Turner has been very instrumental in trying to develop an "official" Connectional Young Adult Network that, I believe, began in the 1st Episcopal District under the leadership of Bishop Cousin. Bro. Turner has been actively trying to develop a 4th District Young Adult Network, after receiving much encouragement from the 4th District's current Bishop, Bishop Cousin. However, there hasn't been much interest from the young adults here. The YPD is very big here in the 4th and most of the former young adults in this district are either former YPDer's who really don't see a need for an additional organization such as the Young Adult Network. The other young adults are just satisfied with being lone wolfs who are raising their children and who are not really interested in any organizational activity. I believe Bro. Turner found it difficult to start a Connectional Organization from "scratch" such as the Young Adult Network, so I believe he is seeking a leadership opportunity with an organization that is already established (at least on paper and in the AME Discipline). This is just what I suspect.

-- Anonymous, December 28, 2001

I am planning on running for the Office of Connectional President of the RAYAC. I will be sending a communication in late January -- Thank you for asking and I am asking for the prayers and support of all of you.

It is my hope that we can wake up this "Sleeping giant."

If you have any questions or suggestions -- please feel free to email me.

GOD Bless

-- Anonymous, December 28, 2001

The RAYAC is alive and well in the Cape Annual Conference



-- Anonymous, December 29, 2001

I am glad that Bro Turner envisioned to revive this seemingly non- functional organization. Not even a name change (from RAYC to RAYAC) could do anything. We have seen change of guard, but still ... I am looking forward to see what his manifesto will look like.

I also want to differ from the Rev. CJ Pillay - (who has just been transferred into our Annual Conference earlier this month, though he lived in our Conference) - the RAYAC has never functioned! I have served this Conference as Christian Education Director and really knows what is going on this Department.


William C Legolie, II

-- Anonymous, December 29, 2001

What's the difference between RAYC to RAYAC? Richard Allen Youth Council to Young Adult Council???

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2001

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