Milwaukee Friends Meeting makes our meetinghouse available to individuals and groups for appropriate activites. Celebrations, memorials, weddings, meetings, workshops, dances, and concerts are some of the many functions for which our meetinghouse has been used. If you or your group would like to use our meetinghouse, we invite you to read the information below to see if your activity is appropriate, check our calendar to see if the date you wish is available, and then contact us to make arrangements for your activity
Our meetinghouse is fully accessible to those with physical disabilities.
Free wireless Internet access (no password required).
Milwaukee Monthly meeting relies on volunteer help.The success of our Meetinghouse Use Program depends on your cooperation. Please share these rules with others in your group.
DECORATIONS & SIGNS
Fees for building use will be in the form of donations payable to the Milwaukee Friends Meeting. There is no charge for events which are sponsored by our meeting or are open to everyone in the meeting community.
The fee schedule below is for Private Uses (i.e. celebrations, memorials, etc. arranged for an individual or business). Members and attenders, using the building for a personal event, are asked to contribute 1⁄2 of the regular fee.
Fees for nonprofit groups are reduced (see below)). Meeting may further reduce fees for nonprofit groups. Written requests should be submitted with completed Use Application for approval. If approved, reduced fees remain in effect for all uses within one year.
Fund Raising at the meetinghouse by non-Quaker groups must be approved by Meeting for Business. Consensus for this approval may require seasoning, so approval may take more than one monthly meeting. Political fund raising is not an appropriate use for the meetinghouse.
Applications are available from the meetinghouse use coordinator and must be completed, signed and returned prior to use.
A damage deposit of $100 is requested of all first time users. This will be returned upon a satisfactory after-use inspection by a member of meetinghouse committee.
Groups and individuals should provide a certificate of insurance to meeting prior to use or users may be asked to sign a “hold harmless” agreement.
Events sponsored by members/attenders of meeting that are open to the meeting community are considered to be meeting events. There is no fee. Members or regular attenders using the meetinghouse for a private event will be expected to pay 1⁄2 of the regular use fee.
If you have read the above rules about the use of the meetinghouse and have reviewed the calendar and found that the date you wish is free, please download and fill out an application form.
The application is in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader, a free program available from Adobe's web site here.
The application includes the Meetinghouse & Koenen Land Rules, a floor plan of the meetinghouse, and a map and directions to the meetinghouse.
Milwaukee Friends Meeting offers wireless access to the Internet from any wireless enabled personal computer, cell phone, or PDA. Access is available throughout the meetinghouse and for a short distance outdoors. Connection speeds are 3.0mbps downstream and 758kbps upstream.
No password is required. The name of our wireless network is Friends Meeting.
There is also an iMac computer in the library that is available for use by anyone renting the meetinghouse.
Meetinghouse Use Coordinator
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