Spring Equinox Meeting Minutes

I’m sorry for the delay in posting the minutes. Here they are! They are also on the website.

Spring Equinox Business Meeting Minutes
3/19/11

Meeting called to order at 3:35 pm

Members present: Skip, Sharon, Mel, Ellie, Candee, Brian, Jen K., Jen E.

* Tabards
o We discussed the grove’s tabard tradition and how to make one
o The grove supplied the material
o New folk of the grove are to finish the tabards at home and decorate as desired
o Skip will email a template of Celtic knots for decorating
* New Traditions
o Jen K feels that grove accomplishments should be celebrated. She brought an ice cream cake to celebrate Mel and Skip’s finished DPs as well as Candee’s submission. Everyone seemed to enjoy this.
o Jen K also expressed the desire to say a prayer before the potluck begins. Mel seconded that idea.
* Wellspring
o Preregistration is opened
o There was discussion on who is and isn’t planning to attend
o There will be a North East Region camping site
* Voting
o Everyone was reminded to participate in ADF’s election
o There was a brief description on the merits of voting
* Grove Attendance
o Jen K is concerned about grove attendance and, in particular, why people do not visit or return. Possible suggestions were the mosquitoes in the summer and emphasis on academics in ADF overall.
* Website
o Mel gave some updates on the MM website. She is experimenting with CSS in an attempt to make the site easier to view on older browsers.
o There is a new section for poetry, art, and music. Please send anything you want to share to greycatsidhe@gmail.com.
o Mel would like to create a section just for Druid Scouts
o There is a new Muin Mound blog.
* New Grove Book and Bardic CD
o Skip reported that the grove’s “Wheel of the Year” book is officially out of stock. He intends to rewrite a new edition.
o The grove would like to record a new CD of chants for members to use
o There was discussion about finding a drummer and/or other musicians willing to help.
* Druid Scouts
o Jen K updated everyone on Druid Scouts. At the last meeting, the children discussed virtues and created patches to represent each if they could explain or demonstrate their understanding. Thus far, Abby, Brice, Rhiannon, and McKenzie each earned a patch.
o Jen K and Jen E have been brainstorming what to use for a uniform. At the moment, they are thinking of making satchels instead of sashes.
o Jen K would like to work with the kids in Druid Scouts to come up with content for a Druid Scout section on the MM website.
* Book Club
o Mel introduced the idea of starting a book club within Muin Mound as an attempt to further unite us between High Days. She expressed the desire to discuss books after the business portions of the meetings as well as online on the new blog.
o Jen E suggested Bard The Odyssey of the Irish by Morgan Llywelyn. Several interested members agreed. Further discussion on how much to read before the next meeting will be online.
o Jen K also suggested everyone look into A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book by Ceisiwr Serith.
* Outreach
o Skip will be presenting on Druidism and ADF at Syracuse University on April 20th from 7-9 in the Hendrix Chapel.

Meeting closed at 4:35 pm

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6 Comments

  1. Sharon said,

    April 13, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Yup, there will totally be a North East Regional Camp at Wellspring – Kathleen of Charter Oak has dubbed it “The NERD Herd” 🙂

  2. Sharon said,

    April 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    In a few weeks I will be figuring out how to work the logistics – I definitely want to grab a site for our main pavillion that has power and water available nearby – probably up toward Druid Heights. It’s 8 hours drive from my place, so I may have to have someone from Syracuse or Albany tag a site for our use if they get there earlier than me.

    • Jen Koagel said,

      April 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

      I should be getting there reasonably early. I’m not sure how much space would be required though.

  3. Megan said,

    May 2, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Thanks so much for posting the minutes of the spring equinox meeting which Sindel and I unfortunately missed, it was very informative!

    -M

    P.S. Look! I can use the Blog! WOOHOO!


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