Kawashaway Community Circle Notes
Great Circle Notes
Memorial Day Weekend
~ 70’s during the day, 30’s at night
Next Circle (only one got scheduled):
11 June 2003
Eureka!, White Ash, Will*, Braeburn Blue*, Plucky, Pollen*, Two Turtles*, Henry, Danny, Clydesdale, Bruce, Tanya*, Stu*, Xeno*, Bearberry*
Invoked into the Circles were many, including Two Bears who unfortunately had to leave early due to cold symptoms.
Tri-facilitated by Two Turtles, E! and Pollen
(Carlos was gardening like heck; we were also visited by Malcom & Terry, Tilly & Honor, and many 4-footed ones were there as well.)
A heart circle round the firespace and a ritual of earth, water, fire & air overlighted our sharings.
The facilitators (TT/e!/Plln) took the pulse/mood of the community present on the land and decided to call for a heart centered speaking of individual visions for KaSa (or, for some, more broadly visions for fareies in this region) and we all listened for common themes. The notes reflect the themes the circle could agree were common enough to be consensed.
In a more general way, there was awareness for at least some of us that the whole 'great circle' idea was not resonating or did not feel like something we owned as a process. We’d like for there to be agenda time at the June 11 circle to talk about the G.C. idea and whether we want it, what it means for us (or doesn't mean) and such.
Three major themes from the Circles surfaced: umbrella organization, residency, and ease-of-use.
Umbrella Organization ~ We are interested in considering an organizational structure that defines Northwoods Radical Faeries as the “tribe”, or umbrella, and Kawashaway as one of potentially several “bands” or groups operating both independently and collaboratively. Exploring this might lead to new financial and legal arrangements or new definitions of stewardship, membership, and / or mission.
Residency ~ We would like to initiate an open discussion regarding residency on Kawashaway land. Some outcomes we noticed would be (note ~ this is by no means a non-exhaustive list):
things to work out)
of 2-week policy (which is a policy and not in bi-laws)
Ease-of-Use ~ We would like to develop Kawashaway in a way that makes it more comfortable and easier to use for more people through all four seasons.
• Are we
also examining this for the differently abled and / or the aging?
Other Visions ~
Agenda for Next Circle
• To raise
or not to raise the amount we request for Gathering attendance
by White Ash