October Update from the Directors
October 31, 2019
The other night we (Andy and Andrea) had a visit from WFC friends. After small talk about successive storm systems and declining foliage, we slid into some deep conversations about the electoral season, the climate crisis, the personal and political choices we are called to consider, as well as ruminations on the 1913 Calumet, Michigan labor massacre. Things familiar, scary, and that require change.
We found ourselves marveling at the ease with which we delve deep so quickly with like-minded people who are open to wondering… From there we imagined the countless conversations that happen at WFC all summer long as people revel in and continue building a common culture. It’s probably one of the most important roles WFC plays–along with the related one of letting children see that their parents aren’t freaks!
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait until summer to come together. We are planning some events and invite you to create WFC gatherings. We want to be part of bringing people together all year ’round. As you probably know, there is a transition process to hire new staff leadership, and we’d love to fill you in and hear your thoughts.
In the meantime, if you’re anywhere near western Massachusetts, we’re planning a WFC Potluck and Fun Night for Friday evening, November 15, at Rocky Hill Cohousing, 100 Black Birch Trail, in Florence, MA (near Northampton). We’d love to see you!
Also, we’ll be having an event in New York City Saturday, April 25, to mingle, update you, and dream together about our organization’s future…oh, AND to celebrate Director Emeritus Christoph Schmauch’s 85th birthday!
We’ll keep you updated as other dates come up, and as progress continues in preparation for a new director and summer staff search. And please let us know if you’d like info on hosting an event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.