Summary:

  • We had a General Meeting this morning, and the next one will be July 14.
  • Camping at Hawn State Park is next weekend – time to confirm your attendance!
  • Details released about our Convergence Event in July
  • We will have a car wash fundraiser the morning of June 23.
  • Our next Council Meeting is tentatively planned for July 7.

Outings

June 14-16
Jim Jordan and Ellen Wilson are organizing this outing at Hawn State Park in co-ordination with our Quartermaster, Andy Semler. We have seven campsites reserved with room for 14 tents. So far, we have heard from about 30 people planning to attend in 12 tents, so there is room for a few more. Please contact Ellen Wilson ASAP if you are planning on going. She needs to start collecting checks soon.

Our campsites are near the creek, so we should have lots of fun playing in the water in addition to hiking, sports, cooking food, etc.

FYI, we are advertising this outing to the rest of the Society in the June Connection Newsletter, so we might have additional families joining us.

The leaders have planned lots of fun activities: please look over the flyer (PDF) for details.

July 18-22
Our Ethical Society Chapter of the NavigatorsUSA outdoor program for youth is hosting a Convergence camping event in KY for other chapters to attend. Please look for a more formal flyer to come in the next week or so that will include costs, but here are the basic parameters.

Event: NavigatorsUSA Convergence and Campout
Where: Energy Lake Campground, Land Between the Lakes, KY
When: July 18-22, 2013 (attend one day or all days)

Description:
This event is an opportunity for Navigators of all ages with their families to join together in a group camping experience in the midwest and build connections between our chapters and youth. The Ethical Navigators have put together this convergence event for the dates of July 18 – 22, 2013 so that a Navigator family or a Navigator group can attend for a day or two or all 5 days.

This event is for all ages and the whole family. We have our own Navigators Group, the”Stargazers”, for ages 2-6 and our “Travelers” group for adults over 18.

We have hiking, canoeing, environmental and history exploration which includes a visit to an early American living history area “The Homeplace” along with many other attractions of the Land Between the Lakes on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. We will be camping at the Energy Lake Campground and will have a summer camp style daily regiment with morning assembly and evening gatherings. We also have a special Senior Navigators overnight canoe camping trip on Lake Barkley.

Please contact Stuart Morse or EthicalNav@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. Our chapter is very excited to host this event.

Schedule: Nav.USA 2013 Convergence, KY (pdf)

General Meetings

June 9
The weather was beautiful this morning, so the 10 families that came met outside for our General Meeting. After the opening, Junior Navigators and Stargazers put up tents while the Senior Navigators learned about knife safety. We got firewood from the woods and reviewed how to start a fire, what types of wood is needed, reviewed fire safety, and perimeter ideas.

After the General Meeting, several leaders met to discuss the Convergence Event. We have received some interest from other groups, but none have committed yet. We decided to reserve a few sites and found a good spot in the campground that seems to have what we wanted. The plans for the programming look really good.*

Fundraiser

June 23
To raise funds to defray the costs of the July Confluence Event, we will have a car wash at the Ethical Society on June 23. Please plan to help us wash cars and have fun.

The general plan is to get to the Society at 9:00 to organize and make signs, then send some Juniors (with supervision) up to Clayton Rd. to wave people in. We will use hoses and water provided by the Society. Please contact Ellen Wilson or EthicalNav@gmail.com to request more details or to offer assistance.

Organization

July 7 Council Meeting

The next Council meeting will be at 9:30 am on June 7 at Krystal White’s house*. All are welcome to observe and comment.

*Note: this post contains post-initial-publication updates with more information about the June 9 General Meeting and a change to the location of the July 7 Council Meeting.


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