Note: At the moment, we have
a handful of reports. More to come in future issues.
I would like to offer my thanks to this board and the hard
work they are doing to get us caught up on projects we all
had hoped to accomplish this year but had nearly lost hope
in getting accomplished.
Gary has helped to shore up some of our greatest difficulties
with registration and record keeping. It is reported to
me that Gary has actually surprised members by getting them
their e-tickets within minutes of them registering on line
for the festival. And probably just as important, he gets
fast replies back to you about your membership questions.
He has worked very hard this summer to help some of your
most pressing concerns about your membership status. Not
bad for a man who is also doing a great job as our treasurer.
For the first time in my days as Executive Director, Gary
has been able to piece back together enough of our records
to get us good a good financial over look. This vital information
has helped us access our needs at this time. His full disclosure
has been enjoyed by all of us.
Joe has the good fortune to be surrounded by a great team
on the land, and they are gearing up for the next few work
weekends, and the festival. Joe is a wonderful team participant
and his dedication to cohesion among us even in times when
we may disagree is a vital attribute. His grounded, and
consistent temperament, as well as long history with in
CMA provides us with a great wealth of grounding as a team
doing a big job.
Bruce has been extremely helpful these past few months
in making sure we get the tools ready and necessary for
us to meet some of our greatest communication challenges
as a corporation with the changing economic environment.
He has displayed incredible skill in choosing members of
his team to accomplish our combined goals for the Accord
and the website. I am very grateful for his even keeled
assistance and his unwavering effort as a team member.
And for our newest interim board members, welcome Mary
Wolf and Blaze Johnson. When vacancies needed filled on
our board, with only one person running for each position,
it seemed that both these candidates were the most likely
choices to serve the remainder of this term out. And much
to my delight they have been able to catch the fast end
of the learning curve and have been extremely vital support
to this board and corporation.
Mary brings such an organized and dedicated strength and
work ethic to this position that she has been able to help
realize some of the most important corporate goals we had
hoped to accomplish in this position within the board. Her
skill in this area has been a great asset to our team. Mary
has also brought the enthusiasm and ability to create a
much needed policy and procedure manual, and most importantly
in my minds eye, she is creating a staff and board job description
so folks have a clearer tool to understand what the requirements
of the job they volunteer for and what they are expected
to if they fill said position. This will go so far to resolve
a great deal of frustration we all work under trying to
understand what is expected of us with no documentation
for us to refer too.
And Blaze. Well Blaze has been extremely affective in helping
me during the Katrina crisis as it applied to my life. CMA
members, and my dear friends, Lisa and Vic from New Orleans
(Metairie) evacuated to my household on the day of Katrina’s
land fall. We moved to accommodate the additional and potentially
long term house guest. Due to the crisis getting my internet
order for the switch over to our new home took weeks. With
Blazes daily attention to communication with me, we were
able to do the best we could in this crisis to continue
with the work before us. Blaze has also proven to be a wonderful
team player bringing her corporate skill set to her work
here among us, and strength to the team that has been enjoyed
by us all. Her direct support during my time without email,
and during a great flux in my life due to hurricane one
and then two, makes this so much easier.
I have to thank each of you for the dedication you have
given to this org above and beyond the call of duty these
past few months and especially during the crisis brought
on by Katrina and Rita, and especially for your dedication
to serve this corporation.
Hello out there! It's been a long time since we've had a
chance to update everyone on what's going on, but I'm glad
to say that things are going along pretty much as they always
do. The Houston area members are enjoying PNOs, PMSs, HACK,
and PATHS, along with PPD! To unravel the alphabet soup,
or if you see something that is new to you, and you don't
understand, feel free to call or write your reps at email@example.com.
We'll be happy to fill you in.
Samhain is coming up very soon, and we hope to see you
all there. Remember to check the website often for changes
and information, and remember, too, that you can renew your
membership and buy tickets online
- by far the easiest
way for most of us to do it!
Have a blessed Mabon, and we'll see you at Samhain,
The South East Texas Reps,
Davida, Liz, Lyryal, Dancer Mike, Gryphon, and Keyne
North Texas Report
I am happy to announce that the seed has been planted
for the permanent gate shack. We raised 120.00 at our area
meeting and that's just the beginning!
I am so proud of all of you that have taken on my dream
of making the front gate something that North Texas can
be proud of, and making it your own.
I would also like to introduce Charity our new Front Gate
Asst. Coordinator. Without her time and love at festivals
I would be a basket case.
As always we have a great family in Dallas Betwixt &
Between and if your looking for something to do that's the
place to check first. They give so much to our community
in North Texas, please give back and support them and in
the mid-cities area on the 3rd Saturday of the month we
have a PST sponsored by Luna, call her and find out more
info at 817-794-0637. And we have our friends at the PVUUC
providing worship services in the Garland area.
As always there is firstname.lastname@example.org
for everything about CMA that deals us and the land. We
hope this finds all of you safe after the storms. Love you
all, have a safe and wonderful second harvest. See you at
Haallllloooooo Outlands! It's so exciting to finally
have the Accord back, and I hope that all of you are
as happy as I am about it! Changes in your outland
reps have happened!
The lovely Blaze has accepted
the position of Interim Assistant Executive Director,
(YAY Blaze!) so she will be moving out of the
ranks of rep and into the ranks of Board Member.
Corpus Christi area PNO occurs
the 13th of each month, 7pm, at Cafe Calypso,
located in Half Price Books. Also, the Pagan Parent
Meet-Up is the third Thursday of each month at
Cafe Calypso. Yin-Yang Fandango has live pagan-esque
music every weekend, and drum circles held once
In the Killeen/Ft. Hood area...
Lots of good stuff going on here.
We have a Pagan Night Out on
the third Tuesday of every month at the American
Legion Post 223. I hope everyone can make it sometime!
We also have some new things
going on in this area. The Temple of Ancient Wisdom
opened in Copperas Cove a few months ago, we have
three Pagan or Pagan Friendly stores in the area:
The Urban Goddess, Stork Support/Three Crazy Ladies
and Sisters of the Earth and Sea, and Carolynn
is working with the Interfaith Spiritual Council
to present a Mayfest celebration to the community
in this area.
If you're interested in becoming more involved
with CMA, but don't know where to start, please
contact your local rep, or in the case of the Outlands,
not usually so local rep and find out what you can
In the mean time, workends are a great way to meet
fellow CMA'ers as well as giving you the opportunity
to assist in developing and caring for our land.
You'll get a unique insiders perspective of what
it actually takes to keep our land happy between
festivals. If you're interested, please contact
a rep or email email@example.com
for more information! As always, if you're in the
outlands and have questions, concerns, comments
about things in your area or just need more information
on CMA or your membership, please feel free to contact
and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible!
Several of our new members have been attending
work weekends to make our wonderful CMA land beautiful
for our festival. Be looking for more information
on our upcoming celebrations!
Much Love and Glitter from your Outlands Reps,
Jaela, Carolynn and Jason (formerly known as the