Board Meeting Minutes 2015-05-22

Date: 5/22/15
Location: New Seasons Market, Tualatin
Time: 7:30 pm
Presiding: Sue Ann
Quorum? Y


Officer Name Present
Steward: Sue Ann Y
Secretary: Candescent Y
Treasurer: Water Wizard N
Clerical Director: Gyelle Y
Comm.Officer: Will Y
Member at Large: Vergil Y
Member at Large: Joy Y


  1. Directors’s Reports:
    1. Steward:
      • Sue Ann was contacted by someone from Pagan Pride wondering about whether we will have a booth or not at Pagan Pride in Oak Park in September. It is not in conflict with NW Fall Equinox Festival put on by Nine Houses of Gaia. The decision is postponed until the next board meeting.
      • Ordination group is still going. Meeting on Sunday.
      • Classes are going fine in Gresham
      • Joy – Salem class had conflict, but it has been resolved.
    2. Secretary:
      • Minutes from last meeting approved with the corrections already done.
    3. Treasurer:
      • Water Wizard provided the report to Candescent on the phone.
      • The checking account balance is the same.
      • Water Wizard is still waiting for Daniel or Dawnelle to pick it up the check for OWOW. There has been no contact with OWOW.
        • There was a suggestion made that the treasurer mails the check with a note directly to the OWOW treasurer.
      • HOWP is still interested in paying off debt by the end of June. The credit card balance is now in $200’s range. The question was raised if Lyceum of Trees would be willing to help HOWP pay off the debt, so they can sunset.
      • Questions raised pertaining to helping HOWP:
        • LoT’s balance reported last month: $2440.95
        • How much is the exact balance on the credit card?
        • Have all of LoT’s bills already been paid?
        • Example: space rent, food for classes, incorporation fees, mailbox fees, etc.
        • What is LoT’s balance after all bills paid?
    4. Clerical Director
      • Our of a conflict in the Salem class, there has been a concern about the instructors to students ratio. Therefore, the following will immediately be implemented.
      • Sue Anne will continue to attend the Gresham classes.
      • Will shall continue to attend the Salem classes.
      • Joy will focus on linking the YaaD classes to the ordination syllabus.
      • Two concerns were brought up:
        1. How the situation in Salem could have been better handled.
        2. How a consensus can be built among the instructors, so all are on the same page.
    5. Communications Director
      • Website is stable, number of visits is leveling off
      • The amount of information for each visit has increased.
      • The “YaD Only” section is seeing strong use: 5 different files have each been downloaded 10+ times

Other Business

  • It was suggested that an Education Committee – but the scope must be defined, the structure created, and format developed.
  • LoT rituals – could have more variety, including some with more magic
  • Will is going to pick up handouts from all classes to create web versions for website.
  • Shawn’s teaching “Enneagram Basics” at Sacred Space in June and July.
  • Shawn’s also involved in prison ministry with Elan from Eugene.
  • Holly from LoT is doing a prison ministry in the women’s prison in Wilsonville.


  • Full Moon Esbat – At Candescent’s on Saturday, May 30th, 6pm gathering for a potluck, 8pm ritual.
  • Sisters of the new moon have declined the invitation for leading the ritual at Council Crest on 7Mabon.
  • The June Esbat in Salem will be in a in a park after the Salem Class on June 27th. Those not involved in the class can attend World beat ahead of time. So the gathering for the potluck will be at 6:00 and the ritual will be at 7:30. Afterwards, anyone who chooses to can go back downtown to see the fire dancers.
  • The first “A Pagan Evening” will be held June 3rd, 7:00pm, Eastrose Fellowship. Will is one of the organizers.
  • A suggestion was made to have workshop type discussions on magic, crystals, etc. but finding a venue is a challenge.
  • The calendar now includes BoD and YaD dates.
Date Activity Location Time Notes
Sat., May 30th Full Moon Esbat Candescent’s 6:00 gather for potluck, 8:00 ritual
Wed, Jun 3rd “A Pagan Evening” Eastrose Fellowship 7:00pm A general discussion group, first meeting
Sat Jun 13 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat., June 20th Litha Joy TBA RSVP! Knowing beforehand how many will attend will be important to the success of this ritual
Fri Jun 26 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat Jun 27 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat., June 27th Full Moon Esbat In a Salem park – TBA gather at 6:00pm (after YaD class)
ritual at 7:30pm.
World Beat is on-going this day: our ritual will be done in time for those who wish to see the fire dancers
Sat Jul 11 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fri July 24 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat Jul 25 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sun., August 2nd Lughnasadh / Full Moon Esbat Boomer/Michelle TBA
Sat Aug 8 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat Aug 22 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fri Aug 28 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat., August 29th Full Moon Esbat Mark TBA
Sat Sep 12 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat., Sept. 19th Mabon Council Crest – TBA
Fri Sep 25 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat Sep 26 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat., Sept. 26th Full Moon Esbat Public? – Salem TBA
Sat Oct 10 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fri Oct 23 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat Oct 24 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sun., Oct. 25th Full Moon Esbat Damianna TBA
Sat., Oct. 31st Samhain Sue-Ann TBA
Sat Nov 14 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sun. Nov. 22nd Full Moon Esbat Joy TBA
Fri Nov 27 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat Nov 28 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat. Dec. 19th Yule Gyelle TBA
Fri. Dec. 25th Full Moon Esbat At Sam’s? Ritual: Vergil/Candescent TBA
Sat Dec 12 Gresham YaD Eastrose 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fri Dec 25 Board of Directors Tualatin New Seasons 7:30 pm
Sat Dec 26 Salem YaD Salem UUC 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Author: Will

I was born at a very young age but I am older than that now. As a young man I drove half a million miles in Boston taxis. Then I moved to Oregon and developed two careers as an RN over 28 years: the first as a clinical nurse mostly in ICU, then later in Nursing Service Administration as an Informatics RN (but before that term was coined). In between RN work, I picked up an ADSc Business Computer Programming and provided PC network installation, maintenance and repair for 10 years. I eased into retirement beginning in 2003 and was fully retired in 2010. But I have continued to develop and manage websites and my skills are current with HTTP/CSS, PHP, Apache, SQL, etc. I have a strong preference for Ubuntu Linux boxes and Dokuwiki websites. I have a strong dislike of WordPress, which, although it is technically very well done, has created one of the worst cesspool ecosystems I have ever encountered. Still it is sometimes the best tool for the job, more is the pity. I have followed pagan paths for 50 years and I have about 3 yards of bookshelves devoted to pagan thought and practice. I am a perfectly eclectic technopagan heavily influenced by Victor Anderson's Feri practice but comfortable with Gardner derivatives, Zennist ways, and totemic/shamanist practices. I have recently been made the Steward of the Lyceum Of Trees. So I am Will Steward, Steward. Make of that whatever you will.