January is Membership Month at Five Oaks!
No one is going to intrude while you’re working online to give you a convincing spiel to renew your membership like they do on public television. But now that you have opened this message, we encourage you to renew your membership and ask others to become members as well!
The membership you bought in 2017 was for 2017. Now it’s time to be a 2018 member. To pay your membership fee, please click here. If you prefer to print your form and mail in your fees, please click here.
Many of you as members of the Five Oaks corporation have played a huge role in the development of the new intercultural/interfaith vision for the Centre. Your 2016 participation in surveys, in the September Roots & Wings event and in the meeting and online conversations about the new business plan in 2017 was invaluable, providing excellent ideas and contacts.
The Board’s intention was to hold a face to face gathering for members in early January 2018 to garner your feedback. With energy and effort focussed on getting eight volunteer working teams up and running, we are instead inviting your input through the attached participatory report and two online conversations on January 23 at 2 pm and January 31 at 7 pm.
This report invites your comments on the Centre’s work since the AGM in June 2017 and on its plans for the future. Please read it carefully and insert your comments or questions. Remember that members have considerable influence at Five Oaks. At the 2016 AGM, members refused to proceed with the sale of Five Oaks and appointed a members working group to seek an alternative future. Throughout 2017, you helped shape the concepts for the business plan and at the 2017 AGM unanimously approved the plan. You will make a difference by responding!
You will also make a difference by inviting others to join our membership. Please forward this message to those who might share a commitment to a sacred place where people of different faiths and cultures can be together in creation to seek wellness for themselves, their people and the earth.
Members play a key role in the Five Oaks Annual General Meeting. Please reserve Saturday June 16, 2018 for a great day of activities and opportunities to meet our partners. Become a member now so you can vote at the AGM.
Thank you for your commitment to Five Oaks and its mission.
Yvonne Stewart, Chair of Five Oaks Board of Directors
Ross Carson, Co-Coordinator of Governance and Policy Working Team
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