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Registration Deadline for the 2020 Virtual Gathering: Midnight EDT, September 24.

Here is the current information about the proceedings:

  1. It will be on the Zoom platform, using a simplified version of TLS’s regular Gathering registration system.
  2. There will be two types of registration: $100 USD for members, and $125 USD for nonmembers.
  3. Each price is for the entire Saturday Gathering schedule. Trust us, you will want to be there for all of it!
  4. Scholarships for the Virtual Gathering, for TLS current members, can be requested by contacting David Gallagher.

Here is the breakdown of the schedule:

Board Meeting – Sunday, September 20, 1:00 -3:30 PM EDT, contact Kay Whipple if you would like to attend.

Annual Business Meeting (see more information in the article below)

Research Global Meeting, Friday September 25, 7:00 PM EDT. Stay on the Zoom call and attend the Research meeting, with Chair, Kathryn McLean, presiding. Even if you do not wish to attend the Annual Meeting, you must register for the Annual Meeting to be able to get the login for the Research meeting.

TLS Virtual Gathering — Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM EDT — Each presentation will be approximately 75-80 minutes in length with a 10-15 minute transition before the next presentation. Space is limited so register for the Virtual Gathering as soon as possible. Your access code will be available the day before the event.

  • 10:30 - 10:45 AM EDT — Gathering together
  • 10:45 - 11:00 AM EDT — Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM EDT — Calen Rayne & Laura Esculcas
  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM EDT — Jean Houston 
  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT— Tony Christie 
  • 3:30 - 5:00 PM EDT — Introduction, Member images in main room, Breakout rooms on various topics (TBD), General session for networking and sharing
  • 5:00 - 6:30 PM EDT — Ronald Esquivel 
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT — Sadelle Wiltshire and Frank Faine 
  • 8:00 - 9:30 PM EDT — Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby 
  • 9:30 - 9:45 PM EDT — Closing Ceremony 
  • 9:45 - 10:00 PM EDT — Networking/Chat

Sunday, September 27 Group Meetings:

  • Regional Reps Global Meeting, Sunday, September 27, noon EDT. Join Carmel Stabley, RR Chair, and many of the RR's from around the world, in this getting acquainted, informative session. Email Carmel to receive the Zoom invitation to attend this meeting.

  • Energy Keepers Global Meeting, Sunday, September 27, 3:00 PM EDT. Join Sandra Walden, EK Chair, and many of the Energy Keepers in this meet-and-greet session. All Energy Keepers will receive a Zoom invitation by email in September. If you are not an Energy Keeper currently and wish to attend, please contact Sandra Walden.


Registration for the 2020 Annual Business Meeting is up and Live! 

The Labyrinth Society Annual Business meeting will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5PM EDT. Vote for new board members, get a sneak preview of the new website design and the latest news on the Labyrinth Locator Mobile App.Three current board members will be joining the Wisdom Circle, and we will be welcoming a new President! Registration for the Annual Business Meeting is free, separate from registration for the Gathering, and you must register to attend. Click the link in the title above to go directly to the registration form or go to the bottom of the  Virtual Gathering page and click the link there.

 


2020 ONLINE AUCTION RECAP by Sarah Nash

The Labyrinth Society Online Auction, Creatively Building Community, was a huge success. Most of the items are on their way to their new owners, and remember to connect with Rev. Sarah Nash, 2020 Auction Committee Chair, with any comments, questions, or concerns. Sarah is especially looking for new ideas and fresh ways to approach a possible auction fundraiser next year. A special shout out to Lisa Moriarty who was a key player in the shipping arena!
Our final total for this online auction is $4,076 with 75 people placing bids on 89 items!

We managed to have a Diamond ($1K+) Sponsor this year; the Regional Reps went for the Gold, leaped for the Platinum, and hung in there for the Diamond sponsorship! Our Platinum sponsor, $500+, were the TLS Wisdom Circle members, and we had two Gold Sponsors, $200, Paths of Peace and Ministry Matters, followed by the bronze sponsor, $50, Alchemy Stones.

We know that times are tough for everyone these days, and not just financially. Typically "times are tough" is reserved for the pocketbook, but no longer. Many of us are experiencing a deficit in our emotional and mental pocketbooks and we are less likely to engage with programs or events outside our new boundaries. So thank you all for taking the time to point, click, and bid in order to support The Labyrinth Society. Congratulations to everyone who placed a winning bid, generously donated an item for auction, and/or invited family, friends, and community to place their bid to build a better world!

TLS 2020 GATHERING POSTPONED UNTIL 2021--New Dates Announced:

The Labyrinth Society was founded by a group of labyrinth enthusiasts who gathered together at a conference and then could not bear the thought of not making this gathering of like-minded souls a regular event. Every year, for 21 years, Labyrinth Society members and friends, have gathered together to see friends who have become close as family, and to meet new people, learn, and share. It is an event we look forward to every year.

However, this year, because of COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the safety of travel, TLS's Board of Directors decided to postpone this year's Gathering until next year as a responsible and responsive show of our shared love and respect for our members and their families. The 2021 Gathering will be held at the same place as scheduled for this year, The Casa, Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, Arizona. The theme and keynotes will be the same, and the presenters who made proposals and were accepted this year will be given the opportunity to present. If needed, we may reopen a call for proposals to give others a second chance. The new dates are October 29-31, 2021. We look forward to seeing you at Gathering next year and interacting with you in other ways through the year as we build a stronger, more connected TLS.


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