After a number of years of hosting an Organizers' Retreat, the PAN Board has decided to focus this year's Winter Retreat on Board Development and Planning. Patty Love, our Board Assistant, will be providing a training to the Board members designed to grow their skills and to lay the groundwork for expanding both the Board and the NE Network. We'll be working through each of the concepts presented during the training. PAN Members in good standing are welcome to attend any Board Meeting. So if you'd like to learn more about how to be a board member of any organization, and maybe for PAN, you may be especially interested in this year's retreat.
Come retreat with us this February in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. We're excited that D Acres is again generously sponsoring the retreat, offering us meals, lodging and meeting space at a dramatically reduced rate. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Here's a rough schedule of the event:Friday 2/23 - members arrive, optional 6 pm Potluck followed by D Acres Open Mic at 8 pmSaturday 2/24 - breakfast, board development training, optional ping pong scrum at DAcres or participation in community eventSunday 2/25 - breakfast and departure
Participants are asked to make a sliding scale contribution of $20-200 to cover 5 meals (dinner Friday; breakfast, lunch, dinner Saturday; and breakfast Sunday) and 2 nights' lodging in the yoga room. Note: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. (For those who can, a middle range contribution of $80-100 will cover $10 toward each meal and $20 per night of lodging in the yoga room.) Private rooms or beds in a shared room are available at an additional contribution and when reserved in advance.
If you have any questions specifically about the retreat, please contact Patty Love at email@example.com.
About D AcresD Acres is a not-for-profit organization with a mission "to function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Striving to improve the human relationship to the environment, the center functions as a demonstration farm to role model exemplars of healthy living. Sharing a communal living situation, individuals come to respect and share values of interdependence and love of nature. In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of residents and the larger community." Additionally, Josh Trought, D Acres Director, is the author of an excellent book, The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm.
About PANPAN's mission is to increase the resilience of the Northeast region by strengthening the regional permaculture network and increasing access to relevant education and resources. We are focused on the 4C’s of Connectivity, Communications, Convening and Capacity-Building toward that purpose.