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Newsletter | Mar/Apr 2003


OWA Anniversary Retreat
by Janet Crane

Date : 19 to 21 Sept 2003

The 30th Anniversary Retreat will take place at our beloved Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma County from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon September 19 &endash; 21 2003. In addition and by popular demand, we have reserved space at Westerbeke on Thursday evening for those who would like to take an extra unstructured day to relax in Westerbeke's peaceful setting.

This year's program will include an extended opportunity for participants to share their interests (work or other passions) with the group, to celebrate 30 years of shared experience. We are also planning, as an art project, to create a labyrinth for Westerbeke to commemorate our many memorable retreats.

In this anniversary year we are expecting a somewhat larger group than in other years. Accommodation in Westerbeke's cabins is limited to 51 people. Unlimited indoor "camping" is available in either the tank meditation room or our meeting room. (Sleeping in camper vans is allowed but Sonoma County does not permit Westerbeke to offer tent camping.) The retreat costs $300 for cabin accommodation and $250 for indoor camping. Priority for cabin space will be given to those who can stay the full weekend.

Reservations for cabin accommodation will be on a first come first served basis. If you would like to join us this year, email Janet Crane. Please let us know if you can join us for Thursday night as well as the weekend. We will keep a reservation list pending our formal mailing of reservation forms in April. For those who sign up after the cabins are spoken for, hotel accommodation nearby can be booked. If a scholarship would be helpful, please let us know.