Newsletter | May/Jun 2015

The Annual OWADP Retreat

by The Editor
You will have seen Janet Crane's email about early registration which was good through the end of June. Now we must pay the full amount. But it is not any less worth doing! It is one of our most rewarding events. Janet Crane, our faithful Retreat organizer, should hear from you soon, before it fills up!

Once again, it will be at the Westerbeck Ranch in Sonoma, on the weekend of September 18-20, 2-15. The program for this year is on creativity. Creativity is one of the most valuable skills for the future. The ability to dream, take chances, and create the things we imagine are critical to innovation and change. We are born with this ability, but over time we begin to lose it.

Gretchen Addi, Associate Partner at IDEO, an award winning global design and innovation consultancy, will introduce us to techniques her company has developed to encourage creative thinking. We will reawaken our child's mind and enjoy some open exploratory play and take creative risks among friends.

Movement, Yoga, Art and show and tell, will all be included in new and interesting variations.

The whole thing is a wonderful combination of relaxation and stimulation, and wonderful social interaction. I do hope you will all join us this year! The cost of the program includes bed and board and ranges from $225 to $375 depending on length of stay, and accommodations.

To register, look on line / and send a check to Heather. If you have questions, contact:

Janet Crane
Freebairn-Smith and Crane
Planning, Urban Design, Architecture
442 Post Street
Janet Crane

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