During the January and April board meetings, along with regular camp business, the board worked on a strategic plan. Under the excellent facilitation of Treasurer Terri Schmiesing, we came up with the broad theme of “Wider and Deeper” – “Wider” as in reaching a wider audience of UUs, both geographically by reaching more congregations, and economically by increasing the economic diversity of those who attend camp and “Deeper” as in deeper programing for both youth and adults.
As this is my first Eliot newsletter article, let me tell you a little about myself. I live in Nanaimo, BC with my wife Beth McLin. We have three children and two grandchildren, all of whom have attended camp at some point. Beth and I have been coming every year since 2001 when Lynn Sabourin informed us in no uncertain terms that we must attend for the sake of us and our children. We are so glad we did!
For the first time Eliot Institute is participating in the regional fund-raiser GiveBig! sponsored by the Seattle Foundation. Plan to show your generosity on May 5, through the Seattle Foundation website.
The Eliot Institute Board is celebrating the success of the new Creative Arts Eliot Camp and reviewing policy issues impacting its future: (1) Priorities for scholarship funds. (2) What types of camps to plan in the future. (3) How to best honor our Unitarian Universalist connections. (4) What goals should be set for our endowment fund. Participant comments are encouraged.
Please follow the link below to read Eliot's Spring Newsletter.