KCC Flame Keeper Newsletter – June 2011

The recent KCC Summer Conference at Camp Jewel was wonderful. The next event, the Fall Conference is already in preparation. The design teams for the Winter and Summer Conferences in 2012 are already designing. Learn more about our events and activities in this newsletter.

Our next event is the one-day Fall Conference on October 1st at the home of Martin and Kassandra Strasmore in Weston, CT. Changes That Matter – Exploring Who We Really Are is the theme for the fall conference. Laura Bundesen and Paul Ward are your design team. The invitation and registration form will be sent out soon.

Hold the date for the Winter Conference – January 27-29, 2012 at the LifeBridge Sanctuary in Rosendale, NY. Your design team for this conference is Andy Satter, Jon Vogen, and Cynthia Oxboel.

The Summer Conference was very different this year. Children were there and it was wonderful to interact with them but they had their own programs and older generations were able to experience thoughtful KCC conversations. Jannie Dziadzio said it best: “I returned to the family KCC after a couple of year’s absence, and was simply delighted with the changes made to the overall design of the weekend. As adults coming without children, my husband and I were able to engage in the kind of substantive learning and deep, meaningful connections that have been the mainstay of KCC for so many years, while also enjoying windows of interacting with the children in program segments designed for success. Kudos to the design team, Lisa Oxboel, Lisa Kollisch, Giselle Garcia, and Pete Elder, for working out the kinks and providing a memorable experience for all!” Next year’s design team is Ron Nelson, Dan Gottesman, and Chris Neiman with space for one more. Why not join the design team! Let me know if you can.

Flame Keeper, Paul Ward, has joined Judi Neal, known to many of us at KCC, on the planning team for International Faith and Spirit at Work Awards conference to be held at the University of Arkansas, November 7-9, 2011. For more information: http://tfsw.uark.edu/conference.asp

Thank you to Ron Nelson for continuing the series of Conversations that Matter telephone conference calls. Please let Ron know if you have ideas for future conversations.

The next Vision Counsel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2011. KCC members are always welcome. Please contact me for additional information.

Don’t forget to visit the KCC website: http://www.spiritintheworkplace.com/

With love and gratitude,

Paul G. Ward

KCC Flame Keeper

Email: drpaulward@yahoo.com