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AUCKLAND: Winter Gathering

13 July - 14 July

Winter Gathering with Susie Spiller

3-14 July 2019

Dear whanau,

It is this time of year again where the leaves are starting to fall off the trees and the temperatures seem to finally be dropping off a bit. There is both an uneasyness and much joy in me as I navigate the things that are happening around me.

In the hope of growing our tribe and deepening our connection to ourselves and each other, we want to offer a mid winter gathering at Bethells Beach surf club again this year (13/14 July). Such important skills are learnt when we gather and much sustenance gained too.

In the hope of ever increasing transparency and sustainability for all of us, I’m mulling over some proposed changes this year. The basic cost for the venue hire is $300 for the two days (plus a $200 bond which we’ve been refunded with ease every time), which means that the amount of people who show up will determine the per head cost. I’d like to propose that at this point each person pays $30 for accommodation and $60 for food and incidentals.
Susie and I won’t pay for our food and accommodation as an acknowledgement towards our efforts to organise this event and we will also split any profit made.

I’d like to propose 4 cooking teams once we know who is coming, who are each in charge of one meal for the weekend. They get a budget from us and are responsible for shopping and cooking the meal at our gathering. We will have Saturday lunch and  dinner and Sunday brunch and an early light dinner.

We will have group led activities like last year, less focus will be on workshops or teaching but rather co creating by all of us. We will aim to have a fire Saturday either in the cave or otherwise and hopefully music and stories too.

This is a good time to go inwards in community, to take stock and also have some playful connection.
I’d love to know how these changes land in you. Know that your thoughts and suggestions are of utmost importance to me, and I will endeavour to engage as much as I’m able to.
We’d love to have you there. Please register by replying to this email. If your keen to come please put your money into the following account
123100 0596474 00  Irina Borowski
ref : mid winter gathering
With much love on this journey called life
 Irina and Susie ❤️


13 July
14 July
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Susie Spiller