Kia ora koutou! You are warmly invited to the Community Hui and AGM 2018.
For the Hui and AGM the Wangapeka Trust is providing and paying for the cook (thanks to Ronnie who has offered). Food and accommodation for the Hui and AGM provided with no charge. A Dana bowl will be available to offer towards food and accommodation.
Please come for the whole weekend, or just for the Hui, or just the AGM. Accommodation may need to be shared if we have big numbers.
RSVP essential for catering and accommodation space allocation. Please contact Faith firstname.lastname@example.org with:
Community Hui Friday 20th-Sat 21st (more details below)
Start–6pm Dinner Friday. Finish–6pm Dinner Saturday
The community Hui is organised and facilitated by Chani Grieve, Duncan McKay and Dan Burgess-Milne.
AGM Sunday 22nd July
Start 9.00am—3pm finish (or earlier)
1. Short Meditation
3. Minutes of 2017 AGM
4. Matters arising
5. Coordinator’s report
6. Office caretaker’s report
7. Treasurer’s report
8. Land caretaker’s report
9. Election of board members
1:30pm Meeting resumes
Please feel welcome to put forward you name if you wish to be on the BOT. You will need to be a member and be nominated by a member. Please send 2-3 lines about why you would like to offer your service to the BOT.
We have one nomination for the 2018 election so far:
Karen Harley has been nominated by Mark Schrader.
Please make sure your WET membership is current if you wish to have voting rights at the AGM meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you! Kind wishes from the Board of Trustees.
The Practice of Dana – What does Wangapeka need? What can we give?
Kia ora koutou!
For the second year, we are offering to host a community conversation prior to the Annual General Meeting, on the weekend of July 20th-22nd. This forum is an opportunity for us to come together as a community, to explore a theme that is timely and relevant that can benefit from us deeply listening to one another and sharing our unique views, experience and insights. The Board of Trustees are generously providing a cook. A Dana bowl will be available to offer towards food and accommodation costs.
The central principle of the practice of Dana is “freely given.” Wangapeka was built primarily by the Dana of service: people generously offering their time and labour to create and maintain the Centre, and this continues today. How do we encourage and maintain a culture that understands the importance of the principle of unconditional generosity for spiritual growth? Oftentimes, there is a disconnect between what happens at the Centre and what is perceived or understood by the membership. What is really going on, “on the ground”? What are our Caretakers and Board members wrestling with? What are the challenges Wangapeka faces? What support is needed to encourage flow of information, energy, skills and resources to where they are most needed for Wangapeka to continue to flourish?
It is our wish that this Hui provide the space for the voices of our Caretakers and Board Members to be heard by the wider Wangapeka community, and vice versa. This is one way we continue to create and strengthen a robust, informed, wise and compassionate Sangha, for the health of our community and the benefit of our world.
The Hui will be held on Sat 21st of July prior to the AGM. Friday evening will be an opportunity for a social catch up and relaxation time. Saturday will be a facilitated circle process, where everyone has an opportunity to listen to one another and to share their views on this topic, and anything that may emerge out of it.
The intention is not to come to any decisions, but rather to allow the collective wisdom of our community to inform process, and to be open to the ways in which this can shape courses of action in the future
All are very welcome!
Duncan McKay, Chani Grieve, and Dan Burgess-Milne
The Hui Programme
Friday night: social & relaxation time
9:00am: 1st Generous listening and sharing Circle – What does Wangapeka need? What can we give? Anyone can join this circle
Break before lunch
12.30 Lunch and Rest Period
3:00pm—4.30pm Deepening the theme: 2nd Generous listening and sharing Circle. Anyone who was in the morning circle can join
If you are unable to attend this conversation in person, but would like to contribute your voice to the wider discussion, please send written contributions to email@example.com by July 19th. These will not be part of the formal circle process, but can be made available for those present to read, share and reflect on.