Sunday, June 12, 2016

CoG's MerryMeet 2016

MerryMeet 2016  
Leadership Institute Thursday August 11
 MerryMeet Friday, August 12-14, 2016
Fairfield Inn & Suites, San Jose Airport in CA.



MerryMeet is the annual gathering for Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) and includes two days of workshops, rituals, lectures, local vendors and entertainment. Concurrently, during MerryMeet, the Covenant conducts its annual business meeting known as Grand Council (GC). GC is the forum for its members (covens and solitaries) to engage in a consensus process to discuss issues relevant to the operations of CoG, review national bylaw changes necessary in a changing world, decide matters which require deliberation by the full membership, and elect the national board of officers. Grand Council provides a unique opportunity to observe the process of decision making utilizing the consensus process. 
Web site -  http://www.cogmerrymeet.org/ 




Fairfield Inn & Suites, San Jose Airport
There is a free shuttle to and from the airport and free parking. Guest rooms range from $114 - 149 - as a business hotel their rates for Wed & Th. are higher than the weekend rate. They will give us a room reservation link to a website for our group to use in getting hotel rooms. A complimentary full breakfast comes with a room along with a frig and microwave in each room. For lunch and dinner, there is a Chipotle, Vietnamese and Chinese places, a Subway along with a Starbucks and a Chevron mini-mart (open 24h.) - all within a half block. The light rail across the street can take people toward downtown San Jose for other food options.

ALERT! -Deadline July 10 for room reservations.  The sooner people reserve a room the sooner our room block can be expanded.  

The hotel Breakfast room will be great for vendors and classes. This comfy place can be used for an evening reception and ritual; there is a possibility for an outdoor ritual around the pool adjacent to the area. We have exclusive use of the Palm Terrace room after noon and share the pool area with other hotel guests.






For members who cannot be in San Jose in person they can keep track of proceedings via CoG's Adobe Connect chat room. There should be a schedule of registration for the chat room and sessions to test out equipment and settings coming out soon.

Northern California Local Council has already started sharing ideas for the Leadership Institute on Thursday, "The Future of Witchcraft" with a panel and discussion groups on the direction of Witchcraft in general along with specific areas of interest. Other ideas are welcome. Email second@cog.org with your ideas and thoughts.