Sunday, February 28, 2010

Registration for 2010 is OPEN!

Hello folks,

A few days ago, we quietly opened up registration for this coming gathering, which features a brand new system - hopefully, registration will be easier, smoother, faster, and more streamlined. So far so good!

We had the staff and a couple of folks volunteer to test it and it worked great, so the next phase is YOU. If you're ready to register, the door is open at - we would love to have some more of you try it out, test out the reg system, and let us know what you think.

While you are there, check out the revamped site! Some of the presenters are up, as well as a beginning outline of this year's festival (to be built up over the coming months as usual).

When you register please note: YOUR OLD ACCOUNT/LOGIN INFORMATION IS NO LONGER VALID. You will need to create a new account and password (this is a result of us changing to a different platform, which works much better, so it's worth it!).

Lastly, after registering, please do send your feedback if you have any. You can email me (OFF list please) or the webmaster, Janet, with your questions or comments about the site or registration process.

Looking forward to seeing you in the glow of firelight!


Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Gathering update

Hello all, hope this finds you well!

Just a quick update on how things are shaping up for this year... we are in the flow of ramping up the flow of organization here and it's looking to be a spectacular year. And hopefully a dryer one, too!

First, the dates - July 7-11.

Second, registration - Janet has been working hard to revamp the entire website and we are just switching software (for you geeks out there, we're going to Drupal) so that the page displays, registration and other processes work smoother and with fewer glitches. We should be opening in a matter of a day or two, if all goes well - send us good vibes!

Please do take a stroll through the new website when it goes live and let us know what you think. There are new photos, new areas to explore, a slightly different look, and a registration system that is much more friendly to folks wanting to register as a group/family.

We also encourage you to keep tuned to the Yahoo Group, where a lot of smaller announcements that don't make it here are posted and discussed. Drop on over and introduce yourself, it'd be great to meet you!

Some 2010 highlights include:

-New and returning presenters to help us go deeper along each of the four pathways
-A revised meal option to make meat meals easier and more fulfilling for those who want it
-New approaches to the nesting areas, rituals, and possibly a new workshop schedule/structure

Stay tuned for an announcement both here and on the blog when the new site goes live. See you soon!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

SpiritFire Mosquito Net Raffle Winners!!!!

Congratulations to the following folks - and our deepest gratitude for the gift of health and life that you helped spread in Ghana.

1 net/$25 discount: Congratulations to CONSTANCE DEAN of Ashland, OR!

2 nets/$50 discount: Congratulations to LISA BRUMBY of Dudley, MA!

4 nets/$100 discount: Congratulations to DAWN DEZAN of Palmer, MA!

Please note that each of you will receive a special email with a code that you can use when registering online, or you can just make a note of your raffle discount when you send in a mail-in application.

Again, thank you!