Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – July 31, 2016

Summary:

  • Update: We had a great time camping, playing sports, and rafting this weekend, even in the rain.
  • Update: Our next Outing will be a pool party on August 20 – the time isn’t set.
  • Update: Our September outing will be working at the Foodbank – Please RSVP.
  • New: Our next General Meeting will be combined with the August 20 pool party.
  • Our next Council Meeting will be August 14 at 9:30.

Outings
July 29-31: Camping/Float Trip
We spent the weekend at Meramec State Park. Our Saturday plans were divided between Olympics-themed sports and games in the morning and a service project followed by swimming in the afternoon.

On Sunday, we floated on rafts on the Meramec River, which was a lot more fun before the rainstorm caught up with us. But it was a good time overall.

Over the entire weekend, we had 41 people participate from 11 families.

Some photos are available on Facebook. So far, none of the photos include the rafting – please share those if you have them.

August 20: Pool Party
The Hecks have generously offered to host us for Pool Party at their house again. We will fold the August General Meeting into this outing, so there will not be a separate General Meeting this month. More details will come later.

September 10: Foodbank
Thanks to the planning of Krystal White, our September Outing will be a service project at the Foodbank. The shift is from 10 AM – 1 PM. Folks should meet at the Foodbank (70 Corporate Woods Drive, Bridgeton) inside in the Volunteer area around 9:45 – 9:50. The Foodbank staff will do background information about the Foodbank, its mission, and safety protocols starting at 10; we don’t want anyone to miss that part.

Folks can bring food to eat during breaks and Krystal HIGHLY recommends they do that. Either bring a snack and plan on eating lunch after the shift is over OR bring a small lunch to eat at the 11:30 break.

Children must be 5 years old to participate.

Krystal would like individuals to RSVP to her that they are coming (kwhite@micds.org) and the number of people who will be volunteering (e.g., Whomptons 4 people). If we don’t have enough volunteers then she want to release the slots back so that other individuals can claim them.

General Meetings
July 24
Our General Meeting this morning was on the theme of be the Olympics and sport in preparation for the Summer Olympics and the Outing. Haley Pepper taught about Olympics history and good sportsmanship. Next, we participated in simplified versions of Team Handball, Fencing, and Shot Put.

Some pictures are available on Facebook.

August 20
Our August General Meeting will happen at the Pool Party, mentioned above.

Fall
We have co-ordinated with SEEK, and we have penciled in the following dates for Fall General Meetings:

  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20

Organization
August Council Meeting
Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on August 14 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.


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