Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – June 23


  • Successful car wash fundraiser this morning! Thank you!
  • Our Convergence Event in July is getting closer.
  • Our next Council Meeting is planned for July 7.
  • The next General Meeting will be July 14.


July 18-22 – Convergence Event
Our Ethical Society Chapter of the NavigatorsUSA outdoor program for youth is hosting a Convergence camping event in KY for other chapters to attend. Please look for a more formal flyer to come in the next week or so that will include costs, but here are the basic parameters.

Event: NavigatorsUSA Convergence and Campout
Where: Energy Lake Campground, Land Between the Lakes, KY
When: July 18-22, 2013 (attend one day or all days)

This event is an opportunity for Navigators of all ages with their families to join together in a group camping experience in the midwest and build connections between our chapters and youth. The Ethical Navigators have put together this convergence event for the dates of July 18 – 22, 2013 so that a Navigator family or a Navigator group can attend for a day or two or all 5 days.

This event is for all ages and the whole family. We have our own Navigators Group, the”Stargazers”, for ages 2-6 and our “Travelers” group for adults over 18.

We have hiking, canoeing, environmental and history exploration which includes a visit to an early American living history area “The Homeplace” along with many other attractions of the Land Between the Lakes on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. We will be camping at the Energy Lake Campground and will have a summer camp style daily regiment with morning assembly and evening gatherings. We also have a special Senior Navigators overnight canoe camping trip on Lake Barkley.

Please contact Stuart Morse or if you are interested in attending. Our chapter is very excited to host this event.

Schedule: Nav.USA 2013 Convergence, KY (pdf)

General Meetings

July 14
Our next General Meeting will be at the Ethical Society on July 14 at 9am. Our tentative location is the Assembly Hall downstairs.


June 23
We had a very successful car wash this morning, in which we raised over $450 for our chapter! This will help us afford the Convergence Event in July and other events. There are a lot of people to thank for their efforts:

  • Ellen Wilson for thinking of an organizing the activity, and Krystal White for helping her.
  • The Ethical Society leadership for allowing us to use the space and resources.
  • Jesse for providing custodial and logistical support.
  • Jim Rhodes for helping us keep environmental effects in mind (we had a much smaller effect on the watershed thanks to the the efforts he inspired).
  • The volunteers and contributors (apologies to anyone missed or misspelled):
    • Ellen and West Wilson
    • Stuart and True Morse
    • Mitch, Alice, and Rhys Harden
    • Tom, Jayne, Catalina, and Liam Draney
    • Jim and Andrew Johnson
    • Rebecca, Oscar, and Milo Karlen
    • Terry Blackmore and Kai and Ella Hall
    • Bella, Louis, and Andy Ford
    • Barrett, Julian, and Simon Foat
    • Alex and Theo Saigh
    • Bob Heck
    • Andy Semler
    • Krystal White and Raina Compton
    • Rachel Valenti (for generously donating supplies)
  • And finally, the Ethical Society Community for making the activity a good fundraiser for us – and especially to a particular large donor (who knows who he or she is).

Thank you!


July 7 Council Meeting

The next Council meeting will be at 9:30 am on June 7 at Krystal White’s house. All are welcome to observe and comment.

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