Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – May 8, 2016


  • Update: May General Meeting will be 15 minutes of pledge, etc. before SEEK activities on May 15.
  • Update: May Outing will be to attend Kids Day at Cahokia Mounds on May 15 after the Ethical Society Platform.
  • Update: Early details set for June and July outings.
  • We have add-ons for free summer camps.
  • Update: We completed May Council business by email, skipping the meeting for Mothers’ Day.

May 15: Cahokia Mounds
We will visit Cahokia Mounds to participate in Kids Day. This is a rare Sunday outing. We will leave from the Ethical Society at noon (after the Platform is over) and head to a picnic area just to the west of the Visitors’ Center (Directions).

After eating together (bring a picnic lunch), we will head to the Visitors’ Center for hands-on activities, crafts, games and dancing for kids of all ages. The activities are free. The Kahok Dancers will perform Native American Dance at two shows: 2 and 4 p.m.

Free Recreation Camps: All Summer Add-on
The City of St. Louis offers free Playtime Recreation summer camps for children ages 5-18. The earlier camps start on June 6, and the latest ends on August 11. Some of the camps are age-restricted, and they vary in length and time of day.

Topics include Geocaching, Art, Sports, Music, Engineering, Cooking, Cheerleading, Fishing, etc.

More information and registration is available on the city’s website.

Reminder: An add-on is an event that some families in Navigators might attend, but not an event for which we are having a formal presence. If you know of other events that might be fun for Navigators, please let us know, and we will advertise them and add them to our calendar.

June 24-26: Camping/Rock Climbing
We will camp in Southern Illinois at Giant City State Park the weekend of June 24. We may try to open this up to other Navigators Chapters. We have a reservation at a group site. Options for the weekend include horseback riding and a guided hike to learn about local plants – please let us know if you are interested.

July: Camping/Float Trip
Our outing for July will be be another float-trip camping weekend, likely at Meramec State Park, where we went in July 2014 and 2015. A specific weekend has not been chosen.

General Meetings
May 15
Our May General Meeting is scheduled for 9:45 am on May 15 at the Ethical Society. Unlike recent meetings, in which we present a workshop for the SEEK Sunday School class, we will be the guests of SEEK for an end-of-year breakfast at 10. So, meeting at 9:45 will be for the simple ceremonies of the flag, the Moral Compass, and talking about upcoming events.

May Council Meeting
Due to Mothers’ Day, the Council discussed issues by email instead of meeting in person. The conversation was mostly focused on the details of upcoming meetings and outings as described above.

We also set dates for the Council and General Meetings for the summer. Please see our Calendar.

June Council Meeting
Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on June 12 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.

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