- by Dorothy LeBaron for the Council
Over the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th of October, the Council Members of our Canadian Anthroposophical Society will meet in Ottawa. The Council would like to warmly invite members to join us for an evening of conversation and working together, on Monday Oct. 14, from 7 to 9 pm at the Ottawa Waldorf School in Stittsville, in the kindergarten 'Moon Garden' room.
We would like to hear from you of anthroposophical initiatives in the Ottawa area, and briefly share with you some aspects of the council’s work. Then we would like to engage with you in a process to work with the purpose or goal of the Society, as outlined in the newsletter following on the AGM.
The following is the statement of purpose in our charter, from 1953:
a) to promote and foster the study of the science of Anthroposophy and the dissemination of its principles, according to the teachings of Dr.Rudolf Steiner, and thereby to promote and foster the development of human brotherhood and the moral, artistic and cultural life of humanity;
b) to enter into such trust arrangements as may be necessary or desirable to enable the use of the income and capital of such trust fund or funds as may be created by or for the Corporation for the study and propagation of the science of Anthroposophy and the more effective carrying out of the objects of the Corporation.
We propose to engage in a guided conversation, in small groups, to see if changes need to be made to the statement of purpose, and what those might be, in order to better reflect the current goals and purpose of the Society in 2013. At the AGM in Montreal we experienced a lively “café conversation” style of sharing our thoughts and would like to use the same process with members in Ottawa.
We look forward to meeting you on the evening of October 14th.
With best wishes,
Dorothy LeBaron, Douglas Wylie, Judith King, Arie van Ameringen