Camp and Conference Center Newsletter (January 23, 1980)

CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER NEWLETTER
Volume 1, number 5                           January 23, 1980

I’M DREAMING OF A….

Some memories from the holidays on our mountain… Snow on Christmas morning and again at midnight New Year’s eve; a new trail finished to Glen Falls; a beautiful waterfall discovered (unknown even to the Park Service); our own Christmas tree-cut and trimmed by the Wheelers; Walt Pirie’s surprise Birthday Patty on December 31st; a small party of rock-climbers discovering the “other” rock-faced side of our fascinating mountain; New Games and noise makers on New Year’s eve, then a quiet time of remembering and thinking ahead, Hilary, age 7, said its all: “This mountain is so beautiful I could hug it!!

NAME-THE-CAMP CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED SO YOU CAN ENTER…BUT DO IT NOW!

When the Southern Railroad ran a contest to name the new train, 21,263 people suggested names. Of those, 21 suggested “Southern Crescent” (the winner). Will YOU be a winner too? It’s not too late to enter the contest. Send your name to Shirlee Gaines Edwards, Rt. 1, Box 233, Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605. Your entry definitely needs to be in Shirlee’s hands by February 15 to be considered.

MAINTENANCE MANAGER SELECTED

We are pleased to announce the selection of Stephen Carter as Maintenance Manager. Steve and his wife, Evelyn, have been living on their own farm in Northwest Pennsylvania for the past six years Steve comes highly recommended by Mike McGee, former minister of the Roanoke, Va. church. Mike is now minister of the Meadville, Pa, church where Steve has been active as Properties Director).

The Carters recently visited the camp and are excited about joining our Southern UU family. Evelyn teaches art and is interested in helping with the crafts program at the camp.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

To…John Phelps for a free-standing stove for the dining hall…to Bob Winchester for a saw, jack, and intercom system…to Barbara & Myles Smith for bedding…to Betty and Carl Pirkle for screens, screen doors, and a chest of drawers…to Jake Haun for a saw and jack…to York Jander for a file cabinet and check writing machine…to Bob and Carole Jordan for kitchen supplies, lamps, and bedding…to Ann Brandau for drapes and carpeting…to 40’s-50’s (UUCA) for the rummage sale leftovers…THANK YOU!

Keep it comin’–we can use most anything. Check with the Wheelers.

PLAN NOW FOR SPRING WEEKENDS

Come participate in a Work Weekend. Bring a group for a program or just to be together. Come as a family or alone. Watch Spring come to our mountain. Contact the Wheelers for information and reservations:

Mo and Larry Wheeler
1120 Gunnison Ct.
Clarkston, Ga. 30021
(404) 299-2677

Reduced Rates for Work Weekends
$5 per person for age 4 and over (age 3 and under free)
Other Weekends or Weekdays
$12 per adult (18+) per night,
$6 for ages 13-17, 12 and under free

Additional charge for use of cooking equipment, utilities, etc. of $1 per adult per weekend if you do your own cooking. If we provide meals, Board charges will be: $10.50 per adult (age 13 and over) per day; $8 for 8-12, $5 for 4-7, and age 3 and
under free.

LONG RANGE PLANNING

A long range planning committee is needed to chart the direction of our camp and conference center in the coming years. The Board of Trustees has begun the process of forming such a committee with the appointment of Don Chery as facilitator and contact.

Many talents will be needed to interpret the objectives of our camp, consider future growth and demands, and then put them into a plan for our 85 acres and 30 buildings, roads, trails, mountain climbing rock, etc.

If you are interested in this long range planning endeavor, you are invited to write a letter stating your interests and the talents and experiences that you would contribute. Mail to Don Chery, 550 Cloverhurst, Athens, Ga. 30606. The Board will appoint a committee soon.

SUMMER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Do you know someone who’d like to spend the summer working at the camp and conference center? Yourself?

Available positions include Food Service Director, Waterfront Director, Kitchen Assistants, and Maintenance Assistants. Minimum age for the Directors is 21, with 17 for the Assistants.

Interested? Want an application and job description? Send your name and address to Mo and Larry Wheeler, 1120 Gunnison Ct., Clarkston, Ga. 30021.
Also, if you’re interested in working on the youth camp staff, send your name and address to Pam Phelps, 2812 Vann Circle, Tallahassee, Fl. 32303.

BOARD DIGGING IN…

In its second meeting, the new camp and conference center board tackled a wide variety of ‘bread-and-butter” issues, providing the policy framework necessary to get the camp functioning smoothly. Specifically, the Board:

  • Authorized purchase of a van and a tractor (contributions are still welcome).
  • Established the framework for setting rates.
  • Reviewed summer program plans.
  • Established annual membership dues at $25.00.
  • Approved by-laws for the corporation.
  • Appointed a nominating/election committee.
  • Authorized formation of a long range planning committee.
  • Appointed Jan Reinhardt of Knoxville to a one year term as Secretary of the Board.
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