Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe

From the President

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Tony Taylor

The Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe and Annual Meeting of the Henge of Keltria is held at various locations in the United States. The site location is selected by the Board of Trustees based upon proposals submitted by the membership. The following is a list of past gatherings.

  • 1999 – Camp Gaia (Kansas City) KS
  • 2000 – Quincy (Boston), MA
  • 2001 – Coon Rapids, MN
  • 2002 – Syracuse, NY
  • 2003 – Coon Rapids, MN
  • 2004 – Clarksburg, WV
  • 2005 – Chittenango, NY
  • 2006 – Clarksburg, WV
  • 2007 – Shreveport, LA
  • 2008 – Letchworth State Park, NY
  • 2009 – Bangor, ME
  • 2010 – Cumming, GA
  • 2011 – Ham Lake, MN
  • 2012 – Cumming, GA
  • 2013 – Estes Park, CO
  • 2014 – Vestal (Binghamton), NY
  • 2015 (Proposed) – Decatur, GA
    (For information regarding any of the gatherings, please contact the Henge Office.)

       

 

From the Secretary – Lughnasadh 2013

by Eibhlean

Lughnasadh 2013

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Secretary Eíbhlean

Employing MailChimp as our Henge Membership Database and Media Campaign management system is a success. We continue to document and refine our processes ensuring consistency and solid follow-up on all membership related tasks.

The Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe and Annual Meeting was a wonderful event! Much gratitude to Stewart of the Woods and Firefly for all the imagination and work they put into making this gathering in Colorado Rockies a reality.

Please let us hear from you!  The beauty of our spirituality lies in our amazing diversity of talents.  Don’t hesitate to offer stories, ideas, music, rituals and research to share.  We all grow and are enriched by everyone’s unique expression of Life.

Walk with Wisdom, Strength and Gratitude,

Eibhlean/Owl
Secretary, Henge of Keltria

HH-99 – From the President – Lughnasadh 2013

From the President

 Lughnasadh 2013

By Tony Taylor

Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe and Annual Meeting

Photo of Tony Taylor with deer staff

Tony Taylor

Wren and I have been busy with our many projects. Certainly the 2013 Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe and Annual Meeting of the Henge of Keltria was at the top of our list.  Every gather is great, but this year was among the best.  I hope we will have the gathering hosted there again sometime.

I enjoyed the field trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as workshops by Topaz Owl, Eibhlean Owl, and Steward of the Wood. It was really nice to meet our OBOD guests and a newer member from California who drove over 1000 miles to the gathering. She easily earned bragging rights for driving the longest distance to attend. There were many opportunities to connect with the nature spirits. Marmots, pikas, elk, magpies, and humming birds visited us throughout the field trip.

Book of Keltria

The big project Wren, Karl, and I are working on is the new Book of Keltria, which is our correspondence course in book form. There are new theology and ritual chapters replacing the previous versions of the correspondence course material. Also the Gods chapter has undergone substantial rewrite. A big change in the theology chapter is that the “beliefs” have been replaced with “hallmarks” of Keltrian Druidism. The fundamental difference between the beliefs and the hallmarks is that within Keltrian Druidism, what you believe is not as important as what you do. Hallmarks are based upon actions rather than words.

Book of Ritual

Another big project underway is a substantial rewrite of the Book of Ritual.  There are many things that were not covered adequately in  previous versions of the Book of Ritual. I hope to get this information incorporated and a new edition released soon after the Book of Keltria. This expanded edition will provide details on the how, what, and why of Keltrian ritual.

 

2011 GATHERING OF THE KELTRIAN TRIBE

Last year’s Annual Meeting and Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe in Georgia was wonderful. It was our second time at a hotel and everyone enjoyed it. We went to a private location to to have rituals, but the majority of the gathering workshops and social activities took place in private conference room at the hotel. Very easy for attendees and hosts.

The Board of Trustees is accepting proposals for hosting the next Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe - 2011. Proposals must be received by the Board of Trustees by Winter Solstice. Submissions should included the following information:

Who: Name of the Gathering Coordinator - The person or group who will be responsible.

When: Dates for the Gathering and the time for the Henge annual meeting. (Just propose something, we’ll work with the Board of Trustees to try and get the greatest participation from the Board and the Council of Elders.)

What: Indicate if you plan to have rituals, workshops, merchants, or other activities. You don't need specific, simply outline what the activities will be.
Indicate the intended meal arrangements. Meal Plan -- Catered? Group kitchen? Local Restaurants? Banquet? Brown bag?

Where: Private property? public campground? campground with our exclusive use? hotel? convention center?

Why: Why do you want to host the gathering? Will it be in conjunction with another festival/activity?

How: How will the Gathering be funded? Will there be advance registration?

The possibilities are endless. Past gatherings have been in a piper’s hall, on private property, at a county campground, and a Hampton Inn. Will the 2011 gathering be at a beach or hotel? Perhaps it will be somewhere really exotic. The proposal is primarily to let the Board know who is serious about hosting the gathering so the Board can work with that person to plan the get-together. The dates and other particulars are likely to change as arrangements solidify. The Board will work with you regarding events, workshops, etc.

Please submit your proposal to the Henge of Keltria to arrive before Winter Solstice.

2009 HoK Annual Meeting Minutes

Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
1:00 PM EDT – July 25, 2009
Maine Room, Hampton Inn, Bangor, ME

Called to Order 1:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

Board members present:

  • President Topaz Owl
  • Vice President Wren
  • Secretary/Trustee Tony
  • Treasurer Karl
  • Trustee Rain
  • Trustee Caroline

Roll was taken by the Secretary of the members of the Henge who were present.

It included the Board plus 3 general members, Naomi, Autumn Rose, and Sam, which was a quorum of the membership.

Invocation was given by Arch-Druid Karl.

Minutes of prior (2008) annual meeting minutes were sent to all attendees of last year’s meeting.  They were accepted with no further additions or corrections.

President’s Report - TopazOwl

President TopazOwl forgot to bring the cattle of the Henge.  Was going to bring to pass on to the new president.  Will be shipped in the mail.  Had a wonderful time here.  Gave thanks to all to be there.

Vice President’s Report – Wren

She gave thanks to everyone for the opportunity to serve. She will continue to promote the henge in her travels and will try to continue writing for Henge Happenings.

Secretary – Tony

Books and office materials are in good shape.  About the same membership level.  HH is ready to go but is being held until the election results are final.  Tony will begin the transition to the New Secretary upon return to Georgia.

Treasurer’s Report - Karl.

Net Income for 2008, $926.30 – Total Henge Assets $8,9364.03.

Council of Elders Report

(Former) Archdruid Tony indicated that Council of Elders met earlier in the week and discussed several issues – Ordination Process. By-Laws “Defrocking Amendment,” Remove phrase “Sunday best”

Newly elected Archdruid Karl received his new “Archdruid” cord, which is white with a gold thread.

Archdruid  Karl spoke about his vision of shaping ordination ideas into a real manifest shape.  He also spoke of bringing as much life to the Henge as possible, in all ways.  He also asked everyone to give hand of thanks to the Archdruid emeritus for his shepherding along the Henge.

Election Results (counted by Trustee Caroline)

  • President:      Tony - 26 (Elected)
    Rain - 2
  • Vice-President:    Grey Boar - 27 (Elected)
  • Secretary:    Rain 27 - (Elected)
  • Trustee:       Naomi - 24 (Elected)
    Rovena - 12

Thanks was given to all candidates and congratulations were given to those elected.

2009 Board of Trustees

Open questions:

Many questions were asked and answered during the course of the weekend by the general members attending the gathering; they indicated they had nothing further.

Meeting Adjourned at 1:27.

Submitted by the Secretary

This was the Thirteenth  Gathering of the Keltrian Tribe.

  • 2009 – Bangor, ME
  • 2008 – Letchworth SP, NY
  • 2007 – Shreveport, LA
  • 2006 – Clarksburg, WV
  • 2005 – Canastota, NY
  • 2004 – Clarksburg, WV
  • 2003 – Coon Rapids, MN
  • 2002 – Syracuse, NY
  • 2001 – Quincy, MA
  • 2000 – Coon Rapids, MN
  • 1999 – Kansas City, MO
  • 1998 – Atlanta, GA
  • 1997 – Minneapolis, MN