HOUSE NEWS: Let the winding down begin!
For a complete list of what is going on this week at the GCW, click here.
WINDING DOWN: As most of you know, we typically take a 6 week break from the middle of June to the first week of August each summer. We started winding down our various projects last week and we’ll continue that process through to the beginning of June. Last Friday was the last Breakfast Brigade until the fall, and this week we’ll host our last Tuesday and Thursday coffeehouses for the 2009-10 year too. We’ll continue to do Dorothy’s Cafe on Wednesdays for a few more weeks, so if you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, Wednesday is where the need will be.
We’re winding down a little earlier this year because we started a process of evaluation and discernment back in January that is leading us to make some changes and plot new courses for the GCW house and community for the 2010-11 year. (Being in a college town, we operate on the school year calendar.) To plan for these changes and begin the preparation for them, we’re going to give ourselves a little extra time and get started on some of the necessary planning in June, rather than wait until July and August. We’re getting recharged and excited about the work after 6 years in this house, and over 10 years of doing most of our projects, and we think you’ll be excited and energized by some of what we’ve got planned for next year too. Keep an eye out here, on the FB page and in your inbox over the summer, and especially as August rolls around.
GCW NEEDS: By the end of each year, we always find ourselves having lost several items that make life in the house smoother and more livable. If you have any of the following items and would like to donate them to the house, please let us know:
- Sturdy wooden desk with drawers, not too big
- Set of dresser drawers
- Cleaning supplies
- Laundry detergent
- New faucet and handles for our kitchen sink (and help installing it)
- A couple sets of full sheets and pillowcases
Hope to see folks around the house this week!
Kelli and John