SAVE THESE DATES!
Mohonk Mountain House
Working Across Difference: Meeting Refugees in Crisis
Sunday April 9, 2017, 3 - 6 pm
Note: Online Registration begins March 1, 2017
View Vassar College Refugee Solidarity video.
June Award Ceremony
Distinguished Achievement Award
Honoring John Novi
Sun June 11th, 2017, 5 - 8 pm
Nature Across Boundaries: What We Can Do to Keep Lands and Waters Connected?
Mon Nov. 6, 2017, 9 - 4 pm
Please check online for updates on registration information as available.
Applause to our 2016
Co-Sponsors, Partners & Collaborators
Our programs were greatly enriched and supported by working with the following generous organizations:
Mohonk Mountain House
The Nature Conservancy
Case Study - Town of Saugerties
Shared Solar Project
Brook Farm Project
Rondout Valley Growers Association
United Nations Association - Mid- Hudson Valley Chapter
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Help us all thrive by joining us!
Learn about Mohonk Consultations.
Come to our events!
- Network with others of diverse perspectives
- Become more informed about topics close to your heart
- Take new information, practical ideas and energies home to start positive change initiatives at the grass roots level.
- Learn how you can volunteer with us and keep the work moving forward!
|2017 is Mohonk Consultations
37th Anniversary of Service!!!
|Over the years with you, our programs have explored how we collectively can make positive change within a holistic range of issues that face us. They have included keeping local family farms operating, protecting the Hudson River watershed, ending hunger in the Hudson Valley and introducing the Transition Movement.
You can learn more about all of these programs on our website.
Share our contact and service information. (Across the fence, the sidewalk, and on social media. . .).
Make sure we have your street and email addresses for our annual print newsletter and these eblasts / invitational reminders.
|In this issue of Mohonk Consultations first!! e-newsletter, we report on what we accomplished in 2016, such as our programs, our wonderful supporting donors as well as our partners in programming. We also give you a preview of the up-coming Spring Forum (see left sidebar), our June Award ceremony and the 2017 Autumn Conference. We update you on the planning for the new Mohonk Heritage Room coming in 2018, and other good news from the mountain.
We've been busy! Last year we held an April Forum on expanding our solar options, presented our Distinguished Achievement Award to Rondout Valley Growers Association and held a day-long conference on peace building. In fact, since 1980, Mohonk Consultations has offered the public 20 Forums, conducted three long-term Projects, 17 full-day Conferences, and celebrated 54 local 'unsung heroes'with our
Distinguished Achievement Awards.
As we enter this new year, please know that your support, energies and interest in keeping Mohonk Consultations focused on positive initiatives are very much appreciated ... for us all.
Mohonk Heritage Room Coming in 2018In January 2018 a collaborative renovation of the current Mohonk Preserve Room in the Mohonk Mountain House will create a Heritage Room. We are working with Mohonk Preserve and the House to build this historical information center. The project will highlight the Quaker roots of the Smiley family, the development over time of the traditions and values that have guided the work of Mohonk and the ensuing, core work of brothers Dan
Co-founded by Dan and Keith Smiley, Mohonk Preserve has concentrated on environmental education, conservation science, land protection and stewardship for more than 50 years. Keith Smiley founded Mohonk Consultations in 1980 to address “issues of social justice and the interconnection of all life on earth.” Today the two organizations collaborate on public programs in the House.
The new Heritage Room will serve as a portal to communicate how these three related organizations came to be, how they differ, yet arose from the same inspiration, and what services they provide.
We invite you to participate in this creative process by sharing ideas and/or financial contributions.
Sandra Smiley, Board of Managers
United Nations Declares 2017 International Year
|In Peru, tourists Peg Brosnan and Dave Linthicum on a hike with new friends. (Photo courtesy of Peg Brosnan.)|
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