TWH journalist J. Michael Rollins shares the second part of his conversations with members of the Covenant of the Goddess regarding recent decisions by the organization’s Grand Council. The conversation touches on questions of Pagan organizations aging, the need for outreach, and balancing local and national concerns.
TWH journalist, J. Michael Rollins, shares the first part of a conversation with the Public Information Officer of the Covenant of the Goddess. The Covenant recently held its Grand Council and made some significant changes in its structure. We discuss some of these changes and how they will frame the Covenant’s future.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Members of the Covenant of the Goddess held their annual Merry Meet and Grand Council Meetings here from Aug. 9 – 12. Grand Council functions as the organization’s national decision-making body, while the Merry Meet gathering consists of workshops and rituals. 47 people registered to attend both events, while 15 registered only for Merry Meet.
This year, the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) held its annual business meeting, Grand Council, in the southern city of Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting was sponsored by Dogwood Local Council (DLC), the Atlanta-based chapter for the national organization. The two-day meeting is the center-piece of a full four-day conference event called MerryMeet. Before I continue, I must divulge my affiliation with the organization and event. I have been a CoG member for years, and I am currently serving as its National Public Information Officer (NPIO) – a position that I will hold until Samhain 2014.
Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and news-worthy. My hope is that more individuals, especially those working within Pagan organizations, get into the habit of sharing their news with the world. So let’s get started! Yesterday was the funeral for slain teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.