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Subject:Shehaqua Family: Join our Leadership! Get involved at our Winter Summit!
Date:Dec 1, 2018 - 9 pm


Saturday December 1, 2018

Opening for an Operations Coordinator for Shehaqua Programs

Dear Shehaqua Family,

Thank you all for another great year! The summer programs were again full of families and activities, and it was great to have many new faces mixed in with the "regulars".

As you probably know, Shehaqua Family programs are 100% volunteer driven. We have no full time staff, no office, no paid employees. For many years, we have relied on this model to keep things simple, keep costs down, and to allow family camp and the other programs to be an affordable option for the greatest number of families.

What many people may not know is that family camp and the other programs require year round volunteers to conduct business and queue up for the next year. Currently two of our most active members, Claude Aubert and Haydee Ching, are in the process of scaling back their responsibilities after many years and countless hours of volunteering. While we have some volunteers stepping in to fill (some) of Haydee's void as registrar, we are still in need of a Operations Coordinator. This person's role is to check in with the different organizational circles and the Council to make sure the necessary tasks are happening. The full description may be found here:
Operations Coordinator Job Description

We would love to train a new, interested volunteer for this role. Without filling it, we are considering scaling back some of the other activities (Spring Gathering, Fall Festival) to focus on Family Camp, although no firm decisions have been made yet. If you value the programs and are willing to volunteer, please consider speaking up. I'm available to discuss the role and answer any questions at [email address redacted].

We are always welcoming of others who would like to volunteer in other capacities. Serving on the Council, one of the organizational circles, or being an active organizer, director or educational director for one of the programs. If volunteering in an active role for one of the programs is more your cup of tea, consider applying to be a program director or educational director:

Director Responsibilities
Apply to be a Camp Director »

Education Director Responsibilities
Apply to be an Education Director »

Please also join me in thanking Claude and Haydee, for all that they have done, and the roles they continue to hold to support our programs.

Join us at the Shehaqua Winter (Wonderland) Summit on January 11-12

Unification Family Church of Philadelphia
5546 Pulaski Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Saturday, December 12th from 9:00AM to 6:00PM (Overnight stay available on request)

Do you love Family Camp and want to get involved? Join us at our first Shehaqua Family Winter Summit! Our goal with this workshop is to give you all the tools you need to understand how Family Camp is run including our year-round planning circles and the different key roles filled by amazing volunteers like you.

Along with education, we will be discussing an important decision for the year around whether to continue holding Spring Gathering and Fall Fest. We love holding these programs and need your help to keep them going. This will also be a chance for you to join one of our circles and be involved in planning Family Camp.

In the evening, we will conclude the summit in true winter wonderland fashion by heading heading over to the BlueCross River Rink at Penn's Landing riverfront to enjoy skating, hot cocoa and cozy fireplaces together.

If you need housing overnight on Friday night before the summit or Saturday night in order to attend church on Sunday, please contact [email address redacted] and we will arrange for a local family to host you.

General Schedule

10:00am-NoonEducation - How to run Family Camp
1:30pm-3:30pmYear-Round Circles Meet & Greet
4:00pm - 5:00pmWeekend Programs Discussion
5:00pm - 5:30pmClosing
5:30pm - 6:30pmDinner
6:30pmTravel to Penns Landing for Ice Skating!

Register for the 2019 Winter Summit »
If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering or attending the annual summit, please contact me at [email address redacted].

Most Sincerely,

Michael Stewart
on behalf of the Shehaqua Family Council