Minutes from the SMIC Council conference call, Monday, September 26
David called the meeting to order at 10:20AM PDT, 11:20AM MDT.
Present were: (KY) Kuan Yin Cindy Pujos-Michel, (NS) Nirtan Carol Ann Sokoloff, (FZ) Fazalunissa Carole Harmon, (JG) Jelaluddin Gary Sill and (DM) David Murray.
Absent: Akbar Lody Kieken
Jelaluddin recited the Invocation
The 2017 Retreat At The Crossing At Ghost River Lodge Proposal to create an Events Program Committee Membership issues Council Term Limits Council Retreat
Our relationship with the the International Sufi Movement
National Retreat 2017
Theme for the 2017 National Retreat at The Crossing At Ghost River" will be "Walking The Path" KY - walks from Inayat Khan could be in the program, also the "healing walk" walk Wazifa and Nature Meditations incorporated JG - A Wazifa might be followed by a walking Fikar co-ordinating with the same Wazifa Evenings will end with the Singing Zikar David will present the mysticism of (UW) Universal Worshop, sacred geometry. He hopes to make it more participatory. KY - suggested outside beside the river Discussion on how Murshid Hidayat evolved the practices and that it might be up to us to advance the practices now. DM - UW can go on too long, but music is an important part. KY - is the event waiver and registration okay? General agreement.
Events Programming Committee
DM - where to go? FZ - a plan to take us into the future, a program for the next 5 years. the committee would bring more variety of costs and locations if there were an overview. KY - inviting our American sisters DM - yes, maybe a leaders retreat with Nuria, Rani and Rabia further discussion needed
Much admiration expressed for the recent National Representatives in the Netherlands report
DM - could there be a poster?
KY - "Walking The Path" Waver and Registration goes to KY and money to FZ.
NS - Rabia has suggested that Nirtan be nominated to be on the PoM Council and DM will circulate thoughts about this to the Council members. DM will also ask Nawab and/or Nuria what the PoM Council does.
Items to be carried forward for the next meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016:
Formation of Events Program Committee Membership issues - dues and event charges SMIC Council Term Limits SMIC Council Retreat
Motion to adjourn, Fazalunissa, Seconded Kuan Yin
Meeting adjourned at 11:30AM PDT and 12:30AM MDT.
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