from quarterly reports 8/8/03 & 11/15/03
Officers: Senior Druid: Norma Hoffman/ Scribe: Ed Chapman/ Pursewarden: Chuck Shupe/ Bard: Jenne Micale/
PO Address: PO Box 1483 Highland Park, NJ 08904/ As of 11/03: 20 paid-up ADF members
Public Events: *5/9/03 - Meditateria - 4 in attendance *5/23/03 Meditateria - 5 in attendance *5/24/03 - Dedicants group II meeting - 6 in attendance *6/6/03 - Meditateria - 4 in attendance *6/21/03 - Summer Solstice ritual - 23 in attendance *6/27/03 - Meditateria - 3 in attendance *7/11/03 - Meditateria - 7 in attendance *7/19/03 - Dedicants group II meeting - 8 in attendance *8/1/03 - Meditateria - 6 in attendance *8/9/03 - Dedicants group III meeting - 11 in attendance *8/15/03 - Meditateria - 5 in attendance *8/16/03 - Lughnassadh Lughau ritual - 31 in attendance *8/29/03 - Meditateria - 4 in attendance *8/30/03 - Ganesha Chathuri workshop - 19 in attendance *9/6/03 - Dedicants II Oath Rite ritual - 6 in attendance *9/7/03 - Sensuality of Fabric workshop - 6 in attendance *9/9/03 - Fall Equinox ritual planning meeting - 5 in attendance *9/12/03 - Meditateria - 5 in attendance *9/13/03 - Fall ritual - 32 in attendance *9/25/03 - Shamanic ritual planning meeting - 4 in attendance *9/26/03 - Meditateria - 6 in attendance *9/27/03 - Shamanic ritual workshop - 16 in attendance *10/10/03 - Meditateria - 7 in attendance *10/11/03 - Dedicants III meeting - 9 in attendance *10/24/03 - Meditateria - 6 in attendance *10/30/03 - Rutgers University Samhain / Day of the Dead Lecture (by Norma) - 13 in attendance *11/1/03 - Samhain ritual planning meeting - 6 in attendance *11/8-9/03 - Samhain ritual and vigil - 44 in attendance for ritual / 12 for vigil *11/10/03 - Feast of Manannan beach ritual - 6 in attendance *11/14/03 - Meditateria - 5 in attendance
Media Outreach: *Event listing on www.othergods.org website with calendar, photos and descriptions of past rituals. Approx. 1,000 hits per month *Event listing on Rutgers University Pagan Student Association calendar *Event listing on The Broom Closet Pagan site *Grove listing on Witchvox Pagan site *Grove listing at NYC Pagan Resource Guide http://www.waningmoon.com/guide *Event invitation mailings sent to GOG mailing list of approx. 92, including other local Groves *Event invitation mailings sent through RUPSA list. *Listed in New Moon New York published guide to Metropolitan Pagan groups *Passed out GOG and ADF flyers at Shapatu of Ishtar festival *Passed out GOG and ADF flyers at Crucible Magick conference *Passed out GOG and ADF flyers at Pagan Picnic *Passed out flyers at Rutgers Samhain lecture *Mentioned in Season of the Witch article in Home News Tribune 10/26/03 - paper got our Grove name wrong... Gone of the Other Gods ... sigh
Other Outreach: *5/19/03 - participated in Hands of Change Covens Shapatu of Ishtar planning meeting - 3 GOG members in attendance *5/31/03 - participated in HOCs Shapatu of Ishtar festival and ritual - 5 GOG members in attendance, 2 with ritual parts *6/7/03 - 4 GOG members gave workshops at Crucible Magick Conference *6/8/03 - participated in Pagan Picnic planning meeting - 2 GOG members in attendance *6/21/03 - 60 cans and boxes collected at Summer Solstice as an offering to the spirit of New Brunswick NJ donated to a local soup kitchen *8/2/03 - participated in Pagan Picnic - 2 GOG members gave workshops, 3 GOG members had parts in community ritual, GOG member built labryinth for picnic *10/30/03 - Rutgers University Samhain / Day of the Dead Lecture (by Norma) - 13 in attendance *10/18/03 - Handfasting ritual performed by Norma with assistance from 3 other GOG members *networked with other local Pagan groups *forwarded announcements for other local groups to GOG mailing list *listed other local Pagan and Pagan-friendly groups and their events on GOGs website.